The Black Horse appeases grubbers and guzzlers with upscale tavern fare, specialty microbrews, and a rotating seasonal wine list. The expansive menu includes starters to stir up mouthwatering tsunamis, such as the philly-cheesesteak pierogies ($8) and battered asparagus fries ($6). Carnivorous main courses keep canines working at full chomp, including the braised pork shoulder ($19), or the Eberly Farms chicken breast, enshrouded in plump gnocchi, house bacon, and ancient mystery ($19).
The baristas at Kaffee Prost! serve coffee, specialty beverages, and light fare in a comfortable, art-soaked setting filled with the quivering notes of weekly live music. Coffee and espresso drinks ($1.75–$3.75) made from locally roasted beans pace energetically through the shop, and italian sodas, lemonades, and coolers ($2–$3.50) swagger by in colorful arrangements. Egg sandwiches with ham or bacon ($3.95) give eyelids the protein they need to retain muscle tone and strength in the morning hours, and lunchtime fixings such as the turkey-bacon-avocado sandwich with chips ($6.25) or the homemade tomato-basil soup with a grilled cheese sandwich ($4.95) connect lonely stomachs with semipermanent companions. Hershey’s ice cream ($2.95 for one scoop) and sweet delicacies from Love Handles Pastries pair well with coffee, double as desserts, and triple as fanny-pack fillers.
All big things start small, but few major farms start as small as family-owned Kreider Farms did, with 102 acres of land and only 12 cows. Today, the farm spans more than 2,500 acres and includes approximately 5 million egg-laying chickens, 2,000 cows, and 225 employees. The farm distributes its eggs, milk, and premium ice cream throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and reports that it has become one of the largest egg producers in the state of Pennsylvania. Kreider Farms? wares have been endorsed by multiple chefs, a more meaningful accolade than the cardboard crowns of excellence distributed by fast-food eateries. The farm takes its environmental mission seriously, treating the land with respect and adopting ethical and environmentally responsible practices. Workers happily share their knowledge and story with others during 90-minute farm tours or virtual tours on the website.
Since arranging roe and shrimp atop their first Seattle maki roll in 2001, Blue Pacific Sushi & Grill’s chefs continue to celebrate Asia’s rich culinary history by offering dishes from Korea, China, Japan, and Thailand for lunch and dinner. The kitchen buzzes with chefs forging traditional recipes from ingredients such as New Zealand muscles, soba noodles, and sweet egg, while the artists behind the sushi bar slice and roll up all manner of fresh fish into a nigiri, maki, sashimi, and temaki. Beyond the kitchen, the Pacific-themed dining room whisks eaters under the sea with its faux fish wall decorations, wavy neon lights, and union-contracted krakens hired to lurk beneath each table.
Fiorentino's heirloom Italian menu culls rustic flavors from the Calabrian countryside. Baked lasagna stitches together hot italian sausage, slices of handmade meatballs, fresh basil, and four italian cheeses into a culinary quilt ($12.95), and made-from-scratch spaghetti and meatballs cloaks cravings in a patchwork of rich noodles ($5.95–$9.95). Sample a four seasons pizza with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach ($8.95 for a 10", $13.95 for a 14") or personalize a pie with a bevy of toppings. Fiorentino's light menu, served all day everyday, features paninis, sandwiches, and à la carte pastas with healthy substitutes such as broccoli or whole-grain pastas available to fill in for full-flavored pasta, risotto, or potatoes on extended vacations ($1 extra). Kid-friendly staples such as cheese ravioli ($4.95) appease baby teeth as parents play tug-of-war with the house-cut filet mignon ($22.95).
Carvel, slinging sweet and creamy treats since 1936, serves up soft-serve ice cream, novelty treats, and ice-cream cakes for the casual or the special occasion. Carvel blends top-quality ingredients when crafting its ice-cream cakes, churning out new creations daily ($9.99+). Dessert devotees with design aspirations can customize cakes based on serving size, flavor, and decoration; those averse to artistic pursuits due to traumatic glue-gun mishaps can paste their tongues to specialty ice creams and shakes. Each frosty ice-cream cone ($1.99+) or shake ($3.72+) can be personalized with any combination of 12 Flavor Shotz, which can be used to garnish special snacks or to leave traceable trails of treats when wandering in witch-infested woods. Carvel's frigid creations carry a rich history, which chronicles a humble beginning in a foreign land, a secret formula for a new ice cream, and an answer to the question of how many angels can fit on a scoop of ice cream.