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.
As live music reverberates through the elegant dining area and lounge, plates of contemporary and classic Asian dishes parade out from the kitchen. Sushi knives chop up fresh fish into specialty maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri; grills sizzle up rib-eye teriyaki; and pots simmer with piquant curries. Patrons cheers to a full bar of specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and saki, sipping at the sushi-bar seating as they watch the chefs slice and dice, or relaxing at tabletops lining the sleek dining room, piano lounge, and outdoor patio. Further entertaining the senses, the restaurant hosts live performers each night, who are only sometimes coin-operated chimps playing miniature cymbals.
For more than 25 years, the Chesapeake Crab Connection’s fleet has ventured out into deep waters in pursuit of the region's sweet and succulent hard-shell blue crabs. After reaching the shore, fishermen ship the steamed, frozen, and live crustaceans throughout the country alongside fresh fish, lobsters, shrimp, clams, and oysters. Crab mallets, festive crab-printed paper, and oyster knives supplement feasts, and freshly prepared seafood lump cakes and soups reduce the time spent fishing for your family’s dinner every night.
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.