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.
The Hurst Familiy has come a long way. Back in 1952, Mom and Pop Hurst, as they're lovingly called, bought a plot of land and established a farm. They hoped to eventually sell the goods from that farm, and in 1974, Oregon Dairy brought that dream to fruition. A lot has changed since then, but their core principles remain the same: farm-fresh products and a family-friendly atmosphere. Plus, there's also a restaurant, playground, and litany of seasonal events, such as concerts in the summer, pumpkin picking in the fall, and patiently waiting for spring in the winter.
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.
Tulsi Indian Restaurant takes its name from the holy basil plant—an herb celebrated in India for its healing properties and rich aroma. Intense, otherworldy flavors and scents permeate each dish, from tender chicken tikka marinated in paprika and yogurt, to lamb rogan josh cooked in a blend of freshly ground spices. Guests dine on South Asian delicacies of seafood, chicken, and lamb with fluffy naan and roti or feast from the extensive vegetarian selection, with dishes of roasted eggplant, veggie stews, and creamy paneer.