For more than 15 years of her 30-year culinary career, Lisa Foust has invited diners to gather around the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace of her namesake caf?. Here, she and her trusted culinary team craft classics, from grilled chicken crowned with crabmeat, to burgers with your choice of more than 20 fixings, including horseradish and feta cheese. The build-your-own vibe spills over to Lisa?s three-egg omelets, which can arrive with nearly 25 fillings such as salmon and hot peppers.
Winner's Circle Saloon & Grille carries on the traditions of the Wild West with lively music and an extensive menu of Western-inspired American favorites. Limber chomping muscles for a marathon meal with starters such as Western Round Up fries, where hand-cut potato slices are topped with a mighty triumvirate of cheese, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing ($6). Then sample from Winner’s Circle’s Sandwich Wagon, featuring the Circle Roll Up, which smothers fried chicken tenders with lettuce, tomato, cheddar, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing in a soft tortilla shell blanket ($8). Cavernous appetites will enjoy the brisket platter, a slow-roasted beef brisket basted with Winner's Circle's own JimiJam glaze and sliced thin, making it especially useful for jimmying locks or creating elegant beef brisket origami ($18). While noshing on flavorful bites, wash tongues clean with a selection of 10 draughts, including Budweiser and Guinness, or pick from a list of bottled domestic and imported beers.
One glance at the exposed brick and stone that surrounds you at Gas Station Kitchen and Bar?itself a former gas station?and it's clear you're feasting inside a gastropub. But Chef Forest Dunlap's complex flavors don't make that deduction so easy. His Maryland crab-cake sliders and old-bay chips transport you to a classic New England seafood shack, and his wood-fired pizzas conjure up visions of Italy with toppings such as goat cheese and balsamic reduction. He also uses a house smoker to summon Southern comforts, creating dishes such as the pork platter?a medley of smoked pork shoulder, pork belly, and housemade sausage.
To complement the kitchen's eclectic servings, head bartender Gary Weisinger pours a variety of international and domestic brews, including several from Hershey's own Troegs Brewing Company. On the cocktail front, he sticks to the classics, such as daiquiris, singapore slings, and rum runners, which were once the official drink of America's least successful track team. Along with these meals, Gas Station hosts frequent events, such as live music, beer launches, and Irish dances, to entertain patrons until its 2 a.m. closing time.
Hometown Family Restaurant has an extra-cozy feel and the cooking is just as homey, kicking off breakfast with stacks of pancakes and omelets stuffed with turkey, bacon, and plenty of cheese. Later in the day, chefs serve guests hot beef sandwiches smothered in gravy, housemade meatloaf, and haddock fillets peppered with paprika butter. And if diners are too stuffed from generous meal portions to order dessert, they can pick something up at the onsite bakery, where chocolate cakes with peanut-butter icing, apple-crumb pies, cream puffs, and other delectables are made fresh each day.