In 1772, soldier, scholar, and businessman Andrew McMinn saw the need for a way station for travelers, so he opened his home to those with coin. The building served as a base for General Francis Murray during the Revolutionary War, and has passed through the hands of generations of owners, ultimately taking on the name The Temperance House. Whatever its title or whoever its proprietors are, the location has provided a place to meet, eat, and plot against the British throughout its 200-year lifespan. The current managing couple, Carlene and Pasquale Deon, enhances the building's rustic charm with fully restored décor to preserve the historically rich interior. Their chefs craft menus that blend culinary styles from France, Asia, and Italy into an international menu of fine eats that includes everything from kimchi rolls to gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella. :m]]
Located in Bensalem (Bensalem - Trevose), Holiday Inn Philadelphia NE - Bensalem is close to Parx Casino and Racetrack and Franklin Mills Mall. This hotel is within the vicinity of Neshaminy State Park and Saint Mary Medical Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 121 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-panel televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and a television in the lobby.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Chef Francisco Argueta’s love for Italian cooking doesn't just stretch across his 20-year culinary career—it stretches across three area restaurants: Francisco's on the River, Florentino's, and Mamita's. In contrast with the pastoral setting of Francisco's, Florentino's embraces the antique charm and gourmand poltergeists of historic downtown Newtown. Here, Chef Francisco builds a solid foundation of classic red, wine, and cream sauces, draping them over entrees of lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi, and eggplant parmigiano. Tradition isn't everything at Florentino's; Chef Francisco has been known to switch things up with plates of mango-salsa salmon and lunches of pesto burgers and filet mignon sandwiches.
At Dean Casmirri's Colonial Inn, the downstairs patio and overhanging four seasons deck both overlook a creek with a little waterfall. Guests can take in the scenic views while dining on the restaurant's American bar and grill food, which includes 15 different burgers, pastas such as housemade lasagna, and comfort foods such as roast turkey with stuffing.
Equally abundant is entertainment. Karaoke, trivia, and bingo nights fill the already crowded event calendar (which features live music three nights a week), and bar games such as darts, horseshoes, and billiards allow patrons to take out their competitiveness on something other than the food.
Locally sourced vegetables, meats, and fish are the stars at this unassumingly elegant eatery, which has been open for nearly two years. Taking fresh asparagus, sea scallops, and wild mushrooms from area purveyors such as Shady Brook Farm and Hesh Seafood, chef-owner Justin Kaplan creates seasonal dishes that will fill diners' plates, bellies, and dream journals—in that order. Justin's menu changes frequently as he brainstorms new and innovative dishes that will sate his patrons' appetites.
Tomato sauce basks in lochs of extra-virgin olive oil atop the tomato pie, a thin-crust creation that Pomodoro’s channels from the osterias of Italy. Sicilian-style and mozzarella-spotted margharita pies round out the menu’s pizza selection alongside a variety of Italian cuisine, from gourmet pastas and handheld paninis to desserts such as homemade profiteroles. Crimson walls reflect off Formica tabletops within the cozy dining room, where an exhibition kitchen enables diners to view the chefs’ culinary prowess or to engage them in games of peekaboo.