In 1989, Dan Gallagher and Dan Smith joined their respective names and began pursuing one common goal: to bring a contemporary alternative to Berks County's dining scene. The 40-seat eatery was successful in the Dans' hands until 2005, when Bill Woolworth and MD. Monir stopped in for dinner, fell in love with the place, and decided to buy it.
Though much of the space's original charm remains intact, the new owners gussied up the decor with white tablecloths and floral arrangements, and they solicited the help of executive chef Jason Hook to lighten the rotating menu. Jason draws on his experience studying in France and working at The Four Seasons in New York to craft healthful, contemporary French- and Californian-inspired dishes. In every preparation, he highlights the ingredients' natural tastes, often pairing local cuts of meat and poultry with fresh, seasonal ingredients and luxurious flourishes such as truffles or Lamborghini-scented foam.
Hook, Woolworth, and Monir also frequently evaluate their wine selections to ensure that they pair well with the evolving menu, which changes every week. While sipping glasses of red or white, diners can question servers about the building's rich history in the Penn's Common Historic District. Before the restaurant settled into the space, it was inhabited by an old-style soda dive, a prison doctor's home, and a grassland populated with roaming dinosaurs.
When you stay at Holiday Inn Morgantown/Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 298 in Morgantown, you'll be within the vicinity of Maple Grove Raceway. This hotel is within the region of Sovereign Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 188 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Morgantown? This hotel has 6000 square feet (540 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom.
The 200-year-old stone walls of Christine’s Creekside Inn sheltered an 18th-century grist mill, a knitting mill, and a Prohibition-era speakeasy before hosting executive chef and owner Doug Delong. This is a second homecoming for Delong, who was one of the original chefs here during the early 1990s when the restaurant was called Old Mill Inn. After an apprenticeship at the Green Hills Inn to study American and French cuisine, Delong returned to restore the elegance of the restaurant and pour two decades of experience into his hearty meat- and seafood-focused cuisine. Italian taste dominates the menu, so veal and chicken are draped in traditional sauces with lemon and capers, artichokes, or marsala wine to complement their tiny borsalino hats. Steaks are hand-cut from certified Angus beef and pair nicely with wine or a microbrew from the diverse list of 14 bottled beers.
Delicate iron chandeliers descend from timber beams in the peaked ceiling, but their soft glow seems unnecessary against a wall of arched windows that reach nearly two stories on their tippy toes. The broad hall exudes both cathedral grandeur and country charm, making it suitable for an elegant night out or a wedding reception.
Savory aromas of thick beef patties seep through the large windows of Spuds, beckoning sidewalk strollers with the promise of hearty, house-made hamburgers. The restaurant's extensive menu reads like an edible drama series, starting with the 8-ounce grilled Angus ($5.49) before introducing exciting French-speaking characters with the ham- and provolone-heavy cordon bleu burger ($7.19). The Cowboy burger, like all of Spud's burgers, is accompanied by fresh-cut fries, although it is the only burger to be charbroiled and smothered in barbecue sauce ($7.69). Those who consume every last morsel of the 3-pound Beast burger ($19.99) will receive a Spuds shirt or hat, a gift card, and a framed picture of themselves to donate to the Smithsonian.
Beneath the bright arrow that pivots around Tack's small sign, the quaint facade protects the home of a host of well-loved sandwiches, housemade sides, and famous Cream Smoothie sodas. Daily specials include hot dog Tuesdays and dollar cheeseburgers—which have one-dollar bills for lettuce—all day Saturday. These specials join a lineup of hot sandwiches and even a kids menu.
Russo Gourmet Foods Market culls epicurean goods from Italian markets and family-owned olive groves while assisting in halting hunger with a variety of gourmet sandwiches. Guests can peruse Russo's internationally themed selection of pantry-accentuating treasures, including imported Italian pastas ($2.59+) and olive oils ($5.95+), or guests can conveniently hand pluck groceries such as meat, poultry, dairy, and produce. At the in-store café, guests can savor a gourmet panini ($2.95 half, $5.25 whole), providing hungry shoppers the energy to shop longer or eat another panini. Russo also stocks a full line of deli chesses ($3.75+/lb.) and imported goods.