Local cuisine can provide an authentic taste of the area and convenient directions to the nearest mom-and-pop pie conglomerate. Nosh like a native with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of locally grown dinner fare at Simmeria Café and Bistro in Fleetwood.
Chef Scott Vento employs locally grown, natural ingredients to assemble an eclectic dinner menu brimming with rotating seasonal dishes. Enlist an appetizer, such as gluten-free lollipop lamb chops on a bed of frisée to keep eager molars from revolting and becoming fine-tooth combs ($8.95). Pasta, seafood, and steaks dominate the entree selection, boasting such diverse dishes as the pappardelle carbonara, a summit of peas, wild mushrooms, pancetta, and parmesan cream sauce atop traditional wide noodles ($18). Baked salmon, topped with either saffron or ginger sauce ($19.95), and à la foggia, a melting pot of chicken breast, sweet Italian sausage, spicy cherry peppers, potatoes, and white-wine garlic sauce ($17.95), flavorfully accent Simmeria’s golden-hued walls, outdoor patio, and indoor silverware.
24 E Main St.
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522