Mystery Lifestyle Writer Has 2017 Top Picks

Looking over my travel notes from the past year’s eating, drinking and exploring moments, I began reflecting on what were some places I either discovered for the first time or found myself returning to on a regular basis.

This is not a  “Best of ” list for 2017, but rather some of my top picks within our community and no further than an hour’s drive.

Diner: Blue Ridge Family Restaurant – Harrisburg
British Pub: Quips Pub – Lancaster
Tavern: Harper’s Tavern – Annville
Microbrewery: Pizza Boy Brewing Company – Enola
Winery: Waltz Vineyards Estate WineryManheim
Distillery: Mid-State Distillery – Cameron Street, Harrisburg
Burger & Fries: Port Clinton Hotel – Port Clinton (just north of Cabelas)
Sub: The Sandwich Man – Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg
Coffee: St Thomas Roasters – Linglestown
BBQ: Blazing Swine Barbeque – Wherever you can find them. Tom and Brian Whiston, you guys ROCK!
Mexican: Taco King – Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg
Indian: Bollywood – 2nd Street, Harrisburg
Thai: Chalit’s Thai Bistro – Mechanicsburg
Hotel: Cork Factory Hotel – Lancaster
Breakfast: St. Thomas Restaurant – on the square in Linglestown
Lunch: McGrath’s Pub – Harrisburg
Dinner: Bull’s Head Tavern – Lititz

Just a few thoughts and ideas inspired by my wonderings in 2017.

Until next time,


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