The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Some say that eating really good food is a “religious experience.” At The Church Brew Works, they are not far from wrong. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was established in 1902 serving the community for almost 100 years until the doors closed in 1993. The building lay dormant and untouched until the doors reopened…

Full Stomach, Happy Heart La Fiesta, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania

When you leave La Fiesta you will be saying, “Barriga llena, corazón content” which means “Full stomach, happy heart.”  The food is absolutely delicious and the portions are huge!  The atmosphere and music make you feel like you are at a Mexican fiesta and you can’t help but feel jubilant. Seniors and senoritas alike will…

The Salt House: A Funky Gastropub in New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Salt House is relatively new on the restaurant scene in New Hope, Pennsylvania. However, the stone structure is not. The historic building has graced Main Street since 1751. It started as a salt house, where a big winch that still adorns the ceiling upstairs, was used to pull blocks of salt through the double…

Step Back to Simpler Times – Ivy Stone, Osterburg, Pennsylvania

Slick’s Ivy Stone restaurant takes you back to a time when things were simple and home-cooking was the norm.  From the moment you enter you are stepping back to a different era.   Antiques decorate the waiting room.  An old time candy counter is near the checkout area.  The smell of home-cooked food permeates the air. …

El Vez, A “Mex-Eclectic” Spot in Philadelphia

El Vez is the furthest thing from ordinary Mexican fare. As soon as you enter the restaurant, your senses switch on. You immediately notice the flashy Vegas-style decor, with high backed maroon velvet banquettes and a glittery motorcycle floating above the dining room (think a movie set for a retro film). Next, you hear the…

Sprig & Vine, Modern Vegan in New Hope, Pennsylvania

Sprig & Vine is 100 percent vegan; in fact, it’s considered gourmet vegan. There are no animal products used to create the food that comes out of Executive Chef/Owner Ross Olchvary’s kitchen. His aim is to create meals that appeal to all eaters – even meat-eaters. The chef and his team source local ingredients from…

Luke’s Lobster: Fresh and Sustainable Seafood in Philadelphia

Say Philadelphia, and the mind immediately goes to Philly cheesesteaks. What doesn’t come to mind is lobster and seafood in general. Pennsylvania does not have any coastal exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, and there is no Cape Cod or Boston or Bar Harbor in the state. It took a native of Maine to bring the…

Feeling The Love on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Love oozes a cozy charm from the moment you enter the whitewashed brick walls of the dining room.  Vibrant paintings decorate the 100 seat space where dark wood floors and beamed ceilings add to the comfortable warmth. The restaurant’s casual elegance sets the scene for a truly memorable meal. The Love, which opened in 2017,…

KO, Modern Korean Cuisine Newtown, Pennsylvania

KO offers a modern dining experience and a fresh take on classic Korean dishes. The sleek and simple interior of the restaurant belies the sophisticated and innovative menu that combines authentic Korean cuisine with Asian -fusion style small plates, fresh sushi, a myriad of gluten-free and vegetarian options and a full-service bar. There are so…

Pork & Beans, A Creative Pittsburgh Eatery

If you crave Texas-style barbecue or a huge selection of local and craft beers, Pork & Beans is the place for you! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is no stranger to foodie-approved restaurants and Pork & Beans is one of the more popular dining options. A culinary creation of the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, Pork & Beans is one of…