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    Preserving the tradition of good conversation over a beautifully crafted meal. Food is everything . Sharing it with the ones you care about about is love.
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    Outside the District

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  1. Meet a Legendary Butcher I literally squealed like a Berkshire pig when I read this in my Instagram feed. Tickets are an incredible value starting at $27, and for $52 you can meet the infamous butcher. Caputo Brothers Creamery really nailed it. They are hosting the event. Mark your calendars for Jan 14th. This is a must for any gourmand. Hope to see you there! You know I got my ticket!! Food groupie, kat
  2. Please Introduce Yourselves

    I had no idea a simple inquiry to get to know the people of DC would span this long. It warms my heart everytime I read up on the thread, and see this thriving community engage in conversation that starts off with a common love for food, but flourishes into so much more. Welcome to the community, Yhippa! Feelin' the love, kat
  3. Dining in South-Central Pennsylvania

    I love to eat. This is no surprise. I also love to share spots that I enjoy with the masses, in hopes that they take my review, and visit said restaurant. York is where I grew up, and have returned to. There are plenty of some what good restaurants. The issue I have with spots in this town is that they make a great first impression, but when I return for another meal, not so much. Does this happen in the DMV as well? Consistency is not their strong suit here. I've been to a few pop- ups that I raved about, but it was short lived. Am I too picky? Is my palate high maintenance? Asking for a friend, kat
  4. I stumbled upon intel that Pizza Beddia will not be shutting its doors entirely. A group of investors are interested in expanding Beddia's 40 dough max, operation. He is slightly apprehensive about the partnership, but at the end of the day, he wants to do more than sling dough. So maybe, just maybe, DonRocks will find his way to Fishtown, sans salacious persuasion. Daytrippin, kat
  5. Dining in Lancaster

    9 Surprisingly good food citie you need to visit! Lancaster, Pa made the cut!
  6. There are several craft breweries as well as craft distillers that have popped up all over Central PA. I am in agreement that as far as the food program goes, Millworks, by leagues, surpasses Troegs. Millworks takes full advantage of seasonal offerings to craft their extensive menu. The service is well versed in all of the brews, and enthusiastically pairs them with their menu. The best time to go in my opinion, is an event tapped 3rd in the Burg. An event that offers attendants to meet artists, as well as engage in the best Harrisburg has to offer in Arts& Culture. Who knew so much was located right here in Central PA? Keystone Proud, Kat
  7. Thanks for the intel. I will make my way there soon! Speaking of places to hit in the Philadephia area, have you been to to Easton, Pa? I stumbled upon a great spot, well actually a market. Easton Public Market . Its incredible. I'll will stop over on my way to Philly. Will travel for food, kat
  8. I recently attended a book signing for Pizza Camp. This is a cookbook that Joe Beddia authored, and a foreward is written by Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetite. He is originally from Lancaster, Pa. Lancaster culitvates good food, as well as great food people. I have been meaning to make a trip to Pizza Beddia. I will report back with my take. Hungry for 'za, kat
  9. Dining in South-Central Pennsylvania

    So sorry for the delay in my response, but to answer your question, I have not been to Bel Paese in several years. Its was one of my favorites, and I need to add it back in my rotation. There are two other Italian restaurants that I may reccomend that I have dined at on multiple occasions. Moonlight in Dover is most definitely worth the trip, as well as Tutoni's on North George St. The market you speak of is New Eastern Market on the east end of town. Wonderful selections of what local purveyors have to offer fill that building every Friday afternoon. You should certainly make an effort to visit Bel Paese, and report back! I look forward to reading your review! - kat
  10. Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    At least at Tysons II there is valet. BTW, its complimentary if you are dining inside the mall. Tysons is free too. Free parking for all, kat
  11. Pop-Up Restaurants

    Taste Test : A Pop Up Reimagined I wrote about these several pop ups a few months ago. Taste Test now has a brick & mortar in the Royal Square neighborhood of York city. They serve a delicious selection of goods ranging from muffins to bagels sourced from Brooklyn. While you are indulging on those amazin' pastries, you can sip on an espresso-based beverage drawn from La Colombe coffee beans. Anyone who knows, knows La Colombe. The location will serve as a cafe offering free wifi, and home to future pop ups. There are two listed so far, with many more to follow. The kitchen" incubator" will provide a place to mentor,& facilitate successful food businesses. Students, and advisors from York College Department of Hospitality will serve as a bridge of both support& mentorship. This could possibly launch a new model for urban revitalization. I will certainly be following their progress. Bravo to York City! Hometown proud, kat
  12. I appears that you read the NY Post. The dining revitilazation has also been equated to" New Portlandia", if you read Paste. All good, if thats whats bring travelers to Lancaster. The city has seen an influx of artist, musicians, culinary talent(I may add have roots in Lancaster), as well as humanitarians that will no doubt receive recognition on the national stage. Locals travel away from their hometown for many reasons. I have been away for nearly twenty five years. I am home. My intent is to bring Central Pa their due. One bite at a time. I have cherished memories here in PA, and look forward to making countless more. Perhaps, I may become the food voice of Central Pa. Dare to dream. Dreamer, kat
  13. Please do!! There are so many amazing choices. POUR on Prince, The Pressroom, John Jeffries, Ma(i)son, Luca,Square Coffee, Passenger, Barberet Bistro& Bakery, Silantra,Thistle Finch Distillery, and I could go on & on. I lived in the District for many years, and my expectations have been set high. All of these places are contenders even among DC's, as well as NY's finest. If you find your way back, please let me know. Ill be more than happy to be your guide to all things delicious in Lancaster County. Food Guide, kat