Supper that we’d planned on having tonight wasn’t working out today so we decided to try something from the new Time 2 Eat place that just opened a week or so ago. I got a cheese steak. That’s my test of a new place to see what they call a cheese steak. The one I got today was just an amazing cheese steak. One of the best I’ve had here in Lancaster county.
We love going to J.B. Dawson’s for their ribs and have really missed them during the pandemic. Every single time we’ve gotten the ribs their they’re always fall off the bone and taste great. Their options for sides aren’t really something I’m thrilled with but the cole slaw is good. The thing that that throws me off is they have three different price levels for them and even in the most expensive ones there’s not much I’m really thrilled with.
One nice thing about living here in Lancaster County is sometimes you see stands selling fresh fruits or vegetables. There are still some farms around here that haven’t been sold out to development yet but I’m sure that’s only matter of time. There’s one stand on East Main Street that we typically get stuff from different times. I could be wrong but something is making me think they may be Amish.
It’s Friday and two week’s past our second shot so in following the CDC’s guidelines we know we shouldn’t have any problems. Well I have known that I was safe since I recovered from COVID myself back in December. It did me no harm at all to be taking extra precautions though to protect others. Today we decided we would walk to Joy’s and eat it there and we were glad we did.
It’s Friday so we did our normal thing and got our takeout from Joy’s Tavern. We’ve been enjoying their takeout food and drinks since spring. The food is always good and their sauce for the onion rings is just amazing! Today I got a burger for a change. I’ve been getting cheese steaks but I wanted something different today so I ended up with the burger. It has peppers and stuff on it and it’s really tasty.
I have no idea why it popped into my mind this morning but I had the sudden urge to get a pork roll and cheese sandwich and eat it. I can’t really think of seeing that available around here but if I did get it then it was nothing to write home about. I used to get these often at either the Colonial Deli on the way to the community college or at the cafeteria there.
My girlfriend has been wanting Black licorice ice cream forever since she loves ice cream and black licorice. I personally made fun of her saying it sounds disgusting and that’s why we could never find it. Finally I found it at icecreamsource.com so I paid entirely too much to get a pint shipped. I understand why it cost so much now after seeing how it was packaged in a cooler and dry ice.
We’ve gotten food and drinks from Joy’s Tavern for our weekly eating out night for the past few weeks. The food each time has been awesome. Other than last week (our own fault waiting 15 minutes for slushies) the food has been hotter and fresher than many of the other places we’ve been getting takeout during the whole pandemic thing. They actually have pretty good cheese steaks. The best part about it is they don’t call them Philly cheese steaks!
A couple of years ago we discovered that little dippers in Mount Joy has Penn State Creamery ice cream. We went there far too often the last two summers after discovering that they had the Penn State ice cream and just how good that stuff is. It’s easily some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. They have unique flavors and they have neat names for a lot of them.
We don’t get pizza all that often but when we do, we typically get Two Cousins Pizza since they have the drive through. We’d go other places to dine in but obviously with the whole pandemic that’s not even an option if we wanted it to be. Anyways Molly got home from work pretty late so we decided to grab a pizza and chill on the patio with an adult beverage since it was such a nice evening.
They were on sale so we picked up to boxes of blueberries when we were at the store last week. I just now got around to eating them and unlike most times they were sweet and had an awesome blueberry flavor. It brought back good memories of being a kid or even an adult going to eight bees and playing in the woods. When they were ripe I’d spend lots of times eating blue berries straight off the blueberry bushes.
One thing that is hard to find if not impossible to find up here is a legit cheese steak. The one local pizza place had some decent enough ones. They always smelled like a legit pizza place too. When you walk in you could smell the heaven of what a legit pizza place should smell like. Sadly the owner sold it and while it’s still decent it’s been slowly declining
We decided to head over to Harvey’s BBQ for supper tonight. We both love their pulled pork and the brisket is awesome too. I get that a often myself but wanted something a little bit different than the usual. I was actually considering a burger or something like that. Our server mentioned their specials, one of which was their southern lasagna which she said was pulled pork or brisket layered with BBQ sauce and mac and cheese.
Ever since I was a baby.. or at least a toddler and could eat that sort of thing loved potato chips with cream cheese. The first time Molly tried it she didn’t really like like it. She likes chips with that dip bullshit. That’s when I learned chips with cream cheese is apparently a Philly thing? I’ve tried chips with the dip and I didn’t care for it myself, maybe it’s because the flavor didn’t meet my expectations.
As this is the time of the year that would have been getting closer to my dad’s birthday and also the time of the year he dies suddenly it’s had me thinking a lot and remembering a lot of thing growing up. One of those things that I always have fond memories of is getting pizza from Luca Pizza that was in the Woodhaven mall. That was really the only “going out to eat” we did growing up since the money wasn’t there.
We’ve been meaning to get back to this place for a while but we like to walk and the weather’s been quite uncooperative for that. Today it worked out that we went over there and I am glad we did. Normally I get the pulled pork or beef brisket which have both always been amazing. Today the special was Ribs with a specialty sauce. I decided to try the ribs and I’m very glad I did.
We love going to Rosie’s Tavola for supper once in a while. Not as often as we’d like but it helps us appreciate it more when we do go. We’ve never had bad food there. I’ve had 5 or 6 different things since they’ve been open and It’s always Excellent. It’s one of our favorite places to go on our go out to eat night.
It’s surprising to me how rarely you see soft pretzels around here. Growing up in the suburbs of Philly most stores usually had soft pretzels readily available. My dad would usually buy us one at Bounds beer distributor. Wawa had them all the time. The news stand at city line had them, lottery tickets and I think cigarettes and obviously news papers.. When I went to the eye hospital we got the bus from there and I usually bought a pretzel from him.
We’re having chicken pot pie for supper today. Not the stuff you get in the store. The Amish kind with the home made noodles. If you’ve never had it you have to try it. It’s starting to smell good. I really do like Molly’s pot pie better than the store bought kind even though I like that too. It’s interesting how they are completely different things but have the same name.