struggling with design of a new site. The summer has flown by. Will get a
few new reviews up as soon as possible.
a great afternoon sitting in one of the area's best taverns, The
Denver House has returned. Opens at 4PM.
Rumor is that
Clay's Wahtney's has been sold and will soon reopen.
Even though I
was in a rush I tried my first St Boniface brand beer on the patio
at the Black Angus.
Alpenhof to the RIP Page
CROWN OF EXCELLENCE has been awarded to Slammers (3/19/11) -
was a blast and generated several reviews: Champions (always
a favorite and now seemingly smoke free?!?), Trooper Thorn's,
Rumorz ( new establishment, first review ), Barbon's,
Slammers and even the now closed Alpenhof (all
Berks County, PA) and Lancaster County's Molly's Pub,
O'Hallorans, Stubby's and the brand new
The Brewery Inn to the RIP Page.
Corner House is in distress with its pending sale and departure of
its owners. A recent stop yielded some cold German beer and a decent
meal. I hope this place can hang on.
My recent trip up Rt 183 yielded a great find in Bernville's Eagle
Hotel (and a decent time at Blue Marsh Canteen as
well) (Berks Co, PA)
all of the Alpenhof is gone and its now operating under a
Massachusetts sent a great review of a stop he made at Cocalico
Tavern (Lancaster Co). Glad to hear that this traveler had a good
time in our neck of the woods
time go? Half way through February already and St Patrick's Day is
now only a month away!
'discovery' in Wernersville - Paradise By The Slice and an
update on Johnny & Hon's in Robesonia (both Berks County,
A nice review
has been posted on the Bullshead Pub (Lititz, Lancaster
County) Apologies for taking forever to get it posted.
Try a 22oz
cold one at Inn 74 (Perry County)
froze to death at Kaley's Korner (Reading, Berks Co)
morning stop at Lancaster's Shamrock
also chimed in with comments on the White Swan.
Tom from Los
Alamitos, California (and a native of PORT Carbon - I've got a serious
mental block about PORT vs MOUNT Carbon!) sent a nice email correcting my
review of Pep's Pub. I had it listed as PORT Carbon. He also noted this:
Mount Carbon has also had one of
the youngest mayors in history, Mayor Jeffrey Dunkel was sworn in as mayor
when he was only 18 years old.
The borough is considering merger with the City of
Pottsville. Merger was shot down by the residents and the borough has been
making financial progress since new council took the helm.
weighs in on the White Swan. Interesting review and
OK, I stopped
at the White Swan and my initial impression is a thumbs
down. Read why.
tipsters reported that the White Swan (Rothsville, Lancaster
County) was reopening on Monday 9-22. Its awesome that the new owners have
painted it white and I want to stop by soon. No word yet on how things
White Oak Inn in Shermans Dale (Perry County, PA) was WAY larger
than I thought it would be when I stopped by on a recent Sunday afternoon.
Hideaway is still a hideaway and Oliver the owner is still on
duty. I wonder how many tourists ever find this smoky treasure?
awhile I find a true treasure - The Woods Creek Grill (Lickdale,
Lebanon County) is just that. More photos and thoughts on my
soon-to-be next visit.
My first trip
to the Black Forest Fire Company's Chili Festival produced reviews of
Hotel Manor and the Black Forest Inn
(both in Lycoming County)
with the July tip and stopped at Mike's Tavern. Wow!
DC sends a
nice review of Mike's Tavern [Reading, Berks Co, PA ].
Makes me want to go there right now.
Hotel [ Columbia, Lancaster Co ] is undergoing a big interior re-do.
I don't like it - too clean and bright. The latest Page 1 Girl, Tiffany,
was hard at work during a recent visit. She has one of the most unique piercings I have ever seen.
Swan [ Rothsville, Lancaster County ] is again headed toward a
reopening. The best news of all is this business has returned to the
correct color - WHITE! The coolest thing is it sounds like the name may
remain the same.
our friend Bart Hannahoe, the long-time caretaker of the legendary
Hannahoe's Grave service. I will post his obituary here soon.
here and several volunteer field reviewers are hard at work. All
that great info will be posted soon!
from O'Neals Pub (Schuylkill County, PA) sent along updated info on their
hours (now Tues 4-9
wing night and limited menu and Wed through Sat 11a-10p)
shenanigan's with reports from Lancaster's Molly's Pub and
Reading's Barbon's, Trooper Thorns and Slammers.
not that far from Reading but it is a town I have rarely visited.
Reviews of two Montgomery County pubs will soon go up - the Olde
Gold Tavern and Jack Cassidy's Irish Pub
sends his thoughts from the field on two Berks County, PA taverns:
Cousins Pub and McArdles Pub. One negative experience and
one positive - see what he thought!
a nice review of the Corner House (Reading, Berks Co, PA).
Makes me want to eat there soon!
investigating a promising new local band, The Kilmaine Saints, I saw they
will be playing at the Pub Dunegal in Mt Joy.
Why the Tilted Kilt is now known as the (oddly spelled)
Pub Dunegal will have to be something I research soon.
A recent meeting took me to Al's Diamond Cabaret.
Read my thoughts in my new review.
B&N and picked up a copy of Berks County Living. They decided not
to use a photo of the painting I had commissioned (instead relying on a
shot of the painting that hangs in the Peanut Bar). The one page
article does an OK job of summarizing the Hannahoe's Grave service - and
it closes with a mention of this website. I will ask them if I can include
a copy on the Hannahoe page.
Mmm mmm good lunch at the Reinholds Tavern (or whichever of
its many names you choose to use - Lancaster Co, PA)
The Black Horse (Adamstown, Lancaster Co, PA) is as cozy as
ever but minus the fantastical spicy mustard that always graced the bar
Posted a snowy photo of the former Denver House. This was
one of the best old-fashioned pubs around. RIP
Ceremony at Hannahoe's Grave will be featured in the March 2010 issue of
Berks County Living magazine (www.berkscountyliving.com).
They may be using a photograph of the painting that was commissioned to
honor old Tom.
BEDS offers brief thoughts on a recent visit to Cafe Waldorf
(Reading, Berks Co PA)
of Patsy Fagan's Irish Pub (Lebanon, Lebanon County, PA). I really
liked this place and the owner was hard at work behind the bar.
White Swan (Lancaster Co,
PA) - sounds like it is DOA