After years of dealing with well-meaning relatives and restaurants with no veggie-friendly options but salad and gigantic Portobello mushrooms, Rebecca is excited to share her hard-won recipes, nutrition tips and restaurant dining advice with both fellow herbivorous and omnivorous Central PAers alike.
Technical difficulties have kept me from updating More than Mushrooms for a while, for which I apologize. However, I have still been eating delicious vegetarian food out-and-about town and at home, so the posts are forthcoming!
Last week I ate out at the new Hazel Street location of Springhouse Brewery in Lancaster. The dining area and bar are all in one big room together, and the exposed wood, high ceiling, and suspended Edison lightbulbs create a really nice atmosphere. I'm not a beer person myself, so I was more interested in the food and the experience, and for the most part neither disappointed. I had the spent grain burger, which came on a potato bun dressed with arugula and pimento cheese spread. It was a flavorful combination, and while I love a well-made black bean burger, it's nice to have something different for a change.
The chips on the side of the plate left something to be desired. They were crispy and fine, but nothing I couldn't have bought in the snack aisle at Giant. I also sampled the french fries, which are done in the style of what you'd get at a county fair: thin and brown on the outside. Some were stiff and crunchy and some were squishy. Several people in my party like those kind of fries and were pleased, but I prefer my fries to be crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, so they were not my favorite.
Overall was a really pleasant dining experience, and my friends loved the beer!
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