Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Momma B's, Route 30, and Inka Kitchen revisited

Comin round again

So you visit a place and eat and like the food and write about it--then what? You visit again, and sometimes, or at least these three particular times, you find something new.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chambersburg AppleFest (October 17, 2015)

October 17 last weekend was the Chambersburg AppleFest, the sort of tiny town festival most folks take for granted but really shouldn't--aside from the crafts, preserves, carvings, potpourri, good-luck plantings and crystals on display and available for sale there's also (and you know what my focus is and almost always will be) some excellent street food to be had, hot and plentiful and at reasonable prices.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Route 30 Family Restaurant

Route 30 Family Restaurant on 30 just east of I-81 used to be Chris' Country Kitchen, closed down, got bought up by new management and seems brighter and cheerier than before:

Dropped by mainly for breakfast, so that's what I'm focusing on. A little more expensive than the previous  kitchen, but their menu's more ambitious, and the portions as big if not bigger.

The last steak-out

Again from M & M Meats in Jim's Farmers Market, downtown Chambersburg: was gazing longingly at some beautiful ribeyes I spotted through the display glass. Was asked: see anything you like? I said: the ribeye looks great, but the price--$12.99 a pound? I suppose with the cost of beef skyrocketing you can't keep prices the way they were, and--what's that? You're letting me have it for $9.99? Really?

Two steaks then, please, two inches thick each. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Korean Bulgogi House

Back in 2007 I'd visited Jeonju for their Film Festival  and managed to sample a dish called bibimbap. No not a boxing videogame sound effect--a bowl of rice with vegetables meat and sweet chili sauce topped with a fried egg, the national dish of Korea they say but also Jeonju's particular point of pride.

So imagine my surprise four years later when this place opened in my town: Korean Bulgogi House, on 408 West Loudon St., Chambersburg Pa (717 263 0419), opposite the Sheetz gas station. The spot was originally a Salvadorian restaurant (not bad); then a Tex Mex joint (not as distinctive); then decided to abandon the Latin vibe and go Asian--and this was the result.