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Food & Festivals: Greek Food Bazaar

It’s not uncommon to see a Berks County church hosting a food festival. Throughout the year, you can find peach festivals, strawberry festivals, blueberry festivals, and more. At the very least, just about every church will host a public dinner at some point throughout the year. At Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, they…

Berks Food News: Long-time restaurant closes

Risser’s Family Restaurant closes Risser’s Family Restaurant in Stouchsburg has closed its doors after 35 years in business. The news came last week via an article in the Reading Eagle and comes on the heels of the passing of namesake owner Ernie Risser in early September. The business remained open temporarily, closing on September 26 for a family…

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Food & Festivals: Oktoberfest at Reading Liederkranz

Germany is my blood. Like so many Berks Countians, I can trace my family history back to the Fatherland. Before we were Pennsylvania Germans, we were just Germans. One night every year, I take the time to celebrate my family heritage with a visit to the Oktoberfest celebration at the Reading Liederkranz. Though it is…

Berks County Eats launches Facebook page

Berks County Eats is proud to announce the launch of our brand new Facebook page! In addition to the weekly restaurant reviews and special features like “Unique Eats” and our Food & Festival reviews, the new page allows us to share food news as it happens as well as share additional food-related content from around…

Berks Food News: County Restaurant Scene Continues to Grow

P.J. Whelihan’s is latest chain coming to Berks New Jersey-based P.J. Whelihan’s is gearing up to open its first Berks County restaurant. Signs outside the former Toscani restaurant in Spring Township announce the coming of the sports bar franchise which has 14 locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Currently, the closest locations are Allentown,…

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Frank & Diannah’s Arbor Inn

When looking for a new place to try, there is no shortage of places to find information. Sites like Urbanspoon, Yelp and Trip Advisor are invaluable when looking for a new place you may have overlooked. On a recent Thursday night, I found myself searching Trip Advisor for ideas. With 84 reviews and an average…