Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar

Over 80 years ago,  Jimmie Kramer began offering free peanuts to the patrons at his cafe along Penn Street on the west side of Reading. Today, Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar is a local institution. Empty peanut shells litter the floor, and it takes a conscious effort not to look every time you hear a crunch…

Welcome to Eat Up, Berks County!

Welcome to all those who have stumbled upon Eat Up, Berks County! I’m no food expert, just a regular guy who loves to eat. In this space I hope to take everyone on a culinary tour of Berks County, PA. Reading and Berks County are a place of diverse cultures, and that diversity is reflected in…