Alebrije

According to Wikipedia.com, an alebrije is a piece of Mexican folk art, a brightly-colored sculpture of a fantastical creature. It’s also a really cool name for a restaurant. Though the name is catchy, it’s the food and the atmosphere that hooks people on a restaurant. The owners of Alebrije must be doing something right to…

PA Dutch Farmers Market of Wyomissing

There are hundreds of farmers markets across the state of Pennsylvania, with dozens of them spread throughout Berks County. From roadside stands to indoor/outdoor markets with 100s of vendors, all of these markets deliver fresh produce, locally raised meats and delicious baked goods. Farmers markets support area farm families, boost the local economy and help…

Berks Food News: January 16, 2014

Rance House Celebrating 40 Years The Circle S Ranch House in Sinking Spring will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with all-day specials on January 28. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the Ranch House will be offering 40% off all dine-in orders on the 28th, including breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. until 9…

CC’s Wooden Grill – CLOSED

CC’s Wooden Grill in Kutztown is now closed. The restaurant went out of business over the summer. The site is now home to Potts’ U, part of the Potts’ Hot Dog franchise based in the Allentown/Bethlehem Area.¬† I was watching an episode of BBQ Pitmasters recently when I heard a quote that stuck with me.…

Recipe: Cap’n Crunch French Toast

If you read my review from the Tom Cat Cafe, you know how much I enjoyed the Dazed and Confused, Fruity Pebble French toast topped with fresh fruit and strawberry sauce. It’s a very sweet, very unique and very delicious dish. If you would like to create your own signature French toast at home, try…

The Tomcat Cafe

  Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. There’s something special about sitting down to a homecooked breakfast of french toast or pancakes, homefries or corned beef hash. Top it off with a big glass of orange juice and you have the perfect start to the day. There’s plenty of places in Berks…

New Brew Pub Planned for West Reading

According to an article in the January 1 Reading Eagle a new brew pub is set to open in West Reading. Chatty Monks Brewing Co. will occupy 610 Penn Avenue, formerly the site of a designer shoe store. The brewery had initially planned to ¬†open on Evans Avenue in Wyomissing, but zoning regulations forced a…