Berks Food News: Renovations and Relocations on the Menu

Steak Shack leaves Body Zone location; Cafe Sweet Street celebrates renovations; Mission BBQ to take over former Hooters; and more Berks Food News.

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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…

Best Pizza: Nonno Alby's

Nonno Alby’s Brick Oven Pizza

For many, food is a family affair. Whether gathering the family around the dinner table at home or at your favorite restaurant or helping your mother or father in the kitchen as they make your favorite recipe, food has a way of bringing families together. The same holds true for restauranteurs, where children are brought…

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…

Bella’s Subs & Pizza

The great thing about pizza is that there is no “right way” to do it. A Yelp search for pizza shows more than 250 results for Berks County, and that means more than 250 different styles of pizza to choose from. Most of the differences are subtle: lighter or heavier sauce, spicier or milder pepperoni,…

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…