Steak Shack Leaves Body Zone

The Steak Shack has moved out of its location inside Body Zone in Spring Township. Early last year, a second location opened in the parking lot of the former SureFine along Penn Ave. in Sinking Spring, and according to the restaurant’s Facebook page, Shack owner Eryk Ceranowski is now working at that location.

Cafe Sweet Street Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Cafe Sweet Street in Reading celebrated its grand re-opening on October 29 after a series of renovations and expansion. An outdoor terrace and new pizza oven highlight the changes to the cafe, located at the headquarters of Sweet Street Desserts. The cafe is open weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings Project Moves Forward

The planned Buffalo Wild Wings at the Berkshire Mall took another step forward when the Wyomissing Borough Council approved the transfer of a liquor license from a Reading establishment, according to an article in the October 15 Reading Eagle. The proposed restaurant will be built on vacant space in the Berkshire Mall parking lot.

Mission BBQ Moving at Former Hooters

Mission BBQ is set to take over the former Hooters location in Wyomissing, according an article from the October 22 Reading Eagle. Mission BBQ offers a simple menu of barbecued meats like brisket, chicken and ribs with sides like mac-n-cheese and baked beans. The property that Mission BBQ takes over has been vacant since the franchisee closed Hooters in 2013 amid financial difficulties.

Two Major Food Events Set for Weekend

Area foodies will have plenty to chew on this Sunday in Berks County with a pair of food-centric events. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Temple Oheb Sholom in Wyomissing will be holding their annual Jewish Food & Cultural Festival, where they will be serving a sampling of traditional Jewish cuisine. Also on Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Hamburg Area School District is hosting its fourth annual Iron Chef Competition. The Hamburg Iron Chef is the longest-running culinary contest of its kind in the area. In addition to the cooking challenge, more than 25 different food vendors will be offering free samples.

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