Blue Marsh Canteen sold, 2 restaurants close to opening, and more

Blue Marsh Canteen gets new name, new owners; two restaurants inch closer to opening; Americana Diner ends 24 hour service

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Virginville Hotel – CLOSED

The Virginville Hotel is a small restaurant serving home cooked favorites in one of Berks County’s smallest villages.

Anthony’s Trattoria

A century ago, people flocked to Carsonia Park. Today, the old beer garden houses Anthony’s Trattoria, and instead of amusement park rides, people are flocking to the area for great Italian food.

As American as Shoofly Pie

Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine is inherently American. That is the message in William Woys Weaver’s “As American as Shoofly Pie,” and the message of the author’s recent talk at the Ephrata Public Library.