Eating in the Poconos?
My boyfriend and I were thinking of taking a day trip to the Poconos. Probably lunch on the way (from Philly), dinner there, and back. Do you have any suggestions? Also, if you want to tell this West Coast transplant that the Poconos are not the best way to get out of Philly for a day, I'd really appreciate any alternatives. Since we're moving soon and we're going to the shore next weekend, we wanted to stay in-state and see as much of PA as we can.
Also another suggestion for traveling in PA is the Bucks County Wine Trail. I did this with the GF last year and it was really nice. Our first stop was Peace Valley Vineyard. We tasted wine and then picked grapes in the vineyard. It was almost biblical; we felt like we were Adam and Eve. We ended things in New Hope. Bucks County with its rolling hills, open spaces, and lush greenery can be very beautiful.
Stay away from Barley Creek Brewpub in Tannersville. I ordered a burger medium. It came out and I bit into it. It wasn't just pink in the middle; it had ice flakes. The bar salsa & chips (how do you get this wrong) tasted cheap (was there high fructose corn syrup in the chips?). The beer is ok with best being the brown and the IPA (Note: The Black Lager is weak and Barley wine is insipid).
I've had a few of the other apps and entrees and nothing was special. On top of it the music was classic rock and mainstream 80s: John Cougar Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Steve Miller, Phil Collins, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart . . .
Oh Lord, deliver me from the Poconos!
check out the Power House...it is housed in an old Power staton that was also at one time a sanitarium....the food is fairly good....portions are large and I recommend the "European Chicken"...which is spinach, prosciutto, and cheese...crisp chicken.....
The restaurant is quite good, in relation to what's there....the rest. is located on the White Haven exit off of the 80........