ISO Intercourse or Bird in Hand Sandwiches & Pie
My Doctor said I need to drop forty pounds and get my blood pressure down a little bit. I need to spend some time out of the rat race of Los angeles and in the countryside. Hearing the clip-clop of horses' hooves crossing the planks of a Covered Bridge someplace in Lancaster County should be helpful. But down-home cooking must also be part of my therapy session. Any ideas for where to go near Intercourse or Bird in Hand, PA for some healthy sandwiches, some Shoofly Pie and Whoopee Pie? I know, I hear what you are thinking, but just-a-taste -- not the whole pie..
Jeet: Lancaster, Bird-in-hand and Intercourse are not exactly the kinds of locales I'd frequent If I wanted to lose some poundage. Down home cookin' there heavy on the carbs and fats, so "healthy PA Dutch" is an oxymoron.
You might want to visit Yelp. I know, I know, it has a lousy reputation on the left coast, but it's more under control here. It will give you a good general idea of some places to consider. Seriously, are you looking for "typical" PA Dutch stuff, or something more upscale. The reason that I ask is that there are a number of places in that area that cater to tourists & put out buffets or set dinners of "typical" PA Dutch food. Those are interesting (in the sense that a visit to the zoo is interesting), but Im not sure that's what your really want.
Whoopie pie? Holy scrapple!
I know -- I know, I am heading into the land of sausage. Actually, I will be fine because i got the Amount Issue under control. Thanks for pointing out the zoo buffet problem. That is not what I want -- no, no zoo! I have been through there before and that is why the sights and sounds of horses' hooves on the wooden planks and farm roads stand in my mind as good therapy. I think the only reason I have not left all behind and moved onto a farm there is because of those sausage being all around me -- a dream, BIG dream. For food a veggie sandwich would be good and I tell the maker to pull the bread out of the roll. But really, just a taste of pie. I promise.