Food Truck Heaven & Waffles

Tonight we decided to hit Peddlers Village for a brief outing since the hubby had to work all day. Unfortunately, pregnancy brain has completely taken over on tonight’s food truck names, but we thoroughly enjoyed our food, our walk around the village, the music, and the scenery of families enjoying a night out. A high possibility of why I forget where we ate is because I was more so looking forward to dessert, and boy did I have enjoy it. We hit Nina’s Waffles one of our stops when we are in New Hope, Pa. Excitingly enough, they just recently opened a new shop in Peddlers Village so I just had to head over and have some! Tonight’s choice was the waffle with chocolate covered pretzel ice cream. Nina’s Waffles are not your typical diner waffle. They have a sugar type glaze/coating that adds just the right amount of sweetness to not overpower your delicious dessert. The taste of the waffle is unlike any waffle I’ve ever had, and it is the STAR of the show in my opinion. The ice cream (all homemade I might add) was good, but I should have went with the salted caramel, but I wanted to give it a try since it was a new flavor for me to try there. Overall, the atmosphere is bright and open, the perfect little spot to sit and enjoy your yummy summer treat. Definitely a must try, if you are in the New Hope, Doylestown, or Peddlers Village areas as they all have cute quaint shops that have all the same product and decor. 

Pocono Casino Dining

During two of our nights we hit the Mohegan Sun Casino to play some slots, but more importantly eat the food! We went to the Rustic Kitchen not once, but twice due to the phenomenal food! Home made food all around!

From the Arancini, Meatballs Al Forno, Calamari, Rustic Lump Crab Cakes, and the Short Rib Ragu were the choices of these two nights and boy were they Delicioso!

The service was ok with both servers being pleasant, but not over the top amazing. The decor was nothing short of rustic and unlike anything we have seen. Wine labels, wine boxes, and all different light fixtures allowed for such an amazing atmosphere for not only couples, but families.

If you are looking for a fabulous dining experience let alone, a fabulous dining experience in a Casino this is your go to place! We will drive the hour and a half just to return for the food it was that amazing.

Mountains Excursion

We recently went on a few day trip to the Poconos! The scenery of Bushkill Falls alone will make you hungry as a horse let alone the hiking we did! So off we went to eat!

During our stay we ate at the Broadway Grille in Jim Thorpe.

My husband and I have eaten and stayed here before and we loved it, well what a mistake we made going here that day. Upon walking in three servers stood at the other end of the restaurant staring at us at the Hostess podium. Instead of greeting us they waited and stared…….this was the first indication that we should have turned around and hit another spot, BUT we stayed regrettably.

At first, our waitress was sweet as pie, recommending the Veggie Burger to my husband, but then informing me that my choice of the Brisket wasn’t available. So I chose the margherita flatbread. We ordered iced teas as our beverages… made with all natural H20….missing the tea. So we switched our drinks. We were off to a rough start, but we were still excited for dinner.

The runner brings our food and the presentation was extremely disappointing. My flatbread had disproportionate amount of basil, cheese and sauce. All of the cheese was on 1/4 of the pie almost as if the chef/cook just through it together. I tried it, and forced myself to just eat it because I was starved.

Now, the dreaded veggie burger. Reminiscent of vomit on a bun is the best way to explain this travesty of food. as soon as my husband touched it, it fell everywhere. It was essentially a can of black beans on a bun with a dab of guacamole. It was inedible to eat and even worse to look at. My husband tried to suffer through a second bite, but gave up.

So, we shared with the waitress only the concern about the burger and her response was nothing short of irritated. She claimed that “that’s the way it always is.” She said she would just go get the manager. The manger decided not to come greet us and just told the waitress to take it off the check ( we could over hear the conversation a few feet away). The waitress visibly irritated with us, handed us the check and walked off. We tipped the waitress the normal 20% of the cost of the original check even though she deserved nothing.

Just a tidbit, my husband and I have both served, my husband runs a kitchen. We know that it is not the waitress’s fault that the food was poor, but that was her opportunity to make our dining experience bearable and instead she made it uncomfortable. So, another restaurant bites the dust in our eyes and we will never return due to such an awful experience all the way from service, kitchen staff, right to management. Next time, we are hitting the Irish pub around the corner! Adios!

Restaurant Ramblers 1st Post!

Hello to you, and welcome to the Restaurant Ramblers Blog!

My husband and I work incessantly so when we get some time off our favorite thing to do is to go exploring! Our favorite thing to explore are little towns and restaurants! We will go near and far to try out new ( and sometimes our old favorite restaurants). My husband is a chef and I am a counselor and our tastes and interests vary greatly with food. I am the picky eater and he is the adventurous foodie. One thing that we do have in common is that we always agree when we find a good or bad restaurant. Our thoughts do not just rely on the food, but the service as well as, the environment. These are all integral parts to a dining experience and we have had our fair share of duds. So! Join us for our restaurant adventures and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions!