Our Favorite Places to Eat
As a vegetarian (and aspiring vegan) who enjoys trying new recipes, I love seeing what’s on the menu at Root. All of their entrees are completely vegan, and their menu changes every few weeks! They have table as well as bar seating and a great craft beer selection. If you happen to be there on Tuesday night for wing night, I absolutely recommend ordering as many varieties of wings as you think you can eat - you will not be disappointed. If you’re unsure what to try, check out their "Favorites" menu for the recipes that are just too good to take off the menu.
Carrs. This downtown venue is in the heart of the city, across from Central Market. It's a favorite for when I need to wind down. After a long "day one” in the classroom, it will be perfect! I recommend the homemade ravioli with wild mushrooms- my absolute favorite dish that I eat occasionally even though it has gluten, it’s just that good! Another great choice is the “Ancient Grains & Vegetables” I believe this is meant to be eaten slowly and savored. It is an amazing vegetarian treat!
I love having my meal outside so when the weather permits I head for the rooftop at Tellus360. Not only is the venue fun but, being an Irish pub, you get Guinness on tap as well as a special local red ale brewed just for Tellus360. The service is great and, if you have time, there is usually something musical going on somewhere in the building.
I fall into the meat-and-potatoes category which puts me in Lancaster’s original smorgasbord style buffet - Miller's Smorgasbord. Originally known for their smorgasbord, you may also order off the menu plus a soup & salad variation of the full buffet. The buffet includes entrees, grilled veggies, soups, salads, breads, appetizers, and desserts (if you still have the room). The wait staff is among the most attentive in the biz… your table is always clean when you return from a trip to the buffet. Reservations are suggested.
The Greenfield Inn is located just a few minutes from our office. Not only is this a beautiful environment, but it was recently purchased by White House Chef John Moeller.
I love to cook and when I do go out, I want it to be something a little special. I promise you will find the inn to be both elegant and laid back.
Come Discover Lancaster
You will find our office in Lancaster PA, a thriving small city located halfway between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Lancaster County is probably best known for its large Amish population, brought to national attention through the 1985 movie, Witness.
But there are many more reasons to come and visit. Lancaster city has become a model for cities of similar size due to its renaissance over the past few decades.
The county has been recognized by US News and World Reports as a top place to live, has a growing tech scene, an innovative Chamber of Commerce, a high ratio of B-Corporations, and CNN named Lancaster America’s refugee capital for its work in resettling people from nations around the world.
Forbes ranked Lancaster as one of the top 10 coolest cities to visit in America.
While there are the usual malls, shopping centers and outlets, we also have the longest continuously operating farmers market in the country - Central Market,
open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
People from all over the country have come to Lancaster PA to participate in this class and to experience our lovely area. While not an airline hub, Lancaster is an easy drive from three major airports:
- Harrisburg PA (MDT) is about a 35 minute drive to our office and Lancaster area.
- Philadelphia PA (PHL) is about a 1.5 hour drive. Don’t want to drive that far? You can take SEPTA (rail) to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, then get an Amtrak train into the Lancaster train station. At the Lancaster station, you could rent a car or grab an Uber to a hotel close to our office or walk to a downtown hotel (see below).
- Baltimore MD (BWI) is about a 2 hr drive.
Tourists from all over come to explore the pristine farmland and learn about the Amish culture which has withstood the impact of the "English" as their neighbors are called.
While there are still problems to be solved, we can boast of a vibrant music and arts community experienced on First Friday and Music Friday every month.
With strong German roots, it is no surprise that we are part of an area with the most barrels of craft beer produced per year.