ejot wrote:Java Moon Cafe is a worthwhile stop on a visit to SFGAd, nearby which there is not much other interesting food. It's just up the road on the other side of I-195. They have an imaginative menu with some unique creations, especially the sandwiches. Yelp notes some issues with waitstaff attitudes, but we didn't have any problem. http://www.javamoon.com/find.html/
Just wanted to post an update for a previously-mentioned location.
The Java Moon Cafe by Six Flags Great Adventure has CLOSED. The building is vacant now. No word on if anything else will be moving in there.
Yesterday Michael and I went to check out one of the other U Pick 6 locations in Erie - The U Pick 6 Public House on Rt. 20 (or commonly referred to in Erie as W. 26th St).
This one is located closer to Waldameer and is a bit more spacious (and more family-friendly) than it's downtown counterpart. There is also a U Pick 6 Harbor House on the East side of Erie which we hope to visit soon. I really like that they have a beer store right in the restaurant so you can pick out some great beer to take home with you after a good meal.
The menu is about identical to the one in downtown...the pub food and beer selections are very solid!
Draft menu. I think that Founders Double Trouble became my new favorite beer. A splendid Imperial IPA without too much hop kick (not that hop kick is a bad thing).
I also had a DuClaw Hellrazer - not bad, but I was too blown away by Double Trouble to enjoy this one as much.
Michael got the Cordon Bleu 'Boli with a honey mustard dipping sauce. Great combination of cut up chicken breast, some ham and provolone cheese with the zing of the honey mustard (although I would probably order a hot sauce accompaniment).
I opted for the Southwest Burger with tortilla chips, guac and salsa...very juicy and VERY good! Could have used a bit more kick, but still a fine burger overall. All burgers come standard with their kettle chips which taste similar to Cape Cod Salt & Pepper chips.
My new fave beer - Founders Double Trouble. A 4-pack set me back about $14, but damn is that some good beer!
You can see the kitchen and wood-fired oven for the pizzas.
The bar area of U Pick 6 Public House. Highly recommended if you are in Erie visiting Waldameer!
Philrad71 wrote:^ I would fully agree with your suggestion as I found it rather tedious trying to search & revive this thread.
Anywho...here are two more to add for the Waldameer/Erie area...
I have been to U Pick Six Tap House in downtown Erie, PA twice now and we have yet to be disappointed in their food or beer selection (they have a lot of great drafts and bottles!). Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an upscale steakhouse located in the Millcreek Mall. I took Michael there for his birthday and while the prices were quite high, the meal was wonderful!
Last night after going to see Everest, we tried the u Pick Six Tap House again and while I didn't have my phone or camera with me, I will say that the beer braised onion burger was to die for! Michael had the Italian Boli which was also very good too.
I believe during or last visit we had the cordon bleu boli and a mushroom flat-bread pizza - both really tasty!
The only caveat for the Tap House is that this is more for adults than a family friendly place to bring kids. The Public House might be larger and more family friendly, but the Tap House is more like an adult bar/pub. I will have to check out the PH sometime and let everyone know how it is.
In the meantime, I will let the photos of our meal at Firebirds speak for themselves!
Edit: Forgot to mention the ridiculously cheap cost of the beer during Happy Hour (5-7 PM M-F) at U Pick 6 Tap House...one 8 oz glass of Stegmaier Cellar Series Grand Hoppa Imperial IPA and one pint of Duclaw Mad Bishop Oktoberfest set me back a whopping total of $6!!!! Michael got two bottles of Stella Artois and those set us back $4 apiece....so go with the drafts versus bottles if you are there drinking beer during Happy Hour!
Recommendation is to try and hit this place up during Happy Hour as they have 1/2 off specialty pizzas and flat-breads too!
During our Dollywood trip in April, we really enjoyed Pottery House Cafe, but I'm sure that's been recommended before. Great food and service; plus I like that they text you when your table is ready, so you're free to wander the area.
If you're flying in to Knoxville TYS, just a few minutes up the highway is Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House. Awesome BBQ.
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