Shawnee Inn’s Own Local Sourcing

Great Shawna Island Farm at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Pennsylvania’s Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort takes food sustainability seriously, and creates profits, taking food from their farm to their tables.

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Shawnee's beekeeper Erin Schroll

ShawneeCraft Brewery: aging beer in oak casks & hand bottled
Foodshed Alliance products at Shawnee Inn's Tuesday market

 

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Preserving Pennsylvania’s Best for a Century

Jackie Gleason learned how to play golf at Shawnee in 1959

“Out with the old and in with the older.”

Shawnee’s Centenary motto

 

On Pennsylvania’s Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s spacious and secluded grounds guard bees congregate on the porch of the hives providing ventilation for the life of the queen. Six varieties of tomatoes, white eggplant, Chinese five-color peppers and multi-colored chard thrive in the middle of one of America’s oldest award-winning golf courses. Micro-beers are being bottled by a former electronics engineer of advanced defense weapons. Goat cheese is delivered fresh from a local farm. The mist on the Delaware River swirls through the tree-covered Pocono Mountains, and Frank Sinatra’s voice croons softly through the 100 year old lobby. This is the 21st Century?

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The River Sanctuary
Shawnee Inn (1911)
guard bees in the Apiary - they're providing cooling ventilation for the Queen
Chinese 5-color pepper at the Shawnee Farm
The Verandah at Shawnee Inn
The Inn in the evening

Galveston Gourmet Photo Essay

Saltwater Cafe's decorative lamp, soft sculptures and Silver Spoon Award hanging just below the 6' Ike water level marker

Galveston, Texas, from breakfast at the Tremont through a late night cocktail at  M & M’s, this city should be on any foodie’s culinary map.

My latest article on suite101: Galveston Gourmet

Mosquito Cafe
Ship Channel from Willy G's
M & M Restaurant & Bar
Tremont House Hotel's restored 1888 Henry Toujouse rosewood bar from the former First Henry's Cafe
Tremont House Hotel lounge from the Cafe

                                                           Star Drug Store, 1906

Port of Galveston

Galveston Rising: A Photo Essay

Port of Galveston

Galveston, Texas, once the New York of the Southeast, is struggling to regain its much deserved prominence among America’s ocean side retreats.

My latest article, Galveston Rising, on suite 101 is a Featured Article in their Travel section.

Galveston: Birthplace of “Juneteenth”

Galveston Beach, (lower right) Jamaica Beach area of Galveston island
Stately Oak trees once shaded all of Galveston but Ike’s tidal surge killed most of the trees. A city art project has turned dozens of trunks into fanciful sculptures. This one (lower right) is in front of the fire station. (upper right) house in the 1930′s Cedar Lawn district

The free ferry service (both car & pedestrian) to Bolivar Peninsula across the Ship Channel and Galveston Bay

Galveston’s vibrant café and restaurant scene is the best I’ve experienced on the Texas Gulf coast – await Part II of my Galveston articles on Suite101.