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New energy for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Fireworks over the Susquehanna River from City Island
Fireworks over the Susquehanna River from City Island

A new generation of young professionals have reversed the population decline, want an urban experience and are revitalizing Harrisburg.

Ralph Vartan, Michael Wilson & Danielle Prokopchak
Ralph Vartan, Michael Wilson & Danielle Prokopchak

Read about the movers reshaping a once “rust-belt” city at…

The faces of a new Harrisburg


Stained glass dome of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building
Stained glass dome of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building

Harrisburg is still one of the major railroad transportation hubs of the Northeast connecting to the west and the south. Old steel mill buildings and warehouses have been repurposed for new specialized industries and institutes of higher education.

Lark Quartet, Harrisburg
Lark Quartet, Harrisburg

Read more about Harrisburg’s new mayor – not a cookie cutter politician!

Sense the energy of 21st century Harrisburg


roast duck at Carley's glazed with a not overly sweet orange plum sauce and topping wilted spinach and goat cheese infused polenta.
roast duck at Carley’s glazed with a not overly sweet orange plum sauce and topping wilted spinach and goat cheese infused polenta.

Farmers who created Pennsylvania’s moniker the “American breadbasket” in the late 18th century built Harrisburg.

Buddha Buddha's cucumber martini
Buddha Buddha’s cucumber martini

Young professionals flooding center city Harrisburg, PA, have a penchant for gathering with friends – that’s fueling a revitalization of hospitality businesses. Read the rest of the article at…

Revitalizing Harrisburg hospitality along with the city



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Philadelphia Fine Dining – Part 2: The suburbs in bloom

As Philadelphia continues refining its vibrant Center City restaurant scene, the suburbs, a former culinary wasteland, are blooming with innovation in attractive locations.

The canal in Yardley, Bucks County, PA

In the suburbs:

On the Yardley riverfront Charcoal sizzles with creativity

Cured Sea Trout, Charcoal BYOB, Yardley, PA

The lowering sun casts a gold light on the swift flowing Delaware River as diners at Charcoal tuck into tender chunks of hanger steak, superbly seasoned octopus and wild mushroom soup with green curry.

Over the past 25 years the Greek menu at the Kitchen Bar has become an American

The Kitchen Bar, Abington, PA

It’s 9:00 pm on a Thursday evening and the Kitchen Bar Restaurant is nearly full. For a weekday night in leafy suburban Abington Township, where even most of the fast food chains are already closed, this is uncommon.

Kinnaree highlights the French influence on Thai dining

Pan Seared Hawaiian Butterfish, Kinnaree Restaurant, Horsham, PA

Set in an unassuming Horsham strip mall, Kinnaree Thai French Cuisine balances traditional Thai dishes with centuries old French influences.

Seafood Ceviche, El Sarape, Blue Bell, PA

El Sarape: Authentic Mexican in the Philadelphia Burbs

Devotees of authentic Mexican cuisine in the Philadelphia metro area have had few choices until El Sarape opened in suburban Blue Bell.

Historic Old City Philadelphia at Washington Square

In Center City:

El Vez is Starr Restaurant’s modern Mexican on Sansom Street

El Vez, Philadelphia, PA

There’s a lot of competition for customers seeking good dining on Philadelphia’s Sansom Street since it’s in proximity to everything of interest in center city.

Le Viet defines Vietnamese cuisine in South Philadelphia

Goi Hai San Trai Tho’m (pineapple & shrimp salad) Le Viet, Philadelphia, PA

The Italian Market/Queen Village district, to any resident of Philadelphia, is inexorably morphing into a little Southeast Asia.

M Restaurant in Philadelphia offers elegance and cutting edge cuisine

caraway scented goat cheese w/ multi colored beets, Meyer lemon, grated rye bread, M Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

Set within an historic Philadelphia mansion, the M Restaurant & Bar is elegant yet unpretentious.

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