Celebrate Erie 2011 • Taste of Erie

   August 23, 2011 6:30 pm

This past weekend was Celebrate Erie 2011 and the Taste of Erie area was the place to be. I was working at the GoErie.com Street View photo booth and I thought that would be a good opportunity to sample the local food as well as talk with some people about food and the blog. I…

Pepperoni Balls

   August 30, 2011 5:02 pm

I want to remind everyone that I will be picking a reader to join me for a meal on my Erie ‘s Favorite tour of local foods. To enter for a chance to eat with me, all you have to do is send an email with your name, address and telephone number to Akochirka@goerie.com. This…

Greek Sauce

   September 7, 2011 2:17 pm

I want to remind everyone that I will be picking a reader to join me for a meal on my Erie’s Favorite tour of local foods. To enter for a chance to eat with me, all you have to do is send an email with your name, address and telephone number to Akochirka@goerie.com. There is a…

Chocolatiers

   September 13, 2011 5:54 pm

I want to remind everyone that I will be picking a reader to join me for a meal on my Erie ’s Favorite tour of local foods. To enter for a chance to eat with me, all you have to do is send an email with your name, address and telephone number to Akochirka@goerie.com. Erie is lucky…

Chocolatiers Round 2

   September 20, 2011 12:49 pm

I want to remind everyone that I will be picking a reader to join me for a meal on my Erie ’s Favorite tour of local foods. To enter for a chance to eat with me, all you have to do is send an email with your name, address and telephone number to Akochirka@goerie.com. Last week,…

Dominick’s 24 Hour Eatery – Round 2

   September 28, 2011 11:11 am

Being in Erie for 60 or so years, Dominick’s 24 Hour Eatery at 123 E. 12th St. is nothing short of an Erie institution. The food served is consistently good, no matter the time of day or the day of the week. The house specialty is the meatball omelet, and I have eaten my fair…

Erie’s Favorite Beer

   October 5, 2011 10:09 am

Besides having multiple chocolatiers in town, Erie also has some fantastic breweries.  This week’s poll was voting for the favorite of the local breweries. Tuesday night, two of my coworkers, Ben Smith and Jeff McCullor, joined Amanda and me to sample and compare the top three vote recipients: Lavery Brewing Company, Erie Brewing Company, and The Brewerie at Union Station. For…

Gerry Urbaniak’s 8th Street Deli

   October 11, 2011 10:49 am

After many entries, I drew a reader’s name to join me for my eighth week.  Jen and Tim Benacci were chosen, and I was excited to meet them for lunch.  My final stop on my local favorites tour brought me back to Gerry Urbaniak’s 8th Street Deli in the Colony Plaza.  Jen and Tim met me there around noon…

Erie’s Favorites In Review

   October 18, 2011 10:49 am

You can find really great food in Erie, and some of those foods are Erie area exclusive. Over the last eight weeks, I have been sampling local favorites. There are very few places outside of Erie that know what a pepperoni ball is. I tasted four pepperoni balls from different locations. Everyone seems to have…