Khao Thai

   December 1, 2010 4:19 pm

I was very excited when ethnic food was chosen for my next food tour. With your help, I hope to have plenty of restaurants to choose from. Khao Thai, located downtown at 36 North Park Row, is Erie’s first and only Thai restaurant.  Since late last year, it has been one of my favorite and…

Rosa’s Legacy

   December 7, 2010 7:01 pm

This week’s stop might be my favorite restaurant in Erie, if not, in my opinion, the best one.  At the corner of Brown Avenue and Cherry Street is Rosa’s Legacy, a small Dominican restaurant that really is a hidden treasure.  Run by the husband-and-wife team of Elsa and Neil Brode, Rosa’s offers family-style dining in…

Petra

   December 15, 2010 4:04 pm

After two weeks with the second highest vote total, Petra was up to the plate. Amanda and I made our way to 3602 West Lake Road early Monday night.  For those of you who do not know, Petra is a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurant with a wide array of dishes.  We just happened to be the…

Mi Scuzi Ristorante Italiano

   December 22, 2010 5:01 pm

I had high expectations going into this Italian-themed week.  I heard pretty good things about all of the nominated locations, so I was excited visit the place that got the most votes.  Mi Scuzi Ristorante Italiano pulled away from the rest by nine votes, and I headed there for dinner Tuesday night.  It’s just off…

Latino’s

   January 5, 2011 3:43 pm

Julio Reyes hit the Mexican nail on the head in Erie.  For the past 14 years, Julio and his family have been running Latino’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar at East 13th and Parade streets (though he spends about half of his year in California).  I have enjoyed Mexican cooking since I was young and was…

Senor Coyotes Cantina & Grille

   January 11, 2011 7:46 pm

Every week could be Mexican week for Beard vs. Food, and I would be OK with it.  Just about a month ago, Senor Coyotes Cantina & Grille opened in what once was the Marketplace Grill.  I know it is still a bit early for them to settle in, but it received the most votes, so I went….

Chovy’s!

   January 18, 2011 6:06 pm

Apparently, Chovy’s in Meadville is the place to be on a Monday night. The restaurant is gigantic and was packed. This was my first time dining at Chovy’s and there was a lot to take in on our way to the table. Statues, stained glass and many pieces of art lined the walls and made…

Molly Brannigans

   January 25, 2011 6:21 pm

Molly Brannigans at 6:30 on a Monday night was pretty crowded.  The back section was filled with some larger parties, while the front was a little more spaced out.  We got a table near the fireplace, so it was nice to get out of the cold weather.  Our server, Whitney, got our menus and drinks…

Ethnic Food in Review

   February 1, 2011 4:46 pm

Ethnic was a food category that I was extremely excited about.  A few of the places have turned out to be my new favorites in Erie.  There is no real way to break this eight week tour into categories to review because most places were different, so I am just going to name my favorites:…