Soups and Appetizers

George’s Restaurant

   February 8, 2011 8:37 pm    0

The cold has set in around Erie and food is one of the few things that really helps get through the cold months.  This week was the first stop on my soup/appetizer tour of the area.  With the Souper Bowl being held last week, I wanted to try soup from any of the top locations….

 

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Gerry Urbaniak’s 8th Street Deli

   February 15, 2011 6:57 pm    3

Today was my first time eating at Gerry Urbaniak’s 8th Street Deli and I have no idea what took me so long to get there. Located in the Colony Plaza at 2620 W 8th St, the deli is in a convenient spot for a quick lunch. Whether you are dining in or getting food to go, it is speedy….

 

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McGarrey’s Oakwood Cafe

   February 22, 2011 8:07 pm    9

Apparently, McGarrey’s Oakwood Cafe is popular during lunch.  The parking lot was packed to the point of people parking on the street, in front of dumpsters and even on the sidewalk.  A few trips around the small lot was all it took for me to find space to park. The dining room, as if I…

 

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Patrick’s Family Restaurant

   March 1, 2011 7:41 pm    4

This past weekend, I was invited to be a judge at the SafeNet Chill-E cook-off.  For a few hours on Sunday, I was in a banquet room located on the second floor of the Brewerie with five other judges eating chili.  As tray after anonymous tray came into the room, we were handed samples of chili from 20 or…

 

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Theodore’s Restaurant

   March 9, 2011 2:38 pm    2

I have always heard some pretty good things about Theodore’s Restaurant, but I have never made the drive to try it.  Making trips to Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Cleveland for food is something I do often so the 25 minute drive outside of Erie to Lake City was nothing.  Amanda and I made our way out there…

 

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Pie in the Sky Cafe

   March 15, 2011 6:40 pm    4

I have been in Erie for eight years now and today was my first visit to the Pie in the Sky Cafe.  Located at the corner of 8th and Walnut Streets, parking for this small cafe can be tough due to its popularity.  There were only a few tables left open when Amanda and I…

 

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Jekyll and Hyde’s

   March 22, 2011 7:30 pm    7

Jekyll and Hyde’s is the only gastropub I can think of in the Erie area.  Located at 8 East 10th Street, this small location serves some great beer and even better food.  Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Tuesday thru Saturday, it is normally crowded no matter when you are there.  The service is…

 

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The Pufferbelly Restaurant

   March 29, 2011 3:16 pm    0

Yet again, one of my food tours ends with a visit to The Pufferbelly Restaurant at 414 French Street. For the last stop, Amanda’s brother Mike joined us for dinner. We made our way downtown around 6:30 and there weren’t too many people eating that early on a Monday night. As it got later, it…

 

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Soup and Appetizers in Review

   April 5, 2011 3:53 pm    2

Soups and appetizers were a bit of a challenge for me.  With the category only consisting of part of my meal, it didn’t give me a ton to talk about.  I wish I got to try every soup and every appetizer at all of the suggested locations, but unfortunately, that couldn’t happen.  Some of my visits…

 

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