What could be better on a cold winter night than a steaming hot bowl of Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup. That is what drew us to Rice & Noodle on one this particular occasion.
February is a very festive month for us. We kick it off with my brother’s birthday right after Valentine’s day, followed by my wife a week later and my dad just barely making February on the very last day of the month.
Lancaster, PA can be a surprising city. While often times people only think of “Amish Country”, Lancaster city itself has quit a few gems to discover. One visit that inspired me to start up again was my lunch at the historic Belvedere Inn.
Some great people like Lancaster Transplant and Lancexplorer have done a great job of sharing some of these gems and I thought I was time I start showcasing this beautiful city a little bit more. Maybe others will be encouraged to discover them as well!
A couple weeks ago we celebrated our third anniversary (Yay for us!). To celebrate, we decided to go to Himalayan Curry & Grill. A few weeks later we wound up doing a photo shoot of their food (which we’ll get in to later) but that night was our celebration. We started off eating their wafer thin chips with what I believe to be anise seeds. Here is one with a bit of their tomato relish.
I feel like it’s been a while since I experimented with something new. A couple days ago I was reading The Amateur Gourmet, which I read every day, and Adam Roberts mentioned something about crispy chicken skin. Now, I have always loved chicken skin and I did have the idea of chicken chicharron that we had once upon a time, but reading how easily he made it (read all about it here) made me decide to give it a try. I mentioned it to friends but everyone balked at the idea. None the less, I decided I was going to give it a shot.
As I started writing this post I suddenly realized how far behind I am in these posts! You see February is a big birthday month and to celebrate my brother turning 31 we went to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. I was curious since I’ve had a couple good comments about it and I wanted to see how much of it was true. We started off the evening with a Sangria. I wouldn’t say that it was something that would compel me to rush back but it was a decent enough accompaniment to our meal.
A couple weeks ago was my birthday (as you may have noticed from my birthday posts) and we went to Manna Pan Asian Fusion with my family. Being fairly new in the area I decided to take to the internet and found that Manna has great reviews. It was a slow Friday afternoon so I was a little concerned that service might be off, but as soon we got there the waitress showed up to take our drink orders. I decided to try out the Tai Sweet Tea.