I had a lunch meeting at Top of the 80′s in Hazelton. The place has quite the view.
Had breakfast here yesterday. It was pretty good but I wouldn’t add Cozy Corner Cafe to my favorite places within 2 hours of my home list. It would do in a pinch, though.
Something has to be said that they don’t come up, at all, in a Google Maps search though. Hmm.
Update: Since Google Maps doesn’t know where Cozy Corner Cafe is – I’ve decided to update this post, and to request that Google update the address and information for the Cozy Corner Cafe. I think the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce has the address wrong (they have North Main and it should be North Church) so I’ve corrected it below as well as on Google. Roxanne Miller (owner of Cozy Corner Cafe) you owe me a free coffee.
Came across this photo in my library and now I’m in the mood for hibachi.
On Wednesday my friend Chris and I ate dinner at Pete N’ Reenie’s in Eynon, PA – a 50s-style burger/shake joint. The food was delicious, the service was good (the owner was our waitress), and the place is altogether great.
I think Pete N’ Reenie’s is going to quickly become one of my favorite places within two hours of my home. Chris had a “Blue Moon” which was a grilled buffalo chicken “burger” that had hot sauce on it. I gobbled up a Pete’s Favorite, which was a delicious burger with onion rings on it (pictured right).
But, let me tell you about the sweet potato fries. I love sweet potato fries. All by themselves they are simply fantastic fries. However, at Pete N’ Reenie’s they are one-upped by some delicious apple sauce that they serve with it. I am not sure if this is done often and I’m the only person on the planet that had never heard of it, but I don’t think I ever want sweet potato fries any other way again.
Being a burger and shake joint of course I had to leave with a strawberry shake. I love shakes that are the real deal. Real fruit floating around inside, thick, and delicious.
Adding to my 2hourfavs list is Donovan’s Restaurant in Archbald, PA. Donovan’s serves breakfast and lunch and is your quintessential “hole in the wall” diner.
Although there is a much nicer, more welcoming side-entrance to Donovan’s the first time we visited the diner was through the less-than-welcome front door. If you saw it, and I will someday update this post with a photo of it, you would never think there was a diner inside. This is actually what attracted me to Donovan’s. It is the exact type of diner I’m most attracted to.
The owner is also the cook. And a good cook. I have never heard a single complaint about the food. Last Saturday we went there and, much to our surprise, they offered oatmeal pancakes with ingredients like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips. I made the mistake of ordering regular banana pancakes (that isn’t to say they weren’t absolutely delicious, just that they weren’t nearly as good as the oatmeal pancakes that others got).
I could go on and on about this place but I think I’ve said enough to recommend that, if you’re ever anywhere near Archbald Pennsylvania – you should stop by at Donovan’s. Here is a map to its location.
Date taken: August 17, 2008 | A small cafe/restaurant just outside of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Date taken: April 28, 2008 | Dinner at Mirakuya in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Delicious.
It has been way too long! As a stroke of complete coincidence, Eliza brought home some White Castle burgers for lunch today!