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We’re back with our annual centerpiece contest here at DO.

The leaves are falling and we know your tummies are grumbling and ready for some full fall plates. We would love to see how you decorate your table this year, no matter the size of the gathering. Whether you’re going for fancy or casual, we want to see what you’ve put together as your Thanksgiving table adornment. Winners receive two (2) free tickets to Zoetropolis Art House and Theater.

THE RULES:
+ Take a picture of your centerpiece, either standalone or at the table with the rest of the settings
+ Send us your picture via Facebook message
+ All submissions are due by Sunday, November 26 at 11:00pm
+ Winners are chosen on Monday, November 27
+ By submitting your photo, you give us permission to tag you in a shoutout post on Monday, November 27
+Winners receive a shoutout on our Facebook page as well as two (2) free tickets to Zoetropolis Art House and Theater — we can mail these.

 

Here are some examples of what we’re talking about:

Don’t miss out on fall tricks and treats this season—and by “treats,” we don’t mean stealing the entire bag of candy from the neighborhood kids this Halloween night, although that does sound nice. The treats we are talking about are the delicious fall food and drink options that are now featured at Cafe One Eight!

Let’s talk munchies. If you want fall in your mouth, we suggest the Harvest French Toast made from their house-made cinnamon swirl bread. Yeah, it’s good. If you’d like a healthier option, check out the Ruby Red Salad made with mixed greens, snap peas, red beets, pine nuts, goat cheese, and Seasons brand oil and vinegar.

Need something to wet your whistle? We’ve got you covered. This fall, try out their Maple Spice or Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Want something a little more unique? Try their Hot Toddy made with Spicy Apple Juice and a spice blend of clove, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric—garnished with lime. Pro tip: add cayenne pepper to that. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their Dutch Campfire made with semi-sweet café mocha, topped with marshmallow whipped cream and Stroopie bits.

Don’t let fall pass you by before trying these delicious treats! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Cafe One Eight
18 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
(717) 509-4500

www.cafe1eight.com

www.facebook.com/cafe1eight

IG: @cafe1eight

Pumpkin Spice Latte w/ Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

We’ve chosen a few of our favorite restaurants and eateries for you to try out! These restaurants are currently featuring seasonal, heart-warming yummies for you to enjoy on a crisp autumn day.

HORSE INN
There truly is nothing better than a hearty bowl of Mr. Bill’s clams and a Wacker Brewing Co. pilsner!
Available at Horse Inn!
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PERKUP & CO.Photo by Madison DeWispelaere
A cup of warm apple cider with caramel, whipped cream and cinnamon is the perfect treat on this crisp fall day!
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RACHEL’S CREPERIE

It’s back! The pumpkin cheesecake crepe from Rachel’s Cafe and Creperie is truly a fan favorite. People wait all year long for this delicious dessert to reappear on the menu. And, if you eat it for breakfast, we won’t tell!
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BUZZOh no, you didn’t. This amazing grilled sandwich is filled with turkey, gouda, sweet potato mash, spinach, and onions on Thom’s cranberry pecan bread. “Happy fall, y’all.”
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ROBURRITO’S

Roburrito’s is currently grinding out their pumpkin seed salsa! Add it to your next Trinity or Burritodilla… Mmmm…
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After a few year break, the Homebrewer’s Ball is back! The Candy Factory, which has now expanded into 14,000 square feet of office and event space, will once again host this unique event right here in Lancaster in partnership with Lancaster Brewers—a club that focuses on homebrewing.

If you’ve ever had the privilege of attending the Homebrewer’s Ball in the past, then you already know you’re in for a treat! The first two Homebrewer’s Ball events served food from a catered menu. This time around, however, they will be featuring multiple restaurants with a nice mix from different cultures. “We’ve partnered with local area restaurants who specialize in world cuisine to breathe new life into the classic pairings of food and beer,” says Jeremiah Eastep, member of Lancaster Brewers.

In conjunction with an exciting and innovative evening of globally-inspired food and beers, these Lancaster-based homebrewers donate the fruits of their labor in the name of raising funds for a significant cause. This time around, all proceeds will be donated to benefit refugees and immigrant individuals.

The cost of your ticket entitles you to a relaxing evening with live music, excellent food inspired by cultures from around the glove, a DJ’ed dessert lounge, and lots of merriment.

As a charity-based event, we appreciate your support!


In compliance with Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board guidelines, any individual who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older and is not visibly intoxicated who has not made a ticket purchase will be permitted access to a sample beer taste upon request. 

Have questions about Homebrewers Ball 2017? Contact Lancaster Brewers & The Candy Factory

Purchase your tickets here: http://ow.ly/vriQ30eQg7h

One of the things I (Emily) love most about warmer weather is the first time I get to sit outside for a meal and an ice cold beer (or one or two or three perfect pina coladas). Most times when I’m desperate for a meal, but also HANGRY as hell, I wish I had a compiled list in front of me giving all the best places in Lancaster city with outdoor seating. So, I figured why not compile a list myself?

Please feel free to comment if we’ve missed any:

The Waterfront
680 Millcross Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 390-8777
Thewaterfrontlancaster.com

Iron Hill Brewery
781 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-9800
Ironhillbrewery.com

The Belvedere Inn
402 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 394-2422
Belvederelancaster.com

The Pressroom
26 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 399-5400
Pressroomrestaurant.com

POUR
114 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 290-8080
Pouronprince.com

Springhouse
Taproom: 25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 399-4009
Brewing Company: 209 Hazel St, Lancaster, PA 17516
(717) 984-2530

Annie Bailey’s
28 East King Street, #30, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 393-4000
anniebaileys.com

Rachel’s Creperie
201 W Walnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 399-3515

www.rachelscreperie.com/

Isaac’s Deli
25 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 394-5544
Isaacsrestaurants.com

John J. Jeffries
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 431-3307
johnjjeffries.com

Lancaster Brewing Company
302 N Plum St, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 391-6258
lancasterbrewing.com

Now, unfortunately, it looks as though we won’t be able to bring our furry friends to eat outdoors with us much longer due to a recently enforced PA law… but, don’t even get me started on that!

featured photo by www.funfix.com

The 319 café at Refreshing Mountain is officially open for the summer!

Refreshing Mountain is a year-round retreat and adventure center, and has provided family-friendly fun and refreshment for over 30 years in Lancaster County, PA. They provide facilities and services for large group retreats and even rent cabins for overnight getaways. Additionally, they also provide a variety of outdoor adventures, day field trip,s and corporate team building events with activities including zipline canopy tours, high ropes course, climbing tower, problem solving challenges, and much more.

Built on 80 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland, Refreshing Mountain is conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Lancaster, 30 minutes east of Hershey and 90 minutes west of Philadelphia. Come and be refreshed!

Whether you are relaxing by the pool or cooling off after an exiting zipline tour, the 319 Café has refreshments to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger! Plus, valid Saturday only, they’ll have panini sandwiches to pair with your favorite frappe for $2 off! They offer sweets, yummy food, hot chocolate, lattes, chai, frozen drinks, and so much more!

 

The Vineyard at Grandview is kicking off their annual Saturday Cigar Nights on Saturday, May 20 from 6 to 8:30pm.

Enjoy a laid back evening on The Vineyard’s deck with friends! Cigars are provided by Cigars 4 Good, and donations are accepted. Cigars 4 Good help improve the quality of life for children all around the world. Admission is $8 the night of and season passes are $20.

Music Schedule:
5/20: Two Pints Shy Duo
6/17: Any Given Thursday
7/15: The Steven Courtney Band
8/19: Mark DeRose & The Dreadnaught Brigade
9/16: Jazz Me Band


We recently opened an envelope addressed to us with some tickets inside… Much to our delight (!!!), the tickets were for admission to Wine by the Vine ON DECK, a series of music and food entertainment at The Vineyard at Grandview, occurring from May to September each year. We literally cannot wait to attend!

Every Friday, beginning on May 5, The Vineyard at Grandview hosts a series of food trucks from 5:30-8:00pm, with a rotation of musical guests playing from 6:30-8pm. The cost is only $8 to get in (, and food and wine are for sale! The Vineyard opens at 1pm on Fridays if you are interested in perusing the vineyard beforehand.

FOOD: Food will be available for purchase at each event. You are also permitted to bring your own!
WINE: BYO wine glass! The Vineyard at Grandview wines will be available for purchase at each event, except for the September Bluegrass concert where wine can be purchased by the bottle only. Credit cards are accepted! NO carry-in alcoholic beverages. You can also purchase a logo glass for $3 or 2/$5.
SAMPLING: Samples are NOT available during the concert. Come earlier for sampling/tastings!
RAIN? Bring an umbrella. The concert will be moved inside if weather is inclement.

Let’s drink and be merry!
The Vineyard at Grandview
1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, PA 17522 (use “Mt. Joy” on GPS)

 

Purchase your tickets for Wine by the Vine ON DECK Season Passes here!

 

 

There are so many things we could say about BUZZ, located at 38 West King Street. BUZZ is a little to-go cafe window, with a full espresso bar and a menu that changes with the seasons.

The purpose of BUZZ is simple. Get your coffee, your breakfast sandwich, or your salad or lunch sandwich to go. It’s really quick and super painless! There are so many secret little elements about BUZZ that we want to share with you, too! Did you know that by following their Instagram (@buzzkingst) you can get 5% off your order by saying the daily BUZZ word when ordering? Did you know that they play recordings of live music every single day? Did you know they deliver from 11am to 2pm within radius? Did you know you can pre-order online? Did you know that Michael Sirianni, the owner of BUZZ, is one of the nicest and happiest human beings you’ll ever meet?

BUZZ is the little cafe window right outside of the beloved Aussie and the Fox, but they are a separate entity.










BUZZ
38 West King Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
(717) 559-BUZZ
E-mail: info@eatatbuzz.com
Open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 3pm.
Delivery between 11am and 2pm within radius.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/buzzkingst
Instagram: @buzzkingst
Twitter: www.twitter.com/buzzkingst
Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/buzz-lancaster

Order online! Go to www.eatatbuzz.com and click on the orange button that says “See Menu & Order.”

If you’re looking for something family-friendly to do—or adults only—on New Year’s Eve, reserve your lane at Rocky Springs Entertainment Center. Lanes are available to rent from 6pm-9pm and 10pm-1am. You can have up to 6 guests for just $99.99, and add 2 guests for $15 per person.

This special NYE package includes:

  • Unlimited bowling
  • Snack bucket
  • Soda pitcher
  • Party favors, like party hats and noisemakers
  • Giveaways

 

Ask for the Pizza Special! Buy one pizza, get one for $10 when you pre-order. Offer valid on large 1-topping pizzas only 12/31/16.

Ask about renting our exclusive VIP Bowling Suite for New Year’s Eve from 9pm-1am!

Brownie Points: the bar will be open all night long.

 

Call now to reserve your lane, at (717) 394-6162, x 104
Rocky Springs Entertainment Center
1495 Millport Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602