Ok. We have an hour and a half for lunch during a conference at a nearby hotel that Terry aptly dubbed The Low Quality Inn. Misty, Terry and I head to downtown Harper’s Ferry in search of nourishment.
There are all kinds of school kids snaking through the streets and stairways of this historic town. A local-ish conference attendee had recommended a barbeque place that we quickly discovered was closed. As was the next two places we walked past. Apparantly this is a seasonal destination.
A couple deli/diners had items on the menu boards I thought would be a safe bet and then when we turned up High Street,Terry spotted the Cannonball and suggested it get the nod. I think he picked it because it has a manly, civil war-inspired name and we got to enter by walking down a flight of stairs into the cool, dank lower level of the building.
The Cannonball Deli offers sandwiches, salads, pizzas, gyros, and ice cream. There were a few homemade desserts on the counter and my senses perked up at the sight of the baklava.
Sporting a thick European accent, the young man that took our orders politely answered our questions. By the number of Greek items on the menu, I am going to guess he, along with the older man who delivered our plates, is Greek.
Speaking of the plates, they were real, honest-to-goodness plates, but were degraded by plastic utensils. Oh well.
The Cannonball’s interior is small and quaint with about a half dozen tables and a case displaying several flavors of ice cream which apparantly bewitched Misty. She kept staring in that general direction…
I ordered an individual veggie pizza for $8.99. This masterpiece was adorned with so many toppings, it was almost too many. Note I said “almost”! The crust was just the right thickness and crispy. Misty & I would have been happy splitting a pizza and thus leaving room for a dessert. That good ‘ol hindsight!
Sodas were priced at the seemingly going rate these days of $1.75. Needing additional stimulation to stay awake during the afternoon conference sessions, I thought it wise to go ahead and order up the caffeine-laced elixer known as Diet Coke.
I was so stuffed I couldn’t finish all of my pizza but that baklava, for $2.75, looked so delicious I decided to take it with me and enjoy it as an afternoon snack while all the other attendees had only the complementary miniature bottles of water to consume. There must have been a hundred thin layers of phyllo and so much butter that it sort of seeped out when I squeezed the triangle between my fingers. The sweetness of the honey and the thin layer of nuts completed the flavor profile. I enjoyed every last bite and licked the buttery, sticky honey off my fingers.
Terry sure picked a winner with this restaurant. We all enjoyed our freshly prepared lunches at a reasonable price. I definitely recommend the Cannonball. THREE FORKS.
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425