Today we are meeting friends that moved to the Philly suburbs from Charleston, WV. The designated location is Chef Alan’s American Bistro in Reading. I tried my best to talk everyone into Indian food, but no-go. (I have already found an Indian place in Mystic, on-line, so even if I have to go alone…I will have nan this week!)
Chef Alan’s list two Reading locations on the website, but it looks suspiciously like a chain. Ron is criticizing me as soon as we sit down at the large booth. “Why did you bring me to a place with a palm tree when we are in New England?” he whined. “I want to eat clam chowder.” I explained to him that we were not yet in New England, we were in Pennsylvania and that several places were not open for lunch on Saturdays. Oh yeah, and I asked him to shut up and eat.
Our friends were impresssed by the variety of the menu – salads, sandwiches (inlcuding an impressive array of burgers), pasta, and chicken. They both ordered cobb salads. Large cobb salads.
Posted in 1 Fork, 2 Forks, Dinner, Lunch, Review
Tagged bar, Beer, Burgers, Chef Alan's American Bistro, Dinner, Drake's Cakes, Funny Bones, George Washington Bridge, Jamm's Restaurant and Bar, Lunch, Mystic CT, New England, New Jersey Turnpike, Reading PA, Review, traveling, Yuengling
Friday, October 24, 2008
View of Reading from our room at The Abraham Lincoln
On Day 1 of our Connecticut trip, we travel to Reading, Pennsylvania for an overnighter. With friends only about a half hour away, Reading was a great midway point on our trek eastward to New England.
I did quite a bit of internet research, looking for a nice hotel and, of course, a couple great places to chow down.
An historic hotel in the heart of Reading, The Abraham Lincoln is a vintage high-rise full of charm and modern conveniences. We are staying on the 16th floor in a well-appointed room with mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and free wifi- the internet connection being extremely important if you are internet-addicted like us.
Posted in 4 Forks, Dinner, Review
Tagged bar, Beer, Dead Guy Ale, Dinner, fish & chips, Irish, pub, Reading PA, restaurant, Review, Skullsplitter, Yuengling