Hi - I'll be in Harrisburg next weekend for PA Flavor, and I'm looking for recommendations on where to eat & drink while I'm there. I'm a professional food, wine and travel writer and I live in NYC, so I'm afraid I'm a bit spoiled. But I'm not a snob, and I happily adjust my expectations according to my location. While in town I'm just looking to feed myself decently... and perhaps be pleasantly surprised?
Here are the details: I'll be there Friday lunch through Sunday brunch. I'll be staying downtown without a car, so I'm hoping to find places within walking distance of my hotel. My tastes are wide-ranging, from brewpub to white linen, as long as the food is solid. I'd like a buzzing grown-up vibe, the kind of room that makes you feel good; I'd rather avoid frat boys and children. I'll be solo, and when alone I enjoy eating at the bar, though a table with an attentive server is great, too. Good wine, spirits and/or beer are important (i.e. I don't want BYOB), and it would be great to find a real cocktail.
Any help is much appreciated!