NY Metro Chowhounds need recs from PA contingent. We are heading to Harrisburg PA next weekend for an overnight and need some good places to stop on the way there and back and also in Harrisburg itself. We'll be leaving NY early Saturday morning from Westchester County heading to Harrisburg PA for an event in the evening, post dinner time, and returning to NY morning/midday Sunday so would appreciate recs for the following:
Off I-78 btween NJ and Harrisburg: breakfast, lunch, snacks
In Harrisburg: lunch, dinner, snacks. We are staying at the Crowne Plaza but will definitely drive 30-45mins for good grub. ts.
We are open to all cuisines but, if ethnic, prefer that it be specific to the region (not sure what that is in Harrisburg - German? Polish?). Excellent BBQ would be wonderful. Please no "touristy" - if there is such a thing as touristy -is not. We're not into fussy, upscale or expensive for this trip and would prefer casual, down home type of places. Even holes-in-the-wall with excellent food are great. We know we are close to Hershey no national franchises or chains please. We have enough of those that we don't eat in close to home.
Also RoadFood questions:
Is Jimmy's Hotdogs (Roadfood rec) in Easton,PA worth a stop?
What about the Fairgrounds in Allentown?
Oh, if I may, one last thing... my husband is from Maryland and really likes scrapple which we don't have in NY so if there's anywhere with great scrapple, please tell but only if other things are great too as I can't tolerate the stuff.