Being forced to spend my week (next week) in PA (nice place been there many times as a child growing up in NYC, and as an adult lviing in northern NJ) . Going to be up there with a big crew of n-laws so that one dumbarse pair of said in-laws can renew their vows...... (God I sound horrible).
Need some recos as follows:
1.) Saturday night. 12 of of us, 4 foodies, (me and Brother in law, alolng with our wives) . We'll be dining with their kids - 2 elementary aged boys ( but they can handle nice places) and my teenaged girls (they've dined at high end places globally),
I'm not going to comment about the rest. They live near Bethel Park, and frankly Denny's is lving high on the hog for them. Are there any cool places, close-ish where we can eat interesting ood (maybe creative pizzas?), be relaxed where they (the "renewers") won't feel out of place, yet us who enjoy food can have interesting enough food so I don't slice my wrist?
2) Escaping the in-law closeness one day to take my 11th grader to visit, Princeton in the AM. then Penn. Would love some good choices in Philly for Lunch, AND for dinner for the 4 of us there. No need to break the bank, but creative food/drinks would be a respite for us....we'll need the break.
3) Gonna be in and out of Harrisburg for a few days......any suggestions? A list of decent and not too fancy places for our crew, less the "renewers" would be very welcome!
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and suggestions. Really appreciate it.