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Renowned for years as one of the city's premier destinations for authentic and innovative Mexican cuisine, El Sol Mexican Restaurant on S. 3rd Street in Harrisburg has recently begun serving Sunday brunches. Anyone familiar with El Sol's signature style will be happy to know that they have extended the same approach to their brunch menu, featuring familiar classics and exciting originals.
Despite being open for less than a year, the Sturges Speakeasy appears to be on track to becoming one of the places in the city to check out frequently. Located at 400 Forster Street on the edge of Midtown, there is ample parking anytime of the day. If you are looking for an excuse to leave downtown, come unwind at the Speakeasy. With a terrific happy hour, live music every Thursday and daily food and drink specials, there are plenty of reasons to come in during the week, not just the weekend.
Gibraltar, named after the legendary entrance to the Mediterranean, is an upscale dining restaurant with a relaxing and inviting ambience. Diners will feel as if they’re eating at an Iberian resort from the simple yet elegant layout, with a comforting nook for every kind of diner. The bar and lounge are perfect for enjoying a glass of wine with the Catalan-inspired tapas menu, while the more secluded tables provide a relaxing, personal experience.
306 Reily St., Harrisburg
If it was acceptable to write a review with one word, it would look like this: Crawdaddy's - Go But, since the bossman is looking for a little more than that, I should oblige.
Fusion Fire, Camp Hill
For this month’s review, I had a choice between Fusion Fire in Camp Hill and blah blah blah in blah blah blah. After the Fusion Fire option, I pretty much stopped listening. I had been to Fusion Fire once before with a group of friends and after copious amounts of sushi and wine, we declared it an absolute gem! Nobody in our party that night could agree on Hot Pot options so we stuck with sushi and I believe a curry or two and everybody was excited to come back and have the Hot Pot experience.
BUDDY BOY VINEYARD & WINERY, DUNCANNON
Fresh air, fresh food, fresh faces and spaces. Put them together with some good music and you’ve got a Saturday night in the cove. Welcome to Buddy Boy Vineyard and Winery’s Saturday Night Dinner and Music Series. Every week Buddy Boy Winery partners with the Mountainside Supper Club and a local band to host consummate summer evening experiences.
N. 2ND ST., DOWNTOWN HARRISBURG
Whether in the mood to “Lose those big buns once and for all”, have a hearty meal, or enjoy a delicious snack or cookie, the Pita Pit is ideal to accommodate even a discerning palate! This up and coming “Fresh thinking, Healthy Eating” establishment is in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, and sits on the North-West corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets (former SPOT location).
MAIN ST., MECHANICSBURG
Opa! Yum, yum, give me some! Greek Food that is…but wait! It’s not the third weekend in May. Where can I get Greek food, if not from the best Gyro stand around at the Greek Festival? Grab a Gyro on the run, or why not take home some delicious Spanakopita with a side of Moussaka?
2ND AND LOCUST ST., DOWNTOWN HARRISBURG
This month we visited Muncheese, downtown Harrisburg’s first restaurant dedicated to the grilled cheese sandwich. “We specialize in gourmet grilled cheeses, fresh cut fries, tomato soup and all manner of heart-clogging things that aren’t very good for you,” explained managers Steve MF Bell and Derek Delaney. “We figured people would be sick of pizza downtown, and thought, what’s something simple you can eat from age 2 to age 92? Grilled cheese.”