Category - Food and Drink

Greensburg Restaurant Week, 2021

Supporting local restaurants and small businesses has become a passion project of mine throughout the past several months. These establishments have met the most unimaginable challenges with perseverance and creativity, and as community members, we should support these organizations as often as possible. If you’re finding yourself in a…

Inside the Taproom Laurel Highlands Pour Tour

It's Good to Bee Kind | Inside the Winery

Monday, December 28, 2020 9:00 AM by Jared Bundy

It's Good to Bee Kind. After a wild 2020, I think the closing words of this podcast resonated with me a lot more than they normally would have. Maybe it's the sincerity of Bee Kind Winery Ligonier owner Joe Kendrick and manager Sharon Palmer, who repeatedly stressed their thankfulness for the welcome they received in the area from other…

Around Back Cafe

Eat Locally Locally-owned restaurants need your help more than ever. Because they aren’t corporate chains or franchise locations, they don’t have the benefit of a large marketing budget or operations support. For drool-worthy inspiration for your breakfast, lunch, or dinner order, peruse our delicious dining partners here. Support the…

Placebo Effect Yellow Bridge

Fall is here, or as I like to call it, stout season. If you're like me, that means it's time to put away the IPA and Shandy and get into fall favorite beer styles like Oktoberfests, porters, stouts and pumpkin beers. Follow our guide to see what's on tap this fall at breweries throughout the Laurel Highlands! Be sure to bring your…

Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Soup | SanaView Farms

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:00 AM by Jared Bundy

You worked hard all summer tending your garden. You weeded, watered and pruned. Your harvest is finally ready. Now, what do you do with all that fresh produce? SanaView Farms has the perfect way to use those fresh squash, onions and herbs you've been growing with their recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves! This delicious…

Valley Dairy Banana Split

How sweet it is to be in the Laurel Highlands, the birthplace of the banana split! In 1904, apprentice pharmacist David Strickler first served this delectable dessert at a drug store fountain on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Today, this spot is commemorated with a historic marker and sculpture of the iconic treat, perfect for a photo-op. The US…

Maple Bourbon Wings Brantview Farms

Spring means maple season in the Laurel Highlands, when trees are primed to be tapped and turned into delicious maple syrup and other products. Somerset County alone has 20 maple camps where maple goodies are made! We celebrate this heritage every year with maple festivals and tours, and the city of Meyersdale shows why it is known as Maple City,…

Tall Pines Distillery Case

Cherry Spritzer Recipe | Tall Pines Distillery

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 PM by Jared Bundy

When Tall Pines Distillery opened its doors in 2014, it was the first legal moonshine distillery to open in Somerset County since Prohibition. Now, distilleries dot the Laurel Highlands landscape, bringing an abundance of shine, whiskey, vodka and other favorites to our region with a local flare! Tall Pines exemplifies the spirit of the Laurel…

Almond Bars Fallingwater Cookbook

Since its early days on the frontier of American settlement, the Laurel Highlands has long been a meltingpot of different cultures and cuisines. We're honoring this heritage with Taste of the Highlands, a celebration of the foods and flavors of our region. Join us each week as we highlight recipes tied to famous landmarks, historical events…

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