Category - Food and Drink

Woman holding a burnt sugar cake

Try it at Home: Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you attended a maple event or visited a maple camp, baking a burnt sugar cake is a unique way to use the maple product you brought home. We got our hands on an authentic recipe for this traditional dessert that Somerset County natives cherish, and we want to share it with you! It's so popular, that sometimes Laurel Highlands brides serve…

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 AM by Jared Bundy

The Laurel Highlands is one of only a few regions in the United States that celebrates the Catholic Lenten tradition of eating fish each Friday as our churches, restaurants and fire halls turn into small communities full of people from all walks of life enjoying a meal together. Whether you're a fish fry aficionado or just traveling through,…

Stone House Restaurant

Is your stomach growling louder than our whitewater rapids? Chow down at 12 of the best restaurants in the Laurel Highlands, according to TripAdvisor reviews from visitors like you! Make sure you Instagram your grub by using #LaurelHighlands and reserve a spot early, as these restaurants tend to book quickly. Chef Dato's Table It can be easy…

Bella Terra

Fall Wines of the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 AM by Jared Bundy

As the leaves change, so does the wine selection at picturesque wineries throughout the Laurel Highlands. Find out what's new off of the grapevine along with exciting events and more with our Laurel Highlands fall wine preview. Bella Terra Vineyards With a huge wine list and stunning outdoor seating to watch the fall colors, Bella Terra is a…

Captain Rumkin

There's plenty of reasons to love fall - cool temps, beautiful fall foliage, fun festivals - but nothing makes me more excited than a new Oktoberfest or pumpkin ale. That's why I've put together this list of new fall brews available now or coming soon at Laurel Highlands breweries throughout our region. Grab your growler and meet me…

Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Summer is here and that means that farmers’ markets are open! This is arguably the best time of the year in the Laurel Highlands. There is something special about shopping local and buying the freshest produce possible. Learn why your local farmers’ markets are important to your community, why you should explore them this summer and…

Apple Pie Moonshine Mule - Ridge Runner

With a winter season full of snow, adventurers have flocked to the Laurel Highlands for everything from skiing and snowtubing to sleigh rides and ice festivals. After a long day on the slopes, warm up in the taprooms of our craft breweries with these winter beers or mixing a cocktail from our local distilleries. Four Seasons The Winter Warmer ,…

Fall Craft Beers in the Laurel Highlands

Fall has arrived in the Laurel Highlands and there's more craft beers brewing than a coven of witches' cauldrons. From Octoberfests to dark lagers to pumpkin beers, here are all of the new fall brews to look forward to at microbreweries and craft breweries located throughout the Laurel Highlands. Four Seasons Brewing Company If…

Out of the Fire

16 Alfresco Wining and Dining Spots

Monday, July 31, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Dine in the open air and pop the cork on an excellent bottle of wine at one of these establishments. Food is always better when it's enjoyed in the fresh air, right? Enjoy delicious food, unique flavors, and some wonderful views with this list of places to eat and drink outdoors. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Bar Nine , a unique gastropub…

Chef Jeremy Critchfield

Summer isn’t complete without some sweet barbecue (and a cold one or two). Here are 5 spots with excellent, slow-cooked, finger licking, sticky, BBQ goodness. Stone House BBQ in Farmington Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn smokes, braises, grills, and fries some of the best BBQ around, from wings and things to stakes, pulled pork, and…

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