Tag: Downtown Lancaster

Lancaster City is Cool

I’m going to make the bold statement that at the moment, Lancaster is 100% the coolest city in Pennsylvania…that no one’s ever heard of. Hear me out.  Whenever I tell people I used to live in Lancaster, the most common reaction still is to ask if I lived by the Amish. Most people are surprised

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Checking Back in to Southern PA

I had a great little weekend back in the Lancaster/Chester County area this past weekend, hitting up a few old favorites, and finding some new. Absence does really make the heart grow founder, as there was a time that I really abhorred the ride from NEPA to Lancaster, especially anything involving 81, but I found

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Lola’s Dessert Shoppe

I’m embarrassed to say that I did not discover the macaron until June of last year, and while they’ve been in my life for less than a year at this point, I could safely say that I cannot imagine my life without them. Because I’m still mostly ignorant, I mistakenly thought that macarons and macaroons

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Lancaster

I went through some pretty big life-changes this past summer, namely, in that after five years of teaching high school English at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster County, I’ve decided to resign. The decision felt spur of the moment, and probably wasn’t as meticulously planned as I would have liked (as in, maybe I

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Another Weekend in Lancaster: More Breweries & Scootering the Amish Countryside

I don’t know that I’ve ever done a “weekend trip to Lancaster”-type post, but I don’t know that I need to. This city, which has been my home for the past four and a half years, is absolutely a great place for a weekend getaway or daytrip. In fact, there’s enough to do in Lancaster

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Lancaster Restaurant Week and Ramblings About Being the Worst “Foodie” Ever

For the longest time I’d always seen pictures of various “Restaurant Weeks” popping up all over Facebook, but never quite understood the concept of such a thing. “Why do people need an excuse to go to restaurants?” I wondered.  I eat out whenever I’m too lazy to cook which happens way more than I budget

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Tellus 360: Lancaster’s “New” Gathering Spot

Downtown Lancaster is a lovely place to walk around (sidenote: when did I start using the word “lovely” to describe things?). There’s Central Market, plenty of shops and restaurants and  enough bars to some damage. If you’re wandering down East King street, just past the Marriott, you’ll encounter Tellus 360, a sprawling storefront complex that

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