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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dubois Diner
























DuBois Diner on Urbanspoon

Liver and Onions and Screwdrivers.  Huh.  Well, now we have to stop!  When I looked at the menu the first thing I see is this:



















Of course, big food doesn't necessarily mean good food.  The place was very nice with a 1950's diner feel.  A lot of red vinyl and old school straw dispensers on the booths.

Stacy ordered the liver and onions.  She liked it. Good for her. That's all that will be said here about that.  I immediately saw a Beef on a Weck.  One of my all time favorite sandwiches and almost impossible to get where we live.  It came on a real kummelweck roll, loaded with salt and caraway seeds.  A good sign.  The beef was tender, the au jus was good, and they served it with a generous portion of fresh horseradish.

The Dubois Diner was a nice find.  I really enjoyed our meal (in spite of what Stacy ordered).  I'm sure I'll visit again when I'm in the area.

The Dubois Diner is located at 150 W DuBois Ave. in DuBois, PA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lona's Restaurant and Pub, Franklin Pa.
















Lona's Restaurant and Celtic Cafe on Urbanspoon

On a recent drive heading from Erie to Pittsburgh the prospects for a good lunch seemed grim.  The area east of Interstate 79 doesn't offer much as their are only a couple decent sized towns.  Checking online, Lona's in Franklin sounded promising.







































It was early, just a little after 11 am, and they had just opened.  We were the first customers in the restaurant but as we enjoyed our meal, I noticed that the restaurant was filling up.  The seating area is comfortable although somewhat sparse.  They also had a nice looking bar on one end of the restaurant.  In addition, they are attached to another bar (smoking) named The Celtic Cafe.




The menu was very nice with some great choices.  I went with the Marinated Salmon sandwich which is served on a focaccia bun with mustard, mayo, bacon and chopped avocado.  The sandwich's came with a choice of regular fries or sweet potato fries.  It was very good, although I could have done without the bacon.  My partner choose a fish sandwich which was lightly breaded and while I did not sample it, the fish looked delicious!


























Lona's is located at 1211 Liberty St. right in the middle of Franklin.