Noshing Local: Station Taproom, Downingtown PA

There’s nothing like a tiny restaurant, sitting on a corner in a small town. There’s something about these tiny gems that exude character… Not to mention, the menu’s are normally pretty darned good too…. A friend of mine introduced me to this little gem, The Station Taproom in Downington, Pennsylvania, one day for brunch. And I was knocked out of my socks. The tiny crowded bar was packed with people for breakfast and the meal was amazing. I had the best huevos rancheros…ever. Naturally, I had to come back for dinner to see what the Station Taproom could really throw […]

Noshing Local: High Cotton, Greenville SC

There’s a quaint little restaurant sitting South Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina that has a lovely view of the river rolling through the center of town as you sit and dine. It’s a quiet sort of place with infused cocktails and a stellar menu that highlights simple dishes with amazing flavor. Whether for a simple date night or for a fun couples night out, High Cotton is an establishment, among many, that you have got to try while visiting Greenville. While there, we enjoyed a fun appetizer of Mystery Peppers, where you aren’t sure how much heat the next bite will […]

Breakfast at Blue Surf Cafe | Wilmington, North Carolina

Every trip is spent with much patience as I search for non-traditional places to park and stretch our legs. Which means, we spend more time driving. But that’s ok, because that’s when we find unexpected places like this breakfast nook in Wilmington, North Carolina. We stopped into the Blue Surf Cafe not really knowing what to expect. Breakfast and lunch options are written on a chalkboard above a counter where you order. They read mighty nice, too. Everything sounds appetizing with a ‘Build Your Own’ breakfast,  where you can pick from options like pulled pork and black beans, to feta […]

Noshing Local: White Dog Cafe, Wayne PA

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Sunday’s are long lazy days, when they can be. This was one of those days. We took our time on the quest for adventure, heading up to Wayne PA, where we stopped at a classy joint called the White Dog Cafe. They embrace it. Dog themed art covered the walls, charming tiny tables arranged across the dining areas, and aged armours tucked in corners hiding glasses and computer systems. Baubles and trinkets were placed in every nook and cranny to create a lived in environment without making things look crowded or overdone. We started outside and our waiter was fantastic. He […]

River Marsh GastroPub at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Review

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  We laughed a lot, we ate well, and most of all, we relaxed for a moment in this busy summer… Recently, we had the pleasure of driving down to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Located just off of route 50 in Maryland, on the Eastern Shore, this is the perfect place to escape from the busy day-to day. The resort itself is sprawling, with a lovely golf course, beach front accommodations and activities, restaurants, and spa. Even though it’s -extremely easy to get to, it’s somehow tucked in and away from the busy roads and near by traffic, so as […]

Noshing Local: Woodside Creamery Hockessin, DE

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To say that we packed a lot of living into this weekend would be putting things lightly. I always feel like there’s more Handsome and I should be doing. Bigger adventures, things to be seen, places to go. Well, for one, we did not go to the Cecil County Fair. And that makes me kind of sad… But then I realize we went to Cambridge, Annapolis, Downingtown, and Media, worked, road, ran, snapped photos, and dined very very well. We laughed, enjoyed the company of good friends, played with the dogs, and even caught a few moments of Casino Royale […]

Noshing Local: UD Creamery Newark Delaware

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It’s full on into the dog days with the humidity rising and my schedule filling up. But you know what I can always make time for? A scoop or two of perfect creamy ice cream. I haven’t shared a Noshing Local post with you guys in a long time, and since it’s summer, I am hoping to do a full on series of fun local ice cream shops. Noshing Local, Ice Cream Tour… Yeah< I could get into that Our first stop, the UD Creamy in Newark Delaware. Can you believe in all my years here, it was my first […]

Tiramisu and a Ledges Hotel Ski Weekend Review

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As we bumped along in our truck down narrow icy roads, I looked across the seat to my driver and said, “Maybe this is it for us.” Maybe we don’t need the big house, the fancy cars. Maybe it’s just us, the bikes, good food, great friends, and some adventures here and there. Heck, that’s a lot better than my parents had it. And it’s perfect for us as we found ourselves knee deep in snow storms, skiing, and relaxing in a beautiful hotel in the small charming town of Hawley Pennsylvania, looking for a quick weekend getaway to invigorate […]

Noshing Local: Paradise Grill, North East Maryland


We we’re in desperate need for a long overdue hearty breakfast after a two day stint in  field on mountain bikes and a Ibuprofen induced coma from the night before. We hopped (more like hobbled) up and headed into the town of North East Maryland, wanting a some place quiet where we could sit outside, enjoy the sun, and not feel rushed. Paradise Grille is at the end of the main street-esq strip that runs through the center of town with several mom and pop shops along with some local tourist attractions. It’s tucked far enough back that it never seems […]

Noshing Local: Two Stones Pub Newark Delaware


Let me start by saying this review is totally biased. Two Stones is my favorite place in Newark. Period. Now that that’s off my chest… A few years ago the tiny dive that was always an Irish pub on the corner of Marrow’s Road and Route 4 changed hands and became Two Stones Pub. Knowing that it had been a dive for years, I pretty much avoided it like the plague. A few friends mentioned it was pretty good and I continued to ignore them. Little did I know what I was missing. Finally, one night with every other local […]

Noshing Local: Guilday’s Restaurant Newark, DE #Review


Off the side of the road on Route 40 just before the Maryland state line in Delaware is a classic mom and pop joint that’s cooking up breakfast every day to a packed house until 3 in the afternoon. It’s the type of place you could drive past a dozen times without seeing, but once you stop in, you’ll know why the parking lot is always full. A classic pit stop of ours after long and dirty mountain bike rides, Guilday’s is the type of classic breakfast diner that serves up just about everything you want to fill up on […]

Noshing Local: Home Grown Brunch Newark Delaware


Breakfast is not my thing. Waking up and eating a pile of sugary sweet buttered pancakes or waffles. No thank you. But after a 20 mile bike ride, I can be talked into all sorts of things. Especially when my stomach is growling and I’m about to eat everything that isn’t bolted down in the kitchen. Plus, as cheep as eggs are, there’s something nice and relaxing about going out for breakfast on a weekend day. Stretches things out and makes the day seem to last a little longer. We picked Home Grown Cafe on Main Street in Newark for […]

Noshing Local: BackFin Blues Bar and Grill Review

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In an attempt to expand the content on Pass the Sushi (and get around to those local reviews I promised myself I would start writing about 2 years ago) I am working on weekend bi-monthly reviews of local restaurants, pit stops, and watering holes that I’m stopping at along my travels. It’s hard for me to eat out because I am notoriously cheap, so when I do I want it to be good. If you live in the TriState area, or most likely, more around the Chesapeake Bay area  you’re going to love the few places I have prepped and […]

Pizza to make angels sing: D’Lorenzo’s in Port Deposit MD


I bet you were expecting some fancy five star places when I mentioned I wanted to start writing reviews in 2012. Sure, there is a time and place for that, but if I’m being real with you, it’s not where we eat. So for my first review of 2012, I wanted to take you to a place that I visit probably more than I should admit. About two summers ago, Handsome’s parents told us we had to try a little pizza place in Port Deposit Maryland. A one road town built low into a cliff on the Chesapeake. The buildings are […]

Joe’s Grog House


Pardon my for a moment while my inner fat kid wakes up from a nap. Today the BF and I took the motorcycle out for a drive and ended up at one of our new food favorites, Joe’s Grog House in Port Deposit MD. The town of Port Deposit sits right on the water and has only one real road running directly through it. It doesn’t look like much when passing through, but once you park and start to look around there are a few treasures to be found. The Grog House is everything I dig in a restaurant. First […]