A Table For Two, Please… A blog about food, life and everything in between

Monthly Archives: April 2013

The PourHouse is a rustic, laid-back neighborhood bar and grille located in Mountainhome, PA. It offers a family friendly atmosphere and is a great place to catch up with friends at the bar for a drink. I love how the atmosphere has a rustic and gritty charm from the antlers at the entrance to the woodwork and tin walls and ceilings. I love how comfortable you feel when you walk through the door. This is the perfect type of atmosphere to roll up your sleeves and dig into a juicy burger served in an authentic hubcap or to devour some finger lickin’ wings or ribs!

The hubs and I met up with our friends to have a second go at this restaurant because we enjoyed it so much the first time we ate there. To our surprise, Thursday’s is WING NIGHT! Right up our alley! So of course we ordered wings! First we started out with a flight of beers. Taste testing 4 different kinds… I loved them all. After listening to all the appetizer specials they offered we decided to skip ordering a meal and stick with “pickin’s” (my families coined term for appetizers or tappas). We ordered the steamers with parsley and hot butter sauce and the homemade pretzels wrapped with bacon with spicy brown mustard… OMG! So FREAKIN’ GOOD!

I would definitely recommend you check out their website for some great deals and specials The PourHouse offer… from 25% happy hour drinks, to trivia night, to karaoke and dance parties, and of course live entertainment… The PourHouse has something for everyone!

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xoxo

the tasti life ❤

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COSTA RICA! PURA VIDA!! (meaning Pure Life or Full of Life) and that is not an understatement!! 🙂

My trip to Costa Rica with the Hubs was nothing short of amazing! We ate some delicious food throughout our trip. The food is so fresh and all of the food is locally grown and organic!! YUMMY!!! I ate a lot of rice and beans and am actually going through withdrawal now! 🙂 The fish was so fresh and the beef was fantastic. I loved the local salsa so much that I bought some home as well as the dark roasted coffee… PERFECTO!

Check out some of the amazing dishes we ate throughout our week:

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Grilled pineapple salad with tofu.

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Grilled fish and shrimp with capers

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Fried egg, avocado, rice and beans, beef with peppers, and fried plantains

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Imperial- The Beer of Costa Rica

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Hearts of Palm salad with tomato and mozzarella

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Pool side tortillas, queso, and salsa

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Refreshing cabbage and cilantro lime salad with fried yucca and grilled beef

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Grilled steak over hearts of palm, cabbage and pineapple slaw with parsley butter

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Costa Rican mixed grill (steak, pork, sausage) on skewer with baked potato

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Beef and pork empanadas- corn and black bean salsa with spicy corn bread

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Grilled Salmon with a balsamic grilled tomato and fried yucca with a creamy cilantro sauce

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Grilled steak with a grilled tomato in a sweet and spicy mushroom sauce

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Parsley, cilantro, and peanut salad with grilled chicken and balsamic drizzle

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Traditional Costa Rican beef and corn soup

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with grilled pineapple and pepper glaze with black beans and vinegar salad

 

Not only was the food local, fresh and delicious but it was presented artistically at every meal! Hope you are as hungry as I am now! 🙂

Until next time,

PURA VIDA,

the tasti life ❤

 

 

 

 


For the Hubs and I second honeymoon we took an adventurous and relaxing trip to Costa Rica. We stayed at the Hilton Papagayo Resort and Spa… which I would definitely recommend to anyone!! We loved it so much it was so hard to come back home. We did everything from relaxing at the beach, enjoying the swim up pool bar, checking out the spa and getting an Aloe Vera wrap treatment, hiking in the tropical rainforest, horseback riding, checking out a volcano, snorkeling, cave hiking, exploring the city of Liberia, coffee tasting, taking a river boat ride through the Palo Verde National Park where we spotted crocodiles, monkeys and tropical birds. We also had an adrenalin rush in Buena Vista tubing down a natural spring slide, and zip-lining through the rainforest! Oh not to mention, relaxing in the natural hot springs and getting a rejuvenating volcanic mud treatment. The people there are so incredibly nice… we are already talking about taking a trip back next year to explore all that Costa Rica still has to offer! Here are some pictures of our adventures… ENJOY! 🙂

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Until next time,

xoxo

the tasti life ❤

 

 

 

 

 



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