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I trust that everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s, Gal-entine’s or Pal-entines day/weekend. Whether you were spending it with your past gal pals or the love of your life I hope you had an amazing time.
Valentine’s Day is one of those special nights that many restaurants go all out for. They usually offer a special menu, a rose for the ladies, or some sort of special ambiance to draw a swooning couple in… Don’t worry there was nothing over the top or cliché about the local restaurants we went to.

What was your favorite part about Valentine’s Day or what did you like or not like about the restaurant you went to?? Please share.

Here is my weekend in review:
I was lucky enough to wake up to a snow day on Friday so I was extremely happy that my weekend could start early!!!

I was blissfully surprised when I walked downstairs to the table set and a beautiful brunch waiting for me! The Hubs sure knows how to treat his lady right! 🙂

He had mimosas, chocolate covered strawberries, and white roses (my favorite) set out on the table! He dazzled me with my favorite Eggs Benedict and hash browns with onions and peppers! So good! I think I may keep him for awhile

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Valentines night, we decided to keep it low key… but we did go to one of our favorite bars. Newberry’s Yard of Ale. The hubs had been patiently waiting and craving their newest beer on tap and a very scrumptious beer we have been on the hunt to find for many months. Finally, Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus beer is on tap at Newberry’s Yard of Ale! This beer is lightly sweet and Jesus it’s insanely tasty! After your first sip, you will definitely want to EXCLAIM its NAME!!! Sweet Baby Jesus!!! It is a dark, rich, chocolate peanut butter porter that finishes smooth with hints of espresso, peanut butter, and roasty notes of chocolate. AMAZING!

We sat at the bar and got one of the many friendly and talented bartenders. We ordered off of their special Valentines Lovers Menu and listened to the smooth and soulful vocals of musician Regina Sayles. Check out her website to see where she is playing next in the area and to hear how talented she is! You can also check out a feature article on Regina Sayles through Local Flair Magazine online. Local Flair Magazine is a premier lifestyle magazine of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Check out Local Flairs website to see all the happening in our area by clicking here!

There was a great crowd and an awesome atmosphere. I went with three blackened to perfection Jumbo sea scallops over arugula, wild mushrooms, and grilled asparagus.

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For desert we ordered chocolate cream stuffed zeppolis and a traditional Irish coffee that was made with homemade whip cream. The fresh and fluffy cream was whipped up by our very talented bartender Gary. It was a perfect way to end the night!

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Until Next Time,
xoxo
the tasti life


Tomorrow is the official day of love and romance… with that said, all you procrastinators what are your BIG plans for Valentine’s Day?! Oh, and let’s not forget… This year, Valentine’s Day gets stretched out over the whole weekend. It’s a weekend worth of love and spending money to show how much you really care.

You might be a last minute gift giver (and that’s ok) but you are probably thinking what is there really to do around the Pocono’s.

Have no fear… here are some of my favorite places to Wine and Dine and that will help you celebrate in style and flavor with your someone special.

Love is in the air at these local gems!

Peppe’s Bistro– Call to reserve your table- You and your sweetheart are going to LOVE this special menu.

Newberry’s Yard of Ale- featuring a special menu and the sweet and sultry vocals of renowned local musician Regina Sayles. Entertainment starting at 5pm.

Desakis– LOVE GROWS in The Garden at desakis.

Stroudsmoor Country Inn reservations are required.

Marco Antonio’s– The tables are set for ROMANCE

There is so much deliciously delicately crafted FLAVOR and outstanding atmosphere at all these neighborhood restaurants it is certainly going to be hard to decide!

Get out there and celebrate with your MAIN SQUEEZE!

****All my local followers, let me know where you ended up dining out for Valentine’ Day and what menu option was worth raving about!****

Until Next Time,

xoxo

thetastilife

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**Photo credit: from Skippyhaha on Etsy
You can buy these 1970’s/80’s vintage honeymoon souvenir goblets at Skippyhaha Etsy shop


With much pleading from the Hubs I decided to put the computer down, stop online shopping, and go outside to enjoy this beautiful weather!!
We took our rescued fur babies to the park to stretch their legs and enjoy the wide open space!
They certainly were happy pups and enjoyed running, chasing, and swimming!
Here are some action shots: (more on the food scene tomorrow. I will be checking out a new pub in town!)

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I hope this weather is here to stay!

xoxo
the tasti life


Last week the Hubs and I went out for an early happy hour tour. We decided to cut our bar hoping adventures short after having a delicious french onion soup and a Guinness at a local Irish Pub. Instead we decided to enjoy the beautiful weather and sights that downtown Main Street has to offer. Come along for the tour!

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It is so nice to explore what your own small town or big city has going on! Now that summer is around the corner I can’t wait for all the food, music, and craft festivals and activities that our community has to offer! 🙂

Until next time,

xoxo

the tasti life


Hello out there my fellow food loving readers and bloggers. I apologize for not blogging in awhile. But don’t you worry while I was absent in the blogging world I didn’t go hungry in the real world. just because I wasn’t blogging doesn’t mean I wasn’t eating
This post is from a dinner I made a couple weeks ago and I was inspired by looking through a take out menu.

Take out is always fun and relaxing. But recently I have been feeling more a bit domesticated and decided to do my own take on Asian. Yes, I cooked and pigs didn’t go flying around like the hubs said they would.
I would have to say Asian and Asian fusion type restaurants are the hubs favorite so when I told him we were having Chinese for dinner he was very excited until he saw me take out the pots and pans.
I would like to say that cooking a take out inspired dinner was a delectable decision.

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Until next time,
XOXO
the tasti life


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 ❤


Delicious is an understatement. For our wedding, friends of ours made us a case of home brewed beer called White Wedding. They have their own little self made home brewery just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. They call themselves Blue Husky Brewing Company. Let me tell you they are talented! White Wedding is a dark beer that was Guinness inspired (for moi) and fermented with vanilla beans and aged with Jack Daniels single barrel bourbon (for the Mr.). Everything that the hubs and I love!!! 🙂

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Cheers!
xoxo
the tasti life



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