Bits & Pieces: Food

(Photo by Robin. May 2007)

We’re back in Sabbaticalville where the apartment did a fine job of heating up while we were gone. It was stifling in here. Thankfully it cooled off a little overnight and it’s not nearly so bad.

I uploaded all the photos I took on our trip home. Rather than hit you with them all at once, I thought I’d do a few small entries.

On our way home to the Bogs we stopped in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania for lunch. If you ever find yourself in Centre Hall, stop by the Whistle Stop Restaurant. It’s a cute little place that serves great food. The restaurant is housed in a Victorian train station built in 1884. They serve traditional fare (steaks, seafood, etc.) along with chef-inspired specials (such as yummy black bean cakes with a fresh salsa). The service is good and I’m told they have fantastic, made-from-scratch desserts. I can’t vouch for the desserts because I’m always too full to have dessert. Someday I may start my meal with dessert so I can be too full for the main course.

During the warmer months, the Whistle Stop has a covered (and screened-in) porch where you can sit and enjoy the breeze. Since it was such a nice day, M and I did just that. He had a vegetarian melt (mushrooms and artichoke hearts covered with melted cheese on some sort of hearty bread). I had their lunch special, a prime-rib french dip sandwich. Both lunches were excellent.

It doesn’t appear that the Whistle Stop has their own website so I’ll leave you with their address and phone number:

Whistle Stop Restaurant
104 E. Wilson St.
Centre Hall, PA 16828
(814) 364-2544