Restaurant review: Round the Clock Diner

Restaurant review: Round the Clock Diner

The York Dispatch restaurant reviewers Hanna and Betty stopped by a York County classic: Round the Clock Diner, 222 Arsenal Road (848-5344 or online). Hanna: The Round the Clock Diner has been in York it seems forever. I have been there at least 100 times (if not more). One year, I went there for dessert after Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve been there at noon and at midnight. Betty and I sometimes go there to get work done. We know where all...

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Oats: They’re what’s for dinner

Oats: They’re what’s for dinner

I’ve never been an oatmeal eater. Steaming bowl of oatmeal with fruit or brown sugar on a winter morning? No thanks. In my kitchen, oats have been reserved as an ingredient in cookies, crisps and cobblers. But a recent #Foodiechats was devoted to oats, and my Twitter stream filled up with gorgeous shots of oats used in all sorts of dishes. So when the chance came to try oats in a frozen dinner, I had to taste it for curiosity’s sake...

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Homemade waffle sticks: Worth the effort or a pointless pain?

Homemade waffle sticks: Worth the effort or a pointless pain?

A name like Babycakes immediately conjures an image of something twee and precious, and the Babycakes Mini Waffle Sticks Maker is indeed a chubby-cheeked cherub of kitchen appliances. This little unitasker is designed to pop out four perfectly cooked waffle sticks in three minutes, and that’s what it does. That’s all it does, for which we cannot fault it. The waffle sticks maker is a tiny thing, about the size of a bread pan, so although it...

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Restaurant review: Dawn’s My Favorite Deli

Restaurant review: Dawn’s My Favorite Deli

This week, York Dispatch restaurant reviewer Hanna popped into Dawn’s My Favorite Deli, 3397 N. George St., Emigsville (764-4461 or http://myfavdeli.com). Hanna: Betty is on vacation (again), so I took Peter along to review Dawn’s My Favorite Deli. I feel like there should be a comma in that name, but the punctuation isn’t really important. What’s important is the food — and the food is good. I ordered an 8-inch Turkey...

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Restaurant review: Alberto’s Pizza

Restaurant review: Alberto’s Pizza

This time out, the York Dispatch restaurant reviewers Hanna and Betty sampled Alberto’s Pizza, 2736 S. Queen St., Dallastown (741-3854 or albertospizzayork.com). Hanna: Being an Italian from New York, I have very specific requirements for my pizza. And I recognize that what I like might be completely different from what Betty likes. Go figure. I like my pizza sauce sweet, with no oregano, and the crust thin, but not too thin, and crispy....

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Taking a Mediterranean snack break

Taking a Mediterranean snack break

In the never-ending quest for healthy, low-calorie snacks — because we’d all like to imagine we can tame our appetites and save our waistlines — we turn now to the Mediterranean diet. The folks at I Love Snacking sent us over a slew of snacks to try — packs of seasoned olives, a variety of dips, and some stuffed grape leaves. They’re touted as good food for people on the go. If advertising has taught me anything,...

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