Eat Pennsylvania: A Keystone Plate Special with Dave & Dave
Where can you get breakfast for dinner?
Where can you buy a 15-pound hamburger?
Where is America's first pretzel bakery?
Where can you celebrate the mushroom with a weekend of everything that celebrates mushrooms?
In Pennsylvania, of course!
The Commonwealth is the backdrop for a new showcase of charmingly different eateries and restaurants as WQED Pittsburgh presents Eat Pennsylvania: A Keystone Plate Special with Dave & Dave. WQED's dynamic duo known just as Dave and Dave (Dave Hallewell and Dave Rhodes) bring their humor and appreciation to public broadcasting as they visit 11 fun and funky food places. Dave and Dave do the taste-testing for viewers across the state as they showcase their stops to the following:
25 Peninsula Drive, Erie, Erie County
Classic 50's style, summer eatery located on Lake Erie's scenic Presque Isle.
Denny's Beer Barrel Pub
1452 Woodland Road, Clearfield, Clearfield County
Home of the 2, 3, 6, and 15 lb. burger challenges, and now the 50 pound, "beer barrel belly bruiser" burger that is the largest burger in the world.
Texas Hot Dogs
1122 12th Avenue, Altoona, Blair County
A chili dog institution that's been family-owned for over 70 years. A hot dog “with everything” means chili, brown mustard and onions. No ketchup.
Sturgis Pretzel House
219 East Main Street, Lititz, Lancaster County
America's first pretzel bakery founded in 1861 by Julius Sturgis.
Cereality Cereal Bar & Café
3631 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
All-cereal restaurant located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
John's Water Ice
701 Christian Street, Philadelphia
Family-owned Italian water ice walk-up since 1945, located in South Philly and serving the same 4 regular flavors: cherry, lemon, chocolate and pineapple ever since.
Jerry's Curb Service
1521 Riverside Drive, Bridgewater, Beaver County
A Beaver County carhop restaurant since 1947 where you drive up, (not in or through!) and are served in your car. In the nearly 60 years they have been open for business, Jerry's has never employed a male carhop!
Triangle Bar & Grille
2122 Monongahela Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
An institution in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Swissvale for nearly 60 years, the Triangle gets its name because the building is shaped like an isosceles triangle. The battleship sandwich, measuring in at over 2-feet long is an Italian hoagie. Prince Charles once stopped in to try one of the famous subs!
342 Island Avenue, McKees Rocks, Allegheny County
Owner Helen Mannarino emigrated from Poland in 1974 and for the past 15 years has turned a former gas station into Pittsburgh's finest pierogie parlor. All pierogies are sold by the dozen or half dozen, hot, cold or even frozen.
P.O. Box 1000, Kennett Square, Chester County
Annual festival held each September for the past 20 years to celebrate the mushroom, in the mushroom capitol of the World! A fun food festival in every sense of the word!
Penn State Tailgating
Penn State University 127 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Center County
Dave & Dave attended the opening game of the 2005-2006 season. Regardless of the outcome of the game (Penn State did win), 150,000+ tailgaters surrounded Beaver stadium, the second-largest college stadium in the U.S.