Trattoria San Nicola, Paoli

Enjoyed a tasty lunch at Trattoria San Nicola in Paoli, PA, USA. Of course, this is an Italian spot, one I’ve passed many times. At last, stopped in and was impressed by both the food and service. Started with some salads, one a simple mixed greens you see here:

Mixed green salad at San Nicola.

Mixed green salad at San Nicola.

The other salad featured roasted peppers and sun-dried tomatoes that you see next:

Roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato salad at San Nicola.

Roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato salad at San Nicola.

Moving on to the entrees, let’s begin with the grilled swordfish that you see here:

Grilled swordfish with a Stella on the side at San Nicola.

Grilled swordfish with a Stella on the side at San Nicola.

And finally, a tried and true veal parm with veggies on the side:

Veal parm at San Nicola.

Veal parm at San Nicola.

Service for the whole meal was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. I look forward to returning to San Nicola for a supper to try other dishes and maybe some wine. There’s ample parking and the place is easy to find along Route 30. Enjoy every meal. (Next time I’ll be sure to take the Nikon 1 AW to snap photos. These were taken with the iPhone and leave much to be desired.)

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West Chester Restaurant Festival

West Chester, PA (USA) hosts a fantastic restaurant festival. And who doesn’t love a great meal? Wandered the streets for several hours, meeting friends from my regular joints like The Classic Diner.

Friends from The Classic Diner at West Chester Restaurant Festival.

Friends from The Classic Diner at West Chester Restaurant Festival.

They had Belgian Waffles there as you can see in the next photo:

Waffles made at The Classic Diner stand, West Chester Restaurant Festival.

Waffles made at The Classic Diner stand, West Chester Restaurant Festival.

There were other stands, too, with everything from homemade soft drinks to pasta to baked goods to smoked meats.

Stand at the West Chester Restaurant Festival.

Stand at the West Chester Restaurant Festival.

Speaking of which, I needed a brisket fix and connected with this sandwich, which had me enjoying in a serious way:

Brisket sandwich at the West Chester Restaurant Festival.

Brisket sandwich at the West Chester Restaurant Festival.

This was a great festival with crafts, live music, and plenty of friendly people. I only wish I could eat more. See you next year. Enjoy ever meal in between.

Classic Diner Lunch (again)

In need of a cheeseburger, I stopped at The Classic Diner, Malvern, PA, USA, which is one of my favorite joints for such comfort food. Was also testing some functions on a new camera so made a short video. Check it out:

That bacon cheeseburger with double onions is the way to go. Flavor is excellent. Filling. Fortifying. If you count the onion rings on the side, that’s actually triple onions. In other words, just right. Of course, a sticky bun for the road enhances the experience. Enjoy every meal.

Shoco Snack, Aruba

You’ll find Shoco Snack on Schotlandstraat between Ling’s Grocery and the Sasaki Texaco.

Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Shoco Snack, Aruba.

This is a local joint, mostly take-away, but there are a few seats at the counter where you can enjoy your snack and read Diario, the local newspaper.

The counter at Shoco Snack, Aruba.

The counter at Shoco Snack, Aruba.

The food here is local, simple, hearty fare. The prices are reasonable, meaning currently you’ll spend about 20 florins or less for a platter like you see below.

Roast chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Roast chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Of course, each day they have a few specials. I recommend going early for lunch to get your selection. Below is the grilled chicken platter.

Grilled chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Grilled chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

There’s plenty of food there, enough rice for 3 people underneath the chicken. This might be an easy alternative for a quick meal during your stay. Bon dia.

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