Best Restaurant for People-Watching, 2017: A this farm-to-table pioneer, the local and seasonally driven menu changes monthly, featuring dishes like barbecue braised short-rib sliders with pickled long hots and a Yuengling-lager cheddar-cheese sauce. Come for the food, but stay for the procession of diners.
From 2013: Check out the giant jars of liquor filled with seasonal, fresh produce - and then some - awaiting the right mixers. Black-cherry-infused Jack Daniels, jalapeño tequila, bacon vodka, even bacon liquor. Enjoy one of these unique house cocktails while you soak in the comfortable ambiance and nosh on a locally sourced nibble or meal.
From 2011: It may take some gentle pushing to get there, but once you find a seat at the bar, you’ll be rewarded with refined, seasonal, locally sourced dishes. The Meadow Run lamb sliders pair well with a local brew, and the fried Lancaster pickles or truffle Parmesan fries are perfect for groups.
Best Bloody Mary, 2014: White Dog’s Bloodhound cocktail marries heirloom-tomato Bloody Mary mix, Absolut Peppar vodka and house-pickled green beans. Go for the all-you-can-drink option for just $12. These Marys are meals in themselves.
Best Brunch, 2015: Take in the gorgeous interior as you start with a Bloodhound, White Dog’s take on a Bloody Mary, using heirloom tomatoes, Absolut Peppar and pickled green beans. Choose from an upscale selection of antipasti, soups, salads, seafood, omelets and entrées. Our recommendation: stuffed brioche French toast with peanut butter, mixed berry jam, powdered sugar, and Pennsylvania Dutch maple syrup.
Best Bar 2016: The farmhouse-chic, canine-centric look of this Wayne farm-to-table gem sets the tone for a relaxed outing with Americana charm. The cocktail list offers whimsically named creations like the Great Dame and the Smashing Dog, and the wine and beer lists offer something for every palate.