Any reason why this week seemed nearly never-ending? I’m kicking off the weekend right with an informal Leap Day beer tasting with the girls at my place, then finishing on Sunday with my first trip to the Climbnasium. Here’s a roundup of some other hot stops:
After an afternoon baby shower on Saturday, we stopped into a busy Stock’s on Second. We sat above the main restaurant in their “velvet lounge.” Service was attentive and friendly. We ordered cosmos and espresso martinis and sampled from the bar menu.
We started with orders of Stock’s homemade chips – one original and one cajun, which comes with a blue cheese dip. We tried the pulled-pork BBQ quesadillas, the burger and the Croque Monsier (i.e., ham and swiss). The latter was my favorite – a definite must-order.
Groove Jones, a 7-piece collaboration, started with mellow tunes around 9, and as soon as diners finished up their coffees and desserts, the entire back of the restaurant transformed into a makeshift dance floor.
Stock’s – still got it.
UPDATE: The MODE Happy Hour is postponed until next Friday, Feb. 26 – same time, same location.
However, so long as it stands you can still hear Ken and Jon at the Maennerchor tonight or John Micek of Milkshake Jones on Saturday at Crimson Frog.
On Tuesday, don’t forget to stop out for the CPAA fundraiser at ABC Camp Hill, and on Wednesday, HYP is holding their part-informational, part-social Annual Meeting at HACC Midtown. If you are new to the area, this is worth checking out.
In today’s column, I misidentified the name of Giotti’s, the second restaurant owned by business partners Scott Thomas
and Giovanni Barone.
Giotti’s is located at the new Patton Place Plaza off of Linglestown Road.
The address is 2308 Patton Rd., Harrisburg, 717-652-5656