Our Retro Road Trip from Philadelphia to Austin, TX
I want to thank everyone on Roadfood who made suggestions regarding where we could eat on our almost 2 week road trip from Philadelphia to Austin TX and back - we had a great time and sampled some delicious local fare! Coming back home has been a bit of a letdown, but now I'm able to relive some of it since I'm writing about our adventures for my website (RetroRoadmap.com). I will post our stops in chronological order, in case someone is following the same path we took. And away we go!
We made our first stop at Boehringer's Ice Cream in Adamstown, PA as it was their opening day of their 75th season. This is a roadside stand just north of the Adamstown antique district and only a few minutes off of the PA Turnpike, famous for their ice cream as well as their sandwiches, burgers and dogs.
A well kept counter-service only establishment, you step up to the counter to order, then step back until they call you to pay. I had been deliberating the entire drive there whether I should get real food or ice cream, but the weather took a turn for the freezing so I decided to order something hot.
I ordered a cheeseburger with everything - which included onion and relish, and RetroRoadhusband got a cheeseburger hoagie/sub, which had lettuce and tomato and was served on a long roll. We shared some fries, but I could not resist getting some Zerbe's potato chips - locally made tasty chips, PA is great for these tiny brands. It still being very chilly out, we ate in the car, but had it been warmer we would've sat at one of the picnic tables placed alongside the brook that runs out back of the restaurant.
(I just tried to post a photo of what we ordered but I guess I don't have permission just yet to do that. If you would like to see our food just go to RetroRoadmap dot com and search for Boehringer's)
Our burgers were tasty, the fries hot and crisp and I saved the chips for later in the journey as a backup snack.
3160 N Reading Rd
Adamstown, PA 19501