Last night, my cousin Mark and I made the 70 minute drive for us down to Breezy Heights Tavern
in Avella, PA.
This sign near the front door lets you know what they are famous for. Breezy Heights Tavern
is a long rambling building divided into three parts. The center dining room is the best place to eat. First of all, how many restaurants have a sight like this in the middle of the dining room?
I felt like I was at the Buckhorn Exchange
in Denver. Apparently, the owners are quite the big game hunters.
The other unique feature of this room is the quaint little booths along both sides.
Here is Mark in our booth.
It was a bit of a tight squeeze for a bigger guy like myself.
Of course, we ordered the broasted chicken. The waitress explained the process to me, but I can't remember. I do know there is marinating and pressure cooking involved. Anyway, we were rewarded with some wonderful fried chicken.
The meat is tender and juicy, but we both particularly loved the crusty skin.
The sides recommended above were the green bean casserole, here called fried green beans
and the mashed potatoes.
Mark loved the mashed potatoes so much, he said could have made a meal of just those. I think it was more the wonderful brown gravy that was so good than the potatoes.
I can't imagine they get a lot of strangers here and my taking photos was getting me attention. A very nice elderly woman named Alice came over and introduced herself as the owner. All together a very good experience. I agree that this place is Roadfood worthy!
Thanks to californyguy
for bringing this place up. I still can't believe I had never heard of it before.