Day: May 23, 2017

Dining in Kutztown

Do you like to eat out as much as I do? Well, then you’re in luck! For a smaller sized place, we are totally blessed when it comes to places to eat. From great burgers to trendy sushi to your neighborhood pizza place, Kutztown’s got it all!

I know as a college student, one thing I was pretty much always in the mood to eat was pizza. And we’ve got an authentic pizza place right here on W. Main called Mamma’s Delight. When I say authentic, I mean it, too—the proprietor, Vincenzo DiMaggio, was born in Sicily. When he came to the United States, he worked at a pizza parlor in New York. Then he relocated to Kutztown, and the rest is cheesy, tomato sauced history. They are open late nights and you can order online, which is perfect for students! Whether you’re looking for pizza, a cold sandwich, burger, wings, or even a soup and salad, give Mama’s Delight a try.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, just a little ways down W. Main from Mamma’s is Betty’s. This cute eatery features burritos, wraps, soups, salads, and even smoothies. Most dishes are actually vegetarian and made with local ingredients. And—the two words college students love most—they deliver. Betty’s is my go-to lunch place. So good!

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a great hangout Shorty’s Bar is. This is definitely the place, six days a week, where I would go if I wanted a night out. There are always drink specials going on to entice the college crowd. But who isn’t going to appreciate a $5 pitcher of Yuengling? And with bingo, karaoke, a pool league, trivia, and beer pong, there’s plenty to do throughout the week.

Don’t worry, I’m aware I mentioned sushi at the beginning of the post. If it is raw fish that you crave, head over to TK’s Sushi House. There’s plenty of space if you want to dine in but they also do lots of takeout business. Especially at lunch. Everything is fresh and hand-made. That means its fresher, but it might take longer than you’re used to. It’s worth the wait in my opinion. Especially for the volcano roll. But that’s just me.

If you’re sick of chain restaurants, you’ll find the cure at Ozgood’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill. Ozgood’s is the perfect place to chill out with a burger, a brew, and some great friends. As soon as you sit down, order the beer cheese dip while you peruse the rest of the menu. The soft pretzels and dipping sauce are the best! My hands-down favorite is the Delmonico Sandwich, though. Be sure to try it next time you’re there!

These are just a handful of eateries in the area, and I haven’t even touched on great places like Letterman’s Diner, La Cocina Mexicana, The Frying Dutchman, Spectators, or even the fancy places nearby, like the Glasbern Inn and the Savory Grille.If you’re interested in trying out local restaurants as well as the area’s beer and wine options, come to our annual Taste of Kutztown, held in early summer. It is a total blast!