Mt. Airy, PA, a quaint, charming, and historic town is seeping with history. From old cobblestone streets with trolley rails running through them to homes that date back to the 1700’s and claim that “Washington slept here” and rumors of ghosts, the fingerprints of yesteryear linger all over the town.This is the setting for Mt. Airy’s Street Fare: Sip, Savor and Stroll on September 19, a setting that adds ambiance and romance to the food and drink to create the perfect location.
(Can you believe I have NO pictures of the amazing Trolley Car Diner? I had some, I promise. I don’t know where they went.)
We start our journey in the Trolley Car Diner. Once upon a time a Roy Rogers sat, empty, at 7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA. Ken and Judy Weinstein along with former partners Bob and Nancy Elfant envisioned opening an old diner there. In 1999 they finally found the diner. Only problem was it was in Wilkes Barre, PA. Through a fun adventure they had the diner transported to Germantown Ave. and there the story begins. The Trolley Car Diner was named through a contest, with the favorite being after the Route 23 Trolley that ran through Germantown Avenue for many years.
The Trolley Car Diner is a special blend of old and new. A rarity among diners, they serve alcohol. One of their signature summertime drinks is a Strawberry Beer float -it starts with strawberry ice cream and ends with a strawberry wheat beer. Summer isn’t over yet!
We were served bites of chicken satay with a peanut sauce, crab cakes, and their house made donuts. Oh yeah! That “fresh donuts” sign really means fresh. The chicken satay was tender and flavorful, the sauce on the side so you could ad as much as you wanted. The crab cakes were fried on the outside with fresh delicious crab stuffed inside. Served on a roll it was a perfect slider.
Eavesdropping in on customers I quickly found that I need to try everything on the menu and definitely need to make it a Mt. Airy Street Fare: Sip, Savor, and Stroll stop. Their blend of old and new includes ample free parking, an electric car charging station, and an old trolley car turned into an ice cream shop.
Next up Little Jimmie’s Bakery and a baked good you don’t want to miss! Come back tomorrow to hear all about it. Or, subscribe to my blog to the right of this post so you don’t miss a thing.