On our way to State College, we stopped by Primanti Brothers and had one of their “Almost Famous” sandwiches. We were planning on staying that night around Pittsburgh, but all the hotels were booked. Being from the South, which apparently has an abundance of hotels, I was a little shocked. We had to drive to State College after dinner and finally found a hotel about 11:30pm that evening. Whew.
The next day began the conference. Cary and the Bug had a great time exploring the city while I was busy learning all sorts of chemistry education stuff. They decided we needed to try Herwig’s Austrian Bistro.
The restaurant serves a little snark with its food, which is entertaining.
Cary enjoyed the Bratwurstplatte, which featured two pork sausages served with potato salad, sauerkraut and a rather potent mustard.
The Wienerschnitzel was a thinly breaded veal cutlet served with slaw and potato salad. The slaw was more like a salad with a creamy dill dressing. While everything was delicious, the potato salad was my favorite. It was simple, with a slight vinegar flavor.
After dinner, we went to the Berkey Creamery at Penn State. Seriously the best ice cream I have ever had. We went twice and I tried the chocolate chip cookie dough and the vanilla bean chocolate chip. Very nice.