An Abundance of Tastes

Enjoy A Multitude of Flavors in the Heart of Lancaster As we all begin to thaw out from Mother Nature’s last hurrah of winter misery, Lancaster City restaurants are opening their doors, and maybe their patios, to diners looking for a fresh take on some of the participating restaurants’ most iconic meals. The planning committee for…

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It’s Madness, Wing Madness!

A few months ago we began serving up $10 All-You-Can-Eat Wings every Monday. Each Monday from 11am to 9pm, patrons could get their fill of satisfying, meaty wings in variety of flavors, sauces, and rubs including a different featured wing flavor each week. We offered a wind range of mouthwatering flavors including Honey BBQ, Garlic…

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Scotch 101

Kicking off Our 2015 Spirit Dinner Series with Scotch First things first, all scotch is whisky, but not all whisky is scotch. Scotch is a malt or grain whisky made exclusively in Scotland and follows a specific set of rules on how the beverage must be made. Originally, all scotch was crafted from malted barley….

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Enjoy Wines from Around the World

Wine Dinner at Characters Pub Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, we strive to bring a diverse mix of flavors and cultures to our restaurant. From our Olé Wednesdays to our Pasta de Jour, we want you to come and enjoy flavors and textures from our region and beyond. Our next Spirit Dinner on Wednesday,…

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Fresh, Local Strawberries: Perfect for Breakfast or Dessert!

Now is the time of year for fresh, local strawberries. We’ve been using them at Characters for a variety of menu items, including our strawberry sundaes. We even use them in some of our salads! As you drive around the Lancaster County area you’re sure to see plenty of farm stands selling strawberries. You can also…

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Waste Not, Want Not: An Important Part of the Characters Food Philosophy

I am blessed.  I live in Lancaster County, a very prosperous area. Sure I own a restaurant, but despite that, I never have to worry about where my next meal is coming from. People come in and out of Characters every day in order to eat excellently prepared meals that are healthy for them. But…

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An Ode to the Egg & Sunday Brunch

Eggs are hugely important in cuisine.  They fit into every course and every meal period.  They are an incredible food in and of themselves, full of protein, delicious, and filling, not to mention incredibly useful and purposeful.  When added to certain recipes they can change the structure, leaven, thicken, enrich the flavor, and change the…

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Bringing Local and Sustainability to the Table

Local:  Belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood, typically exclusively so. Sustainable:  (esp. of development, exploitation, or agriculture) Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. My philosophy about local and sustainable products includes, but is not limited to, products from Lancaster County.  I most definitely support the local farmers and…

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