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    Excite your senses at Amorette

    Downtown Lancaster has proudly worn the badge of being an “up and coming” culinary hotspot over the years, but the arrival of Chef Rikku Ó’Donnchü at Amorette is a clear indication that our time has finally come. After nearly 15 months of shuttering its doors, this beloved Lancaster beacon of gastronomic refinement has been reborn through the eyes of this Michelin-recognized chef. The revival is a groundbreaking triumph for the Lancaster food scene, but also proves to be a larger culinary revelation for American fine-dining as a whole.

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    Drink Local: Our Summer 2021 Guide to Lancaster Beverage

    Lancaster is home to some of most delicious craft beverages. It's summer, and Lancaster restaurants & bars are welcoming you back, with more options than ever as we safely come together to sip on something great in the warm days ahead. We’ve rounded up all the drink spots from our summer food & drink issue—cheers to a summer to remember!

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    Eat Local: Our Summer 2021 Guide to Lancaster Dining

    It's summer and Lancaster City restaurants are welcoming you back, ready to make it delicious. There are more options than ever as we safely come back together to eat our way through the warm days ahead. We've rounded up all the restaurants and eateries from our summer food & drink issue—cheers to the cherished favorites and exciting new options. Let’s make this a summer to remember!

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    Fresh Face: Wyndridge Cider

    Wyndridge Farm, the York, Pennsylvania cidery and brewery specializing in craft beverages since 2013, has expanded to Lancaster. Located on 398 Harrisburg Pike, Wyndridge Tasting Room is a bar and retail space showcasing the Wyndridge brand’s family of products.

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    Fresh Face: Good Life Organic Kitchen

    The wellness revolution has arrived in Lancaster, and Good Life Organic Kitchen is now at its center. Surrounded by multiple walking-distance yoga and pilates spaces—even sharing an address with the new boutique fitness studio, Longevity Lancaster—this superfood bar and juicery is fulfilling a major need for both long-time health nuts and wellness newcomers alike: genuinely healthful, mindfully-prepared meals.

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    Fresh Face: Frisco’s Chicken

    When Francisco “Frisco” Gomez De La Torre first came to Lancaster in 2009, he had just lost his Manhattan hotel job in the financial crisis. He was interviewing for what seemed to be the only job opening at a hotel in the Eastern Seaboard, at the Lancaster Marriott. As he rode his motorcycle around the Lancaster countryside, Frisco called his wife, Veronica, who was living in Peru at the time.

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    Fresh Face: Front Porch Baking Co.

    Remember when we were all desperately trying to perfect our sourdough starters during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns of early 2020? Well, those in the know skipped the heartache and got their goods delivered directly from beloved local baker Kristen Richards. Front Porch Baking Co. was born when Kristen decided she’d offer contactless bread deliveries to pass the time and connect with her Lancaster neighbors during quarantine.

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    Foster The Foodie’s Fig Foodie Finds

    We love good food! And so does Corinne from Foster the Foodie.

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    Fresh Face: Got Jerk Island Grill

    For founders Ben Anderson, Ray Dixon, and Kenny Henny, the special sauce behind Got Jerk Island Grill’s booming success is literal; and you’ve probably tasted it, considering its presence on the stockroom shelves of nearly 10,000 restaurants across the East Coast and Midatlantic.

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    Fresh Face: Crowded Kitchen

    Close to the Orange Street entrance of Lancaster Central Market, Drew Moore might be found at the Crowded Kitchen stall replacing kegs or cleaning tap lines. But it’s not beer or cold brew he’s dispensing from these massive casks—it’s fresh-made, premium stock and broth. And he’s the first person in the world to offer it on tap.

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    Fresh Face: Norbu Restaurant

    Foodies everywhere would agree that the ultimate meal must include an interactive variety of textures, tastes, and temperatures; it should also contain flavor combinations never before encountered. With all of this in mind, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say the “Thali”—a plate served by Sanya Yeh and Tenzin Norbu at their downtown restaurant, Norbu—has earned itself the title of being such a dish.

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    Fresh Face: Blade and Spade

    It's important to Alyssa Miller that she state her pronouns and acknowledge her residence on Susquehannock land when you meet her—and both of these declarations directly echo the unflappable ethos she built Blade and Spade upon.

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