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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Blast Back to 1950 in the Endless Mountains


2. Where to Eat

Twigs Restaurant and Café  

Before taking in a flick at the old-time Dietrich theater in Tunkhannock, grab a bite across the street at Twigs Restaurant and Café. Unlike its Eisenhower-era competition, the service here is slick, the bartender knows how to make a Key-lime martini, and the menu is sprinkled with phrases like “wasabi pepper” and “mango coulis.”

Green Gables (off Exit 67, I-81; 570-465-3186), looks exactly as it did in photos from the fifties. The cuisine’s about the same too, with homemade tomato sauce, generous portions, and a plate of lasagne and sausage priced to move, for around ten bucks.

As they’ve been for over a half-century, weekend church suppers are a staple in these parts, known for their heaping plates of chicken and biscuits and fabulous homemade pies. The United Methodist Church, at the corner of Jackson and Main Streets in Thompson, has great roast-beef dinners, held the last Saturday of most months, starting at 5 p.m. (Look for the painting of a roast beef on the church lawn.) To find others, check posters at local grocery stores.

Published on Sep 25, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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