Out With the Editor
Our publisher, Allen Herman, been under the weather recently and hasn’t travelled much lately. He’s the guy who takes us travelling every month uncovering neat spots in our greater reading area. He’ll be up and about soon and is anxious to share what he’s discovered… but until then, he’s invited me to share where I’ve been and see if I can offer some fun spots for your summer enjoyment. So, here we are, the first of Out with the Editor. I’m hoping you’ll visit some of these places and find them as interesting as I do… I know I enjoyed sharing my thoughts!!
There’s a newish sushi restaurant
in the community and it’s got to be visited. Clean and crisp on the inside, it speaks to the deliciously fresh food you’ll get to enjoy. I visited there recently with my sister and we had a lot of fun. I kept saying, “Michele, we have to order food so we can sample different things and offer a report to our readers.” She more than obliged and got into ordering a whole lot of stuff!!!
We started with what I call “ersatz” sushi. Neither of us are real big fans of raw fish, so you’ll have to take our recommendation alone that also the raw fish is fresh and delicious. We ordered a number of rolls, including Peanut Avocado Roll, Sweet Potato Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll and their New York Roll. The New York Roll was outstanding with kani tempura on the inside, topped with shrimp, avocado and spicy mayo. Remember we were just two ladies…. We definitely ordered too much… but that didn’t stop us from ordering even more! We ordered a Vegetable Hibachi that included clear soup (enough for 2), green salad with a yummy ginger dressing, and white rice. We loved it.
SushiX offers entrees, Japanese style noodles, fried rice, Sashimi, Teriyaki and Hibachi, Bento boxes, Maki lunch and more. The have all-day lunch specials starting at $8.50 which includes Miso soup or a green salad. And you can enjoy 50% off their sushi rolls all day. It’s a great bargain.
What makes this restaurant a bit more fun than others is the way they serve your meal, if you eat in the restaurant. Intended as a takeout place… you order the food and pick it up to go. They also have a number of tables where you can sit and eat inside. The meals are all packaged in what we thought were pretty unique plastic packages. It really added a bit of “fun” to the whole experience. P.S. You would enjoy that same bit of “fun” experience if you took the food home. They use the same kind of packaging whether you eat in or eat out. It’s fun all the way.
Housed in a little strip center on East County Line Road in Warminster, SushiX is worth discovering. The husband and wife team working the restaurant are hardworking and pleasant, eager to please. We think it’s a “find” in our growing community. (And while you’re in the center, you could make a visit to Joe’s Train Station. They’ve got some great train layouts for your entertainment!!)
Judy Dautcher just opened Wolfy’s Furniture and Stuff on Old York Road in Hatboro. What a fun store!! My mouth was drooling walking through her aisles of vintage furniture, collectibles, jewelry and more. It’s a wonderful addition to the area. Clean, with lots of room to investigate and consider her extensive inventory, the wardrobes were handsome, chairs and tables exquisite…. If you like vintage and you have an eye for the finer things in life, and you know someone who has the same…. this is a must-go place. P.S. The inventory is rotated frequently, so if you miss seeing something your first visit make sure to ask to see it your second visit. It might still be available. Just tell Judy we sent you. She’s a longtime friend of The Uptight Suburbanite family and will enjoy your hello!!! (And yes, there’s very convenient parking.)
La Strada Italian Restaurant, located in the Huntingdon Valley Court Yard is a favorite stop for the best in Italian. Their menu is familiar and uncomplicated, filled with a full roster of veal, chicken and beef dishes. Pasta dishes, salads and vegetarian plates are varied. I love their eggplant rolled with ricotta, baked with mozzarella and tomato sauce, Rollatini di Melanzane.
Currently they’re running two specially priced 4-course tasting menus including appetizer, antipasti, entrée and one of their yummy desserts. If you haven’t checked out this hot spot, this would be the perfect time to give it a try. Quaint, cozy and delicious, parking is plentiful and easy. It’s become a popular BYOB for intimate dining and catered parties alike. And go on a nice evening when you can walk around the Court Yard and visit some of the stores/boutiques sharing the area. If you go a little earlier in the day they might still be open…. But go for La Strada. Fun and priced well, it offers a delicious evening out conveniently located.
If you’re searching for some help with Rx needs or special equipment, Max-Well Pharmacy in Warminster is a good resource. They can address your medicine requirements, and are also fully stocked with most medical equipment you might need including walkers, transport chairs, canes, commodes and more. More than anything, they’re really helpful in answering any questions you might have. And they will direct you in the right direction if you’re lost. We needed some assistance in identifying certain equipment we might need and they brought something to their store for us to check out. Unfortunately, the chair was not appropriate and we couldn’t use it. No worry, we re-evaluated our needs, with their help, and in the end found a suitable solution. Easy to talk to, and even easier to work with, they provide the gentle assistance one needs when you’re going through some very serious health issues. If you need this kind of help, this is a resource for your consideration.
Happy 60th Anniversary to our friends at Philomena Santucci’s Square Pizza!! They’ve “tweaked” the name of their restaurant to now include their mother’s name to honor and celebrate the opening of the first Santucci’s Square Pizza location 60 years ago. Philomena and Joseph Santucci Sr. are the founders of this family business that now includes a third generation.
I remember when our son and his football buddies would go to Santucci’s near Grant Avenue in Philadelphia and carb-up on pizza after and before a game. Now we can do the same thing at Santucci’s on Street Road. I love their salad…. crisp, full. It never disappoints. (I also like their Fettucine Alfredo) Allen loves their flatbread and their Raviolis. Of course, we both are fans of their pizza. This is a great place for family dinners, couple dinners or take-out…. and it’s a BYOB which makes it even more fun.
And did you know, that you can now bring home a bit of Santucci’s when you go to some select Acme markets in our area? You can purchase their homemade sauce… jarred and ready for your own recipes. Yum!!! You’ll find it next to the other sauces, but of course, it will be a stand out unto itself. Only Santucci’s will carry Philomena Santucci’s picture on the front label! P.S. You can also pick up a jar or two, or three when you dine at the restaurant.
So that’s it for this month. We’ll be traveling some more in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for some new finds, some old finds re-visited…. they’re all good finds making our area interesting and fun. Enjoy! See you in August!!!!
291 E. County Line Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Wolfy’s Furniture and Stuff
210 N. York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
La Strada Italian Restaurant
In the Valley Court Yard
2519 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
375 W. Street Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Philomena Santucci’s Square Pizza
460 W. Street Road
Warminster, PA 18974