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Reserve This! – it’s not just about food, it’s about experience. Join co-hosts Joanne Bender and Tim Ardinger as they explore food, wine, dining, cooking and any other experience that takes their fancy! Joanne was raised in the restaurant business and gets a spring in her step and a twinkle in her eye every time she attends a wine tasting or a new restaurant. Tim studied at the Culinary Institute of America and just plain enjoys food and everything about it! Each episode is an engaging “report back” on a restaurant visit, wine tasting or other culinary experience. Chef and restaurant owner interviews will round out this entertaining and informative epicurean podcast.

Reserve This! – it’s not just about food, it’s about experience. Join co-hosts Joanne Bender and Tim Ardinger as they explore food, wine, dining, cooking and any other experience that takes their fancy! Joanne was raised in the restaurant business and gets a spring in her step and a twinkle in her eye every time she attends a wine tasting or a new restaurant. Tim studied at the Culinary Institute of America and just plain enjoys food and everything about it! Each episode is an engaging “report back” on a restaurant visit, wine tasting or other culinary experience. Chef and restaurant owner interviews will round out this entertaining and informative epicurean podcast.
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Reserve This! – it’s not just about food, it’s about experience. Join co-hosts Joanne Bender and Tim Ardinger as they explore food, wine, dining, cooking and any other experience that takes their fancy! Joanne was raised in the restaurant business and gets a spring in her step and a twinkle in her eye every time she attends a wine tasting or a new restaurant. Tim studied at the Culinary Institute of America and just plain enjoys food and everything about it! Each episode is an engaging “report back” on a restaurant visit, wine tasting or other culinary experience. Chef and restaurant owner interviews will round out this entertaining and informative epicurean podcast.

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English


Episodes

Mangia Qui

1/21/2018
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Last December we visited Mangia Qui in Harrisburg PA for dinner. To start Tim and I had Scallops with chili beurre blanc and a salad with Belgian endive, peppadew, olives, pistachios and a sherry vinaigrette. For the Primi course we enjoyed spaghetti with Sangiovese, Bresaola, Barola and ricotta cheese and as Secondi a grilled duck […]

Duration:00:27:07

Charcuterie

12/25/2017
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In December Tim and I had a fabulous time buying charcuterie and an even better time tasting it with our friend Frances Teslar. We bought various products at Lancaster Farmhouse (Heagy Foods) in Lancaster Central Market, Rooster Street Butcher in Lititz PA and Lancaster’s Specialty Market north of Lititz. ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:26:29

Miesse Candies

12/5/2017
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In November Tim and I visited Miesse Candies in Lancaster PA. We met with the owner, Tracy Artus, and she took us on a tour of the production facility. She explained the history and the philosophy of the company ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:43:30

The Parrot

11/19/2017
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On November 2 we visited The Parrot in Gettysburg PA for lunch. It was difficult to decide which appetizers to have so we started with Carrot Curry Ginger soup and Crab Cakes then later had Pork Pot Stickers and house made Won Tons. In the middle there was a Cuban sandwich and for dessert we […]

Duration:00:25:08

McCleary’s Pub

11/1/2017
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On October 10 we visited McCleary’s Pub in Marietta PA for a casual supper. To start the evening we had the Irish Crab Potato Skins and a dozen wings, half medium and half Thai. After the appetizers we ordered 2 sandwiches, a Prime Rib Melt and a Reuben. Visit McCleary’s website at www.mcclearyspub.com ©2017 Joanne […]

Duration:00:25:46

Pot Pie – Lancaster County

10/20/2017
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On September 23 Reserve This! partnered with Kom Essa and visited the Bareville Fire Company in Leola PA. For this mini episode we highlight a local Pennsylvania Dutch dish, Pot Pie. ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:12:40

Luca

10/10/2017
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On September 13 Tim and I revisited Luca in Lancaster PA. We had previously visited Luca in September of 2016. This time we chose as appetizers the Asian Pear with lardo, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar and the Burrata with grilled bread, greens and EVOO. For our entrees we had a Pizza with crema, mozzarella, […]

Duration:00:19:02

Checker’s Bistro

9/16/2017
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On August 29 we started a new series of Happy Hours with a visit to Checker’s Bistro in Lancaster PA. We chose four “Bar Bites”; Duck Rangoon, Smoked Salmon Wrap, Half Calamari and Pomme Frites. For dessert we enjoyed a Crème Brulèe. Visit the Checker’s Bistro website at checkersbistro.com. ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:20:05

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen

9/4/2017
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On August 23 we had a casual dinner at Silantra Asian Street Kitchen in Lancaster PA. Tim had a wrap with coconut white rice and shrimp with lots of extra toppings and sweet and sour sauce. I had a bowl with brown rice and beef and also lots of extra toppings and yellow coconut curry […]

Duration:00:14:04

Food Trucks

8/20/2017
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On July 21 we traveled to York and Lancaster counties to taste food from 4 different food trucks. We started at Springettsbury Park where we tasted a mushroom swiss burger from the Lancaster Burger Co, a crab cake sandwich from Captain Crab and a buffalo chicken quesadilla from Dave’s Kitchen. Then we went to Green […]

Duration:00:21:21

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen

8/4/2017
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On July 5 Tim and I had dinner at Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen in Lancaster PA. We started with Pineapple Chow and 2 Doubles which are fried bread with curried chickpeas, cucumber chutney, tamarind and cilantro sauce. As entrees we shared Callaloo Rice with Beef and Buss-Up-Shut with Curried Chicken. Visit the Callaloo Trindadian Kitchen website […]

Duration:00:23:32

Hot Dogs and Sausages

7/16/2017
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Tim and I had a cook out in the backyard and we grilled hot dogs and sausages. We chose 6 different items to taste: Kunzler Jumbo Franks; Hippys Beef Frankfurters; Stoltfus Pepper & Onion Grillers; Turkey and Sage sausage, Pork, Spinach and Parmesan sausage; Lamb, Garlic, Chives and Fresh Herb sausage. ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:19:23

Judy’s on Cherry

7/5/2017
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On June 22 we had lunch at Judy’s on Cherry in Reading PA. We started with Gazpacho and Gorgonzola Baked Figs with Bacon. For the main course we chose a hearth-fired Exotic Mushroom Pizza and a Frittata with Salmon and Red Onions and a Sweet Spicy Mustard Drizzle. Visit the Judy’s on Cherry website at […]

Duration:00:21:51

Ice Cream in Lancaster County

6/16/2017
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On June 1 Tim and I started Summer early and did a tour of ice cream producers in Lancaster County. We started at Penny’s in downtown Lancaster who serves Carmen and David’s ice cream. From there we went to Oregon Dairy, Lapp Valley Farm, Strasburg Creamery and Pine View Dairy. ©2017 Joanne Bender

Duration:00:19:14

Mad Chef

5/30/2017
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On May 10 Tim and I had dinner at Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Petersburg PA. As always we had a selection from the menu; Pommes Frites with 3 dipping sauces (Pesto Aioli, Mad Chef Cheese Sauce & Roasted Garlic and Rosemary), Crab Tumblers, a French Dip Sandwich and Fish Tacos. Visit the Mad […]

Duration:00:20:50

The Left Bank

5/12/2017
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On April 27 Tim and I went across the Susquhanna river and had dinner at The Left Bank Restaurant in York PA. For appetizers we ordered Flash Fried Calamari in a spicy banana pepper parmesan cream and Warm Brie Cheese Brûlée with blueberry compote, candied nuts and artisan crostini. I ordered Pan Seared Dayboat Scallops […]

Duration:00:24:49

Sprout

4/25/2017
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On March 28 Tim and I stopped by Sprout in Lancaster PA for lunch. This is the second restaurant of Vy Banh, the owner of Rice and Noodles, also in Lancaster. We ordered several dishes to share; Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork, Banh Mi with Pork Skin and Sausage, Chicken Rice Noodle Soup and […]

Duration:00:16:28

Cape Winelands Overview

4/9/2017
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While on holiday in South Africa, I made a visit to the wine region in the Western Cape Province. The first stop was Cape Town, and then an area called Hemel en Aarde followed by Franschhoek and then Wellington. This podcast gives a short overview of the restaurants I visited during the trip. If you […]

Duration:00:15:23

Afro-boer

4/9/2017
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My holiday in South Africa comes to a close with a visit to Afro-boer, a restaurant in the outskirts of Pretoria. Join Hennie Fisher and I as we talk South African cuisine with Michelle and hear how she melds the many cultures of South Africa into a unique dining experience. Visit the Afro-boer website at […]

Duration:00:24:05

Corlea Fourie Interview

3/25/2017
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In a previous podcast I spoke to Carla Bosman of the Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington. That same day, I had a unique opportunity to talk to the wine maker at Bosman, Corlea Fourie when we talked about her wine making philosophy, favourite cultivars and the South African wine making industry. Visit the Bosman Family […]

Duration:00:29:13

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