Labor Day fare

By on August 27, 2014

Labor Day weekend is here! And for students, it is the last weekend before school starts. Whether you are looking to celebrate by grilling in your back yard, ordering take-out, grabbing lunch, or enjoying something cold and refreshing, Lititz has something for everyone. Here are some suggestions to fill your holiday weekend.


Turn your backyard barbecue into an authentic southern dinner with mouth-watering beef brisket, chicken, pork, or ribs. Compliment the smoky meats with traditional side dishes such as Carolina slaw, macaroni and cheese or collard greens. Top that off with some pecan pie for dessert, and wash it down with sweet tea.

JoBoy’s, the newly established brewery in Lititz, offers brews and barbecue. They will be open Labor Day with food take-out options. A 24-hour notice is required for catering, and your order should be placed in the restaurant, as payment is required in person to complete the order.

While you’re there, sit down at the bar and enjoy a freshly brewed beer. They also have $2 samples, if you want to try a few. Save yourself the hassle of cooking, and relax with fresh, flavorful food this Labor Day.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: 27-31 E. Main St., Lititz.

Discounts: JoBoy’s offers a 10 percent discount for active or retired military


Lititz Farmers Market

Committed to grilling this Labor Day? Don’t make buying the food another chore. Bring the whole family, support local businesses and enjoy the Lititz Farmers Market located on Water Street in the Susquehanna Bank parking lot.

Not only can you pick up produce, seafood, homemade bread, snacks and deserts, but you can do it all while enjoying the last days of summer outside. The market has a variety of local stands, live music and free samples. Grab yourself some fresh fruit, sweet corn, Lancaster hummus, or perhaps lobster for the grill. You can even buy the dog a treat too, all while sipping coffee or smoothies as you walk around.

Hours: Saturday 8 a.m. until noon through Oct. 12.


Tomato Pie Café

Be sure to stop by Tomato Pie Café this weekend and catch their August specials. Located across from Lititz Springs Park, the café serves breakfast until 2 p.m., healthy lunch options, café drinks and offers outdoor seating.

Breakfast on the patio at Tomato Pie Café is delicious, and perfect for late risers, as it’s served until 2 p.m. (Photos by Lenay Ruhl)

Breakfast on the patio at Tomato Pie Café is delicious, and perfect for late risers, as it’s served until 2 p.m. (Photos by Lenay Ruhl)

The front page of their menu changes every month with new specials. August boasts a peach themed menu with breakfast, lunch and drink items. Or, try their famous tomato pie, which also comes gluten free. The pie is served with a bed of fresh greens. Add their local house dressing from Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics, located on Broad St. The dressing is a lemon in white balsamic, and splashed on the greens, turns the simple salad into a burst of flavor.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: 23 N. Broad St., Lititz.

August Specials:

Drinks: Cold brew, aloha iced latte, ginger peach iced tea, peach milkshake

Breakfast: Peach baked oatmeal, very berry lemon scone, ginger peach stuffed French toast

Lunch/Dinner: Chilled soup, grilled peach arugula salad, curry naan grilled cheese

Dessert: Peach buttermilk mini cakes, fresh peach pie, s’mores brownies



Close your eyes and imagine what Lititz would taste like. Home of the first commercial pretzel bakery in America and the famous Wilbur Bud, one can guess that Lititz might be a little salty, a little sweet.

Watch the traffic go by on Broad Street as you enjoy Lititz themed ice cream at Greco’s.

Watch the traffic go by on Broad Street as you enjoy Lititz themed ice cream at Greco’s.

At Greco’s Italian Ices and Homemade Ice Cream, patrons can actually taste Lititz. The ice cream flavor, Taste of Lititz, is vanilla ice cream mixed with Sturgis pretzels, dark chocolate mini buds, bittersweet fudge and creamy peanut butter.

Greco’s, decorated with Warrior pride and stickers from their recent partnership with Warwick High School’s MiniTHON fundraiser for children’s cancer, establishment offers ice cream, Italian ice and weekly specials. Sit outside and taste Lititz right downtown!

Hours: Before Labor Day — Sundays 12 to 10 p.m.; Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. After Labor Day — Sundays 12 to 9 p.m.; Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: 49 N. Broad St., Lititz

Weekly Specials:

Milkshake Mondays: $1 off milkshakes

Italian Ice Tuesdays: $1 off small or medium Italian ices or gelatos

Waffle Wednesday: $1 off waffle cones

Thirsty Thursdays: $1 off ice shakes or ice cream coffee drinks

Flurry Fridays: $1 off any size flurry.

Lenay Ruhl is a correspondent for the Lititz Record Express. She welcomes your comments and questions at

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