Weekend nourishment: Food for the body and mind

By on August 20, 2014

Whether you are looking for something to do with the family, a group to join, or a place to enjoy dinner outside, the Lititz area offers a selection of locations with nightly specials, entertainment and outdoor atmosphere. Local bookstores, mini golf, and dance parties are just a few things the Record Express found this week. Here are some suggestions to fill your upcoming weekend:


Scooter’s Cuban pork sandwich with Swiss cheese, diced dill pickles, prosciutto ham and spicy brown mustard on a soft roll  chips on the side, makes for a great summer lunch. (Photo by Lenay Ruhl)

Scooter’s Cuban pork sandwich with Swiss cheese, diced dill pickles, prosciutto ham and spicy brown mustard on a soft roll chips on the side, makes for a great summer lunch. (Photo by Lenay Ruhl)

With an extensive menu and indoor and outdoor seating, Scooters has something for everyone. Their patio is open in the summer and can be closed off in the winter for a sunny dining experience. This season, patrons can enjoy one of their summer cocktails such as the frozen pineapple mango daiquiri, or summer peach sangria, just to name a few.

For food, start off with a fresh salad topped with seasonal herb ranch dressing, created with herbs from their garden. They have featured nights such as Mexican Monday, pasta Tuesday, steak Wednesday, two for $22 on Thursday, and prime rib and chef specials on Saturday and Sunday. Check out their featured dinner for this weekend:

Specials Aug. 23-24:

Drink: Fresh Peach Mojitos

Entrée: clams steamed in lager beer-garlic-butter, pan seared fillet of cod presented on fresh local creamed corn with bacon and fresh house made peach cobbler

Hours: Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Location: 921 Lititz Pike; Call: 627-5666.


La Piazza

Looking for a party this weekend? La Piazza transforms the local Italian restaurant and sports bar into a party on Friday and Saturday nights. Throughout the week patrons can enjoy a quiet dinner on the patio or a slice of pizza and some wings at the bar inside or outside. Offering more than your standard pizzeria, La Piazza brings outdoor seating, live entertainment, drink specials and happy hours straight through the weekend!


Monday Nights: Live jazz on the front deck. The music moves indoors depending on the weather.

Friday Nights: DJ and karaoke

Saturday Nights: DJ dance music

Drink Specials: Thursday – $2 Lagers, $4 orange crush; Friday – $2 Coors Light from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday – $2 Miller Pints, $5 Jäger Bombs; Sunday – $2 Coors Light pints, $4 bloody marys

Happy Hour: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday –; $3.5 well drinks; 0.50 off drafts; $4 house wines; $4 personal plain pizzas; $5 nachos; and $1 off select appetizers.

Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Food is served 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Location: 800 Lititz Pike; Call 625-1222.


Aaron’s Books

Tucked away at 35 E. Main Street is Aaron’s Books. With staff picks marked on the shelves, information about local happenings, book clubs, signings and fund raisers, Aaron’s Books brings something special to the community. Actively involved with the Lititz Rec Center, they bring the kids to the bookstore every other week for a story time.

“We try to be a good community supporter,” said employee Bud Droke.

With places to sit down, a chess board and a kids section, the cozy atmosphere of the bookstore offers a place to browse, relax and learn.


Aug. 21, 6 p.m. — Crafting Story Time: Join adults in crafting and discussing books. “Basically, it’s adult play time,” said Tom Dickenson who co-owns the store with his wife Sam Droke-Dickenson.

Sept. 7, 3 p.m. — Tea & History Book Group: “The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin

Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. — Crazy for Cozies Book Group: “Murder & Marinara,” by Rose Genova

Featured Book Specials: Healthy living books are available for sale. All proceeds go to the Lititz Rec Center.

Hours: Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: 627-1990.


Caddy Shack

The Caddy Shack is a family friendly restaurant located in the old Kauffman Park of Manheim. With lots of history, the location has an antique merry-go-round, miniature golf, ice cream and food. Decorated with old pictures and Baron decor, Ken Shank opened the Caddy Shack in 1989.

There are over 18 different ice cream flavors and unique sundae options. Stop in for dinner too. The broasted chicken is popular. Or, order the spaghetti topped with mom’s homemade sauce. Shank’s mom, Vera Ulrich, can be found behind the counter, one of the many familiar faces of the long lasting establishment. Enjoy your treats in their open dining room or sit out on the deck. With a stream running through the property, you might even see some baby ducks this time of year.

Hours: Monday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Golf Prices: $6 adults; $5 for kids 12 and under.

Location: 662 S. Oak St., Manheim; Call: 664-2250.

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