In less than one short month, I will be back wandering through the academic quad, eating lunch out on Britton Plaza and frequenting all my favorite restaurants that I have missed after a year abroad. As a senior at Dickinson College, I have a big year ahead of me – in the midst of being Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Dickinsonian, I am part of Greek Life, will be writing a thesis for my Philosophy major, am a Global Ambassador representing my study abroad programs in France and Cameroon, a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and have to find time to apply for post-graduation jobs. Yet, somehow, I am more excited than stressed or overwhelmed to return to Carlisle after a year abroad.
July 30, 2015
July 28, 2015
July 21, 2015
Last Tuesday, two friends and I decided to venture out into Carlisle to try some new local beers. We found ourselves sitting in the taproom of the new microbrewery, Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, sipping on their ever-developing range of beers. As the taproom expands in both hours and options, Molly Pitcher is becoming an increasingly desirable place to relax with a local beer.
Molly Pitcher is truly a local microbrewery, drawing its name and inspirations from the local Revolutionary War hero, Molly Pitcher, who is buried in the cemetery next door. Entering the taproom through the small door next to the garage where beer pickups occur, we walked into a sleek taproom that was surrounded by fermentation tanks brewing the beer, and several decorations that harken back to the Revolutionary days of Molly Pitcher. The taps were all topped with pistol tap handles, and hand drawn art covered a wall-sized chalkboard menu behind the bar. We were quickly seated at one of their high top table at the edge of the taproom where a small wall divides the seating area from the brewery itself.
July 16, 2015
One of the most popular places in town, Café Bruges, is a must for those wishing to try its famed twice fried frites (I like mine with the house made curry ketchup), locally raised beef Bruges Burger, or the constantly-changing array of soups, like leek and potato or tomato bisque. Café Bruges offers more than 100 imported Belgian beers and seasonal flights to accompany the Sirloin steak frites or handmade, locally raised beef burger. After a long week of classes and homework, settling into the café’s cozy atmosphere with piping hot frites and good company is a well-deserved escape.