Lunches with Dad – Tay’s Burger Shack

Another week, another lunch date with Dad!  Since we were playing catch up, it was my decision again.  My BFF had told be about this burger place, Tay’s Burger Shack,  in Northtown and I decided it was time we tried it out.

It’s in a tiny little building that I have always noticed and never visited.  Well, thats not true i’m told.  In 1981, a bar inhabited the building and I was in it with my dad, after he had gotten laid off from his job.  I was 5 months old at the time.  My memories of it are unclear, naturally.



It’s a clean and quaint little place.  You walk in and order/pay at the counter then sit down and they bring your food out to you.


Top – My double with cheese fries. Bottom – Dad’s single with chili cheese fries

At every table, along with the usual condiments, there was a bottle of house made Sriracha ketchup and sriracha mayonnaise.  A little too spicy for our tastes, but was still good.  Our food came out quickly and was clearly fresh.  The fries were hand cut with a delicious seasoning on top of them.  The cheese on mine was a yummy addition.  Dad got chili and cheese and the chili had some spicy tang to it.

After we finished our meal we were contemplating our next move when we were brought a cup of ice cream and a comment card.  When he brought it to us he said he was trying out a new flavor and wanted our honest opinions.  The new flavor was root beer ice cream.  It was pretty decent.  Our suggestions were to add more root beer flavor and maybe make it a little creamier.  I would buy it if it was on the menu.!


free ice cream!

It is definitely a place I will be visiting again.  Josh needs to try it too and so should you! 🙂


Dad: 4, Me: 4



Ten on Tuesday – Favorite Ice Cream Flavors Edition

So this is a tough one for me.  Not because I don’t like ice cream.  Trust me.  I do.  A LOT.  But…10 of my favorite flavors?  I don’t know that there is that many.  Here it goes anyway.  Starting with my MOST favorite.

  1. Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter topping.  There is only one place in the world to get this and that is in a little town called Brookville, Pennsylvania at a place called Buffs.  My dad has been going there since he was a kid and we tend to go everyday if we are in town.  Seriously.  They have lots of flavors but that is the only one i’ve tried in a LONG time (since I was a kid long time).
  2. Talenti Gelato in Belgian Milk Chocolate.  Best ice cream in the store.  Expensive but smooth and delicious.  I haven’t been able to find my Milk Chocolate in awhile and it makes me sad.
  3. Vanilla frozen custard from Sheridans.  The chocolate is too rich IMO.  I get stuff mixed in but the vanilla custard is my favorite.
  4. Cookies and Cream.  But not always.
  5. Mint and Oreo.  But not always.

I think that’s the end.  I couldn’t get to 10.  I could list a bunch of flavors, but I like it pretty simple.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Topping from Buffs in Brookville, PA

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Topping from Buffs in Brookville, PA