At the Intersection of Harmony and Homemade Cookin’

Mark your maps! Start your engines! It’s a rare day that I have a discovery, a spot that I did not read about online or in print. Katie’s Korner appeared serendipitously. Oh joy!

Katie’s Korner in Harmony, Pennsylvania, just off the turnpike – just off the turnpike – is reason enough to road trip it to Buffalo, New York. We used the app iExit, which DID NOT MENTION KATIE’S. Oversight alert!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset From what I can discern, Katie’s Korner is a Hubbard, Ohio based franchise, although the Katie’s folks in Harmony, Pennsylvania have made it their own private Dine-In-Or-Go.

IMG_4929Such a sweet oasis and unexpected.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetIMG_4893Hand-written menus and local labels on the beverages are happy signifiers. We walked in, saw the mob, noticed the chalked scrawl and raised eager eyebrows. Grins all around.

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Hunky dory, what dory hunkys. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

My co-travelers, Benji and Carolyn felt an urgent burger desire, which seemed absolutely apropos. The fries, hand-cut and skins on, came in a large, just right for three appetites. Crispy exterior, creamy inside, they held up to vinegar stoutly. FullSizeRenderMy oh my we were so happy when our lunch showed up.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Turkey Reuben. Dat a Rachel, yes? I call it that and did not make it up.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThe turkey was off the bone of a roaster, the kraut crunchy, the bread marbled and grilled. What more could one want? Not halved was smart. The sandwich would have self-destructed had it been severed.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Katie’s Korner, the Sunday we were there, attracted a diverse crowd – homemade utilikilt-wearing hipsters, camo-clad giants, apres-church families bearing tutued kidlettes.

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Banana Cake, touted as the best you’ll ever taste, was. We scarfed it en route to the car. Homemade Cookin’, it was. Extra points for accurate apostrophe use. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

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2 responses to “At the Intersection of Harmony and Homemade Cookin’

  1. this looks like Mr. Fixit’s kind of joint

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