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Mar 30, 2017 by Explore HBG

Brunch in the City

The weekend is finally here, and you know that means it’s brunch time! In the city there are plenty of places to explore for that late morning early afternoon meal. So grab your family and friends and go enjoy some of these excellent restaurants. 11 Places for Brunch in the City Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar Brunch is better with music! On Sundays
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Jan 9, 2017 by Explore HBG

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Each year, more than half a million visitors – and 6,000 animals - arrive at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this particular event is hailed as the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition. And while we can’t unveil what this year’s butter sculpture will be (trust us, we tried!), we can give you a few farm
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Jan 5, 2017 by Explore HBG

Ethnic Dining in Harrisburg

Fly around the world without ever leaving the Hershey Harrisburg Region! How? By visiting one of these ethnic dining spots. We’ll head to India, Mexico, Japan, and Latin America. No passports or boarding passes needed. Now, onto the trip! INDIA India produces more varieties of spices than any other country in the world. So, it’s no wonder the
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Nov 4, 2016 by Explore HBG

Midtown Harrisburg

In recent years, Harrisburg’s Midtown district has undergone a revitalization. What was once sleepy streets and few businesses has become a booming center for young professionals, artists, brewers and musicians. New businesses are popping up giving residents new foods to try or wares to buy. Artist colonies are stronger than ever, with murals being
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Sep 13, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider: Staci Basore

Tell me about your three restaurants. How do they differ? Mangia Qui is more Italian-leaning. At Suba we do traditional Spanish tapas. The tacos that we offer are certainly not that, but it was something fun for us to do and I think it makes the tapas more accessible to folks. Rubicon is very playful, French-inspired, but there is also a hamburger
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Sep 13, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider: Dan Healy

How’d you find your way here? My business partner and I thought that craft distilling was something that Harrisburg would really embrace, and we wanted to bring it to this area. Pennsylvania became a better area for craft distilling in 2012 when it changed the state law for distilleries. They created a designation called the limited distillery that
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Sep 8, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Restaurant Week

Julia Child is famously quoted as saying, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” And we here at Explore HBG agree with them! That’s why we’re so happy to talk about Harrisburg Restaurant Week. Harrisburg Restaurant Week is one of the largest dining events in Central Pennsylvania. More than 15 area restaurants provide unique specials
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Jul 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insiders: Lauren Schaller & Cyndee Hitz

Lauren and Cyndee are employees of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. How did you find your way to Harrisburg? Cyndee: I’ve lived here my whole life. Thirty-plus years. Lauren: I actually live in Lancaster and commute to Harrisburg. It’s different from other cities. With Restaurant Row down on Second Street, City Island and the sports
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Jul 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider: Nate DeFazio

Nate works with the Harrisburg Senators. How’d you find your way here? I moved here right after I graduated from college. I’m from a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere with a very low population. I didn’t realize that there was another city other than Pittsburgh until I was probably 13 or 14 years old. That being the case, it was a little
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Jul 13, 2016 by Explore HBG

5 Adventures Under $15

Need some staycation inspiration on the cheap? Add these affordably awesome activities to your family’s bucket list for just $15/person and enjoy everything from classic movies to tandem kayaks right in the heart of Harrisburg. 1. Discover PA History - The State Museum of Pennsylvania Learn about local wildlife, stargaze at the Planetarium, and
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