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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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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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Jun 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider Commodore Jack Dillman

How’d you find your way here? This is my 71st year of working on the water. Twenty were in active duty in the U.S. Navy. The rest of the time can be divided up between the Susquehanna Coal Fleet that used to be here on the river, the Millersburg Ferry and of course Harrisburg’s riverboat, the Pride of the Susquehanna . Until I was 81 years old, my
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Jun 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider John Traynor

How’d you find your way here? I’m a native New Yorker but I grew up in London. Harrisburg was a complete fluke. I was looking for a project and I found a church for sale in Pittsburgh. So I drove from New York City to Pittsburgh with my partner, Gary, and decided it was not the right location. On the way back, we saw a tiny little sign that said
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