No surprise that the Tomato Pie Cafe in Lititz made another Top Ten List

YouTube surprised kids with some of the most expensive foods of the last 100 years.

Last week, “Only in Your State” once again published the Ten Best Restaurant Towns in Pennsylvania. It’s no surprise to anyone who has visited Lititz that this little Lancaster County town, once voted “Coolest Small Town in America”, made the list.

And as we all know, polls and lists are fallible. “Where do you want to eat tonight?” is a touchy question tangled in cherished and treasured preferences. Mom’s favorite restaurant is almost certainly not Dad’s. Your vegan sister and chicken fingers-only brother have other favorites.

That being said, The Tomato Pie Cafe in Lititz has been knighted the coolest restaurant in the coolest small town in America. It’s a little unique, a little cute, and a lot charming.

The Tomato Pie is listed at Number Nine, behind Pittsburgh and Philadelphia entries (and Hawley, wherever that is). Located just a block north of the Lititz square and across from the pretty Lititz Spring Park, the Tomato Pie overflows with quaint-ness.

The signature plate here, of course, is Tomato Pie, a delicious taste of “fresh red tomatoes seasoned perfectly with herbs and baked in our own pie shell topped with a blend of cheeses. It’s not pizza.” It’s even better than that.

Trust me, you could live on this, it’s that good. And this coming from a guy who thinks culinary excellence is found in a Big Mac and high-brow delicacy is putting sauerkraut on the hot dog. The Pie has something for everyone, including Mr. Picky Eater, such as Rainbow French Toast on the kids’ breakfast menu and Rainbow Grilled Cheese for lunch. Vegan items dot the menu, along with all the trendy teas, shakes, lattes, and coffee.

The wait staff is terrific, all wearing cute little hats and buzzing from one table to another.

While fantasizing about another visit there, I happened on a YouTube video of dining out.  Still thinking of how selective kids can be, I giggled as this video shows youngsters trying some very interesting and expensive delicacies from the past 100 years. 

It’s an interesting visit into high society plates, including frog legs, caviar, and lobster thermidor being introduced to a kid’s taste buds.

When was the last time you dined on truffled tagliatelle with truffle butter?

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