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Bumbleberry pie shake, from Hamburg Inn.

Hamburg Inn is mostly famous as the tiny diner that political candidates visit for photo ops during campaign season. To me though, it’s the place where they will blend an entire slice of pie into a giant shake. The pies are from the local farmers market, so selection varies, but my favorite is bumbleberry, which is a combo of apple and berries. So good.

Thin-crust pizza with sausage, green peppers & onions.  Also known as Pagliai’s special (but I don’t think it’s on the menu).
No visit to Troy’s family is complete without a visit to Pagliai’s. It’s long been a favorite of my husband’s family, and after my first trip, I know why.  The crust is thin, but not so much so that it gets soggy under the just thick enough layers of sauce, toppings and cheese.  It’s so good that even though you know it just came out of the oven 30 seconds ago and the first flaming hot piece will incinerate the roof of your mouth, you can’t wait and greedily gobble it down, while reaching for another slice.