Erie's Bro-Man's food truck acquires Peach Street property; Icing on the Lake adds treats dispenser – GoErie.com
Looks like Bro-Man’s Sammiches food truck is looking to go brick-and-mortar. They posted on Facebook on Friday that they’ll be moving into the Gulf Station at 8228 Peach St. near the Robison Road intersection.
« We have been waiting to officially announce our new physical location out of respect of the current occupants of the establishment, » owner Stephen Stanbro wrote in his announcement. « Today I was given the OK to share this information with all of you. »
He said he hopes to be open in early January and to be able to offer online ordering, delivery and an expanded menu.
« We will be expanding our Birria menu to offer some other unique and creative creations, » he said. « I’m so excited… It will relieve some of the stress involved with running the truck and it will allow me to make my food more accessible. »
He said he’ll still take the truck out « on occasion » until spring and full-time in summer.
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In other restaurant happenings:
U Pick 6 Tap House, 333 State St., one of the first bars in Erie to embrace the craft beer revolution, is back open after several months of renovation. They have a full menu of great food and beer choices for days. They’re now open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to midnight. They have a new wood-fired brick oven, new beer taps and lots more TLC, including fresh paint, finish, stain, tile, decor and more. 814-520-5419 www.upick6.com/taphouse
Icing on the Lake, 940 West Erie Plaza Drive, has just installed an « Afterhours Treat Machine » outside the shop from where you can dispense cupcakes, macaroons, cake pops, gluten-free cupcakes, cheesecake on a stick and assorted cookies. You stick your credit card in, make your selection and after some processing, a thump or two and the machine’s voice alerts you that your sugar fix is ready, boxed just as it would be if you were in the store. You can access it from a door at the bottom. At the risk of dating myself, it reminds me of the time my dad showed my mom how to use an ATM. The whole family gathered around this strange, magical contraption that spat out cash. We were all in awe of the possibilities. Yes. It’s just like that.
Cloud Nine, 25 East 10th St., has lots of news to share. First, in an email sent Friday, they announced that guests will get a free $10 gift card for every $50 gift card they purchase. Maybe more exciting is a wine pairing dinner scheduled for Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm. If you want to go, make reservations at 814-870-9007 immediately if not sooner. And if you don’t make it to this one, they promise there will be more. And, finally, they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, but open New Years’ Eve with an event menu, so look for that.
Food Hall: After 3 years and millions of dollars, here are the vendors set to open Erie’s food hall
There’s so much restaurant news out there I had to put the Flagship City Food Hall all the way down here. The eclectic gathering of nine purveyors at the property along North Park Row and State Street will require a great deal of research on my part, but let’s just say I want to try one of everything. A soft opening last week was well-received, though I wasn’t able to attend, I can’t wait to try it. You can’t possibly say there’s nothing there for you. I mean, the cuisine choices originated all over the globe and some right here in Erie. Get down there and support this newest gem in the Gem City. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sundays, 8 to 6 p.m.
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