This Week at the Herdic House
Blue Plate Special: Wednesday, June 28
Organic fettuccine tossed with Cow-A-Hen Farm chicken and grilled zucchini in an herb cream and topped with local tomato-basil salsa
Every Thursday–Happy Hours: 5-7 pm
Join us at the Herdic bar from 5-7 for $4 house wines and $6 Herdic cocktails from our cocktail list.
Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence: Saturday, July 1
Our friend and very special guest Alivia Tagliaferri will be joining us on Saturday, July 1 to read the Declaration of Independence and help us open a week of Independence Day celebrations—and we can’t think of anyone better suited to the task!
Alivia is an author, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate, whose novel, Beyond the Wall: The Journey Home, chronicles the journey of a Vietnam veteran mentoring an Iraq War veteran as they navigate their way home after combat. She’s also an intelligent and fascinating woman who we’re delighted has returned to her Williamsport roots. (All that and she makes great meatballs in the Tag’s family tradition.)
Alivia will be reading around 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, and we’ll be serving all-American drinks and dinner features starting at 5:00 pm. Come celebrate a great holiday (and an even better document) with us…
- Red, White and Blue Martini
- New England clam chowder
- Pan-seared Atlantic sea scallops with dueling raspberry and blueberry gastriques, toasted almonds and nasturtium microgreens
- Grilled Delmonico steak from Misty Mountain Farm served over crisp local fries with two sauces: fresh herb chimichurri and garlic scape aioli
- Sour cherry pie (with cherries from Liz’s garden) served with a scoop of housemade blueberry ice cream
Next Week: Stay tuned for a classic American Blue Plate Special on Wednesday, and then be sure to come out for our First Friday extravaganza featuring:
- A 4:30 dance-out session in our loop with Herdic alum, YMCA guru and all-around fitness queen Elisa Allen
- First Friday artist Elli Groninger and her whimsical metalwork in the lounge and on the patio
- A classic Lobster Boil menu, featuring live Maine lobsters, Maryland crab chowder and lots of other great summer flavors
Friday, July 7
It’s a mid-summer First Friday festival! Herdic alum Elisa Gardner will be bringing a healthy happy hour to the Herdic front loop starting with zumba at 4:30. Artist Elli Groninger will be decorating our lounge and patio with her whimsical metalwork, and we’ll be serving up Maine lobsters, blueberry pie and other classic American summertime dishes. A great healthy yet delicious bookend to a week of crazy Independence celebrations.
Friday, July 21
Join us for our second annual Hemingway dinner, complete with authentic Cuban food and cocktails and, of course, quotes from the man himself. As last year, we’ll start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and then we’ll feast family-style, at one long communal table. Space is limited, so please call to book a seat!
Friday, August 4
The talented Leslie James will grace our walls again for the First Friday in August, with a new collection of works. Check out Leslie’s pieces during an opening from 6-8 pm.
Friday, June 9
The first Full Moon of the approaching summer calls for a menu drenched in early summer delights—especially strawberries! Join us in celebrating a plethora of excellent dishes and a precious little ruby red fruit under the pale and lovely Strawberry Moon.
Friday, May 26
It’s the annual Herdic Shad Smoke! Featuring Sid Furst and his shad-smoking boys on the back alley smoker, and a delicious menu loaded with lots of smoke and lemon, it’s a night not to be missed…
Sunday, May 14
The Herdic House will be open and serving dinner for Mother’s Day, from 11 am-1 pm. Come celebrate your mother and mothers everywhere with a delicious meal in the most beautiful dining room in Williamsport!
Friday, May 5
Join us for First Friday, as we welcome our May artist Theresa Crowley Spitler to the Herdic House. Ms. Spitler’s vibrant pastels will grace our lounge for the month of May, with an opening from 6-8 pm on May 5. And in the kitchen, naturally, we’ll be featuring an inventive menu of some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes…
The Herdic House is among the finest examples of Italian Villa architecture in the state, and guests are welcome to tour the restaurant. Its distinctive features include ornate plaster moldings and arches, and a mahogany stairway that curves three floors to a cupola. The ornate first floor mouldings and the acanthus-leafed fluted columns on the porches are original to the building, and the intriguing three-story chandelier has captivated many visitors. The bar, in the rear of the building, was created from the witness stand of the demolished county courthouse, and the fan was taken from the same building.
For reservations, please call 570-322-0165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org