Weigh Station Café in Towanda opens new area
The Weigh Station Café in Towanda recently opened a new dining and bar area that is dedicated to offering local craft beers to customers while retaining a family friendly environment.
Owner Karen Parkhurst said the new room opened in August and has received positive feedback from community members.
"We don't want this to become a bar, but we want to offer a fun atmosphere that parents can bring their children to while they have a beer, watch a game and have dinner," she explained.
Currently, the bar is offering four brews from the region; Belgian white ale from Nimble Hill Brewing in Mehoopany, an ale from River Barge Brewing Company in Wyalusing, an IPA offering from Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston and a pugilist style ale from Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia. She said the cafe also carries an assortment of local wines from the numerous wineries surrounding the area.
But it's not just local products, the new bar area is also featuring a wheat ale from Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago and a standard fare of liquors, rums and more potent drinks.
"All we are trying to do is enhance the dinner crowd at night and give them a place to hang out," she said.
Much of the food available on the menu is prepared with ingredients from local farms, depending on the time of year, she said. Parkhurst recommended that newcomers sample the café's Tuscan chicken, which has been the number one seller for over seven years.
Parkhurst said she likes to keep business local, not only by supplying the community with local products, but by continuing to host local business and organization meetings that take place at the café.
The Weigh Station Café is also known for giving local artists a platform to get their works out to local residents. Be it local musicians, painters or even quilters, the café helps bring their passions to the attention of the surrounding community, Parkhurst said.
Tim Zyla can be reached at (570) 265-1634; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.