Your Erie Pa. Dining Guide.

Please note that I am writing this little blog entry after three “tall” Michelob Ultra draft beers. The room isn’t spinning, but it’s not the most stable of environments either.

I don’t know how many people in the world vacation in the hotspot that calls itself Erie, Pa. You have to pronounce it “Erie P-A” because that’s the way it’s pronounced. I don’t know why it’s that way, but that’s the way it is so just do it.

Anyways, if you’re vacationing in this little city along Lake Erie, you should take a moment to enjoy a dinner at Joe Roots Grill. The whole thing about who the hell Joe Root is is explained on the website, so just click it so I don’t have to type too much.

Now I know that the weary traveler staying just off the freeway is going to be tempted to go to one of the chain restaurants on Peach Street near Interstate 90. First of all, traffic is horrendous with a capital H and secondly, Earl and my beloved “Red River Roadhouse” at Millcreek Mall is all boarded up, so I just say skip the whole Peach Street retail hell strip, go west on I-90 one exit and take I-79 north until there’s no more freeway. From there take PA 5 WEST towards Cleveland to the entrance of Presque Isle and right there will be Joe Roots Grill. It’s locally owned, the bartenders speak with that delicious Erie Pa. accent that can’t be replicated in a blog and the prime rib is out of this world. Who the hell had the idea that I should become a vegetarian? It was a stupid idea and I’m glad I didn’t listen. You’ll be glad too with a side of horseradish as a garnish and an impromptu serving of 1000 Islands salad dressing, because they don’t really offer that and the bartender does the best she can do to make the customer happy,

I think I’m rambling.

If Earl were here right now, he’d tell you that I was passed out asleep, but since he’s not here, I’m not asleep, I’m writing in my blog instead.

Anyways, if you’re in Erie, Pa. (don’t forget the P-A) for the night, be sure to stop at Joe Roots Grill for dinner. Skip the Peach Street retail hell. It’s not worth it.

Thank you and good night. Be sure to tip your waitress. Then set her back upright when you’re done.

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