Friday, March 30, 2012
Fans of the family-owned restaurant pushed it ahead of First Watch.
Congratulations go out this week to the Freedom Square Diner! The family-owned restaurant on Freedom Road blew away the competition in this week’s poll asking readers which business in the Cranberry area serves up the best brunch. The diner received 78 percent of the votes. In second place was Cranberry’s First Watch, which had 12 percent of the votes. “We just appreciate all the people in Cranberry,” said Shawn Cross, whose family owns the restaurant. “We do a lot for them and we appreciate that they voted for us.” Besides serving up a great meal, Freedom Square Diner also is heavily involved in working with local charities, including the Cranberry CUP, The Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania—which has its field at Graham Park in …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
We solicited your nominations earlier this week. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite breakfast joint.
We have a feeling this is going to be a tough vote. There are many places around the Cranberry area to grab a great brunch, but we want to know which one is your favorite. Below are several nominees that readers and Cranberry Patch editor Jessica Sinichak suggested. Freedom Square Diner First Watch Houlihan’s Kountry Kitchen Harmony Inn Dunkin’ Donuts Denny’s Graham Central Coffee House Quaker Steak & Lube The rest is now in your hands. You have until 5 p.m. Friday to vote, which is easy to do. Pick your favorite in the poll, and feel free to leave a comment below. You can also find your favorite in Patch Places and write a review. If you believe we are missing some great places not on the list, nominate them. We'll announce the winner …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Leave your nomination in the comment section.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so nutritionists say. With that in mind, we’re soliciting nominations for the Cranberry-area destination that serves up the best brunch for this week’s Readers’ Choice Poll Some restaurants that immediately come to mind are Freedom Square Diner, First Watch, Kountry Kitchen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graham Central Coffee House and Denny’s. What is your choice for the best place in the area to get brunch? We’ll accept nominations on where to head in the Cranberry Patch until 5 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, we’ll publish a poll in which readers can vote for their favorite place to get breakfast. To nominate a brunch destination, simply leave your suggestion in the comment section. Or, you can find …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
There will be a brunch March 11 at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North hotel.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
How does a modern community commemorate the deliverance of its ancestors from the wrath of an evil sycophant in ancient Persa? How does it honor the finesse of a tactful queen in outwitting a palace full of drunken courtiers, and how does it celebrate the higher power of family ties? In Cranberry, it’s done with a bountiful bagel brunch buffet followed by a dramatic re-telling of the biblical Story of Esther, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at the Pavilion Café inside the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North in Cranberry. The Cranberry Jewish Community Association—which was formed two years ago to foster fellowship and promote cultural events among Cranberry-area Jewish residents—will celebrate its second …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Area businesses give moms the special treatment. Also, where did Mother's Day come from? Answers below!
Mom – she knows the best and the worst of you. She wiped away your tears, she dressed you, hugged you, kissed your boo-boos and she loved you. She is your biggest fan. Celebrate her this weekend with some of these events happening around the community. But first, share a little Mother's Day history with Mom. She's sure to enjoy it! Mother’s Day Evolution According to Mother’s Day Central, Julia Ward Howe came up with the first North American Mother’s Day in 1870 when, saddened by the deaths from the Civil War, she wrote a Mother's Day Proclamation that called for peace and celebrated motherhood. June 2 was designated for the celebration and, in 1873, women’s groups in 18 North American cities observed this new holiday. While the first …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Follow Jamie Kunchick as she gets the scoop on this Cranberry diner.
The term "diner" can easily bring thoughts of small tables, a crabby waitress and bad food. But as I walked into the Freedom Square Diner, any thoughts I may have had about cold eggs immediately vanished. On a late Sunday morning I expect almost any place that serves breakfast to be busy. Not this diner; it was packed. It seemed as if Cranberry Township residents were out in full force on this Sunday, with their first stop the eatery, which opened two years ago, that's tucked behind CVS Pharmacy off of Freedom Road. Greeted with hugs and high fives from team members, regulars and newbies alike were escorted to big, comfy booths and immediately offered a cup of steaming coffee. "If you don't know someone who walks through the front door, …