|The Drive: Foxburg, Pennsylvania
Beautiful Music: In September and October, Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall draws a crowd for classical, bluegrass and Wurlitzer performances.
A short walk past beautifully terraced gardens takes you to the timber-framed Allegheny Grille on the bank of the river. Take a table in the glass-fronted dining room or settle on the patio for a magnificent look at the changing scene: a lone kayaker passing by, the reflection of brilliant fall foliage. The restaurant is owned by the same people who introduced Gamekeeper’s to our area, and it shows in the quality of the food. Tuck into macaroni and cheese with chorizo sausage, or sample pan-roasted Chilean sea bass. The PEI mussels on the Temptations menu are another popular choice.
What to do in this borough, population 268? There are surprises aplenty lined up on Main Street across from the inn: The Red Brick (a shop showcasing regional artists), Foxburg Wine Cellars and, on the second floor of The Foxburg Free Library, the recently renovated Lincoln Hall. It’s a superb performance venue with a Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ at the back and a tiger mahogany Steinway onstage. Catch a final image of the Allegheny on the hand-painted stage curtain (circa 1910). (724) 659-3116, www.visitfoxburg.com