Sometimes you find more than you bargained for while antiquing in Shrewsbury, PA, a quaint town less than an hour from Baltimore. In my case, I discovered a darling restaurant that’s not only a respite from the browsing but also a food find. Juliana’s in the Village (14 N. Main St., 717-759-8701), a new BYOB restaurant under the expert hands of chef/owner Joel Zaldivar, serves a constantly changing menu of seasonal, local fare in pretty dining rooms with wood floors and decorative glassware. On a recent Saturday, my friend and I delighted in a spinach wrap ($9.50) with house-cured bacon and a fried egg in an organic tortilla as well as a Carolina smoked pork BBQ ($9.50) made with in-house applewood-smoked local pork. Sides include great house-made chips or lentil salad. For dessert, consider vanilla ice cream from a York, PA, dairy farm and fried plantains tossed with honey and brown sugar. Then, you can head back to shopping, fulfilled.
<p>Artisan food blends with Shrewsbury antiques.</p>
Issue date: June, 2012