Saturday, August 1, 2015

In Hair-isburg, LaBan gets a dining surprise

The Inquirer's restaurant critic checks out the troubled dining room.

In Hair-isburg, LaBan gets a dining surprise

State Rep. Dwight Evans dresses a salad at the Capitol Cafe. (BOB WILLIAMS)
State Rep. Dwight Evans dresses a salad at the Capitol Cafe. (BOB WILLIAMS) BOB WILLIAMS / For The Inquirer

Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan yesterday broke away from his usual duties to run out to Harrisburg to see, firsthand, what all the fuss was about with the Capitol Cafe.

The dining room was closed for two weeks in December over health violations, and even flunked an inspection Monday while officials from Aramark, the operator, were testifying before a legislative committee.

Lunch was going great for LaBan. And then...

Well, you might now call the state capital "Hair-isburg."

Read his dispatch (no bells involved) here.
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