The Tavern on the Square

A blog that comes from the heart of a wonderful little restaurant in a beautiful little town of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. 724-946-2020 We are a Casual Fine Dining Establishment with amazing food, reasonable prices, great service in a delightful atmosphere. Come visit us soon.

Friday, July 31, 2009


We have good food at the Tavern. I grew up in the restaurant business. My Mom and Dad were Incredible cooks! I can still see them in the kitchen cooking together! We had many, many delicious dinners enjoyed together as a family. I would say that our family centered around food! My husband has always loved to cook. As a teenager he would cook meals for his family. He loves to experiment with different spices and seasonings to get his dishes to come out just right!
We've been in the business ourselves for 20 years now! We love to serve good food!
BUT..there's something else you'll get at the Tavern that you may not excpect.
When you walk through the doors and sit down in your seats, you're going to feel something different here. I say it's the spirit of the Lord that dwells here. It's His Love! You are going to feel loved when you walk through my doors. From the inspirational messages scattered throughout the restaurant and gift shoppe, to the smile of my hostess, to the friendliness of my're going to feel appreciated, respected, honored and welcomed! I have such a GREAT staff! They are so full of kindness! You just come in and see what I mean! They will love on you!
And from definitely will get a smile, and perhaps a warm touch, and maybe even a hug. I love to hug! I'm so full of gratitude for the many blessings that God has given me. I'm full of gratitude that you come to visit me at the Tavern. I'm full of gratitude for my customers! We have become a family here at the Tavern!
We celebrate many special occasions together! So are you in the need of some lovin'? Come and get your hearts filled up as well as your bellies! We will love you!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Someone got Saved at the Tavern today..

A friend called me the other day to ask a favor..

She's a counselor and she's a beautiful Christian lady.

She had been counseling a man for over a year, who was ready to dedicate his life to Christ. She wanted to bring him to the Tavern and sit in a little table out of the way and invite him to accept Christ as his Savior. She did. He did.
The Angels are throwing a party.

I love this Place.
Of all the special things that happen here.. this has been my favorite so far.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

All over the world..

What a beautiful summer it has been at the Tavern. We've had guests from all over the world visit us. There are journal entries from the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Uganda, Ukraine, the Phillipines, Japan and many other places from far away. It is fun to invite these new friends we've made to try our World Famous Tavern Sticky Buns and see and hear their reactions. It's always the same.. MMMMMMMMM . That sound for something good is the same in any language! MMMMMMMMM We have met many other friends of the Tavern that have come from all over the United States to visit New Wilmington and stop to eat at the Tavern. I love telling our story, about the Tavern and about our Faith, and about it being a stop on the Underground Railroad. It's fun to share.
Isn't it amazing that people come from all over the world to our little part of the world? God's world might seem so big..but at the same time it can seem small!
I hope you are enjoying your summer. With love, Susan

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Stick around once you click on this video! It's very beautiful and very true.

I just love and need Jesus so very much! Don't you? : )

Monday, July 13, 2009

To my Tavern Family Members,

I want to publically tell you how much you are LOVED and Appreciated. You guys ROCK! Each one of you posess such wonderful strengths and you use them to make our restaurant SUPERIOR in customer service! You work SOOO HARD. Your jobs are definitely not easy but you do them and you do them well! Joe and I are grateful to be a part of your lives. Most of you will go on to other jobs in your lives, but I always want you to look back and remember the times at the Tavern to be good times. I hope you are learning how to love others and treat others with respect even though they might be different then you. I hope you are able to laugh even though at times it is so hard you feel like crying! I hope you are learning that we are a TEAM, and if one of us fails, we all fail. I know it's not's hot in the kitchen and it stinks having to go up and down those stairs, and those trays are heavy etc....
but..KNOW that you are respected and loved and appreciated for all that you are, and all that you do, and all that you give!

The picnic was so much fun, because we got to relax and hang out together and learn to love each other outside of work. We did some team building games and we learned to work together as a team. We are all different, but we are all people with feelings. We must always respect each other, and learn to put each other up, not down! Always help..never hinder! I love you all! Thank you again, with my whole heart! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Susan

Friday, July 10, 2009

A nice video on entrepreneurship!

What I love about this message is that entrepreneurship is not about making money but about pursuing a passion and doing your part to make great products to make the world a better place.

My heart beats to make others joyful.
I love being able to do that through the Tavern.
I hear stories every single day about how much the Tavern means to people.
I am a witness to what YOU can do. Anything is possible. ANYTHING if you have enough determination and you work hard and you let the LORD lead you and guide you!
Have a day filled with love and sunshine..good friends and good food..
Be kind to someone today. Do a good deed. Tell someone you believe in them.
It will make YOU feel so good too! I love you, Susan

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just a reminder...

Channel 33.. between 5:00 and 6:00 pm TONIGHT!! Joe and I will be talking about the Tavern with Stan Boney! We are so excited to be able to represent our restaurant as well as our community and our Lord! Tune in if you can! SLH

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We're going to be on TV!

We are going to be on Channel 33 this Wednesday, between 5:00 and 6:00 pm! Stan Boney will interview Joe and I! We will talk about the Tavern and Stan will show some pictures of the restaurant! He wants us to bring in some Tavern Sticky buns to show on the air too! Please look for us Wednesday! WOOOHOO! We are so excited to get the word out about the Tavern. We want to represent our community and make them proud of us! We've said right from the very start that our restaurant belongs to God and to our community. This is YOUR place! We WILL make you proud!
With love and gratitude, Susan