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.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

Oh the weather outside is frightful..

Hello friends! I am filled with the Christmas spirit. I know..I's only October, but the weather outside sure is Christmas like, and I have been shopping for Christmas decorations and trees and ornaments to decorate our beautiful Tavern for the Christmas season, AND we have been getting so many Christmas parties booked, it makes me giggle! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Christmas at the Tavern is going to be something magical and memorable! I want memories to be made here..especially at Christmas time. I want you to come and warm your hearts up in this place~
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..everywhere you go.. singing..
hmmm..hmmm..hmmm Come and see us!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Welcome Westminster Alumni!

It's homecoming at Westminster College this weekend! The Tavern on the Square welcomes Westminster Alumni back to the Tavern on the Square Restaurant! Welcome Old friends and New ones! We've been cooking all weekend for you. Come and fill your bellies with good food and your hearts with good memories!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Tavern gives back to God for all He's given us!

Because the Lord has blessed us immensely, The Tavern wants to bless others. Since we opened, we have given to many local charities and organizations. We believe in supporting our community! We also believe in doing all we can for God! One of the ways you can give back to God all that He has given you, is to support people who are working for Him. I believe we are all called to use our gifts and talents for God. They don't always have to be financial gifts. You can use your time, your resources, your talents.. all for God's Glory!
This month we have adopted a missionary couple! Their names are Jody and Andrew Hawes. They are incredible people, who have literally given almost everything they've owned away to go and follow God! They live in the Ukraine and minister in many ways to the people there. The Bible verse they live by is Matthew 4:19 "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." You can visit their website at

Jody and Andrew need more support in order to go back to the Ukraine. Jody has said, that if every one they knew would just give them 10 dollars a month, they would be able to leave tommorow to continue their ministry. $10.00 dollars a month..that's one lunch!!!!
I am asking my Tavern friends for a favor. I know that many people have their hands out and want something from you..and I know it gets all consuming to constantly give. BUT..all I ask is that you pray and ask God if He will provide you with some extra money to Give to Andrew and Jody so they can help make the part of the world they are called to, a better place! Ten dollars a month.. or a one time gift..anything you could do to help..they would sure appreciate it!
Go to their website, read about them and if you feel called to do on the page that says giving and it will show you how to give a donation!
Thank you!!!!! The Lord will give back to you, all that you give! I am a living witness to His goodness when one is faithful!!!!
Jesus Rocks!! : ) Susan

The Tavern: Old and New

This past Saturday was an amazing day at the Tavern. It was Grove City College and New Wilmington Area High School's homecoming. We got completely booked up with reservations. Every dining room (there are six) was full and there was a waiting list of names for people to get a table. Wow! I definitely feel like I am a modern day miracle! What God is doing, in the midst of this recession is just..well it's just God. I give Him ALL the glory and thanksgiving and praise. I believe, without his hand upon us, we wouldn't be able to be successful. Thank you Lord!
Let me tell you what it was like to be here this past Saturday. First of all, my daughter Ally is a senior at New Castle High School, and it was also her homecoming. Knowing how busy we were going to be at the restaurant, I asked her and her date and friends if they would come to the Tavern to take pictures. It's a beautiful place, and with the Autumn decorations out front, I knew they would be able to take wonderful pictures there!
So I was a mom first, and as people filled my restaurant, I stood outside with my sweet girl and her friends and took pictures. My heart swelled with love and joy at having such a beautiful, modest, sweet and tender daughter as I wished her much fun for the evening and sent her on her way full of prayers for a safe return!
Then I put on my restaurant owner's hat, and greeted all of my customers. There were parents of homecoming couples taking pictures of their children in front of the Tavern, and there were many diners enjoying their meals.
I had to run and put my uniform on, and then put on my servers hat. I was working as a server for a party in our banquet room. The Mercer County Historical Society met in our banquet room to celebrate their 15th anniversary. As you can see from the picture they were dressed up so beautifully in civil war era costumes and just fit in with the Tavern's decor so wonderfully! It was such a sight to see.
In the smaller banquet room, next to the larger one, there was a group of high school homecoming attendees having dinner. This is what gave me chills...
Seeing these beautiful young and modern children having dinner and enjoying themselves at the Tavern, next to the older historically dressed diners having dinner and enjoying themselves.. THAT is the Tavern. That is one of the things that makes it so wonderful!
We took the traditional Tavern menu items and combined them with new, modern foods and we made something spectacular! Old and New, Young and Old..we are reaching many people and providing them with a great dining experience!
Oh..I wish I had pictures of those young kids and could post it along with this picture of the Mercer County Historical Society!
If you would sit down and look through all of the journals at the table, you would see, that there are students that come to dinner at the Tavern because they are tired of cafeteria food, and there are couples celebrating 70th wedding anniversaries. We get to experience grandmothers and grandfathers meeting with their grandchildren..we get to witness birthdays of all ages.. Oh it's so much fun being around people and hearing their stories. It's what I love best about owning a restaurant! I love my customers!