PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ A little piece of downtown Punxsy nostalgia is back, as Caterina‚Äôs Dolce Cucina owner Katie Laska has installed a few of the single-seat booths from the former Ruth & Harry‚Äôs Restaurant in her coffee shop.
The left-hand wall inside Caterina‚Äôs was once shared with Ruth & Harry‚Äôs, which closed in 1994 and was razed in the late 1990s. Hair Trends now occupies the space.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ As the first ‚ÄúGarden of the Month‚ÄĚ for the summer of 2011, the recipient ‚ÄĒ the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts ‚ÄĒ probably has the most functional use of all gardens in town.
Some of the plants in the garden ‚ÄĒ cited for the month of May by the Punxsutawney Garden Club ‚ÄĒ are edible herbs, such as mint, sage, oregano, chives, thyme, peppers and others, that may be used in dishes prepared by culinary students.
‚ÄúI want to know if the peppers are extremely hot,‚ÄĚ said Richard Manslow, project director for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm dying to know.‚ÄĚ