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Eat Pennsylvania 2: The Second Course with Dave & Dave
WQED's Dave & Dave return to the highways of Pennsylvania to find more unusual cuisine.


PITTSBURGH – They took a circuitous route throughout the Commonwealth in 2006 for their first show, Eat Pennsylvania. Now WQED’s Dave & Dave are back with the sequel: Eat Pennsylvania 2: The Second Course with Dave & Dave airing on Thursday, October 8 at 8pm on WQED-TV.

Continuing in the grand tradition of their great one-hour Pennsylvania documentaries like Strange Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania’s Offbeat Museums, the Daves pick up where the original Eat Pennsylvania left off.

Loaded with twice as much frozen custard as the original, get ready for another hour of Zeps, Kolaches, Peeps, Growlers, Jiggers and more delicious food and snacks from all over the Keystone State.

Dave & Dave return to the highways, rural routes and back alleys to find where the Big Mac was invented; where cult-candy-classic Peeps come to life; and the 100-year-old building where every food known to mankind is sold daily. Eat Pennsylvania 2: The Second Course with Dave & Dave is a show to really sink one’s teeth into.

Places and food highlighted in Eat Pennsylvania 2: The Second Course with Dave & Dave:

Big MacMuseum – North Huntington/Westmoreland County

Did you know that the fast-food icon known as the Big Mac sandwich was invented right here in Pennsylvania? Meet the inventor’s son, tour the museum, and try to scale the world’s largest cheeseburger.

Adzema Pharmacy – Pittsburgh/Allegheny County

The old-fashioned lunch counter lives on inside this family-owned pharmacy in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. None of the prescriptions from the pharmacy is used in the recipes (Dave & Dave asked).

Café Kolache – Beaver/Beaver County

It might be the last thing you would expect in a trip to Beaver County. So what is a kolache, you ask? It’s a Czech delicacy and you’ll see how the city of Beaver has embraced this pastry from the old country.

The Reading Terminal Market – Philadelphia/Philadelphia County

Tucked in the heart of downtown Philadelphia is a market that is bursting at its seams with a variety of foods. Anyone who has been there would agree that this is the best, freshest and liveliest public market and it has been around since 1893.

Hank’s Frozen Custard – Conneaut Lake/Crawford County

Hank’s has been a Conneaut Lake tradition for more than 50 years. But what is frozen custard and how do you make it? Dave & Dave will show you.

Hank’s Frozen Custard – New Brighton/Beaver County

No, this isn’t a typo and we didn’t stutter. This is the original location of Hank’s and they’re related to the Conneaut Lake location. But not really. Dave & Dave will explain.

Just Born Inc. – Bethlehem/Northampton County

Just Born is the very sweet home of Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, and everyone’s favorite – Peeps. Best of all, it’s family-owned and has been in business for more than 70 years.

The Jigger Shop – Mt. Gretna/Lebanon County

For more than 100 years, this old fashioned soda fountain has been serving some of the most outrageous ice cream concoctions in the known universe.

Texas Lunch featuring “The Growler” – Lock Haven/Clinton County

A growler is a chili dog and it’s named that way because supposedly your stomach growls after eating one. What happens after you eat two?

Lou’s Sandwich Shop and Eve’s Lunch – home of “The Zep” – Norristown/Montgomery County

It’s a Norristown sandwich tradition and there are two places you can go if you want the authentic “Zep” – Lou’s Sandwich Shop and Eve’s Lunch. See why The Zep makes Norristown a Pennsylvania food destination.

Eat Pennsylvania 2: The Second Course with Dave & Dave is made possible with a grant from the Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN). PPTN was an independent, bipartisan commission that provided leadership and accountability in guiding, supporting, and advocating public telecommunications to educate, enlighten, inspire and connect the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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