This afternoon I attended a birthday party at the Pit Stop in New Berlinville. The Pit Stop is one of those places I have always wanted to go but never got there. Not sure exactly why.
The Pit Stop opens at 3:30 on Sunday and we were the first people there. Actually, we waited outside until the door opened, LOL! I liked the décor and the feel of the place, inside and out.
We had a party of 15 so there were several servers handling our table. Our servers were very good. They glided around keeping everything filled up.
Our orders were taken and not long after food started making its way out of the kitchen. I shared a Stuffed Jalapeno with Cream Cheese appetizer with a friend. Five large, beautifully fried poppers were served with a raspberry dipping sauce! They were not greasy and nicely crispy. An excellent value for only $4.99.
Fresh sliced bread and butter were placed on the table in baskets as the salads made their way to the table. I had the tasty Sweet & Sour house dressing. My friend had the homemade Blue Cheese dressing, which she enjoyed. The salads were a nice size and contained more than the usual wilted iceberg lettuce. In addition to lettuce there was tomato, cucumber, green pepper, onion and carrots.
For the main event we both ordered the 14 oz. NY Strip Steak & Shrimp on Skewer for $24.99. We both added sautéed mushrooms. That was one of the most flavorful steaks I have had in quite some time. I requested my steak medium and it was prepared as such. The steak was grilled to tender perfection and the sautéed mushrooms were a nice added accompaniment. Sautéed onions are also available. The shrimp were nicely grilled and seasoned. There were maybe a dozen. I had potato filling that really was potato filling. Not glorified mashed potatoes that many places pass off as filling. My friend had a baked sweet potato.
I heard no complaints from anyone in our party nor did I see any food go back to the kitchen. The food was hot when it was served. The menu states that food is cooked to order. I would agree.
We did not sample the dessert menu as the birthday gal’s niece is studying to become a pastry chef. The chef-in-training made a to-die-for scratch pound cake with lemon filling and buttercream icing. We passed the dessert case on the way out and they looked great! The menu states the desserts are made from scratch.
I have nothing bad to report. It was a great first experience on every level and I look forward to returning. Service, food quality, portion size, presentation, value and any other category you can think of were superb. I give the Pit Stop two thumbs up!
The Pit Stop is located at:
961 North Reading Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512
Voice: (610) – 367 – 8244