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A Day Well Spent in Bethlehem: Part III – The Painted Pony Restaurant

Spending so much time browsing around the flea Market really worked up an appetite.

The Painted Pony was the first restaurant to pop up on maps when I searched for places to eat in the area.

Just by glancing at the online menu, I already knew I was going to order the pork belly as an appetizer. Pork Belly is literally one of my favorite foods but at the same time I barely eat it. I think the first time I had it was at Bar Taco years ago, but that is a story for another time.

We were seated by the fireplace, which made the dining experience extra cozy. I immediately ordered the Pork belly & pickles board for the table while my parents looked through the menu and decided on what they wanted to order. (Although they spent about 10 minutes prior sitting in the car doing the same exact thing LOL)

At the time I was trying to ‘watch my figure’ so I ordered a salad. It might have been the Greek salad. I really don’t remember because I was more interested in eyeballing my parents’ plates. I never even took a picture of my own main dish.

My mom ordered the Norwegian Salmon fillet which was prepared with a brown sugar and sea salt glaze, sauteed spinach, and cauliflower risotto.

My dad went with one of their daily specials which was the Swordfish. I can’t find any info online on what was served with it, but from the picture it looks like sauteed spinach with potatoes and some kind of vegetable salad. I remember taking a bite of it and thinking it had more of like a lobster consistency than fish. But that was also my first-time having swordfish, so of course I was over analyzing each chew.

We were pretty stuffed and had eaten some of the apple fritters from March Farm on the drive to the restaurant, so we skipped dessert.

All in all, it was a good day. By the time we got back on the road, the sun was already setting.

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