Comforting food and atmosphere at Grammy's

| 19 Aug 2015 | 11:42

By Anya Tikka
“We bring a little Jersey in Pennsylvania,” is how Grammy’s Eats, Treats, and Sweets owner Pat Hannigan described her newly opened café on Route 6 north.

Hannigan boasts about the relaxed environment and great food.

“It’s a little café. We have some food treats, homemade ice cream, chocolate, and bakery goods,” Hannigan said.

Hannigan who comes from an Italian background has an arsenal of recipes passed on from grandmother to mother and down to her. She employs two cooks, but keeps the ingredients of the herbs and spices she adds to their cooking a secret.

“I make all the fudge, and 90 percent of chocolate, and baking,” Hannigan said.

The sweets are made at her other store next to Meyer’s Flowers on Route 209 and 6 south, and then transported to the Shohola location.

The business is doing well, since opening its doors on June 26.

"We wanted to expand,” she said. “This place become available, and we thought we could go for comforting, homemade food — and of course, ice cream.”

The place used to be called “The Ice Cream Stop,” and many still call in for the homemade ice cream.

A family run business, the shop is open for breakfast from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

"One of us is always here,” she said, referring to husband Steven. Son Cody also chips in.

Grammy’s carries a selection of comforting foods, from chicken dishes to burgers, to ‘Rippers’ which are hot dogs that split open when deep fried. She also sells ‘Chili all the way’, and pizza rolls with hot dogs inside in Jersey style.

“I like to cook,” Hannigan said with a big smile.

On the menu are also salads, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken dishes to go, wings, and chicken sticks. And of course, a selection of chocolate, fudge, baked goods and ice cream.

“It’s not like a diner, diner,” Hannigan mused, “but not like a restaurant either — it’s somewhere in between.”