Canonsburg Journals

Weekend Roadtrips, Route 19, Canonsburg

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An October 2003 trip to Canonsburg by drhough

Auggies Roadhouse Photo, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: When the autumn chill is in the air and bright hues on the trees, my fancy turns away from the urban hassle to the roads around Canonsburg. There are plenty of historic houses to tour, great shopping, and fantastic community theater.

Weekend Roadtrips, Route 19, Canonsburg

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Overview

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Between Pittsburgh and Washington, PA, the little community of Canonsburg isn’t quite as small as it used to be, thanks to the opening of the new Southpoint Industrial Park. The new businesses and Hilton Garden Inn there along I-79, together with a city "Renaissance Project," have created new interest in the area and new addresses. Two highways link it to Pittsburgh to the north and to Washington to the south: I-79 and Route 19, both running north-south and connected by several country backroads and by Race Track Road a little further south at the Meadowlands. One can navigate on these east-west connectors and other rural "runs" to attractions along both the major north-south highways with...Read More

Comfort Inn Meadowlands

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Hotel | "Brand New Comfort Inn Meadowlands"

Comfort Inn Meadowlands Photo, Washington, Pennsylvania
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Fall road trips provide the perfect opportunity to chalk up free rooms for spring trips. We look for hotel promos to earn free rooms in autumn, but this was the first year we noticed Choice Hotels offering the chance. Their deal is a free night for every two nights through Dec. 31. With many Comfort Inns near Canonsburg, we could book stays following drama events we would attend at Little Lake Theatre. Comfort Inn Meadowlands, just off Race Track Road, was the perfect location, just a few miles from our theater and shopping destinations on Route 19. It would be perfect also for folks itching to lose their shirts at the harness track. The hotel has no restaurant on the premises, only a break...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Comfort Inn Meadowlands
237 Meadowlands Blvd.
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
(724) 746-9700

Auggie's Roadhouse

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Restaurant

Auggie's Roadhouse Photo, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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We visited Auggie’s Roadhouse only for lunch, but Saturday afternoon was busy. We made note of some of the evening activities for future reference and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, with televisions everywhere broadcasting sports news and events. The clientele included both young and senior, and everyone was open and receptive to chat. Plenty of good food was passed through the open kitchen window, and even the cook found time to meander into the large open room and greet customers. We learned about Auggie’s from the coupon in the Pittsburgh Entertainment Book. The establishment is situated high above the highway, Route 19, and we had driven past it many times without noticing it. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Auggie's Roadhouse
1180 Maple View Dr.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 743-3636

The New Tradition of Ambrogi's

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Restaurant

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Ambrogi’s attracts a large crowd for Sunday brunch from 11am until 2pm. No wonder! The gigantic buffet with everyone’s favorite Italian dishes is a great way to top off a weekend around Canonsburg. The location in a strip mall fooled me at first, and I wasn’t expecting such mouth-watering homemade cooking, just like my best friend’s Italian grandmother used to make. We were simply looking to use another coupon in the Pittsburgh Entertainment Book and not expecting a great gourmet feast in this location on a Sunday morning! The famous Sheraton Hotel Sunday Brunch was never this special. A hostess seated us, and we could see other rooms beyond the one we sat in. Most rooms wer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2003

The New Tradition of Ambrogi's
3961 Washington Road
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 941-9230

Little Lake Theatre

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Attraction

Little Lake Theatre Photo, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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I’m in touch with reality enough to know that Little Lake Theater is probably not The Exact Center of the Universe, but the sign faked me out for a little while. Actually, The Exact Center . . . is only one play Little Lake presented a few seasons ago, and they let the sign with only those words hang around a whole season, just to remind all guests of the magic of theater, I suppose, or to "suspend disbelief," to say it another way. It worked for me, as I was willing to believe that their stage was the center from which all magic emanated. Any guest there would be willing to believe. First, the choice of plays is delightful. I have seen a dozen, and I know by now ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Little Lake Theatre
500 Lakeside Dr. S - Rt 19
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
(724) 745-6300

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drhough

drhough
West Virginia, United States