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Check Out Ben's BBQ in Allentown, PA

Ben's b-b-q on route 15 in allenwood, Pennsylvania offers the best:

  •  baby back ribs

  •  b-b-q chicken

  •  pulled pork b-b-q sandwiches

It's Slow Cooked on an outside wood-fired pit  with  Ben's own special recipe b-b-q sauce!

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The Story behind Ben's B-B-Q

Ben's B-B-Q was opened on July 30th, 2004 because our family has a passion for barbequed chicken and ribs.  In central and western Pennsylvania there are numerous sites along the highway that have barbequed chicken and ribs cooking over outdoor pits.  The smoke that emanates from these pits is intoxicating, to say the least.  It takes a very strong constitution to drive by these sites without stopping to at least inquire as to what is being cooked there.  Our family could not just stop and see.  We had to buy!

Since Sue’s parents live in Pittsburgh, we made numerous stops to buy chicken and ribs when we traveled to visit them.  We even planned our trips around the days the meat was cooked because the pits were not fired up every day.

So…our passion for chicken and ribs led to the decision to create something similar in Central Pennsylvania.  To the best of our knowledge there is no other restaurant like ours on Route 15 between the New York and Maryland borders. We wanted people in our area to enjoy what we have enjoyed for years.  We can only hope what we create meets their expectations.

Why This Location?

Our present location was not our first choice, but has turned out to be the best place for us.  We had eagerly sought a site in Lycoming County, closer to home, but when the site we selected did not pan out, we ventured out looking for another location. Robert (Bugs) J. Enterline’s property has more than met our immediate needs.

After the first site fell through, Ben was driving down Route 15 one morning looking for another location to open the restaurant. We needed land for the pit and a building to serve the food cooked on the pit.  He noticed a group of men talking at Gary’s Radiator in Allenwood. He pulled in and offered a morning greeting and then asked the men if they knew of any property available.  Well the offers started to come in.  One man said he had 84 acres he could rent.  Ben said that was a bit too much and Bugs said he might be able to help.  He said he owned the property just down the street and was considering making some changes to it.  Ben followed Bugs to his office and within a few short minutes, they had worked out a very tentative plan to turn Bug’s laundromat into a chicken and ribs take-out restaurant.

Conversion of Enterline’s Laundromat into Ben’s B-B-Q began in early July.  Within a few weeks, the laundromat was a thing of the past and the kitchen was completed and ready for serving customers.

The barbeque pit is located just north of the main concrete, block building.  The pit sits on a concrete slab and is covered by a multi-tiered roof structure.  Two-by-four studs are located on the edge of the slab and are covered with a bug screen to prevent flying pests from entering the cooking area.  The pit is 5 feet wide, 15 feet long, and is 3 ˝ feet high.  Four barbeque racks that open and close like a book are used to cook the chicken and ribs as needed.  The pit is fired with oak and hickory to create the smoke necessary to “cook” the meat.  Proper cooking of the meat requires the fire to be very low, almost flameless, and away from the meat.  It may take 3 to 4 hours to properly cook both the mouth-watering chicken and ribs on one of Ben's multiple charcoal grills.  The chicken is done when it is no longer pink, but juices still flow from the meat.  The ribs are done when they are picked up with tongs and bend like a tree branch.

Pit boss Ben, IV is Ben and Sue’s son.  He is tasked to cook the meat, with instructions from Ben, III.  He knows that a fire that is too hot will cook the meat too fast thus creating a tough and dry piece of meat.  So the old adage, “Slow and Low” applies quite well here.

Ben's B-b-q Sauce

It has been said that what makes the Philadelphia Cheese Steak so good is the bun, not necessarily the meat or the cheese.  Similarly, what makes the chicken and ribs so good is the barbeque sauce that goes on the meat.

Ben’s barbeque sauce starts with a commercial base and then is seasoned with ingredients that were selected after much trial and error.  Sue’s kitchen at home was a virtual laboratory for weeks while Ben tested the recipes he and his cousin, Larry Emig, came up with.  After the family taste-tested numerous sauces, a sauce was selected that the majority approved.  That is the sauce that is used today at Ben’s B-B-Q.

Barbeque sauces should not be over-powering and bitter.  Sauces that remain with you for hours after eating them are not the best sauces.  The taste should only last during the time the food is being chewed.  The consumer should be anticipating the taste of the sauce as he/she takes the next bite.

Thank you!

Larry’s 40 years experience in the restaurant and catering business has been a godsend to Ben’s B-B-Q.  Ben, III, has worked for Larry and Barb Emig, owner of D & L Catering, for more than three years.  Along the way they have offered their expertise freely to Ben.  The advice they have offered cannot be measured by time or money.  Ben is constantly seeking their advice and continues to learn something new each time he talks to them.

The success that has been gained to date cannot be credited to anyone associated with Ben’s B-B-Q.  It has to go to the people in the Greater Susquehanna Valley who waited so patiently for us to open and now are frequenting our business on a regular basis.  They are wonderful, friendly people.  They constantly inquire as to how we are doing, as a parent would do who has a child in college or in the military.  Their inquiries are truly sincere and genuine.  You can read it in their facial features and tone of voice when they offer the questions as to how we are doing.

Those of us associated with Bens’ B-B-Q certainly recognize our success, or failure, has little to do with us.  It truly depends on the people who buy our food.  They will, in the end, determine if indeed we are successful.  Without these people purchasing our products, we are certainly doomed to fail.

Residents of the Greater Susquehanna Valley have welcomed us with open arms.  They have made us feel like we are part of their family.  We sincerely feel that we have made the right choice when we selected Allenwood to open our business.   Saying thank you to everyone who has purchased our products seems so trite.  We are certainly indebted to them and we will continue to strive to provide a top-grade product to each and everyone who chooses to buy what we sell.

Before we thank all the people who have helped us fulfill our dream, we must first thank God for his faithfulness and steadfast love for us.  He has “opened all the right doors and closed all the right windows”.  Without Him we would not have our business, and we dedicate Ben’s B-B-Q to Him.

What You Should Know About Residential Tree Trimming

men removing tree

Tree cutting is the process in which trees are cut or removed. This includes tree removal, tree topping, stump removal, cabling and bracing to support weak branches, and even trimming and pruning.

These tree cutting services require special equipment and should not be attempted on your own. We put the safety of your family and our tree cutting professionals above all else. A full grown tree can weigh one ton or more and can do a lot of damage and/or injury if these services are not done properly or done without the right equipment.

Many people think tree removal can be done with an axe or chainsaw and a "Timber!!". However, tree removal is a very complicated process that takes a bit more than that. Only a trained professional tree service crew should take on this task. Whether you decide to remove a tree to make way for a new driveway or garage or just want to clear out some land, use a professional tree service company to accomplish this task. This includes removing trees that have already experienced a fallen limb or a tree that is dying or diseased. Regardless of the reason, be sure to contact a professional!

The practice of tree topping is not used much anymore as it often causes more damage than good. It is the process in which the top of a tree is basically hacked off for one reason or another. However, this process does come in handy in emergency situations where the tree will later be removed. Tree topping often kills a tree so it's not a good idea to leave it that way.

Tree stump removal is usually not a need for most homeowners. Unless a tree stumps roots are causing a problem, tree stump removal is mostly done to either put something in its place – pavement, grass, or a structure – OR simply for aesthetic reasons. Tree stumps may look okay when a tree is first taken down, but they often become rotted or infected with insects. Tree stump removal costs are based upon the size of the tree and the ease in which it can be removed. Most tree stumps are removed very easily. A few stumps that are larger and deep rooted require heavier equipment.

The process of cabling and bracing branches is done when a limb is weak and/or failing. Sometimes a large storm takes out a large branch and another area of the tree needs to be supported. Using cables and metal braces, we make your weak or damaged tree stronger. This is a great way to save an otherwise healthy tree.

Tree trimming and tree pruning is a common service we provide. Trimming and pruning is done for many reasons. Dead limbs on a tree must be removed to avoid damage to your property – or injury if someone should be in the way when the limb comes down. Trees should also be trimmed when they are growing into windows, power lines, or buildings – causing damage. Trimming and pruning is also helpful in keeping trees healthy. When tree limbs are unbalanced, it can make the tree weaker in some areas. Overcrowded limbs also make it difficult for some parts of the tree to receive sunlight or water. Consider tree trimming and pruning annually to keep your trees healthy and safe!

As you can see, tree cutting encompasses a wide variety of services. Evaristo Tree Service offers all of these services – including emergency services when you need tree cutting done fast due to storms or other events that create a dangerous situation. Never attempt these services on your own.

 

Evaristo Tree Service

3150 Main St Apt 19

San Diego, CA 92113

619-727-1667

 

Eddie Bauer Sportdome 3- or 4-Person Tent Review

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Features:

  • Polyester walls with nylon taffeta floor
  • Shock-corded fiberglass poles for easy setup
  • Rainfly with clear-view window
  • 12 lbs.


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Average Customer Rating:

(3.5 based on 40 reviews)

Customer Reviews

use your air matress as a raft

March 15th, 2005

I can not rate this tent because I feel I got cheated;I had purchased an Eddie Bauer 10 man tent last year and used it for the first time this past summer it rained and you can watch water coming in through the zippers.I have talked to the manufacture and got nowhere;also the room separaters you can see right through them;do not bother putting them up.I started reading other reviews and gettig a conclusion that eddie bauer tents suck.  

faithful tent

December 22nd, 2004

This tent has sheltered us from The Rockies to The Great Lakes for almost 3 years. Through wind, rain and cold, it has kept us dry. The ventilation is good with all of the windows as well during warmer spells. It's not very spacious, but it works perfectly for my husband and me, our bags and our air mattress.

Weak Tent

December 1st, 2004

I have used this tent 5 or 6 times. Zippers always get stuck and the fly construction is terrible. If you plan to camp only durning spring or summer in perfect conditions, then for the price it is just okay. Shop around!

Dependable Tent!

September 16th, 2004

I bought an Eddie Bauer ice chest in early 2017 and it was pretty good.  So I figured I'd give this tent a try. This tent did the trick! We took a couple of trips this summer and the tent is easy to set-up, and did not leak in (light) rain. I'm not a die-hard camper, so I wouldn't know how this tent compares to more expensive ones. With all of our gear, it fit 2 adults and 2 kids pretty comfortably--any more gear or people would have been too crowded. Good value for the $.

A bit in-tents!

September 13th, 2004

I'm not a regular camper (but I'm willing to start)! I practiced setting up this tent one time before taking it camping, and that was good enough. My son and I were able to easily set it up at our campsite even though we got there after dark. We didn't get to test it out on harsh elements like some other reviewers did, in fact the mountain weather was quite pleasant, but that gave us the opportunity to enjoy the *moon roof*. I had no problems with the zippers. The shoe vestibule worked very well for us, keeping our shoes dry and the tent floor relatively clean. The ceiling storage unit kept my eyeglasses within reach and from getting bent. I absolutely can not imagine having four people in there! We could have fit it one more adult without too much difficulty, but I liked the space I had, with just one teenager along. The *storage room* is not a separate room, but just kind of makes the tent bigger. Overall, it's well worth the money. 

How to Prevent Identity Theft From Happening to You

Identity Theft Protection - Identity theft is a very serious issue in the world today, because it happens so often. In fact, chances are that you already know someone who has dealt with identity theft in the past, and so it is a subject that you should be educated on and really take very seriously. 
 
There are a few important, effective things that you can do to prevent identity theft, and which will be discussed in more detail for you here. If you want to know how to prevent identity theft, you will find the following information very useful.
 

Tips

 
There are a few tips in particular that you are going to want to use if you want to prevent identity theft as best you can. Credit monitoring is one of the most effective and necessary processes if you want to be able to prevent identity theft.
 
This means frequently checking your credit report so that you can make sure everything on there is accurate and that there are no mistakes. If you ever find that there are, you will want to deal with them immediately, and this will not only ensure that you prevent identity theft but as well keep your credit score in as good of standing as possible.
 
If you have credit cards, you will want to keep a close check on the statements that you receive each month, to ensure that everything that shows up you did in fact purchase, and that there is no one else using your credit card numbers to make purchases.
 
Another way to prevent identity theft is to shred all important documents. Especially if you own a business, you will want to make sure that as soon as you are done with credit card statements, loan documents, and other important paperwork, you either store them in a safe place or shred them up.
 
Just throwing them in the garbage will simply not be enough because if someone were to go through your garbage which is what most identity thieves do to get this kind of important personal information, they will easily be able to get it.
 
By shredding them, there is really no way that anyone will be able to use them against you, and so this is going to be a very important step in avoiding identity theft. You also want to be cautious when you are on the phone, as it is easy for someone to pretend that they are someone else when they are on the phone.A Guide on How to Prevent Identity Theft - Identity Theft Protection - If you want to know how to prevent identity theft, as everyone should, there are a few steps to prevent identity theft in particular that you are going to want to be aware of. Of course you can never completely prevent identity theft, but by being responsible and cautious, you will be ...
 
Ways to Prevent Medical Identity Theft - Identity Theft Protection - You have probably heard of the basic identity theft crime before, such as online identity theft, but do you know what medical identity theft is? Medical identity theft is the crime in which a person steals your identity in order to get medical attention. For instance they may steal your credit in ...Key Steps to Prevent Identity Theft - Identity Theft Protection - Unfortunately there is no sure-fire way of avoiding a crime like identity theft, however there are certain tips to prevent identity theft that you can really use to your advantage and which will help ensure that you are as protected from this crime as possible. 
By making it more difficult to have ...