Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: April 6, 2010

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This graphic, from the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, provides an interactive timeline of iconic snack food maker, Snyder’s of Hanover. Martin’s chips has also been in the news recently because of its expansion. Which brings us back to the question: Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Or someone else? Go to commenting on this post to weigh in. Or comment below. Also of interest: Chipmaking of the potato kind has deep roots in York County and Agricultural fair, Bricker’s fries, Chicken corn soup: The ABCs of the ‘ABCs of York County’ and Fastnachts are a York County delicacy. But how are Fastnachts different from donuts?

Neat stuff from all over … .
So I was at one of my favorite York eateries, Beck’s Ice Cream Parlor, in The Avenues.
And I saw a hamburger in tomato sauce among the specials that day.
Is this a Bury’s Famous Hamburger? I thought… .


Usually, the only time to get the burger – unless you use the secret recipe to make the famous tomato-sauce covered burger at home – is at the York Fair.
At least, that’s been the case since the last Bury’s – the original burger chain in York County – close its last restaurant in the 1980s.
Well, I ordered the burger and gobbled it down.
It wasn’t billed as a Bury’s, and it didn’t taste like a Bury’s.
And it didn’t have that onion on top.
But it was good, and its presence on the menu, however occasionally, beacons you back to, well, Beck’s.
Recommended Web post of the day: This York Daily Record/Sunday News story about Gino’s updates former fans about this one-time York County icon.

Recommended blog post of the day:
Writing about hamburgers, Yorkblogger Joan Concilio did that Gino’s piece, and she did this about a rare, upcoming German church service.
Forum of the day: Did York County’s community bulletin board The Exchange get its 100,000th post? Find out here.


About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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