News and events in the Murrysville area for the week of April 26, 2021

Food collection event set for May 1

Busy Beaver and the Rotary Club of Delmont-Salem will host a May 1 food collection event for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.

It will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the former AMC Theater parking lot off of Hollywood Boulevard, near Delmont.

Food bank officials said the items they need most are peanut butter, canned or pouched tuna/chicken/salmon, heavier soups or stews, cereal and boxed meals SUCH AS macaroni and cheese or Hamburger Helper.

The event will permit car drop-offs only.

Murrysville recreation officials plan ‘Chalk the Walk’ event

The Murrysville Recreation Department wants families to help decorate the walking trail at Murrysville Community Park with chalk drawings on May 15.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a $10 donation will get a 4-by-4-foot space on the trail. Chalk will be provided, but attendees can also bring their own. Kona Ice will be on-site

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Town Talk | Dumplings, fried chicken and a mashup of Chinese and American favorites are on this new restaurant’s menu | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Courtesy: Lucky Seb’s

When owner Will Soo had a number of baked potatoes left from a previous menu offering, he started experimenting with the idea of a loaded, baked potato stuffed inside a dumpling dough. The result was a new special Lucky Seb’s Dumpling Bar & Grill has offered since it opened in March.

New Family-Style Restaurant Owners Hope To Aid Community | Local Business News

A new restaurant called The Farm House is now open at 650 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, and its owners say they are eager to build this new business with the goal of helping others.

Located in the building that once housed The Diamond House Chinese restaurant and more recently Chang Thai, The Farm House is a joint venture between cook Ricardo Camacho, who also owns El Chilango food truck, and Yasmin Huertas, a 2020 Greeneville High School graduate and current East Tennessee State University student.

The Farm House opened in mid-March, but Huertas and Camacho said the story behind it began years ago.

“A few years back my dad and Ricardo worked together, and they used to talk about going into business together and opening a restaurant,” Huertas explained. “Dad finally opened a little store that became Costa del Sol a few years later, and Ricardo opened his food truck.”

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Hsiang K brings an authentic Chinese karaoke experience to Newark | News

In the Park N Shop plaza on South Main Street, between a pizzeria and a laundromat, is Hsiang K, a Chinese karaoke experience. Each room is covered in neon lights, with enough space to dance around and belt out a song in front of an audience of friends while reading lyrics from a flat-screen TV.

Hsiang K owner Xipeng “Jason” Chen met his two co-owners, Haocheng Li and Hongjie Jin, while attending the University of Delaware. They realized that no karaoke bars similar to the ones they went to in China existed in the Newark area. Hsiang K means “missing home,” a reference to how the bar provides a taste of home to other international students. Jin is still a student, while the other two owners have graduated.

“When we’re hanging out back home, we go to a karaoke place, just like this,” Li said. “Only in China, it’s bigger.

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