LOL, finally got to try Five Guys, it had been highly recommended. The one I found to try is right down the road from BGA. The one on Fowler. Good stuff, very similar to In-n-Out....but with better fries. ;)
I always plan my road trips so that I will be able to combine my two greatest passions, coasters and beer. While it doesn't fit the 30 min guideline, a must stop for me on the way to HP, is Stoudt's Brewery in Adamstown. It is only a few minutes off the turnpike.
Near Dorney, you have Allentown Brew Works and Bethlehem Brew Works.
There are many other good beer places in PA. I don't think I could live aywhere else. I need my coaster and beer fix!!!
Okay. If we want to toss the 30 min rule out, there a TONS of great brews up here in New England. In vermont, there's Magic Hat, Long Trail, and Otter Creek, to name a few. In Boston, there's the granddaddy of micro-brews, Sam Adams. There's also a few up in Maine too.
Coaster Junkie from NH I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!
Well if thats the case, if your at Kennywood we have East End Brewery, Penn Brewery, Rivertowne Pourhouse, and The Church Brew Works all within 30 minutes. There is a Rock Bottom brewery about 5 minutes from Kennywood.
Just off the exit for Kennywood in the opposite direction on Braddock Ave there are a bunch of really cool places to eat. Dee's is a beer bar with great bar food and a huge bottle selection from around the world and US, there is a really good Thai restaurant and a few more great places on the same block that are all excellent. If you want breakfast there is a decent place with vegetarian options and sidewalk seating called the Square Cafe.