Downtown Allentown is full of rich history, a ton of character, and is becoming more alive each day! One such establishment thathas breathed massive amounts of life into the great city of Allentown is Cosmopolitan located at 22 N. Sixth Street directly across from Allentown Symphony Hall. When you pull up to the COMPLIMENTARY valet parking they have daily for lunch and dinner, you instantly look at the marquee and say “Wow! Really? What could I possibly be in for?”
TRUST me, you have NO idea. If you ever wanted to take your loved one/s out for a dinner that they would talk about for years or a date to someplace that score you MAJOR points… Cosmopolitan is the place. The second you walk through the door that is opened by a courteous Cosmopolitan Greeter, you instantly are taken back and witness a dining establishment you would see only in the biggest cities and finest casinos in the world. Continue Reading
I heard about the Black Forest Deli or BFD on Twitter from one of the other LV bloggers. He raved about the food and his back and forth tweets with the deli owner sparked my interest so I decided this was a place that needed to be tried. The deli is located at 745 7th Ave in Bethlehem, on the corner of 7th and Union, close to both Rt. 378 and Broad St. They serve a wide variety of deli foods and a good number of home-made Russian meals and have been in operation since 1997. The deli was voted best deli by the Readers Choice Awards so we set out to find out why.
I headed over with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon and found a close parking space on the street. The deli didn’t look like much from the outside but that didn’t discourage us. We walked in and were greeted by a friendly face and an overwhelming smell of pure deliciousness. It smelled like home. Continue Reading
BAM! So, that’s the trademarked slang that Emeril uses when creating his culinary masterpieces. And, since Emeril is no stranger to perfection, he has opened yet another great venue for eating and imbibing signature eats and drinks in the Lehigh Valley.
Emeril’s Italian Table, opening June 4th 2011, boasts an intricate old world Italian menu and a contemporary Italian vibe. Stone walls, dark woods, and deep colors. Front of the restaurant has a lively character as there is a bar fully stocked with rare Italian reds and whites, and a varied drink menu for the risk takers. And, next to that is an Italian specialty “meat” bar. Yes, a meat bar. You can sit and watch the professional chef’s slice cured hams and sopressata in front of your very eyes! And, then there’s the romantic and quiet back of restaurant, perfectly ambient for dates, family dinners, or business meetings.
Bethlehem Brew Works – www.thebrewworks.com
569 Main Street – Bethlehem, PA 18018 - 610-882-1300
Open Daily – 11:00am – 2:00am (Food until 11pm /12 Midnight Weekends)
What to do on a lazy Sunday after three days of Thanksgiving left-overs… Yup, you guessed it… Go out to eat! This particular late morning called for a good brunch with a solid Bloody Mary to be included in the necessary “vegetable” intake for the day.
The choice, after multiple phone calls to find out who in the Lehigh Valley offered Sunday brunch… Continue Reading
For $3.50 these cheese and rice filled fried creations are one of a kind in the Lehigh Valley! Served with hot marinara sauce! MMMMmmmmmm! If you can find Hometown Heroes on Geopp Street hidden in Bethlehem, you must go there! Owner’s John and Pauley (Brooklyn transplants Father and Son), serve up some incredible sandwiches with old brooklyn italian flare. It’s a small place, maybe 10 seats at the bar and a few tables, but this is one of those places that you can’t help but feel incredibly comfortable and leave very well fed. There isn’t one person that we’ve taken there in the last few years its been open that didn’t love it! the wife LOVES the pierogies. Gets them every time.