Good Taste

Aladdin Restaurant

Aladdin Restaurant

In the forty years since Aladdin first opened on 2nd Street in Allentown, many of the dishes owner and head chef Violette Younes still crafts have been absorbed into popular American culture, from Hummus and Babaganoush to Spinach Pie and hand-rolled Grape Leaves. Less familiar specialties such as Arnabit (deep fried cauliflower) and Shawarma (thin slices of tahini-and-fre... »

Zest

Zest

A new Sunday Brunch presents sweet-to-savory selections highlighting Executive Chef Justin Cogan’s expertise in infusing global flavors into progressive New American cuisine. Dishes range from waffles and bennies to salads and burgers. At dinner, exemplar entrées arrive in energized style – such as juicy pan-roasted duck breast from Joe Jurgielewicz & Son enlivened wit... »

Casa Toro

Casa Toro

The original Casa Toro, opened in 2006, was acquired by the Diaz-Albertini family in 2012. Their Cuban heritage—rich in culinary traditions—inspired a bi-cultural menu, with scratch cooking distinguishing both cuisines. A Mojito Lounge is featured at this and a sister locale added in 2017. A strong focus remains on in-house dining, with extra table space supplied by the cu... »

Grumpy’S Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

Grumpy’S Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

The aroma of wood smoke, primal and compelling, contributes undeniable olfactory stimulation to the rustic roadhouse ambiance of Grumpy’s—the Lehigh Valley’s original wood pit barbecue restaurant. While the cuisine reflects diverse culinary styles, from Cajun to Tex-Mex and beyond, low-and-slow smoked meats that can take up to 12 hours to reach tender perfection remain the... »

Torre

Torre

The sheer exuberance of Torre heightens the senses while whetting the appetite for south-of-the-border gustatory adventure. Happily, there are methods of introducing the high-energy vibe of this modern Mexican sister of Paxos Restaurants into your home environment. While constructing a glowing 3-story tower filled with 100 varieties of tequila and mezcal and splashing wall... »

Diana’s Cafe

Diana’s Cafe

Diana’s family-owned scratch kitchen is famously known for their diverse all-day breakfast menu made with fresh ingredients. An on-site bakery takes orders for signature cakes, pies, blueberry muffins, and more, and the adjacent Red Door Coffee Roaster provides in-house brews as well as varied 12-ounce bags to take home. Diana’s Catering can provide breakfast, lunch, or di... »

The Mint Gastropub

The Mint Gastropub

Discover a fresh take on contemporary comfort in a vibrantly upbeat atmosphere that lifts the spirits and invigorates the appetite as familiar foods are seen from an alternate perspective. A concise menu of apps, platters, salads, and sweets—revised twice a week and tweaked daily—uses modern techniques to reimagine traditional tastes with splashes of flavor from globe-trot... »

Tre Scalini

Tre Scalini

Tread three shallow steps – the eponymous Tre Scalini – of this stately Federal townhouse ristorante located on East Broad Street, Bethlehem to enter a sanctuary of warmth and calm, an environment well suited to relaxing over a meal of beautifully crafted Italian fare. While crisp white tablecloths make a clear fine-dining statement, rustic ladder-back farmhouse chairs and... »

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

Alas, the diminished daylight hours and frosty temperatures of November tend to put a damper on the spirits of avid golfers. Happily, though, technology ensures that playing conditions are always ideal at The Sweet Spot in Allentown. Five indoor Topgolf Swing Suites—high definition simulator bays —allow guests to take on the thrills of playing at Pebble Beach, plus 83 othe... »

Spinnerstown Hotel

Spinnerstown Hotel

November serves as a confluence of seasons at Spinnerstown Hotel, melding the pleasurable amenities of both summer and winter into a distinct and welcoming autumnal style. The vaulted barn-roofed deck, equipped with space heaters tucked amid the rafters, extends the outdoor dining season (a great benefit for those who revel in sweater weather), and the highly popular drive... »

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