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Joey G’s Italian Kitchen

Joey G’s Italian Kitchen

There is a new kid on the block or, I should say, on Grape Street. Joey Grisafi (owner of Corked Wine Bar in Bethlehem) opened Joey G’s Italian Kitchen in June. Joey G’s is very casual but a big step up from a walk-in pizzeria where Joey says you will find “No Bada, No Bing – just great Italian food”. The aroma of garlic whets your appetite as soon as you walk in the door ... »

Get Sauced

Get Sauced: The Nation’s Top BBQ Regions

There are different regional barbecue styles all across the country. Although they all cook their meat low and slow, that’s where the similarities stop. Some cook pig, some smoke different cuts of beef, some lamb, and some chicken. Sauces are also varied: some are vinegar and pepper-based; others utilize brown sugar and molasses; in some, mustard is the predominant flavor;... »

Sugar Hill Jazz Fest

Sugar Hill Jazz House

It’s hard to believe that The Sugar Hill Jazz House has only been open a few months. It already has an amazing following that only promises to get better. Tom and I stopped in a couple of weeks ago for dinner on a Friday night. The place was filling up when we arrived at 6:30. We sat at the unique, piano key motif bar for a drink and listened to some pretty special piano a... »

Social Still

Social Still

Social Still opened around a year and a half ago in a glorious old bank building dating back to 1919. Back then it was home to Gosztonyi Savings and Trust which catered to Eastern European immigrants who worked at Bethlehem Steel. The bank was run by a woman who became Pennsylvania’s first female bank president. Social Still’s owners Elaine Pivinski and Adam Flatt (of Fran... »

Perfect Picnic

Packing the Perfect Picnic

A picnic sounds like an easy summer-time fun affair – just put some food in a basket, find a great spot, and have fun. But packing for a perfect picnic isn’t quite that simple. Unless you’re picnicking in your own back yard, once you arrive at your picnic place, what you have is all you’ve got. So, with a little planning, some key gadgets and a bit of adv... »


Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen

It’s a beautiful summer day so hop in your car, on your bike or in your kayak and travel about ten miles south from Easton on Rt. 611 to Mueller’s General Store and Kitchen. This iconic landmark, just below Raubsville, has been a part of the Delaware River landscape for nearly a half century. During that time, Mueller’s has worn many hats and has faithfully served the loca... »

Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern

Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern

The Spring Valley Inn was one of the popular go-to places when we first moved to the Lehigh Valley but it had been many years since I visited what is now called Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern. Owners Warren and Donna Walters as well as Frank and Kim McCartney reopened the tavern in 2014, changing the name but maintaining much of the old charm. The outside of the stone buildi... »

Smoked Tuna Tartar - Saranda's On Broadway

Saranda’s On Broadway

Saranda’s on Broadway is located in one of Bethlehem’s oldest buildings. Dating back to 1745, this marvelous building has been completely restored keeping much of the original structure intact to maintain the ambiance. Original beams and stone walls are exposed in the bar area accented by Thomas Edison lighting. There were renovations around 1860 when much of the dining ar... »

grain. Seared Tuna


The ever-growing downtown Allentown dining scene is truly mind-blowing. The promise of the PPL Center on 7th and Hamilton, along with business relocations, has brought with it the hope of housing, retail, and restaurant redevelopment. It still has a long way to go but every time we visit a new downtown eatery, we are amazed at the plethora of choices on Hamilton Street tha... »

Porters’ Pub

Porters’ Pub

  Porters’ Pub has been a cornerstone of Easton’s dining scene for 25 years and remains a go-to eatery for those seeking a dose of comfort food, great beer and spirits with friendly service as an added plus. It truly is a place where everyone seems to know your name; but if they don’t, they will before you leave. Tom and I stopped in for lunch after shopping downtown ... »

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