Good Taste

The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar

The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar

By Cathy Kiley A bit of New Orleans exists just off Stefko Boulevard and Broad Street only a few minutes from the heart of downtown Bethlehem. Owners Christian Duarte and Mo Taylor combined their talents to open The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar last March. In doing so, these young restaurateurs have brought southern comfort food with a unique twist on traditional New Orl... »

Apollo Grill

Apollo Grill

by Cathy Kiley It’s hard for me to believe that Apollo Grill has been around for over 15 years. But, as the old saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” The Apollo is a cornerstone of downtown Bethlehem’s dining scene and, overseen by co-owners Dyanne & Rod Holt and Patty & Tucker Lyons, as well as Manager Rachael Griffith, it continues to garner acc... »

Valenca

Valenca

by Cathy Kiley It’s very difficult for me to believe that it has been nearly six years since the historic Easton Sweet Shop was transformed into what is now Valenca. In its first rebirth, the original owners concentrated on a menu of Portuguese fare, which developed a small local following, but did not impress Tom and me to the point where we would dine there often. We wer... »

Maxim’s 22  Bistro & Brasserie

Maxim’s 22 Bistro & Brasserie

By Cathy Kiley Maxim’s 22 opened in October 2012 to the delight of local gastronomes long awaiting a French eatery in our area. Drawing from worldwide travel and culinary experiences, Chef/Owner Josh Palmer, along with parents Terry and Bud Palmer, envisioned a French Bistro and Brasserie in downtown Easton that would fill the need for those of us hungering for French food... »

3rd & Ferry Fish Market

3rd & Ferry Fish Market

By Cathy Kiley Photos by Ryan Hulvat My husband Tom and I had been chomping at the bit for Mike and Rebecca Pichetto’s new culinary corroboration to come to fruition. And indeed… it has arrived. 3rd & Ferry Fish Market opened in December and has attracted a strong following with its unique interior and lively, fun atmosphere. The energy in this place is amazing. ... »

The Twisted Olive

The Twisted Olive

By Cathy Kiley It is always exciting to visit a new restaurant and have your high expectations met. Such was the case when I dined at The Twisted Olive in Bethlehem. Chef/Owner Steve Kershner brings his self-taught talents and many years of respected experience in the Lehigh Valley to The Twisted Olive. He and his attentive staff have attracted a strong following in just a... »

Corked Wine Bar & Steak House

Corked Wine Bar & Steak House

By Cathy Kiley There is a new star on the rise in downtown Bethlehem and it promises to shine for a long time. Chef-Owner Giuseppe “Joe” Grisafi has taken his vision to a new level with the opening of Corked Wine Bar and Steak House at 515 Main Street. Having honed his culinary skills at his and co-owner father Nicolo’s Roma Ristorante and Taste of Italy both off Catasauqu... »

Griddle 145

Griddle 145

By Cathy Kiley Photos by Ryan Hulvat Breakfast, in my opinion, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. My husband Tom and I have breakfast at least once a week at one of many local eateries or diners, usually after church on Sunday. We love the guilty pleasure of indulging on decadent breakfast fare and miss this casual time together if we skip a week. Finding a new and speci... »

The Buckeye Tavern

The Buckeye Tavern

by Cathy Kiley photos by Ryan Hulvat The Buckeye Tavern is the epitome of a local gathering place. It’s lively, friendly and crowded with a menu offering a cornucopia of snacks to full course meals. The Buckeye Tavern has existed on this site in some form since 1735. It was purchased in 1768 by Martin Speigle who paid a little more than ten pounds for the place. During the... »

A Ca Mia Italian Restaurant

A Ca Mia Italian Restaurant

By Cathy Kiley Photo By Ryan Hulvat What can I say? Chef Paolo Nota has done it again. He has opened yet another eatery off the beaten path and his numerous devotees continue to seek him out to enjoy a taste from his large, diverse Italian menu. Formerly of Pane e Vino and Paolo’s (Northampton), Chef Paolo has been entertaining diners in the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years... »

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