Good Taste

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... »

Spinnerstown Hotel

Spinnerstown Hotel

By Cathy Kiley I have for the last few editions been given the opportunity to explore restaurants, cafes and pubs outside the culinary “hubs” of the Lehigh Valley. It’s been an enlightening and totally enjoyable experience for me. Too often we get stuck in a rut with regard to where we regularly dine for many reasons, not the least of them being that a bit of a longer driv... »

McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn

By Cathy Kiley Photo by Ryan Hulvat I have been looking for a great place to meet in the Quakertown area ever since my daughter and her family moved to the Philadelphia suburbs last year. Well, I finally found a restaurant that fits the bill. Not only does McCoole’s present an appealing ambience but it offers an eclectic menu of wonderfully prepared food to make everyone i... »

BeanBath Café

By Cathy Kiley I recently discovered a great cafe located in The Southmoore Plaza on Route 512 in Bath. Just passed Southmoore Golf Club, this upscale coffee shop offers fantastic views from its corner location in the plaza and even more fantastic aromas as you walk through its doors.This family-owned and operated cafe has been serving up delicious food and freshly-brewed ... »

The Stoned Crab

By Cathy Kiley The Stoned Crab opened more than 30 years ago in its current Macungie location. Since then, this building has gone through many lives including Le Due and Le Due Sorelle, reverting back to The Stoned Crab in 2005. Present owners Ron and Claire Pickering have completely refurbished and redecorated this eatery over the past seven years and offer a substantial ... »

Vintage Restaurant & Bar

By Cathy Kiley Photo by Ryan Hulvat It seems like only yesterday that I first met Mike and Rebecca Pichetto. It was back in 2007 when Vintage was only open a couple of years. At that time, they were together but not yet married and partners in a business that even back then was very successful. Now, in addition to a growing business, they have a growing family and it could... »

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