Good Taste


By Cathy Kiley I am almost embarrassed to admit that it took me over a year and a half to visit Cosmopolitan. However, I must say, “better late than never!” The moment you enter the architectural delight that is Cosmopolitan, you’ll feel you’ve stepped back in time. The dining room is what one can only describe as classic, with richly-draped windows accenting the well-spac... »

Youell's Oyster House

By Cathy Kiley When Tom and I  moved to Forks Township in 1980, the first place we discovered and frequented was Youell’s on Easton’s College Hill. Youell’s was the place to eat, offering fresh seafood with lots of butter. They took no reservations, so the line ran up the block on weekends and – with Lafayette College close by – it was nearly impossible to get in on Parent... »


By Cathy Kiley Blue has been a shining star on the Lehigh Valley dining scene for nearly a decade. Since opening in 2002, locals and business travelers have embraced Blue as a favorite destination for not only dining and corporate meetings, but as a lively, friendly meeting place. Now, with recent renovations completed, one cannot help but notice the painstaking attention ... »


By Cathy Kiley When owner John Trapani opened Grille 3501, he brought with him over a decade of experience in the food industry that included the former Trapper’s Pub on the Southside of Allentown. His dream of opening a casual yet upscale restaurant came to fruition in 2001 when he transformed a 75- year-old Lehigh Valley tradition, Trinkle’s Cetronia Hotel, into a trendy... »

Savory Grille

By Cathy Kiley Of the many pleasures I’ve had over the years writing restaurant reviews, my favorite may be the opportunity of getting to know area chefs on a more personal level. One of the most visible chefs in the Lehigh Valley is Shawn Doyle of Savory Grille. He is  active not only on the Valley’s dining scene, but also in the giving of his valuable time and skills by ... »


By Cathy Kiley There exists, on the corner of Chelsea Avenue and Greenwich Street in Bethlehem, a dining oasis serving up some of the best breakfast and lunch fare in the Lehigh Valley. For nearly eight years, this quaint eatery – Jumbars – has been a neighborhood staple, providing a popular venue for great food, warm hospitality and buzzing conversation between friends, f... »

The Farmhouse

By Cathy Kiley It is no secret that, for years, I listed The Farmhouse among my favorite dining establishments in the greater Lehigh Valley. I praised not only the wonderful food, but also its ambiance and professional, unpretentious service, all served up in a glorious old farmhouse sitting on the outskirts of the quaint Borough of Emmaus. The Farmhouse was one of the fir... »

Landis Store Hotel

By Cathy Kiley One of the fun aspects of writing about restaurants  is the discovery of new eateries that are off the beaten path. There are many country inns in the Lehigh Valley with extraordinary histories that are situated in remote yet beautiful areas.   One deserving example is the Landis Store Hotel located on Baldy Hill Road outside the picturesque borough of Boyer... »

Shula's Steak House

By Cathy Kiley Anyone who knows anything about football recognizes that Don Shula remains one of the most successful and beloved coaches in NFL history. After taking the Baltimore Colts to the 1968 Super Bowl, Shula not only brought the Miami Dolphins to five Super Bowls in his career; but to this day, he remains the only coach ever to lead an NFL team to a perfect 17-0 wi... »

The Valley's Premier Culinary Resource is the complimentary website to Good Taste, a publication, produced by Lehigh Valley Marketplace, whose inaugural issue was published in February, 2011. Good Taste, was created to showcase the best of the greater Lehigh Valley’s dining scene, and provide a beautiful (and easy) resource; one that you can use frequently, and throughout the year when... »

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