Good Taste


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... »

deLorenzo's Italian Restaurant

By Cathy Kiley My husband and I have many friends who winter in Florida. Recently, we gathered a few together before their departure for a night of food and fun at deLorenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Forks Township. The deLorenzos have been bringing their multi-generational family recipes to the area for the last three years and Marlene “Mama” deLorenzo uses the same TLC in ... »

Hunan Springs

By Cathy Kiley From the moment you walk into Hunan Springs, you realize you are in for a treat. This is not your mother’s take-out Chinese! Prepare yourself to indulge in some of the best Asian food to be found in the Lehigh Valley. The old stone structure at 4939 Hamilton Boulevard (Rt. 222) in Wescosville once housed The Widow Brown’s Inn. Jay Ho explained that his paren... »

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