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Photography by Donovan Roberts Witmer

It’s hard to miss that Taste of Italy is sandwiched between two businesses with the word “dollar” in them. The restaurant, though, likely predates both of them, having set up in that shopping center in 2001, long before the development of Airport... more

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Chef Tim Plante and Christian Filipos

Youell’s Oyster House in Allentown, as you may have heard, was decimated by a fire in January 2013 that reduced it to rubble. Undaunted, that very same day, owner Christian Filipos went downtown to file the paperwork to start over. As for what ca... more

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“You are going to die when you see this room,” says Lauren Midlam, spinning her laptop around to show off a before picture that would make any potential homebuyer understandably faint of heart. It’s hard to reconcile the lime-green ceiling and fa... more

Home Tours

The crack of the bat, the screams of the fans and the smell—the smell of the corn. If you have attended a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game at Allentown’s Coca-Cola Park recently, you have no doubt noticed that heavenly smell and seen multitudes of gam... more

Food

Numbers speak volumes. What do 1,800 apple barrel cocktails tell us? What is revealed by 3,000 orders of mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon and peas? What sweet nothings do 1,100 brown sugar beignets whisper? Those figures reflect some of the early return... more

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From left to right: Executive Chef Javan Small and owners Mike and Rebecca Pichetto

A vacant space is loaded with possibilities. The 10,000-plus square feet that used to be Lipkin’s furniture store in downtown Easton, was no exception when Mike Pichetto, the owner of Vintage Restaurant at the Club at Morgan Hill, walked through ... more

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With its dim lighting and Goth-inspired décor, the dark, broody interior of local pub Black & Blue looks like the waiting room for the underworld and that’s precisely the vibe owners Kelly-Jo Ditze and Larry Porter were seeking. One glance around... more

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"There was nothing soft about that opening. Nothing,” says Giuseppe “Joe” Grisafi, executive chef and Corked co-owner, shaking his head and gesticulating with his hands. The buzz was positively electric about the restaurant he opened the weekend ... more

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Could this sweet treat give the cannoli a run for its money as the Italian confection of choice? Try it for yourself and see. When the moon hits your eye like a big Nutella pizza pie, that’s amore. Wait…what? Okay, so maybe Dean Martin never san... more

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When you take a look at the menu of this downtown Bethlehem restaurant, you may see items that initially seem pretty familiar. But as the restaurant’s name suggests, they come with a twist. more

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Today’s dining culture is all about the mash-up, or the hybrid fusion of cuisines and at local restaurant Edge homage is paid to both French and Asian cookery. Its menu reads like a greatest hits of both cuisines offering dishes like duck c... more

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Your mother probably didn’t allow you to eat dessert before dinner and most certainly didn’t condone having anything remotely resembling a confection for breakfast (toaster pastries aside) but at Griddle145, Mom’s rules are made to be broken. In ... more

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A palpable fever-pitch of anticipation buzzed at the Cosmic Cup, his College Hill coffee shop, around Easton and, undoubtedly, among brewpub enthusiasts throughout the Valley. more

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Looking for a way to get on Santa’s good list? Ditch the milk and cookies and leave him a libation he won’t be likely to forget. more

Drinks

With its metropolitan flair and sleek minimalist design, River Grille is a little slice of the city right here in the Lehigh Valley. more

Food

Let’s take a moment to clear up some myths about Mexican food, in the name of good eats, shall we? Mexican food doesn’t have to be heavy, swimming in cheese, sauce and even more cheese. more

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Imagine traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun without such pesky essentials like a passport or a plane ticket. Better yet, imagine sampling sumptuous Japanese cuisine without having to trot halfway around the globe. more

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This month’s chic Allentown penthouse was custom-designed and full of one-of-a-kind touches that speak to both the homeowners and the property’s personalities. more

Home Tours

Thirty-four hundred square feet of stark, empty, white space can be either the most intimidating thing facing a homeowner, or the most exciting. For Kim Conrad, it was definitely the latter. more

Home Tours

Visiting Randall’s on the Orchard kind of reminds you of the television show Cheers, such is the warmth and camaraderie you encounter at this restaurant, opened by chef Randall Maurer in August 2011. more

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