• Taste: Sumo Sushi and Japanese Fusion -   The Scoop: Sumo Sushi and Japanese Fusion recently opened in mid-March in the old Mr. Crab Seafood House at the Village West Shopping Center in Allentown. The menu is a mix of traditional sushi standards, some exotic roll combinations, …
  • Taste: Hot Plate Soul Kitchen - by Jacqueline Rupp The Scoop: Hot Plate, a soul food restaurant is the newest addition to SouthSide Bethlehem’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Created by chef/entrepreneur Terrence “T.R.” Burns and his wife Mya, the restaurant has been completely rebuilt and renovated to …
  • Taste: The Shelby - Words by Jacqueline Rupp What’s New: Each season The Shelby brings out a new set of seasonal dishes. But there’s also events happening each month. This month includes a Brunch with Santa on December 10.  Cocktail lovers should enjoy specials …
  • Taste: Playa Bowls - Words by Jacqueline Rupp The Scoop: Playa Bowls, a popular Jersey Shore chain offering fresh fruit-based bowls — think fro-yo meets smoothie — made the leap this fall across state lines to open its first Pa. cafe in Southside Bethlehem. …
  • Taste: Piece ‘a Cake - Words by Jacqueline Rupp What’s New: As a pastry chef, Colleen has spent the last eight years meticulously crafting once-in-a-lifetime cakes for clients, majestic towering cakes with over-the-top designs. But the business had only been appointment-only for such orders, which …
  • Taste: 29 Cooks - 29 Cooks Catering & Culinary Center WORDS BY JENNIFER LOCONTE Putting a new spin on the word “takeout,” 29 Cooks serves up a home-cooked meal sure to send your taste buds buzzing. Takeout Tuesday – from 29 Cooks Catering & …
  • Taste: Full of Crepe - WORDS BY JENNIFER LOCONTE If you haven’t yet tried Full of Crepe, you will definitely want to make it your next stop.  Tucked away on Bethlehem’s Southside, this gem of an eatery serves crepes like no other.  Owned and operated …
  • Brews & Spirits of the Lehigh Valley - Bonn Place Brewing 310 Taylor St., Bethlehem (610) 419-6660, bonnbrewing.com The Colony Meadery 905 Harrison St., Allentown (855) 632-3669, colonymeadery.com County Seat Spirits 905 Harrison St., Allentown (610) 628-9502, countyseatspirits.com Covered Bridge Brewhaus 506 N. 8th St., Shamokin (570) 205-4867 …
  • Taste: Sugar Hill Jazz House - BY JENNIFER LOCONTE Looking for authentic, mouth-watering barbecue with a side of soulful jazz? Look no further than Sugar Hill Jazz House, a Southern eatery located in downtown Allentown.  Co-owners Jay King (from Philadelphia) and Mary Shearin (from Brooklyn) were …
  • Taste: Southside 313 Bar & Grille - WORDS BY JENNIFER LOCONTE A relaxed atmosphere mixed with good music as well as great food and drinks has made Southside 313 Bar & Grille in Bethlehem a local favorite. Opened in September 2015, owners Bill and Suzanne Dech have …