Wednesday, February 09, 2011
West End weeknight dinner spots
My friend Eileen admits to being a bit geographically challenged when it comes to Allentown. I say we are even, since I am more than a bit geographically-challenged when it comes to the town where she lives, Phillipsburg, NJ. She emailed me because she's headed to a Muhlenberg basketball game soon and wanted to make a night of it - meet up with her fellow fans to do dinner beforehand near campus. She asks: "How far is Cosmopolitan or Sangria from there? Suggestions of somewhere to eat before? Grille 3501? Let me know your two cents." I pointed out that Cosmo and Sangria are less than 20 blocks away from campus, and Grille 3501 or Pistachio's might be closer geographically to school but are even more westerly (read: further from Pburg). All are good eats, though. My friend and former work-neighbor Jill and her pals are big fans of Liberty Street Tavern on Wednesday nights for pizza (but it sounded from Eileen's email that she was looking for more fine dining this time). I still need to get over there some Wednesday. West End readers, please weigh in!