Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lehigh Valley Blog Roll - Main Street Depot restaurant, SteelStacks Farmers Market, Emmaus businesses and Horns Restaurant in Bethlehem

Good news for restaurant lovers in Allentown - there's a plan afoot to promote all of the city's culinary wonders - from takeout to diners to white-tableclothed-full service places. As I wrote about in a LVStyle column last year, Allentown has the broadest variety of dining options in all of the Lehigh Valley, and it's high time you experienced it for yourself. Stay tuned!

There have been some terrific posts this week by some of my favorite bloggers and media outlets. I share them here because it's good stuff, it's a busy week for me (big party this weekend) and I couldn't have said it better.
  • Horns – New Sustainable Restaurant Coming to South Bethlehem by Michele of Bethlehem
    A new restaurant under construction at 123 West 4th Street near Play It Again Records should be open in early September. (One of the last old-fashioned record stores in the Lehigh Valley!)
    *Update: It's open, and we can't wait to go with Emilie and Rick when they're in town!
  • Open for Business by Lehigh Valley Style
    Four new businesses in Emmaus:
    ~ Cake Chic 500 Chestnut Street, 484-201-6206
    ~ Thai Thai House 302 Main Street, 610-965-0466 (this was the place that was almost a swingers' club)
    ~ Creamery on Main 332 Main Street, 610-928-1500
    ~ Design Elements 304 Main Street, 610-928-1144
  • The Wooden Match by the El Vee
    Details about Cigars International taking over the former Main Street Depot restaurant project in Bethlehem. This is the beautiful building at the entrance to Sand Island. Our friend Lauren's dad is involved in the project; she said that he is in charge of the beer list! (Cool job.)
    *Update: My book club met here for beers and book talk last week! To answer the $65K question, yes it does smell like cigars, but no, it is not smoky. We just indulged in beer and nachos (like all good book club members do) but we'll be back for "real food." I kind of expected there to be a big Monday night football scene, but the Phillies game was on and no one really seemed to be paying attention. Maybe Sundays are different, but the TV's above the bar really aren't a focal point in the room.


  1. Anonymous7/31/2011

    Thanks for posting the link for my post about Horns, I'm excited, the place looks great!

  2. Michele Barnett9/02/2011

    Had dinner at Horns tonight with my husband and son and was very impressed. Fantastic gourmet burgers ( I had mine with Greyere; the hubs had a "frenchy" with egg and bacon), great atmosphere and a bevy of vegetarian options to boot. It's also BYOB. We can't wait to go back!

  3. Michele, I still have not been! I can't wait to heare more. Let's go together next time! Good to know about the BYOB - I did not know. The closest wine and booze is at the Wine and Spirits store not 2 blocks from there.