Lehigh Valley’s best appetizer plus a unique outdoor space: a side dish

Allentown’s Union & Finch’s beer-fried, fried cheese curds are the kind of appetizer you shouldn’t share.

It’s like a crunchy funnel cake that has a strong connection to soft, creamy cheese and from this union, came a lovable baby.

Trust us. Just get what you want.

We asked people to tell us their favorite appetizers and small bites from Lehigh Valley restaurants.

This is what we’ve compiled so far, in no particular order.

  • Apollo Grill (Bethlehem): Burrata, with Caramelized Peach Compote, Watercress, Basil Oil, Toast Points, $12
  • also in Apollo Grill: Black & Blue Tenderloin, with Blue Cheese, Grilled Garlic Bread, $16
  • white orchids (Center Valley): ‘Traditional Thai Money Bags’: Crispy fried golden bags stuffed with minced chicken, shrimp, carrots, peas and sweet corn, served with Thai Chili Dipping Sauce, $11
  • Chen’s house Easton: Chinese dumplings…with steamed pork and chives. 7.05 US dollars.
  • Bayou (Easton)White wine oysters, with baby clams, garlic, shallots, cherry tomatoes, white wine aioli, toast points.

Keep submitting your choices and we’ll include them in a future side dish column. Email: [email protected] Include ‘best appetizers’ in the subject line, your name and town.

The artisanal Indian cuisine of Aman in Easton is known for its award winning food.

Now, diners at Aman can enjoy outdoor dining in the alley seating area of ​​the restaurant. The alley is lined with a dramatic, abstract clay floor, which pays tribute to the humble earthen pots used for cooking in villages across India. It was a two year project to create an outdoor space.

Sitting is also ideal, located between the Segal Museum and the restaurant, so you can avoid a lot of direct sunlight. Since outdoor seating is limited, the restaurant asks diners to select it when making reservations. The place is also waiting for the weather and first come first serve.

The entire outdoor area is also available for rent to large groups/families for special occasions.

Safety at 336 Northampton St. Easton. Information: [email protected]

Emmaus Restaurant offers a whiskey tasting event from 4-5 p.m. July 9th.

You will enjoy 3 types of American whiskey:

  • Jane’s widow 10 years in a row bourbon
  • Four small roses batch select straight bourbon
  • Rare wild turkey breed straight bourbon

The event will take place in the shed but if the weather isn’t ideal it will move into the shed.

Price: $30 per person. Tickets will be limited to 22 people.

Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-whiskey-tasting-tickets-367608586177

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