I'll be driving back and forth from Easton to Bethlehem this weekend while visiting friends. I've checked these boards for suggestions, but most are from more than six months ago. Have your opinions of any of these restaurants changed? Any new places I should check?
Easton: Cafe Aaron, Cavallo's, Easton Sweet Shop for pepperpot soup. Is the popcorn place still next door? I've been told there's a new Thai place in town, as well as the Vietnamese on 4th and Northhampton. I eat Thai and Vietnamese food all the time here in NYC--any special reason I should check those places out? It's nice to have options when I visit Easton, especially because my hosts (god bless 'em) keep ordering Domino's every time I come.
Bethlehem: Bethlehem Brewworks (never actually eaten there...just liquid nourishment)--I've been to the new, steel-covered bar downstairs, where some brews are great, and others taste of Windex. Thai Kitchen? I love cubanos and media noche sandwiches--go to Cafe Havana?
Our friends in Bethlehem brought us to a funky little sushi place on the South Side where they kept pushing us to drink a lot (new liquor license, I guess). Food was merely ok; the only really yummy thing were our soft shell crab rolls, which we ordered as appetizers but which appeared at the END of our meal. In fact, the service was so well-meaning but inept that one of us received his (dry, underseasoned) chicken katsu don ten minutes before any of the other food appeared. Don't think I'll be back.
A final question: I hear that there are many Lebanese who have immigrated to the area. Where, oh where are their restaurants? Which will give me the best representation of this cuisine? I'm quite intrigued.