The Brown Barn Café is homey inside and out, from its wooden walls and house-life façade to its open kitchen filled with family recipes. Owners Bryant Belknap and John Costello, friends for more than 35 years, make foods they know and love, including Jack's lemonade—a recipe John Costello's son Jack devised when he was 10 years old. The internationally influenced menu also includes samosa pies and Vietnamese-style coffee, as well as café favorites such as tuna salad and quiche. And for dessert, the café sources fresh-made treats from Ah! Some Chocolates, which tack a sweet ending onto meals.
True Blue Mediterranean Café brings fresh Mediterranean food to a pair of Lehigh Valley locations—one in Bethlehem set amongst historic buildings, and another in Emmaus with a seasonal outdoor patio. At both, diners can fuel up with protein-packed bites of lamb kabob, or a steak gyro loaded with marinated hunks of steak and Mediterranean pickles. They can also crunch into meat-free dishes, such as the vegetarian sampler, which features hummus, babaganoush, and grape leaves served alongside warm pita bread.
Rice 'N Beans serves up traditional flavors of Latin America in a casual dining environment. Those flavors are seared into dishes such as quesadillas, empanadas, and arroz chaufas. Taste combinations are completed by sides such as plantains, guacamole, and fried yuca. They also offer vegetarian dishes such as tacos with rice and beans, chimichangas, and burritos.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of new American fare for lunch. • For $25, you get $50 worth of new American fare for dinner. The Albright Restaurant's flavor apothecaries sate packs of urbane eaters with eclectically elegant salads, sandwiches, and hearty entrees for lunch and dinner within a historic Civil War–era mansion. Warm up teeth for an evening noshing, smiling, and ceremoniously clacking the melody from the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with a starter of mini crab cake frittes ($9.50) before sinking them into to a succulent centerpiece dish, such as the rack of lamb ($31) or orange-barbecue-glazed salmon ($23). The thick hand-cut new york strip steak, like most of the dinner entrees, comes equipped with a side of potato and the vegetable du jour ($26). Lunch patrons can cool down torrid tongues with a cold sandwich such as the BLT with avocado ($6.50), or bundle up taste buds in the warmer bread-swaddled selections, which include the spinach-and-onion-laced chicken breast sandwich ($7.99) and the American burger served on a kaiser roll ($7.99).