Phoenicia dishes out an extensive menu of traditional eastern Mediterranean cuisine that ranges from baba gannouj to baklava during three-course meals. Duets and quartets of diners can synchronize pita swabs of fire-roasted eggplant baba gannouj, or sample other savory appetizers such as spiced armenian sausage sautéed with onions and tomatoes. Marinated, char-broiled kebabs or lamb or jumbo shrimp are served with rice, vegetables, and treatises on primordial man's cooking tactics, and entrees of beef shawarma strut to tables accompanied by pureed garlic sauce, pickles, onions, and pita bread. A lineup of vegetarian entrees includes hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice, vegetables, lemon, and traditional spices, served with a cucumber-yogurt sauce. Disbelievers in the Tooth Fairy's sweet nature can browse the desserts to cull from an edible ensemble of baklava, double chocolate layer cake, tiramisu, and cheesecake.
Named after owner George Meireles’ hometown in Portugal, Valenca adds authentic Portuguese cuisine to Easton’s roster of restaurants. Keep eyebrows in safe proximity while dining on the chourico assado appetizer ($8.95), a Portuguese sausage flambéed tableside with brandy, or order the less flammable caldo verde soup ($5.95), featuring collard greens and potato with sausage. For main dinner courses, the massa de mariscos em molho branco ($23.95) unfurls a seafood linguini topped with clams, mussels, scallops, and shrimp in a cream reduction sauce, while the bife do lombo grelhado ($29.95) is an 8 oz. grilled filet mignon that provides elegance to empty stomach space like an antique Victorian loveseat in a college dorm room. Valenca also vends lunch victuals, with the 8 oz. angus beef burger ($11.95) bedecked in garlic, spinach, caramelized onions, and a Kalamata olive spread, and served on a brioche roll.
Three-Way Cafe's midday-meal sculptors adorn palates with a dynamic array of salads, sandwiches, and soups, with seasonal specials available daily and deli trays for catered parties. While relaxing amid colorful murals, guests strap on their tongues' rucksacks and explore lunch options such as the cuban sandwich, with thin slices of pork and ham smothered in swiss cheese. All of the café's eponymous daily specialties can be commissioned either as salads, grilled paninis, or quesadillas. The italian salad or panini holds pepperoni, genoa salami, capocollo, and roasted red peppers in a provolone embrace equal in strength to the blue-cheese bite of the buffalo-chicken salad or quesadilla. Large groups helm their own bready excursions with kaiser rolls and an assortment of ham, turkey, and roast beef on the Three-Way Cafe deli tray. The sliced-cheese tray supports a dairy-laden display, and the café's fresh cupcakes keep sweet teeth under control and provide ammunition for miniature catapults.
Newly opened Trattoria de Simonetta borrows its name from cofounder Phillip Simonetta, previously known for making some of the best sandwiches in Philadelphia. Simonetta has brought his hoagie prowess home with a menu ripe with substantial subs built atop a foundation of fresh bread delivered daily from New York. Representative beasts include the cuban–a toasted alliance of ham, swiss, pickle, sliced pork, and mayo that holds a one party rule over your mouth ($5.25 for 6", $7.25 for 12"). Pizzas allow diners to stockpile toppings like pepperoni, sausage, and bacon ($9.99 for 16", toppings $1.50 each), and the homemade minicannoli moonlights as a refreshingly conspicuous spyglass ($1.50). Hoagies and other deli delights can be consumed in the trattoria's comfortable seating area or ordered for takeout or delivery.
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 a dependable, satisfying meal, Americans have always flocked to their local diners. Palmer Diner is no different. They serve breakfast all day long, not just for a bedtime snack, as well as comfort-food classics such as meatloaf with gravy and chicken fingers.