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.
The waterpark's family-friendly layout is set up with 16 waterslides, a one-million-gallon wave pool, stately palm trees, a water playground, and water. The park's newest attractions, Pirates' Plummet and Walk the Plank, are covered/open-air 200-foot-long flowing slides that end with a 50-foot photo-worthy plunge into the depths of a pool below. Go tubular in the Runaway Bay Wave Pool or the whitewater Jungle Falls. The Hurricane, a swirling slide that is under rising pressure until a final drop dumps you in a pool, is the perfect place to test if sewing your passport into your appendix keeps it safe.
Mothers Bar & Grille kidnaps familiar pub cuisine and takes it on a creative joyride. Fuse the best of breakfast and barbecue with the Mothers burger ($9.99), which lands a fried egg squarely on top of a bacon cheeseburger helipad. Mothers famous wings ($7.99 for 12) arrive sweetly slathered in one of six dipping sauces, including Mothers' notorious suicide sauce. Vegetarians can take refuge in the fresh-mozzarella-and-tomato salad ($6.99), or the garlic fries ($4.99), which splash amid thick puddles of Mothers' homemade garlic sauce. Though brick walls and a lacquered wood bar sweat out classic pub ambience, Mothers is also family friendly, with a kids’ menu of five special dishes free of Lego stacked sandwiches. Under the direction of brothers Phil, Joe, Tony, and Michael Simonetta, patrons working on their synchronized chewing routines are regularly greeted by live local bands weekly, poker tournaments, and even salsa-dancing classes.
The cuisine crafters at 3rd Street Cafe compose a hearty and healthy menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, served alongside gourmet coffee brewed from fresh ground beans. Bowls brim with the homemade soup of the day ($2.75/cup, $3.75/bowl), which has included such ladle-worthy offerings as butternut squash and apple. For the barbecue signature sandwich ($6.95), chefs tuck in sweet and spicy pulled pork on a kaiser roll garnished with a side of cool, crisp coleslaw. Meanwhile, the café veggie wrap ($5.95) snuggles fresh veggies, cheese, and hummus in a whole-wheat wrap that retains its youthful glow with the help of Vidalia-onion dipping sauce and regular deep pore cleansings. A moist slice of sweet-potato cake ($2.75) stands by to reward taste buds with a jubilant finale. For vegetarian guests or those with food allergies, 3rd Street Cafe's sandwich savants can adapt several items on the menu to meet their various gastronomic needs. Outdoor courtyard seating beckons patrons to take the air as they dine or give uppity clouds the what-for. The venue also occasionally hosts events involving live music and poetry by candlelight.
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.
At Hyperion Hair Salon, a collection of licensed stylists and nail technicians share more than 50 years of combined experience as they cater to individual beauty needs. They deftly cut the hair of women, men, and children, offering extra treatments such as texture perms, keratin treatments, and hair extensions. They also use hair-color products from Framesi for highlights and single-process treatments.
Philly Pretzel Factory's dough-benders hand-twist pretzels and bake them throughout the day to ensure freshness. Party hosts can quell belly rumblings at their next football game or Party of Five cast reunion with a full-size rivet tray. The tray includes approximately 192 bite-sized pretzel nuggets and a choice of three 8-ounce dipping sauces, including melted cheese, honey mustard, and cinnamon dip. The eatery's signature cheesesteak pretzel ($3.25) packs a soft pretzel shell full of real Philly cheesesteak, and the 25-pretzel box comes with a bottle of classic yellow, spicy brown, or hot mustard ($10) so that snackers don't have to listen for the ringing melody of the mustard man's truck. Huddle around spicy pretzel sausages ($2.25) as a source of warmth, or relish a different kind of spice with a cinnamon pretzel ($1.50).