Cuisine Type: Specialty hot dogs and super-stacked nachos
Handicap Accessible: No
Number of Tables: 5?10
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Muffin-sized designer cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Each hotdog is a full meal on a bun?and it comes with a heaping order of freshly cut fries?so your should definitely come hungry.
Has your business won any awards?
We won the Morning Call's Reader's Choice Award for Best Dessert in 2011 and 2012. We were also featured on the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," and we made cupcakes for Snooki from Jersey shore for her birthday.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
Slovak soul food.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu is a carbohydrate-lover's heaven. From BBQ-saut?ed hot dogs to mac-and-cheese layered hot dogs, it's a whole new hot dog-eating experience.
At The Grid Code, an 11,000-square-foot arena lays the field for bouts of recreational trigger pulling. The indoor NERF arena shelters players from the elements as they duck behind tires, wooden structures, and poles to elevate these Hasbro instruments, which expel soft foam ammo, to a truly competitive degree. The Grid Code rents out all necessary safety gear, masks, and supernatural force fields, and can organize spaces to accommodate parties and corporate teambuilding.
Louie’s Restaurant has been an Allentown family favorite since 1958, when Sue and Gino Belletieri–parents of Louie and his two brothers–first opened the restaurant that grew to become the Louie’s of today. Their trademark sauces, such as the marinara with its robust flavors and garlic kick, are made with original recipes and are sold at area supermarkets. At lunch and dinner, families feast on signature Italian dishes at Louie’s checkered tables, where time-tested recipes continue to impress decades later. In addition to playing sports games on flat-screen TVs, Louie’s also hosts musicians on Friday evenings, providing entertainment aside from the pasta, glorious pasta, twirled around forks.
Krocks Grille Pub ushers pub fare toward casual diners gathering for a night out or laid-back meal. The Krocks' menu features hot plates from its arsenal of gut-tickling appetizers and filling entrees. Homemade chicken fingers ($6.95) get mouths warmed up in anticipation of the jaw-stretching honey-barbecue bacon cheeseburger ($8.25) or obstinate hard-c rejecting krab kake sandwich ($7.95).
White columns frame the red-tiled awning of Bellissimo Ristorante, a slice of Tuscan villa welcoming guests to a restaurant full of Sicilian and Neapolitan art and cuisine. The patio features classic statuary and a burbling stone fountain, while the interiors boasts rich wooden tables and chairs atop a terracotta tile floor. The flavor of authenticity extends beyond the d?cor to the menu, which features filet mignon douses with gorgonzola cheese and topped with lumps of crabmeat and thin curst Italian-style pizzas cooked in real brick ovens.
The married couple behind Asia Oriental Cuisine, Alex and May Zhong, thought they retired from the restaurant business until a vacation across Asia reignited their passion for the continent's diverse cuisines. The Zhongs decided to bring a taste of Thailand, China, Japan, and Vietnam to Lehigh Valley, opening up a Asian eatery of their own in a converted house in Allentown.
Because the Zhongs want to cultivate the atmosphere of a friendly dinner party, visitors are welcome to uncork any beverages brought from home after May happily shows them to their seats. In the kitchen, Alex whips up colorful dishes of peking duck with homemade steamed rolls, Hong Kong?style roast pork, or Indonesian tempeh. Over the years, Alex's recipes have received many honors, including five Reader's Choice Awards from The Morning Call, a Decadent Dish Award in Lehigh Valley Style magazine, a spot on the Chinese Restaurant Foundation's Top 100 Overall Excellence list, and the Guinness world record for most accurate fortune cookies.