Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Veggie Wednesday: Lehigh Valley and Beyond Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant Listing

Len Frenkel, fearless leader of the Lehigh Valley Vegetarians, sent out a list of veggie-friendly restaurants not too long ago, and I expanded a bit on what he sent. I've added addresses, phone numbers, and web pages where available so these fabulous places are easier to find. Give one or two a try and please let me know if there are corrections to anything so I can keep this list up-to-date for everyone!
If you are not aware of the LVV, sign up for their newsletter at:

frenkel (at) rcn (dot) com (add the appropriate @ and .)

and tell Len I sent you. Also, when I asked what was new with the LVV, Len had this to say: "...we just participated in our first Bethlehem Halloween Parade on Sunday, the 28th with great success. Signs, banner, costumes and LVV T-shirts all contributed to people becoming aware of our existence..." Awesome, isn't it?!

***I'm adding another resource here, theLVMenus--a site dedicated to Lehigh Valley restaurants with links by location or cuisine. Check out the site and click on Cuisines to find vegetarian and vegan locations.

Veggie-Friendly Restaurants of the Lehigh Valley, and beyond
Amazon Café

1894 Catasauqua Rd
Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 264-0996

Apollo Grille
85 West Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Arnold’s Way
319 West Main St
Lansdale, PA 19446

Balasia A Green World Cafe
500 Chestnut Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
(484) 330-6405

Bay Leaf Restaurant
935 W Hamilton St
Allentown PA 18101
(610) 433-4211

Bethlehem Brew Works
569 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 882-1300

129 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 621-2642

Blue Sky Café
22 W. Fourth St.,
South Bethlehem, PA

Bridgeworks Irish Pub & Grille4 New St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 868-1313

Café Origins
107 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(570) 325-8776

Cali Burrito
3104 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA
(610) 351-1791

Candle Café
1307 Third Avenue at 75th Street,
New York, New York 10021
(212) 472-0970

Candle 79
154 East 79th Street near Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10021
(212) 537-7179

Carried-Away Café
3360 Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109-9302
(610) 443-0850

China King Restaurant3033 W Emmaus Ave
Allentown, PA
(610) 709-0960

449 North 2nd Street
Allentown, PA 18102-3101
(610) 432-2036

Eastern Chinese Restaurant3926 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 868-0299

Essene Market & Cafe
719 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1146
fax: 215.922.5150

Everybody’s Café
905 Main St
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 424-0896

Expressly Vegetarian Café
7th Day Adventist , lunch only
8700 Germantown Ave.
(off of Rex Avenue)
Chestnut Hill, PA 19118

Fiesta Ole
1116 Chestnut St.
Emmaus, PA 18049
(610) 966-5522

Govinda’s Café
1408 South Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19146
(218) 985-9303

Grille 3501
3501 Broadway
Allentown, Pa 18104
(610) 706-0100

House of Chen
732 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA
(610) 439-1330

Hunan Springs
4939 Hamilton Blvd
Wescosville, PA 18106
(610) 366-8338

Kingdom of Vegetarians
129 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA USA
(215) 413-2290

Kow Thai Takeout1201 W Linden St
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 770-9100

442 N 8th St
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 820-7570

Mangia Italian Restaurant
2407 Mickley Avenue
Whitehall, Pennsylvania, 18052
(610) 821-8220
Fax: (610) 821-4570

3750 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103

Mary Margaret’s Kitchen & Tea Room
500 Chestnut St
Emmaus, PA
(610) 965-9988

Nan King
704 W Emmaus Ave
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 797-7075

13 E 4th St
South Bethlehem, PA
(610) 691-0388

New China Carry Out501 2nd St
Catasauqua, PA 18032
(610) 266-8000

1101 Woodland Rd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 898-0745

Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant
355 Broadway
South Bethlehem, PA
(610) 814-0355

Oriental Gourmet
Black River Rd & Route 378
Bethlehem, PA
(610) 868-3333

Palace of India
302 Main St
Emmaus, PA, 18049
(610) 965-0466

Panera Bread
3301 Bath Pike
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 866-9802
(610) 866-9804 fax

2418 Cherryville Rd
Northampton, PA, 18067

Petra Mediterranean
81 West Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 866-3901

161 Northampton St
Easton, PA

Pho Vung Tau
150 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA
610 433-3405

Pistachio Bar & Grille
341 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 435-7007

Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant1006 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-3288
Fax: (215) 922-3288

SOGO Fusion Lounge237 Northampton Street
Easton, PA

SuTao Café
Great Valley Shopping Center
81 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 651-8886

Syb's West End Deli
2151 W Liberty St
Allentown, PA 18104

The Café
221 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Tortilla Flat
500 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Touch of Thai123 N 2nd St
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 250-0716

Vegan Treats
1444 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Water to Go: Diet and Nutrition Center
1315 Tatamy Road
Easton, PA 18045
(610) 438-2865

Wert’s Café515 N 18TH St
Allentown, PA 18104-5018
(610) 439-0951

Wildflower Café & Gallery
316 S. New Street
Bethlehem, PA
(610) 758-8303

620 Main St. Hellertown,

Zen Palate

Union Square Location
34 East Union Square
New York, NY 10003
Delivery (212) 614-9291
Reservations (212) 614-9345
Fax (212) 614-9401

Theatre Location
663 Ninth Ave. (at 46th St)
New York, NY 10036
Phone (212) 582-1669
Fax (212) 582-1708

Lincoln Centre Location
2170 Broadway (at 76th St)
New York, NY 10024
Phone (212) 501-7768
Fax (212) 501-7867

Monday, October 29, 2007

Product Review: Dawn Simple Pleasures

I recently received Dawn Simple Pleasures from Charlie Kondek at Hass MS&L to check out and review. Man, is this stuff GOOD! It really works, as I knew Dawn would anyway, but the air freshener really surprised me in it's effectiveness. There's an air freshener built right into the bottom of the bottle--little scent beads that don't melt (I worried about that when I first opened it) and scent the area for a LONG time. The kitchen smells so good, this Dawn is something I'll most definitely be purchasing again and again.
It comes in three scents:

Water Lily & Jasmine
Apple & Pear
Lemon & Tangerine

and each one is one I want to try.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Veggie Wednesday: New Potato Salad with Hazelnuts

New Potato Salad with Hazelnuts
6 servings
Printable Recipe

2 lb small new red potatoes (about 12 to 18 potatoes)
1 c hazelnuts
2 T chopped fresh chives
2 T chopped fresh parsley

2 T red wine vinegar
1/4 t Dijon mustard
1/2 t salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 T olive oil
2 T hazelnut oil

Preheat oven to 350'F Scrub but do not peel potatoes.
Steam potatoes until tender, 15 to 25 minutes, depending

on size. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
While potatoes are cooling, spread hazelnuts on baking sheet.
Toast at 350'F for 10 minutes.

Rub hot hazelnuts in towel to remove skins.
Chop nuts coarsely.
Cut potatoes in quarters or eighths.

In large bowl, combine nuts, chives, and parsley.
Whisk vinaigrette and drizzle over salad. Toss gently.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

To make Vinaigrette: In small bowl, combine wine vinegar,

mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk until blended.
Gradually whisk in olive oil and hazelnut oil in a thin stream
until blended.

Victoria Magazine - July 1993

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Pins are Gone

... and the plates and screws remain. We went this past Tuesday to Philadelphia (again) so Marty could get the last two pins that were left in his arm out for good. He still has plates and screws and the 15 cm (6") screw in his hip will be there forever. So, as a visual for anyone confused, I'm posting copies of the x-rays from his original pre-op breaks and post-op fixes. That should be fair warning enough-please don't look below if you're at all squeamish.

Not fun ... those smaller pins labeled "last pins" were the ones removed this last week and we were told they would come out so easily that it was even possible to accidentally pull them out---not for Marty, though. It took two doctors about 20 minutes to get them out and they do NOT give any type of anesthesia at all, so it was really awful for Marty.

Now that those are out he can start moving ahead with occupational therapy for the wrist and he is 50% weight bearing on the left leg, so he can at least put his foot down now. We're hopeful that he will be walking well by Christmas!

The car situation has worked out a bit, thanks for the prayers there.