At new restaurants, East will meet West

At new restaurants, East will meet West

There are 117 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 6, 2008, titled At new restaurants, East will meet West. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Forget the steak frites, foie gras and pastries. Developer Lou Pektor has passed over a deal to bring a French bistro to Bethlehem in favor of restaurants that serve Mediterranean and Asian fare.

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great article

Northampton, PA

#1 May 6, 2008
Nicole, great job, this is a very informative article and well researched. Thank you.
Bob

Bethlehem, PA

#2 May 6, 2008
Sounds like a great project. Bethlehem does it again. that corner always seemed to be a perfect restaurant space and it is good to see new life there. I can't wait to eat there. When is it going to open?
sam

Allentown, PA

#3 May 6, 2008
What a great logo on that mini-car!
Joe Somebody

Allentown, PA

#6 May 6, 2008
Hey Mayor Pawlowski, I think you need to call Mayor Callahan to get some tips and a clue. Bethlehem has turned it around and has created a hip, thriving downtown (& Southside). While Allentown Center City has circled the drain and is heading further down the pipes.
get serious

Allentown, PA

#7 May 6, 2008
GET THAT CAR OFF THE SIDEWALK!
I CAN"T WALK IN THE STREET!

keep your fancy and expensive food!
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#8 May 6, 2008
What a great idea, having so many different cuisines at the same location!(if they do indeed have Greek food, I'd love to come up there just to try the stuffed grape leaves; those things are great!)
bad idea

Nazareth, PA

#9 May 6, 2008
such a bad idea to have so many cuisines in one place.... a french restaurant would have been so much better. I am so tired of "fusion" restaurants.
bdl2007

Bethlehem, PA

#10 May 6, 2008
what a different tone in the comments from last night. Like they say, the freaks come out at night.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#11 May 6, 2008
True American wrote:
He may know food, but he doesn't know cars.
That's a Smart4two, not a mini.
I thought so, I knew it wasn't a mini for sure.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#12 May 6, 2008
bad idea wrote:
such a bad idea to have so many cuisines in one place.... a french restaurant would have been so much better. I am so tired of "fusion" restaurants.
I would have perferred something different as well...maybe Cuban, but I'll take this over French anyday.
Good Luck

Allentown, PA

#13 May 6, 2008
Just what the area needs, more high priced restaurants that nobody goes to! Starfish and Edge are practically empty every night and have been barely hanging on for years (except maybe on the weekends). Champagne lounge? Seriously? That will be novel for about a year. Good Luck!
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#14 May 6, 2008
bad idea wrote:
such a bad idea to have so many cuisines in one place.... a french restaurant would have been so much better. I am so tired of "fusion" restaurants.
I know there's some bad "fusion" places out there, but hopefully this'll be a good one. Although I have to admit, a nice French restaurant does sound great!

“What does your soul look like?”

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem, PA

#15 May 6, 2008
Michele of Bethlehem wrote:
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I would have perferred something different as well...maybe Cuban, but I'll take this over French anyday.
Agreed. French cuisine can get too complicated and I don't like half of it anyway. I'd rather see a trendy place like this go in than a T.G.I.Friday's or something like that...

As my grandmother would say, "Trendy places like this will help keep the 'riff raff' out...", hehehehehehe.

Maybe the A-Town city council can take a tour of B-Town and see what they could've done. Instead they put in more sneaker stores and check cashing places.

Awesome!

“What does your soul look like?”

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem, PA

#16 May 6, 2008
It would be great to get a Caribbean style place somewhere around here. Good Jamaican Jerk chicken and spicy Cuban sandwiches are where it's at for sure...
Lets go Pens

Bethlehem, PA

#17 May 6, 2008
get serious wrote:
GET THAT CAR OFF THE SIDEWALK!
I CAN"T WALK IN THE STREET!
keep your fancy and expensive food!
Get a life dirtball...Now back to the trailer park you go!!!
Zeus-the God of Gods

Bethlehem, PA

#18 May 6, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
What a great idea, having so many different cuisines at the same location!(if they do indeed have Greek food, I'd love to come up there just to try the stuffed grape leaves; those things are great!)
Italians doing Greek food...hahahha. is this a joke?

i could make better stuffed grape leaves with my eyes closed.

if this place is anything like their place in Allentown, it will be crawling with wanna-be local celebrities, cougars with fake tans, and snobby golddigging "champagne sippers".
Chef Ramsey

Northampton, PA

#19 May 6, 2008
Sounds a bit busy and confusing for a restaraunt theme....keep it simple and it should work at that location...if not in 2 years it will become wings, beer and cheesestakes, like everywhere else in this town
Getting Ready Allentown

United States

#20 May 6, 2008
I wish I had the money to spend on a night out how ridiculous dinner for two would buy groceries for a family of 2 for a week. They are just getting ready for when the richer folks come here to gamble, sleep over, flaunt there money and here goes the cost of living in Bethlehem. It's out of control.
No No

Reading, PA

#21 May 6, 2008
Struggling economy = champagne bar? Get serious. Paid too much for the building also.
Slum Town Allentown

United States

#22 May 6, 2008
Allentowns Mayor needs to be more creative start at the welfare office and weed out the deadbeats from the real people who need assistance then come up with a plan to cut the deadbeats off and buy them a bus ticket back to New York, Jersey or anywhere just get the trash OUT.

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