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Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review


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Eating Out & Eating Well at Pistachio Bar & Grille in Allentown, PA


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Pistachio Bar & GrilleWe love to eat out, but that was often a problem while trying to maintain a “diet”. But, I’ve found that most restaurants offer great food that let’s me eat the Mediterranean way. We went to a restaurant that we had been to a few years back and I really liked this place. First, the art on the walls is fabulous and that’s always a big plus for me. I think if they put enough time and thought into the art – they are going to do the same with their food.

The restaurant is Pistachio Bar & Grille in Allentown. I had been there years ago occasionally with some girlfriends that I worked with up in the Allentown area. I remembered that they had great flatbread style pizza with really great and unusual toppings. Their menu is a Mediterranean-style selection, making it that much easier for me to find good food that is good for me. This is what we had -

Appetizer – BRUSCHETTA TRIO Caponata, Tapanade, Chopped Tomato, Garlic 6.95

Then they brought us complementary hummus and bread

For my Entree – SAUTEED LUMP CRABCAKE DINNER Two Lump Crabcakes, Red Beets & Horseradish Remoulade, French Fries $24.95  (I picked at the fries, but didn’t have many)

I also had a glass of MARK WEST PINOT NOIR 8.00

It was a wonderful evening at a fabulous restaurant.


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Dinner at Suzanna Foo


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Our dinner was wonderful at Suzanna Foo, which is located on Walnut St. between 15th and 16th in Philadelphia. We read many of the reviews that said it was a lot of hype, but not great. Most of the reviews said that the food wasn’t “focused”. I’m not sure that I require focus in my food when dining. The food was excellent.

We started with Dumpling Sampler – which is suggested for two people and it included – Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Vegetable, Mushroom and Steamed Diver Scallop Dumplings. Our waiter indicated that Dumplings were the house specialty. We also had Trio of Crab, which included – Hundred-Corner Crabcake, Jumbo Crabmeat Salad & Crab Spring Roll. I’m a huge fan of crab and this was one of the best I’ve had.

For dinner we had three entries
Crispy Jumbo Shrimp with Caramelized Citrus Sauce – Steamed Broccoli, Yukon Gold Potatoes & Coconut Sweet Rice

Braised Wild Striped Bass with Thai Curry Sauce and Coconut Sweet Rice

Kung Pao Chicken with Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers & Peanuts