The Inside Dish

First Monday of every month from 6:00 - 6:30pm

The Inside Dish is where you can explore the culinary, distillery, and the winery arts in and around the Lehigh Valley including interviews with restaurantuers, chefs, farmers and festival organizers. Join Mike Drabenstott, host of your gastronomic tour of our regions amazing food and beverage scene.

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On this month's edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Beau Baden of Sherman Street Beer Company in Allentown to discuss how his varied experience in microbrewing over the last 20 years has prepared him to open his own operation.

Michael Drabenstott chats with Samantha Younes, part of the family celebrating 40 years of Aladdin Middle Eastern Cuisine in Allentown about how the Lehigh Valley's exotic tastes have changed for the better, plus her new location for Zahra in the Bethlehem Riverport Market.

For the April 2021 edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott talks spirits with Russell Fletcher, CEO and Master Distiller of Mishka Premium Vodka in Allentown. 

For the April 2021 edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Sarah Collins of Café Santosha in Trexlertown, which focuses on organic, small-batch, locally-sourced dishes. 

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Host Michael Drabenstott dives into the latest dessert craze with Sean Darby, co-owner of Khanisa's Pudding in Easton. Sean shares how it all started with his wife Khanisa and a banana pudding recipe plus the risks and rewards of starting a small business before and during the pandemic.

Host Michael Drabenstott speaks with Kim Kmetz, Main Street Manager of the Easton Main Street Initiative who shares an update on the Easton food scene with the initiatives that have helped area small businesses through the pandemic, and upcoming programs and events to check out and support.

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps With Teddy Roosevelt, who shares the enlightening and the sometimes amusing history of presidential drinking.

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Tim Balshi, owner of Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom in downtown Bethlehem, who talks about how high-quality extra-virgin olive oil is made and the qualities that make it special.

For the first edition of The Inside Dish for 2021, Michael Drabenstott welcomes Mandy Tolino, general manager of Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, to talk about their wines, nurturing their land and the growing wine scene in the Lehigh Valley.

Pacific Palm Bistro's Frank Winhtut | The Inside Dish

Dec 8, 2020
Pacific Palm Bistro

For the December edition of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott welcomes Frank Winhtut, owner of Pacific Palm Bistro on Union Boulevard in Allentown, a Burmese restaurant that opened in 2020.

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