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.

On this month's edition of The Inside Dish, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Kate Scarinzi and Jess Zotynia of De Novo Creamery, which specializes in small batch, 100% vegan ice cream, and will soon be open in Bethlehem.

Michael Drabenstott talks about croque monsieur with Peter Wardle, owner of The Hungry Locktender, an eclectic restaurant in Riegelsville along the Delaware River and the Delaware & Lehigh (D&L) Trail south of Easton.

Michael Drabenstott chats with Amber Sarivan, owner/baker of Bake House on Main in Phillipsburg, NJ about the inspiration for her bakery and her many different varieties of cinnamon rolls.

Host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Troy Reynard, co-owner of Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton to talk about the beginnings of Two Rivers, their reputation for food, and their new location in Quakertown at the Trolley Barn Public Market.

PHOTO: SUSAN A. ANGSTADT

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. 

Photo by Marco Calderon

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.

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