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.
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 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.