OMN! (Oh, My Nosh!)
LVS Announces your Decadent Dish Winners for 2013
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photos by alison conklin
Beck’s Land & Sea House
Who says the best seafood can only be found at the Shore? Lovers of Beck’s would much rather forgo a traffic-riddled beach trip in order to snag a seat at this seafood house. Sure, it’s a bit out of the way, but those who make the trek are handsomely rewarded with award-winning crabcakes (try the Baltimore crab bake—a mixture of jumbo lump crabmeat with Cooper sharp cheese) and the balsamic-glazed scallops. The famous bisque, a silken, lobster-studded affair, has garnered its own league of loyal devotees over the years.
Husband-and-wife duo Cheryl and Randy Beck take pride in knowing that their family-owned business has such a devout following. “We’re hands-on, working owners,” says Cheryl. “Our pasta is made in house and we grow many of the herbs in our home garden that we use in the kitchen.”
Beck’s is no slouch in the land department, either, as evidenced in its beautifully seared steaks and other non-sea options. The fresh seafood and family atmosphere keeps bellies full and customers coming back for more.
997 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth | 610.746.7400 | beckslandseahouse.com
left photo by kelly planer photography | right photo by alison conklin
He’s a local legend and a foodie that needs no introduction, but on the off-chance that you don’t know Laurin Fegley, you’ve no doubt attended an event he’s catered. His company, Simply Smooth, is known for what Fegley calls “traditional with a twist” food thanks to a fresh, locally-sourced approach and partnerships with area farmers. Having been in the event planning industry since the age of 19, he’s learned over the years that a successful event involves more than an exceptional menu and he takes great care to be involved in all aspects of a client’s experience.
From conceptualization and design to floral arranging and transportation services, Fegley prides himself on not only listening to his clients’ needs but anticipating them as well. His soup-to-nuts approach to event planning makes him one of the most sought-after caterers in the area and he shows no signs of slowing down.
With an extensive checklist in hand, this über-planner always makes sure that fun is included in every event he caters.
1524 W. Linden St., Allentown | 610.434.3900 | simplysmooth.com