Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

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I kept saying I should go...

Would you believe it's been two and a half years since the birthday party Tom threw for Joy (no, not you, the other one) at the Lehigh Valley House? That night, and every once in a while since then, as I've passed that corner on the way somewhere else, I've said, to myself or whoever happened to be in the car, "Hey, I should have dinner there again soon. It's pretty good."

Neon at DuskWell, Wednesday night I heard, and yesterday morning I confirmed by calling, that the Lehigh Valley House is closing after dinner next Friday. They're keeping the bar open and hope to keep doing their Wednesday night chicken wing special, though the business has been sold -- it's not clear to whom -- so I wonder how long that will last.

Leslie and I went for dinner last night, since I wanted to go one last time. Best food in town? Nah, probably never was. Tasty and solid meal and a great value? Absolutely. The two of us spent a total of $60, including a glass of wine each and a generous tip, for appetizer, salad, onion rings, warm bread, entree, and two side dishes. Where else can you do that? Not many places.

It's been there, operating almost continuously, since 1897. Who'd have thought we didn't have all the time in the world to go back?

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