For months there has been curiosity-fueled speculation by Saucon Valley residents about what will replace Hellertown’s 1774 Grille & Tap, which closed in November. Now the answer is official. The former fine dining restaurant will soon be a sports bar called “Wings on Main.”
If you regularly drive down W. Water Street in Hellertown you may have recently noticed a colorful sandwich board sign. That sign belongs to The Taste Smokers, a new mobile barbecue pit and catering business that is owned by pitmaster Quartez Moore and his wife, Veronica.
An American Cancer Society fundraiser featuring buffalo wings and beer will be held in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park on Saturday, July 28, after organizers received permission from Hellertown Borough Council Monday to hold it there and sell alcohol.
Saucon Valley (and Lehigh Valley) residents tend to be fiercely opinionated about their wings. Saucon Source wants to know whose wings you think are the best–and why. Vote in the poll and post a comment.
Visitors to Cafe Erica in Hellertown over the past month have been noticing some exciting changes–both in terms of the cafe’s decor and its menu. Owners Sue and Vinny Cavataio have remodeled the restaurant–which opened in 2011–and introduced an expanded dine-in/takeout menu that includes hoagies, regular and gourmet pizza, steak sandwiches, wings, salads, calzone, stromboli and many other options. The breakfast specials, baked goods, tempting desserts, coffee, tea and specialty hot and cold drinks that have helped make Cafe Erica a popular destination in Hellertown are still available, along with the friendly service customers have come to expect. Sue Cavataio explained recently that the changes were partly influenced by customer feedback from Bella’s Ristorante–the adjoining Italian family restaurant the family also owns. “We always sold pizzas at Bella’s from the beginning, and customers would make comments to us about having larger pies–especially the gourmet pies that we do,” she said.