Daddy’s Place is one of many fine restaurants in Easton. I love to go there because it is casual, moderately priced (cheap) and serves great Lebanese food. They even bake their own pita bread, which coming out of the oven looks like a balloon. Last night, I introduced to place to Sharon and Ron Angle. They’ll be returning, and will be bringing their friends from the Slate Belt.
Why do I like Lebanese food? Because I’m Irish. We are not exactly known for our cuisine. Pretty much all food from the British isles, I’m convinced, is based on a dare. Why do you think we drink so much? Like any good Irishman who is unable to drink, I’ll eat Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese or even the occasional ant before I stick another spoon into mutton.
Daddy’s Place is a mix of great Lebanese food along with more American dishes. They also have a large variety of beers. I’m told it’s over 700 different kinds, but I stay away from the booze.
Sharon and Ron each had one light summer beer. Ron had lamb kabobs, Sharon had shrimp and rice. I went with falafel. Not one of us was able to finish our meal. We topped everything off with Turkish coffee, so I’ll be up until next Tuesday.
Other great places for Lebanese food are Forks Mediterranean Deli (great lentil soup) and Betty’s Diner, in Wilson Borough. Betty serves mainly American food, but her falafel wraps are the best in the world. Josie’s is a great place for a wrap, though except for the pita, her food is all American.
If you need to speak to Easton Mayor Sal Panto, you can often catch him at Daddy’s Place for breakfast, along with many police officers who just got off the night shift.
Ron Angle, many of you know, is a great storyteller. I can listen to his tales for hours. Last night, he was telling stories about his dad. A few are below.