Retail Watch: New takeout eatery bringing ‘quick, convenient and delicious’ eats to Tatamy

The vacations are upon us, and whether or not you’re in a frenzy attributable to baking, procuring, adorning or the entire above, a brand new Northampton County eatery needs to lighten your culinary load and provide help to recharge.
Tatamy Takeout, a to-go institution providing made-to-order meals and drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is about to open Monday at 70 S. Eighth St. in Tatamy.
Prospects will have the ability to place orders on-line, by cellphone or on the restaurant by way of a cashier or self-serve kiosk.
An app was developed for company to obtain and accrue reductions with every order and likewise set a particular time to choose up their orders. Prospects will obtain their orders by means of counter pickup, curbside pickup or residence supply.
“Having the ability to specify while you plan to choose up your meals permits us to start out making ready the meals on the acceptable time to make sure it’s sizzling and contemporary upon pickup,” stated Mike Lordi, Tatamy Takeout’s director of operations. “It’s additionally handy for purchasers who need to place an order a number of hours prematurely. For instance, perhaps you simply need to choose up a cup of espresso within the morning. You may order that the evening earlier than and set 7:05 a.m. or no matter time you need for pickup. We’ll have it prepared for you, and will probably be very fast course of.”
Constructing and restaurant proprietor Invoice Farrell enlisted Lordi, a longtime Applebee’s supervisor and proprietor of Strategic Restaurant Consulting, to open Tatamy Takeout.
Lordi designed the restaurant, ordered the kitchen gear and employed a workers of about 14 workers. He additionally developed the menu, which options rotating soups, salads, exhausting and mushy tacos, quesadillas, burgers, specialty sizzling canine and extra.
Breakfast, which can be served 7-11 a.m. each day, will function about 10 styles of bagels delivered each day from New York, egg sandwiches (with selection of meat and cheese) and a couple of dozen candy and savory crepes, together with Nutella and banana, strawberry shortcake, ham and cheese and caprese.
Different menu highlights will embody sandwiches resembling a cheesesteak, Italian hero and Buffalo hen sandwich; sizzling canine resembling nacho, reuben and Memphis (applewood-smoked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce); and sides resembling disco fries and mozzarella cheese fries.
Ten burgers, obtainable with common or gluten-free buns, embody varieties resembling French dip (roast beef and candy yellow onions soaked in au jus sauce, topped with provolone cheese) and breakfast (American cheese, pork roll, bacon, ketchup and over-medium egg).
“Our burgers can be high-quality and by no means frozen,” Lordi stated. “They’ll even be 4-ounce patties — not large, 8- or 12-ounce patties — and that’s as a result of we need to be fast, handy and scrumptious. Prospects will have the ability to order burgers as a double, however we devised the menu in order that all the things has a prepare dinner time of 5 minutes or much less.”
For patrons searching for a cup of joe, the enterprise partnered with Ottsville’s Fieldstone Espresso Roasters to supply 4 varieties of sizzling drip espresso (home mix, decaf, seasonal possibility and truthful commerce natural selection), two cold-brew choices and two nitro choices.
Opening hours are 7 a.m. to eight:30 p.m. each day. Data: 484-837-1177;
A number of different contemporary eateries are additionally boosting the Lehigh Valley’s eating scene:
First, Coplay Eatery, providing informal American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, opened Nov. 22 at 1214 Chestnut St. in Coplay.
The renovated nook property beforehand housed Paulie’s Household Restaurant, the latter of which closed in 2020 after greater than a decade of enterprise.
The BYOB eatery, with seating for round 120 prospects, is operated by enterprise companions Patrick Sibri and James Gibbons.
Prospects can select from all kinds of contemporary, made-to-order dishes, together with burgers, cheesesteaks, soups, salads and hen, steak and seafood platters. There are additionally worldwide specialties resembling gyro platters, veal parmigiana and carnitas quesadillas.
Breakfast objects, together with French toast, omelettes and corned beef hash, can be found all day, and a brand new espresso machine brews specialty coffees. Data: 610-440-0293.
Second, Carl’s Nook, a preferred cheesesteak and sub spot that has operated for practically three many years at 2 W. Elizabeth Ave. in Bethlehem, on Wednesday held a mushy opening of its second outpost at 848 Nazareth Pike in Decrease Nazareth Township.
The brand new, 30-seat strip mall eatery provides Carl’s full menu, which incorporates steak sandwiches, burgers, sizzling canine, hen wings, cold and warm subs, wraps, salads and “fryer delights” like breaded mushrooms, curly fries and pierogies.
The enterprise is hiring full- and part-time workers for each places, and for a minimum of its first month, the Decrease Nazareth eatery will function beneath restricted hours, together with no dinner service on Friday and Saturday nights, co-owner Cindy Weintraub stated.
Prospects are suggested to verify the Carl’s Nook Nazareth Fb web page and/or name the enterprise (610-994-3384) earlier than visiting to ensure the eatery is open.
Cindy and her husband, Matt, took over the 30-year-old Carl’s in 2018 and determined to broaden the enterprise with a purpose to set up a coaching program for people with mental disabilities who’re curious about studying numerous elements of the restaurant trade. The coaching program is predicted to debut within the spring. Data:
Lastly, the brand new 12 months will carry two new tenants to Bethlehem’s Stefko Boulevard Procuring Middle.
This Is Burrito, a fast-casual restaurant specializing in made-to-order burritos, together with B Optimistic, a state-of-the-art blood plasma assortment web site, are set to open in 2022 on the longstanding procuring middle within the 1800 block of Stefko Boulevard, between Jill and Irene streets, in accordance with Scott Horner, vp of Colliers Worldwide’s Allentown workplace, which brokered the offers.
This Is Burrito, occupying a 2,000-square-foot house that beforehand housed J’s Steaks & Subs (which moved just a few blocks north in 2017), will function in the same solution to that of widespread chain burrito eating places, proprietor Karen Lin stated.
Diners will customise their orders with proteins resembling beef and hen together with lettuce, salsa, cheese and different components. Tacos and different Mexican favorites additionally can be obtainable.
When you’re searching for a brand new pair of kicks, one shoe retailer lately opened whereas one other lately moved.
Vogue-comfort footwear model The Further Pair by Sole Provisions, with 16 places nationwide, on Nov. 16 opened its first Lehigh Valley retailer at The Promenade Outlets at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.
The store, between Dandelion and Chico’s, will maintain a grand opening with giveaways, reductions, raffles and extra on Dec. 11 and 12.
“The Further Pair provides a sturdy assortment of sneakers for women and men, which is one thing we have been searching for and are thrilled to welcome to the procuring middle!” Krista Berardelli, The Promenade Outlets’ advertising and marketing director, stated in a information launch.
Additionally, Purple Wing Footwear, a 116-year-old firm providing purpose-built footwear, workwear and equipment, on Thursday moved from The Outlets at Cedar Level on Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown to 935 Airport Middle Drive, Suite 1828, in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, in accordance with a retailer worker.
The Airport Middle house beforehand housed the Lehigh Valley’s final Zoup! eatery, which closed in Sept. 2019 after 10 years of enterprise.
Purple Wing, with greater than 500 places nationwide, is a family-owned enterprise that was based by Charles Beckman in Purple Wing, Minnesota, in 1905.
Along with Purple Wing Footwear, its manufacturers embody Irish Setter, premium, field-experience footwear taking sporting fans and employees “wherever their ardour leads them”; Vasque, footwear designed with modern supplies to empower hikers, backpackers and campers; WORX, footwear launched to maintain employees protected and comfy within the service, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing industries; and S.B. Foot Tanning Co., grasp tanners producing sturdy leather-based for footwear and different items. Data:
As my colleague Jennifer Sheehan lately reported, a brand new place to get your vacation playing cards, items and extra lately opened in South Whitehall Township.
Norman’s Hallmark, the nation’s largest unbiased proprietor of Gold Crown Hallmark shops, lately opened its latest location at Crest Plaza Procuring Middle on North Cedar Crest Boulevard in South Whitehall Twp. The brand new retailer marks an enlargement of the cardboard and specialty present retailer’s space presence, becoming a member of current places at South Mountain Procuring Middle in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall and Palmer Park Mall in Easton.
The shop provides a full line of Hallmark merchandise, playing cards for each event and Memento Ornaments, together with trend equipment, books, stationery, video games, residence décor, sweet and gourmand meals. Data:
I’ll end with a few closures:
First, after 20 years of enterprise, Ahart’s Market closed in late Nov. in Allentown’s West Allen Avenue procuring middle.
“I requested my wholesaler on the final lease renewal to get off the lease, which they didn’t need to do as a result of they favored the world,” proprietor George Ahart instructed The Morning Name in early November. “They have been then offered [to United Natural Foods, Inc., a natural and organic food company], which doesn’t need to be on leases and didn’t need to renew the lease.”
Proprietor George Ahart additionally needed to shut his south Bethlehem retailer in April.
He stated that constructing had grow to be structurally unsound over time, and he was unsuccessful in looking for a purchaser. Ultimately, the Bethlehem property proprietor approached CTown grocery store proprietor Juan Diaz, who purchased the constructing for $2.3 million with plans to renovate and reopen it as an Excellent Meals Basket.
The Bethlehem and Allentown closures go away solely the Tub and Blakeslee shops nonetheless open.
Lastly, The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, a seven-year-old restaurant as soon as seen as a linchpin to the revitalization of downtown Allentown’s eating scene, on Tuesday closed completely prematurely of a brand new eating and leisure idea, Sports activities & Social, that’s anticipated to open as a replacement in 2022.
Reward playing cards can be honored at The Dime restaurant and bar contained in the Renaissance Allentown Lodge, in accordance with a message on The Hamilton’s Fb web page.
Sports activities & Social, a division of Baltimore-based The Cordish Firms that additionally operates Xfinity Dwell! and Dwell! On line casino & Lodge within the South Philadelphia Sports activities Advanced, is scheduled to open within the spring on the nook of Seventh and Hamilton streets.
The 8,000-square-foot venue will function reside music and leisure in addition to sports-watching experiences with its game-day Sports activities Watch activations.
Retail Watch, showing each weekend, retains observe of retail and restaurant information within the Lehigh Valley. Contact Ryan Kneller at 610-820-6597 or