Last Saturday morning I was in no mood to cook breakfast - heck, I barely wanted to get out of bed because it was nasty outside - so I made the decision to go out for a nice cooked meal.

When it comes to breakfast in Lehigh Valley, we usually hit the Parkland Restaurant in South Whitehall Township because it is close to where I live. But on Saturday we decided to try the newest diner in town, West Side Diner, on the corner of 19th and Tilghman Sts. in Allentown's west end.

Actually, the diner used to be Saylor's, which I had frequented a lot over the years. But now that it's West Side Diner, the outside has changed quite a bit. The inside, however, was pretty close to how it used to look.

We were seated right away and had a waitress in no time flat. She was very pleasant and efficient, to say the least. Breakfast came before we knew it and was pretty good - no complaints here! I will definitely check it out for lunch and dinner at some point.

I must say, I do love the west end of Allentown. I know the West End Alliance does its best at keeping the area lively and they are doing a great job! Keep up the good work at revamping that section of town.

While I was in the area, I noticed that the Pines Dinner Theatre will be opening in November next to the Fairgrounds Saloon at the corner of 17th and Liberty. Speaking of new business coming to the west end, does anyone know when TC Salon Spa is opening up at the former Shanty restaurant on 19th Street?