Over the weekend I met up with my Ya-Ya sisters for a little holiday cheer and to catch up on all the latest gossip. We usually gather at my house, but this year we decided to go out and live it up a little.

We chose to meet at Pistachio Bar & Grille in Allentown. I made reservations for 8:30 p.m. and we got right in, as the place was not busy at all for a Saturday night in Lehigh Valley!

We got a table away from the bar area because the acoustics in the restaurant are loud enough without being by a few dozen tipsy people. Acoustics aside, the building is very artsy in nature - it is almost like being in an art gallery with lots of brilliant colors.

We had an excellent server, although she seemed a little agitated because all we really wanted were some appetizers and cocktails. All in all, our food and drinks were good and I would go back again. I recommend trying some of their pizzas and checking out the LONG martini list too. Do you have any Pistachio favorites that I should try next time?