BBQ

When you just have to have some tender, finger-licking meat and sauces, barbecue is the only way to go. And Lehigh Valley has the options. While there are countless regional American styles of the craft (Kansas City, Carolina, Memphis, Alabama, Texas, dry rubs, sauces), if you ask us, there’s really no wrong way to do it in Lehigh Valley, Pa. And, you’re gonna need all the sides and fixin's, too. These BBQ joints have it all: the cornbread, beans, mac and cheese, greens, a slice of white bread, and desserts. 

Just try to decide what to get from the “pit to plate” menu at Zachary’s BBQ & Soul in the Downtown Allentown Market, specializing in ribs and smoked meats like brisket, pulled pork, and short ribs. Save room for some sticky buns for a sweet treat.

You’ll find many food trucks and vendors offering barbecue at local festivals, like at Blues, Brews, & Barbecue in downtown Allentown. Groove to moody blues music, sip on great beers, and of course, eat top-notch local BBQ.

Get an earful of Aw Shucks sweet roasted corn at a Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game or consume a cob during Musikfest®, and you’ll appreciate the tender, juicy and slightly spicy flavor of the maize, slathered in butter and coated in grated Parmesan and southwestern spices.