If you’re not familiar with the traditions of the South, you may wonder what food has to do with New Year celebrations. After all, isn’t the champagne selection the most important factor? For some Southerners, no. For more than a hundred years, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day has been thought to bring in good luck for the upcoming year.
This year, try out a new tradition, and visit The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar for a plate of authentic Southern food.
The Bayou opened in a quiet Bethlehem neighboorhood in March of 2014. Since then, it has delighted diners with its blend of traditional Southern flavors and modern American cooking that is a unique take on NOLA soul food.
The restaurant is located on Hawthorne Road and is open Sunday–Thurday 11 a.m to 10 p.m., and Friday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One of the unique thing about The Bayou is that it is a fine dining experience disguised as a casual Southern restaurant. You’ll find elegant dishes like Pear and Burrata Salad, Curried Cauliflower, and Coffee-Dusted Steak. At the same time, you’ll recognize plenty of traditional Southern dishes like BBQ Shrimp and Grits, Bayou Mac and Cheese, and the Fried Green Tomatoes BLT.
Plus, The Bayou’s menu includes a Southern favorite and New Year’s tradition – Flash-Fried Black Eyed Peas.
Along with top-tier food, you’ll find drinks worth writing home about. There is a full bar on-site that mixes up concoctions like the Jalapeño Margarita, Whisky Crush, Hurricane, and the house specialty – Voodoo Juice. When you order Voodoo Juice, you’ll get an unforgettable mixture of banana, Curacao, pineapple, sour, cranberry, and a secret rum blend.
If you’re not a liquor type of person, don’t worry. Along with 24 chilled draft lines, the restaurant carries an extensive selection of craft beer. Choose from your favorite IPAs, saisons, ales, and more. The Bayou carries craft beer from all over the world, as well as local selections from places like Emmaus and Pottsville.
Scott Family of Dealerships
Once you’ve cemented your good luck for the New Year, head to a Scott Family of Dealerships location and see the incredible deals you can get on a new vehicle. But we must admit, you would get these deals with or without the black-eyed peas. Our prices are always highly competitive, and we make sure that you get the vehicle that is perfect for you and your family. Visit us today for a test drive, and see what we have waiting for you.