If it was possible to find a drawback to Megs and Mads, it would be the lack of a liquor license. But since they allow you to BYOB, the best advice is to stop by your favorite cellar on the way to dinner. That way you are assured of having whatever you want with what will certainly be a memorable meal.
My son and I are touring colleges this week. We just finished in Philadelphia and plan to visit Lehigh tomorrow. After a white knuckle drive through snow and ice, we were looking for someplace decent that would get us fed well before hitting our hotel. My son found the reviews for M&M and we decided to give it a shot.
What a find! This is a very quaint little spot with just a handful of tables on the edge of campus at Lafeyette College just up the hill from Easton. My son has food allergies, and they could not have been more accommodating. We both began our meal with potato and bacon soup. Fabulous in flavor and consistency, with a generous sprinkle of fresh crisp bacon on top. Next, I had the braised short ribs in Asian sauce served over stir-fried veggies and grits. The meat was fork tender, melt in your mouth and not very fatty at all. Presentation was equally superb - the meat was beautifully arranged in the middle of a large bowl filled with the grits, topped with the veggies. The whole thing was topped with a nest of fried rice noodles. My son enjoyed the strip steak, cooked perfectly, served with a generous helping of Yukon mashed potatos and perfectly sauteed spinach.
Portions were very generous - perfectly sized to help you skip desert, which we did. But only because we were completely full.
Service was exceptional. The owners(?) husband and wife were more than attentive. Their daughters (Meg and Maddie) were present, but sat quietly playing and helping their folks with clearing and re-setting tables. The kitchen is open to the dining room, so as we were asking about foods for allergens, owner-chef (Steve?) was able to check immediately any sauces and give us complete assurance. The only thing they could not check was the bread, which came from another vendor without ingredients, so my son had to skip it. He was not disappointed.
If my son finds himself in the Lehigh Valley for school, there is no doubt this will be a regular stop for the family.