EASTON, Pa. - Being in business for thirty years is an amazing feat in the restaurant industry. The owners of Porters' Pub say they've done it with consistency and by pushing the culinary envelope.
Many know Porters' Pub as the place in Easton on Seventh and Northampton with thousands of mugs hanging from the ceiling.
Larry Porter and his brothers opened the corner spot with the family feel in 1990.
They were way ahead ahead of the craft beer craze and now they serve 160 different beers, and 60 different whiskeys. And they were ahead on something else too.
"Everything made here is from scratch. We source a good portion of our food locally," Porter said.
Like the 7th Street Jambalaya, a top seller. It's stuffed with ingredients: Blackened chicken, jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage, vegetables, de-glazed with tequila and simmered in a tomato based sauce and served over cajun rice, and yes served with a whole roasted Hungarian pepper.
If you're looking for a handheld, the Koehler Farms Ribeye sandwich could fit the bill. It is a ribeye steak topped with sautéed onions, American cheese, served on a ciabatta roll with a house made garlic aioli and Worcestershire sauce. all from area farms.
Their signature dish is the tiramasu, lady fingers soaked in Public House Roast, coffee roasted exclusively for Porters.
Porter says they'll keep pushing the envelope, but won't forget what keeps people coming back.
"You can always come here and get good service, you can always get a smile, always get good food, it's value priced, those are some of the reasons that we are still here after 30 years," Porter said.