Pearly Baker’s Alehouse
ENTER Anchoring both the downtown dining scene and Easton’s center city community since 1994 — when co-owners Jonathan Davis and Greg Schuyler revitalized a derelict restaurant on the circle — Pearly’s intertwines hospitality with an Earth-friendly commitment to sustainability. Original architectural features lend character to the pressed-tin-ceiling-topped tavern and a formal dining room graced by a racetrack ceiling, vintage crystal chandelier and fireplace.
SAVOR A proud participant in the “Buy Fresh Buy Local” program, Chef Peter Felton packs Pearly’s regular and specials menus with GMO-free produce, handcrafted cheeses, humanely-raised meats from nearby farmers. Along with fine-dining entrees — including designated gluten-free selections — comforting pub fare gets flavorful twists in favorites like cheesesteak flatbread and pork belly tacos. Grass-fed beef burgers are supplemented with salmon, turkey, lamb and 4-grain vegetable versions. Pearly’s makes dining out accessible by maintaining a $20 cap on regular menu main dishes.
SIP Twenty-five rotating taps showcase the area’s largest selection of regional craft brews. Look for $3 pint specials, brewer samplings and other beer-based events on Facebook. Along with signature Grateful Dead lyrics-inspired drinks, cocktails are infused with seasonal
flavors like cucumber and melon. Biodynamic and organic wines star on the evolving wine list. Three nights a week the bar becomes a no-cover-charge music venue for local acts.
INDULGE Best known among the variety of community-cause benefits hosted by Pearly’s is an annual chili cook-off that has area restaurants facing-off to fund local charities each February. Pearly’s rewards loyal patrons through their “Pearl Card” program, offering in-house freebies and gift certificates to ten downtown merchants.