Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday Youell’s Oyster House … “Lehigh Valley’s Comeback Kid”

May 30th, 2014 posted by

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Youell's Oyster House

In this week’s Foodie Friday, I had the opportunity to chat with Christian Filipos, Proprietor of Youell’s Oyster House in Allentown. Youell’s restaurant has been a longstanding Lehigh Valley tradition for the local community and beyond.

Unfortunately, devastation struck the restaurant on January 22, 2013 when it was destroyed by a fire. The only thing to survive was a bee hive that was housed on the roof of the building for honey-making purposes used in their cooking.

In true comeback fashion, Youell’s returned to its Lehigh Valley location in March of 2014.

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Allentown Art Museum Celebrates “British Invasion” with Pop Prints

May 27th, 2014 posted by

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Design by Peter Blake (b 1932)

One of the best things about the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is their affinity for modern and popular art. 2012′s Rock through the Valley event was a great example of the museum’s willingness to bring in and display interesting, important, vibrant, and relevant arts of all types.

Well, they’re at it again through June 22 with the “British Pop Prints” exhibit in the Payne Hurd Gallery.

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Mayfair Festival of the Arts Returns to Allentown this Weekend

May 21st, 2014 posted by

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Mayfair Festival of the Arts marks the beginning of Summer to many people throughout Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Schools have let out, the weather is turning to consistent (fingers crossed) warm temperatures, and people throughout the area are beginning to enjoy outdoor activities.

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with the Allentown Comfort Suites

May 20th, 2014 posted by

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Location, Location, Location!

The “Hotel Insider” blogs, are a series of blogs that shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

In these blogs I try to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So enjoy and check back regularly on Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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America On Wheels “Orphan Cars” Exhibit Won’t Be Easily Forgotten

May 15th, 2014 posted by

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cars of the 1950′s to Today

America On Wheel’s current exhibit is “Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cards of the 1950′s to Today,” and it is quite the exhibit. This exhibit really does span the era’s of car-making from the 1953 DeSoto Firedome Sedan, to the 1963 R2 Avanti to the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 and many in between.

The term “Orphan Cars” refers to those built by manufacturers that have since stopped production and gone out of business.

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Five Days of Free Fitness & Wellness Classes in Lehigh Valley

May 13th, 2014 posted by

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Exercise in Lehigh Valley

Summer is right around the corner and I cannot think of a better opportunity to get back in shape than with free fitness classes….yes, I said free. I’ve found many health & fitness businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley who offer complimentary classes, some on an ongoing basis, and other as a trial.

These options include CrossFit, Yoga, Spinning, Running, plus many more. So whether you are a fitness fanatic or gym newbie, you’re bound to find a class you’ll like and maybe stick to it. Check out my picks. I dare you to try them all.

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with the Allentown Comfort Suites

May 6th, 2014 posted by

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Location . . . location . . . location

The “Hotel Insider” blogs, are a series of blogs that shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

In these blogs I try to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So enjoy and check back regularly on Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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Mother’s Day Brunches in Lehigh Valley

May 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Many Lehigh Valley restaurants offer great menus.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t have any good gifts in mind? Not feeling very crafty? A Mother’s Day meal is the way to go and Lehigh Valley has numerous options.

Many Lehigh Valley favorites are offerings special menus for the occasion, whether it is for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Check out a list of some of our favorites below. Be sure to make your reservations early, as many are already close to being completely booked.

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Win the Ultimate Dorney Park Experience

May 1st, 2014 posted by

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Your Family at Dorney Park and Da Vinci Science Center

That’s right, this is it. After 11 Ultimate Experience winners in 11 months, this is the 12th and final Ultimate Experience. The thrills of Dorney Park, Da Vinci Science Center, meals, lodging and more await for a family of four.

This is you’re last chance to win an Ultimate Lehigh Valley Experience, so don’t miss out.

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Get your Geek on Lehigh Valley! Three Upcoming Shows

April 28th, 2014 posted by

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Three Upcoming Comic / Pop Culture Conventions

There are three upcoming Lehigh Valley events where you can really let out your inner geek; Comic Convention on May 3rd at Whitehall Mall, which coincides with Free Comic Book Day this year, Lehigh Valley Fan Festival on May 31st at Allentown Brew Works and The Great Allentown Comic Convention on July 12th at Merchants Square Mall.

These three great events are all in our backyard. It’s time to get out and go…

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