50 MPH at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

August 7th, 2014 posted by

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Fill Your Need for Speed in Allentown

As a first timer at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, I really didn’t know what to expect.

I was excited because I love anything that can jump-start my adrenaline, but hadn’t done anything like this since I was a kid.

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The Best Place in Pennsylvania to Spend August is Lehigh Valley (We have more Festivals and more Fun)

July 24th, 2014 posted by

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August Rocks in Lehigh Valley

August in Lehigh Valley is a very important month. As the dreaded “back to school” starts to be thrown around, there are still magical days and nights that can take place with your friends and family.

Whether it is taking in our history and our roots, feeding our stomach, opening our ears and our eyes, August in Lehigh Valley is about one more month for indulging in a little fun for all of the senses!

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Top Dogs! Our Favorite Lehigh Valley Hot Dog Shops

July 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's Favorite Hot Dogs

It’s no secret that Lehigh Valley is home to some great hot dog shops. And, depending on where you visited during the summer, or where you grew up, you may have a strong opinion on which dogs are the best. We’d love for you to let us know which is your favorite and why in the comments section below.

For the sake of argument, we’re going to list our favorites in no particular order and leave it up to you to let us know which hot dog is top dog in Lehigh Valley.

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Top 5 Cupcake Bakeries in Lehigh Valley

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Cupcakes

Some say that the cupcake trend is on it’s way out, but I fully disagree. There’s nothing better than having your own little dessert at the end of the day (or in the middle).

In the last few years, specialty cupcakes have definitely become trendy, and we’re lucky to have a good set of options for when you’re craving something sweet. I’ve pulled together a list of my favorite local bakeries.

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Beat the Heat for FREE this Summer with “Of Heaven and Earth” at The Allentown Art Museum

July 15th, 2014 posted by

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See "Of Heaven and Earth" this Summer

Great art does not only exist in New York, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Glasgow. It also exists right here in Lehigh Valley at the Allentown Art Museum, which is currently displaying “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting” from Glasgow Museums.

Great art also doesn’t have to be expensive, as the Allentown Art Museum is FREE all summer long. Let me say that again, FREE admission to the Allentown Art Museum all summer long!

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Lend Me A Tenor at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Provides Endless Laughs

July 11th, 2014 posted by

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Lend me a Tenor

If you’re looking for some laughs, head to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the campus of DeSales University for their production of Lend Me a Tenor.

I was lucky enough to catch the show on its second preview night, and you would have thought that the cast had been performing the show for years. Every cue was perfectly on point and the actors moved seamlessly through the transitions.

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The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar is a Great Start to the New Downtown Allentown

July 3rd, 2014 posted by

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The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

The revitalization of Allentown isn’t completely about the entertainment of PPL Center. It’s also about food and The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, which happens to be across from PPL Center, isn’t just about food, it’s about good food, and drink, too.

The last Friday in June was a preview night reception for tasting the food, experiencing the atmosphere and having a drink or two.

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks

July 3rd, 2014 posted by

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Mouth Watering

As the summer season kicks into high gear, food makes its way back to the forefront of my brain. I’m sure this blog will spark some debate so let’s start the fireworks a day early. Here are my top five cheesesteaks (they can either be of the traditional beef variety or chicken) in Lehigh Valley. So without further ado here goes.

5. Allentown Brew Works, in particular their chicken cheesesteak. This little beauty offers chunks of grilled chicken on a nice roll. Add a little tabasco if you care to kick it up a notch and you got a winner.

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Brings Professional Theatre to Lehigh Valley (And It’s Not All Shakespeare)

June 20th, 2014 posted by

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Fiddler on the Roof

Looking for high-quality theatre, but don’t want to head to the big city? Lehigh Valley has you covered.

Each summer on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University, you’ll find wonderful performances by the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Presented every year since 1992, PSF now welcomes more than 30,000 patrons from 22 states to view world-class theatre featuring accomplished veterans of Broadway, television and film.

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Best of Lehigh Valley Party a Success at LVIA

June 17th, 2014 posted by

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Over the weekend I had the honor of attending the first annual Best of Lehigh Valley party put on by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine. What made this party unique was that it was held in an airplane hanger at Lehigh Valley International Airport. All attendees were shuttled to the private hanger by J & J Transportation.

The party was meant to recognize more than 100 local businesses that were recognized as being the “Best” in their business, service, and class, voted on by more than  2,000 local consumers in Lehigh Valley.

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