Live Like a Local : Social Still in Bethlehem, PA

January 8th, 2015 posted by

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Social Still, Bethlehem, PA

We visited Lehigh Valley’s first distillery, Social Still in Bethlehem, PA, in this episode of “Live Like a Local.”

Social Still opened in late December and has already been lauded by visitors as a fantastic new, unique, and lively place to visit.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley: Yianni’s Taverna Takes You To The Mediterranean

December 5th, 2014 posted by

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Yianni's Taverna

Have you ever been to the Mediterranean?

While I can only dream of traveling there one day, I actually felt like I was transformed there recently without stepping foot out of Lehigh Valley … in “good old” Pennsylvania.

Just sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the thought of sitting amongst royal blue chairs and tables topped with crisp blue and white linens. Think large white columns and flowing sheer drapes hung from the ceiling.

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Lehigh Valley’s Ten Best Top 10 Food Lists (So Far)

December 4th, 2014 posted by

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Food for Thought

Let’s be honest, from Thanksgiving through New Years and every day in between, there are parties and get togethers for families, friends and businesses, and they all revolve around food.

There are also lists for gifts and groceries and things to fix before the family comes by. I’m going to give you some of the most popular food lists we’ve ever written all in one place, because it seems like a great idea.

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“Celebrity” Bartending Night at Weaversville Inn

November 21st, 2014 posted by

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Historic Weaversville Inn

What’s that you say? You’ve never been to Weaversville Inn? Well, there’s no better time to give it a try than tonight. It’s a special week for them, and they’ve got great things lined up.

The Weaversville Inn was built around 1835. Mr. Weaver bought the property which dated back to the 1700s and was at one point home to Hay’s Tavern. It is believed that Ben Franklin stayed at the tavern often on his trips through the area. The land used was part of the Craig Settlement which was the first English speaking settlement in Pennsylvania.

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Nine Reasons Why Lehigh Valley is a Great Place to Work, Live, and Visit

October 28th, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's right there!

The Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania is steeped in history yet has quickly become an area known for its nightlife, entertainment, arts, and outdoor activities.

Highlighted by its three cities, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and only 90 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia.

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Celtic Classic Brings Kilts, Haggis, Dancing, and… Kilts to Downtown Bethlehem This Weekend

September 24th, 2014 posted by

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Hotel Bethlehem Special Menu

More than 250,000 people will converge on downtown Bethlehem this weekend, Sept. 26 – 28, for Celtic Classic.

And, for the first time, the festival will make its way up to Main Street to bring even more cultural options and fun to attendees.

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A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to Musikfest 2014

August 1st, 2014 posted by

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Cheers!

With Musikfest 2014 kicking off this weekend, there is certainly no shortage of fun in Lehigh Valley. (Don’t believe me? Check out this awesome list of all the events taking place throughout the next month!)

There have been a lots of articles popping up that give pointers on how to have a successful ‘Fest-ing experience: what to eat, what concerts to see, activities for kids, even tips on how to celebrate without running into any trouble.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley with Porters’ Pub & Restaurant

August 1st, 2014 posted by

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Porters' Pub in Easton

The instant I stepped foot into Porters’ Pub & Restaurant in Easton, I felt like I had traveled to Ireland. One thing though, I’ve never been to Ireland, nor had I been to this place. I’ve driven past it many times and wondered what it was like inside. Did they have good food? Is there live music? What was the bar and clientele like?

Well, once inside, it is exactly how I envisioned a quaint little Irish pub, from the atmosphere of the stone walls to the wooden floors and bar area. The clientele was mixed which was nice. And, let me tell you, the food was great … definitely not your typical pub fare.

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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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DISHcover Lehigh Valley at CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House

June 27th, 2014 posted by

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CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House

Did you ever get the vibe when you walk into a place that it is going to be absolutely amazing? Well, if not, you should walk into CORKED Wine Bar & Steak House in Bethlehem, Pa. and you’ll understand the feeling. This place is definitely one you should put on your list … and make it a regular!

I recently met the owner/chef, Joe Grisafi, and he took us behind the scenes with a demonstration of one of their most popular dishes, beef tips risotto.

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