Fundamentals of Wine Certification Course at Northampton Community College

October 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Cheers!

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge of wine, I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Why not sign up for the 12-week, two series certification course taught at Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center in Bethlehem?

I had the opportunity to check out the first class recently, which was titled “Old World and New World Styles” and I was simply amazed by how much I learned.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley: Prime Steak House Is Well … Real Prime!

August 28th, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday

On this #FoodieFriday, I’m taking you on a journey with the most recent episode of DISHcover Lehigh Valley. Today’s launch takes you to Prime Steak House in Bethlehem, Pa. You’re going to find that not only is the location “prime,” but the “prime” rib is some of the best around, and their staff is pretty “prime” as well.

Prime Steak House has been voted best prime rib in Lehigh Valley, Pa. for four years in a row.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley: Molinari’s Brings Italian Food To Life

February 27th, 2015 posted by

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Southside Bethlehem's Molinari's

What does a wood burning oven, 10 gelato flavors served daily, and the freshest meat that is butchered by the chef all have in common? It’s all what you’ll find at Molinari’s in Bethlehem, plus a whole lot more.

Molinari’s is bringing Italian authenticity to Lehigh Valley with classic renditions of everyone’s favorite pasta dishes and other entrees.

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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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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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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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DISHcover Lehigh Valley 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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DISHcover Lehigh Valley with Jessica’s Tearoom at the Historic Weaversville Inn

May 9th, 2014 posted by

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Historic Weaversville Inn

Mark Prostko knows what running a restaurant takes. He’s come through the ranks starting at the bottom as “chief bottle washer.” He went to college to get his degree. And, he’s been around the block in a kitchen or two.

When you think tearoom, you probably think of a lacey, frilly atmosphere where tea and scones are served at high noon. Well, that would be correct, at least in one of the dining rooms offered, but this place is so much more than that. From New Zealand Rack of Lamb to Caprese Ravioli and everything in between, this is one restaurant that should not be missed.

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Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday with The MINT Gastropub

January 3rd, 2014 posted by

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The Mint

Lehigh Valley is home to some tremendous restaurants. This week for Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday, I had the chance to get the scoop on one of my favorites, The MINT Gastropub in Bethlehem.

Owner and Executive Chef Domenico Lombardo, or Chef Mimmo to some, gives us some of his secrets to success and more.

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Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday Q & A with Lehigh Valley’s Historic Hotel Bethlehem

December 20th, 2013 posted by

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Chef David Troxell - Historic Hotel Bethlehem

In this week’s Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday, I had the chance to interview David Troxell, Executive Chef of Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Chef Troxell is responsible for not one, but two fantastic restaurants at the Hotel, and also has to manage room service dining requests.

Dining area number one is 1741 on the Terrace and it is a spot not to be missed. Here you’ll find an ambiance unlike any other in Lehigh Valley.

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