Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Lehigh Valley (As Recommended by a Nine-Year-Old)

January 6th, 2015 posted by

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A Hungry Nine-Year-Old

“Mom, Dad, I’m hungry.” This phrase is common place in our household, especially with a son that seems to always have his head in the refrigerator. If your house is like ours, we are often in need of a cooking break (more my wife than me) so the next question is, where should we go?” Our son, Noah, is as picky as they come when it comes to eating out.

So, I interviewed one hungry nine-year-old and here are his recommendations. I had to take some liberties and make some modifications, but all-in-all, this is his list. I hope it helps those in need with finding some new, and perhaps some old, eating establishments that are definitely kid-friendly.

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Top 10 Lehigh Valley InSite Blogs of 2014

December 30th, 2014 posted by

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Best of 2014

Lehigh Valley InSite, Discover Lehigh Valley’s blog on attractions, events, and all other things Lehigh Valley, had its best year ever in 2014.

Before we head into 2015, we wanted to take a moment to see which were the most popular blogs of the past year, according to web hits (do people say “web hits” anymore?)

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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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Shop Local in Lehigh Valley for Small Business Saturday on November 29

November 26th, 2014 posted by

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Down on Main Street

Well for better or worse, the holiday buying season is upon us. Please check out the Discover Lehigh Valley web site to see our partner’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that offer some pretty good savings for those looking to save a buck or two. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want.

Now onto the “meat” of this blog. Saturday, November 29th is “Small Business Saturday.” This day was founded back in 2010 by American Express as a way to celebrate and support small business across the country, including those wonderful establishments that make their home here in Lehigh Valley.

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7 Things To Do at The Great Allentown Comic Con This Weekend

November 13th, 2014 posted by

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Don't Keep The Joker waiting...

The Great Allentown Comic Con returns to Merchants Square Mall this weekend November 15th and 16th.

Show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For the first time attendee or a con regular, here is a list of seven things to do at the con this weekend.

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Five Seasonal Lehigh Valley Traditions for Fall, or is it Autumn?

October 24th, 2014 posted by

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Whatever you call it, it is Beautiful.

Exactly, one month and one day ago, on September 23rd, the autumnal equinox occurred, ushering in the first day of fall. And, there are only 58 days remaining in fall before the winter solstice ushers in winter on December 21st. Without discussing the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hanukkah or the last shopping weekend before Christmas, let’s look at a few Lehigh Valley seasonal musts!

Wait … is it autumn or fall? It doesn’t matter anymore, and the know-it-all would say, that it is harvest, because that’s what it was called before it was called autumn or fall. So for this post, let’s just agree to disagree, because I don’t consistently call it the same thing in my own speech!

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The 2014 Edition of What is Open in Lehigh Valley on Thanksgiving?

October 9th, 2014 posted by

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Yes, We're Open on Thanksgiving Day

It may seem early, but people have already started talking about their Thanksgiving plans. Some of those plans are invariably about shopping, but there are plenty of other things to do and you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to enjoy a good Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving either. You can visit a restaurant with a chef, who will do all the cooking and cleanup for you!

Here are the places where you can eat, play and shop on Thanksgiving. (Check back, as we will update this as we get more information)

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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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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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