Lehigh Valley Bachelor Party (Part 2)

April 29th, 2010 posted by

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In part one of my bachelor party two-post series I talked about our adventures at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.

After that, we went back to my brother’s house. He did a heck of a job setting up a party area in his garage and driveway, which included three hoagie trays from Wegmans, three Malone Pizzas, three homemade strombolis, a giant vat of perogies soaked in butter and onions, and a keg of beer. If that isn’t a party, I don’t know what is.

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March Madness Week One: Pennsylvania got rolled

March 23rd, 2010 posted by

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The state of Pennsylvania had four teams in the current NCAA Tournament. After the first weekend, the state of Pennsylvania now has zero teams in the NCAA Tournament. Lehigh, Pitt, Villanova, and Temple could not make it out of the first weekend.

For the first round of games, we set up an elaborate display of televisions and computers at my buddy’s house to watch ALL the games. 

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Weekend work fun in Lehigh Valley

February 3rd, 2010 posted by

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The smack of the pins crashing. The ‘friendly’ competition. The flow of the beer. That’s right, the LVCVB went bowling!

A couple weeks ago, Jenny put the word out in an office email about the “Bowling for Civic” (Civic Theatre of Allentown, that is) fundraiser trying to put a team together. I immediately said to count me and Rosie in.

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Dining at Lehigh Valley’s Boston’s Gourmet Pizza

December 29th, 2009 posted by

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On Christmas Eve, I got off work at noon so mom and I met up for lunch at Boston's Gourmet Pizza on Rte. 100 just off I-78/Rte. 22. I know, I know, Boston's is a chain restaurant. But just because it's a chain doesn't mean it doesn't have some of the best pizza in Lehigh Valley (it's right up there with Delicioso).

The minute we walked in the door, we were immediately greeted by the very pleasant hostess and seated without a wait in the nearly empty dining room (although I noticed the bar side of the restaurant had a fair amount of people in it). And within a few minutes, our waitress was table-side asking for our drink order.

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The best pizza in downtown Allentown

October 13th, 2009 posted by

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I love pizza! In fact, I could eat pizza every day of the week if I had to. It all started when I was a kid, when not only would the school menu every Friday be pizza, but my family and I would go to Pizza Hut nearly every Friday as well.

These days I'd rather eat Boston's pizza rather than Pizza Hut or Papa John's, but that's for another blog post. This post is about a place I recently found just a couple blocks from my work: Delicioso Pizza & Subs.

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A restaurant tour of Easton: Part 2

May 24th, 2009 posted by

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The next stop on the Easton Restaurant Walking Tour was the one I had been looking forward to most: Colonial Pizza & Spaghetti House, home of the upside down pizza. They had a spread of:

– traditional pizza (the sauce on top of the cheese), – white pizza – an amazing flatbread with meat and cheese– chicken with couscous– pesto pasta– linguine and vegetables– rigatoni and sauce– chicken with vegetables

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A restaurant tour of Easton: Part 1

May 23rd, 2009 posted by

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Last Sunday, my wife Sybil and I went on the Easton Restaurant Walking Tour. Organized as a fundraiser for PBS 39, the tour stemmed from the making of the "Communities: Easton" documentary; during the filming, the PBS 39 crew realized the excellent and burgeoning restaurant scene in downtown Easton. So for a fee, the tour was a way for us to sample some of the city's finest.

Our first stop was Valenca. Right on Centre Square, this Portuguese restaurant boasts incredible woodwork and a well-stocked bar. After having codfish cakes and spicy sausage – and taking a tour (you just haveto see the wine cellar and private dining area) – we headed off to Sette Luna.

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Pasta e Vino

November 29th, 2008 posted by

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If you’ve followed my blog posts by now you probably think that all I do is write restaurant reviews. But it’s just not true. Sure, I love to eat out at fancy places as much as the next person, but there’s another side to me too. However, you’re not going to see that side this time, since I have yet another dining recommendation for you!

You’ve seen me mention that Easton has a burgeoning dining scene. And one of my favorite places to dine downtown is Sette Luna. It’s been around for several years, and expanded its space about two years ago to add a larger dining room and bar. The menu is what I’d call “upscale Italian”: The gourmet pizzas Josh and his staff make feature cornmeal crusts that are to die for, the pasta is homemade and the wine selection is diverse.

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