Discover a New Lehigh Valley Pizza Place (AKA Try a Tray Instead of Pie)

February 19th, 2015 posted by

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Mouth Watering Old Forge Style

Over the last couple of years leading into the Lenten season, I’ve written a few blogs on pizza (okay four to be exact, but who’s counting). These blogs have named my “Top 10,” some local legendary pizza places, and even a few obscure ones. Regardless of what my lists entailed, they always opened up a can of worms and some great social media debate.

Once even some great banter where a woman told me I was crazy as Domino’s had the best pizza in Lehigh Valley. Nothing against the Domino’s franchise, but come on, really?

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A Few Alternative Ideas for Lent Meals in Lehigh Valley

February 17th, 2015 posted by

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Youell's Oyster House

During Lent, many people give up something they like such as a food, a drink, or activity as a remembrance to their religious tradition. Meat is also not consumed on Fridays which includes beef, veal, pork and poultry. For meat lovers, this sacrifice can be challenging to find acceptable substitutes during Lent.

Here’s some great alternative options to meat during Lent.

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Local Foodie Favorites: Discover Lehigh Valley’s Staff Dishes on Favorites

January 22nd, 2015 posted by

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What we're eating!

Looking for some great Lehigh Valley restaurant suggestions? We’ve got you covered! The 12-person staff at Discover Lehigh Valley has a wide culinary palate for anything from fine dining and pub fare to sweets and treats.

I’ve taken the liberty to corral the team and have them tell me what their favorites are and why you should go devour them … immediately!

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s 2015 Official Visitors Guide is Jam-Packed With Fun Adventures

January 13th, 2015 posted by

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The Official 2015 Visitors Guide is Here

What has 68 pages, is full color, and read all over?

That would be Discover Lehigh Valley’s Official Visitors Guide! It’s a fact. Last year people from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Alberta and Ontario Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Finland, India, and many other countries requested a guide be mailed to them.

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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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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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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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Fall Highlights from the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail

November 6th, 2014 posted by

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Fall might be my favorite time for beers- I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin! While the days may be getting shorter, there is definitely no shortage of excitement surround the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail. Check out a few of our highlights from the last few months.

Local favorites Fegley’s Brew Works and Weyerbacher Brewing Company have both had wonderful seasons with their respective pumpkin beers. If you haven’t had a chance to sample these brews yet, I highly recommend that you do so before it’s too late. Both breweries offer tours on weekends; Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works on Saturdays (, free but by reservation only), and Weyerbacher on Fridays & Saturdays (free). Be sure to enjoy a sampling of beers after you hear about what goes into the process.

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