With love from Bethlehem’s very own Carnegie Deli

December 7th, 2009 posted by

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Carnegie Deli

On a recent Saturday night, Michael and I found ourselves hungry, bored and without my son – the perfect combination for a date night. We settled on going to the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem not really to gamble, but for the free entertainment and to check out one of the new restaurants, Carnegie Deli. We made an excellent choice!

Despite being a Saturday night, it was only a short wait until we were seated. Our table was by the wall with pictures of famous people who had experienced one of the Carnegie Deli restaurants.

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Burgers and More by Emeril … for the burger you’ve been looking for!

November 23rd, 2009 posted by

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Burgers and More by Emeril

Friday night I had the chance to try one of the two new restaurants at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. I chose Burgers and More by Emeril over Carnegie Deli (although after walking by the desserts at the Deli, I know I’ll be back to try it).

The BAM menu was very unique. My friend, Jeanne, and I started off with the Grilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, which was served warm on a wooden skewer over a bed of shredded lettuce with a red remoulade sauce. It had a great taste, but it was a little bit of a challenge to get them off the skewer. Even the table next to us struggled with it.

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Good cheer, good food and fun on my birthday in Lehigh Valley

October 16th, 2009 posted by

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Happy birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. And in case you are wondering, it was my “29th” birthday … again. LOL. Overall it was a great day. We even had some snow in Lehigh Valley! (I’m hoping that doesn’t hurt the leaf changing process by bringing them down before they get to totally change colors.)

I spent my birthday evening with my second “family.” I belong to, and am secretary for, an international organization called SKAL. To sum it up, SKAL is a network of travel and tourism professionals from around the world. Each month we have dinner at different establishments. Last month we were at Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem; the month before that we went to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Sometimes we even visit other clubs in surrounding areas and states.

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Scenic Trails in Eastern, PA – Sand Island

August 1st, 2009 posted by

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Sand Island Courtesy of wildlandspa.org

Even though it’s been a rainy summer, I’m taking every opportunity I can to get outdoors. One of my favorite things to do, especially after a long day at work, is to hit the local hiking trails, particularly those with a water view. Since the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers cut through Lehigh Valley, there is no shortage of water views for my evening strolls.

This summer I’ve been making an effort to find the best trails in the area, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites in this four-part series.

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Sunday night at the Sands

June 16th, 2009 posted by

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Considering the opening of the Sands Casino in Bethlehem is the biggest thing to happen to Lehigh Valley since New Tripoli got its first traffic light, I had to go check it out. Unfortunately, sitting in front of a machine where all you do is hit a button and hope you win isn’t exactly what I consider fun (although I know there are a lot of people out there who say otherwise).

Lucky for me, the Sands isn’t just slots.

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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem welcomes … Nancy!

May 20th, 2009 posted by

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Sands welcome

For the past couple years we’ve all been hearing about the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opening in Lehigh Valley. Well, on Monday I was among those invited to attend their first of two test-run openings. I felt like I scored a golden ticket to see Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!

I’m not one to frequent Atlantic City’s casinos and only went to Vegas once. Until the other day, playing slot machines brought to mind crowded aisles, rolls of quarters, dizzying carpet patterns and dirty hands from handling coins. Not any more – “My Sands” is different!

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