Bryan Hay, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Easton Public Market

Easton Public Market

A couple from Williams Township had just finished enjoying a wood-fired artisan pizza and craft beer at Scratch after they picked up pasture-raised beef tenderloin for the weekend grill from Dundore & Heister. Also tucked into their shopping bag was fresh shrimp from 3rd & Ferry Fresh Fish and locally grown vegetables from Highmark Farmstand. It was their first vis... »

South Side Arts District

South Side Arts District

Organized in 2015, Bethlehem’s South Side Arts District is building on a resurgent business and cultural district anchored by the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus and the unique shops, pubs, and restaurants that are creating a sustained buzz in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The South Side Arts District, part of the nationally recognized Main Street program that seeks t... »

SouthSide Film Festival

SouthSide Film Festival

If Jeff Vaclavik had to recruit a cast, build a sound stage, and write a script for a movie about a film festival, he’d set it in South Bethlehem. “This is the perfect place for this festival, with all that’s going on here in this part of the city,” says Jeff, president of the Southside Film Institute, the organization that hosts the Southside Film Festival, which will ope... »

Cafe the Lodge

Cafe the Lodge

You’ll likely have a hard time removing your eyes from the breakfast menu—scrambled eggs with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, spiced brûlée oatmeal, and homemade granola—or the Cuban pulled pork panini, buffalo chicken wrap, and vegetable minestrone for lunch. But through the temptations and desire to eat well, you might miss the subtle reminders that Café the Lodge is much m... »

Lehigh Valley Weekend Getaways

Lehigh Valley Weekend Getaways

Here in the Lehigh Valley, you may not be able to feel the cool ocean sand beneath your feet, smell the briny air, or take in a sweeping vista from an alpine summit. But for those seeking a weekend retreat from the routine and a pampering place to relax and rejuvenate, there are plenty of unique inns from which to choose without even leaving the area. These easily reached ... »

Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

It’s after hours at the Peaceable Kingdom Animal Shelter and Clinic as Kathy Tomecek quietly approaches and opens the door to the cat room. “I’m waking you all up. I’m sorry,” she announces as the light reveals a room full of yawning, stretching calicos, tabbies, and other felines of every shape and size, each holding court and regally staring down from their perches or cu... »

Lehigh Valley Beer Week

Lehigh Valley Beer Week

The Lehigh Valley has thirsted for locally produced beer since the 18th century when the Moravians built breweries in Bethlehem and near Nazareth. According to the handwritten papers of Moravian historian Robert Rau (1844-1906) in the Moravian Archives, one of the Lehigh Valley’s first breweries was built in Bethlehem along the banks of the Lehigh River behind the Brethren... »

Hungry

Hope for the Hungry

It’s one thing when you’re stuck with leftovers, wondering what to do with the surplus food. But when you’re faced with commercial freezers full of meat and you plan to open a fresh, responsibly sourced seafood restaurant, there’s more to consider than making soup or throwing together some hash. Michael and Rebecca Pichetto confronted that dilemma three years ago as they w... »

Yuengling

Yuengling America’s Oldest Brewery

Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr. can rattle off the names of defunct local breweries and beers that helped quench the Industrial Age thirst — Old Dutch Beer in Catasauqua, Horlacher and Neuweiler’s in Allentown and Seitz and Kuebler in Easton. “We got lucky,” said Yuengling, fifth-generation owner of the Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. “By the late 1960s, so ma... »

A Food Bank For Fido

A Food Bank For Fido

For years, Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem has opened its doors for a soup kitchen, serving 150 people in need of a nutritious meal at lunchtime on weekdays. Back in 2005, Vanessa Segaline, then 14 and a parishioner who was volunteering with the soup kitchen, began noticing people taking food with them. Her inquisitiveness led to some surprising answers and inspired ... »

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