Lenora Dannelke, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Easton Public Market

Easton Public Market

In the past four years, the multi-faceted Easton Public Market (EPM) has become deeply rooted in center city life, not only feeding the needs of urban consumers but attracting visitors to the increasingly vibrant downtown area. In fact, the excellence of EPM’s accomplishments were recognized with a prestigious statewide Townie Award for Anchor Building in 2017, bestowed by... »

Best I Ever Had: Pano’s Omelette at Billy’s Downtown Diner

Best I Ever Had: Pano’s Omelette at Billy’s Downtown Diner

Omnivorous omelette fans questing for an ideal form of this classic dish—one that’s both warmly comforting and sufficiently hearty to help power through a busy day—need to tuck into the lead item on the list of Signature Breakfasts at Billy’s Diner. Initially unveiled at the flagship Bethlehem eatery 18 years ago, Pano’s Omelette has achieved cult-level status at all three... »

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Food informs the narrative of life, and positive emotional memories are forged at the table. The sight, smell, and taste of favorite dishes, whether trotted out for holiday feasts, backyard barbecues, or birthday bashes, serve as enduring connections to the people who prepared them. Recreating the special recipes used by those family members—whether that designation is by ... »

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Photos by Daniel Yund and Blake Drummond While there’s no formal curriculum on becoming a vintage lifestyle expert, stylist and interior designer Bob Richter was nutured on this aesthetic from early childhood. By age 6, he was rescuing antiques from the family home’s attic and learning the stories behind them. Other formative experiences of this Allentown native included a... »

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

As Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11—a national holiday since 1938—an ever diminishing number of U.S. service members being honored count among those forces that stormed five beachheads in northern France on D-Day. More than 150,000 Allied troops participated in the largest air, sea, and land invasion in history, helping to turn the tide against the Axis powers... »

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

A treasured substance once favored by Cleopatra and ancient Egyptian pharaohs remains a precious commodity today. Over thousands of years of cultivation, the harvesting of saffron has changed remarkably little: Three delicate red threads—the stigma of the crocus sativus—must be removed manually from each hand-picked crocus bloom. And it takes about 77,000 of these small pu... »

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Fall Foliage River Ramble

When nature presents a dazzling spectacle of autumnal color, take in the show with a leaf-peeping drive along the Delaware River. Start by heading south from Easton on Route 611—and immediately start thinking about fueling up with a breakfast stop at Mueller’s General Store and Kitchen. Located next to the canal towpath just a few miles from the city (but worlds away from ... »

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Long-awaited and much-anticipated, the relaunch of the dazzlingly renovated Billy’s Downtown Diner in Allentown once again brings the likes of The Cannoli Tower and The Pretzel Reuben to hungry local audiences. Of course, with a consistent menu (and pricing) at the flagship Bethlehem restaurant, opened in 2000, and an Easton locale added last year, all the familiar breakfa... »

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

In a state teeming with oceanfront diversions, the modest little borough of Point Pleasant Beach—not to be confused with the neighboring town of Point Pleasant—might be one of the best-kept secrets along the Jersey shore. With a mile-long boardwalk stretching next to the sand, this aptly named community is an ideal destination for families. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk supplies a... »

The Beam Yard at the Steel Club

The Beam Yard at the Steel Club

Fee-free Dining Membership puts an egalitarian spin on eating, drinking—and having fun—at the graciously gregarious Steel Club. WE LOVE An ample list of cross-cultural starters sends a brain-to-stomach message akin to “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Asian, Italian, Latin, and classic American flavors all promise gustatory gratification, and seasonal updates keep options f... »

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