Lenora Dannelke, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Carl’s Corner

Carl’s Corner

A Bethlehem bedrock of casual cuisine since 1991, Carl’s Corner earned an avid following that was attracted equally by friendly hospitality and generous steak sandwiches, subs, and other informal fare favorites. Cindy and Matthew Weintraub, along with the four teenagers that comprised their blended family, counted among these dedicated followers— until serendipity prompted... »

Marie Tambasco: An Extraordinary Example of Motherhood

Marie Tambasco: An Extraordinary Example of Motherhood

During a lifetime that stretched from 1905 to 2001, Marie Tambasco was witness to a period of history that brought astonishing changes to nearly every aspect of existence. However, this Shenandoah native was usually far too busy with her natural calling to take much note of the evolving world outside the anthracite coal-mining community in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County.... »

What’s Cracking with the Young Chefs Academy

What’s Cracking with the Young Chefs Academy

Give your kiddo a stirring experience—one that also encompasses chopping, kneading, and baking—with action-packed supervised cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy (YCA). Interactive instruction in an energized environment develops confidence and sparks creativity as children develop life-long culinary skills. From learning to crack and separate an egg to making a roux for... »

Best I Ever Had: Fried Mozzarella at Copperhead Grille

Best I Ever Had: Fried Mozzarella at Copperhead Grille

Anecdotal evidence indicates comfort foods may alleviate stress. And Fried Mozzarella—the most-ordered appetizer at Copperhead Grille— offer a transcendently delicious remedy to tension, regardless of origins. Ooey-gooey mozzarella encased in golden crunchiness nurtures the spirit, and contrasting textures captivate the tongue. Still skeptical? Catch a YouTube demo of co-o... »

Springtown Inn

Springtown Inn

Countryside Continuum The Springtown Inn fairly glows with a heritage halo. Located in a picturesque village, the Springtown Hotel was constructed in 1830 and has remained in continuous operation through the present, albeit with periodic changes in hands (and a slight change in name) over nearly two centuries. Wide plank floors invite guests to tread across history, from t... »

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

COME OUT AND PLAY Once upon a time, golf was a weather-contingent sport. Fortunately, technology enables The Sweet Spot to sidestep disagreeable playing conditions through immersive augmented reality. Prestigious Pebble Beach counts among the 84 international courses offered in a comfy indoor environment furnished with five TopGolf Swing Suite simulator bays, each of which... »

What’s in Your Creel?

What’s in Your Creel?

Preparing Freshwater Trout With Chef Shawn Doyle Of Savory Grille Whether the catch du jour is rainbow, brown, or brook—Pennsylvania’s state fish—it’s all trout and it’s all delicious. And Chef Shawn Doyle can reel off plenty of other attributes to get you hooked on this local favorite. “What most people like about trout is the fact that it’s very clean and doesn’t have a ... »

Best I Ever Had: Garden Herb Grilled Cheese at Barn (House & Barn)

Best I Ever Had: Garden Herb Grilled Cheese at Barn (House & Barn)

Surveys attest to grilled cheese ranking as America’s top sandwich—and why not? Toasty golden bread oozing cheesy goodness offers quintessential comfort, and the Garden Herb Grilled Cheese at Barn (the rustic sister of the House & Barn duo) elevates this childhood staple to gourmet fare.  Buttered slices of egg-enriched French brioche arrive packed with layers of house... »

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... »

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