Lenora Dannelke, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Owowcow

Owowcow

When the weather demands ice cream therapy, an Owowcow shop offers deliciously restorative treatments. Diverse offerings come in cups, cones, floats, shakes, sundaes, and other enticing forms. Although multiple factors help distinguish these frozen confections, a primary component that sets apart this regional brand is quality ingredients—mainly local and organic, such as ... »

Get Fresh: Newhard Farms Corn Shed

Get Fresh: Newhard Farms Corn Shed

Zukes, cukes, peppers, and tomatoes are all perfectly respectable summer crops, but let’s face it: The star of this season’s produce show is sweet corn. And whether your on-the-cob consumption style is delicate a nibble or an uninhibited gnaw, nothing brings the juicy gusto like premium quality ears from Newhard Farms. Joel Newhard, who operates the fifth-generation Ruchsv... »

Best I Ever Had: Red Stag Tots at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

Best I Ever Had: Red Stag Tots at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

Thanks to Executive Chef Jill Oman, all-American tots have claimed a prominent spot among the British Isles-style starters at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. While a significant crunch factor contributes to the success of this recent cross-cultural menu addition, what sets them apart is what’s inside: An array of rotating fillings, with one variety featured each day, gives these ... »

Spinnerstown Hotel

Spinnerstown Hotel

When the going gets tough—like when a worldwide pandemic temporarily disrupts in-house table service—the tough don a bandana face mask and head outside to fire up the smoker. Chef Nate Weida completes his Western-wear ensemble with a plaid shirt and vintage cowboy hat, looking every inch the culinary cowboy hero as he spends long hours infusing oak and fruitwood fragrances... »

What the Heck is Deckle?

What the Heck is Deckle?

Buzz in when you recognize a premium food: Truffles (ding!), caviar (ding!), foie gras (ding!), deckle (silence). Obviously, the unfamiliar deckle of beef could use some image improvement. Even its formal anatomical designation, spinalis dorsi,adds not one scintilla of cachet to the cut. “It’s not a marketable name,” concedes Corporate Chef Christopher Heath of Paxos Resta... »

Best I Ever Had: Strawberry Dream French Toast

Best I Ever Had: Strawberry Dream French Toast

at Griddle 145 Strawberries grab your attention with a flavor that fairly screams “summer!”—regardless of season.For a premium experience of these bewitching berries, Griddle 145 is about to give their beloved Stuffed Brioche French Toast a design update that preserves all the original components. For the foundation of the dish, Chef/co-owner Taylor Eisenhard chooses brioc... »

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 Facebook demo of co-... »

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