Easter in the Valley!


Have an egg – cellent Easter at these spots!

Easter is only a few days away! Easter Sunday is for celebrating with friends, family, and food. The Lehigh Valley is serving up ham, lamb, potatoes, brunch, seafood and other Easter treats. Here are some restaurants in the Valley that are serving special meals for the Holiday! Reservations are recommended for these most note worthy egg – cellent restaurants!

The Borderline Family Restaurant in Bethlehem is serving up baked Virginia Ham, oven – roasted chicken, and baked haddock. Also, whipped potatoes, baked ziti, green beans, and whole baby carrots from noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call 610 – 419 – 3715 for reservations.

Buddy V’s Ristorante in Bethlehem will be serving up some Easter specials including strawberry and avocado salad, braised lamb shank, seafood ravioli, and carrot cake. Prices vary for the specials. Call 484 – 777 – 4283 for reservations.

The Dime in Allentown will feature brunch with baked goods, a smoked salmon platter, made to order omelets and pancakes, eggs Benedict, smoked ham, and more. Call 484 – 273 – 4010 for reservations.

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar in Allentown will be serving up a buffet with prime rib, maple glazed ham, turkey breast, omelet and pasta stations, quiche, seared salmon, whipped sweet potatoes, carrot cake, and more. Call 610 – 433 – 3535 for reservations.

Copperhead Grille in Allentown and Upper Saucon Township will be serving up brunch with Easter ham and cheese empanadas, short rib and horseradish cheddar omelet, bananas Foster french toast, crab eggs Benedict, and bottomless bloody Marys and mimosas. You can make reservations at Copperheadgrille.com.

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SouthSide Art & Music Festival

SouthSide art

SouthSide Art & Music Celebration

April is right around the corner! The SouthSide Arts & Music Festival features two days, April 20th & 21st, of live entertainment, music, and visual art. The festival centers around SouthSide Bethlehem’s restaurants, shops, and galleries for attendees to stop in and see what SouthSide has to offer!

The festival will have over 30 musical acts over the two-day art extravaganza! The live performances will be held at venues in SouthSide which include Color me mine, Domaci, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, and Soto Santi. ArtsQuest is partnering with Lehigh Valley Underground this year to showcase the musical talent of the Lehigh Valley. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the following fantastic artists that will be performing – Mike Mains, Mr. Sipp, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Novel Ideas, and Delta Rae. The musical performances have something for everyone! Pop artists, country singers, indie bands, and rock performers will all be on the stage.

Along with fantastic music and beautiful art, there will also be plenty of food at this event! The food trucks and vendors have you covered. Festival attendees can snack on appetizers at the Musikfest Cafe, try different imported beers and wines at Mike and Ike Bistro, and get their grilled cheese fix at the Fud Truck at the Banana Factory. The event will run from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM on April 20th and from 2:00 PM – 11:30 PM on April 21st. You can check out the musical lineup, free art and music, and the fee-based art activities here.

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Lehigh Valley’s Scenic Parks


Field of pink and white tulips by the mountain

Check out these vibrant parks in the Lehigh Valley

It’s officially Springtime! That means warm weather, blossoming flowers, and outdoor activities. The Lehigh Valley boasts many picturesque parks, rivers, and trails for people to enjoy on a beautiful day!

One of the Lehigh Valley’s most well-known gems is the Allentown Rose Gardens. The Rose Gardens features a beautiful variation of flowers, stunning backdrops for wedding and prom photographs, and a 1.3-mile loop with ten wellness stations. Across the street is another lovely park, Cedar Beach Park. The park has basketball courts, volleyball courts, a playground, and most noteworthy, Cedar pool. Furthermore, Cedar Beach is also the host of special events and festivals during the summer and spring. Lehigh Valley runners and outdoor enthusiasts can spend sunny days at the Leigh Parkway which is off of Lehigh Parkway E, Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Lehigh Parkway S, Park Dr, and S Jefferson St. In addition to being a beautiful spot for runners to take in the sights, The Lehigh Parkway hosts many 5k walks and runs and it also features picnic spots, disc golf, fishing, and more than 6 miles of trails to follow. You can find out more information about all of the beautiful parks in the Lehigh Valley here.