Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The new Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse in Allentown features a gourmet salad bar and slow-grilled meats carved table side by 'gauchos.'
The owners of The Melting Pot fondue restaurant in Bethlehem have added another unique dining experience to the Lehigh Valley restaurant scene with the opening of Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse at 2805 Lehigh Street in Allentown. Rodizio is located next to The Tilted Kilt at the site of what used to be a Bob Evans restaurant just off I-78. Rodizio features a gourmet salad bar and rotisserie grilled meats—including beef, pork, poultry and lamb—that are seasoned and slow roasted. After you visit the salad bar, return to your table where friendly "gauchos" bring steak and other roasted meat to you on a long skewer and carve it tableside. Each table setting includes metal tongs so patrons can grab the morsels as they are carved. Sausage, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Our weekly look of companies looking for workers.
Looking for a job? Each week, we look at places like Craigslist and Indeed to see who's hiring around Palmer and Forks Townships. This week's companies include Wells Fargo, Giant and Crayola. Aftercare Counselor Dock Worker Product Designer Lead Floral Associate Customer Sales/Service Rep Sales Associate (Part Time) Insurance Verifier Administrative Assistant Lead Teacher, Childcare Center School Age Teacher Dishwasher Prep Cook Bartender (Part Time) HVAC Repair/Maintenance Concrete Finisher Caregivers
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The new Beyond Cakes in Forks Township held a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday.
They came to meet and greet—and eat. Community business leaders, Forks Township officials and state Rep. Joe Emrick turned out Tuesday afternoon to welcome Beyond Cakes to the neighborhood. Owner Diane Hamilton took over the site from Antonella's Bakery about a month ago and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce decided to honor the new business with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting. But Hamilton provided the sweet reception. She offered up some of her tasty treats, including the numerous speciality cupcakes that make the business Beyond Cakes. Emrick presented Hamilton with a proclamation. He was joined by Forks Township supervisors Erik Chuss and David Billings and former supervisor C. David Howell. Beyond Cakes is …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Palmer and Forks townships.
With a steady decline in gas prices throughout April, the average price per gallon is nearly 45 cents lower than a year ago, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average this week is $3.508 for a gallon, down .7 cents from last week. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.425 per gallon, 3.4 cents lower than a week ago, 20 cents lower than a month ago and 44.8 cents lower than a year ago. The Pennsylvania average retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is also $3.463, down 2.7 cents from a week ago. Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is $3.56 per gallon at the Giant in Forks Township and $3.34 at the Wawa and $3.38 at the Giant and Weis in Palmer Township. If you spotted a …
Dorney Park opened Friday. You'll have to wait another three weeks for Wildwater Kingdom, which opens May 25. Here's info on discounted tickets.
1. Dorney Park in South Whitehall will be open on weekends only until May 25, when Wildwater Kingdom also opens. This weekend's hours are as follows: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2. Lehigh Valley residents get a discount on admission this weekend. According to Dorney Park's Facebook page, park patrons from Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Berks, Monroe and Carbon counties, can present their ID at the ticket booth this weekend (May 3-5) to buy up to four tickets at $25 per ticket. (Regular admission is $39.99 online to $49.99 at the gate, per ticket but there are junior/senior admissions and starlight tickets). Also, you can save money on Friday night admissions—and help raise money for …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place for the Combative Arts Institute in the Park Plaza at Sullivan Trail Friday night.
There's a new business opening up in Forks Township and it might not need much of a kick start. The Combative Arts Institute will get the grand reception from the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Friday night. Located in the Park Plaza at Sullivan Trail, the Combative Arts Institute will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony starting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A special seminar with the legendary Royce Gracie begins at 7 p.m. Gracie is the first UFC Champion and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend. The cost is $100 for the special two-hour seminar. Combative Arts Institute is a mixed martial arts academy specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts, MMA …
After three month-closure, fast food chain opens new Northampton Street location.
Say this much for Taco Bell: they work fast. At the end of January, the chain that it was closing its locations in Wilson and Allentown. The company said it was relocating its Allentown restaurant while demolishing and rebuilding the one in Wilson. On Wednesday, that Wilson location reopened, with cars packing its parking lot and drive through of the new building. Are you a fan of Taco Bell? Let us known in the comments.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The new Forks Township bakery replaces Antonella's on Sullivan Trail.
This is going to be one sweet reception. When Antonella's bakery decided to sell its business in mid-February, the Forks Township storefront didn't stay empty for too long. And Forks Township residents didn't lose a bakery either. Out went Antonella's and in came Beyond Cakes, which will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting Tuesday. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold the ribbon cutting with a welcoming ceremony at the bakery on 1700 Sullivan Trail from 5-7 p.m. and the ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The event is also sponsored by the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. Beyond Cakes offers all occasion cakes, pastries, cupcakes, danishes, breads, tomato pie and breakfast sandwiches. The bakery also …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Palmer and Forks Townships.
Low demand and lower prices for crude oil continue to drive gas prices downward, according to AAA’s fuel report. In Pennsylvania, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.490 per gallon down 6.2 cents from a week ago. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.459 per gallon, 6.3 cents lower than a week ago, 19.2 cents lower than a month ago and 46.6 cents lower than a year ago. Locally, the cheapest price is $3.36 per gallon at Wawa, $3.38 at Giant and $3.40 at Weis in Palmer Township and $3.60 at the Giant on Sullivan Trail in Forks Township. If you know of a better price, leave a comment. 4/23/2013 WEEK AGO YEAR AGO National 3.515 3.522 3.858 Pennsylvania 3.490 3.552 3.924 Bucks and Montgomery…
Charm & Beauty Boutique holding grand opening in Palmer Township Saturday.
Get ready for the ribbon cutting. Charm & Beauty Boutique is among the latest new businesses that will get the royal treatment, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced. Alison Miers, the chamber's vice president of Easton Initiatives, stated that a ribbon cutting will be held Saturday in Palmer Township for Charm & Beauty Boutique. Charm & Beauty Boutique will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 27, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The business, which is located at 2695-C Freemansburg Avenue, invites everyone to attend the event, which will be themed "Pink Ladies Sip & Shop." Free beverages, light cocktails and finger foods will be provided. There will also be games, make-up applications and giveaways. Charm & Beauty …