Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Basketball, beer, wings and slam dunks! It's time for March Madness and the NCAA Tournament—here's where to catch all the games.
When it comes to March Madness, the best place to watch the NCAA Tournament besides your couch can be answered in two words: Sports Bar. And for residents of Forks Township, the best bet is Big Woody's, the sports bar on Sullivan Trail. It's a great place to watch any major sporting event or to catch numerous events at one time. If you live in Palmer Township, it might be easier to trek on down Route 248 to Buffalo Wild Wings, the sports bar near Wegmans in Lower Nazareth Township. The eatery features tons of TV screens and plenty of choices for some of the best wings in the area. Two other places worth mentioning are: For those watching at home, you're going to need to stock up on food: hot dogs, hamburgers, Brats, chips, beer and booze …
Friday, January 4, 2013
It's playoff time for the 2012 NFL season and we have the TV schedule so you can catch the action
The Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers are out of the running, but there's still plenty of NFL action left this season. Here's the full playoff schedule. There are plenty of places to watch these games in Forks and Palmer Townships. Big Woody's on Sullivan Trail in Forks is a perfect place. Add a note to our comments section below and let us know the best local bar or neighborhood hangout to watch the games.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Nine local restaurateurs and burger connoisseurs will duke it out for the title of "Best Burger in the Lehigh Valley" on Aug. 18 at Green Acres Outdoor Living in Lower Nazareth Township.
Carnivores UNITE! ... on Saturday. "Battle of the Burgers," hosted by Green Acres Outdoor Living in Lower Nazareth Township, will pit nine local restaurateurs and burger connoisseurs against one another for the title of “Best Burger in the Lehigh Valley." But there's a little more depth to "Battle of the Burgers" than secret ingredients. Green Acres will donate all proceeds from the event to the Allentown Rescue Mission. For more than 100 years, according to a press release, the Allentown Rescue Mission has been a place where men have begun to experience restoration with God, their families and their communities. According to www.allentownrescuemission.org, the mission's programs aim to end homelessness one person at a time and in some …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors was informed that FEMA will award the township $12,663 to pay for damages related to Tropical Storm Irene.
Forks Township is getting money back from damage suffered during Tropical Storm Irene. The Forks Township Board of Supervisors has been informed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which handles national disasters, will pay the township $12,663 for damage it suffered during Tropical Storm Irene. Finance Director Jim Farley said he recently received the check from FEMA that will be used to offset expenses incurred by the storm, which ripped through the East Coast last August. The township incurred $18,000 worth of damage from Tropical Storm Irene, Farley said. "For recovery, the amount we're getting back is pretty decent," he said. Irene wreaked havoc for Forks and Palmer townships, the Lehigh Valley and the East Coast, but…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Big Woody's is the winner of this week's readers choice poll on French fries
Big Woody's Sports Bar and Grill is the top choice of Patch readers in Palmer and Forks townships when it comes to getting delicious French fries. The restaurant won this week's poll with seven out of a total of 13 votes cast. Two other eateries each got three votes: Remember, you can always post a review of any local business on Patch. Our next readers choice poll begins Monday when we'll ask you to tell us which local florist is your favorite.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Big Woody's in Forks Township is reopening after nearly three months of repairs due to a sinkhole.
Friday, November 18, 2011
After a massive sinkhole opened up behind the Big Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill on Sullivan Trial in August, the business closed for repairs and renovations until today. Besides pulling the business out of the sinkhole, the restaurant also added more TVs, including two new projector big screens. After Hurricane Irene, all the businesses in the strip mall where Big Woody’s is located had to close. Jasmine, Ivy Cleaners and SuperCuts reopened in September, but Big Woody’s required more work. Zoning Officer Tim Weiss said that more than 200 yards of concrete had to be poured under the building to fill the void left by the sinkhole. According to its website, on Saturday the Hawk, 99.9 will broadcast live at Woody's from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Forks Township sports bar KO'd by sinkhole damage.
The wait for Big Woody's to reopen will be a little longer. Forks Township officials said that it may be another month before the sports bar and grill reopens its doors following sinkhole damage caused in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. While Jasmine, Ivy Cleaners and SuperCuts reopened their businesses a little more than a week ago, Forks Township manager Richard Schnaedter said the forecast for Big Woody's is calling for sometime in late October. Zoning Officer Tim Weiss said work still remains at Woody's before it gets a clean bill of health. "The building is going to be in good shape," Weiss said. "It's just a matter of time." Weiss has visited the site at 1855 Sullivan Trail several times since a water line ruptured on Aug. 28, …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Big Woody's remains closed but Ivy Cleaners, CC Wireless, Jasmine Restaurant and Supercuts get OK.
It has been nearly three weeks since a water main break and sinkholes shut a group of businesses at 1855 Sullivan Trail, but now Forks Township has given permission for all but one to reopen. Ivy Cleaners is open once again after the municipality gave the okay for it and the other businesses to reopen. The building, which also houses Big Woody's Sports Bar and Restaurant, was closed on Aug. 28 following a water main break and subsequent sinkholes at the rear portion of the restaurant. According to township zoning officer Tim Weis, the businesses were deemed safe to reopen as of Tuesday. But Big Woody's, which sustained the majority of the structrual damage, remains closed as repairs continue. "We gave the okay to turn on the gas and …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Sullivan Trail sports bar remains closed nearly two weeks after huge sinkhole opened up behind establishment.
Are you ready for some football? Justin Marcks is, but the general manager of Big Woody's Sports Bar and Restaurant said the Forks Township business, sunk by a sinkhole shortly after Hurricane Irene, won't be ready to open Sunday. "I'm really bummed," he said of the closure. "It's one of the worst disasters of my life." Marcks is the son of the restaurant chain's owner. Big Woody's was among the five businesses in the plaza at 1855 Sullivan Trail near Ace Hardware shut down by a massive sinkhole that developed when Hurricane Irene swept into the region two weeks ago. Signage posted on the front of some of the businesses say the closures are due to “structural damage." Marcks, who also serves as the general manager of the Big Woody's in …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
One week after massive sinkhole opens up repairs are incomplete.
One week after a massive sinkhole opened up behind the Big Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill, businesses in the Sullivan Trial strip remain closed. Signage outside the Supercuts says the business remains closed due to “structural damage”. Workers have been working to repair a water line that ruptured on Aug. 28 causing a sinkhole to open up at 1855 Sullivan Trail, right behind Big Woody’s. The five businesses located in the lot, including Big Woody’s were shut down by the township and gas lines were cut off. It is not believed that Hurricane Irene was to blame for the water line rupture. On the website for Big Woody’s, officials for the four-chain restaurant posted an announcement saying the location won’t be open until further notice. The …