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Bethlehem The Food & Drink Issue
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Taste the flavors of the season, and get out and try something new. It’s a great time to explore new places and revisit old favorites with a fresh view. S TA RT I N G O N
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Returning to Lehigh Valley roots: Lee Chizmar and Erin Shea.
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A food choice pantry at the heart of a local neighborhood: Northeast Community Center.
Performing arts outdoors: some highlights from this summer’s upcoming Musikfest and SteelStacks performances.
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great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING
getting better with age
social mission Our 2019 Social Mission Partner: Café the Lodge.
Our beloved city is in the running to receive a high honor: a World Heritage Site designation.
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THE FOOD & DRINK ISSUE
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P R E T T Y M U C H A N YO N E who knows me knows that, well…I love food. I love preparing it and watching it be prepared. I love learning about it—food history, unique ingredients, preparation techniques, and tools. I love poring through magazines and cookbooks with photographs full of mouth-watering dishes. Food represents so many things: comfort, culture, family, friends, science, art. In this particular Food & Drink issue, we lean pretty heavily into the “food as art” idea. Just leaf through this book and you’ll find bright, poppy pages full of tempting al fresco scenes and eye-catching dishes (that frankly, we wouldn’t blame you for cutting out and framing). Here in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley, we’re surrounded by an ever-growing landscape of beautiful and varied cuisine, and we invite you to use this book as your personal dining guide. In this issue we also visit one of the many food pantries in our area through which we can all help provide more food options for those who may lack access. Our summer “Giving Back” editorial tells the story of the Northeast Community Center (formerly Northeast Ministries), whose dedicated staff manages a thriving “choice food pantry”. This special model allows patrons to actively learn about
making healthy food choices for themselves and their families in a neatly organized setting, much like a small grocery store. And of course, you’ll read about our 2019 Social Mission Parter, Café the Lodge, where you can do good simply by eating well. It’s an incredibly rewarding part of this job to lift up our local businesses and organizations, to share their good (and delicious!) work on these pages, and to educate our readers about how to support those businesses and make a difference in this community. We’re proud to do it every day. As always, thank you for reading—and Happy Eating! KIERA WILHELM & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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For the love of the Plate.
Savor the summer! This is the summer to savor the tastes and flavors of our City! Throughout this issue, youâ€™ll see pages featuring deliciously colorful masterpieces that are an expression of flavor, culture, and creativity. Our foodie challenge is to use Fig to create your own restaurant tour and experience them all. You can feel good about supporting local restaurants, all while you toast, taste, and celebrate the delicious flavors of summer. Enjoy!
Worth it. The $25 Burger 100% American Wagyu grass-fed beef patty topped with sous vide pork belly, imported Stilton cheese, Chefâ€™s Tip: Chef Domenic Lombardo recommends you put this burger over the top by asking your server to add a fried egg. (P.S. you can add a fried egg to anything at The Mint!)
truffled baby arugula, roasted cipollini onions, and house-made curried catsup on a toasted brioche bun served with truffleparmesan steak fries
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Fish is Delish Jail Island Salmon fava mint puree, roasted romanesco cauliflower, charred asparagus, walnut romesco
Bubbeâ€™s Lox and Latkes pastrami-cured salmon, mini latkes, creme fraiche, white sturgeon caviar, micro-dill
Fun Fact: For Bubbeâ€™s Lox, Chef Christopher Kurtz sources premium quality farm-raised Atlantic salmon then cures and smokes it just like pastrami. The process takes four days!
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In 2019, Seasons won three gold and one silver medal at the prestigious Los Angeles County Fair International Olive Oil Competition.
Freshness, craftsmanship, and history—on tap. L O C A L O W N E R S of Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom, Tim Balshi & Soraya Aguilar, are at the top of the quality-focused olive oil world. In fact, fresh harvest oils from their mill in Spain, Almazara Andres Aguilar, recently won ten prestigious gold and silver medals at the 2019 L.A. County Fair and New York International Olive Oil Competitions. Tim and Soraya are passionate about sourcing and sharing their freshly made olive oil and aged vinegars with foodies, chefs, and
SEASONS AND MILLPRESS I M P O R T S (the company’s wholesale import operation) began in Bethlehem twenty years ago servicing the top speciality stores and restaurants with premium olive oil and vinegar products. Tim and Soraya first met in Bethlehem during high school in the mid-1990s when Soraya was an exchange student; however, its roots are entwined with Soraya’s family tree—or rather, the olive groves and family mill in Linares, Spain, that her family has tended for generations. She and Tim expanded the family business in the early 2000s as premium importers, and still provide wholesale olive oil to the nation’s
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focus on green fruit processing early in the harvest. Many olive oils available on the market
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In addition to olive oils & vinegars, Seasons offers seasonings, salts & gourmet kitchenware.
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are produced by crushing over-ripe olives, often creating a stale, greasy, and uninteresting product. Seasons creates their signature green oils by crushing their olives at night in early October, for optimum extraction conditions. The result is the most premium extra virgin olive oil one can make: huge aroma, with a harmony of tasting notes specific to olive oil— fruity, bitter, and pungent.
O P E N I N G T H E R E TA I L TA S T I N G R O O M in Bethlehem in 2009 was a logical step to share their passion and products, and they are thrilled to have become a part of the vibrant local food scene. “I love to see our customer’s faces light up when they
taste a fresh harvest olive oil for the first time,” says Soraya. “I also feel proud to offer a healthy product. It’s something that health-conscious communities are looking for: authentic and verifiable, high-quality food that keeps our bodies feeling good while adding exceptional flavor to almost any food.” 508 MAIN STREET
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Did You Know? Doughnut Love doughnuts are made from scratch, with fruit from local farms in and around Bethlehem. They are a mobile operation: visit their stand at Easton Farmersâ€™ Market, or check them out on Instagram @DoughnutLoveLV to find more locations around the Valley!
20 shows 150+ artists 2,000+ works 5 Years on Main Street!
A S W E C E L E B R AT E five years on Main Street in beautiful Historic Downtown Bethlehem, the team at Bethlehem House Gallery would like to thank the more than 150 artists who have exhibited over 2,000 pieces in our 20 shows since opening the Gallery doors. We value the Lehigh Valley communityâ€”especially our patrons, who have found new homes for over 1,000 pieces of original fine art and home furnishings over the years. We remain committed to innovative and inviting exhibits for the Lehigh Valley, and we thank you for your continued support! H O M E I S W H E R E T H E A R T I S A N D W E A R E H A P P Y T O O P E N O U R D O O R S T O YO U ! 459 MAIN STREET 610.419.6262 BETHLEHEMHOUSEGALLERY.COM
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Wildly Refined. Did you know? Chef Steve Kershner kicks off “Lobster Ramen Thursdays” at Twisted Olive this summer! (No one would blame you for making this a weekly habit.)
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Authentic: Lee Chizmar & Erin Shea WHEN LEE CHIZMAR returned to the Lehigh Valley after serving as chef of Great Bay, an upscale seafood restaurant in Boston owned by impresarios Michael Schlow and Christopher Myers, he was coming home to his Pennsylvania roots. But he and Erin Shea—front of house manager at Great Bay, Massachusetts native, and partner (in business and in life) with Lee—were both taking a leap: leaving their home in New England for the chance to create a new one. The Lehigh Valley was a place where, Erin says, “things seemed more possible.” In 2007, the couple opened Bolete, a farm-to-table restaurant in a 200-year-old farmhouse, with a menu—influenced by Lee’s training in San Francisco—celebrating the freshest
and finest local ingredients. Recognition and accolades have been outstanding: Lee was nominated by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for best chef, MidAtlantic region, in 2015. Just this year, the Beard Foundation named Bolete itself a semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant—an honor held by only 20 restaurants in the country. “It’s amazing,” says Erin, especially since it’s “a recognition of the whole restaurant,” and all the work and time and love their community brings to the table. Creative by nature, Erin and Lee wanted to expand their restaurant group with new cuisine types. That growth began with Mister Lee’s ramen bar in the Easton Public Market in 2016. Now, they’re opening their second
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concept there: Silvershell Counter, a New England-style clam shack and seafood market inspired by Erin’s south shore Massachusetts upbringing (think: quahogs!). And soon, they’ll be opening a second Mister Lee’s location on Bethlehem’s booming South Side. Fueled by possibility, creativity, and the strength of community—from the servers to the chefs to the dishwashers, and “the friendships we’ve made with people coming in for food”—Bolete has always been about family. (The couple brought both their newborn daughters home from the hospital to the apartment above Bolete, where they once lived.) “And that’s my favorite part,” says Erin. “The lives we’ve all built together.”
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Al Fresco Favorites! As the temperature rises and the days get longer, we want to spend as much time outside as we can. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor dining options in Downtown Bethlehem. Go ahead and use these
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pages as your personal guide to some of the delectable al fresco foodie spots for you to try this summerâ€”have fun eating your way through the list!
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WHO WE ARE The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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W H AT W E D O We aim to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem. JOIN US Have questions about the downtown, current events, or just curious about how to get involved? Visit getdowntownbethlehem.com. Find out about the benefits of being a member of the DBA by contacting Lauren at LaurenB@lehighvalleychamber.org.
Good To-Go! Rosemary-Thyme Chicken Paillard with smashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, baby carrots, homemade savory chicken demi-glace
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Crowded Kitchen Players presents “Topsy Turvy” at the IceHouse from June 7-16, 2019
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Artists make place and place makes artists IceHouse Tonight invites you to celebrate our Lehigh Valley artists and their latest creations. Make a night of it with dinner or after-show drinks at a nearby restaurant!
Summer 2019 Performance Calendar The IceHouse Tonight performance series looks forward to another great summer of music, theater, poetry, and so much more!
11 Tuesday Muse Poetry & Music Open Mic
12 Joe Keppel Magic Show
22-25 Basement Poetry
13 Lehigh Valley ‘Zine Fest
30 Tape Swap Radio
13 Poetry Night with Matt Wolf
31 South Side Film Institute
7-9 Crowded Kitchen Players
14-16 Crowded Kitchen Players
9 Tuesday Muse Poetry & Music Open Mic
13 Tuesday Muse Poetry & Music Open Mic
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.
Giving Back: Northeast Community Center THE NEWLY-NAMED Northeast Community Center has a meaningful mission: To assist the residents of the MarvinePembroke community of Northeast Bethlehem with basic needs and to empower them in attaining their highest potential, creating a unified community which supports and builds self-reliant and responsible individuals. The name is new, but the work is not. Founded in 1980 by the Bethlehem Council of Churches as Northeast Ministry, its name reflected its original religious connections. But in 1985, the organization transitioned to an independent social service agency— and while it maintains strong partnerships and still receives critical support from churches, there is no religious affiliation. “There’s a reason we chose to change our name to Northeast Community Center,” says marketing and development
coordinator Grace Young. “We’re an access point to everyone in the community, and they know they can come here and get the resources that they need.” One of the most vital programs of Northeast Community Center is its choice food pantry, where clients are able to select and “shop” for their own food in a neatly organized setting, much like a small grocery store. Managed by a team of hard-working staff and volunteers, the pantry serves the MarvinePembroke neighborhood, which is home to more than 2,000 residents, as well as the surrounding low-income communities. “We’re just a staff of five,” says executive director Paula Johnson, “but we have a great team of dedicated volunteers, and we could not do this work without them.” A unique aspect of the Center’s food pantry is its holistic approach—because it’s open
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every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon (plus one evening a month for people who work during the day), staff get to know the residents on a personal level, allowing them to connect residents to the Center’s numerous senior and youth programs, including a robust summer camp. The name change will also help counter the misconception that the residents of MarvinePembroke would rather live somewhere else. Paula points to a 2016 survey that showed over half of the residents said they would continue living there if given the option. “Everybody we talk to says that it feels like home,” she says, “and I think it has a lot to do with having a Community Center at its heart.” Learn more about the Northeast Community Center at neccbethlehem.org
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Did you know? Stefanoâ€™s restaurant has been family owned and operated in Bethlehem for over 34 years! It originated as Stefanoâ€™s Pizzeria on 2nd Avenue in West Bethlehem.
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Summer Sippers from the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
Designated an American Viticultural Area in 2008, the nonprofit Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is located in eastern Pennsylvania’s wine region. Their winery owners share one love…making great wine! Visit them for a tasting or special event and you’ll find out how their love ferments into the award-winning wines our region has become known for.
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health for men and women, also available online. Dr. Milspaw will serve as co-chair of the clinical foundations course offered pre-conference at the International Pelvic Pain Society’s meeting in Toronto this fall. She will be holding a 4-D Wheel Women’s Healing Retreat locally on June 30, and provides ongoing continuing education
through the Pennsylvania Bar Association on the topic of “Mindful Lawyering”. Sharing knowledge with the wider world, and with those dealing with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress in particular, is how the work of healing begins. “I find that the information in and of itself,” says Dr. Milspaw, “instills hope.”
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Everyone HAS A STORY BETHLEHEM NATIVE Kim Plyler’s story began in 1972 when she was a spirited eight-year-old, fighting with the Bethlehem Globe-Times to get the first paper route ever assigned to a girl. That’s when she met the Globe-Times editor, John Strohmeyer, who had just won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing that year.
“He said to me, ‘You got a fire in there, and you gotta write down what it is you want to do with your life.’ So I did. I said, ‘I’m going to go out and see the world and bring all my riches and experience back home and help my community.’ ” “It is vital that we share our stories to aid in the improvement of humanity”
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was a trial drug at the time—and here she was nine years later. With that kind of success, we informed her that we would reach out to the pharmecutical company to bring them on as a potential sponsor.”
which began as a podcast and now has turned into a screenplay, tells the story of four young women in the Navy who forge a lifelong bond after enduring and overcoming an unspeakable event in the U.S. Military as female recruits in U.S. Navy Boot Camp and A-School in 1987. “My own story first came out as a podcast, then a book, and now it’s a whole new process,” Kim says. “It’s the thing that gave birth to Master Your Story. “
Master Your Story With Sahl Communications TODAY, KIM RUNS SAHL COMMUNICATIONS, a public relations firm she created in 2009 that does brand reputation protection and crisis communication for businesses and individuals. This year she launched a new initiative—a natural outgrowth of her work—called “Master Your Story”. The program is designed to help clients discover and share their own meaningful narratives. “I truly believe that everybody has a story inside of them,” Kim says, “and if we can bring those stories out, it will improve humanity.” One recent example is the story of Andrea Czarnecki-Galgon, survivor of a double-lung transplant and author of Things I Learned While Waiting for the Hearse. “Andrea came in and realized that she was at a turning point in her career and asked us to rebrand her platform.” Kim explains. “The drug they used during her transplant
BUT MASTER YOUR STORY isn’t just a process for an individual writing a book—it’s for any person or business in the midst of a decisive turning point in their history.
Every Story Has a Turning Point KIM KNOWS THERE ARE decisive moments like the one CzarneckiGalgon experienced, because she experienced one for herself. Before the Master Your Story initiative was born, she went through a process of deep introspection with a strategist because she felt she was at a stagnant point with her business. Out of that process emerged a book that Kim, a Navy veteran, just published called It Wasn’t On Record: the Ashley Berg File. The book,
The process, which can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months, begins with a 90-minute exploratory strategy conversation and ends with a roadmap that includes the right media to fit the story, which could be a book, a podcast, a documentary—or even a trip to Capitol Hill to talk to a senator. “It is vital that we share our stories to aid in the improvement of humanity,” Kim says, “and it is my calling to make sure people know how to make that happen.” Learn more about stories that improve humanity—and how to master your own—at MYSmatters.com.
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IN 1893, ADAM BRINKER was the face of The Lehigh Valley Cold Storage Company. This Romanesque Revivalstyle building had the capacity to store more than 60,000 cases of eggs and produce 40 tons of ice daily. It remained a cold storage facility until the 1950â€™s. Flash-forward 67 years, Jefferson-Werner, LLC transforms the once frozen time capsule into an icy chic apartment complex amidst an area of evolving business and culture. The Brinker Lofts, opening in July, will house 30 apartments, a 3-story restaurant space, and an amazing open-roof courtyard. Call for your appointment today.
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Pancakes in a Parklet Seasonal Pancakes Lemon Ricotta with Blueberries, Birthday Cake, and Peanut Butter Cup. (Vegan options available!)
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Did you know? This summer, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal at Roasted in a Lehigh Valley Parklet! Roasted’s parklet will provide additional outdoor seating in a custom-made repurposed wooden structure—complete with benches, tables, and greenery—in the metered spots in front of the restaurant. The parklets are part of a Lehigh University Mountaintop initiative that aims to improve the pedestrian experience to create safer, cleaner, greener, friendlier, and more walkable communities.
Focusing on People, Communities, and the Planet SANDS CARES GLOBAL corporate giving program works behind the scenes in local communities with a mission that focuses on People, Communities, and the Planet. Here in Bethlehem, Sands Cares shares resources and talents for numerous events throughout the year. In preparation for summer 2019, 23 Sands Team Members came out to beautify the Greenway during the annual Southside Clean-Up event held on Saturday, April
13th. And as the school year ends, Sands Cares provides financial assistance to ensure each Donegan Elementary School student receives a nutritious breakfast during the Summer Program. Other programs focus on helping students retain and improve their reading and math skills, and invite special guest speakers to work on science projects. Sands Cares Team Members volunteer throughout the summer at various
events including Cops-N-Kids, Musikfest, and Victory House Dinners. And thereâ€™s something going on at Sands Cares all year long (volunteer hours exceed 3,000 yearly!) including clothing drives during the change of seasons, book collections that benefit local reading programs, annual food drives filling the shelves of area food pantries, a school supply drive that helps Donegan Elementary students kick off the new school year, and more. SANDS BETHLEHEM
Chelsey Melendez, LE Ashley Pane, PA-C
Dr. Cynthia Bartus
Julia Moyer, PA-C
We are dermatology.
Melissa Bready, PA-C
ITâ€™S WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE DO.
ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES, LTD has been providing exceptional dermatological services in the Lehigh Valley for over 40 years. Their Allentown, Bethlehem, and Pottsville offices offer state-of-the-art examination and treatment rooms for skin cancer treatment including Mohs surgery,
medical and surgical dermatology, phototherapy, superficial radiation therapy, and cosmetic dermatology. ADA is staffed by 10 highly-trained, board-certified dermatologists (including 2 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons) and 2 fellowshiptrained physicians specializing in skin pathology (dermatopathologists).
The team also includes 11 dedicated advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) and four licensed estheticians. Their practices are supported by an exceptional team of nurses, medical assistants, and a professional and friendly administrative staff.
Also committed to the practice of education, the physicians of Advanced Dermatology Associates have been teaching dermatology residents since 1991. Over the past 25 years the program has graduated more than 50 highlytrained dermatologists who practice across the United States and internationally.
Visit Their New Location! THE TEAM AT Advanced Dermatology Associates is excited to announce the launch of their brand new, expanded Bethlehem location. This relocated, updated space offers additional exam rooms, more medical providers, and the all new Valley MedSpa. The Valley MedSpa provides cosmetic procedures and treatments including HydraFacial MD, microneedling, facials, waxing, peels, microdermabrasion, and injectables. All cosmetic procedures at Advanced Dermatology Associates and Valley MedSpa are performed under the supervision of an on-site board-certified dermatologist.
BETHLEHEM PROVIDERS INCLUDE Dr. Anthony Gust; Dr. Josh Levin; Dr. Nektarios Lountzis; Dr. Cynthia Bartus; Julia Moyer, PA-C; Melissa Bready, PA-C; Ashley Pane, PA-C; Beth Bollinger, PA-C; Andrea Reich, MS, PA-C; and their newest licensed esthetician, Chelsey Melendez, LE. The entire team is ready to help with all of your skin needs. To learn more about Advanced Dermatology Associates, visit them at www.adaltd.com.
236 BRODHEAD ROAD, BETHLEHEM
Art Classes & Workshops
Make Your Mark. SUMMER 2019 SEMESTER
25 W. Third St. | Bethlehem, PA
AUGUST 1 - 11
S U M M E RT I M E I N T H E VA L L E Y can mean only one thing—MUSIKFEST! With hundreds of FREE performances, there’s something for everyone at the ‘fest, which was recently voted the #1 Music Festival in North
Amercia by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice!
G U S T E R I S P L AY I N G
A FREE SHOW!
11 HEADLINE SHOWS I N C LU D I N G W E E Z E R A N D T H E R E V I VA L I S T S !
FIREWORKS ON 8/11!
BRANDON “TAZ” NIEDERAUER
D O N ’ T M I S S T H E 1 6 -Y E A R- O L D guitar virtuoso who has wowed audience in Broadway’s “School of Rock”
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ‘FEST!
CHECK OUT MUSIKFEST.ORG
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF THE ‘FEST!
BLAST FURNACE BLUES FESTIVAL
P R E S E N T E D BY H I G H M A R K B LU E S H I E L D JUNE 28-30
THERE’S SO MUCH
This popular event has moved into the summer and is now completely FREE!
going on at SteelStacks this summer that we can list only a handful of the awesome events coming to the SouthSide. So here’s our Top 7 List, just in time for your summer planning!
LEVITT PAVILION STEELSTACKS
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, there are 50 FREE concerts!
Slingshot Dakota, Donna the Buffalo, The National Reserve, and 47 other amazing artists!
ALSO, DON’T MISS... ¡SABOR! LATIN FESTIVAL JUNE 21-23
LIVE COMEDY SHOWS every Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights!
LEHIGH VALLEY SOCCERFEST & V I E W I N G PA RT Y J U N E -J U LY
Come cheer for the USWNT as they defend their FIFA World Cup Championship!
AS WELL AS...
SOUTHSIDE SWING J U LY 1 8 - 2 0
SANGRIAFEST J U LY 1 3
This delicious event is best served over ice! Don’t wait to get your tickets though, it’s going to sell out!
COMEDIAN EMMA WILLMAN J U LY 7
You’ve seen her on Crazy ExGrilfriend, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and HBO’s Crashing.
VISIT STEELSTACKS.ORG FOR MORE!
Shake up Summer! Fruity Pebbles Shake Edge is bringing back your inner child this summer with a house-made vanilla ice cream shake topped with a Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies treat.
Did you know? At Edge, all shakes can be ordered “grownup style”, with the addition of the spirit of your choice. (Edge’s bartending team recommends a vanilla or cherry vodka to put this confection over the top!)
74 WEST BROAD STREET 610.814.0100
J E N N I FE R C E N E V I VA , A A M S ®, A D P A ® FINANCIAL ADVISOR
CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF SERVICE! “When I started at Edward Jones in 2009, I quickly learned that I had found the career and company that were perfect matches for me. Now, ten years later, I cannot imagine being anywhere else. The relationships that I have developed with my clients go far deeper than I ever could have known. I am truly grateful to serve an incredibly kind and compassionate group that has become like family to me.
Outside of my professional role, I enjoy giving back to the community and have served on several boards over the past ten years. Currently, I am the incoming President of the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District. Five years ago, my branch team and I relocated our office to Historic Downtown Bethlehem. I am grateful to be part of the energy, activity, and history of my hometown!”
Jennifer has the experience and vision to create a personalized plan that works for you. Reach out today to schedule a one-onone appointment and discuss what matters most: your goals. Congratulations, Jennifer!
83 WEST BROAD STREET 610.865.7959 EDWARDJONES.COM/JENNIFER- CENEVIVA MEMBER SIPC
Spread some JOY! J OY F U L S C R E AT E S C U S T O M G I F T B A S K E T S A N D PA R T Y FAV O R S F O R A N Y O C C A S I O N Each basket is uniquely designed and handcrafted for your recipient, group, or business. Whether it's to motivate, congratulate, say thanks, say hi, or wish wellâ€”a Joyfuls gift basket is sure to spread joy!
Joyfuls is thrilled to work with local Lehigh Valley small businesses, including these fabulous partners:
H I L LT O P C A N D L E hilltopcandle.com @hilltopcandle
TAY L O R M A D E COSMETICS taylormadecosmetics.com @taylormadepolish
Did You Know? A single nonpareil (French for “unrivaled”) contains approximately 589 seeds. At Josh Early, you can mix and match 10 different seed colors to customize them for your own special event!
Five Generations of Sweet Josh Early’s Famous Milk and Dark Chocolate Custom Nonpareils
BETHLEHEM: 3620 NA Z ARETH PIKE 610.865.0580 | ALLENTOWN: 4640 TILGHMAN STREET
Food with a View. Try something new, or revisit a favorite dish, but above all, enjoy dining at Historic Hotel Bethlehem this summer. Through the spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows of the indoor terrace, you can admire the views of Moravian Bethlehem (a National Historic Landmark District with buildings and history dating back to 1741!)—or head outdoors to the streetside patio, where you can take in the sights and sounds of a “Top 10 Main Street” as named by USA Today magazine.
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Chicago Stockyard Prime Grilled NY Strip Steak fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, cabernet demi-glace
East Coast Oysters with fresh rhubarb mignonette
Summer Strawberry Salad mixed baby greens, strawberries, shaved Doe Run Dairy St. Malachi cheese, pistachios, strawberry vinaigrette
Gluten Free Summer Flatbread mushrooms, leeks, goat cheese, sunf lower sprouts
437 MAIN STREET
I N TH E SO UTH S I D E A RT S D I STR I C T
THE SOUTHSIDE ARTS D I S T R I C T is the Lehigh Valley’s
home for art, entertainment, shopping, and dining. From our vast art galleries to our unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants and special events, the SouthSide Arts District is one of the most eclectic places to live, work, and play!
Learn more at SouthSideArtsDistrict.com or follow them on Facebook!
J U N E 7 TH , J U LY 5TH , AU G U ST 2 N D
Summer First Fridays On the First Friday of every month, the SouthSide Arts District comes to life, celebrating arts, culture, and music. Guests are invited to visit local art galleries, unique boutiques, salons, and shops, all while enjoying food and drink samples and specials. The evening also features homegrown concert series showcasing local musicians in many shops and restaurants of Third & Fourth Streets.
J U N E - AU G U ST
Screen on the Green J U LY 15TH – 21ST
Summer Restaurant Week A culinary experience across the world, right in your own backyard! Featuring more than 20 different restaurants showcasing cuisines from the far east of Asia, the deep heart of Italy, to the southern borders of Mexico, and more. Take your taste buds on an adventure a world apart, without the airfare.
The Sands is dedicated to SouthSide business growth.
In partnership with Community Action Development and Zoellner Arts Center, SouthSide Arts District welcomes families to Zoellner’s gorgeous gardens for a brand-new movie night series. Bring your popcorn and a blanket and join this fun, free event! Lawn games and entertainment will be provided. Movies start at sundown! June 14 Secret Life of Pets June 28 Harry Potter July 12 ET July 26 Nightmare Before Christmas August 9 Angry Birds August 23 The Wizard of Oz
J U N E 15TH
JUNE O C TO B E R
Sip & Slide Summer
Out to Lunch
COC K TA I L C R AWL
CO N C E RT SERIES
Summer has arrived! Celebrate with sidewalk sales, live music, and a delicious summer-themed Cocktail Crawl. Purchase your passport online or onsite at the SouthSide Arts District office at 324 South New Street to enjoy 10 different sample-sized cocktails from your favorite SouthSide restaurants and shops! Must be 21 to join the fun. Passports on sale now!
Take yourself Out to Lunch and enjoy a concert at one of SouthSide’s signature lunch restaurants in the SouthSide Arts District! Each month one restaurant will feature a musician every Friday to help you kick off your weekend. Enjoy delicious lunch specials, pop up vendors, and a free intimate concert to rock your lunch break.
Social Still 530 EAST THIRD ST
6/21 Seth Witcher Pop/Rock 6/28 Doug Kaetz Alt Rock/Pop Rock
Molly’s Irish Pub and Sports Bar FO U R T H A N D N E W S T R E E T S
7/5 Leah Fuls Country/Pop 7/12 Julie Williams Pop/Rock 7/19 Carter Lansing Alt Country/Alt Rock 7/26 James Whiteman Alt Rock/Pop
OC TO B E R 2 6TH
When the air turns brisk, it’s time to celebrate Autumn in South Bethlehem. The Festival will include live music, haunted storytellers, “Taste of SouthSide” wine & food passports, fresh produce and flowers, fall-themed family activities, and an Urban Pumpkin Catapult competition! Wee Ghouls and Goblins can come in costume to trickor-treat with SouthSide shops & vendors, and make sure you bring your appetite for the Lehigh Pizza “Eat A Wing” Competition!
On the Greenway
8/2 Joe Argese Folk/Classic Rock 8/9 Jay-T Pop/Rock 8/16 Chelsea Meyer Alt Rock 8/23 Plum Alt Rock 8/30 Not for Coltrane Classic Rock/Alt Rock/Pop
Fall for the SouthSide G R E E NWAY FE STI VA L
324 SOUTH NEW STREET
We only get better with age
The world is watching us. Thatâ€™s because Historic Moravian Bethlehem is poised to become a World Heritage Site. Thatâ€™s big. Very audacious. Being named a World Heritage Site puts us in the same league as national treasures like Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Canyon, and globally iconic sites such as the Great Wall of China, Acropolis, and Pyramids of Egypt. Historic Moravian Bethlehem is a masterpiece of human creative genius with culture, architecture, and design that are exceptional and have universal value to humankind. That is what the team that evaluates potential World Heritage Sites looks for, and weâ€™ve had it for centuries here in Bethlehem.
Building a town. (Literally) The 1741 Gemeinhaus on Church Street— the community house—was a home, church, infirmary, school, and workshops. It’s not only the oldest building in Bethlehem, but the largest surviving 1700s log structure in continuous use in the United States. A home for single women, a home for single men, and more followed.
The story, briefly Almost 275 years ago—in 1741, to be exact—a community of Moravians, a Protestant group from today’s Czech Republic, settled on the rich land near Bethlehem’s Monocacy Creek. But they had more in mind than farming: they were missionaries and amazing town planners.
They settled in. Then they began to build, making Bethlehem a phenomenon of extraordinary buildings, music, and values that were centuries ahead of their time. (More on that in a second). The Moravians built America’s earliest industrial park with a pottery, tannery, soap mill, wash houses, grist mill, oil mill, blacksmith shop, and brass foundry. Within six years, 35 crafts, trades, and industries filled that stretch of ground, and there were butchers, clockmakers, bakers, saddlers, and masons. And by 1762, the Waterworks—the first pumped municipal water system in America—was pumping fresh water for the entire town.
Then construction moved onto Main Street with an enormous church, a tidy apothecary (think drugstore), and an inn for travelers. Ten buildings became part of a National Historic Landmark District in 2012 and were officially recognized by the government for their outstanding historical significance. Two of these are singled out as National Historic Landmarks: the Gemeinhaus and the Waterworks.
Timeless community, ageless values: The true cornerstone While the town kept growing, it never outgrew its core Moravian values that were part of that 1741 journey. Moravians didn’t just construct buildings: they forged a value system that echoes down Main and Church Streets today. Moravians believed that people of all races, genders, and ethnicities should receive the same education and health care. Europeans, AfricanAmericans, and American Indians lived, worked, worshipped, and went to school together, and then were buried side by side. Think for a moment about the world in the mid-1700s and you’ll realize how radical some of these ideas were. And more than 275 years later, our society is still grappling with many of the same issues that the Moravians embraced from their first days here. These walls have stories. Come learn more about your local treasures.
View of the Colonial Industrial Quarter 74 WEST BROAD STREET 1.800.360.TOUR HISTORICBETHLEHEM.ORG
What sites are part of Historic Moravian Bethlehem? Along Market Street: • God’s Acre
Easy Historical Fact The cemetery got the best name: God’s Acre. One of the first things the Moravians did was choose some land and plot out a cemetery. They buried people by group (they called these groups “choirs”)—determined by age, sex, and marital status, not by family. Europeans, African-Americans, and American Indians are buried together side by side. All the headstones are the same size and lay flat on the ground to show that everyone is equal in death.
We are proving ourselves worthy. Historic Moravian Bethlehem—our special 14.7-acre community—is about to be an even bigger deal.
We took the first step when Bethlehem was nominated to the U.S. Tentative List—a list of exclusive sites from 1771 Dye House Ruin
Along Church Street: • 1741 Gemeinhaus, also an individual National Historic Landmark • 1744-1772 Single Sisters’ House • 1746 Bell House • 1751 Old Chapel • 1768 Widows’ House • 1803-1806 Central Moravian Church
which the U.S. selection committee will submit one to the World Heritage Commission per year. (“Tentative” sounds a lot less impressive than it is!) We already have a Moravian link. The Moravian town in Christiansfeld, Denmark scored a spot as a World Heritage Site a few years ago. Their universal values, architectural beauty, and town plan show that Moravian history has great value to the world. Stateside, we have an opportunity to create a heritage triangle. We’re just 70 miles from two other World Heritage Sites: the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall.
Colonial Industrial Quarter: • 1761 Tannery • 1762 Waterworks, also an individual National Historic Landmark • Archeological remains of the pottery, dye house, oil mill, tawery, and butchery
Central Moravian Church, Gemeinhaus, Bell House, Single Sisters’ House
We are researching what we need to do to get our town ready. We’re busy making the improvements we need to give visitors the world-class experience that’s been over 275 years in the making.
Don’t just see it. Experience it. Sure, you’ll get a sense of history walking down Church Street or strolling through God’s Acre or nibbling on a Moravian cookie in the Visitor Center. But don’t stop there! Take a guided tour or indulge in a special event like Design After Dark
(every Friday after work) or take in fun family activities (like making cameras or listening to stories). Or wander through the Colonial Industrial Quarter to see old buildings or hike out to Burnside Plantation, a real farm, just a 15-minute walk from downtown. And you’ll definitely want to come back for the Christmas holidays to take part in traditions that date back centuries. How many towns can say that? And with a World Heritage Site designation on the horizon, we’ll be opening even more doors to our past.
Single Sisters’ House, Bell House, Old Chapel
Historic Moravian Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District nominated to the U.S. Tentative List in December 2016 Learn more at HistoricBethlehem.org
A Rare Treat Chefâ€™s Tip: Chef Justin Cogan recommends ordering this dish rare. Once the tuna is seared on the outside, itâ€™s finished with a charred sweet soy sauce, resulting in a perfect combination of temperatures, textures, and tastes.
306 SOUTH NEW STREET
Fresh Seared Tuna red curry couscous with tomato and edamame, edamame puree, mango ginger coulis
2 0 1 9 S O C I A L M I S S I O N PA R T N E R
Café The Lodge AT F I G , we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. We believe in the mission of Café The Lodge—our 2019 Social Mission Partner. Please consider supporting and surrounding them this year. W I T H D E L I C I O U S , freshly prepared food and a tranquil terrace in the back (perfect for summer dining!), one might forget that Café the Lodge in South Bethlehem is also a hard-working nonprofit that employs and empowers up to 18 individuals with mental health diagnoses. Through the café, employees practice skills for independent living and competitive employment in the community.
At Café the Lodge, Chef Allen Singer has created a mouthwatering breakfast and lunch menu, with special items rotating daily. Breakfast choices include omelettes, pancakes and French toast dishes, egg sandwiches and wraps, baked goods, oatmeal, fresh fruit, and more. For lunch, the café’s menu features homemade soups, quiche, salads, and creative sandwiches (they are known
Valley-wide for their grilled Cuban sandwich with sliced pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and garlic aioli). Isn’t it great you can support the good work of Fig Bethlehem’s 2019 Social Mission Partner simply by going out to eat? The only hard part is deciding what to choose. Head over to Café the Lodge and do good simply by eating well.
427 EAST FOURTH STREET
The Art of Having Fun Color Me Mine is a family-friendly, pet-friendly paint-your-own pottery and art studio located on the SouthSide of Bethlehem, where you can discover the Art of Having Fun! Color Me Mine can tailor any event to your needs. Just ask! WALK-IN PAINTING • RESERVATIONS FOR LARGER GROUPS • BIRTHDAY PARTIES (FOR ALL AGES!) • BRIDAL SHOWERS • BACHELORETTE PARTIES • SCOUT TROOP PROGRAMS • FUNDRAISERS • SUMMER CAMP • TO-GO EVENTS • CUSTOM WORK 25 EAST THIRD STREET 610.791.2228 LEHIGHVALLEY.COLORMEMINE.COM MON-WED 11AM TO 6PM AND THUR-SAT 11AM TO 9PM, AND SUNDAY 12PM TO 6PM
Crochet Coral Reef FROM MARGARET AND CHRISTINE WERTHEIM AND THE INSTITUTE FOR FIGURING
BORN ON THE coffee table of Australian twin sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim, the Crochet Coral Reef has become one of the largest community art projects in the world. The Reef is an ever-evolving archipelago of crocheted woolen installations, begun in 2005 as a response to the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. The Wertheims are the founders of the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based initiative dedicated to
September 12 – December 8, 2019
Margaret and Christine Wertheim are participating artists in the 58th Venice Biennale from May-Nov 2019
the realization of abstract mathematical and scientific concepts through material play. The project has engaged a worldwide community of makers, spawning satellite reefs in Chicago, New York, London, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Capetown, and other locations. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to experiment with hands-on hyperbolic construction, and to contribute to the Lehigh University Satellite Reef!
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES 420 EAST PACKER AVENUE 610.758.3615 LUAG.ORG HOURS: TUESDAY 11AM - 7PM, WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 11AM - 5PM. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 12, 5PM, BAKER HALL, ZOELLNER ARTS CENTER
The Cat’s Meow Owners Carrie and Mark Did you know? Sleepy Cat was the “Fur”st Urban Winery to open in Eastern Pennsylvania!
Gerencher encourage you to have fun blending their wines! They recommend mixing Pawsitively Peachy and LB’s Blueberry for a unique glass of wine they call the “Blue Peach”.
1840 WEST ALLEN STREET, ALLENTOWN 610.351.2500
131 North Washington Avenue 570.871.4179 barpazzo.com Bar Pazzo is a locally owned, rustic style Italian restaurant led by Chef John Tabone. Featuring an open, energetic kitchen where guests can watch their meals be prepared from start to finish, it’s a casual dining atmosphere perfect for lunch, a dinner date, or a special family occasion. Bar Pazzo’s chef-driven concept is stubbornly simple: they pride themselves on using the freshest available ingredients, combined with regional Italian cooking techniques. They do everything “in house”, including pizzas from their two Mugnaini wood fired ovens, salumi, breads, pastries, gelato, and more.
Hello Scranton! is in the midst of a revival! In the past 10 years, Scranton’s downtown has undergone a commercial, architectural, and cultural revitalization. Residential conversion of historic buildings has brought more people living downtown than ever before, and commercial spaces are being reimagined as mixed-use spaces for residents and visitors.
With its fantastic dining options, diversity, walkability, and a vibrant arts scene, Downtown Scranton draws hundreds of thousands of people each year with events like First Fridays, The Scranton Jazz Festival, Italian Festival, and Broadway in Scranton. Located two hours from Philadelphia and New York City and just one hour from Bethlehem,
Photos by Jesse Faatz
Scranton is the epicenter for Northeast Pennsylvania, with easy access to the interstate and turnpike.
Visit Scranton this summer—come say hello, and see for yourself!
320 Penn Avenue 570.457.5800 av-restaurant.com AV Restaurant offers a seasonally driven, Italian-inf luenced menu featuring grilled, braised, and roasted meats, fresh seafood, house made pastas, and locally sourced produce, created by Chef Patrick Quinn. Additionally, AV features a carefully curated wine list representing every major wine producing region of the world, turn-of-the-century and contemporary cocktails, and a large selection of local and imported craft beers. With its soaring 15’ ceilings, exposed brick walls, and candle lit dining room, AV offers a warm, convivial atmosphere to everyone from the solo diner to large groups celebrating a special occasion.
The Peculiar Slurp Shop
307 Penn Avenue 570.800.1900 peculiarculinary.com Husband-wife team Gene and Miranda Philbin started Peculiar Culinary back in 2012 by hosting pop-up dinners and catered events around the Northeastern PA area.They added a food truck in 2015 (which was a frequent visitor to the LV!), and after a couple of television appearances on the Food Network and CNBC, they decided it was time to open their first “brick and mortar” shop in 2018. Their menu consists of Asian-inspired noodle bowls such as the Pork Belly Shoyu and Lemon Shio w/ Chicken Katsu, a new Poke menu, bao buns, and daily features—plus imported Japanese sodas and teas, local coffee and honey soda, a full craft beer selection, and sake, wine, and cocktail menu.
305 Penn Avenue 570.955.0077 Owner Amanda Banta opened Wandering Hen with a desire to provide Scranton and the surrounding communities with a unique breakfast and lunch dining experience not found anywhere else in Northeast PA. Using only the finest ingredients and best local food available, Wandering Hen sources sustainable ingredients from farmers—providing guests with the most nutrient-dense produce and humanely-raised proteins. The team at Wandering Hen looks forward to meeting you soon, with thanks for your support!
Electric City Bakehouse
314 Penn Avenue 570.909.7268 electriccitybakehouse.com Electric City Bakehouse is a modern cakery specializing in deliciously innovative designs. Because they customize your cakes and cupcakes based on your unique needs and style, Electric City can create a cake or cupcake buffet for any size party. With f lavors such as Maple Bacon, Red Velvet, Fruity Pebbles, Lemon Thyme, Southern Banana Cream Pie, S’mores, and more—there’s something for everyone!
At River Valley Waldorf School our children learn by doing—in a tech-free and nature-based environment. From pre-K through 8th grade, our Waldorf-trained faculty nurtures the individual spirit of each child with compassion and respect. We educate the whole child through creativity, activity and purpose—preparing self-confident, independent thinkers who are culturally aware, socially responsible and globally conscious.
It’s not too late to enroll for September. We’re currently accepting applications for Pre-K through 8th grade. To learn more or to schedule a visit, call admissions at 610.982.5606 or email email@example.com.
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road • Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 • 610.982.5606 • rivervalleyschool.org
HYPERLOCAL FRESH PRODUCE is the year-round standard rather than the exception at Garden Spot Village. The community’s state-of-the-art Aeroponic greenhouse allows Executive Chef Michael Pezzillo to use ultra-fresh herbs in his recipes. Greenhouse-to-table literally takes minutes when salad greens are harvested mid-morning and served at noon. “Quality, fresh ingredients make all the difference,” Chef Michael explains. “Garden Spot’s on-site greenhouse opens possibilities for a year-round, seasonal
and sustainable menu. Plus, the carbon footprint for fresh produce in February is minimal when our lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach only travel 2,700 feet instead of 2,700 miles. In the summer we partner with Lancaster County farmers to source additional seasonal produce like corn, beans, and asparagus.” Your best meals have yet to be enjoyed. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Garden Spot Village’s award-winning restaurants today. Read more: gardenspotvillage.org/ aeroponic-greenhouse
433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND 717.355.6000 GARDENSPOT VILL AGE.ORG
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on Jun 4, 2019
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...