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Paul Kita

Paul Kita is a lifelong resident of Lehigh Valley, a James Beard award-winning magazine editor, and the author of two cookbooks, Guy Gourmet: Great Chefs' Best Meals for a Lean & Healthy Body and A Man, A Pan, A Plan: 100 Delicious & Nutritious One-Pan Recipes You Can Make Right Now!

The 10 Best Lehigh Valley Deli-Style Sandwiches

There’s something magical about a well-made sandwich. Whether it’s a creation as simple as a grilled cheese or as towering as a triple-decker club, sandwiches satisfy in a way few other foods can. And sandwiches have range. Which is why we had to set a few ground rules before we cultivated our list…

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13 Hours with a Lehigh Valley Food Truck

Tacos, gyros, funnel cakes, cupcakes—you name the food, there’s a Lehigh Valley restaurant-on-wheels serving it up somewhere. “Back when we started in 2017, I felt like beyond the vendors you’d see at fairs, there were only a few of us. Now there are so many food trucks around,” says Charlie Wehr…

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How I Made It: The Union Burger at Union & Finch

As part of our recurring series, we asked the creator of an iconic Lehigh Valley offer to tell us how they created it. Next up, the flagship burger from Union & Finch, a modern American bistro in Allentown. Co-owner Shahnaz Hanna tells the story to Paul Kita. My husband Ed and I lived in New York…

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Top Cupcake Bakeries in Lehigh Valley

Unlike pizza, burritos, and pancakes—cupcakes actually make sense as a delicious diminution. Cupcakes deliver all the flavor, fluffiness, and creativity of a full-scale cake, without the need for a plate, utensils, or a bottle of Pepto. The only real problem with cupcakes is that there are so many…

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The 25 Lehigh Valley Foods You Must Try

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, you know that there’s a smörgåsbord (that’s Pennsylvania Dutch for “buffet”) of delicious food to enjoy in Lehigh Valley. There’s only one problem: There’s too much delicious food to enjoy. So we took on the task of finding the most iconic…

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The Best Places to Walk in Lehigh Valley

Regardless of where you are in Lehigh Valley, you’re never far from a scenic walk. And depending on what kind of walker you are—whether you’re a leisurely stroller or an active adventurer—you’ll find plenty of paths amidst the area’s public parks, state forests, and college campuses. Perhaps the toughest challenge is figuring out which walk you’d like to try. To help you decide, we contacted the owners and employees of several Lehigh Valley’s walking and running outfitters.Here are their top picks for five great walks in Lehigh Valley…

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