It has been a long time coming, but after eight years of business and countless requests, Moya is finally doing brunch.

Jim Thorpe Moya Restaurant in Jim Thorpe, PADiehard enthusiasts and first-timers alike can expect a classic, Moya take on brunch where only the freshest ingredients meet Chef Yunda’s personal designs – not to be outdone by co-owner Stephanie Verme’s signature cocktails: Elderflower Martinis and Mango Mimosas, just for starters.

Having prepared food in Ecuador, Turkey and New York City, Chef Yunda and wife Stephanie have found their niche in the heart of Jim Thorpe, where consistent quality is credited to a chef who tediously oversees every dish that leaves his kitchen. They are proud to serve what they themselves would want to be served.

Here’s the menu for brunch. Check out their website for lunch and dinner.

In a quaint, Victorian town like Jim Thorpe, PA, brunch feels like a natural fit, but co-owner Stephanie Verme – the artist behind that special Moya vibe – has managed to achieve a particularly memorable dining experience, one in which elegant nuances blend seamlessly with a casual atmosphere: straightforward ingredients compliment each other, creating complex flavors; and where a spur-of-the-moment brunch gathering can turn into dinner reservations later that evening.

Jim Thorpe Moya Restaurant in Jim Thorpe, PAAnd so, without further ado, Moya will now be open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11-3 and 11-4, respectively, starting July 11. Reservations are recommended.

They can be reached at 570-325-8530. The restaurant is located directly across from the iconic St. Marks Church (you should check it out) at 24 Race Street, just up the street from the Train Station Visitors Center.

Sinister Rouge hosts a Bake Sale Friday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th, and Sunday, July 5th from 12pm – 5pm each day in front of the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 14 W Broadway in Jim Thorpe!

Proceeds will go towards helping The Something Beautiful Project, which allows us to deliver items handmade with love to cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment.  From skincare specifically for their skin after going through chemo and radiation and nourishing lip balms, to handmade hats, scarves, to books and handmade thank you cards to give out to those that help along the way, the goal is to send a little something beautiful to brighten their day.

They are accepting pre-orders to guarantee you get the goodies you prefer. :)  Just order through the link below and pick up any of the three days from 12-5pm.

Click here for pre-order info.

The items listed on the flyer are the items available for pre-order, not all of these items will be available for purchase the days of the bake sale as they will be made to order.  Items like the cupcake parfaits (cupcake cut into 1/3rds, layered with icing in a cup with a lid and spoon) will be available for purchase the days of the bake sale.

They are also collecting donations for the local animal shelters, accepting Purina Cat Chow Complete, Purina Dog Chow, towels, and blankets all three days in front of the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

If you have any questions or would like to know how else you can help out, contact us here.  If you know someone that should receive a gift package from The Something Beautiful Project, contact us here.

Jim Thorpe, PA hosts the 9th Annual Merchants and Neighbors Sidewalk Sale!  If you are looking for a great bargain, a fun shopping experience, or love to find hidden treasures, then come to Jim Thorpe’s historic Downtown District Saturday July 11 and Sunday, July 12, noon until five, rain or shine.

Sidewalk Sale Jim Thorpe PAMake a day of it – we suggest that visitors simply park behind the train station visitors center and stroll our tree-lined shaded streets that are steeped in history and local color.  Walk from the Train Station, past Hazard Square and head up roadway to the Old Jail on West Broadway.  Be sure to include Race Street and Opera House Square as well, and you’ll discover over 45 vendor tables or sites.

This two-day sale extravaganza is a bargain shoppers’ and junkaholics’ paradise, with merchants and neighbors filling their front sidewalks, driveways, porches, and side alleys with cool stuff household items, stuff from their attics, garages and basements to include antiques and collectibles, baked goodies, clothes, toys and small appliances with tons of treasures not to be missed.  Early holiday shoppers and bargain hunters most welcome!

SS1Along with the sidewalk sales, many of the downtown merchants will have special inventory reductions available this weekend.  Come for the day, stay for the weekend!  Our eateries, galleries, shops and accommodations are open as well (see the Jim Thorpe town website for info).

For information email June at jegaudreau@aol.com or call 570-325-8209.  Sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency, visit us at www.JimThorpe.org.

Looking for  Fun and Adventure and Yoga? Need to get away without traveling too far? Feel stuck in a rut? Is there is no time for just you?

Just show up and leave the fun, food and adventure to us. Immerse yourself in a weekend of yoga, meditation, healthy eating and biking on scenic trails on the outskirts of historic Jim Thorpe, PA, a destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Jim Thorpe Yoga RetreatTake a weekend to rejuvenate, unwind, and start (or renew) healthy habits. Begin your day with meditation for stress relief and peace of mind. Then energize with an invigorating yoga practice for all levels of experience. Fuel up at breakfast with Ayurvedic Ginger and Lemon Stewed Apples and Spiced Sweet Quinoa to prepare for a day of biking by the Lehigh River. And much, much more!

Who Should Come?
Those who love:
Exploring and hiking mountain trails.
More yoga and/or meditation in their lives, or would like to begin a yoga/meditation practice.
Time to unwind and be surrounded by nature to take a break from the stresses of life.
A bike ride along a converted railroad bed next to a scenic, winding river.
Staying at a cozy, Victorian guest house with a garden-like setting in recently renovated rooms.
Deliciously prepared, wholesome, organic food.

Jim Thorpe Yoga RetreatWhere?
Jim Thorpe, PA, is a beautiful and historic town, surrounded on three sides by mountains, with meandering streets, magnificent architecture, and cozy accommodations. It is just a short drive from New York and Philadelphia.

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27

For details and to book your spots – Click HERE

Looking for something to do in Jim Thorpe before Easter?  Join the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway for Easter Bunny Trains. The trains run on Saturday March 28, Sunday March 29, Friday April 3, and Saturday April 4.

All trains leave Jim Thorpe at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. All rides are approximately 70 minutes into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. The Easter Bunny will be handing out clear candy lollipops to children on all trains. Adults are $13, Children 3 to 12 years old are $9, Children under 3 ride for free.

Call 610-562-2102 for tickets and details or visit the LGSRY website.

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The four of us decided to skip out of town up a mere three miles up Route 209 and have dinner at Macaluso’s Restaurant, even though it was a Friday night and we didn’t have a reservation.

Macaluso's Restaurant Jim Thorpe PAHowever, we were greeted by a nearly-full parking lot, and then, going inside, we saw that the two dining rooms were full. What to do?

We decided to simply eat at the bar. Besides, we were starving and beers were necessary, too.

So we ordered a bit of a cross-section. One of us had a sausage sandwich and skamutz (a kind of Italian cheese), there were two meatball and skamutz sandwiches, and I went with an entrée, the Chicken Parmesan.

Macaluso's Restaurant Jim Thorpe PAMacaluso’s has been serving excellent Italian food since before Jim Thorpe had lots of restaurant choices and was really a trail-blazer in this regard. After all these years, it’s still the hangout of choice of local politicians and residents, and is an exceptionally pleasant surprise for visitors.

Not only was the food excellent – I set upon my chicken parmesan ravenously, meanwhile sipping a couple of brews (I noticed my friends did the same with their meatball and sausage sandwiches) but in the process, we had a great time at the bar and got to avoid the weekend rush in the dining room.

Macaluso's Restaurant Jim Thorpe PAAnd the bill for all four of us (including a couple of rounds) was only $90. That just doesn’t happen in the city.

Their website is really nice, too. Check them out at http://macalusosrestaurant.com.

Jim Thorpe is a great place for Valentine’s Weekend with all kinds of things going on. One of those things is that our many restaurants have special events prepared just for the occasion! Check here often for updates on the variety of places to go for your special Valentine’s getaway.Valentines Dinner in Jim Thorpe PA

Romantic Valentine’s Package at the Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 732-4343) Grab your sweetie and celebrate Valentine’s in one of America‘s most romantic towns!  Philadelphia Magazine voted Jim Thorpe, and the Inn, as their “Best Romantic Getaway” a couple of years ago.  Two night packages include lodging, a delicious gourmet Valentine’s dinner, complimentary bottle of wine and souvenir wine glasses, daily $7 breakfast voucher, taxes and gratuity and start at just $229 per person.  Optional massages and spa services available, too. February 13-15 or February 14-16

Stone Row Pub and Eatery (47 Race Street, Jim Thorpe, 570-732-0465) – Valentine’s 5-Course Dinner for Two: Tasty food + romantic setting + 2 options (2/13 & 2/14) = SHAZAM! Dinner includes a shared appetizer, cup of soup, salad, choice of entrée, dessert, tea or coffee. Vegetarian, vegan, allergen-sensitive options & special Valentine’s Cocktails are available. $65 Per Couple. Reservations strongly suggested. See website for details. Bonus offer: for those who “can’t get rid of the kids,” family seating is available on a separate floor, away from all the couples looking at one another with googly eyes.

Penn’s Peak Valentine’s Dinner Dance with Remember When (325 Maury Rd, Jim Thorpe, 866-605-7325) – Your evening begins with a delightful meal followed by the sounds of Remember When.   Ticket prices, which include show, meal, gratuity and applicable taxes, are $49 per person.  Entrée selections are Maryland Crab Cakes, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus.  All entrées are served with a cup of Italian Wedding soup, fresh garden salad, Chef’s choice potato, fresh seasonal vegetables, strawberry layer cake and choice of coffee, tea or fountain beverage.  Cash bar available. Saturday, February 14, 2015, doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Remember When 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Reservations are available through our Box Office at 866-605-7325 or by calling Deb Biege at 610-826-9663.

The Broadway Grille and Pub (24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 732-4343) Have a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the Broadway Grille on February 14. Enjoy a special gourmet Valentine’s dinner featuring surf and turf, filet oscar or lobster tail, all served with dinner salad, vegetable du jour, mashed potatoes, dessert and a complimentary glass of Champagne. Reservations highly encouraged.

Moya (24 Race Street, Jim Thorpe, 570-325-8530) Enjoy your Valentines dinner at Jim Thorpe’s most romantic restaurant. Our amazing chef takes great pride in creating you and your special someone a fabulous romantic dinner. Relax in our dimly lit elegant dining room. Featuring a regular menu with plenty of delectable dinner specials. Expect special martinis and an extensive wine and beer list. Reservations will be accepted from 5:00pm until 9:45 pm

Tony Stella’s Encore (66 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-4440) – After 35 years in the restaurant business, Tony Stella’s background is legendary, from the food to the service. Join Tony and his staff for an evening of love and romance. Complimentary roses for the ladies, phenomenal drinks, 40 beers, and the also-legendary absinthe. His award-winning 5-star menu and personal attention to you are from start-to-finish: treat yourself.


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