There are many wonderful places to explore off exit 308 of Interstate 80 in the Poconos. On the May edition of Eye on the Poconos, we visit one of them which just opened up in 2022 in downtown Stroudsburg - 308 Burger Company. Here you will find the All-American meal complete with fresh burgers, hand cut fries and milk shakes that look too good to eat. Add the creative juices of Chef Jelani Douglas and you know your meal will be unlike anything you ever had.
Sweet and fun-loving Ebbonni Gaspard is a joy to be around. On the next Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger spends a little time with this hard working entrepreneur at her alluring shop - Above the Bar Soapery Gift Co. by Ebboni in Pocono Lake. Amazingly, Ebboni produces most of the products you will find on the beautifully presented shelves. Hard work and determination have given Ebboni a life long dream here in the Pocono Mountains and we can't wait for you to join us for a look.
Did you ever think a group of people throwing sharp objects could be a bonding experience? Well, at Splinters' Hatchet & Axe Throwing in Swiftwater it is that and so much more. On the March edition of Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger visits super friendly owner Shane and finds out why this sanctioned sport that you can find on ESPN is becoming popular as a date night activity or company mixer. This is the first time Dr. Belanger has tried axe throwing. Did Shane turn her into a pro?
"Treat yourself to something sweet & locally crafted with love!" On the next Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger visits with two long time friends and now business partners who welcome all to Pocono Dessert Co. in Swiftwater with that idea in mind. This cute shop which opened this January is clearly a labor of love for these Pocono entrepreneurs and people are noticing as business is starting to flow in to check out the scrumptious mix of treats gracing their display case.
Dr. Belanger starts out 2022 right at one of the newest dining choices in East Stroudsburg - Rogue Tacos & Catering. Young, old and everyone in between is sure to find something that entices their taste buds as co-owner Oliver and his friendly staff guide you through their mouthwatering menu. Their Mexican Sushi is a great choice as it looks just as good as it tastes. And the desserts - just you wait - it's all right here on Eye on the Poconos - all new for 2022! #smallbusiness #supportlocal
Have you ever been to an authentic British Tea? Our last Eye on the Poconos for 2021 takes Dr. Belanger just down the road in Tannersville to Nai's Tea, Coffee and Collectibles for this warming and relaxing experience. We enjoyed our time with gracious host Naira and you will too! Join us. #smallbusiness #buylocal #afternoontea #morningtea #tea #antiques #poconos #optometry #holidayseason #christmas #happynewyear
On the November edition of Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger travels back to Delaware Water Gap and the only Sake Brewery in the state of Pennsylvania. In fact, it's one of just a few in North America. And if that isn't special enough, this thriving business is much more than delicious sake and ramen dishes. It also provides a stage for various performers and artists and very soon Sango Kura will be brewing beer. Join us for a visit. #smallbusiness #smalltown #poconos #sake #ramen #breweries
There may not be a more beautiful time to be in the Poconos than in the fall. This month Dr. Belanger makes her way to one of the top spots for taking in all of this autumn beauty - Delaware Water Gap. For 44 years, Village Farmer and Bakery has been just as much a tradition as the fall foliage. Great food, great people and a very interesting place to spend some time along your journeys - that's Village Farmer and Bakery. Join us! #smallbusiness #supportlocal #farm #produce #pumpkins #applepie
In just a little more than a year since it opened, 420 CBD Lounge in Stroudsburg is becoming quite popular. It is the Poconos first and only CBD Lounge with a second location with a cafe coming soon in Easton. But what exactly is CBD? And what is it not? On our September edition of Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger finds some answers to these questions as we highlight this business in the Poconos and their interesting story. Please join us. #smallbusiness #CBD #poconosmountains #optometry
Are you ready to "Get Stoked"? An exciting new business recently opened in East Stroudsburg bringing a west coast "BoHo" feel to the Poconos that have many talking. Holy Stokes is an interesting mix of skateboards, clothing, accessories and locally made goods. The husband and wife team of Charlie and Dawn look forward to welcoming you to their dream shop but also are excited to give back to the community. Join Dr. Belanger as she stops by for a visit at this awesome new business. #shoplocal #s
Even after 27 years in business, Main Street Jukebox in downtown Stroudsburg is perhaps more popular than ever. Join Dr. Belanger for our July edition of Eye on the Poconos as we celebrate "Record Store Day" and find out how vinyl records are being discovered by a new generation of music enthusiasts for the first time. #shoplocal #explorelocal #recordstore #music #vinylrecords #downtownstroudsburg #optometry #supportlocal
The month of June means summer fun in the Poconos. On this month's edition of Eye on the Poconos, Dr. Belanger travels to Hanna's Farm Market in Pocono Lake. This business is loaded with so many tasty and healthy items from fresh, locally grown produce to Salmon from Alaska and so much more. So as you explore the Pocono Mountains this summer, don't forget to make Hanna's Farm Market a stop on your travels. It's so much fun!
Dr. Corinne Belanger is back on Eye on the Poconos and celebrating her very first Mother's Day. Join us as we explore Imaginations in Tannersville as they celebrate 30 years in business in 2021! Find out why every arrangement they create is special and unique. Treat Mom with a work of art from Imaginations and don't forget to visit Stroudsburg Eye Specialists and wish Dr. Belanger a very Happy Mother's Day!
It may be April but we aren't fooling around. Pocono Rocks in Mt. Pocono is an awesome place to visit and we did just that for our April edition of Eye on the Poconos. This super fun business just celebrated their 5 year anniversary. Bounce houses, a rock wall and an obstacle course provide fun for the kids and a great workout for adults. And did we mention The Little Rock Cafe? An extensive menu with items all made from scratch.
Jelani Douglas is one energetic young man. If he needed to work several jobs around the clock with little sleep to buy kitchen tools or a fryer for his new restaurant in East Stroudsburg - that is just what he did! From the flooring, to the paint to the counters, Jelani's hard work and determination is on full display at the popular Lani's Grilled Cheese Shop which has just been open a few months. While Jelani's work ethic should be an inspiration to us all!
Our February edition of Eye on the Poconos takes us back to Stroudsburg and Spark Coffee Company. Not only did this cute coffee shop open in the middle of the pandemic in July but they just recently opened a second location right down the road! There's lot's to love at Spark as their happy customers will tell you, so join us for a warm cup of "Joe" and so much more. #buylocal #supportlocal #downtownstroudsburg #poconomountains #optometry #coffee
Happy New Year 2021! Eye on the Poconos is starting the year off right at a new and very popular business in Mt. Pocono - One Love Nutrition. It definitely isn't easy to start your business during a pandemic but in a lot of ways the difficulties of 2020 allowed their message of health and wellness and "One Love" to spread throughout the Poconos. Enjoy a nutritious smoothie or tea at One Love Nutrition and spread the love in 2021! #supportlocal #smallbusiness #poconos #optometry
Start the holiday season off right with a trip to My Grandma Baked a Cookie in Pocono Lake. This wonderful shop is a tribute to grandma in the most delicious ways possible. Join Dr. Belanger this month, as she meets granddaughter Nicole and finds out how her dream of owning a Pennsylvania Dutch inspired bakeshop today has everything to do with spending time growing up with her nurturing and loving grandma. You will love this story and the mouthwatering cookies, pies and assortment of treats jus
It's about faith at one of the Pocono's newest restaurants - Wingz and A Prayer in Pocono Summit. Opening up just weeks before the pandemic hit could be seen as unfortunate timing for any business. However, the passion and love for creating mouthwatering cuisine and a unique variety of tasty wings has customers coming back for more. Join Dr. Belanger as she experiences why Wingz and a Prayer has been getting tremendous reviews online and throughout the region.