Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

From a press release: In a time where many corporate chains are closing their doors, one locally owned restaurant is expanding. After nearly five years at its successful Johnson City, New York location, Food & Fire is expanding to Pennsylvania with a new restaurant a little over an hour away at the Shoppes at Montage […]

 Rich Howells

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After four years of food, drinks, and live music, The Vault Tap & Kitchen will close on Sunday, June 10, leaving the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton vacant once again. The announcement came late last night on the bar/restaurant’s Facebook page, citing the owners’ desire to move on to other ventures while […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Big Apple breweries brew huge Imperial IPA with All Royal Everything

Beer: All Royal Everything (Kings Edition) Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company and Mikkeller Brewing NYC Style: Double IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 10.50% Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing and Flushing’s Mikkeller Brewing (with roots in Denmark) put all their cards on the table for All Royal Everything (Kings Edition), an Imperial IPA brewed in New York City […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Totalitarian returns to take over Stone Brewing’s Imperial Russian Stout

Beer: Stone Totalitarian Brewery: Stone Brewing Company Style: Russian Imperial Stout Age: 2018 ABV: 10.60% IBU: 70 After taking a year off last year, Stone Brewing has released its 2018 batch of Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout. With its “fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

From a press release: With the long-awaited Northeastern Pennsylvania location of IHOP finally built and ready to open its doors, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of IHOP’s new Wilkes-Barre restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. IHOP, also known as the International House […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Taste local history with Pocono Brewery’s Mauch Chunk Lager

Beer: Mauch Chunk Pale Lager Brewery: Pocono Brewery Company Style: Pale Lager Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Today’s review highlights another local brewery, the Pocono Brewery Company, in Swiftwater, and it’s clear that they’re proud of their roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Mauch Chunk is a light lager named after the coal mining city that would […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

Brewery: Burial Beer Co. (in collaboration with Industrial Arts Brewing Company) Beer: Visions of a Valkyrie Style: American IPA ABV: 7.30% Description: Visions of a Valkyrie pours a hazy golden yellow hue with a bright white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit forward, predominantly pineapple, with backing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

DRINK IT DOWN: Take a dip into Lake Haze #2 by promising Wallenpaupack brewers

Beer: Lake Haze #2 Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: American/New England IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Lake Haze #2 pours a slightly hazy golden amber hue with an off-white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit forward with backing floral notes and a slightly sweet malt. Juicy is certainly […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wallenpaupack Brewing’s Smoke on the Water is a deeply tasty doppelbock

Beer: Smoke on the Water Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Doppelbock Age: 2018 ABV: 8.00% There’s smoke on the water… and in the beer. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company has been producing some quality brews since they opened in Hawley a few months back, including the previously reviewed Paupack Cream Ale and Hydroelectric IPA, so let’s dive […]

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