Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

42nd La Festa Italiana takes over downtown Scranton on Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4

42nd La Festa Italiana takes over downtown Scranton on Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4

From a press release: The ever-popular La Festa Italiana will return on Labor Day weekend – Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4 – for its 42nd year on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. More than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment will be featured on multiple stages around […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Sunny Side Up Coffee Stout (bourbon and mint chocolate varieties) by Pizza Boy Brewing Company

Beer: Sunny Side Up Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout and Mint Chocolate Imperial Oatmeal Stout Brewery: Pizza Boy Brewing Company Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 9.50% We reviewed the base Sunny Side Up beer by Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, Pennsylvania two years back, so now it’s time to see if the […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head Brewery

Beer: Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewery Style: Stout Age: 2017 ABV: 16-17.50% IBU: 70 World Wide Stout is a great beer on its own with its rich and roasted flavor, so does it improve after it’s been aged on oak with vanilla beans? We’re excited to dive into this complex beer […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vulgar Display of Flower Double IPA by Equilibrium Brewery

Beer: Vulgar Display of Flower Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.00% There’s a lot of IPAs and Double IPAs in this popular hazy, New England style out there, but not all of them make Pantera references. If you’ve got a “Mouth for War,” let’s “Rise” and take a “Walk” to Equilibrium […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Galaxy Jam IPA by Dancing Gnome Brewery

Beer: Galaxy Jam Brewery: Dancing Gnome Brewery Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.80% Dancing Gnome Brewery in Pittsburgh has a semi-year round India Pale Ale called Jam that’s brewed with rye and intensely hopped with Vic Secret. As the name implies, Galaxy Jam in hopped with Galaxy instead, promising “intense tropical fruit and earthy dank […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Spill the Tea IPL by Jack’s Abby Brewing and Finback Brewery

Beer: Spill the Tea Brewery: Jack’s Abby Brewing and Finback Brewery Style: India Pale Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 5.40% IBU: 50 Whether you enjoy a glass of green tea or an ice cold beer on a hot summer day, Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts and Finback Brewery in Queens, New York have you covered […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hop Ritual Pale Ale by Conclave Brewing Company

Beer: Hop Ritual Brewery: Conclave Brewing Company Style: Pale Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 5.40% Recently, our travels took us to Conclave Brewing Company in Flemington, New Jersey, so we’re outside again with a growler of their Hop Ritual Pale Ale, a hoppy citrus beer perfect for this weather. Let’s see if this ritual is worth […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering dozen glazed doughnuts for 80 cents on July 14

Scranton and Clarks Summit Krispy Kremes offering dozen glazed doughnuts for 80 cents on July 14

From a press release: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will celebrate the 80th birthday of its iconic original glazed doughnut on Friday, July 14, a day after Krispy Kreme opened its doors for the first time in 1937. Guests can enjoy a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 80 cents with the purchase of any dozen at […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Soul Trap Double IPA by Troon Brewing

Beer: Soul Trap Brewery: Troon Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 8.20% In an old barn in scenic Hopewell, New Jersey, Troon Brewing is producing some really interesting beers, so after picking up some growlers, we’re drinking them outside back home in this sweaty July heat. Soul Trap is an Imperial IPA that is […]