Food/Drink

 Sophia Kowalczyk

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

Snow has been known to come early to NEPA, but Christmas arrives even earlier. The fifth annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show was held Sept. 26-28 at St. Michael’s Center (403 Delaware St., Jermyn), featuring over 25 vendors; Russian, Ukrainian, and American foods; hundreds of homemade desserts, and nearly 200 classic […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 5 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 5 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

It’s so nice when things are simple. These chocolate peanut butter applesnacks are just that, with pure assembly required. The secret is in picking the right apple. There are a lot of really great ones out there for snacking and, while I prefer Fuji, you may have your own preference. If you aren’t entirely sure, […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Beer: Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company Style: American Porter ABV: 10.00% Description: Victory at Sea pours pitch black in color with a beige head that hangs around for a while and leaves behind a hefty lacing on the glass. The aroma is tremendous, with notes of roasted chocolate […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Bartender’s Ball recognizes industry members and holds awards ceremony

NEPA Bartender’s Ball recognizes industry members and holds awards ceremony

From a press release: James T. Graham, president of Graham Public Relations, announced on Tuesday that the Northeastern Pennsylvania Bartender’s Ball will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. The event will recognize bar and restaurant industry members who own, manage, or work in […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: Tomato Bar & Bistro 1st annual Oktoberfest, 09/26-28/14

PHOTOS: Tomato Bar & Bistro 1st annual Oktoberfest, 09/26-28/14

It’s officially autumn, but it sure didn’t feel like it on a warm Friday night as the Tomato Bar & Bistro held their first annual Oktoberfest. Located in the heart of Pittston, attendance was in abundance as the three-day celebration ran from Sept. 26-28. The event featured 15 different Oktoberfest beers and 10 different pumpkin […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

If the re-release of “Ghostbusters” in theaters and the special edition Blu-rays of both films weren’t enough to celebrate the 30th anniversary of those quick-witted parapsychologists, then hold onto your proton packs – Krispy Kreme has released two exclusive donuts that pay tribute to both Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Here are the […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: He Said Tripel

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: He Said Tripel

Welcome to the inaugural column of How to Pair Beer with Everything! While the statement may be bold and all-encompassing, the intent of this column, and all going forward, is to help drinkers realize that drinking beer is a truly holistic experience. For those of us who have been lucky enough to travel, we know […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 4 – Crab rangoons

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 4 – Crab rangoons

I love the shit out of takeout. I love it so much because it’s not only convenient, it’s predictable. I don’t have to think when I’m ordering; I just do it. Japanese – give me miso soup and a Philadelphia roll. Pizza joint – pepperoni topping and mild wings on the side. Mexican – all […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 3 – Strawberry jalapeno salsa

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 3 – Strawberry jalapeno salsa

I promise, I’m done with veggies for the time being – kind of. This recipe has veggies in it, but this is something you can enjoy on some good carby things: the perfect tortilla chip or slab of doughy bread. Welcome to the world of salsa. Salsa, a typically Mexican fare, comes in all shapes […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: PA Oktoberfest, 09/12-14/14

PHOTOS: PA Oktoberfest, 09/12-14/14

PA Oktoberfest rolled into Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre this past weekend for its fourth annual Oktoberfest celebration. The event kicked off Friday, Sept. 12 with a three-day celebration of food, entertainment, and most importantly, beer! Visitors had the pleasure of sampling food from 13 local vendors, including Fire & Ice’s Jager Schnitzel […]