Food/Drink

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: McDonald’s, we don’t want a new Hamburglar – we want all-day breakfast. Now.

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: McDonald’s, we don’t want a new Hamburglar – we want all-day breakfast. Now.

Say what you will about McDonald’s, but I don’t know a single person with the willpower to resist an Egg McMuffin and a hash brown. Their breakfasts are simply amazing! Yes, it is fast food, but who cares when it tastes that good? For those who share my sentiments, I have some news for you. […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Valley of the Heart’s Delight by Almanac Beer Co.

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Valley of the Heart’s Delight by Almanac Beer Co.

Beer: Valley of the Heart’s Delight Brewer: Almanac Beer Co. Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 7.00% Description: Valley of the Heart’s Delight pours bright orange amber with a very light white head that disappears quickly, leaving little in the way of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with a wonderful sour funk character, […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: More silly conversations with customers

BEHIND THE BLOCK: More silly conversations with customers

Being asked to appraise a sentimental block of cheese is perhaps the most ridiculous conversation I’ve ever had as an auctioneer. Of course, there have been other silly dialogues. Many others. Here are three of my favorites… Fur your information A woman called to inquire about selling a fur coat, and it sounded as if […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain, 04/18/15

PHOTOS: Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain, 04/18/15

The popular Electric City Craft Brew Fest returned on Saturday, April 18 inside its new location at Montage Mountain in Scranton/Moosic for its annual spring/summer session. The festival opened with a VIP session held earlier in the day, with a general admission session held afterward. Guests were invited to sample over 90 different craft brews. […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Grapefruit Sculpin by Ballast Point Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Grapefruit Sculpin by Ballast Point Brewing Company

Beer: Grapefruit Sculpin Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 7.00% Description: Grapefruit Sculpin pours amber orange with a frothy white head that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is an overwhelming wallop of grapefruits up front, with more subtle backing hints of tropical fruits and bready malts. The taste […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Mass Rising by Jack’s Abby Brewing

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Mass Rising by Jack’s Abby Brewing

Beer: Mass Rising Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing Style: American Double IPL ABV: 8.00% What is an IPL? This relatively new style is rising in popularity amongst many craft beer drinkers, but what is it? The term itself means India Pale Lager, and the style is a mixing of the popular IPA style with a lager, […]

 Rich Howells

3 Guys and a Beer’d and Electric City Tattoo Gallery will debut new tattoo-inspired beer at tattoo convention

3 Guys and a Beer’d and Electric City Tattoo Gallery will debut new tattoo-inspired beer at tattoo convention

3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewing Company and the Electric City Tattoo Gallery have teamed up to debut a brand new brew at the Electric City Tattoo Convention next weekend, and they’ve given NEPA Scene an exclusive first look at this meaningful combination of artwork and flavors. While the official name of beer isn’t finalized […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Union Jack IPA by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Union Jack IPA by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Beer: Union Jack IPA Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Style: American IPA ABV: 7.50% Description: Union Jack pours a clear golden orange with a bright white head that is very retentive and leaves behind layers of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with hop notes of pineapple, citrus, and pine with very subtle […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Maximus by Lagunitas Brewing Company

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Maximus by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Beer: Maximus Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company Style: American Double/Imperial IPA ABV: 8.20% Description: Maximus pours a clear orange-amber hue with a fluffy white head that leaves a nice lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is filled with hop notes of grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, hints of spice, and backing notes of bready malts. The taste […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Roving mountain soul singer Kaleigh Baker is getting some peculiar help for her Kickstarter campaign to fund her new album. Peculiar Culinary Company owner Gene Philbin is not only an award-winning chef who has been featured on shows like Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” but he’s also a music fan, organizing events like the Peculiar […]

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