Food/Drink

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Rumpkin

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Rumpkin

Beer: Rumpkin Brewer: Avery Brewing Company Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 16.73% Description: Avery’s Rumpkin pours a deep ruddy brownish amber color with a tan head that very quickly disappears. The aroma is like a perfect fall evening in front of a warm fireplace. Notes of brown sugar, clove, caramel, and allspice jump out in abundance, […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 8 – Lasagna cups

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 8 – Lasagna cups

Oh, pasta. If there is one thing that stops my clean eating dead in its tracks, it’s pasta. It’s not only the easiest dinner to make, but also the most delicious. One of my favorite ways to eat noodles is in the form of lasagna, a dish layered with cheese, sauce, and sometimes meat that […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: The Fear

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: The Fear

Beer: The Fear Brewer: Flying Dog Brewery Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale ABV: 9.00% Description: The Fear pours a dark rich mahogany color with amber blood-like edges with a frothy off-white head that does not linger too long. The aroma smells of toasted pumpkin bread with notes of ginger, molasses, allspice, and nutmeg being the most […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 7 – Bacon and cream cheese wrapped asparagus spears

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 7 – Bacon and cream cheese wrapped asparagus spears

For Week 7, I’m going to get you going with seven strips of bacon – to be smothered in cream cheese and wrapped around asparagus. OK, it may be a couple county lines over from healthy, but we all deserve a break once in a while. When in doubt, add cream cheese. Philadelphia sushi roll? […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Valar Morghulis

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Valar Morghulis

Beer: Valar Morghulis Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Style: Dubbel ABV: 8.00% Description: Valar Morghulis pours a deep ruby red with beige head that remains long and leaves behind a beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with rich caramel, dark red fruits, clove, and Belgian yeast all intermingling perfectly with one another. The taste […]

 Sara Pokorny

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 6 – Margarita shrimp with pico de gallo cocktail sauce

QUICK APPS & FOOTBALL SNAPS: Week 6 – Margarita shrimp with pico de gallo cocktail sauce

Cilantro is the mark of Latin foodstuffs – at least in my book it is. The herb – which is actually the stems and leaves of the coriander plant – has a very pungent fragrance and distinct taste. In fact, if you’ve ever had a mouthful of cilantro and all of a sudden felt like […]

 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 […]