Food/Drink

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: La Parcela

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: La Parcela

Beer: La Parcela Brewer: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 6.00% Description: La Parcela pours a cloudy copper orange with a frothy white head that leaves behind a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of the tart funk notes that are standard in the sour style, but with backing notes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

From a press release: Keystone College students are hoping members of the college community and local residents can help pick the area’s best cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer at the same time. Students in Associate Professor Brenda Lidy’s events planning class are conducting the inaugural “Cupcake Challenge” on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Pivo Pils

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Pivo Pils

Beer: Pivo Pils Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing Company Style: German Pilsner ABV: 5.30% Description: Pivo Pils pours a golden straw color with a bright white fluffy head that remains for quite some time and leaves behind a beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of hops up front of the spicy noble variety […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Ten FIDY

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Ten FIDY

Beer: Ten FIDY Brewer: Oskar Blues Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.50% Description: Ten FIDY pours a deep, dark black with a deep brown head that leaves behind a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of roasted malts with sweet chocolate and coffee coming to the forefront, first backed by hints of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

From a press release: Pittston’s Peculiar Culinary Company will be presenting a series of pop-up restaurants at the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains), in conjunction with Camp Rattler, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 2. For dinner reservations from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., call 570-212-0960 soon, as these pop-ups with innovative cuisines are known […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Californians taste test Pennsylvania foods for the first time

Living in Pennsylvania, we tend to take birch beer and whoopie pies for granted, but if we weren’t raised on such things, what would we think of them if we discovered them as adults for the first time? That’s the premise of this funny video from Movoto, a real estate company from California that gathered […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Xocoveza Mocha Stout

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Xocoveza Mocha Stout

Beer: Chris Banker/Insurgente/Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout Brewer: Stone Brewing Co. Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 8.10% Description: Xocoveza Mocha Stout pours a deep black with a frothy tan heads that leaves behind a think lacing on the glass. The aroma is a veritable bouquet of flavors with coffee, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate, toasted malts, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Susquehanna Brewing Co. and LCHS pay historical tribute to brewmaster Charles Stegmaier

Susquehanna Brewing Co. and LCHS pay historical tribute to brewmaster Charles Stegmaier

From a press release: The Luzerne County Historical Society and the Susquehanna Brewing Co. are organizing a tribute to Charles Stegmaier on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the SBC Brewery in Pittston. Portrait of Charles Stegmaier For $30 for LCHS members or $35 for non-members, attendees can enjoy a variety of SBC’s […]

 Lora Kormos

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Scranton baker spent 19 years in business, taking over in 1995

For the past 19 years, Diane Flanagan’s day could be described as hectic. She would greet customers, take orders, bake cakes and cookies, and decorate cakes, all while maintaining her business. She knew firsthand what it was like to work a 19 hour day. But since Friday, Oct. 25, her daily routine has become a […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Missile IPA

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Missile IPA

Beer: Missile IPA Brewer: Champion Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 7.00% Description: Missile IPA pours a light copper with a frothy head that lingers long and leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of citrus hop notes and backed with hints of pine and sweet malt. The taste follows the […]