Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: An update on NEPA pizza documentary ‘Tray,’ with a new clip from Maroni’s in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: An update on NEPA pizza documentary ‘Tray,’ with a new clip from Maroni’s in Scranton

NEPA Scene was the first publication to tell you about “Tray,” a new documentary currently in production about pizza in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the region’s unique history and relationship with everyone’s favorite flatbread food. The story, which became one of the most popular articles we’ve ever published, was then picked up by many other media […]

 Rich Howells

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

7 NEPA pizzerias featured in new book about the world’s best pizza

Anyone from Northeastern Pennsylvania can tell you that the pizza made here is special. From Old Forge claiming to be the “Pizza Capital of the World” to a recent study declaring Scranton the pizza capital of the country due to its high density of pizzerias to an upcoming documentary about local pizza called “Tray,” the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Scranton named pizza capital of the country due to high density of pizza restaurants

Old Forge may claim to be the “Pizza Capital of the World,” but according to one study, Scranton is not only the pizza capital of the state, but the entire country due to the sheer number of pizza restaurants in the area. Real estate website FindTheHome found that the Electric City, which has a population […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pizza day

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pizza day

This week’s episode is, on the surface, about drawings of pizza. But under all that is a deep red layer of sauce made from childhood memories in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and under that is a doughy, crispy foundation of cultural pride in our area’s most distinct food traditions. If any of this sounds even vaguely interesting […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: A first whiff of ‘Tray,’ the upcoming documentary about NEPA pizza

EXCLUSIVE: A first whiff of ‘Tray,’ the upcoming documentary about NEPA pizza

Scranton natives using Indiegogo to crowdfund movie about food and community

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, pizza is curiously ordered by the “tray,” not the pie, and that’s not the only thing unique about the area’s relationship with the cheesy Italian dish. Growing up in Scranton, Jeremy Saltry and Joey Dominick know just how ingrained – baked in, if you will – pizza is in NEPA culture, so […]