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Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31

Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31
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From a press release:

The inaugural Diamond City Dine Out is in full swing in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

All this week through Saturday, Oct. 31, local residents and visitors can enjoy dining specials at downtown restaurants, plus live musical performances, open houses at art galleries, pop-up art exhibits in restaurants, and more, organized by the nonprofit Diamond City Partnership.

Each day brings new deals, so check out the daily specials and features on DCP’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Plus, at participating Diamond City Dine Out location, diners can enter to win a $100 gift card from the participating restaurant of their choice. Four winners will be chosen.

As part of this celebration of all Wilkes-Barre has to offer, DCP has incorporated several arts and music events to highlight the culture of the downtown area.

Diamond City Dine Out art and music highlights

Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.: Live music at Istanbul Grill (40 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre)

Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 29: Extended hours (until 7 p.m.) at Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre)

Thursday, Oct. 29: Live jazz and world music by the AJ Jump Quartet at Broncos Vault Brazilian Steakhouse (24 W. Market St., Wilkes-Barre)

Friday, Oct. 30: Live music at Rodano’s (53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) and Franklin’s (53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre)

Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1: MisercordiART Pop-Up Gallery at Jonathans Restaurant (45 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre)

Locations participating in the Diamond City Dine Out include Abide Coffee House, Bank and Vine, Rodano’s, Franklins, Broncos Vault Brazilian Steakhouse, The Down Pour, Jonathans, Burrito Loco Pizza and Grill, City Market & Cafe, Istanbul Grill, Januzzi’s Pizza, Mimmo’s Pizza, Nucleus Raw Foods, Pete’s Place, Oyster Restaurant, Pronto Via Pizzeria, and Valley Seafood.

The Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market is also held on Public Square every Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Nov. 19. The fresh-picked produce that’s sold each week is straight from a dozen local farms – and right now, the harvest is spectacular.

For a full list of Diamond City Dine Out deals and promotions, visit

Diamond City Partnership is Wilkes-Barre’s nonprofit downtown management organization, serving as the caretaker of the community’s vision for downtown Wilkes-Barre. DCP also manages the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Improvement District, which provides supplementary cleaning and security services to the properties and businesses of downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene