Food/Drink

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Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a sixth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]

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New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

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First-ever Mimosa Bar Crawl takes over downtown Scranton pubs/restaurants on Aug. 8

First-ever Mimosa Bar Crawl takes over downtown Scranton pubs/restaurants on Aug. 8

Scranton has hosted its share of bar crawls over the years, and the city is no stranger to waking up early to drink on Parade Days, but this summer will bring its first-ever Mimosa Bar Crawl. Downtown bars and restaurants like Backyard Ale House, Harry’s, Noir Dark Spirits, PJ’s Pub 1910 at the Hilton Scranton […]

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Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

From a press release: Just before turning three years old in May, Peculiar Slurp in downtown Scranton has been “reimagined” as Peculiar Kitchen, offering creative new menu items for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans surrounded by striking pieces of art. Owned by husband and wife team Gene and Miranda Philbin, the restaurant serves new American […]

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Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend

Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend

From a press release: Pennsylvania has a longstanding history of its residents serving the nation through military service. The history of the PA National Guard dates back to the mid-1700s when Benjamin Franklin organized the first Pennsylvania militia. During the years of the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania’s regiments were some of the largest populated units in […]

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Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

From a press release: Chef, television personality, author, and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced that his tour “Alton Brown Live – Beyond the Eats” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his […]

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First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

In addition to movie screenings, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts everything from flea markets to live concerts to film festivals to Halloween haunted attractions, so this summer, it’s adding a food festival to its repertoire. DamnMillennial Promotions, which helped book its popular concert series last year, is teaming up with AZ Food […]

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Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

From a press release: Today, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host an outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, May […]

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Northeast Snacks hosts Easter egg hunt in Wyoming Valley, giving away Middleswarth Chips

Northeast Snacks hosts Easter egg hunt in Wyoming Valley, giving away Middleswarth Chips

From a press release: Today, Northeast Snacks, a Wilkes-Barre-based e-commerce distributor of local snack foods, announced their first NEPA Easter Egg Hunt. The company has hidden five golden eggs at public venues throughout the Wyoming Valley. Each egg will entitle the finder to receive a six-month supply of Middleswarth Potato Chips provided by Northeast Snacks. […]

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Just Born in Bethlehem collaborates with Pepsi to make Peeps marshmallow cola

Just Born in Bethlehem collaborates with Pepsi to make Peeps marshmallow cola

From a press release: Today, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem and PepsiCo introduced Pepsi x Peeps, a new beverage that combines the crisp taste of cola with soft and sweet marshmallow flavor. It will be instantly recognizable with Peeps-inspired design on 7.5-ounce Pepsi mini-cans in bright yellow, pink, and blue colorways. To usher in […]

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