Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

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 fourth 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

Before recording the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s studio in Wilkes-Barre, we sat down for a little bonus interview with Eric Negron, owner of King of Kings Gyros on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre because, honestly, how often do we get to talk to royalty? Gearing up for National Gyro […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

From a press release: In a time where many corporate chains are closing their doors, one locally owned restaurant is expanding. After nearly five years at its successful Johnson City, New York location, Food & Fire is expanding to Pennsylvania with a new restaurant a little over an hour away at the Shoppes at Montage […]

 Rich Howells

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After four years of food, drinks, and live music, The Vault Tap & Kitchen will close on Sunday, June 10, leaving the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton vacant once again. The announcement came late last night on the bar/restaurant’s Facebook page, citing the owners’ desire to move on to other ventures while […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Big Apple breweries brew huge Imperial IPA with All Royal Everything

Beer: All Royal Everything (Kings Edition) Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company and Mikkeller Brewing NYC Style: Double IPA Age: 2018 ABV: 10.50% Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing and Flushing’s Mikkeller Brewing (with roots in Denmark) put all their cards on the table for All Royal Everything (Kings Edition), an Imperial IPA brewed in New York City […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Totalitarian returns to take over Stone Brewing’s Imperial Russian Stout

Beer: Stone Totalitarian Brewery: Stone Brewing Company Style: Russian Imperial Stout Age: 2018 ABV: 10.60% IBU: 70 After taking a year off last year, Stone Brewing has released its 2018 batch of Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout. With its “fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

From a press release: With the long-awaited Northeastern Pennsylvania location of IHOP finally built and ready to open its doors, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of IHOP’s new Wilkes-Barre restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. IHOP, also known as the International House […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Taste local history with Pocono Brewery’s Mauch Chunk Lager

Beer: Mauch Chunk Pale Lager Brewery: Pocono Brewery Company Style: Pale Lager Age: 2018 ABV: 5.50% Today’s review highlights another local brewery, the Pocono Brewery Company, in Swiftwater, and it’s clear that they’re proud of their roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Mauch Chunk is a light lager named after the coal mining city that would […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

DRINK IT DOWN: Get Visions of a Valkyrie while drinking this juicy, hazy IPA by Burial Beer Co.

Brewery: Burial Beer Co. (in collaboration with Industrial Arts Brewing Company) Beer: Visions of a Valkyrie Style: American IPA ABV: 7.30% Description: Visions of a Valkyrie pours a hazy golden yellow hue with a bright white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit forward, predominantly pineapple, with backing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

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