Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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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Montage Mountain Brewfest returns to Scranton ski resort on April 24-25

Montage Mountain Brewfest returns to Scranton ski resort on April 24-25

From a press release: The annual Montage Mountain Brewfest presented by Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse is back on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Capacity has been scaled back and more sessions have been added so beer drinkers can enjoy the latest and greatest craft brews in the game. Now there will be […]

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NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

From a press release: Nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll – these two things commonly appear together but rarely do they intertwine into a craft beverage moniker. Parlor Beverages in Wilkes-Barre seeks to alter that perspective as it enters the market offering lifestyle brand craft sodas, kicking off with both root beer and butterscotch flavors that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

From press releases: Both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties will release millions of dollars in grants to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses in the hospitality industry following an exceptionally difficult year. In February, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 1 of 2021 into law, which set aside $145 million to establish the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

My initial interaction with Josh Balz began sometime after he had chosen to leave Motionless In White to pursue other endeavors and my trashy little rock bar, The Rattler in Pittston, had closed due to structural difficulties. Well… the back fell off the building. I found myself venue-less and saddled with several storage units, crammed […]

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Enter your pet in Hershey’s Cadbury Bunny Tryouts to win a commercial appearance and $5,000

Enter your pet in Hershey’s Cadbury Bunny Tryouts to win a commercial appearance and $5,000

From a press release: Pets brought many people joy this past year – as coworkers, roommates, companions, and more – so to give them some much-deserved recognition, Cadbury, America’s top Easter brand, is inviting pet parents to let their “fur babies” shine. Animal lovers nationwide can enter their household pets in the third annual Cadbury […]

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Johnson College in Scranton hosts drive-thru turkey dinner giveaway for those in need on Feb. 28

Johnson College in Scranton hosts drive-thru turkey dinner giveaway for those in need on Feb. 28

From a press release: Toyota of Scranton, Johnson College, and ShopRite are hosting a no-contact drive-through turkey dinner giveaway on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. on the Johnson College campus in Scranton for those in need. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of four meals per vehicle until […]

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