Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania allows sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from struggling bars and restaurants

Pennsylvania allows sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from struggling bars and restaurants

From a press release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 327, now Act 21 of 2020, allowing the temporary sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from bars, restaurants, and hotels with a liquor license. The law takes effect immediately. “This new temporary rule creates more business for bars and restaurants when they […]

 Rich Howells

Circle Drive-In Flea Fair in Dickson City reopens farmers market and other vendors on May 24

Circle Drive-In Flea Fair in Dickson City reopens farmers market and other vendors on May 24

The Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opened to show movies on May 1, and now it is ready to start reopening its popular Flea Fair. As the largest flea market and farmers market in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it usually hosts hundreds of vendors every Sunday from March through November, but the coronavirus has put the […]

 The Conversation

How to shop safely at the grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic

How to shop safely at the grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic

Wear a mask, but skip the gloves. Don’t sanitize the apples. And if you are older than 65, it’s probably best to still order your groceries online. As a food virologist, I hear a lot of questions from people about the coronavirus risks in grocery stores and how to stay safe while shopping for food […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling delivers free beer to Lehigh Valley Hospital employees in Pottsville

Yuengling delivers free beer to Lehigh Valley Hospital employees in Pottsville

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son visited Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill yesterday to give their thanks to hospital employees and their heroic efforts in caring for COVID-19 patients within Pottsville and the greater Lehigh Valley. To show appreciation and support for the impactful work being done in their hometown, Yuengling donated a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

From a press release: Starting today, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has expanded its curbside pickup service introduced last week to 389 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has begun offering limited curbside pickup service at 176 Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. “Today, 106 Fine […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling in Pottsville pledges $100,000 to hospitality workers and first responders fighting COVID-19

Yuengling in Pottsville pledges $100,000 to hospitality workers and first responders fighting COVID-19

From a press release: This week, D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville announced a commitment of $100,000 to provide Americans relief during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Through initial donations, Yuengling will support the Gary Sinise Foundation and its Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service campaign to assist individuals on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus. […]

 The Conversation

Alcohol sales spike as America drinks through coronavirus crisis, adding more health issues

Alcohol sales spike as America drinks through coronavirus crisis, adding more health issues

In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or eggs. Across the U.S., governors are terming alcohol sales an essential business and loosening restrictions to permit home delivery and carryout cocktails, throwing an economic lifeline to one group of small businesses. Are alcohol sales actually essential? […]

 The Conversation

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” Stay at home as much […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

From a press release: Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced that a specially assembled variety package of 14 beers will be available for customers to pick up as a to-go order to get them through the next 14 days of quarantine, which is urged by the state of […]

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