Food/Drink

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Pennsylvania brands Yuengling and Hershey’s team up to create new beer, Chocolate Porter

Pennsylvania brands Yuengling and Hershey’s team up to create new beer, Chocolate Porter

From a press release: Today, America’s oldest brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, announced its first-ever beer collaboration with Hershey’s, America’s most beloved chocolate brand. Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available on draft only in select markets, while supplies last, starting mid-October. This is the first beer collaboration ever for the two iconic Pennsylvania brands. […]

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Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 30

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 30

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 fifth 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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Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

From a press release: This weekend, Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston is hosting its annual Oktoberfest, a two-day event full of live music, food and, of course, plenty of beer that’s been “brewed right,” on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon-9 p.m. On Friday, Serene Green will perform at the brewery (635 […]

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Better Than Ezra and Tonic vocalists join Josh Gracin and more at Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg on Sept. 7

Better Than Ezra and Tonic vocalists join Josh Gracin and more at Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg on Sept. 7

The Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery in Saylorsburg will host its inaugural Blue Ridge Live festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 with music, food, beer and, of course, plenty of wine. The five-hour event will kick off at noon and feature performances by Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, country superstar Josh Gracin, Emerson Hart […]

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Food Truck Festival rolls into Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre with music and activities on Aug. 25

Food Truck Festival rolls into Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre with music and activities on Aug. 25

From a press release: Wrapping up the casino’s three-month Hot Summer Fun promotion, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre will host its annual Food Truck Festival on Sunday, Aug. 25. Held on the Pocono Downs racetrack from noon-5 p.m., this family-friendly event will feature some of the best food truck cuisine in Northeastern Pennsylvania, live entertainment, […]

 Rich Howells

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

As the official craft beer of the eighth annual Peach Music Festival, Tröegs Independent Brewing is coming from Hershey to Scranton this weekend to pour brews from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, including one brand new beer made specifically for the festival. In addition to Perpetual IPA, Field Study IPA, Sunshine Pils, and […]

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First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

From a press release: After several years of talks, meetings, and planning, the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair will finally be held on Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 at Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton. This celebration of the food, culture, and history of the Scranton area will bring families, friends, and cultures together […]

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Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

From a press release: Gene and Miranda Philbin, a husband and wife team from Pittston, started Peculiar Culinary Company back in 2012 by hosting pop-up dinners and catered special events around Northeastern Pennsylvania. They added a food truck in 2015 and traveled as far as Allentown and Easton for festivals and other events. After several […]

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After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

From a press release: The secret is out, and downtown Scranton’s speakeasy, Madame Jenny’s, is a hit with locals looking for something new to do… or, rather, something old to do again in modern times. This clandestine cocktail bar opened its doors last weekend with swingin’ sounds of the Madame Jenny’s House Jazz Band on […]

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’90s alt rockers Better Than Ezra will headline Yuengling’s free 190th anniversary concert in Pottsville on July 13

’90s alt rockers Better Than Ezra will headline Yuengling’s free 190th anniversary concert in Pottsville on July 13

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son celebrated its first-ever America’s Oldest Brewery Day today at its historic Pottsville brewery. To commemorate the new holiday, which will be observed every April 18, the sixth generation Yuengling family members – Jen, Wendy, Debbie, and Sheryl Yuengling – officially sealed the 190th anniversary time capsule dedicated […]

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