Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling will expand west for the first time in 2021 with help from Molson Coors

Yuengling will expand west for the first time in 2021 with help from Molson Coors

From a press release: This week, D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville and Molson Coors Beverage Company announced a longterm brewing partnership that will bring Yuengling’s beer to millions more people outside of their East Coast footprint. This partnership will allow the distribution of Yuengling beers to expand further west for the first time in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rally for Restaurants aids Scranton businesses affected by COVID-19 at Lackawanna College Sept. 29-Nov. 18

Rally for Restaurants aids Scranton businesses affected by COVID-19 at Lackawanna College Sept. 29-Nov. 18

From a press release: This week, Lackawanna College announced Rally for Restaurants, an initiative to support local restaurants that are struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis. In partnership with the city of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow, Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant 409 on Adams will open its doors to participating restaurants free of charge, including […]

 Rich Howells

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Over the weekend, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem revealed that its popular candies like Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales will not be available for Halloween or Christmas this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley releases low-calorie Smallmouth IPA into the wild

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley releases low-calorie Smallmouth IPA into the wild

From a press release: Sought by anglers all over North America, smallmouth bass are often found in clearer waters, including streams, rivers, and sandy bottoms of lakes and reservoirs. Today, smallmouths can also be found at Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley, adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania’s second largest man-made lake. Smallmouth IPA is the latest […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

From a press release: In this time of separation and social distancing, NEPA Strong and over 80 local businesses are coming together virtually for a Christmas in July auction on Sunday, July 26 via Facebook. The list of items continues to grow and already includes commitments from some of the area’s finest names in apparel, […]

 Rich Howells

Irem Shrine in Dallas hosts Food Truck Fridays with new vendors every week through July 31

Irem Shrine in Dallas hosts Food Truck Fridays with new vendors every week through July 31

Following a successful launch last week, the Irem Shrine in Dallas, Pennsylvania will host an outdoor food truck event every Friday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. through July 31. Food Truck Fridays offer “food trucks parked on the premises, a DJ, and a large pavilion with outdoor seating to enjoy your food. There is a different […]

 Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

 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 […]

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