Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet and eat with Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag at Eden – A Vegan Cafe before Scranton concert on Jan. 17

Meet and eat with Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag at Eden – A Vegan Cafe before Scranton concert on Jan. 17

From a press release: For years, Pittsburgh punk rock band Anti-Flag has advocated for animal rights and promoted vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, so when it was announced last month that the group would be coming to Scranton in January, Eden – A Vegan Cafe in downtown Scranton got in touch with them to organize a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Creating Peeps chicks one of many free kids activities at PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Creating Peeps chicks one of many free kids activities at PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: Working at Just Born Quality Confections may be the sweetest job in the Lehigh Valley, and now kids will have the opportunity to get a taste of that fun by role playing as they create Peeps chick rainbow pops at the 10th anniversary of PeepsFest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Music and beer pair up for NEPA Swap & Hops Record Fair at Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston on Dec. 9

Music and beer pair up for NEPA Swap & Hops Record Fair at Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston on Dec. 9

From a press release: Forget pairing beer and food – the next big thing in Northeastern Pennsylvania is pairing beer with music, and Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre has teamed up with Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston to create the perfect combination for any taste. This Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon-6 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Company […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Everyone loves mac and cheese, but who makes it the best – home cooks or professionals? As the cold weather arrives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, warm up with some of the area’s best comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council at the Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off. The sixth annual […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New book ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’ tours Pennsylvania pubs with rebellious histories

New book ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’ tours Pennsylvania pubs with rebellious histories

From a press release: The insurrectionist past of the Wooden Keg Tavern in St. Clair is one of many exciting stories that comes to life in “Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania Pubs Where Rabble-Rousers and Rum Runners Stirred up Revolutions,” a new book from Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg. Author M. Diane McCormick takes a […]

 Rich Howells

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

Less than four months after The Vault Tap & Kitchen closed after four years in business, one of its co-owners, Steve Masterson, will reopen the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton as Stage West, kicking off with a weekend of live music. Masterson is not only rebranding the building, but redesigning its look […]

 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 […]