Food/Drink

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Just Born in Bethlehem confirms Peeps are back with new flavors after pandemic delays

Just Born in Bethlehem confirms Peeps are back with new flavors after pandemic delays

This week, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem announced that its popular marshmallow Peeps will be back on shelves just in time for the Easter season. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production at its Bethlehem and Philadelphia manufacturing facilities last March to “ensure the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling launches new Raging Eagle mango beer, available now in 24 oz. cans

Yuengling launches new Raging Eagle mango beer, available now in 24 oz. cans

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville is disrupting the local beer scene with the launch of its flavorful new brand Yuengling Raging Eagle, a pilsner made with natural mango flavor for a refreshing taste. This contemporary addition to Yuengling’s portfolio is the ideal beverage for legal drinking age adults who are […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

On Sunday, the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association announced that it will move its annual event from March to Saturday, Sept. 18, and today, Mayor George C. Brown followed suit and postponed the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Sunday, Sept. 19. These are tentative dates, as the onset of the coronavirus pandemic postponed and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania breweries team up for release of PA Pride Pilsner collaboration beer on Feb. 5

Pennsylvania breweries team up for release of PA Pride Pilsner collaboration beer on Feb. 5

From a press release: In a continued effort to connect the Pennsylvania craft beer community with local agriculture, Deer Creek Malthouse in Glen Mills and the website Breweries in PA have once again teamed up following the success of their popular “PA Pride” collaboration beer. The original PA Pride, a hazy pale ale beer released […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling beer names country star Lee Brice an official brand ambassador

Yuengling beer names country star Lee Brice an official brand ambassador

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son has announced a partnership with multi-platinum-selling country music singer/songwriter Lee Brice and the start of the Pottsville brewery’s Stars & Stripes program. Lee, who returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in 2019, will serve as an official brand ambassador for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hershey’s Whatchamacallit produces a Whozeewhatzit, a new fan-named candy bar

Hershey’s Whatchamacallit produces a Whozeewhatzit, a new fan-named candy bar

From a press release: This week, the Hershey Company announced the Whozeewhatzit bar, the Whatchamacallit brand’s first new candy bar in a decade that “takes wacky, crazy, crunchy, and chewy to a new level.” The brand new bar, which has an added peanut butter crème layer and delicious rice crisps, all covered in a chocolatey […]

 Rich Howells

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

The V-Spot – 10 questions for 10 years in Scranton with co-owner Vinnie Archer

In mid-November, The V-Spot turned 10 years old, a major milestone for any small business, but they didn’t really get the chance to celebrate. Already operating at 50 percent capacity due to COVID-19 regulations, the popular North Scranton watering hole was one of many Pennsylvania bars and restaurants forced to close on Thanksgiving Eve, the […]