Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston will compete on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’

Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston will compete on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’

From a press release: CNBC has announced the 20 culinary entrepreneurs who will compete for an investment on the second season of “Restaurant Startup,” premiering Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m., which includes Peculiar Culinary Company from Pittston. Produced by Shine America, the 10 one-hour episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef […]

 Sara Pokorny

Pittston Chef Gene Philbin competes on holiday episode of ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Pittston Chef Gene Philbin competes on holiday episode of ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Episode filmed in March airs tonight on Food Network

In all his years as a chef, Gene Philbin of Pittston has been around the grocery store time and again – but never quite like this. The chef/owner of Peculiar Culinary Company in Pittston – a team well-known for its pop-up dinners throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania – found himself speeding down the aisles of “Guy’s Grocery […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Lips of Faith – Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Lips of Faith – Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout

Beer: Lips of Faith – Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout Brewer: New Belgium Brewing (with Perennial Artisan Ales) Style: American Double/Imperial Stout ABV: 9.00% Description: Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout pours a deep black with beige head that sticks around for a while and leaves behind a hefty lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: La Parcela

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: La Parcela

Beer: La Parcela Brewer: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 6.00% Description: La Parcela pours a cloudy copper orange with a frothy white head that leaves behind a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of the tart funk notes that are standard in the sour style, but with backing notes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

Keystone College ‘Cupcake Challenge’ finds sweet way to fight cancer

From a press release: Keystone College students are hoping members of the college community and local residents can help pick the area’s best cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer at the same time. Students in Associate Professor Brenda Lidy’s events planning class are conducting the inaugural “Cupcake Challenge” on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Pivo Pils

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Pivo Pils

Beer: Pivo Pils Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing Company Style: German Pilsner ABV: 5.30% Description: Pivo Pils pours a golden straw color with a bright white fluffy head that remains for quite some time and leaves behind a beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of hops up front of the spicy noble variety […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Ten FIDY

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Ten FIDY

Beer: Ten FIDY Brewer: Oskar Blues Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.50% Description: Ten FIDY pours a deep, dark black with a deep brown head that leaves behind a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of roasted malts with sweet chocolate and coffee coming to the forefront, first backed by hints of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

Peculiar Culinary Company holds pop-up restaurant series at River Street Jazz Cafe

From a press release: Pittston’s Peculiar Culinary Company will be presenting a series of pop-up restaurants at the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains), in conjunction with Camp Rattler, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 2. For dinner reservations from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., call 570-212-0960 soon, as these pop-ups with innovative cuisines are known […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Californians taste test Pennsylvania foods for the first time

Living in Pennsylvania, we tend to take birch beer and whoopie pies for granted, but if we weren’t raised on such things, what would we think of them if we discovered them as adults for the first time? That’s the premise of this funny video from Movoto, a real estate company from California that gathered […]

 Derek Warren

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Xocoveza Mocha Stout

HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: Xocoveza Mocha Stout

Beer: Chris Banker/Insurgente/Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout Brewer: Stone Brewing Co. Style: Milk/Sweet Stout ABV: 8.10% Description: Xocoveza Mocha Stout pours a deep black with a frothy tan heads that leaves behind a think lacing on the glass. The aroma is a veritable bouquet of flavors with coffee, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate, toasted malts, and […]

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