Food/Drink

 NEPA Scene Staff

Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31

Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31

From a press release: The inaugural Diamond City Dine Out is in full swing in downtown Wilkes-Barre. All this week through Saturday, Oct. 31, local residents and visitors can enjoy dining specials at downtown restaurants, plus live musical performances, open houses at art galleries, pop-up art exhibits in restaurants, and more, organized by the nonprofit […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Yuengling and Hershey’s Chocolate Porter now available in bottles for limited time

Yuengling and Hershey’s Chocolate Porter now available in bottles for limited time

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville has announced the highly-anticipated return of its delicious beer collaboration with Hershey’s, “America’s most beloved chocolate brand.” In response to consumers’ overwhelming demand, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available in bottles and on draft throughout Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint beginning in late September. To […]

 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

NEPA Pet Food Pantry helping dog and cat owners in need with free distribution on Aug. 1

NEPA Pet Food Pantry helping dog and cat owners in need with free distribution on Aug. 1

From a press release: Many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and need help to continue to provide food for their pets in order to keep them in loving homes. The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, comprised of over 40 individuals and organizations in the animal shelter, rescue, sanctuary, and welfare community, […]

 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 […]