NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County restaurants will participate in photo contest during the holidays

Lackawanna County restaurants will participate in photo contest during the holidays

From a press release: This holiday season, Lackawanna County and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce are asking foodies and everyday restaurant patrons to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” at their favorite public places. From Nov. 25 through Jan. 1, they will encourage residents to take photos of their favorite food or drink at a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

From a press release: Just before turning three years old in May, Peculiar Slurp in downtown Scranton has been “reimagined” as Peculiar Kitchen, offering creative new menu items for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans surrounded by striking pieces of art. Owned by husband and wife team Gene and Miranda Philbin, the restaurant serves new American […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

First-ever Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest comes to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 31

In addition to movie screenings, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts everything from flea markets to live concerts to film festivals to Halloween haunted attractions, so this summer, it’s adding a food festival to its repertoire. DamnMillennial Promotions, which helped book its popular concert series last year, is teaming up with AZ Food […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Montage Mountain Brewfest returns to Scranton ski resort on April 24-25

Montage Mountain Brewfest returns to Scranton ski resort on April 24-25

From a press release: The annual Montage Mountain Brewfest presented by Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse is back on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Capacity has been scaled back and more sessions have been added so beer drinkers can enjoy the latest and greatest craft brews in the game. Now there will be […]

 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

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

From a press release: Gene and Miranda Philbin, a husband and wife team from Pittston, started Peculiar Culinary Company back in 2012 by hosting pop-up dinners and catered special events around Northeastern Pennsylvania. They added a food truck in 2015 and traveled as far as Allentown and Easton for festivals and other events. After several […]

 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

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

 Derek Warren

CULT PERSONALITIES PODCAST: Food and cooking with Chef Gene Philbin of Peculiar Culinary Company

CULT PERSONALITIES PODCAST: Food and cooking with Chef Gene Philbin of Peculiar Culinary Company

Cult Personalities is a brand new podcast dedicated to all the geeky, underrated, unusual, and offbeat movies, music, TV shows, books, comics, collectibles, beer, and more that we’re passionate about – basically anything that may have a cult following that influenced and shaped us into the irreverent weirdos that we are today. Hosted by beer […]