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

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Peculiar Culinary Company selling seats fast to classy ramen noodle nights in Pittston Jan. 20-21

Ramen noodles may be seen by most Americans as an instant dinner for poor college students, but not after Peculiar Culinary Company is done with it. The Pittston-area catering and pop-up restaurant concept recently announced a much more high-class Peculiar Ramen Night set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at their home base (30 Center St., Hughestown), […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Turn up ‘ShhShhShh,’ the imaginative new single from Scranton’s Jung Bergo

SONG PREMIERE: Turn up ‘ShhShhShh,’ the imaginative new single from Scranton’s Jung Bergo

Just a few weeks ago, we told you to listen to Scranton alternative roots rock band Jung Bergo – now we’ve got something brand new for you to hear as we exclusively premiere the first single from their new album, “Everything New Is Old Again,” an abstract track titled “ShhShhShh.” Formed in 2009, Jung Bergo […]

 Rich Howells

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Peculiar Culinary Co. hosts Kickstarter party for soul singer Kaleigh Baker on April 4

Roving mountain soul singer Kaleigh Baker is getting some peculiar help for her Kickstarter campaign to fund her new album. Peculiar Culinary Company owner Gene Philbin is not only an award-winning chef who has been featured on shows like Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” but he’s also a music fan, organizing events like the Peculiar […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Culinary Co. opens new event space, appears on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’ on March 10

Peculiar Culinary Co. opens new event space, appears on CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup’ on March 10

From a press release: Creative caterer and pop-up restaurant concept Peculiar Culinary Company has just opened their new catering and event space, adjacent to the Hughestown Hose Company in their former banquet hall (30 Center St., Hughestown) near Pittston. PCC stands out from the rest, taking classic comfort food and putting a peculiar twist on […]

 Rich Howells

Enjoy ‘a tasty burger’ and more at ‘Pulp Fiction’-themed dinner-and-a-movie event by Peculiar Culinary

Enjoy ‘a tasty burger’ and more at ‘Pulp Fiction’-themed dinner-and-a-movie event by Peculiar Culinary

Four of the most iconic scenes in “Pulp Fiction” involve food and/or restaurants, so Pittston’s Peculiar Culinary Company created a dinner-and-a-movie event that’s sure to attract some of the area’s biggest Quentin Tarantino fans – or anyone who just enjoys “a tasty burger.” “Pulp Kitchen” will recreate or put a unique spin on the food […]

 Rich Howells

Next Peculiar Culinary Company dinner to be held at its home in Hughestown

Next Peculiar Culinary Company dinner to be held at its home in Hughestown

After presenting a series of pop-up restaurants at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, Peculiar Culinary Company will host the next dinner at its catering and event space in Hughestown in the Greater Pittston area on Jan. 8-9. Seating in the space (30 Center St., Hughestown) is at 6, 7, and 8 p.m., so […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peculiar Pop Up Restaurant with Skribe and Kaleigh Baker, 12/10/14

PHOTOS: Peculiar Pop Up Restaurant with Skribe and Kaleigh Baker, 12/10/14

Peculiar Culinary Company, who have been making headlines lately after chef/owner Gene Philbin won “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network and announced that he’d be competing on CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” in January, held one of their popular pop-up dinners at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The inventive à la […]

 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 […]