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 […]

 The Conversation

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” Stay at home as much […]

 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

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

New Food & Fire BBQ restaurant opens at Shoppes at Montage in Moosic on July 9

From a press release: In a time where many corporate chains are closing their doors, one locally owned restaurant is expanding. After nearly five years at its successful Johnson City, New York location, Food & Fire is expanding to Pennsylvania with a new restaurant a little over an hour away at the Shoppes at Montage […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

New IHOP restaurant opens in Wilkes-Barre on May 14 with ribbon cutting ceremony

From a press release: With the long-awaited Northeastern Pennsylvania location of IHOP finally built and ready to open its doors, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of IHOP’s new Wilkes-Barre restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. IHOP, also known as the International House […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced that it will host a grand opening celebration for the all-new Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery in the Wilkes-Barre casino on Saturday, Feb. 3 starting at 2 p.m., preceded by a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Located near the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Middle Eastern eatery Patti’s Pitas offers free samples at grand opening in Eynon on Jan. 19

New Middle Eastern eatery Patti’s Pitas offers free samples at grand opening in Eynon on Jan. 19

From a press release: Patti’s Pitas, a new Middle Eastern eatery, is holding a grand opening for its first branch on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Patti’s Pitas (605 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Eynon) brings a long craved for and fresh addition to the local community – an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant serving lunch and […]