is in the
Charter Flights available for a
surprise Valentine’s dinner or
For more info call 866-924-7787
Seamans Airport • Factoryville, PA
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Come Visit the Endless Mountains
of Northeastern PA
Everyone Needs a
Little Encouragement! Fine Dining
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Introducing a new collection of cards
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Valentines Day Reservations Required Fitness Center • Game Room • Jacuzzi Suites Available
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REDy to Boost Your Heart Health?
Cardiovascular Consultant Headlines Free Event
orget your notions of an average
“medical information class.”The women can get a
Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is jump-start on their
hosting a one-day Go Red Month semi- heart health journey.
nar about women’s heart health that will Guests will enjoy
be anything but average! light refreshments,
and each will leave
The historic cultural space will host the with a free pedome-
interactive event geared for women on ter!
Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. Valerie A.
Bell, M.S.N., R.N., cardiovascular health In addition to the Heart Month event, the
consultant for the PA Department of Center holds ongoing Yoga classes and
Health, will share her expertise to help serves as a meeting space for Strong
women know their risks and improve Women/Strong Bones, a Penn State
their heart health. Her interactive presen- Extension Class. Admission is free, but
tation will include measurements and space is limited. For more, call 570-996-
1500. –Erika A. Bruckner
www.endlessmountains.org • 800-769-8999 www.endlessmountains.org • 800-769-8999
Circus in Town!
Ice Under the Big Top on
President’s Day Weekend
ions, seals, clowns and other “cool”
L circus friends will appear all over
Clarks Summit on President’s Day
Weekend (February 11-15)! The 6th
ice to the Abingtons on February 11 at 7
p.m. The parade will end at the Family Fun
Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice will Party at the Clarks Summit Borough
feature over 50 circus shapes carved from Building where the 2010 Ice Prince and
blocks of ice to depict this year’s “Ice Under Princess will be crowned, and families will
the Big Top” theme. Over 30,000 people are enjoy music, story time, crafts and other
expected to view the sculptures. To add to fun activities.
the festive circus atmosphere, clowns and
other entertainers will roam the streets. Participating venues will host musical acts
and other entertainment Thursday through
Since its inception in 2004, the Festival con- Monday, and some will offer free treats and
tinues to grow. The biggest draw for the prizes! Visit Happenings MagazinePA.com
event is the chance to watch the circus for a complete list of festival events and
shapes emerge from the huge blocks of ice, times. –Erika A. Bruckner
carved by Sculpted Ice Works. A parade will
Community Concerts at Lackawanna College
P R E S E N T S
Friday, February 26, 2010
8 p.m. - The Mellow Theater
Tickets $30 & $20
$5.00Passoff Sponsored by
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New Group Gives Athletes an Edge
D i a m o n d C i t y Fi g u r e S k a t i n g C l u b
utz. Axel. Salchow. To a batch of
L local figure skaters this is not a for-
eign language, but rather a check-
list of techniques to master. Now 34 ath-
letes ranging in age from 6 to 63 have a
place to perfect their craft– the Diamond
City Figure Skating Club.
The club formed in January 2009 with its
home ice in the soon to open Coal Street
Complex in Wilkes-Barre. Formerly known as
the Ice-A-Rama, the facility closed in 2000 Diamond City Figure Skating Club
due to costly repairs. member Breanna Murphy, 11, of Hamlin,
PA performs a jump.
The return to the ice at Coal Street Park is a gram, programs for adults, exhibitions and
homecoming of sorts for Karel Zubris, Heidi competitions. Members of the club compet-
Renfer and Valerie Palencar. The trio first ed in the Keystone State Games in York, PA
met as students at the Ice-A-Rama in 1976. last month. With the arrival of the Winter
For over 30 years they taught, coached, Olympics in Vancouver this month, club
competed and judged ice skating competi-
tions. Now things have come full circle.
Palencar and Renfer are certified United
organizers expect the public’s interest in fig-
ure skating to surge. “Whether you want to
challenge yourself with private figure skating
Luzerne County Wilkes-Barre
States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) You’ll Find it all Right Here!! Hazleton
lessons or just want to sharpen your skating
instructors who will coach students of the skills, the DCFSC will be happy to provide an
Diamond City Figure Skating Club. Other Feb. 6 Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at the F.M.
excellent learning experience while having Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m., www.kirbycenter.org
coaches include Rick McKinnon and Abby fun,” says Zubris. or 570-826-1100
Lee. Zubris serves as the club’s publicity Feb. 17 Pink Floyd Experience at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-
chair plus she’s a member of the Board of For more information or to become a mem- Barre, 7:30 p.m., www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100
Directors. The club will offer Learn to Skate ber, email DCFSC President Kelly Marinari Feb. 19-21 Monster Jam at the Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre.
classes as well as more advanced instruc- firstname.lastname@example.org –Barbara Toolan
The trucks weigh over 10,000 pounds, stand over twelve
tion. Future plans call for an ice theatre pro- feet tall, and with a horsepower over 1500, they are
considered one of the most powerful machines in the
The Diamond City Figure Skating world. Times are: 19th at 7:30 p.m., 20th at 2 p.m. &
7:30 p.m., 21st at 2 p.m. www.wachoviaarena.com
Club participated in the Wilkes-Barre or 570-970-7600
Christmas Parade. Pictured L-R: Row Feb. 20 Bruce in the USA, at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe,
1: Yasmine Oyola, Breanna Murphy, 8 p.m., www.pennspeak.com or 1-866-605-9000
Madelyn Klassner, Allison Krupski, Feb. 25 Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live, at the F.M. Kirby Center,
John Glinski, Shelby Karboski. Wilkes-Barre at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m., www.kirbycenter.org
Row 2: Heidi Renfer, (Coach), Billy or 570-826-1100
Duffy, (Coach) Valerie Palencar, Feb. 26 Harlem Globetrotters at the Wachovia Arena,
(Coach) Kallista Plucieinnik, Karel Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m., www.wachoviaarena.com
or call 570-970-7600
Zubris, ( Board Member, Coach & PR)
& Kayla Franckiewicz. 1.888.905.2872 • www.tournepa.com
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The D owntown Café Experience
S tacy Giovannucci’s coffee affair began Giovannucci.
the same way as many college freshmen, “Customers can sip
downing the drink so frequently it could their drink while
have been administered through an I.V.! But reading a book or
for Giovannucci, the drink became more browsing in the shop. It
than merely something to guzzle between contributes to the real
classes; she now has seven years of experi- city atmosphere.” A self-
ence as a barista. She brings her café pas- described “regular joe,” Giovannucci’s drink
sion to downtown Scranton at the of choice is classic coffee. The coffeehouse’s
Coffeehouse at Outrageous, a combination most-requested variety is the house blend,
retail store, bookstore and cafe.“Coffee goes brewed from Nicaraguan beans for an
with every aspect of the store,” says intense, but non-acid, flavor.
What the Macchiato? “Don’t be intimidated by
all the names on a coffee-
D ecoding a Coffeehouse Menu house menu. It’s just
Italian; it’s not that scary!”
Coffee-Based Choices warmed yak
- Outrageous’ Stacy Giovannucci
Espresso – Brewed with finely ground cof- milk; sweet
fee beans packed into a porto-filter. Steam and creamy;
and water are forced through the beans to goes well with spicy food.
collect the oils and coffee flavor into one Italian Soda – Club soda, ice and a flavored
concentrated shot. syrup. In addition to common favorites,
Macchiato – Shot of espresso with just a Outrageous offers flavors like jasmine, violet
touch of steamed milk. and rose.
Latte - Shot of espresso with steamed milk. French Soda – Italian soda with cream.
Breve – Shot of espresso with steamed half Smoothies – Milk-based, cold drink with fla-
and half or cream; similar to a latte, yet voring, fruits and optional added vitamins.
Cappuccino – Shot of espresso with equal Giovannucci’s Recommendations
parts steamed milk and foam. Starter… Vanilla Latte; it’s basic and sweet;
the coffee flavor is not overwhelming.
Non-Coffee Choices Dessert… Mocha; a dark chocolate syrup is
Steamer - Steamed milk with a touch of steamed into milk and mixed with a shot of
flavored syrup; very warming and calming. espresso and Ghirardelli chocolate.
Chai Tea – Concentrated black tea and Wake-up… Red Eye; coffee with any num-
Valid only at Josef’s. One offer per table. Valid thru 2/28/10 Valid only at Josef’s. One offer per table. Valid thru 2/28/10
spices traditionally made in India with ber of shots of espresso. –Erika A. Bruckner
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WHERE TO DINE
Amici See ad page 87 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse- see ad page 79
Bentley’s- See ad page 81 Savory Maza- see ad this page
Best Western East Mtn. Inn- see ad page 89 Seasons Restaurant- see ad page 75
Carmen’s Ristorante & Wine Bar- see ad 116 Settlers Inn- see ad page 87
Casey’s Corner- This hip, new restaurant located at the State Street Grille- Street side dining that is cozy and
Hilton faces the corner where the famed Casey Hotel once comfortable. Award-winning patio. Best chef 2008. Popular for
stood. Open for dinner 5–10 p.m. Monday–Saturday cocktails and small plates.Wide ranging American Cuisine. Latin
evenings, this eclectic restaurant features everything from Night every Wed. 8 p.m. -11 p.m. Lunch Mon.-Sat 11:30-3:30
Ahi Tuna to Steakhouse Macaroni & Cheese. Private dining p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat 4-10 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S.
is available. Come see what the buzz is all about! Hilton State St. , Clarks Summit. Call for more information
Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 585-5590. Call today to
(570) 343-3000. The French Manor- Nouvelle and Classical French schedule your
Cuisine served in the twin-fireplace great room of this Stirna’s Restaurant & Bar- Since 1908. Full service
catering on & off premises seven days a week. Catering for all pairing event.
charming stone castle. The stone veranda invites diners to
enjoy casual dining overlooking the hillsides and beautiful your needs, large or small. Now visit our newly remodeled
mountains of the Poconos. Excellent wine list. Dinner smoke-free bar & restaurant. Hours:Tues.-Sat. 4 p.m. 'until clos-
Nightly. Jackets required. AAA Four diamond winner. ing. 120 W. Market St., N. Scranton.
(570) 961-9681/(570) 343-5742. Coming Soon to the
(570) 676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com. Winery
210 Green Grove Road,
La Tonalteca- see ad page 88 Scott Township, PA
in Honesdale, PA
Marvelous Muggs- Largest menu in the area– featur- (570) 254-9977 Altier’s Complex
728 Rt 6 Mayfield, PA • (570) 876-3275
ing new smaller portion section. Monthly features &
money-saving specials. Pub, two banquet rooms & mar- w w w. s a l t h e w i n e g u y. c o m
velous new patio overlooking Montage Mountain. Open
seven days a week. Family friendly. Montage Mountain Rd.,
Moosic. (570) 961-1551. www.marvelousmuggs.com
Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton tradition since 1923. MorganZ Pub- Super Bowl Sunday. Free Halftime
Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made Buffet. Heated Patio open; 10 TVs; 7indoor. 1 large screen for
us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice
Savory Maza will be open
large private party. 3 outside.$3 shots;$.30 wings. Try our
pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili signature MorganZ Honey wing sauce, etc. Regular menu
Valentine’s Day Sunday,
sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in ends 10p.m.; Late night menu begins at 9 p.m. For groups of
or take it out. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-
Feb. 14th • 4:30-10 p.m.
5or more, call for reservations. 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton.
6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. (570) 961-9004. 570-344-8300.
Make your reservations now!
www.texas-wiener.com Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant- Quaint European vil-
Patsel's- see ad page 91 lage nestled on a hilltop, surrounded by rolling countryside –
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery- see ad page 114 discover Northeast PA’s best-kept secret! Excellent cuisine in a
casual atmosphere, multi-level tavern & patio with entertain-
P.J.’s 1910 Pub- Unwind in our relaxing & warm pub ment. Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners. Serving dinner Wed.-Sun.
for camaraderie & spirits. Open daily at 4 p.m. offering clas- I-81, Exit 206, Rt. 374 East 2 miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale.
sic snack fare, featuring everything from burgers & wings (570) 679-9500. www.stone-bridge-inn.com
to soups & salads. Friday happy hour from 5-7 p.m. with
complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drink specials. In Trolley’s Bistro- Hop aboard for casual dining inside
Scranton’s newest luxury hotel, the Hilton Scranton & Scranton’s newest luxury hotel—the Hilton Scranton &
Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave. (570) 343-3000. Conference Center. An elaborate breakfast buffet is offered
each morning from 6:30–11 a.m. Monday–Friday and until
Quaker Steak & Lube- see ad page 114 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Our lunch buffet served
Monday– Friday features a wide array of salads, entrees, sides
red Steakhouse-Select your personal steak knife and and desserts. Menu service and private dining also available.
dine on prime cuts of artfully prepared steak in a setting Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave.,
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking rich in elegance and glamour. Our chef’s use only 21-day Scranton. (570) 343-3000.
beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere prime certified Angus beef and the finest seafood.
and delicious food will have you returning time and time Discover the perfect complement to any meal with a selec- Twigs- see ad page 91
Dine in • Take out • Catering Available
again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, tion from our eclectic wine list. Open Friday - Tuesday.
sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. Pub Reservations recommended 1.877.682.4791 Get a taste for
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Linguini with Clams & Tomatoes
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Heat a large deep saute
pan (a wok works well also).
Add olive oil and clams;
cover and steam clams
until they open. Remove
from pan; place in a bowl, and cover with a
towel to keep warm. Add garlic and pepper
flakes to juices in pan, and saute one minute until
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basil, parsley and parmesano-reggiano cheese! 6 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
2 cups White Wine
1 cup Vegetable Broth
1 28oz.-can Diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup Parsley (fresh not dried), chopped
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Raising the Bar
Drink Specialists Spill Insider Knowledge D istinctive
Nelson Tavares Matthew Swarts Leslie American Cuisine
Beverage Manager, Mount Supervisor, Carmen’s at the Chappell- Banquet Facilities
Airy Casino Resort in Radisson Lackawanna for all Occasions
Mount Pocono Station Hotel in Scranton Restaurant
“I love the “No day is the Sommelier, The
hospitality same; there’s Settlers Inn in Hawley at our chef-owned, farm to
Gather the place to gather table
industry and always some- restaurant for a special occasion or
working with thing new.” “It allows me simply for the pure pleasure of food.
customers. to have a Serving breakfast & dinner daily;
It’s a great good time lunch Fridays & Saturdays Noon-2:30
atmosphere.” Best Part of the Job: and become and Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Making people happy. part of some- WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 8 CONSECUTIVE YEARS!
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1300 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit • 586-3000 570-226-2993 • www.thesettlersinn.com
with… Tim McGraw. It with… Albert Einstein. I Best Part of the Job:
would be great to meet don’t know if he’d be per- Pairing a menu item with a
him, have a conversation... sonable, but he’s brilliant. wine that makes a beautiful
and make my wife jealous! Carmen’s Signature: flavor combination.
Mount Airy’s Signature: Ginger Martini I’d want to have a drink
For Valentines’ Day, it would Most Requested: Wine or a with… Donatella Cinelli
be the Cupid Lustini. classic Martini. Colombini, a winemaker in
Most Requested: Vodka- Server’s Favorite: Tuscany.I had the pleasure
based drinks, especially fla- MandraRossa, a mid-range of staying with her and
vored vodkas wine made from a native making wine.
Server’s Favorite: I try to grape of Sicily. It’s a variety Settlers’ Signature:
keep things fresh and mar- people don’t know much Poached Pear Martini 4 Main Ave | Hawley, PA 18428
ket cocktails that coincide about, but it’s easy to drink Why Settlers: Quality, com- phone: 570.226.2993 | fax: 570.226.1874
with the holidays and a spe- and pairs well with pasta in mitment to service and pas- www.thesettlersinn.com | email@example.com
cific time of year. a heavy sauce, red meat sion for hospitality. The
Why Mount Airy: Our and lamb. wine list offers over 350
employees’ dedicated serv- Why Carmen’s: The atmos- international selections.
ice combined with the phere of the building, a Insider’s Tip: As far as rules
atmosphere. grand former train station. go, there are no rules. If
Insider’s Tip: Everything Also, the food is excellent someone is really set on
starts with the basics. If and the Wine Spectator rec- pairing correctly, Pinot Noir
event space and boutique hotel a posh life l.l.c. property
you’re undecided, think if ognized wine bar boasts an and Sauvignon Blanc are a
Floral, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners,
you want something light extensive wine list with safe close match for almost
Suites, Weddings & Receptions
or strong, sweet or sour. over 100 selections. anything. But be creative
Then a bartender can use Insider’s Tip: Keep an open
570-342-6114 • 401 Jefferson Ave Scranton • TheColonnade401.com
and have fun!
mixology skills to create the mind. Don’t shy away from
perfect drink. wines you haven’t heard of. continued on page 88
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Raising the Bar
(Continued from Page 86)
Bartender, Breakers within Mohegan Sun
at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre
“Since I consider myself extremely outgoing, I
felt bartending was a wonderful way to meet
and interact with different people.”
Best Part of the Job: Working for a great
company with an awesome team.
I’d want to have a drink with… Edward
Norton, because I would love to know
what’s going on in that head of his!
Breakers’ Signature: Malibu Vanilla Dream
Most Requested: Coors Light Bottles
Server’s Favorite: Ecstasy Martini
Why Breakers: Exciting atmosphere, great
weekday happy hours that offer all drinks at
half price, premier bands on weekends and,
most of all, our upbeat and energetic bar Babunya’s Original Gourmet Spice is Great For All
team. Types of Meats, Fish, Pork, Poultry, Game, & more…
Bartender, Patsel’s Restaurant in Greentown
Patsel’s Signature: Smango (champagne
and Mango) Scranton • Clarks Summit
Most Requested: Martini Luzerne • Hanover Township
Server’s Favorite: Ice Tea Cocktail, not as Quinn's Market
Photo: Don McGlynn
Pittston • Peckville
potent as some but smooth and tasty.
Why Patsel’s: Our bar stocks only the best ShopRite
Daleville • Mt.Pocono
premium liquors. Broadheadsville
Insider’s Tip: If you are at an exotic loca- Babunya’s Gourmet spice was born nearly over 100 years ago. Babunya in
Gumpy's Creekside Cabin
tion and have a drink you really like, ask for Ukrainian means Grandmother, find out more at www.babunyas.com Bloomsburg
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drink if they know what goes in it.
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mix it up
Re-Create Restaur ant Favorites at Home!
Ruth’s Chris’ Tonalteca’s Margarita
Chocolate Lovers’ Gold on the Rocks
From the Kitchen of: La Tonalteca, Scranton
From the Kitchen of: Ruth’s Chris Steak House,
Wilkes-Barre 1 oz. Tequila Cuervo Gold
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. Godiva Liqueur 1/2 oz. Triple Sec Orange Liquor
3/4 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao Lime Juice
Brewed Coffee Sweet & Sour Mix
Whipped Cream Margarita Mix
Pour first two ingredients into an eight- Shake first three ingredients with ice. Add a
ounce coffee mug. Fill with coffee. Top with splash of last three ingredients. Serve with
whipped cream. or without salt.
The Colonnade’s Woodloch's Original
Make Your Valentine’s Day
Cranberry Martini Mud Pie Martini
From the Kitchen of: The Colonnade, Scranton From the Kitchen of: Woodloch Pines Resort,
3 parts (1 cup) Cranberry Juice
2 parts (1/2 cup) Vodka 1 oz. Stoli Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1 part (1/4 cup) Crème De Cassis
1 oz. Kahlua
Pour over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and Chocolate Syrup
pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish Whipped Cream
with a frozen cranberry or sugar-rimmed Almond Slivers
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Drizzle martini glass with chocolate syrup.
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Montrose, both milk and dark varieties are
available. The glasses pair well with brandy,
cognac and other liquors. The chocolates
stand up to two to three servings, adding
to the drink by allowing the liquid and
chocolate to mingle. Boxes of eight are
available for $5.
According to Sal Maiolatesi of
Maiolatesi Wine Cellars,
dessert courses typically pair Superior Sips
well with a sweet wine; however,
chocolates go well with a dry The following Northeast
wine. Maiolatesi’s Raspberry PA restaurants have t
Chancellor pairs well with dark earned the exclusive
ing l find a
chocolate desserts, especially Award of Excellence from Wine An excit ere you’l
rniture wh tiful
Gertrude Hawk dark chocolates.“Tannins Spectator. The honor is bestowed for Penn Fu
election with an
from the wine and raspberries compliment wine lists that offer a well-chosen unique s things”
the dark chocolate; the higher percentage selection of quality producers, along for gift
of cacao, the better the combination,” says with a thematic match to the menu in
int ernation ence.
ing or se
Maiolatesi. Raspberry Chancellor is priced both price and style.
at $11.99 at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott giv
Township, Mayfield and Hawley. • Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar at the
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Henredon
Big Shot Beverages Scranton Milling Road
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& Be Merry!
their customers about craft
beers.“We love to enter-
tain,” admits Kathryn
Arrowood.“We feel like we
are inviting our customers
to relax and come into our
home.”The next dinner will
be held on February 9,
with seatings at 5:30 and
Dining Events of February 7:30 p.m. A professional
tasting judge will guide din-
ers through four courses
King of Rock & Roll Australia and Chile. He por-
paired with four different
Shawn Klush, renowned trayed Elvis in the hit TV
beers from Ommegang
Elvis impersonator, will take miniseries “Shake Rattle and
the stage at Bentley’s in Roll” which aired on CBS
“Ommegang is ranked as
Ashley on February 12. and VH1. For reservations,
the 4th Belgium brewery in
Doors open at 6 p.m. fol- call 570-821-6900.
the U.S. We are very excited
lowed by a sit down dinner
to have such an upscale
and show. Shawn was Beer Pairing Dinner
line to offer at this
recently named the Top Seasons Restaurant
Professional Elvis Tribute hosted its first Beer
Artist in the World by Elvis Pairing Dinner over a
Presley Enterprises. The year ago when own-
required; call 570-
Pittston native has per- ers Bruce and
formed worldwide, includ- Kathryn Arrowood
ing Las Vegas, London wanted to educate
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