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Come Visit the               Endless Mountains
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 REDy to Boost Your Heart Health?
 Cardiovascular Consultant Headlines Free Event
      orget your notions of an average

 F
                                                 assessments, so
      “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-
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The Coolest
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
                                                   welcome the
                                                   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



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SPORTS
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-          dcfsc@live.com      –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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Perks
FOOD& DRINK

                                                & Recreation
                                                 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.
more decadent.
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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alpine Restaurant
                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                              200 N. Main Ave. • Scranton, PA 18504
open later. Route 507, Hawley. (570) 226-2124.                   the great indoors at Mount Airy Casino Resort. Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                              570.969.2666 • www.savorymaza.com
www.ehrhardts.com                                                Pocono, PA www.mountairycasino.com



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FOOD

   Linguini                                             with Clams & Tomatoes
                                                                                                                                             Come taste for
                                                                                                                                          yourself! Open Daily.
                       From the Kitchen of: Chef Patti Brown,                                                                             Limited Winter Hours
                       Dinner is Served (dinner-is-served.net)                                                                                Now booking
                                                                                                                                            weddings for 2010
                       Preparation:
                         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
  fragrant. Add white wine, and cook until wine
  reduces by half. Add broth, tomatoes, parsley
  and basil; simmer five to 10 minutes. Season
  to taste with sea salt and cracked black pepper.                                                               Cherryvalleyvineyards.com • 570-992-2255
                                                           Ingredients:
  While mixture is simmering, cook pasta until             1 pound Linguine Pasta
                                                                                                                    Right off Route 33 • Saylorsburg, PA
  al dente'; do not over cook. Add hot pasta to            2 dozen Clams
  mixture and simmer one minute. Place pasta on              (cleaned and rinsed, shells left on)
  warmed plates and top with clams. Garnish with           2 tblsp. Olive Oil
  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
                                                           1/4 cup Basil (fresh not dried), chopped
                                                           Parmesano-Reggiano Cheese
                                                           Sea Salt
                                                           Cracked Black Pepper




                                                    Join Patti’s
                                             "Crockpot/Soup Club."
                                            Send your email address to:
                                           chefpatti12@verizon.net.




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FOOD& DRINK

Raising the Bar
Drink Specialists Spill Insider Knowledge                                                                                                D      istinctive
                                                                                                                                                 Italian &
                                                                                                                                              Innovative
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
                                                                  Britt
Mount Pocono                    Station Hotel in Scranton         Restaurant
                                                                  Manager and
               “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!
I’d want to have a drink        I’d want to have a drink                         one’s story.”       Hours: Tues- Sat 5-10, Sun 4-9 • Entertainment Fri & Sat                 4 Main Ave, Hawley PA
                                                                                                         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 | settler@thesettlersinn.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

                                                                                                                                       The Colonnade
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)




                 Erin Wintermantel
                 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…

                                                                                                                                                                       Available at:
                  Joe Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                       Dutch’s ShurSave
                  Bartender, Patsel’s Restaurant in                                                                                                                    Greentown
                  Clarks Summit
                                                                                                                                                                       Everything Natural
                                                                                                                                                                       Clarks Summit
                  Patsel’s Signature: Smango (champagne
                                                                                                                                                                       Gerrity's Supermarkets
                  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
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                  potent as some but smooth and tasty.
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Re-Create Restaur ant Favorites at Home!

Ruth’s Chris’                                     Tonalteca’s Margarita
Chocolate Lovers’                                 Gold on the Rocks
Delight Coffee
                                                  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
                                                                                                                Reservations at
Cranberry Martini                                 Mud Pie Martini

From the Kitchen of: The Colonnade, Scranton      From the Kitchen of: Woodloch Pines Resort,
                                                  Hawley
3 parts (1 cup) Cranberry Juice
2 parts (1/2 cup) Vodka                           1 oz. Stoli Vanilla Vodka
                                                  1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream




                                                                                                            Tunkhannock...
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
glass.
                                                  Shake first three ingredients with ice.
                                                  Drizzle martini glass with chocolate syrup.
Easy At-Home Mocha
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                                                 Serve up a conversation piece and tasty
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Local Pairing
            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
                                                                                                                                                              gallery a
                                                                                                                                                   new gift
            Chancellor pairs well with dark         earned the exclusive
                                                                                                                                              ing                 l find a
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                                                                                                                                          rniture wh                   tiful
                                                                                                                                                           of “beau
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
                                                                                                                                                         al flavor
of cacao, the better the combination,” says         with a thematic match to the menu in
                                                                                                                                           int ernation                 ence.
                                                                                                                                                             lf-indulg
                                                                                                                                                  ing or se
Maiolatesi. Raspberry Chancellor is priced          both price and style.
at $11.99 at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott                                                                                                  giv
                                                                                                                                                                                 Baker
Township, Mayfield and Hawley.                      • Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar at the
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           and Lube in Dickson City and             • Skytop Lodge, Skytop                                                                                                       Ralph Lauren
           Bloomsburg. The large, four-
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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
                                                               Belgium Brewery.
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
                                                                          event,” says
Professional Elvis Tribute      hosted its first Beer
                                                                          Arrowood.
Artist in the World by Elvis    Pairing Dinner over a
                                                                          Reservations are
Presley Enterprises. The        year ago when own-
                                                                          required; call 570-
Pittston native has per-        ers Bruce and
                                                                         836-3080.
formed worldwide, includ-       Kathryn Arrowood
ing Las Vegas, London           wanted to educate




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