Review: Bistro on the Avenue

KINGSTON — After the busy holidays, reconnecting and lingering over dinner and drinks with a good friend is a wonderful way to spend a rainy January evening, especially when you decide to meet at Bistro on the Avenue, located at 174 United Penn Plaza in Kingston. This location has long been known for its cozy […]

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Review: Powerhouse Eatery

WHITE HAVEN — On a very cold Tuesday evening, my dining partner and I entered the Powerhouse restaurant in White Haven, conveniently located just off Interstate 80 at Exit 273. In what was once the building dedicated to producing the electrical supply for the growing White Haven Sanatorium and medical complex in the early 1900s, […]

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Review: Oyster Restaurant

WILKES-BARRE — When entering the restaurant, I was greeted by what appeared to be the bartender and a waitress. I was waiting for my friend and decided to order a drink while waiting. The bartender and the Maitre D Darrel, suggested the Marilyn Monroe, a signature martini. This consisted of strawberry vodka and champagne, garnished […]

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The five best Super Bowl commercials, from Tide to Tide

This year’s Super Bowl commercials largely took a break from politics and offered up silly humor instead. Celebrity cameos ranging from rapper Cardi B to actor Chris Hemsworth brought out the best in the spots. We saw a few of them coming – Amazon and Doritos, for instance, released their ads online earlier this week […]

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Review: Jam-packed Timberlake halftime show fails to dazzle

NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts. Still, the singer made reference to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” the incident where he raised a ruckus by yanking off part of Janet Jackson’s costume and freeing her bare breast. Timberlake played “Rock […]

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EEI plans to break ground to build new Meadows Nursing & Rehabilition Center

DALLAS TWP. —Ecumenical Enterprises Inc. wants to break ground to construct a new Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation facility this spring off Route 118, attorney Thomas O’Connor, said Jan. 29. EEI operates The Meadows complex, which includes the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as well as several apartments for the elderly and an assisted living facility […]

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Review: The Woodlands

If you’ve been to any of the popular dinner and dance parties at the Woodlands recently, you know they leave little to be desired. That is, they’re close to perfect. I’d heard from quite a few friends who attended the Woodlands’ packed New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing celebration a few weeks ago. They told […]

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Paper, bamboo, Twizzlers: Restaurants consider alternatives to the plastic straw

Order a drink at Mama’s Fish House in Maui, and it’ll arrive topped with a black paper straw. At South Africa’s Conscious 108, you’ll likely get a straw made of steel. And at Harlem Public, waiters hand out Twizzlers, with their tips cut off, for sipping certain drinks. The best part? When they’re done slurping […]

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Review: Sabatini’s Pizza ~ Sabatini’s Bottleshop & Beer Bar

EXETER — Pull into Sabatini’s parking lot on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter on a weeknight, and you might think it’s a Friday. While it may very well be a Tuesday, as it was when I visited, you’re not crazy for suspecting the aforementioned. If you’ve never been there before, you probably didn’t expect to see […]

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Le Manhattan Bistro: Excellent authentic French cuisine in downtown Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — I’ve driven past Le Manhattan Bistro hundreds of times and I’ve always admired the building. Now, after dining at the French restaurant, I admire it even more. When we walked through the doors at Le Manhattan Bistro, we were greeted by our host, Patrick, who checked our coats in and took us to […]

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