Catch up with some old friends and chow down on some local treats when an annual block party returns for another go in Scranton this weekend.
Mid Valley Senior Community Center: The Inn at Hunt's Landing Italian festival bus trip, today, departs 9 a.m., returns 5:30 p.m., $65; Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs bus trip, June 6, departs center 9:30 a.m., departs casino 4 p.m., $25 by Wednesday;
ANDY GAVIN'S, 1392 N. Washington Ave.: today, Kevin Vest; Friday, the Wanabees; Saturday, Invisible Swordsmen.
ARTURO'S BAR & EATERY, 140 Main St., Dupont: Saturday, FullCircle.
BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, SIN Night;
Time to break out the picnic favorites this Memorial Day weekend - hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad.
Oh, and don't forget the baked beans. But before you plow forth with your recipe, consider Jeanne Lewis' Reunion Baked Beans.
I only drink chardonnay when I have to. If I visit a winery, chardonnay is usually the last thing on my list. I've been biased by the chardonnay bashing and the volumes of mediocre chardonnay on the market.