Wilkes-Barre good eats
I passed through W-B yesterday, and I purposely had packed an ice chest in the car so I could stock up on frozen Pizza L'Oven pizza. They (and a handful of other places in that area, e.g., Victory Pig) make a style that is unique - it has a thick, oily, but also bubbly and crisp bread crust, minimal tomato sauce (more chunks of it than sauce), and mozzarella cheese on top. Garlic is introduced somehow, but I could not tell you where / how. The only add-on topping is onion (highly recommended).
It is sold by the piece, which is a 2" x 4" rectangle. The place I visit is in Hanover Township, just before the bridge over the Susquehanna River (what I call the Carey Avenue Bridge, but I've been out of town for 35+ years ... it's a new bridge and probably called something else now). You can eat in there, too. For eat in, note that it comes to you seemingly in the form of bread-based napalm. Let it cool a bit before your first bite, or you'll never taste any of it. Or speak properly for a week.
Note that this is NOT the legendary Old Forge pizza, but a different animal altogether. Old Forge is "up the line" towards Scranton, and might warrant a field trip if you are so inclined. They probably don't say "up the line" there anymore, either ...
/sighs his 'man of a certain age' sigh ...
Two really great Japanese steakhouses/sushi places up there are Mirakuya and Katana. La Tolteca is great if you like Mexican. And if you are looking for a nice casual bar with great food, The Chicken Coop has amazing chicken and a great menu selection.
41 S Main St Ste 6, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
La Tolteca Restaurant
907 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382
533 Scott St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702