A Modern Ramen Joint
Gene and Miranda Philbin, husband-wife team, started Peculiar Culinary Co back in 2012 by hosting pop up dinners around the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.
Over the next couple of years, the catering business grew from small parties and corporate events to weddings and we decided to add a mobile kitchen, gaining our client base by referrals and social media. In the fall of 2015, we opened Peculiar Culinary food truck. Events with the food truck included local festivals, breweries, bars, catering events and occasional lunches at Scranton’s Courthouse Square or pop ups at The Keys!
We continued hosting special dinners over the course of this time, while located in Hughestown, PA. We also collaborated with Sabatini’s Bottleshop on several beer dinners and parked our green food truck there every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday, until we opened our brick and mortar in Downtown Scranton in 2018. We continue to receive requests for the food truck at various events, however we no longer have one. Maybe we will again someday!
We made a couple national television appearances. Gene was featured on the holiday episode, “Dashing Through The Isles” on the Food Network show Guys Grocery Games, where he won the opportunity to go on a mad dash through the supermarket. Both Gene and Miranda were featured on CNBC’s Restaurant Startup episode “Small Markets, Big Dreams” as well.
In the summer of 2017 we began the planning of our brick and mortar restaurant. With the help of a local developer and design team, our dream came to life! Over the course of our years serving the NEPA area, we have served a variety of cuisine from comfort food, pub grub, tacos to ramen. We have love for Asian cuisine and Gene has such a passion for putting our spin on these dishes. Peculiar Slurp opened in May of 2018.
At Peculiar Slurp we offer table service and takeout with an open kitchen concept in our 41 seat restaurant. The décor is an eclectic mix of brick, bright colors, local art, Edison lighting and rustic wood and stainless steel. We offer a rotating selection of craft beer, fruit infused sake, seasonal cocktail and local wines. We also offer a variety of hot and cold brewed teas, coffee, and craft sodas as well. We also love to have fun and experiment with our daily features.
Check out our Family Style Meal kits for Take out.