Ruth Corcoran in the Kitchen on PA Live with a spicy Shrimp Dip

Looking for a delicious holiday appetizer recipe, check out our fall recipes on PA Live.

Thank you to everyone who came in during our Dog Days of Summer event and helped us raise $3,000 to benefit the SPCA of Luzerne County!

Want a tasty Shrimp Salad for your labor day picnic, try our recipe from PA Live. Marinated Grilled Shrimp Salad

Check out this link from for 10 great restaurant patios in Pennsylvania, which includes the outdoor patio at Cork Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre.

Looking for a delicious summer pie recipe? Try Ruth Corcoran’s Banana Cream Pie recipe as seen on PA Live.

Catch our Recipe for Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa as seen on PA Live.

Thank you to everyone who brought in supplies for Blue Chip Animal Refuge during our supply drive in April!

Celebrating Mardi Gras in the Pa Live Kitchen and cooking Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya. Try our  Mardi Gras Jambalaya recipe as seen on PA Live.

Thank you to all who came out to support our Medium’s Gallery to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center! A wonderful cause and we appreciate all who came out.

See our recipe for Pork Rollantini on PA Live

Here are 2 great salad recipes from Cork Bar & Restaurant, as prepared on PA Live. Shrimp Panzanella and Southwest Chicken Salad.

If you’re a fan of basil, you will love our recipe for Seafood Linguini with Basil Pesto that appeared in the Times Leader.

Graduating from one of our local colleges or high schools this year? Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre will be open for dinners or graduation parties on Sunday, including the King’s College Graduation on Sunday, May 17 and the University of Scranton Graduation on Sunday, May 31. We are only minutes from the Mohegan Sun Arena, so make your reservations early by calling 570-270-3818. We do book up quickly.

Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre will be open Sundays in May for Mother’s Day and local college graduations, including King’s College and the University of Scranton. Reserve early, we book up on those dates.

Thank you for helping us to raise $800 for CEO/Weinberg Food Bank on September 26 in honor of Hunger Awareness Month. It’s a great cause and we appreciate everyone who came in to support it.


Thank you to everyone who helped us raise $1000 for CEO & the Weinberg Food Bank on September 27 for “Hunger Action Month.”

$2,300 was donated to the SPCA of Luzerne County from our  annual Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser to benefit the SPCA of Luzerne County that was held, July 30 through Saturday, August 3. Thank you to all who attended and helped us to support the SPCA.

Thank you to all of our wait staff who generously donated all of their tips, our kitchen staff, and everyone who donated prizes and attended the fundraiser to benefit the Tyler Winstead Memorial Fund on April 19th – I am thrilled to report that we raised over $3500 at the fundraiser!


Cork Restaurant and Corcoran Communications, owned by Ruth Corcoran, will receive the Small Business of the Year Award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s 127th Annual Dinner Meeting on November 15, 2011.  Commenting on the award, Chamber of Commerce Chairman David Payne of PNC Capital Markets, states, “Ruth is one of those rare people that not only runs one successful small business – but two!  Not only is Cork a wonderful restaurant, but it serves  as host facility for many special events that benefit nonprofits throughout the area.  Ruth’s creative approaches to these events, and to all of the clients she serves through Corcoran Communications, are outstanding.  She has that combination of professional excellence and commitment to community that we look for in this award.”

Cork Hosts Free Lunch for Flood Victims

Flood Victims in the Brookside section of Wilkes-Barre were treated to a complimentary Saturday afternoon lunch on September 17 at Cork. We were happy to serve a hot lunch to more than 100 guests!

Cork Bar & Restaurant Donates $2,300 to SPCA of Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, PA – August 30, 2011 –Cork Bar & Restaurant, located at 463 Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre, presented a check for $2,300.00 to the SPCA of Luzerne County this week. The check represented a percentage of the restaurant sales for the week-long “Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser” held at the restaurant earlier this month. As part of the annual fundraiser, customers were encouraged to bring their pooches to dinner on the outdoor patio. Pet-themed drinks and other specials were available, as well as a special menu just for pets!


Spring 2011: Cork helped raise funds for the Pittston Care & Concern Ministries at the Annual Junior League Wine & Dine.

Spring 2011: The Cork team raised the most money by a team in the Annual Do it For the Kids Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association.

Winter 2010-2011: Cork collected food for the Pittston Food Bank throughout the holiday season.

In Fall 2010, Cork supported an array of local organizations, including Leadership Wilkes-Barre and Junior Achievement.

Cork helped to raise more than $5,000 for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association at the Cork/WVCA Summer Luau in August 2010!

Cork Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Raised $1,800 for the SPCA of Luzerne County in July 2010!

Cork helped to raise more than $2,000 at our happy hour to benefit C & Y.

Cork joined 12 other area restaurants in support of three local non profit organizations – the CYC, WVCA and MFHS – at the annual Junior League Spring Wine & Dine Event. Over 300 people attended the event, which helped to raise funds for these 3 important organizations.

AWARD WINNER: Weekender 2010 Reader’s Poll…Best Restaurant, Best Fine Dining & Best Wine List!

We were proud to be a sponsor of a recent Leadership Wilkes-Barre event which honored 3 community minded individuals in our area – Ann Marie McCawley of the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Lynn Evans Biga of Luzerne County Head Start and Karen Evans Kaufer of Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. We applaud these ladies on their service to our community.

In 2009, Cork Bar & Restaurant helped raise approximately $10,000 to benefit area charities, including the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Children & Youth Services, The Junior League of Wilkes-Barre and the SPCA of Luzerne County among others. We are so pleased to be able to help organizations in the community in which we operate!


BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT and BEST WINE LIST in 2009 Weekender Reader’s Poll. Also receives runner up for BEST COCKTAILS & MARTINIS.

BEST WINE LIST and BEST FIRST DATE RESTAURANT in 2009 Diamond City/Electric City Reader’s Poll.

The Weekender Restaurant Review
Uncorking a Masterpiece

Times Leader Restaurant Reviews:
Good things under Cork

Electric City/Diamond City:
Fine Wining. Cork a new fixture in Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Trendy North End’…

Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal:
New business ‘uncorked’ in Wilkes-Barre

Electric City/Diamond City: Up Close & Personal
Ruth Corcoran brings good food, wine to Wilkes-Barre…




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Cork Recognized for Wine List..

December 2008…Cork is honored with a People’s Choice Award Diamond City/Electric City for the area’s Best Wine List.

April 2008…Cork is honored with a Weekender People’s Choice Award as the runner up for the area’s Best Wine List.