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College night, but make it German: Hofbrauhaus wins best college night deal

College night, but make it German: Hofbrauhaus wins best college night deal

By Beatrice McDermott, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

It’s 9 o’clock on a Thursday night, and the cavernous dining hall at Hofbräuhaus is filled with live music, locally brewed beer and soft pretzels the size of dinner plates.

The best of the bunch: Pitt students’ favorite restaurants

The best of the bunch: Pitt students’ favorite restaurants

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pitt students voted earlier this month for The Pitt News on their “Best Of” for Pittsburgh. The categories ranged from best tattoo parlor to best spring break spot, but there was no category more popular than food.

Cathy cookie contest takes the cake

Cathy cookie contest takes the cake

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

They had the opportunity to combine the two with The Cathy Cookie Bake-Off, hosted by Pitt Residence Life, which transformed the William Pitt Union Ballroom on Tuesday into a candy wonderland.

Raising the bar: niche hangouts around town

Raising the bar: niche hangouts around town

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Not only is Mana, located on the North Shore, the only board game bar in Pittsburgh, but it is the latest in a trend of niche bars and restaurants in the Pittsburgh area, including Row House Cinema and Kickback Pinball Cafe.

Redhawk caffeinates the masses with wholesale roastery

Redhawk caffeinates the masses with wholesale roastery

By Charlie Taylor, For the Pitt News

September 30, 2019

Redhawk Coffee owner and roaster Braden Walter plans to open a new roastery in Sharpsburg by Nov. 1.

Staff Picks: Where to find the best coffee on campus

Staff Picks: Where to find the best coffee on campus

By The Pitt News Staff

September 25, 2019

A lot of college students drink coffee, 71.4% in fact. So, there’s a good chance if you’re reading this, you probably fill up with only two — or three, or four, or five — cups of coffee a day. You’re in luck, because our staff has assembled the best of the best places to get coffee on and around campus.

A nightmare pops up on Forbes Street

A nightmare pops up on Forbes Street

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

September 25, 2019

Most people’s first instinct would be to run far, far away from a place like this. But inside, groups laugh and stroll — horror is part of the fun at Nightmare on Forbes Street pop-up bar.

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

September 4, 2019

The Pitt Asian Student Alliance was responsible for bringing in Chen, a Chinese-American YouTuber specializing in food and travel vlogging known best for his channel, strictlydumpling. Strictlydumpling follows Chen’s journeys to different countries around the world and his explorations of the food scene in each respective place.

Staff Picks: Our favorite homemade snacks for a study break

Staff Picks: Our favorite homemade snacks for a study break

By The Pitt News Staff

April 15, 2019

When dining hall meals and Pop-Tarts won’t satisfy a body that is mentally and physically worn out from the semester, look no further than our staff favorite DIY snacks. Not to mention, spending some time cooking presents the perfect opportunity to take a study break or procrastinate.

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Winter has come to Pittsburgh’s Market Square. While the weather has been warming up, Bar of Thrones, a Game of Thrones themed pop-up bar, has opened downtown. The bar serves Game of Thrones-themed cocktails, along with beer, wine and certain food offerings.

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