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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

People sit inside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue.

5 local coffee spots to get you through finals

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2023
There are plenty of local spots offering both working outlets and coffee that can sponsor your final grades. Here are the best coffee spots on and near campus for your comfy seating and caffeine addiction needs.
A pile of handmade pasta.

Peters Pasta makes handmade pasta with 2,048 egg yolks in collaboration with Outreached Arms Pittsburgh

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Ryan Peters, from the viral TikTok account Peters Pasta, recently collaborated with Outreached Arms Pittsburgh to craft handmade pasta with 2,048 egg yolks. The pasta was donated to Outreached Arms and other nonprofit organizations in Western Pennsylvania.
Phat Nguyen (left), bartender and owner of Phat’s in South Oakland.

Ruling Oakland’s bar scene with good vibes, teamwork: Phat Nguyen wins ‘Best Bartender’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor March 21, 2023
Phat Nguyen, one of Phat’s Bar’s owners and its namesake, won “Best Bartender” after students voted in The Pitt News’ annual “Best Of” survey.
Cupcakes at Love Made Edible Bakery in Brentwood.

Love Made Edible: Spreading love and friendship through sweet treats

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer March 21, 2023
Love Made Edible Bakery won “Best Black-Owned Business” in The Pitt News’ annual “Best Of” contest. The bakery opened about a year ago and is located about 20 minutes from Pitt’s campus in Brentwood.
Fuel and Fuddle on Oakland Avenue.

Pittsburgh’s best happy hour spots that won’t break the bank

By Grace Hemcher, Senior Staff Writer February 22, 2023
The search for tasty, affordable happy hour spots in any city is sometimes tricky. Here are five local happy hour spots with good vibes and great drinks.
Atmosphere at The JBF Gala: A Night of Award Winners at the Rainbow Room on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 in New York.

Local chefs named semi-finalists for James Beard Awards

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer February 10, 2023
This year, two Pittsburgh restaurant owners became semi-finalists for the James Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic Award 一 Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski of Apteka in East Liberty, and Nik Forsberg of Fet Fisk in O’Hara.
Joe Slomowitz, Avi Moses and Oliver Yao, the co-founders of Potluck.

‘Meeting through eating’: New student-launched web app builds connections through food

By Jamie Sheppard, Staff Writer February 3, 2023
“Potluck” is rebranding to “Greatings,” and the organization is launching a new website in March. Founded by students Avi Moses, Joe Slomowitz and Oliver Yao, users can join or create groups on the platform to meet up in person at a local eatery or brewery and socialize with new people.
The Cathedral of Learning.

10 perks you may not know you have as a Pitt student

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 30, 2023
Being a Panther has its perks 一 but many people don’t know what they are. Here’s a round-up of 10 advantages there are to life at Pitt.
Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 25, 2023
Spring semester is in full swing, and winter is well underway, but Pittsburgh is still bustling with plenty of upcoming events. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to look forward to in February and March.
A bartender strains a cocktail into a frozen cocktail glass.

Local bartenders give mocktail inspiration for Dry January participants

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer January 23, 2023
As the popularity of “Dry January” continues to rise, Pittsburgh bars prepare to provide plenty of mocktail options for customers.
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