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Pitt Ph.D. student Brett Bankson wins Top Chef Amateur competition

Pitt Ph.D. student Brett Bankson wins Top Chef Amateur competition

By Darin Fields, For The Pitt News September 14, 2021
For Brett Bankson, a 28 year old Pitt Ph.D. candidate and recent "Top Chef Amateurs" winner, food is a medium in which to interact with other people and the world around us.
Pittsburgh’s Irish Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary Friday through Sunday with Irish food, dancing and even an area to pet Irish and Celtic dog breeds.

Pittsburgh’s 30th Annual Irish Festival turns Homestead green

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Pittsburgh’s Irish Festival, founded in 1991, celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend with Irish food, dancing and Irish and Celtic dog breeds such as border collies.
​​The Pittsburgh Taco Festival, held Saturday at the Strip District Terminal, is an annual celebration of all things taco. The festival had over 25 different food trucks and vendors, each selling their own culinary takes on tacos and other Latin American food.

Pittsburgh Taco Festival brings Latin American food, culture to the Strip District

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer September 13, 2021
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like tacos. Luckily, there’s a festival in Pittsburgh that celebrates the dish, with food trucks, live music and more.
Pitt community members can find food vendors from local farms and eateries gathered at the William Pitt Union Plaza every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through Oct. 28.

Pitt farmers market brings farm-fresh food to Oakland

By Sophie Earwood, For The Pitt News September 9, 2021
If you’re looking for fresh produce, you can find vendors from local farms and eateries gathered at the William Pitt Union Plaza every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through Oct. 28 at Pitt’s Farmers Market.
Pitt celebrated the grand openings of two Saxbys, a Philadelphia-based coffee shop that opened its locations for business on the ground floor of Hillman and the Cathedral of Learning this past Wednesday.

Saxbys locations open at Pitt with business opportunities for students

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 2, 2021
For those caffeine and breakfast sandwich lovers, luck has come your way. Pitt’s campus is now home to two Saxbys, a Philadelphia-based coffee shop that opened new locations for business this past Wednesday.
Picklesburgh, held Aug. 20-22 Downtown, featured vendors, live music and a 35-foot-long Heinz pickle balloon.

Picklesburgh a big dill for downtown Pittsburgh

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer August 25, 2021
The sixth annual “Picklesburgh” festival — presented by Kraft Heinz and produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership — was a Friday-to-Sunday celebration on the Andy Warhol Bridge of all things pickled, and included vendors and live music.
Picklesburgh, pictured, is one of several upcoming Pittsburgh food fests, taking place Aug. 20-22 on the Andy Warhol Bridge in Downtown.

A guide to Pittsburgh’s must-see fall food festivals

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer August 17, 2021
Here is a foodie’s ultimate guide to Pittsburgh’s fall food festivals. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the start of our first in-person semester in more than a year than to eat like there’s no tomorrow.
Pitt's new Smokeland BBQ food truck at a launch event in front of the William Pitt Union on Friday afternoon.

Pitt Eats launches new barbecue-themed food truck

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer August 7, 2021
Oakland is about to get a lot smokier this fall semester. Pitt student’s meal options have recently expanded to include a brand new food truck, Smokeland BBQ, boasting freshly made and locally sourced barbecue.
Picklesburgh will return from Aug. 20-22 on the Andy Warhol Bridge. The summer food festival centered around pickles will also include cooking demonstrations, pickle drinks, pickle ice cream and more.

Picklesburgh to return in late August

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 14, 2021
Picklesburgh, the iconic pickle festival held every summer on one of Pittsburgh’s three sister bridges, will return in full fermented form from Aug. 20-22 on the Andy Warhol Bridge.
With businesses continuing to reopen, ice cream shops in Pittsburgh, such as Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, hope to provide a treat for everyone.

Pittsburgh ice cream shops head into a summer business revival

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News July 14, 2021
Ice cream parlors often offer a radiant atmosphere complete with nostalgic fluorescent signs and rows of delicious flavors, but just like any food establishment, the COVID-19 pandemic affected shops serving up the classic dessert.
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