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The Oakland Open, a mini golf course installed by the Pittsburgh Innovation District on Oakland Avenue, is intended to generate business for local eateries and restaurants.

Pittsburgh Innovation District brings mini golf to Oakland

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
Located on the intersection of Forbes and Oakland avenues, the mini golf course, called the Oakland Open, sits in between an assortment of local businesses such as Fuku Tea, Stack’d and Fuel and Fuddle.
Brew Gentlemen is a craft brewery located in Braddock. Matt Katase and Asa Foster, both Carnegie Mellon University graduates, opened the brewery in 2014.

Pittsburgh craft breweries create new brews, sense of community

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With over 30 breweries in Pittsburgh alone, there are many options for locals and tourists who indulge in a good craft brew.
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor was voted the best beer distributor in Oakland, according to The Pitt News’ readership. The store switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario, who owned and operated the distributor for just three months shy of 30 years.

Mellinger’s continues legacy with new owners

By Alex Busterna and Charlie Taylor March 24, 2021
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario.
Hemingway’s Cafe announced last Friday that it will reopen March 31, with modified hours to account for the state’s current 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales. The reopening comes more than a year after the bar, located on Forbes Avenue, initially closed on March 14, 2020.

Hemingway’s Cafe to reopen at end of month

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor March 22, 2021
According to Elvasky, when the bar shut down last year, he had to discard about $15,000 worth of food and beer.
African Cuisine, Pittsburgh’s first Nigerian restaurant, opened in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.

African Cuisine brings Nigerian cooking to Pittsburgh

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
Saudat Lawal, a native of Nigeria who runs the restaurant, decided to open a Nigerian restaurant in Pittsburgh after seeing the lack of options for African food in the City.
Local nonprofit Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid’s distribution center in North Point Breeze.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid keeps food on workers’ tables

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 17, 2021
What started as a Facebook group and a small operation on McGill’s front porch now helps hundreds of workers and their families every week.
Pitt alumnus Ferdinand Metz currently serves as the president of the Culinary Institute of America.

Q&A: Alumni Association award winner Ferdinand Metz on America’s culinary landscape

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer October 20, 2020
This homecoming week, the Alumni Association is recognizing Metz for his combination of experience and education. Since graduating from Pitt, Metz has built a career that incorporates his business education with his passion for food.
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor.

New Pitt Dining executive chef breaks culinary glass ceiling

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2020
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, and is in charge of all the meals at all the dining halls on campus. She has also been in the food industry since she was 15.
Pitt sophomore Madison Myslewicz began her food instagram, @madisoneatss, to pass the time during quarantine.

Pittsburgh food Instagrammers use social media to make mouths water

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
Many users know food accounts across the globe for their delicious dishes, but local food Instagrammers want to showcase what Pittsburgh has to offer.
Ree Drummond is a celebrity chef best known for her show “The Pioneer Woman” on Food Network.

Staff Picks: Celebrity chefs we trust the most

By The Pitt News Staff September 23, 2020
If you’re looking for a new recipe and don’t know whose to try, we’ve got you covered.
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