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Staff Picks: Our favorite local restaurants

Pamela’s, a diner on Forbes Avenue in Oakland, is a favorite spot for Pitt students.

By The Pitt News Staff

July 20, 2020

To showcase local restaurants, here are the top places you’ll find us eating once we’re back on campus.

Oakland Avenue offering open-air dining through end of September

Oakland Avenue between Sennott Square and Forbes Avenue shut down on June 8 in order to provide outdoor seating space for the surrounding restaurants.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 8, 2020

Brandon Smith, the co-owner of Fuel and Fuddle, said the outdoor dining area opened June 12 and has seating for customers of his own restaurant and the neighboring Stack’d, as well as a common area where anyone can sit. Oakland Avenue will remain closed for outdoor dining until Sept. 30, according to Smith.

Moe’s Southwest Grill opens first digital location on campus

The new Moe’s in Oakland officially opened June 19 after delaying its opening for 10 weeks due to COVID-19.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

July 7, 2020

Although Moe’s Southwest Grill is most commonly known for its queso and customizable menu, the new Moe’s in Oakland might be known for something else — kiosks.

Fresh Fest to showcase black-owned craft breweries online

The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest, will go digital this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest Digi Fest, will go digital on Aug. 8.

Social distancing guidelines disrupt 21st birthday celebrations

Sarah Snavely, a junior mechanical engineering major, celebrates her 21st birthday with a family Zoom call.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

With bars and liquor stores closed statewide and on-campus life at a standstill, Pitt students are finding different ways to celebrate turning 21 this spring.

So you think you know about alcohol

How many pounds of grapes are used to produce the average bottle of wine?

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

April 8, 2020

Think you know about beer and wine? Test your knowledge here!

Oakland restaurants open for take out during coronavirus regulations

Various Oakland restaurants remain open for delivery and carry-out orders.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 18, 2020

Here’s a quick round-up of some nearby places you can pick up your next meal from before it's time to brave the grocery stores once again.

Global Brew connects Pitt students with coffee from all over the world

Global Brew, hosted in Posvar Hall’s Global Hub, aims to educate people on the details of the worldwide coffee industry and its economic implications and consequences for both producers and consumers.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

To educate students about the coffee industry, the Global Hub featured its third coffee-tasting event in an ongoing series, called Global Brew

The Perch honors Black History Month through celebration of Afro-Caribbean food

The Flow Band, one of Pittsburgh’s oldest reggae bands, performed at the Perch on Thursday night as a part of the Perch’s Black History Month dinner.

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

When planning this year's Black History Month dinner, Pitt and its dining contractor Sodexo decided to focus on Afro-Carribean dishes, featuring food from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Barbados and other areas.

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

Despite being located outside of Oakland, Hofbräuhaus was voted “Best Of” 2019 in several categories, including beer, college night and 21st birthday spot.

By Beatrice McDermott, For The Pitt News

January 30, 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.

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