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Patrons wait in line to order from the Totopo Cocina & Cantina food truck at Thursday’s Food Truck Roundup outside of the William Pitt Union.

Food trucks bring Pitt community together for a good cause

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
Pitt’s Conference Services team organized the Food Truck Roundup on Tuesday afternoon. Sue George, administrative specialist of Conference Services, was in charge of organizing the event with Ilona Margolin, a sophomore health informatics major.
A man serves himself coffee.

Pittsburgh coffee shops from around the world

By Anoushka Parnerkar, For The Pitt News April 12, 2022
Within a few miles on Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue, coffee lovers can take a trip from India, Italy, Colombia and more. For those looking to expand on their palate, these shops each have their special brand of beverage to offer.
A bartender strains a cocktail into a frozen cocktail glass.

‘It’s kind of a rush:’ Student bartenders talk life behind the bar

By Grace Hemcher, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2022
Oakland is swarming with places to grab a drink, and the person serving you from behind the bar could be a fellow Pitt student.
Joe Slomowitz, Avi Moses and Oliver Yao, the co-founders of Potluck.

Pitt students develop Potluck app to connect people through food

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Potluck is a platform where users can connect with each other online and meet up to have a meal. Currently, Potluck is still in development by a group of Pitt students, but they have a growing community of interested individuals.
Gussy’s Bagels & Deli on Fifth Avenue.

Staff Picks | Pittsburgh’s best breakfast spots

By The Pitt News Staff March 23, 2022
Pittsburgh, luckily, has plenty of breakfast spots and lovely coffee shops that students can visit to get their breakfast fix. We have plenty of suggestions, for whatever kind of day you’re having.
The outside of 5801 Video Lounge & Bar in Shadyside.

5801 Video Lounge & Bar offers safe space for LGBTQ+ community, allies

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2022
5801 features three bars in its building — one immediately upon entering, one after following a rainbow carpet upstairs and then another opposite their outdoor patio seating area.
Abby Batkhan, a barista and Pitt student, stands with a cup of coffee in the Amos Starbucks.

‘Really liked the action’: Student baristas talk coffee

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
Around Oakland, there’s a place on practically every corner to grab a cup before classes — Dunkin, Starbucks, Divvy Coffee & Buns, Saxbys and more. And the baristas who whip up your drink are, more often than not, fellow Pitt students.
Avocado toast (left) and banana and peanut butter toast (right).

Six easy meals to defeat your hangover

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer February 23, 2022
A raging headache, the urge to vomit and the insatiable thirst for anything wet and cold — all those shots last night were not worth it. But the day must go on, and food is fuel. Try these meals from staff writer Sarah Demchak to defeat that killer hangover.
Pastries on a counter in Big Dog Coffee in South Side.

Pittsburgh’s quirkiest and most diverse local coffee, tea shops

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer February 18, 2022
Check out these six local Pittsburgh coffee and tea spots to fuel your caffeine addiction and to find a new favorite study spot — or study break.
Students perform during the Lunar New Year festival held by Pitt’s Chinese American and Vietnamese student associations on Saturday.

CASA, VSA host 2022 Lunar New Year Festival in WPU

By Shreya Singh, For The Pitt News February 14, 2022
Pitt’s Chinese American and Vietnamese student associations hosted a Lunar New Year festival on Saturday, returning to an in-person celebration. The event included performances from student artists, R&B singer Thuy and many more.
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