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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.
Apteka on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

Local restaurants offer fun, tasty vegan-friendly dining options

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer January 10, 2023
January is Veganuary month — a month-long challenge founded in 2014 by an organization with the same name 一 which seeks to encourage people to take part in a vegan diet. In honor of it, here are some great vegan-friendly dining options in Pittsburgh.
Whoville: A Grinch-Themed Pop-up Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn on Forbes on Saturday.

Whoville pop-up bar brings ‘The Grinch’ to Oakland

By Punya Bhasin, Contributing Editor December 6, 2022
With shiny ornaments and glistening snowflakes, the holidays are here in Oakland, and the Whoville pop-up bar wants to provide some Christmas spirits — literally.
Pitt students hand out food at the Indian cultural table during the Muslim Student Association’s Halal-a-palooza in the William Pitt Union on Friday evening.

MSA at Pitt’s ‘Halal-A-Palooza’ returns to showcase Islam throughout the world

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer December 4, 2022
Around 150 attendees gathered in the WPU ballroom to learn more about Islamic culture throughout the world at MSA’s Halal-A-Palooza on Friday. The room was full of booths displaying various Islamic countries’ cultural attire, cuisine and more.
A carne asada burrito and a rice bowl from El Jefe’s Taqueria on Forbes Avenue.

Restaurant Review: El Jefe’s Taqueria Oakland

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
pened in July, El Jefe’s Taqueria is the newest restaurant in the former Kings Court Theater. Students should appreciate it as a Chipotle-adjacent option that is a short distance from campus with long operating hours for late night cravings.
One of Patty Irrgangs cooking classes in her home in Murrysville.

‘Food connects people’: Pitt alumna to publish tailgate cookbook

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Patty Irrgang, a Pitt graduate, plans to bring her first cookbook, “All About Tailgating!” to the University Store on Fifth by the first week of December.
Two children dance during Sunday’s Polish Festival in the Cathedral of Learning.

PolishFest 2022 spreads cultural knowledge and awareness on campus

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Upon entering the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room on Sunday, a rich aroma of fried dough and pierogies, as well as the sounds of Lithuanian and Polish folk music, greeted around 150 visitors.
A Pitt student models in Friday’s Fall Fashion and Food Truck Fest in the William Pitt Union Plaza.

Pitt’s first fall fashion and food truck fest benefits United Way

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor November 7, 2022
Pitt’s first Fall Fashion and Food Truck Fest took place Friday, with student models, multi-ethnic food trucks and student DJs from WPTS radio station.
A guide to healthy cooking in college

A guide to healthy cooking in college

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
Making good meal choices in college can be daunting for students who have never cooked before, but General Tso’s Monday and Taco Tuesday are only good so many times before they get old.
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