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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.

The best of the bunch: Pitt students’ favorite restaurants

Noodlehead in Shadyside claimed the title of Best Thai in The Pitt News’ “Best Of survey.”

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Pitt students voted earlier this month for The Pitt News on their “Best Of” for Pittsburgh. The categories ranged from best tattoo parlor to best spring break spot, but there was no category more popular than food.

Cathy cookie contest takes the cake

Chef Randolph Russell from Sodexo constructs a model Cathedral of Learning out of gingerbread.

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

They had the opportunity to combine the two with The Cathy Cookie Bake-Off, hosted by Pitt Residence Life, which transformed the William Pitt Union Ballroom on Tuesday into a candy wonderland.

Raising the bar: niche hangouts around town

The Kickback Pinball Cafe in Lawrenceville features an assortment of more than 20 pinball machines for visitors to play.

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Not only is Mana, located on the North Shore, the only board game bar in Pittsburgh, but it is the latest in a trend of niche bars and restaurants in the Pittsburgh area, including Row House Cinema and Kickback Pinball Cafe.

Redhawk caffeinates the masses with wholesale roastery

Redhawk Coffee is commonly frequented by Pitt students.

By Charlie Taylor, For the Pitt News

September 30, 2019

Redhawk Coffee owner and roaster Braden Walter plans to open a new roastery in Sharpsburg by Nov. 1.

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