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Students report ignored dietary restrictions in Pitt’s quarantine housing

Dozens of students have entered Pitt’s quarantine and isolation housing.
September 30, 2020
For Emma Krapels, Pitt’s COVID-19 quarantine housing made her sicker than before she entered, but not from coronavirus. Krapels — who has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where eating gluten causes damage to the small intestine — said she suspects she was given gluten on Sept. 17 while in the housing, causing her to “vomit profusely.”

The Quarantine Cookbook | Stir-fry for the end times

The Quarantine Cookbook | Stir-fry for the end times
As we settle in to self-isolation, we're sharing some of our favorite delicious, easy-to-make recipes for the hungry at home.
March 19, 2020
Bailey Sasseville's trusted stir-fry recipe is adaptable to whatever happens to be in your kitchen and is sure to please your health-conscious parents.

Dine-in services shutdown has Oakland restaurant owners worried

Dine-in services shutdown has Oakland restaurant owners worried
March 17, 2020

Spice Island Tea House, a southeastern Asian eatery on Atwood Street, has provided steady service for 25 years — but it’s never had to deal with state-mandated closures because of a pandemic before. “Everything’s...

Cathy cookie contest takes the cake

Chef Randolph Russell from Sodexo constructs a model Cathedral of Learning out of gingerbread.
January 8, 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.

VIDEO: Word on the Street: Food Robots

November 12, 2019

What's the deal with these new Starship food robots? Let's see what some students think.

Weekend Watchlist: Food edition

Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” fame.
September 26, 2019
Weekend Watchlist is back! In honor of this week’s Dining Guide, TPN staffers picked their favorite food-related shows that are currently available to stream.

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

YouTuber Mike Chen spoke at the Pitt Asian Student Alliance’s event “ASA Presents: Mike Chen” on Tuesday evening.
September 4, 2019
The Pitt Asian Student Alliance was responsible for bringing in Chen, a Chinese-American YouTuber specializing in food and travel vlogging known best for his channel, strictlydumpling. Strictlydumpling follows Chen’s journeys to different countries around the world and his explorations of the food scene in each respective place.

Groceria Merante: 40 years of food and family

The Groceria Merante celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday.
August 26, 2019
Groceria Merante, the family-owned Oakland staple, celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend with a neighborhood block party on Saturday, bringing out a crowd of about 1000 people.

Top 10 | Restaurants to hit when you get back to school

Stack’d restaurant on Forbes Avenue.
August 22, 2019
Here are my top 10 restaurants that I can’t wait to be reunited with.

Staff Picks: Our favorite homemade snacks for a study break

Tofu cooking in a pan.
April 15, 2019
When dining hall meals and Pop-Tarts won’t satisfy a body that is mentally and physically worn out from the semester, look no further than our staff favorite DIY snacks. Not to mention, spending some time cooking presents the perfect opportunity to take a study break or procrastinate.
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