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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Joe Slomowitz, Avi Moses and Oliver Yao, the co-founders of Potluck.

‘Meeting through eating’: New student-launched web app builds connections through food

By Jamie Sheppard, Staff Writer 12:35 am
“Potluck” is rebranding to “Greatings,” and the organization is launching a new website in March. Founded by students Avi Moses, Joe Slomowitz and Oliver Yao, users can join or create groups on the platform to meet up in person at a local eatery or brewery and socialize with new people.
A street sign for Atwood Street in Oakland.

Margs no more: Mad Mex Oakland closes indefinitely, cites ‘staffing struggles’

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2023
The Oakland location of Mad Mex closed suddenly Tuesday afternoon, less than four months after reopening following a yearlong hiatus.
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.
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.
Opinion | Simple hacks to elevate meals will improve your relationship with food

Opinion | Simple hacks to elevate meals will improve your relationship with food

By Grace DeLallo, Assitant Opinions Editor October 19, 2022
Life is too short to eat bad food. Learning to cook can be intimidating, but don’t attempt to replicate what professionals are demonstrating. Find a cooking style, as chaotic as it may be, that enables you to feed yourself with food that feels good.  
Viva Los Tacos, formerly the location of The O, on Forbes Ave in Oakland.

New tacos v. old dogs: Students, alumni compare The O to Viva Los Tacos

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
More than two years after The O closed, students and alumni reflect on the loss of the famous hot dog shop and the addition of Viva Los Tacos in its place.
A culture table at the East European Festival in the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday.

East European Festival celebrates cultural diversity with fashion, music and more

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer October 16, 2022
Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies held a festival Sunday in the Cathedral of Learning, which featured vendors, educators and advocates with roots from nearly every country in eastern Europe.
Students wait outside of a food truck near Sutherland Drive and Terrace Street Monday afternoon.

Local food trucks celebrate Latinx, Hispanic Heritage Month on campus

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer October 10, 2022
Students gathered outside the School of Dental Medicine to celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month in an event hosted by Pitt’s Office of Health Science Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Primanti Bros in Oakland.

Five sports bars where students can watch the homecoming game

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer October 5, 2022
If you’re opting to avoid the crowds at Acrisure Stadium, here are five sports bars where you can watch the homecoming game.
A Be A Good Neighbor Block Party in South Oakland in fall 2021.

Pitt’s Be A Good Neighbor Block Party fosters new connections for Oakland community

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
Pitt’s Office of Campus Engagement hosted its second block party of the year on 234 N. Dithridge St. in North Oakland on Tuesday evening.
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