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Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Columns, Opinions

I grew up in a small town about 25 miles outside of the City — near the Pittsburgh International Airport — called Moon Township. It was common for people from my town to attend schools in and around the City, and I come from a long line of Pitt alumni. But I was independent as a kid and wanted to have new...

Sree’s Foods serves up Indian cuisine in Oakland

Sree’s Foods serves up Indian cuisine in Oakland

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Nestled next to Peace, Love and Little Donuts on Meyran Avenue sits a small, family-owned shop selling homemade Indian food. A colorful sign hanging from the top of the building reading “Sree’s Foods” welcomes customers into the quick-service restaurant. Sree’s Foods is a restaurant that serves a...

Oakland Restaurant Week hosts 6 days of $6 lunches

Oakland Restaurant Week hosts 6 days of $6 lunches

By Shahum Ajmal and Elizabeth Donnelly | For The Pitt News

January 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Students on a budget can ditch Market Central for the week and try out a new restaurant on Forbes or Fifth Avenue for a discounted price instead. Oakland Restaurant Week — which takes place from Monday, Jan. 29, to Saturday, Feb. 3 — is hosted and funded by the Oakland Business Improvement Di...

Review: Salud Juicery opens in Oakland

Review: Salud Juicery opens in Oakland

By Elizabeth Donnelly | For The Pitt News

January 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Just blocks away from Pitt’s campus, Oakland residents now have access to a tasty and healthy alternative to frozen treats and juices. Salud Juicery recently opened its fourth location in the Pittsburgh area — tucked away at 3400 Fifth Avenue. The unadvertised soft opening Friday, Jan. 5, allow...

Best of Oakland food run

Best of Oakland food run

By Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News

January 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

When I woke up Thursday morning, I felt a little stressed. Weighed down by schoolwork I had yet to complete, and with a long band practice ahead of me that evening, I knew I needed some good food to carry me through the day. I realized the only logical option was to eat at The Pitt News readers’ fav...

Top ten diets for a better you in 2018

Top ten diets for a better you in 2018

By Sarah Shearer | Assistant Opinions Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Waist-deep in January, as we currently are, many students find themselves already sitting in the middle of a pile of empty chocolate chip bags and miserably shattered New Year’s resolutions. But kicking yourself over broken resolutions is the last thing you should be doing — we still have 49 week...

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

By Jaime Viens / Contributing Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Each year we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November — we eat turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes to commemorate the 1621 feast at which Pilgrims and Wampanoags peacefully gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts. And every year since, Americans have put aside their own family...

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sitting by the candle lights and surrounded by the people I loved, I experienced my religion — Judaism — as a culture of warmth and comfort. Growing up, Friday nights at my home were a time of decompressing from a week’s worth of work, a time I could spend with family without worrying about...

Pitt students on wheels deliver meals

Pitt students on wheels deliver meals

By Caroline Bourque and Rachel Glasser | News Editors

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

On the first night of her new job, Harley McCain witnessed a high-speed car chase. “This big black SUV comes flying by at like 75 mph, and of course it’s a 25 mph street, and I’m like what the heck,” she said. “And I turn around ... like, what is happening. All these cop cars going flyi...

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Pitt community mitigates food waste

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Pitt community mitigates food waste

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Joe’s decision to dumpster dive for the first time was based on pure impulse. It helped that he wasn’t completely sober. “I wasn’t really looking for anything, I was a little bit drunk and I saw the dumpster and thought, ‘Hmm, I bet there’s some good stuff in there,’” he said. Jo...

Co-opportunity: Co-ops thrive in East Liberty

Co-opportunity: Co-ops thrive in East Liberty

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

At a farmers market in East Liberty, customers flock to stands lined with red-capped apple cider jugs and stacked wooden crates filled with fresh fruits and vegetables to cross grocery shopping off their to-do list for the week. In Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhood, two farmers market cooperatives ...

Southwestern restaurant spices up Schenley Plaza

Southwestern restaurant spices up Schenley Plaza

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

The style of food at Robert Sayre’s new restaurant has confused some passersby. “We’ve had to convince Pittsburgh that it’s a New Mexican restaurant, not a ‘new’ Mexican restaurant. So that’s been a bit of a struggle at times,” Sayre said with a laugh. Sayre is the owner and head ...

Next-day shopping? How Whole Foods and Amazon could change the game

Next-day shopping? How Whole Foods and Amazon could change the game

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News

September 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

You could never accomplish today what John Mackey and Renee Lawson did in 1978 Austin, Texas. The college-dropout couple opened what would eventually become Whole Foods, which Amazon bought in August for $13.7 billion. Many criticized the natural food marketplace for “selling out” to Amazon, and feel tha...

Pitt grads create food truck tracker

Pitt grads create food truck tracker

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories

Paul Landry is a foodie on the move who likes food on the move. That’s why he found himself driving from his home near the Pittsburgh International Airport to Shadyside one evening in 2013 in pursuit of a specific food truck. “The neighborhood I heard the truck was in was where I stayed when I attended Pit...

Traditional treats trump trends

Traditional treats trump trends

By Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

July 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It's a sweltering Friday evening in Oakland as I sit on my porch. I'm craving something sweet, creamy and icy. I pull up Google and dig into my recent searches — yes, this is a weekly occurrence — for "ice cream near me." The options abound. I could pay $8 for a fancy, not-so-fantastic double chocolate ...

Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 7, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Upon entering one of Pittsburgh’s many eateries, you’ll probably find a bright green sticker smacked on the front window, signifying the Allegheny County Health Department’s approval. Most county restaurants have earned the green sticker — nearly 4,200 restaurants are adorned with the badge ...

Q&A: the scoop on Pittsburgh’s food culture

Q&A: the scoop on Pittsburgh’s food culture

By Eric Acosta / for The Pitt News

September 30, 2015


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

David Bernabo is a tough man to label as anything but an “artist,” but even that doesn’t do him justice. Bernabo has made visual art installations, owns a lengthy discography, dances, choreographs and is now releasing his second film project — an introspective three-part documentary on Pitts...

Meat & Potatoes: A tasteful blend between casual and upscale

Meat & Potatoes: A tasteful blend between casual and upscale

By Abby Hoffman / For The Pitt News

February 23, 2015


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

We often talk about “meat and potatoes” like “bread and butter” — a go-to staple in any person’s diet. But the restaurant Meat & Potatoes, with its only location downtown on Penn Avenue, serves up fare that is anything but conventional. Meat & Potatoes, which debuted in spring 2011, is a...

Revived from the ashes: Copy Chef returns to TPN

By Ellie Petrosky / Copy Chief

September 8, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

Back with a new byline and a new face — the Copy Chef.That’s me! Hi, my name is Ellie, and I am here to teach you how to create affordable culinary creations fit for the college student’s palate and wallet.When I’m not fulfilling my duties as The Pitt News’ copy chief, I can often be found in the k...

Britishisms

Britishisms

By MCT Campus

December 2, 2013


Filed under Archives

It started with ‘cheers.’ Are tea and scones next?

TPN’s resident Brit gorges on Oakland’s greasiest grub

By Dylan Abbott / Staff Writer

November 7, 2013


Filed under Archives

The popular perception concerning American cuisine in my home country of Britain often gravitates toward certain adjectives. These can include fatty, greasy, fried and just generally a bit excessive. Yet, in my mind, these aren’t necessarily all bad.As a stiff-upper-lip Brit who has lived under th...

Despite challenges, Pittsburgh’s food trucks on a roll

Despite challenges, Pittsburgh’s food trucks on a roll

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


Filed under Archives

For Allison Hilkert, the general manager of the BRGR food truck, food on the go isn’t a term reserved for her busy customers.The newest craze to hit Pittsburgh is the food truck, an on-the-go restaurant parked on the street that serves both full meals and snacks. Food trucks have been popularized by ...

Homecoming Edition: Game day grilling done right with the Copy Chef

By Pat Mallee / Copy Chief

September 26, 2013


Filed under Archives

No football game-day experience is complete without a great pregame tailgate. And to have a truly great tailgate, you’ll need some truly great food to munch on.Over time, a particular blend of cuisines has become the hallmark of tailgate dining — part barbecue, part picnic. And while many tailgat...

Homecoming Edition: The Beer Nerd’s guide to tailgate brews

By Jackson Crowder / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Archives

If beer is the best thing on earth, then sports are the second best. Thus, it should come as little surprise that beer and sports go together as well as they do. Beer and sports go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper and Catelyn and Eddard Stark.Naturally, things that go together well...

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