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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The famed 60-year-old Oakland restaurant had an empty storefront on Saturday evening.

Pitt alumni look back on 60 years of The O

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2020
The shop, founded in May 1960, was famous for its hot dogs and gigantic stacks of fries that were comfort food to many generations of Pitt students.
Mario’s Saloon’s Oakland location opened Thursday.

Mario’s opens doors in Oakland

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor May 28, 2019
Inside Mario’s Oakland Saloon Thursday night, pop hits blasted over speakers as the bar filled to the brim with students and locals celebrating its grand opening.
Peter’s Pub on Oakland Avenue will close its doors for the last time Friday, 
May 25. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Pitt alums remember Peter’s Pub

By Samuel Weber | Staff Writer May 23, 2018

At Peter’s Pub in Oakland this past weekend, the generally happy atmosphere of a normal Sunday night was nowhere to be found. Bar staff and friends sat around the bar reminiscing about their time working...

(TPN File Photo)

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

By Grant Burgman | News Editor May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook...

The exterior of Peter’s Pub in Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Point: Going out in Oakland gives a feeling of home

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor April 13, 2018

Read Assistant Opinions Editor Sarah Shearer's counterpoint column here. Like most Pitt students of age, I only really have a hazy recollection — at best —of going to Peter’s Pub on my 21st birthday...

Ian Snyder, a senior political science major, logs into his Zipcar app at the Zipcar spot in front of the William Pitt Union on Forbes Avenue. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Try before you buy: rentable items in Oakland

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer November 17, 2017

For Pitt students of all ages, the end of the fall semester is a time for studying, planning vacations and searching for rentals — and not necessarily housing rentals. Students looking to try before...

Beta Bites, located on South Bouquet Street, received a consumer alert for violating multiple Health Department standards. (TPN File Photo)

Beta Bites, Peter’s Pub receive consumer alerts

By Henry Glitz | News Editor June 20, 2017

Oakland restaurant Beta Bites received a consumer alert Tuesday, joining Peter’s Pub as the second local restaurant to receive the designation from the health department in June. Oakland eatery Beta...

Hungry for more: Competition heats up among Oakland’s Asian restaurants

By Josh Ye, Staff Writer December 25, 2016
Where the last few decals of the old Pittsburgh Pretzel Sandwich Shop on Forbes Avenue used to stick, a poster of an energetic Chinese chef, smiling as he hand-pulls noodles, now brightens the dark window.
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