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A carne asada burrito and a rice bowl from El Jefe’s Taqueria on Forbes Avenue.

Restaurant Review: El Jefe’s Taqueria Oakland

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
pened in July, El Jefe’s Taqueria is the newest restaurant in the former Kings Court Theater. Students should appreciate it as a Chipotle-adjacent option that is a short distance from campus with long operating hours for late night cravings.
Stack’d restaurant on Forbes Avenue.

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

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist August 22, 2019
Here are my top 10 restaurants that I can’t wait to be reunited with.
Pitt seniors Derek Arnold and Max Kneis petitioned to bring the band the Haus Band Trio back to Hofbrauhaus on College Night after it was replaced by a DJ. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

Battle for the band: students trade pop for performance at Hofbrauhaus College Night

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer February 1, 2018

In the great beer hall at Hofbrauhaus every Thursday night, college students dance under the warm light of chandeliers to authentic live music — partaking in a beloved College Night tradition. But...

The semi-annual Oakland Restaurant Week, hosted by the Oakland Business Improvement District, features six days of $6 lunches from 19 participating popular restaurants. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Oakland Restaurant Week hosts 6 days of $6 lunches

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...

Mesa is now open in Schenely Plaza, replacing Conflict Kitchen. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Southwestern restaurant spices up Schenley Plaza

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor September 6, 2017

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...

Thai Hana is expected to reopen on Saturday, September second. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

Thai Hana temporarily closed until violations resolved

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor August 31, 2017

The Allegheny County Health Department issued a consumer alert for Thai Hana and Sushi Bar Tuesday. According to the ACHD, the presence of roaches, flies and bags of rice infested by moths were among...

Courtesy of B52

B52: vegan cafe boasts ample options

By Megan Bray / Staff Writer May 24, 2016

Around 8:30 a.m., B52 Cafe, Lawrenceville’s newest vegan cafe, was still relatively empty. I began the excursion with a half pot of their green tea, brewed fresh and served in a stainless steel pot....

Oakland Restaurant Week offers cheap trials of fast and fresh eats

By Dan Willis / For The Pitt News June 3, 2014

When talking about Pitt’s nearby campus eateries, two words come up again and again: fast and fresh. Oakland is no place for a sit-down restaurant. Profit here comes from midnight snacks and hurried,...

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