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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Apteka on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

Diversify your palate with these Pittsburgh restaurants

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor October 16, 2023

Sick of the superfluous surplus of chicken on Forbes and Fifth? Hop on a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and pretend you’re boarding an international flight. Close your eyes as you tap your Pitt ID and...

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.
Apteka on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

Local restaurants offer fun, tasty vegan-friendly dining options

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer January 11, 2023
January is Veganuary month — a month-long challenge founded in 2014 by an organization with the same name 一 which seeks to encourage people to take part in a vegan diet. In honor of it, here are some great vegan-friendly dining options in Pittsburgh.
Local nonprofit Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid’s distribution center in North Point Breeze.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid keeps food on workers’ tables

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor February 17, 2021
What started as a Facebook group and a small operation on McGill’s front porch now helps hundreds of workers and their families every week.
Primanti Bros. is a sandwich shop chain that finds its roots in Pittsburgh.

Oakland restaurants ‘delivering’ on expectations despite COVID-19 restrictions

By Bobbo Craig, For The Pitt News September 23, 2020
Although many restaurants have been able to open their doors to the public, many are still feeling the detrimental effects of COVID-19. To be in accordance with Allegheny County COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants must close their doors by 11 p.m., keep the number of people in the building below 25% of full capacity, maintain social distancing and enforce mask-wearing.
Various Oakland restaurants remain open for delivery and carry-out orders.

Oakland restaurants open for take out during coronavirus regulations

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor March 18, 2020
Here’s a quick round-up of some nearby places you can pick up your next meal from before it's time to brave the grocery stores once again.
Opinion | 5 things you should know before working in a restaurant

Opinion | 5 things you should know before working in a restaurant

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist September 25, 2019
Before you find yourself in the midst of providing a “pleasant dining experience,” here are five things that I wish I had known before standing in your shoes.
Atwood Street’s Bootleggers is a popular bar among students during the school year.

Changing seasons means more sales for Oakland businesses

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer September 11, 2018
For students, autumn heralds pumpkin spice, sweaters and the mass migration back to school. For Oakland restaurants, that migration means business.
Located right by Pitts campus on Oakland Avenue, Fuel and Fuddle offers students a late-night menu with half-price options. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Student restaurant deals should go beyond Oakland

By Delilah Bourque | Columnist May 30, 2018

The best part of being a Pitt student is the endless dining options available around campus — and the deals that come with them. Whether it’s late-night, half-price pizzas at The Porch or Stack’d’s...

Hello Bistros cuisine features a variety of salads and burgers. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Staff picks: cheap eats in Oakland

By TPN Staff August 21, 2017

With Red Oak Cafe’s closure, Pitt students could go hungry come fall. But here at The Pitt News, we won’t let that happen. There are plenty of restaurants in Oakland to choose from — you just need...

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