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Staff Picks: Our favorite local restaurants

Pamela’s, a diner on Forbes Avenue in Oakland, is a favorite spot for Pitt students.

By The Pitt News Staff

July 20, 2020

To showcase local restaurants, here are the top places you’ll find us eating once we’re back on campus.

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

Szechuan serves customers at their storefront on Oakland Avenue.

By Joshua Gaylord, For The Pitt News

February 15, 2019

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits, and I studied at College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri before my time here at Pitt. The o...

Best of Oakland food run

Pamela’s Diner is known for its specialty hotcakes. (Photo by Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News)

By Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News

January 19, 2018

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...

Staff picks: Oakland bites

Alex Nally | Staff Photographer

By TPN Staff

May 31, 2016

In a New York Times feature story earlier this year, writer Jeff Gordinier dubbed Pittsburgh’s burgeoning food scene a “cultural youthquake.” You might have heard that the Steel City — highlighted by an onslaught of quirky restaurants, including the Fairfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty an...

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