We love beer, and so we were happy to have been invited to the PGH Beer Blogger Dinner last Wednesday on December 6th. The event, presented by the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance (PBA), a full-service trade association representing the wholesale tier of distributors of malt and brewed beverages in PA, featured beers from Fat Head’s Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery paired with dishes from Lot 17 where the event was hosted.
At the beginning of the event, attendees were given a packet full of PBA related information, including a document that indicated the economic impact of the beer industry here in… Read the rest
One of the best kept patio secrets in Pittsburgh, is the patio at the East End Brewing Brewery in the Larimer neighborhood. Last year they transformed the parking lot into a delightful beer garden.
The East End Brewing Brewery has always been a family-friendly spot for spending an afternoon. The patio makes this a great place for everyone to spend a hot summer afternoon with a cold beer (or root beer, which they usually have on tap). Just a heads up that East End Brewing also has a location in the Strip District, the East End Brewing Taproom, so make… Read the rest
This is one of this historic things about Pittsburgh that I think is so fascinating that I assume everyone knows. But I am amazed how many people don’t know that the new(ish) bar in the basement of the William Penn Hotel which is named Speakeasy, really was a speakeasy back in the day.
I love old hotels. I love visiting old hotels. I love the book “Eloise,” which is about a girl who grew up in the Plaza hotel in New York city. I love the stories about the New Yorkers who lived in the Plaza hotel for years. (Check… Read the rest
Yes, Pittsburgh, for one day only, you can celebrate Thanksgiving in April. The Gobblerito is the much loved thanksgiving-dinner-in-a-burrito that MadMex offers each fall. But according to the most recent newsletter from Big Burrito (the parent company of MadMex), Tuesday, April 25, 2017 is Gobblerito Pumpking Day.
It’s Thanksgiving in April as The Gobblerito comes out of hibernation for just one mad Tuesday, and brings along the last of our Southern Tier Pumking stash.
Both are available while supplies last. Avoid the crush, do lunch!
It looks like both the Gobblerito and Pumpking will be available at all of the… Read the rest
Today is the day! The first Friday of lent kicks of 40 days of fish fry Fridays. The Friday fish fry is an annual church fundraiser. During the 40 days of Lent, many Catholics give up meat on Friday and so churches offer a fish dinner (sometimes a fish lunch). Even if you aren’t Catholic or if church isn’t your thing, all are welcome to dine at the fish fries. I think it is fair to say that the fish fry has developed a cult following of Pittsburghers searching for the best fried fish, fried side and pierogi that a… Read the rest