Join us for this month’s ‘Speak Freely’, the popular series of frank interviews with notable leaders in the community sharing their stories about their entrepreneurial journey.
This month, we’re excited to have with us Kevin Sousa.
A pioneering chef, Kevin has been repeatedly recognized by the James Beard Foundation (Best New Restaurant Semi-finalist, Best New Chef & Best Chef Mid-Atlantic Category nominations), and received accolades from local (Rising Star Chef & Chef of the Year – Pittsburgh Magazine) and national press (People’s Best New Chef – Food & Wine Magazine, Replanting the RustBelt – New York Times). .
Kevin… Read the rest
Here’s an obvious fact: Pittsburgh’s identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we’re nicknamed the Steel City, which we’re reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns.
But those of us who have lived in, worked for, and loved this city for any significant amount of time know how very much more there is… Read the rest
Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge – we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization.
Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE. I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned to continue to do more for the city.
PULSE stands for Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. … Read the rest
Meat lovers rejoice! Not one, but TWO new BBQ places have opened in Pittsburgh.
Kevin Sousa, who opened Salt of the Earth last year and Station Street Hot Dogs a few weeks ago – officially opened Union Pig & Chicken this eve. Union Pig & Chicken is Located on Highland Avenue a few blocks from the intersection of Highland and Penn. There is indoor seating, the menu is available online at www.UnionPGH.com. They offer a selection of meats, sides, whiskey & burbon cocktails and beer from East End brewing.
Thanks to a loyal reader we learned that YinzBurghBBQ opened recently… Read the rest
Twitter is all abuzz about the newest establishment to open in Pittsburgh. Station Street Hot Dogs, located on Broad Street (kind of behind the new Target) in East Liberty, official opens today at 4pm.
We got a sneak peek at the place from Dave Lagnese (who is a super supporter of the neighborhood – stop by and say hello to him at the East Liberty Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings – he is the man behind the Kew Park coffee bar).
Here is his report on Station Street with a few photos…
Station Street Hot Dogs opened today at 5:00.… Read the rest