With Thanksgiving just one week away, one of the questions that pops up around this time of year is “where can I volunteer to help serve a holiday meal?” In addition to volunteering, here are some Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh that support great local causes. Know of other events that should be on the list? Please share in the comments below.
Pedal for the Pantry 2018 – Food drive bike ride/race
Sat. 11/17 – for those who like to bike in the cold
This one caught my eye on Facebook because of the image posted on the Facebook event. Pedal… Read the rest
Three years ago, on Thanksgiving eve, I was asked via a Facebook post from a friend to volunteer to serve food at a free Thanksgiving dinner. I had no idea when I walked into the kitchen, that I was walking into much more than a dinner.
One of the many things I have learned from writing this blog, is the importance of meeting and talking with your fellow neighbors. While I am thankful that this blog, (the Facebook page, Twitter & Instagram accounts, and many local MeetUp groups) have made it possible to share more Pittsburgh stories, I am most… Read the rest
Just in time for the family fun of the holidays! Cold Turkey is a film about families and Thanksgiving. With an all star cast, including Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines, this looks like a promising film.
You can watch Cold Turkey online at Amazon and Google Play. If you would like to catch this film on the big screen, Cold Turkey will be showing at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont this Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online via Gathr.
A friend of mine sent me the preview to this film last week and I thought this… Read the rest
Maybe you didn’t get to eat enough pie on Thanksgiving or maybe you are just looking for an alternative to the craziness of Black Friday? Then this is an activity for you – the Beehive Coffee Shop is hosting a Pie Bake Off.
There are prizes for best sweet, best savory, and best themed pies. There is a $5 entry fee and a $3 fee to just come, watch, and sample pies. The winners will receive cash prizes!
Judges include the Beehive owner, Steve Zumoff; and Dozen owner James Gray.
Friday, November 26, 2010, 3pm-7pm
1327 E Carson… Read the rest
Everyone is surely thinking about food a lot more this week than usual. While planning your Thanksgiving feast, did you stop and think about eating fresh and local? This year for Thanksgiving, I’ll be enjoying my first taste of a fresh and local turkey from Pound’s Turkey Farm.
I wouldn’t have thought about a fresh and local turkey as an option for Thanksgiving if it wasn’t for my partner in crime, Rob de la Cretaz, who decided to weed out processed foods from his diet and eat fresh and local as much as possible after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by… Read the rest