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Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

  By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Chocolate cupcakes may be sweet, but Gwyn Zollinger is taking a chance on sour. The owner of Happy Camper Cupcakes will be swapping her batter’s usual ingredient, vinegar, for sauerkraut juice and some of the fermented vegetable. Zollinger’s pierogie-inspired cakes will be found among hot dogs, tacos […]

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Diners seek healthy habits in raw foods

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Diners seek healthy habits in raw foods

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Fifteen years ago Janet McKee, a high-powered executive in Pittsburgh, was working her way up the corporate ladder, but she was also facing serious health problems. It was a life-altering dilemma – take a potentially cancer-causing drug the rest of her life or remove part of her large […]

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Pittsburgh juice companies provide healthy options

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh juice companies provide healthy options

By Annie Stephan, Point Park News Service: When Steve Bland found he was unable to replenish essential nutrients and vitamins while doing yoga on a regular basis, he began seeking out a way in which to fulfill the nutrient void. He started juicing. Sherry Quinn, owner of GOODLife juices, said her business was also the brainchild […]

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Dobra brings global tea traditions to Squirrel Hill

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dobra brings global tea traditions to Squirrel Hill

By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: Dobra Tea patrons in Squirrel Hill sit at small tables on floor pillows, chatting over warm cups. The smell of tea wafts through the air, and the soft sounds of foreign music fill the colorful room. Before it was on Murray Avenue, Dobra started in Prague, in the […]

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Pittsburgh chefs serve up Thanksgiving to go

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh chefs serve up Thanksgiving to go

By Liz Furrer, Point Park News Service: Five years ago, John Dziadyk received so many phone calls about whether his restaurant offered Thanksgiving dinner takeout that he decided to try it. Now he receives 30 takeout dinner orders per year. Across town, executive chef John Fraser will serve homemade cranberry orange relish, and Jeanne Lewis […]

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The secret life of a beekeeper

| November 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
The secret life of a beekeeper

By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: It was the 1970s in Aliquippa, and Mitch Markovich liked his Honda motorcycle and the two neighbor girls down the street, but he didn’t like bees. The tiny black-and-yellow honey-makers scared him, but the Rogish sisters loved honey about as much as they liked riding on Markovich’s motorcycle, […]

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Market strives to be first historic living building

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Market strives to be first historic living building

Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News service: Schwartz Living Market is not a spectacle people come from all over to see. It is not much different than any other building in South Side, at least not in a way anyone would notice just walking by. The building’s wooden floor is plain to see, but patrons might […]

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Pierogies take center stage at food expo

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pierogies take center stage at food expo

By Chelsea Cibella, Point Park News Service: Pittsburghers will soon know the answer to who makes the best pierogi in the ‘burgh. The second annual Hometown-Homegrown Food Expo at the Heinz History Center will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in partnership with Good Taste! Pittsburgh. The theme last year was […]

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Mouthwatering Market Square meals, quality eats for under $10

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mouthwatering Market Square meals, quality eats for under $10

By Justin Druga, Point Park News Service: At NOLA on the Square, you can get a wood-fired flatbread with mozzarella, red onions and basil pesto at lunch for $9. The Sienna burger at Sienna Sulla Piazza in Market Square is loaded with house-dried herbs, tomato-basil jam and ProvoNello provolone cheese on Italian bread for $10. Two […]

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Consumers go local in Western Pa.

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Consumers go local in Western Pa.

By Donna Winnick The Pioneer Tim Hileman, a produce farmer at Kistaco Farm, thought about getting federal organic certification for his products at Western Pennsylvania farmer’s markets, but found the process so difficult that he has decided to promote them only as “locally grown.” However, some vendors still feel that getting their organic certification is a necessary step for […]

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