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Brew Gentlemen look to expand beyond Braddock

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brew Gentlemen look to expand beyond Braddock

By Drew Frichtel, Point Park News Service: Two young entrepreneurs developed an adventurous mission to create craft beer while still attending Carnegie Mellon University. They acted on their dream, developed a Kickstarter campaign that yielded more than $32,000 and found unlikely support from Braddock’s mayor. Now, they are one catalyst for the re-birth of a former steel […]

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Brothers bring authentic Mexican food to Pittsburgh

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brothers bring authentic Mexican food to Pittsburgh

By Don Noel Ranasinghe, Point Park News Service: Mevan Dissanayake picked up a soft-shell taco covered in hot salsa. Without any hesitation, he took a bite from it as the salsa and pieces of pork carnitas fell off the taco onto the plate. “Oh, man. This is delicious, so much flavor in one bite,” Dissanayake said […]

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Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

By Dan Duran, Point Park News Service: Stephanie Kielar is the co-owner of The Café at Wittenauers, a restaurant located in Poland, Ohio. Kielar, 24, who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in culinary arts last year, has been running the cafe for the past three months. The Café at Wittenauers, […]

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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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