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White Whale Bookstore
4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. whitewhalebookstore.com

While the coffee is not yet flowing in White Whale, they do have some drinks on hand. The Bloomfield bookstore now sells freshly squeezed juices from the Pittsburgh Juice Company and koumiss from their sister company Vibrant Sunshine Kombucha. Have a cold drink while reading the book on your next visit.

Plate It, Pittsburgh
verylocal.com

You like the cooking show Sliced? How about the local version? Plate It, Pittsburgh see two chefs compete with each other to cook a three-course dinner using ingredients sourced from local markets. The show can be watched on the Very Local streaming channel and is available through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.

Beer festival aged in wooden barrels
street Julia, 147, Larimer. eastendbrewing.com

The East End welcomes 14 local breweries to an event dedicated to everything aged in barrels, from stouts aged in bourbon barrels, to oak ale, sour and more. Apart from the East End, expect offers from Cinderlands, Grist House, Dancing Gnome and others. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m., tickets are already available.

Commonwealth Press Beer Barge 2022
350 West Station Square Drive, South Side. cwpbeerbarge.com

The event was originally scheduled for 2020, but, as in many pandemic cases, has been postponed. Now in 2022 the organizers are ready to join them at the Gateway Clipper, where you will be able to enjoy brews from local breweries. Tickets will go on sale in late March, the names of the participants will be known soon.

The Cheese Queen
156 Brownsville Rd., Mt. Oliver. thecheesequeen412.com

This spring, Mount Cheese Queen will open on Mount Oliver. The Cheese Queen is owned and operated by Megan McGuinness from the family that ruled them The McGuinness Sisters’ specialty grocery stores from 1980 to 2018. The Cheese Queen brings to the neighborhood gourmet cheeses, meats, nuts and dried fruits, so look for an opening date.

Wigle Whiskey
2401 Smallman St., Strip District and 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Ross Township. wiglewhiskey.com

Wigle wants customers to “turn green” for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebration with its scattered absinthe. Alcohol is described as being filled with “a variety of organic, whole vegetable,” including wormwood, fennel, mint, orange peel, and star anise.

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Ukrainian combination of food and drink from Wigle Whiskey

The distillery also offers a combination of food and beverages for those suffering from the crisis in Ukraine. “Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine, our Ukrainian-American neighbors, our Russian citizens who are courageously protesting against the invasion, and all those who are suffering because of this unnecessary violence,” an e-mail from Wigle said. The combination of food and drink in the Ukrainian style begins on Wednesday and includes Ukrainian tortillas with Pampushka cheese, seasoned with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese, combined with a spicy honey bourbon cocktail called “peace”, which in Ukrainian translates as “peace”. Reservations can be made now and all proceeds will bring effort World Central Cuisineterrestrial non-profit organization that provides food in response to humanitarian, climate and social crises in Ukraine.

Alta Via
6425 Penn Ave., Beach Area. altaviapgh.com

Later this month, Alta Via will open a new pizzeria in Bakery Square. The company Alta Via, which specializes in pasta, hopes that people will enjoy its cakes with a glass of wine or a craft cocktail, departing from the traditional pizza “grab-go”.

Vegan vinyl
1101 5th Ave., New Kensington. preservingrecordshop.com

Sweet Alchemy Bakeshop is hosting another Vegan Vinyl night in collaboration with the Preserving Record Shop in New Kensington on June 11, but they want a few more vendors to complement the amazing event selection. There are a few places left, so if you’re a local business looking to promote your goods, this could be a great opportunity for you. Head to linktr.ee/sweetalchemyllc to access the application.

A night of vegan soup
2603 E. Carson St., South Side. instagram.com/veganpittsburgh

Humane Action Pittsburgh takes them first The best vegan soup at Burgh Cook-Off on Sunday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the restaurants that serve soup will be Disfrutar, Farmer x Baker, Veggies N’At and others. Visit Vegan Pittsburgh Instagram and check out the link in their biographies for more details.

Casa Brasil
5904 Bryant Street, Highland Park. casa-brasil.com

Want to work in one of the coolest places in town? Join the Casa Brasil team. Now the restaurant hires a dishwasher, cook and other kitchen staff. The application process can be found on their website.

Farmer x Baker
1101 Powers Run Road, Fox Chapel. farmerxbaker.com

Farmer x Baker will open its place by the river on April 1st. Have dinner or dinner overlooking this beautiful place.

Scratch & Co.
1720 Lowrie St., Troy Hill. scratchandcopgh.com

Speaking of reopening, then after six weeks to rethink the business, Scratch & Co. will return to work (softly) on March 11th. With a new collaborative menu with small plates and meze plates, revolving dishes and kitchen tasting This rethinking of the menu is sure to enliven the Pittsburgh gourmet crowd.

Farm and dairy farm for goats rodeo
goatrodeocheese.com

This dairy farm in Allison Park took first place during the recent two-year cheese competition in Madison, Wisconsin. Goat Rodeo won with their Bamboozle cheese, a blend of goat’s and cow’s milk aged for two months in barrels washed with unfiltered pilsner from Pittsburgh-based Cinderlands Beer Co.


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