Iced tea, prix fixe lunches and other Pittsburgh food news

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Photo: Courtesy of East End Brewing

Homewood West YOU ARE HERE Neighborhood Beer by East End Brewing

Farmer x Baker
285 River Ave., Aspinwall.
Experience Root cellar, a pop-up supper club presented by Farmer x Baker and Allegheny RiverTrail Park. Enjoy a five-course prix fixe dinner overlooking the Allegheny River on select Saturdays throughout the winter. Root Cellar’s first event on Dec. 3 will feature dried persimmon burrata, sweet potato blinis, celery and horseradish trout, scallion pasta, and pomegranate and goat rodeo. Reservations are $125 per guest. Service begins at 6:30 p.m., and guests are welcome to bring their own spirits.

Sunaview Farms
280 Roaring Run Road, Champion.
Go to the Lavrsky Highlands special screening and dinner focused on the Lenape Nation. It will be held on December 4 at 5:00 PM at Sanaview Farms, Get together documents the story of “several Native Americans working to reclaim the food of their ancestors,” according to a press email. Prior to the screening, Pennsylvania naturalist and forester Mary Bush will host an event on the importance of local seeds and provide attendees with seeds to take home. The event will also include a panel discussion with members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and the Mountain Watershed Association. Space is limited for this free event and registration is required.

Hazelwood Local
4604 Monongahela St., Hazelwood.
Hazelwood Local presents Perfume and snowthe last event of the year in partnership with Con Alma and House of Woods. Taking place on December 10 from 6.30pm to 9pm, the event invites guests to take part in a festive cocktail class led by Con Alma mixologists, light refreshments and a festive floral bouquet workshop, all in a Scottish pub style. The events are free, but a small donation is required to attend. All donations collected will go towards the Hazelwood Toy Drive. Reservation required.

Cinderlands Foederhouse
3705 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
Cinderlands Foederhouse announced on Instagram its return to its regular breakfast schedule, promising to offer dishes like eggs benedict with sour cream and chives, ham and hollandaise. Brunch is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Federhaus. Cinderlands Warehouse will now have brunch on Sundays.

Creatives Drink x Lawrenceville Distilling or
The Creatives Drink Networking Series has teamed up with Lawrenceville Distilling to create a refreshing iced tea. Named after a form of public transport, The T combines Earl Gray Breakfast Tea, locally produced vodka and lemon, and is 8% ABV. Find “T” on tap at more than 30 different locations throughout the Pittsburgh region or in canned versions available at Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores or online.

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Earl Gray Breakfast Tea used in The T by Creatives Drink and Lawrenceville Distilling

East End Brewing
Julia, 147, Larimer.

East End Brewing continued its line YOU ARE HERE Neighborhood Beers from Homewood West. The Saison-style release is described as presenting “really delicious notes of lemon and pepper with herbal undertones.” You can buy in a store, pick up from the street or with delivery.

“Gingerbread house” contest.
414 Grant Street, Downtown.
The City of Pittsburgh has opened voting for the 2022 Audience Choice Exhibition and Contest. A press release said, “There were many unique pieces, while Pittsburgh landmarks and icons were once again reflected in the competition entries, including Horne and Andy Warhol’s holiday tree,” adding that the new “City Neighborhoods” category highlighted Spring- Hill, Stanton Height and South Side. This year’s entries, including special 20th-anniversary creations by local chefs, will be on display through Jan. 6, 2023, in the lobby of the City-County Building. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will continue until December 31.

Necromancer Brewing
2257 Babcock Blvd., North Hills.
Looking for a gift for that creepy person in your life? Necromancer announced a new line of sweatshirts with horned skeletons and a roasting Reaper. The brewery is now accepting pre-orders for the product, which is scheduled to be released on December 17.

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