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S&D Cafe


1425 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
https://www.facebook.com/sanddcafe/
Email : s_dcafe1@mail.com
Phone : 412-281-1819

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Bluff
County: Allegheny
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : Stephanie Mancini and DeeAnn Hanshaw - Owners

Sustainability Practices:


General

Points
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation on our website, menu, and/or marketing materials

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to post the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant decal in a place visible to restaurant guests

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
3 points We include updates on our sustainable actions within staff meetings

Restaurant's statement: During meetings, we address our sustainable actions and see what improvements can be made.
5 Points for General

Waste Reduction

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2 points We recycle all of the following materials: paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum

Restaurant's statement: We are only able to recycle cardboard boxes at the Forbes Pride Building and we recycle those.
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following large materials/items: appliances, building materials, cabinets, countertops, windows, doors, flooring, mirrors, furniture, toilets, sinks

Restaurant's statement: We have taken stainless steel equipment to recycling stations.
3 points We practice "root-to-stem" or "nose-to-tail" cooking

Restaurant's statement: Products are used fully throughout our menu. For example, ends and peels are used to make stocks for soups.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: Our menu and specials are posted on chalkboards.
2 points We do not use plastic bags to bag take-out items or have instilled an "offer first" approach to bagging take-out items in plastic

Restaurant's statement: We offer plastic bags before bagging items.
3 points We have eliminated the use of polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers (boxes and cups) for take-out use

Restaurant's statement: We use plastic recyclable take-out packaging.
1 point We purchase polystyrene foam or Sytrofoam containers (boxes and cups) that are made with post consumer recycled polystyrene

Restaurant's statement: Some of the cups for hot beverages are made from post-consumer recycled polystyrene.
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: We use plastic recyclable take-out packaging.
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: Our guests receive utensil packages that include one napkin.
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: We use paperless ordering and billing for La Prima and Mancini's bread.
1 point We encourage guests to bring in their own reusable bags, coffee mugs, or containers to package their unconsumed food

Restaurant's statement: We encourage our customers to bring their own coffee cups to fill or bring back the one they purchased earlier for a refill - they get a discounted price.
22 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

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2 points We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils, only running the dishwasher when it is full, and/or basin style washing

Restaurant's statement: We hand scrape all our cookware and presoak before washing. We also use basin style washing.
3 points We have addressed water conservation through the efficiency of our toilets

Restaurant's statement: The restrooms our customers use in the Forbes Pride Building are equipped with low-flow toilets.
3 points We have addressed water conservation through the efficiency of our urinals

Restaurant's statement: The restrooms our customers use in the Forbes Pride Building are equipped with low-flow urinals..
1 point We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping

Restaurant's statement: We do not hose our areas, but use a broom and damp mop to clean.
2 points We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system

Restaurant's statement: We regularly check for leaks and repair them immediately.
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: We do not wastefully use water by leaving it running.
12 Points for Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

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2 points We have addressed energy efficiency through our windows and doors

Restaurant's statement: The windows in the seating area provided to our customers have had a double-pane window installation.
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

Restaurant's statement: The flourescents above the kitchen are are T8s.
5 points We use LED bulbs in lighting or emergency exits

Restaurant's statement: Emergency exits are equipped with LED bulbs.
2 points We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours

Restaurant's statement: We do not leave lights on during non-operating hours.
2 points We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off

Restaurant's statement: We only turn on lights in spaces when it is needed.
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

Restaurant's statement: We regularly clean the coils as does the maintenance of the building.
1 point We turn off all electronic equipment at the end of business or place them in energy saving mode

Restaurant's statement: We power down all electronic equipment at the end of the day.
2 points We power down the kitchen equipment during slow, idle times

Restaurant's statement: We power our equipment only during the breakfast and lunch rushes of business.
2 points We have installed a barrier between the outside air and main entrance (air curtain, foyer, double doors, indoor curtain, revolving door)

Restaurant's statement: We are located inside a larger building far from the entrance.
2 points We have insulated all refrigeration cold suction lines

Restaurant's statement: Cold suction lines came insulated on the refrigerators.
3 points We use daylight sensors or adjust our indoor lighting based on natural sunlight available

Restaurant's statement: The seating area provided for our customers is lit by natural lighting.
27 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
2 points We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local community organization, community members, or cause

Restaurant's statement: We will donate or fundraise for anything that is requested. We have donated a lot to the Bethlehem Haven.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: 100%
2 points There is a secure location to store bicycles at or near our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: There are a couple spots outside where a bike could be securely fastened.
7 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

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2 points Our employees participate in volunteer activities

Restaurant's statement: We have volunteered to help with Thanksgiving Dinner with local shelters.
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: Our owners live in Beaver County.
3 points We offer our staff training to further enhance career development

Restaurant's statement: We offer our employees to go for Serve Safe certification paid by us. We also do some culinary training for our employees.
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

Restaurant's statement: We always offer emergency rides for employees.
3 points We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts

Restaurant's statement: Our employees are provided a minimum of 11 hours of non-working time between shifts.
3 points We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively

Restaurant's statement: We are not open on Saturdays and Sundays.
3 points For employees earning hourly wages, we guarantee a minimum amount of weekly working hours

Restaurant's statement: Our employees work five days/wk.
3 points We offer our FOH and BOH employees vacation time

Restaurant's statement: We offer time off to all employees.
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: Our employees work throughout our operations.
3 points We provide employees with the ability to move between front and back of house positions

Restaurant's statement: Employees prepare food and also serve customers.
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: At some point through an employee's time with us raises are considered.
1 point We provide discounts for our employees at our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: Our employees can eat a soup or sandwich free on shift. If things are taken home, they get half off.
2 points We provide bonuses or incentives for employee performance

Restaurant's statement: For big catering jobs, we sometimes offer bonuses to employees.
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: We have a small, but diverse staff.
33 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
3 points When Energy Star or energy efficient equipment is not available or attainable, we make it a priority to purchase refurbished appliances or equipment

Restaurant's statement: A lot of our equipment was purchased refurbished or reused.
2 points We serve certified organic, fair trade, and/or bird friendly coffee and/or tea

Restaurant's statement: We serve La Prima - its is organically roasted and also a fair trade product.
3 points We derive some items or ingredients locally (i.e. cheese, milk, coffee, tea, juice, baked goods, beer, wine, spirits, invasive species, raw baking materials)

Restaurant's statement: Coffee is from La Prima and bread is from Mancini's.
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: Soups, salads, some sandwiches rotate through. We serve lighter fare in the summer.
4 points We purchase items at the local Farmer's Market

Restaurant's statement: We frequent many farmers markets.
3 points We can, pickle, or preserve foods

Restaurant's statement: We occasionally can some sauces and soups.
3 points We make at least one of the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, jams, jellies, juices, soups, broths, stock, chutneys, syrups, salsas

Restaurant's statement: We make soups, desserts, salad dressings, stocks - we make everything in house.
3 points We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, or spirits (including mixers)

Restaurant's statement: We make our own iced tea.
8 points When in season, we source 46-100% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: In season, we source about 75% of produce from local farmers markets.
32 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides half portions of select menu items or small plates (tapas)

Restaurant's statement: All sandwiches can be ordered in 1/2 with a cup of soup or salad.
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: We have many vegetarian options. We offer a Vegetarian Reuben and a sandwich called "Nothing but Vegetables", to name a couple.
2 points Our restaurant provides menu items or side dishes marketed as healthier, lower calorie options than our traditional menu choices

Restaurant's statement: We have an entire menu that features menu options under 500 calories.
2 points Our restaurant provides entrée items served with fruits and/or vegetables

Restaurant's statement: Chips are typically served with our sandwiches, but salads (for an upcharge) or fresh fruit can be substituted.
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: We have gluten-free bread and wraps so anything can be made gluten-free.
2 points Our restaurant provides calorie counts

Restaurant's statement: We have a menu that lists all items under 500 calories.
2 points Our restaurant provides low-sodium options

Restaurant's statement: Any of our salads are low in sodium.
3 points Our restaurant provides organic, non-GMO ingredients in beverages or raw baking materials used for food

Restaurant's statement: Some of the raw baking materials are organic.
2 points Our restaurant provides ancient grains (barley, farro, quinoa, polenta, amaranth, spelt, kamut, chia, sorghum, freekeh, teff, millet)

Restaurant's statement: Some salads are made with quinoa in the summer.
2 points Our restaurant provides smaller sized soda options

Restaurant's statement: We only have cans of soda - all are 12 ounces.
3 points Our restaurant provides whole grain ingredients are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Children can be made a sandwich with whole grain bread.
3 points Our restaurant provides fruits or vegetables are offered with children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Children can be served a piece of fresh fruit as a side with a sandwich as opposed to chips.
3 points Our restaurant provides alternatives to soft drinks for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: juice or water
3 points Our restaurant provides lean proteins are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: chicken breast and turkey breast
3 points Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: We can offer children a sandwich made with turkey breast or chicken breast. A side for the sandwich could be piece of fresh fruit.
2 points We use healthful, plant based oils for cooking and baking (containing predominantly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - no trans-fat/partially-hydrogenated oils)

Restaurant's statement: olive oil and vegetable oil
3 points We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status. (Note: If your restaurant is located in Allegheny County, completing these requirements will earn you status as a LWA Restaurant in addition to your SPR designation. If your restaurant is located outside of Allegheny County, you will receive points toward your SPR designation by meeting LWA Restaurant requirements.)

Restaurant's statement: We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status.
41 Points for Nutrition