Restaurant Feature: Rita’s Italian Ice

Designation Level: Bronze Rita’s Italian Ice is well known around the country for its sweet treats, especially during those hot summer months. Originally founded in Pennsylvania, Rita’s franchises can now be found in more than 30 states across the nation, including two locations in the city of Pittsburgh. These locations, on Fifth Avenue in Oakland […]

Bronze Designation, Oakland, Squirrel Hill
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Restaurant Feature: Bangkok Balcony

Designation Level: Silver Located in the heart of the Squirrel Hill commercial district, Bangkok Balcony serves a wide menu of Thai culinary favorites, and offers a fully stocked bar of wine, beer, and cocktails. Since 2017, Bangkok Balcony has also been recognized as a Silver designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, demonstrating a commitment to supporting Pittsburgh’s […]

Silver Designation, Squirrel Hill
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Mad Mex

Sustainability Level: Gold Mad Mex is a popular chain of well-known local and regional restaurants that describe their food style as “Funky Fresh Cal-Mex.” In other words, their primary cuisine is Mexican, but they also incorporate culinary influences from North America, Southeast Asia, and Spain. Mad Mex can be found all across Pennsylvania, but eight […]

Cranberry, Gold Designation, Lakeside, Monroeville, North Hills, Oakland, Robinson, Shadyside, South Hills
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Restaurant Feature: Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Designation Level: Gold Perched atop Mount Washington for the past 20 years, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is as synonymous with high-quality, fresh seafood from all around the world as it is with its scenic views of the Golden Triangle. In addition to its unparalleled seafood, since 2016 Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has been a Gold […]

Gold Designation, Mount Washington
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Restaurant Feature: William Penn Tavern

Designation Level: Silver When it comes to charming neighborhood bars and eateries, there are few more beloved in Pittsburgh’s East End than William Penn Tavern. Nestled along Bellefonte Street, just a block removed from Shadyside’s bustling Walnut Street, William Penn has been serving up draft beers and delicious bar bites since the early 2000s. Beyond […]

Shadyside, Silver Designation
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Good Food Pittsburgh: Speed Dating for Farmers Matches Local Producers with Restaurants & Retailers

Nov 16, 2018 It seems pretty obvious that behind every great farm-to-table restaurant must lie at least one great farm. But it raises a question known to matchmakers wide and far: How do you pair up the right farmer with the right restaurateur? Bringing farmers to the table where decisions get made is so important […]

Local Food Matchup, Press
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