Designation Level: Gold When Kaya opened in the Strip District in 1996, one very large question loomed over its exciting introduction of bold, Caribbean-inspired flavors and small plate options set in a fun, vibrant, and colorful atmosphere: would Pittsburgh’s dining public turn out for this departure from the norm? More than two decades later, an […]

Silver Designation, Strip District
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Designation Level: Silver Offering a modern, immersive French cuisine, and situated in a historic building with a beautiful view across Pittsburgh’s bustling East Liberty neighborhood, The Twisted Frenchman offers guests an experience they won’t soon forget. Earning a Silver designation with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program proves that community well-being and environmental health are as […]

East Liberty, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: V3

Designation Level: Silver V3 Flatbread Pizza specializes in fresh, organic, and local ingredients with a fast casual build your own pizza concept. The downtown location of V3 has earned a Silver designation with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program, demonstrating their commitment to community well-being and environmental health within the Pittsburgh region. The V3 experience allows […]

Downtown, Lawrenceville, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: The Commoner

Designation Level: Silver Nestled slightly beneath street level in the historic Beaux-Arts style James Reed Building, known to Pittsburghers and travelers today as Hotel Monaco, sits The Commoner. Neatly contrasting the above-ground features of Hotel Monaco, with its white walls and eccentric brightly-colored decor, this subterranean gastropub features an elegant, post-industrial-feel with exposed steel beams, […]

Downtown, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: Mineo’s Pizza

Designation Level: Silver In Pittsburgh, Mineo’s and Pizza are nearly synonymous with one another. For over 60 years, Mineo’s Pizza has been a staple of Squirrel Hill and a community favorite. Neighbors aren’t the only ones raving about the pizza though. Tasting Table named Mineo’s as the best pizza in Pennsylvania, and one of the […]

Silver Designation, Squirrel Hill
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Allegheny Front: Plastic Straw Sculpture Draws Attention to Ocean Pollution

January 25, 2019 Kara Holosopple In the RiverView Cafe’ at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, kids take time out from the exhibits to sit down for a snack or lunch. This winter, they are joined by a giant, white seagull feasting on a colorful plastic fish. The seagull is made of plastic, too. It’s […]

Press, Straw Forward
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