Restaurant Feature: P&G Pamela’s Diner

Designation Level: Silver If any visitor to Pittsburgh ever asks, “where should I eat while I’m in town?” the response from locals is always the same: Pamela’s. The local diner, known for its crepe-style pancakes and Lyonnaise potatoes, is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, is synonymous with Pittsburgh. Ask anybody…even President Obama. But […]

Oakland, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Designation Level: Silver Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream serves up sweet frozen treats from its two vastly popular locations in Pittsburgh: on Highland Avenue in Shadyside, and in Market Square in Downtown. Millie’s is so popular locally that it has been named Best Frozen Treats/Ice Cream by Pittsburgh City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh for 3 years […]

Downtown, East Liberty, Shadyside, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House

Designation Level: Silver Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House is a beloved neighborhood pub and grub spot located on the charming shopping district on Beverly Road in Mt. Lebanon. For more than 30 years, Bado’s has been a part of the Pittsburgh community and a favorite spot among locals. In 2016, Bado’s earned a Silver […]

Mt. Lebanon, Silver Designation
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WESA: Sculpture Made From Recycled Straws Aims To Bring Awareness To Single-Use Plastics

January 22, 2019 Kathleen J. Davis An ocean scene made from nearly 27,000 recycled straws and other plastics debuted at the Carnegie Science Center last week. The large structure, called Straw Forward, depicts swimming sea creatures including a turtle, jellyfish and octopus, and a large white bird swooping over the water. The straws were collected […]

Press, Straw Forward
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Pittsburgh Current: Straw Forward Brings The Plastic Straw Pollution Conversation To Pittsburgh

January 22, 2019 Haley Frederick Among the national conversations that garnered major attention in 2018, perhaps the most unexpected was that of the plastic straw. Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban plastic straws and utensils in July of last year. Since then, others like San Francisco, Malibu and D.C. have followed with prohibitions […]

Press, Straw Forward
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The Almanac: Straw art installation highlights impact of plastic on the environment

January 21, 2019 Brad Hunt We may habitually toss stuff into garbage cans and put trash bags out by the curb, but our refuse still goes somewhere even when it’s no longer cluttering up our living spaces. “We can’t throw things away because there is no ‘away,’” according to Joylette Portlock, the executive director of […]

Press, Straw Forward
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