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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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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