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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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: Cafe Phipps

Designation Level: Platinum It’s fitting that Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a trailblazer for constructing living buildings and fostering sustainable practices, has an accompanying restaurant that operates with the same sustainable values. Named one of the Best Museum Restaurants in the United States by Food & Wine magazine, Cafe Phipps serves a wide variety of […]

Oakland, Platinum Designation, Restaurants
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Only in Oakland: Two Oakland-Based UPMC Hospitals Achieve Sustainability Designation

David Pirozzi May 18, 2017 UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC have achieved Silver Plate and Gold Plate designation, respectively, through the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurantsprogram. The hospitals are the 15th and 16th locations to earn designation through the program. “Becoming designated really gives us a sense of accomplishment. Hospital cafeterias and restaurants do some great […]

News, Oakland, Press
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Only in Oakland: Fuel & Fuddle – the Latest Restaurant in Sustainability

David Pirozzi February 16, 2017 Fuel and Fuddle, located at 212 Oakland Avenue, is the latest restaurant to get designated and make equipment upgrades through the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants program. Fuel and Fuddle is a true hot spot in Oakland serving upscale bar and grill food since 1996, and owner and OBID Board Member, Brandon Smith, […]

Oakland, Press
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NEXT Pittsburgh: Lunch and munch your way through Oakland Restaurant Week

Jennifer Baron January 24, 2017 Eat your way through Oakland during six delicious days while helping to boost the local restaurant economy. Showcasing 17 local eateries—generously teaming up to provide $6 lunches over six days— Oakland Restaurant Week runs from January 30th through February 4th. It’s Pennsylvania’s third largest economic corridor where 100,000 people work, […]

Oakland, Press, Restaurants
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