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The Incline: How to help turn 1 million straws into public art in Pittsburgh

July 20, 2018 Rossilynne Culgan More than a dozen local restaurants are trying to collect a million drinking straws through early fall so an artist can turn the ubiquitous plastic tubes into a public sculpture in Pittsburgh. “We just really saw this opportunity especially with all of the attention that’s being put toward plastic straws […]

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Post-Gazette: The last straw: Efforts aim to reduce polluting piece of plastic

Marie Fazio June 18, 2018 When Tori Maatta of Oakland goes out for a meal at a restaurant or orders a drink at a bar she always tells servers that she doesn’t need a straw. She’s usually carrying a retractable reusable one on her keychain. She can’t help that servers often bring them out before […]

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NEXTpittsburgh: Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants Please the Palate and the Planet

Sponsored May 14, 2018 Pittsburgh’s dining scene, as we all know, has grown tremendously in recent years. While we locals get to enjoy the ongoing churn and excitement of so many new places to eat and drink, our national profile, too, has seismically expanded, with fawning national and international media coverage. Just a tapas-sized sampling: […]

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Good Food Pittsburgh: Five Great Reasons to Visit These 100-Plus Restaurants

Sponsored April 26, 2018 As regular readers of this blog, we all share one big and appetizing thing in common — we love our restaurants in this town. From that favorite neighborhood eatery with its tried-and-true comfort food, to the latest hotspot with a daringly delicious menu, to the globe-spanning cuisine that we savor in […]

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Point Park Globe: Local restaurants offer sustainable options

Mar 20, 2018 Pittsburgh restaurants are making sustainable business easy and delicious by integrating economic, environmental and employee equity practices into each meal. “We believe in what we’re doing here,” said Edward Lai, owner and chef of Bae Bae’s Kitchen located in the Cultural District as he discussed his sustainability practices. The eclectic dining-out options […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Audience cheers on teen-chef teams

DIANA NELSON JONES March 16, 2018 At 6:04 p.m., a cry for garlic punctured the din of 15 voices in various stages of panic, with cleavers pounding, knives fast-tapping toward deadline. “Keep it moving, y’all!” A blender roared, plantains sizzled. “Need olive oil!” “Knives behind you!” Chop-chop-chop-chop. “C’mon Yellow Team, big push right here!” Upstairs, a […]

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