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Franktuary Puts the Pedal to Sustainability

It all began in the basement of historic Trinity Cathedral where college friends Tim and Megan began selling franks. ? ? ? “Take me to church…I’ll worship like a (hot) dog at the shrine of your (poutine) fries.”? ? ? After bidding the church basement goodbye, with two locations and two food trucks later, they […]

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “Big Food vs. real food” an op-ed by Dinette’s Sonja Finn

Sonja Finn June 12, 2016 My father used to brag about my school cafeteria. “You know Sonja has fresh school-baked buns every day.” I grew up eating a school lunch that was made at school from real food. Now, when we talk about cafeteria “food,” we have to use the term loosely. The other day […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “For moms serving moms” an op-ed by Square Cafe’s Sherree Goldstein

Sherree Goldstein May 9, 2016 Sunday was Mother’s Day, the most popular day to dine out as more than half of Americans celebrate with a restaurant meal. At my restaurant, Square Cafe, it is by far our busiest day of the year, and also a heartening reminder as to why I’m in the restaurant business […]

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PA Environment Digest: Sustainable Pittsburgh Partners With 4 Business Districts On Sustainable Restaurants

September 21, 2015 Sustainable Pittsburgh Monday announced a new two-year partnership among four business districts within the City of Pittsburgh to support the introduction of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Program to restaurants and consumers: Lawrenceville Corporation, Oakland Business Improvement District, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh. Administered by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the Sustainable Pittsburgh […]

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NEXTpittsburgh: Dinette earns Sustainable Pittsburgh’s first Gold Plate

Drew Cranisky August 24, 2015 Sustainability is a slippery thing. We all agree it’s important, but how many of us could actually define it? The word, which is awfully abstract to begin with, continues to get diluted as corporations plaster it all over decidedly unsustainable products and campaigns. It’s a lot to sort out. The […]

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Pittsburgh Magazine: Why This East End Eatery Wins Praise for ‘Sustainability’

Hal B. Klein August 24, 2015 The nonprofit organization Sustainable Pittsburgh last week announced that it now is awarding a “sustainable restaurants” designation to eateries in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Dinette in East Liberty is the first restaurant in the region to be recognized. “I was interested […]

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