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Popular Trend: Restaurants Growing Their Own Ingredients

Farm-to-Table, Farm-to-Fork, and Responsible Sourcing are buzz phrases you may be used to hearing with respect to the restaurant industry. A term you may not have heard yet is hyperlocal sourcing. According to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, “hyperlocal means a dish that has a majority or all of its ingredients grown, raised […]

Farm to Table, Gold Designation, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Platinum Designation, Shadyside, Silver Designation
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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: 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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UPMC

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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