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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: 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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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: William Penn Tavern

Designation Level: Silver When it comes to charming neighborhood bars and eateries, there are few more beloved in Pittsburgh’s East End than William Penn Tavern. Nestled along Bellefonte Street, just a block removed from Shadyside’s bustling Walnut Street, William Penn has been serving up draft beers and delicious bar bites since the early 2000s. Beyond […]

Shadyside, Silver Designation
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Restaurant Feature: Casbah

Designation Level: Gold Shadyside’s Casbah has long been a staple of Pittsburgh’s food scene. A lively, yet cozy Mediterranean restaurant that prides itself in local sourcing, Casbah offers fresh, seasonal menus and customizable dinners, along with a wide variety of wines and craft cocktails. Since 2015, this venue has been a designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, […]

East Liberty, Gold Designation, Shadyside
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Restaurant Feature: Dinette

Designation Level: Platinum Since 2008, Dinette has been serving gourmet thin-crust pizzas, wines, and other Mediterranean-style salads and small plates in East Liberty. In 2015, Dinette became the first restaurant to earn the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation, and in 2017, earned the Platinum level designation, establishing  the highest achievement within the program. In the words […]

East Liberty, Platinum Designation, Restaurants, Shadyside
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