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4/14/18-4/15/18 Save the date for the 12th annual Farm to Table Western PA Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and come say hi to the SPR team!

4/5 – 4/7/18 CMU Sustainability Weekend Conference: This year’s theme ‘Sustainability, Inclusivity and Equity’ seeks to bring students, professionals, and community members together through informational and interactive events and spark diverse conversations about the role of sustainability across industries, lifestyles and passions. Lookout for Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants on 4/7!

3/22/18 from 10:30 am – 2 pm Real Food Day at University of Pittsburgh‘s William Pitt Union. Come learn about sustainable food practices on and off-campus and lookout for the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant table.

3/13/18 Looking to source more locally? Join us for the second Pittsburgh Regional Food Industry Networking Event at Gold Plate Spirit.

3/12/18 SPR teams up with Sto-Rocks Focus on Renewal for its inaugural Steel Chef Competition. The goal of Steel Chef is to provide teens the tools and education they need to improve accessibility to prepare healthier foods, while simultaneously teaching them some entry-level skills needed to work in restaurant kitchens and give exposure to careers within the restaurant industry.
Special shout out to participating SPR chefs: Chef Jess Rattanni from Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Jambo Grill) and Chef Norr Nareedokmai from Silk Elephant.

2/8/18 Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Patagonia Pittsburgh! Franktuary and Millie’s Ice Cream will be on hand serving tasty bites!

1/29/18 – 2/3/18 Lookout for SPRs participating in the 2018 Oakland Restaurant Week: Peter’s Pub, Sushi Fuku, Sorrento’s Pizza Roma, Prince of India, Hilton Garden Inn, Fuel & Fuddle, P&G Pamela’s Diner

1/23/18 Back by popular demand – Pittsburgh Regional Food Industry Networking Event! If you’re a chef or retail store looking to source local foods, or a farmer or value-added food producer looking to sell your products in the Pittsburgh market, this networking event is for you!

1/15/18 – 1/21/18 Lookout for SPRs participating in the 2018 Winter Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Burgh’ers, Cinderlands, Lidia’sNine on Nine, Paris 66, Quickhatch Coffee+Food, Senti, Silk Elephant, Six Penn Kitchen, The Twisted Frenchman, The Vandal

11/13/17 SPR will be speaking at Farm to Table’s Buyers and Growers event at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Greentree. Vendors can sample products to prospective wholesale/ institutional buyers. Speakers will present business strategies from software solutions, effective food marketing campaigns, contract selling, sourcing solutions, and more!

11/8/17 SPR is a proud sponsor of this year’s Tastebuds event! Special shout out to the designated restaurant chefs participating: David L. Lawrence Convention Center‘s Chef Dominique Carnovale Metcalfe, Millie’s Chef Chad Townsend, The Vandal’s Chef Joey Hilty, and Big Burrito Group’s Chef Bill Fuller!

11/2/17 Brian O’Neill: Stopping straw waste is just the start by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

10/23/17 – 10/24/17 PA Foodservice Expo comes to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Experience the latest products, services, and technologies that will provide foodservice operators from PA with the best tools to grow and improve their business. And be sure to join us for a panel discussion on restaurant sustainability 10/23 at 4 pm.
Receive FREE admission as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant with the discount code: SUS17

10/14/17 PennFuture is hosting its 7th Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour. Learn about solar from your fellow Pittsburgh neighbors and check out its map feature for Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants along the way!

10/7/17 Join SPR for Downtown Foodies: Sustainable Tasting Tour as part of 2017 Doors Open Pittsburgh Insider Tours! Enjoy an up-close experience of three designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants: The Commoner, Corner Mercantile, and Shab’s Grill!

10/7/17 In celebration of Sustainable Seafood Month, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will be offering a Sustainable Seafood Sampling from 11 am – 1 pm! Featuring: Jambo Grill and Rita’s Italian Ice!

9/23/17 SPR will be tabling at Squirrel Hill Night Market. Come say hi!

9/16/17 SPR will be participating as an exhibitor at HOMEGROWN Village, Farm Aid 2017.

9/9/17 SPR will be tabling at the 11th Annual Steel City Big Pour! Come say hi! Several designated restaurants will also be there (Fuel & Fuddle, Mad Mex, Plated Trade, Shab’s Grill, and The Pittsburgh Juice Company).

This summer, Spirit and The Porch at Schenley are for offering specialty cocktail donations. Each Wigle summer cocktail sold will benefit Sustainable Pittsburgh.

7/23/17 SPR will be sharing more about our program at the 86 Conference.

7/23/17 SPR is a proud sponsor of TABLE Magazine’s Western PA Lamb Fest!

6/17/17 and 7/15/17 We partnered with Food Guy Adventures for Pittsburgh’s first Taste of Sustainability tours this summer! Featuring three Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Nine on Nine, and Six Penn Kitchen.

6/16/17 Get a taste of sustainability on Pittsburgh’s newest food tour by Pennlive

6/12/17 SPR is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party!

5/18/17 SPR will be tabling at the 2017 Northside Sandwich Week event at the Priory Hotel.

5/18/17 “Two Oakland-Based UPMC Hospitals Achieve Sustainability Designation” by Only in Oakland

4/21/17 – 4/22/17 SPR restaurants will be featuring Earth Day specials! Look out for Sustainable Pittsburgh on Friday, 4/21 at Market Square.

3/24/17 – 3/25/17 We will be joined with B52 and Shab’s Grill at Farm to Table at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Stop by for some tasty samples and learn more about the program!

3/22/17Tips to Cut Down on Food Waste“. Tip 1 of 11: When you eat out, choose a restaurant that’s trying to make a difference (consider a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant!) by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

3/11/17 We were at Heritage Valley Healthy Systems What’s On Your Plate? Healthy Foods & Wellness Expo at Community College of Beaver County

2/16/17 “Fuel & Fuddle – the Latest Restaurant in Sustainability” by Only in Oakland

1/30/17 – 2/4/17 Co-sponsor of Oakland Restaurant Week’s Meatless Monday options 

9/29/16 “Pamela’s Diner – a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant” by Only in Oakland

8/11/16 “Peter’s Pub Designated as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant” by Only in Oakland

Check out this sponsored education you can find in the 2016 summer edition of TABLE Magazine!

Did you catch the City Paper’s Dining Guide? If so, you had to have spotted this center spread and the designation logos by each member of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Community!

Watch the SPR community grow with ads you’ll find in issues of Pittsburgh Magazine, TABLE, and Edible Allegheny!

6/12/16  “Big Food vs. Real Food” an op-ed by Dinette’s Sonja Finn in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

5/26/16  Restaurants Leading the Way to Sustainability by Example” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

5/26/16 “Sushi Fuku Planning Improvements Thanks to Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Program” by Only in Oakland

5/09/16  “For Moms Serving Moms” an op-ed by Square Cafe’s Sherree Goldstein in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

9/21/15 “Sustainable Pittsburgh partners with 4 Business Districts on Sustainable Restaurants” by PA Environmental Digest 

9/21/15  “Sustainable Pittsburgh partners with four Pittsburgh Business Districts to cultivate Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants” View the Press Release!

8/24/15  “Dinette earns Sustainable Pittsburgh’s first Gold Plate” by NEXTpittsburgh 

8/24/15  “Why This East End Eatery Wins Praise for Sustainability” by Pittsburgh Magazine

7/27/15  “Pittsburgh Restaurants Serving Up Sustainability” by WESA

7/21/15  “Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program launches in city” by South Pittsburgh Reporter

 7/18/15  “How sustainable is your favorite Pittsburgh Restaurant?” by NEXTpittsburgh

7/16/15  “Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program open for business” by TribLive

7/16/15  “Sustainable Pittsburgh Launches Sustainable Restaurant Program” by PA Environmental Digest

7/16/15  “Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program launched” View the Press Release!