136 Street 6 – Downtown. sallyannspgh.com
This new restaurant with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options just opened downtown, so take a trip next time you’re on your lunch break. With everything from tomato gazpacho to a burger, you’ll likely find something to suit your appetite.
733 Copeland Street, Shadyside. girasolepgh.com
On Monday, July 18, Girasole will host a regional wine dinner featuring five wines from the Italian region of Piedmont. The tasting will be accompanied by a five-course dinner that reflects some of the traditional cuisine of Piedmont. The cost is $125 per person and you can reserve your seats by calling 412-427-6952.
East End Brewing x Primante Brothers
147 Julius Street, Larimer. eastendbrewing.com
East End Brewing Company has announced its popular drink Almost Famous Pickle Beer in celebration of the annual Picklesburgh Specialty Foods Festival. Created in collaboration with sandwich chain Primanti Brothers, the beer describes in a press release as being made with “1,600 pounds of fresh cucumber, peeled, chopped, pureed and juiced to evoke a huge pickled character. Ground coriander, Himalayan sea salt, black peppercorns, and fresh lime are also added beforehand. To be “jumped beer” with fresh dill.Almost Famous is available in 16-ounce cans, sold as 4-packs in select Pittsburgh Primanti Brothers locations, and at East End Brewpub in Larimer.
Swissvale Edible Garden Tour
Multiple locations, Swissvale. swissvale.org/gardentour
On Saturday, July 23, this all-day private garden tour will feature a community picnic at the Swissvale Community Garden on Denniston Street with food, live music, activities for all ages, and a garden-themed gift basket. A press release for this event promises a variety of edible gardening features such as rain barrels, raised beds, vertical gardening, chickens, and more. The tour will set out to create a network of successful vegetable growers in and around Swissvale, inspire new gardeners, and promote other local food resources, including a farmers market, food bank, and more.
1711 Murray Street, Squirrel Hill. upstreetdiner.com
A new restaurant has opened in the space Pamela’s used to be on Squirrel Hill, and guests will find more than their usual breakfast fare. Beiner Ozen, who also owns Café Mulan, will feature foods from his native Turkey on the Upstreet Diner menu, including spicy falafel and shakshouka made from tomatoes with boiled eggs, as well as pancakes, avocado toast and more.
Freeman family farm
1426 Juanita Street, Manchester. freemanfamilyfarm.net
newly, Nextsburg The highlight is this black-owned farm in the Manchester area. The 10,000-square-foot property helps provide fresh food for the community and includes a hen house, vegetable garden, and plum, apple, peach and pear trees.
Ice cream fondue
7370 Baker Street Highland Park. pittsburghzoo.org
On Sunday, July 17 from 6-9 p.m., the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium PPG, in partnership with Pressley Ridge, will host the Ice Cream Fundae sponsored by Graeter’s Ice Cream. The ice cream supplier will donate 400 gallons and more than 12 flavors of handmade ice cream to the event, and there will also be face painting, magic, live music, and more. Attendees can sample all the ice cream, then vote for their favorite flavor throughout the evening. Tickets cost $10-50 (free for kids 3 and under) and are available at pressleyridge.org/events/ice-cream-fundae.