Allegheny Eats Helps Restaurant Employees & Farms, Grist Home Begins Delivery and Extra Meals Information in Pittsburgh Consuming | Pittsburgh
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The Vandal’s Roast Chicken Sandwich Dinner Set
435 Market St., downtown. Instagram.com/creativesdrink
After the success of their seasonal pop-up lemonade stand, Creatives Drink, Market Street Grocery and Mindful Hospitality have joined forces to create another concept, the Ski Lodge. The outdoor pop-up bar has personal fireplaces and hot drinks, as well as a menu of 10 sandwiches, including the popular Lemonade Stand’s roast chicken sandwich.
The Ski Lodge is open on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
10 E. Sherman St., Millvale; 301 Sgt. Messerschmidt Road, Oakdale. gristhouse.com
Half and full cases of Grist House beers can now be shipped across Pennsylvania. Visit the website for details.
Pittsburgher of the year
Pittsburgh Magazine announced its Pittsburgh Her of the Year as Lisa Scales, the CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “As the leader of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Scales mobilized the organization to feed the vulnerable members of our community amid a pandemic that threatens their very survival,” said the description in honor of the leader of the nonprofit Duquesne.
Sustainable Pittsburgh, CRAFT at Chatham, and a number of local food organizations have partnered to create Allegheny Eats, dubbed a “one-stop-shop” for consumers, to support restaurants, help industrial workers and keep local farmers safe .
Every week, consumers can purchase a meal set at a local restaurant. Some of the early restaurants include Bae Bae’s Kitchen, The Vandal, Black Radish Kitchen, and Casa Brasil. A portion of the revenue goes back into the program and funds free meals for the restaurant workers. Meal sets not only help industry people directly affected by COVID-19, but also contain local products that support farms in the area.
All restaurant kits are available for purchase on Alleghenyeats.org and must be purchased by Tuesday for Thursday pickup.
Save hospitality: one drink at a time
On Friday, January 22nd, the Mindful Hospitality Group, in partnership with the New Ivy Group, Fulton Commons and Creatives Drink, are launching a virtual cocktail fundraiser in support of Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid. The interactive event, streamed from the recently opened Fulton Commons in Manchester, will discuss the crisis affecting Pittsburgh’s hospitality industry and explore new ways to support these businesses and industrial entrepreneurs.
Those who purchase a Mix & Mingle ticket will receive a kit containing the ingredients for two drinks, The Penicillin and The Aviation, as well as a cocktail class taught by the Mindful Hospitality team. A virtual-only event ticket is also available, including recipe cards and access to the event through Zoom. Both tickets will be entered in raffles.
Tickets are available online: Saving Hospitality eventbrite.com page