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Wigle Whiskey Christmas Cookie + Cocktail Flight

Vegetables N’at
This vegan pop-up has partnered with Pita My Shawarma to bring you vegan seitan kebab and eggplant chickpea stew box this Saturday at the Pita My Shawarma location in Lawrenceville. The full box contains the above items as well as hot pomegranate black tea, basmati rice, spring mix, Roma tomatoes, cucumber pickles and pickled red cabbage. Pickup is on Saturday, December 4th, 4pm to 6pm at 3716 Butler Street

Wigle whiskey

2401 Smallman St., Strip District.
From Thursday, December 2nd, Wigle Whiskey is offering a Christmas biscuit and cocktail flight with Christmas cocktails from Wigle bartenders and biscuits baked by their kitchen. Combinations include a Madeira Bourbon Flip and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, Spiced Rum Punch and Sugar Cookies, and Frosted Gingerbread Cocktail and Ginger Cookies. Wigle also has limited Christmas whiskey collaborations, including a St. Nick whiskey with Penn Brewery and a Rudolph whiskey with Great Lakes Brewing.

Miracle of freedom

705 Liberty Avenue, downtown.
This pop-up bar announced on Instagram that unfortunately over 100 glassware had been stolen from their store over the weekend. Miracle is an annual charity pop-up that supports local efforts like 412 Food Rescue and Amy’s Army. This year they also support the Pittsburgh VFW and Refuge for Women. Miracle estimates that sales of the jars would have been around $ 1,000, or about 50 meals that would have gone to families in need, so stealing them is especially daunting. You can continue to support Miracle’s efforts by visiting the site now through December 31st, operating hours Sun-Wed. from 4 p.m. to noon and Fri-Sat from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The melting pot

242 W. Station Square Drive, downtown.
Melting Pot restaurant in the Pittsburgh area was named Franchise of the Year during the annual 2021 Franchisee Reunion Conference. This location was selected from nearly 100 top performing franchise companies in the country and received the award based on a variety of criteria ranging from sales and customer growth to social media rankings and commitment to corporate initiatives.

Food network
SPOILER ALERT! If you want to watch the Food Network show Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown, don’t read the following text.

Two Pittsburgh pastry chefs recently competed in the Food Network show Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown … and won! Congratulations to Marla Mae Harvey and Daniel Wilson on their victory that makes Pittsburgh proud!

Marla Mae Harvey (left) and Daniel Wilson (right) - PHOTO: PORTRAITS BY PEYTON SUZANNE

Photo: portraits by Peyton Suzanne

Marla Mae Harvey (left) and Daniel Wilson (right)

Tuesday give

Tuesday, November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a day designed to support small organizations that rely on donations to survive. There are several local organizations that have set themselves the goal of ending hunger and food deserts in Pittsburgh. Here are a few you can support: 412 Food Rescue, Backpack for Hunger Fox Chapel, Christopher’s Kitchen, Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, Food for Health, Food Helpers / Greater Washington County Food Bank, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Just Harvest, Locally Grown , Murrysville Meals on Wheels, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, St. Winifred Food Pantry, and Westmoreland Food Bank. Learn more about these organizations and how to donate at

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