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What's new in Pittsburgh food and drink

It’s our last restaurant and bar update of the year โ€” and what a year it’s been.ย 

Dozens of restaurants opened in Pittsburgh this year, and a handful closed (including some iconic spots). For this month, there are seven new places to grab a bite or a drink around town. Whether you’re craving fancy popcorn, hunting for BBQ, or looking to explore Lao food, there’s a spot for you.

Here’s the full report on what’s opening and closing right now.

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๐Ÿ‘‹ Farewell to New Member November

New Member November in review:

๐Ÿ’› We gave away a staycation package to Carolyn S. …

๐Ÿท And a happy hour party to Jennifer D.

๐Ÿ“ We’re welcoming Jacqueline M. as our editor-for-a-day in January …

๐Ÿ› We also gave away a bunch of limited edition tote bags …

๐ŸŽ‰ โ€ฆย  And we’re hosting a member appreciation party on Dec. 9. Want an invite? Join us here to unlock your invitation.

Events

Things to do

Today

๐Ÿ˜ฒ Discover giant new dinosaurs (North Shore)  

๐Ÿ‘ฉ Meet empowered women in the cannabis industry (Lawrenceville)

๐ŸŽ Learn the art of macramรฉ and dyed plant hangers (Bloomfield

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Experience a reading of three new queer one acts (South Side)  

๐ŸŒŸ โ€˜Pay the priceโ€™ with Kiya Tomlin at this lunch and lecture (Downtown)

๐Ÿ“ท Meet the official photographer under President Obama and see behind-the-scenes photos (Oakmont

Tomorrow

๐Ÿ˜‚ Laugh out loud with Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Alan Zwiebel, a Saturday Night Live original writer (Upper St. Clair)

๐Ÿ‘… See why you should never ever lick a pole (Homestead

๐Ÿพ Get your pet's photo with Santa and help out homeless animals on Giving Tuesday (Multiple locations)

Wednesday

๐Ÿšด Make a holiday wreath out of a recycled bike wheel (Spring Garden)

๐ŸŽ„ Eat, drink, and be merry while supporting The Brashear Association at Mittens & Mingles (South Side

Thursday

๐Ÿ’› Mix Charles Dickens and Pittsburgh for Yinzer Scrooged โ€” through Dec. 21 (Downtown

๐Ÿ–Œ Buy a gift โ€” or learn to make your own โ€” in this crafting class at the libraryโ€™s Holiday Maker Fair & Market (East Liberty)

๐Ÿ‘น Celebrate the ancient European holiday, Krampus Night (Downtown)

๐ŸŽ Support 412 Food Rescue and sip cider from locally foraged apples (Spring Garden

๐Ÿ‘ฉ Hear from bold and brilliant women at TEDxPittsburghWomen (McKees Rocks

๐ŸŽฌ Donโ€™t miss the premiere of All-Abilities Media 2019 (Downtown)

Friday

๐ŸŽ… Meet Penn Avenueโ€™s maker community and pick up some holiday gifts at the Winter Indie Mart (Garfield)

โœ๏ธ Join author Carleton Young for discussions on his book, โ€œVoices from the Atticโ€ (East Liberty)

๐Ÿ”” See a new spin on โ€œThe Nutcrackerโ€ with aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers โ€” through Dec. 8 (South Side)

๐ŸŽ„ Buy handmade glass art or make your own glass ornament โ€” through Dec. 7 (Friendship

๐Ÿช Shop locally and eat deliciously at the Joy of Cookies: Cookie Tour 2019 โ€” through Dec. 8 (Lawrenceville

๐Ÿ’ƒ Save the last dance for the end of Pandemicโ€™s Brillobox residency (Bloomfield

๐Ÿš€ May the force be with you at Star Wars After Dark (Oakland)  

๐Ÿฟ Grab a buddy for Science and Cinema: โ€œElfโ€ (North Shore)

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Fill a bag at a thrift sale and treasure hunt โ€” and Dec. 9-11 (Shadyside)

Saturday

๐ŸŽ„ Get naughty at the Arcade this X-mas with a dark comedy full of yuletide debauchery by Anthony Neilson. Get your seat! (Partner)

๐Ÿ  Tour historic homes on this holiday house tour (Ben Avon)

๐Ÿ› Donโ€™t miss Handmade Arcade, Pittsburghโ€™s largest independent craft fair, with 250 makers, designers, and artists (Downtown)

๐ŸŽ Support Girls on the Run while shopping for handmade items at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿ’› Join Rick Sebak for a jazzy holiday spectacular (Allegheny East)  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Experience an evening of Civil War artifacts, reenactors, and lectures (Carrick)

๐Ÿ”ฅ Wear your beer jacket to Grist House: Fire Fest (Millvale)

๐ŸŒฒ Pick out the perfect tree and sip hot cocktails โ€” also on Dec. 8 and 14 (Spring Garden)

Sunday

๐Ÿ“š Pick up a good book at the 7th Annual Holiday Book Sale (Lawrenceville)

๐ŸฆŒ Ring in the season and help children in need at the Reindeer Ball (Downtown)

๐Ÿ’ช Support women running small businesses at Black Forge Coffee's High Priestess Market (McKees Rocks

๐Ÿ’ฒ Donโ€™t miss a Schitty Christma$ drag show (Lawrenceville)  

๐Ÿด Taste the miracle on 41st Street (Lawrenceville)

One more thing ...

This tree is trippy. Photographer Dave DiCello photographed the tree at the Point from inside. His verdict? “Let me say, it’s just incredible.”

Make it an incredible Monday.

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