Over five weeks, nearly 60,000 votes were cast to narrow the field from 32 fish fry locations across Pittsburgh to one ultimate winner — St Alphonsus in Wexford. Read on to find out what makes it stand out and how they pull off Pittsburgh's Ultimate Fish Fry every week.
A Pittsburgh coffee house that was targeted with harassment and threats over punch cards that feature a photo of President Donald Trump found more supporters this week: Pittsburgh City Council. Council President Bruce Kraus sponsored a resolution to stand “in solidarity with Black Forge Coffee House and those who wish to partake in their protected right to engage in all forms of expression.” The Allentown shop's owners, who have been threatened, called the resolution "truly an honor and so positively overwhelming."
The developer that wants to replace a complex of buildings in East Liberty with a mixed-use development is suing the city for $10 million in damages after Whole Foods pulled out of the project. Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin told the Post-Gazette the suit is "more nonsense and a very sad and desperate attempt to rewrite history and make up for their failed development strategy." An attorney for the developer claims the "city’s failure to deliver on its promises placed the development in peril." Get background on the saga here.
Love that board game that no one else knows? Play obscure games with local group, City of Play. Games and other players will be there, but feel free to bring more.
Where: Hambone's at 4207 Butler Street (Lawrenceville)
When: April 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Brewers and distillers. Bartenders and sommeliers. In our sixth Who’s Next installment, presented by S&T Bank, we’re recognizing under-40 Pittsburghers who are the brewers and winemakers making the best local products, bartenders creating the best cocktails and entrepreneurs opening the best bars. You know who we’re talking about — so nominate them before 5 p.m. Friday, April 21.