Newsletter for Saturday, Oct. 15
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Pumpkins at Trax Farms in Finleyville. (Photo via @thepaperplume.)
Pittsburgh’s dining scene is happening, but there’s a problem in the kitchen: a shortage of good staff. Pittsburgh chefs told The Incline that the closure of local culinary schools, as well as an immigration standstill are partially to blame. As chef Bill Fuller put it, “You can get somebody to program your robot all day long, but you can’t get someone to make your lunch.”
BLACK GIRLS IN PITTSBURGH
Ahead of Gwen’s Girls’ first Equity Summit, PublicSource’s Jeffrey Benzing examined what life is like for black girls in Pittsburgh. “Nationally, nearly 40 percent of black girls live in poverty. In Pittsburgh, it’s 55 percent,” Benzing reported. “That disparity is magnified to 68 percent for black girls younger than 5.” Read more of the findings here.
Pittsburgh became “a science fiction movie” on Thursday, when President Barack Obama was in town for the White House Frontiers Conference. “Here’s the thing about Pittsburgh: This kinda stuff is really nothing new,” he said. These were the highlights from the conference, including a man with quadriplegia using a robot arm and our not-so-subtle commander in chief.
This two-day festival and "community-based learning event" asks you to become the maker and features technology, art, craft, electric vehicles, and other projects.
Where: Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square
When: October 15, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Advance sale tickets, $5-$12
THE INCLINE LIKES
Don’t watch the third and final presidential debate alone. Watch it with the staff of The Incline at Troy Hill’s Scratch Food and Beverage on Wednesday. There will be $8 cocktails, as well as Clinton and Trump-themed drink specials for $2.50. No RSVP needed. Please be at least 21 years old. Find out more here.
YOU’RE SO VAIN, YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS MUSEUM IS ABOUT YOU
The teddy bear she gave you in high school. A necklace you didn’t throw off the edge of the boat. Your dead dog’s collar. A local museum wants these relics from your broken relationships — romantic and otherwise. It’s meant to be healing and cathartic, Courtney Linder reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The local version of the Museum of Broken Relationships wants these relics for its Point Breeze location, opening Dec. 2, Bill O’Driscoll reported in Pittsburgh City Paper. ( Today’s your last chance to donate here. Submissions will remain anonymous.)