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Cody McDevitt

Cody McDevitt is an award-winning journalist and the founder of the Rosedale Oral History Project, which is the basis for “Banished from Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania.”

Recently, he released a compendium of first-hand accounts of veterans who fought in World War II called “Answering the Call: Somerset County during World War II.”

He is also the co-author of “Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of
Cocktails, Nightlife & Bartending Tradition,” which is available on
Amazon and in select bookstores locally.

He lives near Pittsburgh and works for the Somerset Daily American.

Somerset, PA

A quick trip: 5 stops to make in Somerset, PA 

By Cody McDevitt / August 14, 2021

If you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Somerset is just 90 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. 

Summit Diner

Summit Diner: One of America’s best diners just 90 min from Pittsburgh

By Cody McDevitt / August 13, 2021

Located in Somerset, Pennsylvania, the Summit Dinner is worth the 90-minute drive from Pittsburgh for classic diner food and pie.

The last 3 drive-in restaurants near Pittsburgh

By Cody McDevitt / September 25, 2020

These spots have been serving up car-side eats for over 50 years

Pittsburgh’s Lesser Known Cocktail Export: the Fussfungle

By Cody McDevitt / February 21, 2020

You’ve heard of the Boilermaker. But you might NOT know that back in 1902, Pittsburgh influenced cocktail culture on both coasts with a unique take on an Old Fashioned.