EVENT 9/7: Blue Sparrow Braddock’s Inspired Sandwich

Here's how you can join Very Local and Blue Sparrow for a one-day, off-menu sandwich special at BG Open Air - located behind Brew Gentlemen in Braddock.

by Stephanie Brea | August 21, 2019

What happens when Pittsburgh’s global street food truck, Blue Sparrow, decides to go off-menu and find inspiration in a local neighborhood?

Stop No. 2 of our specialty sandwich series, Local x Global: BRADDOCK is a rare opportunity for you to taste what happens when Luke Cypher, head chef and owner of Blue Sparrow, is inspired by the town of Braddock.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, join us at Brew Gentlemen’s Open Air outdoor space. Taking inspiration from a steelworker’s lunch, this sandwich will be beer-braised ham on a homemade bunYou can pair it with a beer for $12. Preorder your sandwich here: https://bit.ly/braddocksandwich


The first stop on this passport to Pittsburgh was in June, where we feasted on a kielbasa, house kraut, mustarda, and hot pepper cheese pressed sandwich seared in kimchi butter under the iconic “Welcome to Deutschtown” mural on the side of Allegheny City Brewery.


For those of you familiar with Blue Sparrow’s current menu offerings, you know that Cypher and his team typically serve items such as japchae noodles, bibimbap, or a burger with a ramen noodle bun — global street food. They make everything from scratch – from their banh mi bun to their kimchi – and this will be no exception.

You can preorder your sandwich here: https://bit.ly/braddocksandwich

Want a closer look at Blue Sparrow? Here’s the first video in our food truck series.

The details:

Local x Global: BRADDOCK

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Brew Gentlemen Open Air (BG Open Air is located in the alley behind Brew Gentlemen’s main taproom. Look for the gray warehouse and white painted sign.)

308 Fifth St.

Braddock, PA 15104

You can preorder your sandwich here: https://bit.ly/braddocksandwich

Brew Gentlemen
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512 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA 15104, USA
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Fri 4–9pm
Sat 1–9pm
Sun Closed
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Stephanie Brea

Stephanie Brea

Stephanie has been organizing events since 1998, starting with a series of motorcycle rides through the Arizona desert to support her father’s business. She’s probably crossed your name off a presale ticket list or served you a beer somewhere around town.

An undergrad degree in poetry means she has lots of unpractical knowledge about iambic pentameter, while a brief stint as a copy editor for Alternative Press taught her that twenty one pilots is stylized in all lowercase letters.

Wanna throw a party in a vacant parking lot? She’s interested.

At the onset of COVID-19, Stephanie took on the role of podcast producer for The Slaw. She’s pretty familiar with a microphone, thanks to that aforementioned poetry degree, and she’s got the wherewithal to ask Epicast Studios for help. She listens to too many true crime podcasts, and currently records from her bedroom.

If you know of someone who would be the perfect podcast guest, send her an email.

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