Ep. 09 Ben Wong on Vietnamese Food in Pittsburgh

Ben Wong on Vietnamese Food in Pittsburgh // Banjo Night at the Elks // Rolling Pepperoni to open storefront with the help of Honeycomb Credit

by Lindsay Patross
December 31, 2019

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In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, Aadam talks with Ben Wong about Vietnamese food in Pittsburgh. Ben and his wife Kellie own Banh Mi & Ti in Lawrenceville and Two Sisters in East Liberty. Ben and Aadam talk about Vietnamese food, bubble tea and Ben shares some of his favorite places to eat around Pittsburgh. Stephanie shares one of her favorite North Side neighborhood events – the weekly Banjo Night at the Allegheny Elks Club. Our collaboration of the week highlights how Honeycomb Credit is helping Rolling Pepperoni open a storefront in Lawrenceville.

Ben Wong on Vietnamese food in Pittsburgh

Banh Mi & Ti

Two Sisters Vietnamese Kitchen

PennsylvAsia is a website that “has been exploring some of the cultural, educational, and social links between Pennsylvania and Asia since 2011.”

Some of Ben’s favorite food spots around Pittsburgh:

Events: Every Wednesday – Banjo Night @ The Allegheny Elks & Bluegrass Jam @ The Park House

Stephanie talks about why the North Side is the place to be on Wednesday nights.

A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Honeycomb Credit & Rolling Pepperoni

Aadam shares one of the things he is looking forward to in 2020 – Rolling Pepperoni will be opening a storefront in Lawrenceville. Thanks to the help of Honeycomb Credit, a crowdfunding platform for small businesses from Pittsburgh, Rolling Pepperoni is expanding into its own storefront on Butler Street.


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