We’ve got the details on a new neighborhood bar/restaurant that just moved into the space of an old favorite, a preview of a new audiobook from a Pittsburgh author/illustrator and the details on a new gluten-free bakery in town. Don’t forget Fresh Fest Digi Fest is happening this weekend.
SAD ANIMAL FACTS: Brooke Barker’s audio memoir
We sat down for a chat with Brooke Barker, better known on Instagram as @sadanimalfacts. Hear about how she comes up with the cute, science-based illustrations and what compelled her to move to Pittsburgh. She also previews her upcoming audio memoir, which drops August 13.
PAIRINGS: Breweries x Takeout
We pulled together a list of six pairings that bring together carryout beer and takeout food. Try one of our suggestions or make up your own.
NOW OPEN: St. Clair Social in Friendship
Located inside the former Sharp Edge in Friendship is a new neighborhood bar. Get to know St. Clair Social, which is offering cocktails and beer for takeout before adding a full food menu next week.
WILD RISE BAKERY: Gluten-free goodies
Switching between the savory and the sweet – all while using gluten-free ingredients – here’s a look at Wild Rise Bakery, a Black-owned business popping up at farmers markets and selling from inside other storefronts around town.
HOUSE BOAT: A floating staycation
Looking for a local getaway? Wake up on the water. You can rent this houseboat in New Kensington on Airbnb.
🍻 Everything you need to know for Fresh Fest Digi Fest
For the third consecutive year, Pittsburgh will host Fresh Fest – America’s first beer festival focused on celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the beer industry. Due to COVID-19, this year’s festival takes place online as Fresh Fest Digi Fest.
- 🎙 What is a Digi Fest? We talk with Fresh Fest founder Day Bracey about how they are moving the festival online
- 🍺 ShuBrew has teamed up with Four City Brewing (NJ) to make a collaboration beer for Fresh Fest Digi Fest. We talked to ShuBrew about collaborating in a time of coronavirus.
- 🎥 Last year, we worked with the Fresh Fest team to host a community beer tasting event. We invited a panel of professionals to discuss diversity and inclusion in the craft beer industry. Here is a look at what they had to say.
Tickets for Fresh Fest Digi Fest are $10 and available online here.
🐟 Save the date
Reminder! The Swissvale Fire Department will be open for a fish fry next Friday, Aug. 14.
Located on the South Side Slopes, 53 Sterling Street is a deal. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a view for $159,000.
📸 Header photo: Houseboat rental.