What to read while you’re staying home & meet the mask makers

Plus a guide to grocery delivery and a source for pierogi pickup. 

by Lindsay Patross | April 10, 2020

Hello Pittsburgh. Another week of staying home and social distancing. Just because everyone is home, doesn’t mean that Pittsburghers aren’t doing some great stuff. This week we’ve put together some stories on how you can stay busy and shop for groceries from home.

NEED TO KNOW: Grocery Delivery
We’ve put together a guide to ALL of the grocery delivery services in town.

READ: Weird Food
With food as the backdrop, Dinner Bell magazine leans into the quirky side of culinary culture.

GRATITUDE: From taproom to takeout
We caught up with Scott Smith, owner of East End Brewing, to talk about how breweries are adapting to social distancing; plus we learn some fun facts about Gratitude, East End’s annual barleywine.

HELPERS: Meet the mask makers
Pittsburgh sewers are stepping up to make masks for anyone who needs one.

RECOMMENDED READING: Crack open a (beer) book
We asked folks at Pittsburgh breweries about the books that helped guide their beer careers. Here are their suggestions.

ICYMI: Artful Eggs
Since this is Easter weekend… learn more about pysanky, an intricate way of decorating eggs.


Small Business Shoutout:

🎒 Day Owl: located in Homewood, Day Owl usually makes backpacks, but has switched production and is making 50,000 face shields for local hospitals. Day Owl continues to employ a local workforce for their production efforts.

🥚 Planet Mart: Locally owned, Planet mart is a chain of convenience stores north of Pittsburgh. They are open and stocked with Easter treats as well as basic necessities.

🇵🇱 S&D Polish Deli: Need to pick up a few pierogi? S&D Polish Deli is located in the Strip District and has a wide variety of foods as well as pierogi. They offer curbside pickup and delivery.

Know of a small business that needs a shoutout? Let us know here.

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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