NEWSLETTER: Fry-YAY! Fish Fry, No-interest loans & Civil War Shutdown

From virtual campfires to virtual dance parties to beer podcasts, we've found lots of ways to be alone together in Pittsburgh.

by Lindsay Patross | March 27, 2020

FRY-DAY: All the fish fry takeout you need
We’ve got a round-up of all of the local businesses that are offering fish fry to go.

POTTY TALK: Justin Greenawalt explains
We brought on historic preservationist, real estate agent and all around Pittsburgh enthusiast Justin Greenawalt to chat about — among other things — the history behind the Pittsburgh Potty.

HISTORIC LENDING: 0% interest loans from a local nonprofit
The state government mandate to close all non-essential businesses has adversely impacted countless Pittsburgh individuals and businesses. Here’s how the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh is stepping up to provide much-needed (interest-free) assistance.

HISTORY: Civil War Shutdown
Did you know this is not the first time that all of the businesses in the city of Pittsburgh were closed? We’ve got the story from Civil War Pittsburgh.

DON’T DRINK ALONE: We rounded up 6 local beer podcasts
Out of all the Pittsburgh-based podcasts, we found six with a focus on local beer culture. Here’s where you can tune into each one.

Stay Home and Stream: Local events that you can watch and join online

ALONE TOGETHER: Humanizing the impact from a local perspective
🎙 Check out the variety show ‘Alone Together PGH’ for a talk show that features live performances and upbeat, optimistic interviews with Pittsburgh artists and community organizers. The hosts live stream via their website and Facebook.

VIRTUAL CAMPFIRE: Hang out with 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.
🔥 A weekly (quarantine) tradition, 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. is hosting a virtual campfire with live music and campfire stories. As a bonus, you can hear from 3ROC’s Christine Iksic in Ep 19 of the Very Local podcast.

🕺 The monthly In Bed By Ten dance party will be on Facebook live on Friday night.

📺 Boaz Frankel (who has contributed some great stories and video to Very Local) has a daily streaming show from his living room.

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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