Newsletter: The return of the fish fry, a new brewery & a camping compromise

We also have the details on a new caribbean spot in Sharpsburg and a great interview about Pittsburgh’s role in the history of the suffrage movement. 

by Lindsay Patross | July 10, 2020

This week we’ve got an early walkthrough of a brewery planting roots in Bloomfield and a Jamaican restaurant that is now open for takeout just over the river in Sharpsburg.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: Pittsburgh plays an integral part
We chatted with Eliza Smith Brown of the Pittsburgh Suffrage Centennial Committee to get up to speed on Pittsburgh’s contribution toward a key part of U.S. History. She’s got a great story on how Pittsburgh suffragists used the 1915 World Series to their advantage

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TGIF: Fish Fry
Fry-yay! The Swissvale Fire Department is bringing back their fish fry. Pick up a fish sandwich or a fried grilled cheese today from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

TRACE BREWING: Bloomfield gets a brewery
Coming this September to the heart of Bloomfield is a brewery – coffee shop – beer garden hybrid with an all-star Pittsburgh team. We’ve got the scoop on Trace Brewing and their coffee partnership with Redhawk all located at the base of the Bloomfield Bridge.

GETAWAY: A camping compromise
Vacation all I ever wanted… looking for a getaway without having to go far? We’ve got the details on these tiny cabins in the woods, just an hour or so outside of Pittsburgh.

Now open for takeout in Sharpsburg is a family-run, authentic Jamaican restaurant. We tried the beef oxtail at 2 Sisters 2 Sons – which was incredible – and got to know the two sisters and their two sons.


Small Business Shoutout: Real Estate Agents to Follow on Instagram

If you are official house hunting or if you just like being a nebby neighbor, here are some Pittsburgh real estate agents to follow on Instagram.

📸 Crystal Alfonsi @crystalarealtor

📸 Deanna Mara @deannamarrapittsburgh

📸 Julie & Ted Block @blocksintheburgh

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


🏡 House of the week

Have four months of quarantine left you feeling like you need a little more space? How about a lot more space. This house even has its own greenhouse.

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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