Plate It, Pittsburgh! – Between The Bread

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

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In this episode, Chef Claudy Pierre, founder of Eminent Hospitality Solutions goes head-to-head against the executive chef at Wigle Whiskey, Alex Brown.

Chef Claudy Pierre // Eminent Hospitality Solutions

Chef Claudy moved to Pittsburgh in 2003 and fell in love with the city. He specializes in delicious comfort food. 

FOLLOW: @chefclaudypierre 

Chef Claudy’s Choice Charity: E.A.T. Initiative

E.A.T. Initiative stands for Empowerment Awareness Training. The E.A.T. Initiative was founded by Chef Claudy in 2015 to help food-insecure communities source, procure and prepare healthy food. 

Chef Alex Brown // Wigle Whiskey 

Alex was classically trained in French cuisine and likes to create approachable dishes with a twist. 

FOLLOW: @wiglewhiskey

Chef Alex’s Choice Charity: First Tee Pittsburgh

The First Tee Pittsburgh empowers youth from across the city through the game of golf. The First Tee offers lessons year-round, including indoor lessons in the winter. The First Tee has locations across the city and offers scholarships so that any child can participate regardless of household income. 

The Market: Squirrel Hill Farmer’s Market

The Squirrel Hill Farmer’s Market is a seasonal farmer’s market that is organized by the city of Pittsburgh’s Office of Special Events. The Squirrel Hill Farmers Market is open on Sunday mornings from mid-May to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. follow the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events on Facebook for updates. 

Squirrel Hill neighborhood fun fact: Everybody’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers lived in Squirrel Hill. His house on Northumberland Street was on the market last year. You can see some photos of his house here.  

Can’t wait for farmer’s market season? Just a few blocks away from the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market is Pigeon Bagels, a must-visit stop for those who are serious about bagels. 

The Challenge: Between the bread

Create a 3-course meal with ingredients from the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market

Surprise ingredient: get to the root

The Judges

Chef Claudy and Chef Alex have 45 minutes to create a 3-course meal for the judges. 

The judging panel: 

  • Host Dave Forman
  • Rick Sebak, Pittsburgh documentarian and Pittsburgh food authority
  • Brianna White, author Breelicious Bites

Want to see who wins? 

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Looking for more Very Local Pittsburgh eats? 

Need a beer to go with your sandwich? Let Ed Bailey and Day Bracey help you find your next favorite neighborhood brewery. Ed and Day are the hosts of the Drinking Partners Podcast and the hosts of our very Pittsburgh show Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh.

If you are looking for something to sip with your next sandwich, check out Ed and Day’s guide to Millvale to learn more about Grist House Craft Brewery. 

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