This weekend: Thanksgiving beers, Chrismakkuh Galley & Bar Botanico

Everything you need to know to survive Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh this week. Headed out of town? Download our podcast and take Very Local on the road with you. 

by Lindsay Patross
November 27, 2019

BEER: The six beers of Thanksgiving
We rounded up our six favorite (Pittsburgh) beers you can share with friends and family at Thanksgiving. These carry-out options are available today and then again on Black Friday when the breweries reopen after the holiday.

NOW OPEN: Meet the newest holiday pop-up bar with a purpose
The Chrismakkuh Galley bar has popped up in Bakery Square for the holiday season. The bar is a collaboration between the Federal Galley and Smallman Galley teams. In addition to the holiday decor and impressive cocktail list, 50% of the proceeds from the bar will be donated to Tree of Life and East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

PODCAST: Spaces and places
In episode 04 of “The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh,” we talk to Karen Lue — a practicing artist and full-time manager of the new Pitt Global Hub — about places she is inspired by here in Pittsburgh. For our collaboration of the week, we preview the new bottle shop and taproom in the Strip, a partnership between Pennsylvania Libations & Helltown Brewing. Listen here or subscribe in iTunes.

COMING SOON: Bar Botanico in Lawrenceville
Chef Rafael Vencio, a Smallman Galley alum and founder of the Kanto Kitchen pop-up series has been named head chef at Bar Botanico, a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on thoughtful, elevated cocktails and family-style dining. They officially open this weekend in Lawrenceville. Check out our sneak peek of the space (and the menu) before you go.

VIDEO: From pumpkin seed to pumpkin pie
Planning to eat some pumpkin pie this week? Learn more about how the pumpkin goes from seed to pie in our video.

PHOTO: Light Up Night
Missed Light Up Night last week? We’ve got a gallery of photos from the evening that highlight a range of events Downtown.

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This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Thursday 11/28

Clue” The Movie @ Row House Cinema

  • Spend Thanksgiving watching the classic 1985 movie “Clue” at Row House cinema. The movie is showing at noon and 7:25 pm.

Friday 11/29

Menuette Pop-Up @ Hitchhiker Brewing (Mt. Lebanon)

Menuette will be popping up at Hitchhiker Brewing’s Mt Lebanon location on Friday and Saturday this week. You can check out the menu on the Menuette Instagram account here.

Saturday 11/30

Abjuration’s 2nd Anniversary Party @ Abjuration Brewing

Abjuration Brewing in McKees Rocks is celebrating it’s 2nd birthday with six beer releases. Blue Sparrow food truck will be on-site whipping up their delicious global street food. Take a listen to episode 03 of our podcast for more on Abjuration’s anniversary party.

Sunday 12/1

Book Discussion & Signing: Phil Bourque and Josh Yohe @ White Whale Books

A literary event for the Pens fans. Phil Bourque played for the Pens from 1983 to 1992. Josh Yohe writes about the Penguins for The Athletic. Bourque and Yohe will discuss their new book “If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins: Stories from the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box.”

Monday 12/2

Lawrence Jackson, Obama White House Photographer @ Mystery Lovers Bookstore

Lawrence Jackson will be at Mystery Lovers Bookstore in Oakmont to talk about his new book, “Yes We Did.”

📸Dancers on stage at Light Up Night. Photo by Julie Kahlbaugh.

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

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