This week we learned about Pittsburgh’s sustainability-focused clothing repair scene. We showcase six local businesses that are making mending mainstream. There’s also a collaborative dessert-inspired beer hitting the Spoonwood taproom this weekend and our podcast shouts out all things Mister Rogers.
BETHEL BAKERY x SPOONWOOD BREWING: A paczki-inspired beer
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Spoonwood Brewing in Castle Shannon will debut ‘DONUT’ — a collaboration beer made using raspberry-filled paczki from Bethel Bakery. The beer release rolls right into Spoonwood’s 5-year anniversary celebrations, taking place at the brewery Jan. 28-31.
CLOTHING REPAIR: These six local tailors are breathing new life into your threads
Instead of dropping old clothes off at a jam-packed thrift store, or — even worse — throwing them in the trash, fix them. We spotlight these six Pittsburgh tailors specializing in clothing repair.
PODCAST: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
In Episode 12 of our podcast, “The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh,” we chat with Jenna McGuiggan, co-author of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History.’ McGuiggan’s thorough research uncovered some interesting fun facts, including the revelation that Mister Rogers was actually colorblind.
LOCAL HOT COCOA: Mon Aimee Chocolate x Turner’s Dairy
Next time you head to Zeke’s Coffee in East Liberty, treat yourself to their incredible (in-house) hot chocolate. Fun Fact: the hot chocolate recipe is a collaborative effort that brings together Mon Aimee Chocolate and Turner’s milk.
PGH PRO TIP: Last weekend for Christmas Tree Recycling
If you are just finishing your holiday clean-up… Sunday, Jan. 26 is the last day for Christmas tree recycling in the city of Pittsburgh. You can find a list of tree drop-off locations here.
This weekend in Pittsburgh:
Friday // January 24
Concerts & Coffee: Anne Eliza Music @ HLane Dry Goods & Coffee
Catch a live concert at HLane Dry Goods & Coffee in Swissvale. (Haven’t been to HLane yet? Check out our story here.)
Saturday // January 25
Open House for Puerto Rico @ Roberto Clemente Museum
Proceeds from the January Open House at the Roberto Clemente Museum will be donated to Puerto Rico. Adults are $10 and kids are $5. Reservations are not required, tickets can be reserved ahead of time here.
Sunday // January 26
Two Scientists Walk into a Bar @ East End Brewing
Bring your science questions! This month Matthew Facciani (social psychology) and Dr. Jennifer Koehl (microbiology) will be at East End Brewing to answer all of your questions.