December 2, 2018

Have you ever eaten at a food truck? Chances are, if you are from the area, you have come across quite a few and grabbed a bite at a couple more. You may have stopped at one while you were attending a festival or maybe while you were fetching lunch on an outing at the office. Either way, very few of us are privy to knowing how the person behind the window got started or where the inspiration blossomed from. Pita My Shawarma ow...

December 2, 2018

We are all very familiar with meal-prep delivery services like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. Earlier this year, a local company came across my radar: Pittsburgh Fresh. To my immediate knowledge, I gathered that they were the same type of company: ones that send you recipes and ingredients to cook at home. To my later surprise and lack of research, I later learned that they are in fact a company created specifically for people li...

November 1, 2018

Tucked away amongst the many storefronts on Butler in Street in Lawrenceville lives one of the newest commercial residents: Small Mall. Having opened in July, Small Mall, run by Casey Droege, is a concept store for Casey Droege Cultural Productions, CDCP for short. CDCP is an artist-run/woman-owned business dedicated to building Pittsburgh’s art economy by offering accessible, quality art experiences, as explained by Casey her...

November 1, 2018

Obviously food is good, and also obviously- food isn’t always good for you, but in this month’s food feature there is only goodness. Nutrition bars have been all the rage since the 80s and the obsession of fighting hunger quickly in the form of hand held bites is still very popular today. Only problem is, there are so many different types to choose from, with most of them packed filled with artificial sugar and flavor. I’ve be...

October 1, 2018

Tucked away in a back corner of Nova Place sits Federal Galley, sister store of Smallman Galley and second local location for the Galley Group. The changing seasons bring some menu changes for both the bar at Federal Galley, as well as the Detroit-style pizza in-house resident, Michigan and Trumbull. Moxie sat down with both Federal Galley bar manager Cat Cannon, as well as co-owner of Michigan and Trumbull, Kristen Calverley,...

June 1, 2018

Coughlin’s Law & Ale House has found its home in the Mount Washington area of Pittsburgh. What used to be an old garage and cigar shop, has now transformed into a hot new spot offering its visitors a vast menu, up to 50 drafts, and a breathtaking view of the city. Coughlin’s is co-owned by Frank Vetere, Brian Vetere and Tracy Molyneaux. Frank and Brian also co-own Carson City Saloon, where Tracy Molyneaux has worked and manage...

Ivan Gil-Silva and Rachel Jenkins are a power couple taking on the food scene in Pittsburgh one hand pie at a time. Mi Empanada is the newest Argentine-American food pop-up specializing in, you guessed it, empanadas. Ivan’s argentine heritage and growing up with his mother’s traditional cooking led him to perfect his cooking skills, while cross-breeding the taste palettes of both his culture’s food, and the food of the country...

May 1, 2018

 

DiAnoia’s is one of Pittsburgh’s newest restaurants, and since their opening in November of 2016, they have become one of the most popular as well.

The owners, Chef Dave Anoia, and his wife Aimee DiAndrea modeled the restaurant after the casual dining scene in Italy. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on Sundays they offer brunch. Their daytime menu emulates the cafes one would see everywhere in Italy....

April 2, 2018

A passport allows for you to travel freely between places, gain priceless adventures, and learn and experience new things. The Pittsburgh Coffee Passport promotes a similar experience. You can indulge yourself in the cities coffee community, the one that speaks fluent "cortado." 

I sat down with Julie Kahlbaugh, one of the creators of the coffee passport to learn about what makes this little ticket so desirable.  The passp...

March 1, 2018

Pittsburgh has always been full of classic past times, especially summer events like “Stillers” games, the Three Rivers Regatta, catching some rays dahn at the point, but one of the newest and most popular hobbies for locals is hunting down their favorite food trucks. Pittsburghers love food trucks so much that they have an entire festival dedicated to them every year where hundreds gather in one area in Washington County! Alt...

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