The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


PileZ opens on the corner of Atwood Street and Bates Street.

PileZ brings Rochester’s ‘garbage plates’ to Oakland

By Kelly Xiong, Senior Staff Columnist  January 17, 2024
PileZ, a new restaurant at Bates and Atwood, opened on Jan. 5. The restaurant serves the garbage plate, a dish originating from Rochester, New York. 
Christine Ha leads a cooking demonstration during an event organized by Pitt’s Asian Student Association.

Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance hosts ‘Masterchef’ winner Christine Ha

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance hosted a speaker event featuring Christine Ha, a blind chef who won the third season of “Masterchef.” The event on Nov. 17 commenced with a Q&A session on stage...

Apteka on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

Diversify your palate with these Pittsburgh restaurants

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor October 16, 2023

Sick of the superfluous surplus of chicken on Forbes and Fifth? Hop on a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and pretend you’re boarding an international flight. Close your eyes as you tap your Pitt ID and...

Pittsburgh Irish Festival takes place under the backdrop of the dramatic Carrie Blast Furnace in the Swissvale neighborhood during the weekend of September 8th, 2023.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival celebrates Celtic heritage at Carrie Blast Furnace

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Vendors, performers and attendees covered the fields at Carrie Blast Furnace last weekend for the 32nd annual Irish Festival. The event was “created to contribute to the rich cultural awareness of Irish...

Festivalgoers stand near a food stand at Pittsburghs Soul Food Festival this past weekend in Market Square.

Pittsburgh gets a taste of community with the annual Soul Food Festival

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer September 5, 2023

Between the scrumptious aroma of home-cooked foods and the joyous sounds of local musicians, residents immersed themselves in the overwhelming sense of community that radiated from the Soul Food Festival...

Hermia, left, and Lysander wish each other good night in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

The best Pittsburgh events and activities in September

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor September 4, 2023

The new semester is upon us! As you dust off your textbooks and log in to Canvas, don’t forget to take a look around campus, Oakland and everywhere else in Pittsburgh. Take your mind off those assignments...

People sit inside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue.

5 local coffee spots to get you through finals

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2023
There are plenty of local spots offering both working outlets and coffee that can sponsor your final grades. Here are the best coffee spots on and near campus for your comfy seating and caffeine addiction needs.
A pile of handmade pasta.

Peters Pasta makes handmade pasta with 2,048 egg yolks in collaboration with Outreached Arms Pittsburgh

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Ryan Peters, from the viral TikTok account Peters Pasta, recently collaborated with Outreached Arms Pittsburgh to craft handmade pasta with 2,048 egg yolks. The pasta was donated to Outreached Arms and other nonprofit organizations in Western Pennsylvania.
Phat Nguyen (left), bartender and owner of Phat’s in South Oakland.

Ruling Oakland’s bar scene with good vibes, teamwork: Phat Nguyen wins ‘Best Bartender’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor March 21, 2023
Phat Nguyen, one of Phat’s Bar’s owners and its namesake, won “Best Bartender” after students voted in 51ӰԺ’ annual “Best Of” survey.
Cupcakes at Love Made Edible Bakery in Brentwood.

Love Made Edible: Spreading love and friendship through sweet treats

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer March 21, 2023
Love Made Edible Bakery won “Best Black-Owned Business” in 51ӰԺ’ annual “Best Of” contest. The bakery opened about a year ago and is located about 20 minutes from Pitt’s campus in Brentwood.
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