First Course

By | September 29, 2016
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Photograph from Heinz History Center

Foodie Fun

Celebrate our region’s unique flavor at the 5th annual Hometown-Homegrown Food Expo, presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, on October 22.
More than 50 local vendors will fill the five floors of the Heinz History Center, providing tasty food samples and activities like cooking classes from Chris Fennimore of QED Cooks, chef Odette Ranson-Smith from Chaz & Odette, and Fairmont Pittsburgh Pastry Chef James Wroblewski, plus exciting demos like beekeeping, fresh mozzarella making, wood-fired pizza making, and ice sculptures. Visitors will also find a mini pumpkin patch from Soergels Farms, live music, and a cookbook exchange. For more information, visit

After Midnight

Giving Pittsburgh’s late-night dining scene a much needed boost, täkō is bringing night owls a new late-night menu, available Fridays and Saturdays from 12-2 a.m. Swing by for a spread of favorites like chicken, carnitas, or chorizo tacos; loaded nachos; chili con queso; guacomole; and chips and arbol salsa. Keep the party going with great late night drink specials like $6 boilermakers, $5 red or white sangria, and $7 frozen cocktails. täkō, 214 Sixth St., Downtown. 412.471.8256.

Photograph from Cody Baker
Photograph from Cody Baker 

Healthy Discussion

Become a champion of health in our region at the Women for a Healthy Environment’s Creating Healthy Communities Conference. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center October 6, the one-day summit will address an important topic: how our environment impacts health. You’ll hear from nationally recognized speakers and local experts, discussing a wide range of approaches to creating healthier communities, as well as health topics related to our homes, schools, and communities as a whole. For more information, visit

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