Studio AM Presents Brunch, Cure Welcomes The Commoner, and More
STUDIO AM PRESENTS BRUNCH
Every Sunday, Studio AM, comprised of artist Baron Batch, John Malecki, Sean Beauford, Jim Klocek, and Michael Poach, hosts a unique brunch. The set-up is unconventional, and housed in the space — formerly Smoke in Homestead — where Batch’s art decks the walls. “It's a relaxed atmosphere where guests want to hang around long after they've finished eating,” Beauford says. “Every week, Chef Steve [Morehouse] singlehandedly prepares amazing food that guests can't get enough of. We also feature exclusive pastries from Sweet Little Eats. In everything we do, our goal is to give people a new, memorable experience, and brunch is no different.” Go get your brunch on! Studio AM, studio-am.com.
SYMPHONY OF FOOD
The 8th Annual Symphony of Food, hosted by WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc., was truly one for the books! More than 350 guests were treated to a delicious spread of offerings at Bella Sera, including hot and cold appetizers by Giant Eagle Market District Chef Ben D’Amico; a winter salad by Il Burloni Chef Rob Bernoski; Pasta Angelina by Angelo's Restaurant Chef Jim Chambers and Owner Michael Passalacqua; filet mignon with broccolini by Jacksons Restaurant Chef Corey Baker; island jerk salmon with mango salsa, coconut black bean rice, and pineapple glaze by Mitchell's Fish Market Chef David Indorato; and Sacher-Torte by Signature Desserts chefs Steve and Linda Mueser. The night featured live entertainment, a variety of wines, and speakers, including Congressman Tim Murphy. Says chair Cathy Shader, “The highlight of the evening was an acknowledgement from Rep. Tim Murphy's office that recognized the many years of WOMEN of Southwestern PA's service to the local community.” The funds raised at Symphony of Food benefited less fortunate women and families in Allegheny, Washington, Greene, and Fayette Counties. — Anna Galanis
CURE WELCOMES THE COMMONER
Cure owner and Executive Chef Justin Severino welcomed The Commoner Executive Chef Dennis Marron to Pittsburgh with a pair of collaborative dinners. Guests had the delicious opportunity to sample Marron’s cooking ahead of the debut of The Commoner, the modern American tavern open within the Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Deviled Scotch eggs, wrapped in sausage, and smoked tuna tartare were just two tasty items guests feasted on. We’re currently loving the walk-up window for grabbing lunch on Strawberry Way; the incredible draft list; the decor; and one of our favorites, the Steak & Ale Pie, made with braised short rib, root vegetables, pearl onion, and beer gravy baked in a suet pie crust and served with a pie bird! Cure, curepittsburgh.com. The Commoner, thecommonerpgh.com.
THE EAST END FOOD CO-OP PRESENTS WINTERFEST
Nearly 500 supporters gathered at the Hosanna House for the East End Food Co-op’s third annual Winterfest celebration, providing more than 17,000 meals for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank families! The night was full of light fun as guests struck silly poses in the photo booth and enjoyed entertainment by Pittsburgh’s local performers. The musical lineup included DJ Selecta of WYEP’s Grand Groove Radio, who kept the party going with a variety of contemporary and classic tunes; Shelf Life String Band, a five-piece ensemble specializing in acoustic string music; and Union Rye. The East End Food Co-op’s cafe prepared a number of items like mushroom barley soup, a Mediterranean platter, and baked goods, which included the most delectable chocolate cherry cupcakes. Donations from local vendors included cheese from Hidden Hills Creamery, Doe Run Farm, and Firefly Farms; hummus from Greek Gourmet Marketplace; a sundae bar from Legume; craft beer from East End Brewing Company; and Clarion River Organics’ pickled watermelon radishes for Bloody Mary mocktails. A chance auction and activities provided by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh were added bonuses! — A.B. + Katie Piscopio