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Page's Dairy Mart reopens, Whisper Nest to close, and more Pittsburgh food news

click to enlarge Page's Dairy Mart reopens, Whisper Nest to close, and more Pittsburgh food news
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Page's Dairy Mart

Page's Dairy Mart
4112 E. Carson St., South Side.

Are you ready for some soft serve? Page's Dairy Mart returns for the season on Thu., March 9, bringing back all the ice cream treats that have delighted locals for several decades. Dates are subject to change so follow the Page's Instagram and other social media channels for updates.

Trace Brewing
4312 Main St., Bloomfield.

Trace Brewing enters its toddler years with a two-year-anniversary bash. Happening on Sat., March 11 from 8 a.m.-11 p.m., the all-day event will feature a bunch of new releases, including a limited-edition saison made in collaboration with the local urban flower farm Sol Patch Garden. Guests should also expect brunch from Black Sheep BBQ and lunch/dinner by Bridge City Brinery, as well as music by DJ Stealth-1.

Market Wagon

Math will never taste as good as the deals going on during National Pi Day. Market Wagon, an online farmers market serving a 15-county region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, will, on Tue., March 14, deliver sweet and savory pies from Pittsburgh bakers. Included are pies from CobblerWorld, mini pies from Primrose Farm, and hand pies from All Things Empanada.

The Thyme Machine
4613 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield.

A popular sandwich cart returns to Bloomfield this month. After being closed for the winter season, The Thyme Machine will reopen on Thu., March 16 with a whole new selection of homemade, limited-quantity breakfast sandwiches and more. Follow them on Instagram for more updates on times and menus.

The Vandal x Nine O'Clock Wines
4306 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

Two Lawrenceville businesses, The Vandal restaurant, and the Nine O'Clock Wines subscription service, partnered to present a curated, three-course dinner. An Instagram post says the Thu., March 16 event will celebrate "a handful of beautiful natural wines by women winemakers" and feature a "coastal-inspired" menu with lots of seafood. Tickets cost $100. Reservations are limited and can be made through The Vandal's website or through OpenTable.

Whisper Nest
313 North Ave., Millvale.

Whisper Nest has grown a reputation as a hip space combining an intimate, laid-back dive aesthetic with a commitment to vinyl. Now, a little over two years after opening, the bar will close. The owner of Whisper Nest announced over Instagram that April 1 will be the last day of operation. The owner also hinted to potential buyers with, "Business has been great and continues to grow, so hopefully, someone will want to buy the place and keep it something like it is today. I think there’s a good opportunity here and an established loyal crowd."
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Whisper Nest

Caliente Pizza & Draft House
Multiple locations.

Running and pizza may seem like an unlikely combination unless you plan on carbo-loading to the max. Regardless, Caliente Pizza & Draft House was named the "Official Pizza" of The Pittsburgh Marathon. The local chain, which more recently launched locations in Acrisure Stadium and PPG Paints Arena, will celebrate the partnership with a brand-new pizza inspired by the race. The race-inspired pizza will be available at all seven Caliente locations throughout the month of May and leading up to the marathon on May 7.

Café Momentum
268 Forbes Ave., Downtown.

Troubled youth interested in food and restaurant operations now have a resource in the newly opened Café Momentum. The nonprofit restaurant promises to "transform the lives" of young people exiting juvenile detention centers by "equipping them with life skills, education, and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential." The Downtown Pittsburgh location adds to a concept originally launched by CEO and founder, Chad Houser, in Dallas, Texas, and, according to the online menu, serves a variety of appetizers, entrees, salads, and sides ranging from a coffee-rubbed ribeye to buttered popcorn grits.

Piper's Pub
1828 E. Carson St., South Side.

The Pittsburgh Independent reported that, after closing indefinitely following the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Piper's Pub will operate during limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays for English Premiere League football matches. Cans and bottles from local breweries are available (no drafts yet), as well as a "bare-bones brunch menu featuring boxtys, waffles, scotch eggs and sausage rolls."