Show your dedication to sustainability through social media and you could win an evening filled with food, drink, and music on a plot of urban farmland.
Throughout July, Sustainable Pittsburgh is running a contest to celebrate Pittsburgh’s sustainable restaurants. Visit a sustainable business, post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the tag #GrazePGH, and automatically qualify to win a farm-to-table dinner experience.
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant (SPR) program includes over 100 restaurants across the city. These establishments complete a form of assessment to achieve their sustainability ranking, ranging between bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Areas assessed include waste, energy, and water conservation, along with employee health, sourcing, and nutrition.
Dining isn’t the only way to win. Entrants can also volunteer with a local, environmentally geared nonprofit and post a photo with the same hashtag for a chance at the prize.
Sustainable restaurants will also be competing to win. Across the city, designated eateries will enter by highlighting their restaurant’s sustainability actions through social media posts.
The 25 winners will be granted admission to a dinner at Churchview Farm, featuring some of the city’s most well-known chefs: Neil Blazin from Driftwood Oven, Bill Fuller from Big Burrito Restaurant Group, Jessica Lewis from Spirits & Tales, and Elsa Santos from Azorean Café.
10 winners will be chosen from the restaurant pool, and 15 from consumer entrants. To be considered, posts need to tag Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants (@SPRpgh) and contain #GrazePGH. Each winner will receive one guest ticket.
There’s no shortage of restaurants opening in Pittsburgh. July 5 brings the next, though this one is a bit different. Cornbread, a casual farm-to-table eatery, is opening the first of its three locations all inside Walmarts.
Cornbread is bringing traditional soul food to the megastore in West Mifflin. In the future, branches will be constructed in Tarentum and Greensburg. The new outpost will bring 35 jobs to the area.
The restaurant was created by co-founder of the concept, Adenah Bayoh, in 2017. She debuted the fast-casual eatery in Maplewood, N.J. with her founding partner Zadie B. Smith, who created a menu that people could feel good about eating with steroid- and hormone-free ingredients.
Onion Maiden Hang 10
It’s just past the Fourth of July and only a few days into National Hotdog Month. Hotdogs are on everyone’s mind. To honor the dog-filled month, PETA has released a list of 2019’s top 10 vegan hotdogs, and a Pittsburgh restaurant made the cut.
Onion Maiden, a metal and punk-themed vegan restaurant in Allentown, claimed a spot with their Hang Ten.
The dog, topped with barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, and jalepeño-pineapple relish, is dubbed “the only thing more awesome than the name ‘Onion Maiden,’” by the article.