Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eat Local, for Restaurant Week and Otherwise

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eat Local, for Restaurant Week and Otherwise

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Pittsburgh-area restaurants strut their stuff Aug. 13-19 with special deals and menus for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week 2012.

The celebration will commence with a "Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party" featuring summer cocktails, free samples from Downtown restaurants and charity raffles at 6 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 9, in the lobby of the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Tickets for the kickoff party are $50 per person and must be bought ahead.

During Restaurant Week, some restaurants are featuring three- course dinners for $20.12 per person, while others have different deals.

To check whether your favorite restaurant has a deal or to order tickets for the kickoff party, go to pittsburghrestaurantweek.com.

Meanwhile, some other food events:

EAT LOCAL, PART TWO

Eat Local: The East End Food Co-Op in Point Breeze joins others across the country to mark the fifth "Eat Local, America!" promotion. At 6:30 p.m. each Thursday this month, consumers can explore the benefits of eating the region's best local foods at workshops on topics such as home cheesemaking and food preservation. Tonight, it's "Gardening" with Robert Madden from Garden Dreams Urban Farm. On Aug. 9, the French film "Food Beware" will be shown. The series winds up Aug. 30 with a potluck dinner.

For more information, visit eastendfood.coop/2012/07/eat-local- america-workshops-in-august. Connect with the national community at strongertogether.coop.

FESTIVALS

Bavarian Fun Fest: Old World-style festival featuring cabbage and pierogies, German wurst, Munich-style pretzels, Bavarian strudel, beer, polka bands, ethnic dancers, crafters, children's activities and fireworks. 2 p.m. to midnight today, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday on the grounds of Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids. Information: thelube. …

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