Newsletter: A new gluten-free bakery and 6 beer + takeout pairings

Plus everything you need to know for Fresh Fest Digi Fest.

We’ve got the details on a new neighborhood bar/restaurant that just moved into the space of an old favorite, a preview of a new audiobook from a Pittsburgh author/illustrator and the details on a new gluten-free bakery in town. Don’t forget Fresh Fest Digi Fest is happening this weekend.

SAD ANIMAL FACTS: Brooke Barker’s audio memoir
We sat down for a chat with Brooke Barker, better known on Instagram as @sadanimalfacts. Hear about how she comes up with the cute, science-based illustrations and what compelled her to move to Pittsburgh. She also previews her upcoming audio memoir, which drops August 13.

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher. Join the conversation in our Facebook group for The Slaw.

PAIRINGS: Breweries x Takeout
We pulled together a list of six pairings that bring together carryout beer and takeout food. Try one of our suggestions or make up your own.

NOW OPEN: St. Clair Social in Friendship
Located inside the former Sharp Edge in Friendship is a new neighborhood bar. Get to know St. Clair Social, which is offering cocktails and beer for takeout before adding a full food menu next week.

WILD RISE BAKERY: Gluten-free goodies
Switching between the savory and the sweet – all while using gluten-free ingredients – here’s a look at Wild Rise Bakery, a Black-owned business popping up at farmers markets and selling from inside other storefronts around town.

HOUSE BOAT: A floating staycation
Looking for a local getaway? Wake up on the water. You can rent this houseboat in New Kensington on Airbnb.


🍻 Everything you need to know for Fresh Fest Digi Fest

For the third consecutive year, Pittsburgh will host Fresh Fest – America’s first beer festival focused on celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the beer industry. Due to COVID-19, this year’s festival takes place online as Fresh Fest Digi Fest.

Tickets for Fresh Fest Digi Fest are $10 and available online here.


🐟 Save the date

Reminder! The Swissvale Fire Department will be open for a fish fry next Friday, Aug. 14.


🏠 House/Home

Located on the South Side Slopes, 53 Sterling Street is a deal. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a view for $159,000.

📸 Header photo: Houseboat rental.