Saturday, December 22, 2012
Lots of Dormont-Brookline restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This Saturday's local restuarant spotlight is on all the local businesses that can help you fill your holiday table with sweet treats. Whether it's Christmas cookies, cakes or chocolates you're after these businesses can help. Here are some favorite sweet spots in Dormont: And here are some great ones on Brookline Boulevard: Can you think of other great local places to get sweet treats for Christmas? Tell us in the comments! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Does your Valentine’s Day sweetheart have a sweet tooth? Here are some specials at local bakeries.
Happy Valentine’s Day! If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, today is the perfect day to head to local bakeries for some sweet treats. Sugar Café in Dormont is kicking off the morning with a breakfast special of red raspberry heart waffles. Heart-shaped cookies and a variety of cupcakes also are available. Valentine's day cupcake flavors are Lemon Lavender, Dark Chocolate Ginger, Passion Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Almond Rose, Mint Chip, Salted Caramel, Red Velvet, Chocolate Kiss, Cocoa Cinnamon and Chocolate/Vanilla. The pastry case will be open until 5:30 p.m. today. Just down the street at Potomac Bakery, the cases are full of heart-shaped cakes and cookies. Today’s specialties include chocolate-covered strawberries, and red velvet cakes with…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Boy or girl? Only your baker knows!
More and more Pittsburgh-area couples are finding out the sex of their baby in a much sweeter way—with a gender reveal cake. "We've definitely seen a growing trend," said Megan Fialkovick, an Oakmont Bakery employee. "It's kind of just starting to pop up all over the place," said Courtney Seymour, a Potomac Bakery employee. Some couples choose to keep the moment private and intimate or with close family and friends. Others use it as an excuse to throw a party or make the baby shower even more exciting. Here's how a gender reveal cake generally works: The ultrasound technician writes the sex of the baby down on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope. The mom and dad then take the sealed envelope (if they can stand the suspense) to …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Although Brookline residents have been told the post office will stay open, rumors still circulate that it could close.
Petitions are circulating in Brookline to save what some residents view as a major neighborhood asset—the post office. When talks of closing post office branches began last summer, the post office branch on Brookline Boulevard was on the list. Although some residents at Monday’s South Pittsburgh Development Corporation meeting said they’d heard from post office employees that the office would remain open, others said rumors are circulating that the location will close in May. SPDC member Pamela Grabowski said she and others have been circulating a petition since December to save the post office. Until they have straight answers about whether or not it will close, they’re working to save the branch for the people who need it. “I don’t drive…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Brookline. Now Dormont is on the list.
When Sylvia McCoy decided to start a business in 2008, she wasn’t thinking about the economic outlook. Her plan was to give Pittsburghers a taste of the city’s neighborhoods—via it’s first organized culinary tour. “I realized quickly after doing some research that there are no culinary tours in Pittsburgh, and there’s one in almost every city,” McCoy said. She founded the ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour that year, starting with a Strip District tour and soon expanding through city neighborhoods, including Brookline. The walking tour hits several local eateries in each neighborhood, and includes discussions of the history of the neighborhood and the businesses and landmarks there. “When I started the business, it really was just that I was …