Posts Tagged ‘Braddock’

Once more, to Braddock

Once again, the city and the world are coming together to support Braddock.

This time, by asking the question, what would you do with a second chance?

Check out the contest, submit your own answer or pick up a shirt to help give Braddock a second chance here.

News from the Brew Gentlemen

The Brew Gentlemen have teamed up with Tapped, the pop-up beer garden, for the season finale:

The Brew Gentlemen have also teased some upcoming promo materials which will be part of their Kickstarter campaign.

Sadly, I’ll be out of town that weekend, or else I’d head out to Braddock, but I hope it s a great event!

Braddock hospital documentary on Kickstarter

A new project on Kickstarter has popped up, a documentary about the fight to save the Braddock Hospital.

The project itself has already had a lot of help, but they need a little extra push to finish up some video and sound editing, as well as mastering and DVD production.

Levels of giving come with a variety of goodies, including copies of a series of five documentaries about Braddock, all by Tony Buba.

To support the We Are Alive! project, or to learn more, check it out here on Kickstarter.



The Brew Gentlemen announced that a new restraurant, Magarac, will occupy the rest of the space of their building in Braddock.  What has impressed me the most is that Chef Kevin Sousa (who also owns other establishments such as Salt of the Earth), will move to Braddock as a sign of his dedication to the revitalization of the neighborhood.  Pretty amazing stuff:

“It’s not, ‘Let’s create this awesome restaurant where Kevin can stretch his legs,'” Mr. Fetterman said. “The bottom line is, he’s taking on the region’s most persistent and difficult food deserts.”

To that end, Glance & Associates will include in its design a small take-out window for Mr. Sousa’s barbecued chicken and ribs and gourmet hot dogs.

The site also should appeal to beer-lovers. Two men calling themselves The Brew Gentlemen will brew at least four craft beers, including a chai-spiced white ale, on a small system in the basement.

The third leg of the complex will be Springboard Kitchen, whose staff will share the restaurant’s kitchen to prepare meals for Meals on Wheels.

I’m very excited for this project, and can’t wait for it all to open.  I have a friend working on a restaurant opening in Shadyside, and between the two, I’m afraid people will begin to mistake me for some kind of foodie.  That’s probably a ways off, but until then, I’m excited for the prospect for Braddock.

Check out the full story at the P-G.

The Brew Gentlemen

Matt and Asa, also known as the Brew Gentlemen, just graduated from CMU and are moving into a location in Braddock.  You can check out pics of their recent renovation work here and here.

I love craft beer, although sadly, I don’t have the time or space at the moment to explore homebrewing.  Although in hindsight that is okay, there is still a lot of beer out there for me to try!

I love the fact though that it’s a small start-up, making use of space in a community that needs the influx of people and businesses.  Hopefully one day soon we’ll be able to go and fill up a Growler from their space.

In the meantime, follow the blog from here, it’s awesome to watch the progress!

“Maybe the world breaks on purpose”

The Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign is one of my favorites in recent memory, and now, it comes to Braddock:


h/t to PG+

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