Get 'Tarred & Feathered' at Wigle Whiskey

Honor the Whiskey Rebellion with drinks, food and music at this Strip District shindig.

Photo Dennis Wilkinson


Get 'tarred & feathered' at Wigle Whiskey

While the term “tar and feather” generally has a negative connotation, you’ll find nothing but fun at Wigle Whiskey’s shindig. The good-humored Wigle crew will once again honor the Whiskey Rebellion with drinks, food, music and activities at its Strip District headquarters. During the event, Wigle cocktails will be served for $5, and mobile-food vendors, such as Fukuda and PGH Taco Truck, will be present. Reps from local arts institutions, including the Mattress Factory, will provide interactive methods to “tar and feather" attendees; guests will weigh in on the most creative one, and the winning organization will take home proceeds from the event. We got word that James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy is hosting an after-party; we have a feeling you’ll want to check things out.

(2401 Smallman St., Strip District; Friday, 6-9 p.m.; registration suggested; — Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor

Hello Bistro brings fresh fare to South Side
Hello Bistro understands that we do liek choices, and it offers lots of veggies at its salad bar, including green peas and black beans. It also serves burgers and soups, for those looking for hearty fare. And it’s now offering all of its fresh food to South Side visitors. The new location, which officially opened yesterday, offers the same menu as the Oakland location. Pile your salad plate high, and don’t be surprised when you’re charged only seven bucks. Get a glass of Boylan’s, too, from the soda fountain.

(1922 E. Carson St., South Side; — Kristina Martin

Phipps offers 'Garden Variety' at dinner event
It’s already mid-July. Enjoy the tastes of summer while you can. One of our suggested stops is Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which is hosting “Garden Variety: A Farm to Phipps Dinner” the evening of July 21.
Executive chef Stephanie Gelberd and other regional artisans and producers will prepare a multiple-course meal using farm-fresh ingredients. The menu includes Phipps’ heirloom tomatoes stuffed with varietal gazpacho, cured pork belly with melons, braised rainbow chard with local mushrooms and smoked trout with pickled garden vegetables. Lemon custard tart will be served with lavender cream, featuring Phipps’ homegrown lavender. Burch Farms Winery will provide pairings with select courses.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the gardens and relish a wholesome meal while guest speakers Chris Brenckle from Brenckle’s Farm and Greenhouse and Nathan Holmes from Clarion River Organics talk about their passion for farming.

(1 Schenley Drive, Oakland; July 21, 6:30-9 p.m.; tickets: $150 Phipps members, $175 for nonmembers; advance registration required; — Abby Maddigan, PM Editorial Intern


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