Get to Know a Food Truck: Oh My Grill
Find the grilled cheese truck at the Pittsburgh Marathon this weekend.
OH MY GRILL GETS CHEESY
Many conventional staples have gotten the upgrade — gourmet hot dogs, burgers and grilled cheese. Oh My Grill specializes in that last favorite, enhancing the flavor profile through the use of buffalo chicken, pepperoni, ham and other add-ins. The mobile vendor generally sets up in the North Hills but has been known to participate in food-truck roundups and at special events. Find the big, white truck in South Side (1104 E. Carson St.) Sunday during the Pittsburgh Marathon and later at the Pump House in Homestead.
—Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor
Keep track of Oh My Grill’s whereabouts by following @PGHmagEAT.
FOOD REVOLUTION PITTSBURGH CLUB CROWDSOURCES
After chef Jamie Oliver urged Pittsburgh in 2012 to change its eating habits, city residents took that cue and created their own celebration, held on the global Food Revolution Day. The second annual event — set for May 16 at Obama Academy for International Studies — will feature 20 chefs from local restaurants as well as plenty of exhibitors and interactive exhibits.
The Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club visits the academy weekly and has a CrowdTilt campaign that has raised more than $27,000. Of that amount, $25,000 will be used for the bash; remaining funds will be put toward purchasing and running a food truck onsite at the academy. The club aims to expand its initiative throughout Pittsburgh Public Schools and change the way young people are exposed to food.
—Kaitlin Zurawsky, PM Editorial Intern
OSTERIA 2350 TO HOST SPECIAL DINNER
Days prior to the Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Osteria 2350 will present a dinner for oenophiles who favor Italian varieties; Domodimonti pours include merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Matt McClelland, Osteria’s chef de cuisine, has planned a four-course meal for the pairing; his menu lists lighter (salad, halibut) and heavier (duck-confit ravioli, lamb risotto) dishes. Before leaving, guests will enjoy some of Pastry Chef Meghann Walsh’s housemade truffles.
(Wine dinner at Osteria 2350, Railroad Street, Strip District; May 7, 6 p.m. $65 per person; reservations required: email@example.com; cioppinogroup.com)