Goodbye, Franktuary Downtown

Staff at the flagship hot-dog spot say "franks for the memories."

 


FRANKTUARY'S DOWNTOWN TEAM SAYS FAREWELL
Downtown workers and visitors have known for a decade that Franktuary's flagship location is the place to grab lunch. With its short list of offerings and various promotions, the team has mastered the art of preparing quick, straightforward food that’s easy on the wallet. The staff will close the doors permanently this Wednesday, fittingly on National Hot Dog Day. Don’t worry — the Lawrenceville site will remain open.

(325 Oliver Ave., downtown; closing July 23 at 4 p.m.; twitter.com/franktuary, franktuary.com)
—Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor



 


COUNCILMAN GILMAN RECOGNIZES CHEFS
Through determination and skill, our 13 Chefs of the Year have helped to change the city's dining scene. We saluted them in our June edition, in which we also highlighted this year's 33 Best Restaurants. On Tuesday, City Councilman Dan Gilman of District 8 also shone the spotlight on the culinary rockstars by presenting them with a proclamation. "Each chef, whether a Pittsburgh native or a transplant, is committed to playing a major role in the revitalization of the neighborhoods in which their restaurants reside and to reinvigorating the dining scene throughout the city," Gilman noted in a Facebook post later that day.

(photo courtesy of Pittsburgh City Council District 8)
—K.M.


MOYER ADDS A TOUCH OF DISASTER TO PLATE DESIGN
Most are familiar with the ubiquitous white dinner plate trimmed in a tranquil royal-blue pattern. For the past three years, Don Moyer has enlivened the traditionalist landscape of plate design with Calamityware. The spark for Moyer, who has more than four decades of graphic-design experience, was a willow-clad dinner plate he'd inherited. That inspired him to create series of flying monkeys, robots and a frothing sea monster that invade the classic plate designs. He's funded past projects via Kickstarter and plans to post another campaign next month.

(calamityware.com)
—Joelle Smith, PM Editorial Intern

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