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A Krampus cocktail bar, a Puerto Rican vacation dinner, and extra Pittsburgh meals information

click on to enlarge Close up of a Puerto Rican holiday dinner complete with beans and plantains, flan, and a milky white cocktail.

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Vegan & Vinyl Vacation Market
1101 Fifth Ave., New Kensington.
Discover plant-based delights, presents, and extra on the Vegan & Vinyl Vacation Market hosted by Candy Alchemy Bakeshop and Preserving Underground. Happening Solar., Dec. 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the occasion will characteristic meals by Candy Alchemy, Veggies N’at Co. and Soul Saigon, and artwork distributors like Adorned Alloys, Cowboy Items, Drunk Dino, and extra.


134 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty.
Native chef Jamilka Borges has teamed up with Sherree Goldstein of Sq. Cafe to current a festive pre-holiday pop-up dinner. Happening on Thu., Dec. 15, Buenanoche will characteristic conventional Puerto Rican vacation meals like rice with pigeon peas, pasteles, yuca with mojo, and pernil. Additionally included are desserts by Diane DeStafino and Brittany Rall, and cocktails, together with Borges’ signature Coquito, from Steven Krall of Sq. Cafe. Vegan and non-alcoholic choices may even be accessible. To boost the expertise, Geña Música will carry out units of Puerto Rican music with a three-piece band for the night. A portion of all proceeds from the occasion will profit PAAR (Pittsburgh Motion Towards Rape). Tickets price $120 and can be found at Showclix.

click on to enlarge Chef Jamilka Borges smiles at the camera while wearing her chef's apron and coat.

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Chef Jamilka Borges

Meals Truck A Palooza
209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville.
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh introduced the date for its upcoming Meals Truck A Palooza. The annual occasion, which gathers meals vehicles from throughout the area, will occur on Jan. 14, 2023 on the Monroeville Conference Middle. Along with an extended checklist of distributors, together with Revival Chili, Brew Wagon, Pittsburgh Crepe Truck, Nation Mountain Moonshine, Millie’s Home made Ice Cream, and Hoshi, the 2023 Meals Truck A Palooza will, in line with a press launch, characteristic a “frolicking circus theme” full with aerialists, jugglers, magicians, sideshow acts, and extra.

1660 Smallman St., Strip District.
A brand new restaurant by chef Fernando Navas and Pittsburgh native Meredith Boyle will open at The Terminal within the Strip District. A press launch says Balvanera will serve conventional Argentine fare, South American wines, and craft cocktails. The 4,400-square-foot restaurant will mark the second Balvanera location, increasing on the one already working in New York Metropolis’s Decrease East Aspect. Search for Balvanera Pittsburgh to open in summer time 2023.

Caliente Pizza & Draft Home
4624 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield.
On Fridays and Saturdays all through December, Caliente Pizza & Draft Home in Bloomfield welcomes its naughtiest partons to a Krampus Pop-up Bar. From 6-10 p.m., get a photograph with the well-known evil, horned vacation demon and revel in a listing of drinks that features enjoyable twists on the margarita, martini, and extra.

click on to enlarge A woman smiles at the camera as she sits on the lap of a person dressed as Krampus

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Krampus Pop-up Bar at Caliente Pizza & Draft Home

Frankie Bunz
2108 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill.
This scorching canine store expanded its menu quickly with potato latkes and do-it-yourself Matzah Ball soup made particularly for the vacation season. Order some now to your Hanukkah festivities, or simply to get pleasure from, on the store’s web site.

Bottlerocket Social Corridor

1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown.
Attempt one thing festive from Bottlerocket’s newly dropped vacation cocktail menu. The bar and occasion area now has the vodka-based Roseberry, the Candy Peach Toddy made with heat chamomile tea, the spiced Nana’s Mulled Wine, the cookie-inspired Spiked Snickerdoodle, and the bourbon-based Santa’s Little Helper. Friends may get a winter version of the usually served Bottlerocket Punch, which comes with apple cider, cranberry, vodka, cinnamon whiskey, caramel, and lemon juice.

Après Ski Bar and Chalet
212 Sixth St., Downtown.
For these questioning no matter occurred to Butcher and the Rye because it closed over COVID, it hath returned. The Downtown restaurant reopened as Après Ski Bar and Chalet, an idea that guarantees to move diners and drinkers to glamorous winter hotspots like Aspen, the French Alps, Jackson Gap, and Park Metropolis. Make your reservations now. Après Ski Bar will proceed by way of April 1, 2023.

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