Hot dogs can be prepared many ways—boiled, grilled, or strung onto a piece of thread and worn as a necklace. Champion River Dawgs and Fries, a roving hot-dog stand, flash-fries them. Customers can select from more than 25 veggies and sauces to top the fryer-crisped dogs and pair them with fresh-cut fries made from Idaho Burbank potatoes.
Each of Milano's Pizza's thin-crust pies start with fresh dough and house-made sauce, but from there the rest is up to you. To build-your-own pizza, you'll need to somehow choose from a list of nearly 30 toppings, including unusual items such as steak, fontinella cheese, artichoke hearts, and even crabmeat. Of course, if that's too overwhelming, you can always opt for one of the eatery's 18 tried-and-true specialty pizzas, including a pierogi pizza topped with mashed potatoes, onions, bacon, and cheddar. And although pizza is the specialty at Milano's, there are plenty of non-pizza items on the menu, too, such as pasta, calzones, and hoagies. Whatever the main course, you'll want to save room for dessert, where you can go the traditional route and order a chocolate-dipped cannoli or go the untraditional route and order another pizza.
Doug Baros loves burgers and hot dogs. But like many people in today’s health-conscious culture, he couldn’t escape the questions that came with eating his favorite foods. What are the ingredients? When was it prepared? Is it loaded with harmful preservatives?
So Doug took matters into his own hands and opened Burgerz and Dogz, where every burger and dog is prepared with the freshest, purest ingredients. Doug took his idea one step further by outfitting the restaurant with an open kitchen to allow visitors to watch their meals come together. Those meals might be custom creations or items plucked straight from the menu, such as the Loaded burger piled high with bacon, egg, french fries, coleslaw, and cheese.
Drawing on inspiration from the cuisine of India as well as Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan, the menu at Himalayas features colorful and aromatic dishes ranging from tandoor-baked chicken to savory Nepalese momos, similar to dumplings. Fresh breads such as onion kulcha and garlic naan are baked daily inside the tandoor.
In the suburban communities of the South Hills, poverty has been on the rise. As many as 12% of the population—approximately 5,000 families—lives at or below the federal poverty level. South Hills Interfaith Ministries works to help these families regain their self-sufficiency. Along with two food pantries that provide emergency groceries, and a community clothing room, the organization runs utility assistance programs, coat drives, and family-support services such as teen mentoring and financial literacy programs. And the community impact is significant. In 2012 alone, the organization donated school supplies to 425 students, distributed more than 1,500 pounds of fresh produce, and provided $30,336 in utility assistance.
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