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Pittsburgh Micro-Neighborhood Spotlight: Walking Around in Millvale

1. Grist House10 E Sherman St.

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Celebrating its 7th anniversary, Grist House is the suds sanctuary of all beers ranging from IPA’s, sours, pale ales, porters, imperial stouts to rotating can releases throughout the year. Grist House operated as to-go only throughout the pandemic, but the reimagined Millvale taproom and outside space will be reopening to the public on Wednesday, June 2, 2021! Stop by and bring your pup as the beer haven welcomes its furry friends. Make sure to follow Grist House on Facebook and Instagram to cheers on all of its updates and exciting announcements. 

2. Iron Born Pizza413 Grant Ave.

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Iron Born Pizza is tossing up its pizza game with some deep-dish dough and packed ingredients. Stop by for takeout at its Millvale location and grub on favorites such as its Emmy Pie comprised of savory red sauce, pepperoni, jalapeño, and local honey OR really spice things up with the Nashville Hot Chicken Pie, including hot and sassy Nashville hot sauce, roasted chicken and house pickles. The trendy pizza joint also offers vegan and vegetarian options, too. Place your Iron Born Pizza order online to pick your own hand-forged pizza today. 

3. OOH BABY507 Grant Ave.

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Anika Ignozzi, owner of OOH BABY, is a 23-year-old artist with a color-blasted vision, incorporating psychedelic feels and conceptual wearables. OOH BABY thrives on reclaiming clothing and revitalizing them in new, creative forms through sewing, painting, and recycling with mediums such as acrylic, airbrush, spray paint, thread, and cloth. Stop by the OOH BABY storefront or shop online to see some really eye-catching clothing. (you’ll see what I mean.) 

4. Sprezzatura112 E Sherman St.

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Sprezzatura is a café and catering kitchen offering delicious Italian-inspired, heritage cooking and authentic hospitality that includes signature favorites and seasonal savors to enjoy. Spearheaded as a woman-owned business, the menu features handmade, fresh craving curations that are locally sourced and organically produced as much as possible. Try the acclaimed vegetable lasagna, or weekly dinner specials just by ordering online. Plus, follow the café on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on all of the exciting happenings such as its participation in PRIDE Millvale 2021 and Late Night Thursdays with Millvale’s business district.

5. Tupelo Honey Teas211 Grant Ave.

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A tea shop and plant-based café, Tupelo Honey Teas, has the walk-up eats and sidewalk sips to keep the adventure going strong around Millvale. Attached to the Millvale Community Library, stop by for a cold, crisp refreshment of popular teas that includes an iced peach lavender (my personal favorite), and other signature teas. As a fun fact, its custom Tupelo Blends are created in small handmade batches at the shop in Millvale, which is even more of a reason to visit.

6. Lucky Sign Spirits215 North Ave.

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Lucky Sign Spirits prides itself on traditional and experimental spirits from raw materials to processes and finishes. The distillery is also gaining national recognition for these spirits, too, by winning three awards at the New York International Spirits Competition 2021. Notably, Lucky Sign Spirits won the Pennsylvania Gin Distillery of the Year in the competition. It is also the best-selling gin at popular restaurants Poulet Bleu and gi-jin also. Limoncello, bourbon, gin aged in bourbon barrels, raki, and more, they’ll be sure to be the one-stop-shop of stocking up your home bar with new, tasteful favorites.


Colin Parrish

Avid taco lover, writer, and new restaurant taste tester, Colin Parrish lets the curiosity get the best of him as he dives into his discovery of all things Pittsburgh-related! Places, people, and locally-made products, he loves to spark conversations to uncover what’s new and exciting around tahn.

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