Depending on which yinzer with whom you are kibitzing, there are 90 or 92 Pittsburgh neighborhoods to explore just in the city. Not to mention the townships and boroughs and districts (oh my!) surrounding.. Each area has its own unique pavilion, bouje hall, shi shi banquet facility to hold important gatherings. But when you are recovering from a pandemic, haven’t seen fam and friends in quite some time, and want to patron local businesses, gatherings can happen in your own backyard…literally. Where ya at, ya jagoff? Ross Township with local businesses offering finishing touches for the graduation party season.
Food truck need: Brisket, pulled pork and bacon everything, Pittsburgh Smokehouse brings staples and sides at affordable prices and provides the serving ware, eliminating a party cost. Plus, Bacon man Andy may have a flavorful Italian ice side gig that checks the box for dessert, too. New meaning to meals on wheels!
No meat? No worries: MyTaque can provide a full taco bar complete with jackfruit, a tropical fruit and vegan favorite, instead of the traditional tofu.
Décor and more: Festive friends like Cydney and Shawn added color and creativity to the freshly groomed lawn with Celebrate Your Day Designs and Von Walter + Funk balloons that have become my party obsession.
Other area parties I attended had amazing finishing touches: DIY heaven Board & Brush offers classes to perfect your own décor like these party faves.
DIY entrepreneur Melissa Czapko made koozies to take your party to go for the ultimate takeaway.