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Where Ya At … Graduation Style

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. 

Sweetening the day was a festive tray array of cookies thanks to the Crazy Cookie Lady, and the Reese’s Pieces bar with a bowl full of well wishes thanks to Sin Bin Kreations

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. 





Rachael Rennebeck

Rachael Rennebeck is half of the jagoff duo behind the award winning YaJagoff Podcast and co-owner of YaJagoff Media, LLC. specializing in marketing, PR and content management. Married for over two decades with three amazing kids, Rachael appreciates a dark roast cup of joe, a throwback song to the New Edition days, Stitch Fix for simplifying shopping, and a good walk that doesn’t leave you glistening. 

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