From an Ukrainian Food Festival to brews at the Zoo, here are all the tasty events you should have on your calendar this month.
Saturday, September 3: Crafts & Drafts at East End Brewing
Celebrate the release of East End Brewing’s Big Hop Harvest at their ‘Record Hop’ Crafts & Drafts event, with vintage vinyl, music-themed artwork food from PGH Po’boy, La Palapa and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. The event is happening from noon to 5:00 p.m., and more information can be found online.
Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4: Pittsburgh Folk Festival
This free event in Schenley Plaza will feature international flavors, including food from Jamaica, Germany, Lebanon, Hawaii, Venezuela, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Slovakia and the Philippines, plus live entertainment, an open market, and more. See more information online.
Sunday, September 4: Labor Day Luau Pig Roast at Il Tetto
Say goodbye to summer at Il Tetto’s luau pig roast. The rooftop bar at Sienna Mercato is hosting the tiki drink-soaked fest, with cocktails, frozen drinks and a whole-roasted pig. Tickets are $10 until 4:30 p.m., and you can find out more information online.
Tuesday, September 6: Britsburgh Opening Celebration at East End Brewing
Britsburgh, the six day-long celebration of all things British, is kicking off at East End Brewing with a tapping of the official Britsburgh Ale, an English-style bitter. Throughout the week, there will also be a Scotch tasting at Gaynor’s School of Cooking on Thursday, September 8, and a Britsburgh Ale happy hour at East End on Friday, September 9. To see all of the week’s events, visit the event page.
Wednesdays in September: Crafting and Cocktails at Wigle Whiskey
Every Wednesday evening this month (September 7, September 14, September 21 and September 28), join Wigle Whiskey and Handmade Arcade for an evening of crafting and cocktails at Wigle’s Distillery. The event is free to attend, and includes one cocktail, plus materials for crafting. For more information, visit their event page.
Friday, September 9: ZooBrew at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Enjoy food, music and craft beer at the Pittsburgh Zoo’s annual ZooBrew event. The after-hours party is 21+, and includes food and drinks. Tickets are $63 per person, and available online.
Friday, September 9: Stroll the Strip
Take a culinary tour of the Strip District during this year’s Stroll the Strip. Stop by nearly 20 Strip District locations, including Pittsburgh Winery, Maggie’s Farm Rum and Thin Man Sandwich for food and beverage pairings. Tickets are $40 per person in advance, and $55 at the door, and all proceeds benefit the Strip District Neighbors. To purchase tickets, visit their event page.
Friday, September 9: Fall Cocktail Launch Party at Blue Dust
Fall is in the air… and in your glass at Blue Dust’s Fall Cocktail Launch Party, where they’ll be introducing all of their new fall cocktails. The menu includes a Chai White Russian with house-infused Chai vodka, a Smoked Peach Old Fashioned, and Apple Cider Sangria. See their event page for more information.
Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10: Ukrainian Food Festival
The Parish of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host its 5th annual Ukrainian Food Festival, with homemade Ukrainian foods and pastries. For more information, visit the event page.
Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11: Pittsburgh Lebanese Food Festival
Enjoy Lebanese Food at the Pittsburgh Lebanese Food Festival at Our Lady of Victory Maronite Church (1000 Lindsay Rd., Carnegie). The menu will feature grape leaves, hummus, lamb kabob, kibbee, falafel, lubia and rice, spinach pies, schwarma and other classic Lebanese dishes. Visit their event page for more information.
Saturday, September 10: Steel City Big Pour
Tickets are still available for Construction Junction’s annual Big Pour fundraiser, featuring 45 breweries, and 25 food vendors for a day of eating, drinking, and live music. General admission tickets are $80 each, and designated driver tickets are $35 each. Find more information online.
Sunday, September 11: Steel City Pizzafest: Ghostcrusters at Bayardstown Social Club
Pizzafest is coming to the Strip District at Bayardstown Social Club, with about a dozen pizza shops serving slices, plus live music and a pizza-eating contest. More information is available online.
Friday, September 16: Brew & Brew at Gasoline Street Coffee Company
Coffee? Check. Beer? Check. Food? Check. Gasoline Street Coffee Company will have it all at their first Brew & Brew event, with Gasoline Street coffee, Butler Brew Works beers, and food from Brassero Food Truck. Find more information on their event page.
Friday, September 16: Oktoberfest Kickoff at Penn Brewery
Penn Brewery is hosting their annual Oktoberfest over two weekends in September, on September 16 – 18, and September 23 – 25. They’ll be featuring German food, German music, and Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest drafts. Read more about the event here.
Saturday, September 17: Beaver Wine Festival
Fourteen Pennsylvania wineries will be participating in the Beaver Wine Festival, serving up samples and selling bottles in downtown Beaver. Tickets are $25 per person, and can be purchased online.
Sunday, September 18: A Gathering of Chefs at The Barn at Soergel Hollow
Join nine Pittsburgh chefs, including Josephine’s Toast’s Jacqueline Wardle, Provision PGH’s Stephen Eldridge and Joseph Tambellini Restaurant’s Joseph Tambellini for a farm dinner featuring local produce. Tickets are $125 per person, and the event benefits The Bradley Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their event page.
Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25: Fall Fest at Soergel Orchards
Fall Fest, Soergel Orchard’s biggest event of the year, kicks off on Saturday, September 24 and runs every weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 30. Each weekend, they’ll have face painting, a corn stalk maze, pumpkin painting, hayrides and a full menu of fall-favorite dishes, including smoked wings, roasted corn, Mac & Cheese, doughnuts and funnel cake. See more information online.
Tuesday, September 27: Moos and Brews at Grist House Brewing<
Wheel and Wedge and Grist House Brewing Company are hosting a cheese and beer pairing class at the brewery, with six different beers paired with six different cheeses. Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased online.
Wednesday, September 28: Porktoberfest at Osteria 2350
Pork and beer are what will be on the menu at Osteria 2350’s ‘Porktoberfest,’ a five-course beer tasting dinner with Fat Heads Brewery. The menu includes bratwurst, chicken paprikash and braised short rib, and seats are $60 per person. For more information, visit their event page.