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Letter to the Editor

On January 25th, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an infuriating editorial entitled Lighten Up: Getting students to eat healthy requires flexibility – see left. My letter to the editor submission is below.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has yet to respond to me, so I decided to self-publish.  Thanks for reading. Dear Editorial Board: I agree that the Senate
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This is the fourth spring I’ve been back in Pittsburgh but only the first that I could get my hands on some local asparagus.  There is not just some available this year, but enough to go around and it makes me positively giddy.  I was frantically stuffing a bag with spears at the farmers market
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Chatham Local Foods Showcase

I just got back from the Chatham’s Local Foods Showcase. I should have mentioned this earlier to everyone to encourage you to attend, but I obviously dropped the ball. Let’s say it’s fair warning for next year. And definitely go next year, because it’s great food and great information from local purveyors for just $10.
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“Last One There is a Rotten Egg”

Welcome to Dinette’s new website. And thanks to Ryan Urban at Fringe for providing us with something proper. We have made several changes to the website―better pictures, easier navigation, and the addition of Chef, Wine, and Garden Notes. But the most obvious change is dropping Dinette’s old message: “Pizzas · Wine · Local · Sustainable.”
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