Saturday, May 15, 2010

Taste of Oakland

Contact: Mary Davidson

Tel.: 412-683-6243

Event Gives Pittsburgh Region “A Taste of Oakland”

OAKLAND, PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2010--The Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) is proud to announce the Third Annual “A Taste of Oakland”, an event featuring local retailers and restaurants in the Oakland neighborhood.

During “A Taste of Oakland” admission includes samples of food from Oakland restaurants served from the neighborhood’s retailers. This event gives the community a chance to explore the great shopping and delectable food the neighborhood has to offer. Taste of Oakland admission also qualifies attendees for discounts and events in the Oakland neighborhood, including free entry into the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, Soldiers and Sailors Museum, as well as discounted admission to shows at the Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre and the International Children’s Festival. The OBID anticipates more than 700 attendees at this year’s event. To see a complete listing of other Taste of Oakland partners and discounts, visit

Taste of Oakland is Saturday, May 15 from noon until 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, or a donation of a non-perishable food item. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the Public Parklet at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street, or at Eureka Bank, 3455 Forbes Avenue. Admission is free for all Carnegie Museum members.
This year’s participants are:
+ Big Joe's Pizzeria ; Deli

+ Eureka Bank

+ Forbes Avenue Suites

+ Heiber's Pharmacy

+ Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shop

+ Kevin's Deli

+ Leena's Food

+ Maggie & Stella's Cards & Gifts

+ Milano Pizza II

+ New Balance Pittsburgh

+ Peter’s Pub

+ The Book Center at Pitt

+ Pittsburgh Pretzel Sandwich Shop

+ Red Oak Café

+ Rita's Italian Ice


+ Terra Nova Restaurant

+ Touch of Gold & Silver Jewelry Store

+ IGA Market on Forbes

+ India Garden

+ Selection Boutique

+ Dave & Andy’s

+ ACE Athletic

For more information, please contact Mary Davidson at 412-683-6243 ext. 19 or, or visit


The Oakland Business Improvement District is dedicated to improving the cleanliness, appearance, and perception of safety in Oakland, bringing about revitalization, preserving Oakland’s unique commercial environment, and undertaking marketing and development initiatives to make Oakland a vibrant destination for visitors, residents, owners, employees and students

Mary A. Davidson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Oakland Business Improvement District

235 Atwood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412.683.6243 ext. 19

Fax: 412.621.5920

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