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SIMPLE INGREDIENTS TO ADD FRESH FOOD OPTIONS
IN PITTSBURGH’S DOWNTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT
PITTSBURGH, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that Simple Ingredients, a moderately priced take-out restaurant, will offer fresh salads and wraps made daily as well as homemade soups available this fall. Simple Ingredients will open July 2014 in a storefront on Liberty Avenue, between the Harris Theater and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education Center at 807 Liberty Avenue, in a property owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The owner of the Simple Ingredients, Michael Tarquinio, also owns Sal’s City Deli, which was founded in 2012 and opened in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District with great success. The Pittsburgh City Paper called Sal’s City Deli the “perfect getaway for lunch” outside of New York. Simple Ingredients will be a sister location to Sal’s City Deli and will also include higher end fresh and organic ingredients within its menu options.
“Some people may prefer a quick beverage and a salad to an overflowing potato-pancake Reuben,” shared Tarquinio. “We also want to offer good food for those who may be seeking a somewhat healthier alternative. Simple Ingredients will be a great addition for fast business lunches as well as a healthy alternative for the many new Cultural District residents.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Simple Ingredients with its quick and healthy menu options for residents, professionals and entertainment seekers in the Cultural District,” said J. Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust president and chief executive officer. “Central to the Trust’s mission is attracting people downtown to enjoy outstanding shows and exhibitions, and making sure that they can enjoy a comprehensive experience, including dining at a broad array of restaurants.”
Simple Ingredients will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturdays. The store will open for extended hours during Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawls, and other special events.
ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org
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