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29 Apr

Smallman Galley’s World-Class Bar Program Celebrates Pittsburgh Baseball

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When you’re in charge of the bar program for the nation’s first restaurant incubator, how do you meet the food-pairing requirements of four completely different menus while establishing the bar as its own destination? Have fun.   Their newly launched Pittsburgh Pirates-themed cocktails, concocted in honor of the start of the baseball season and named
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15 Dec

Becoming a Sustainable Urban Food System: Aubergine Bistro

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By Rafael Vencio   I’m feeling excited and full of anticipation for our grand opening at Smallman Galley. Finally, all that pent up energy I’ve been storing during the planning stages can be redirected to food. It’s funny–during the early stages of this restaurant concept, I feel like I kind of took a sabbatical from
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15 Dec

Food for the Body and Soul: Carota Cafe

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By Jessica Lewis   While I sit at the large wooden table I rented out for my family Thanksgiving feast, Muppets Christmas songs are quietly swooning in the background and I am sipping cheap Pinot Noir while a crispy-crusted Bianca pizza is warming up in an oven from a local food truck. As a sip
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15 Dec

From Fond Memory to Restaurant Concept: Josephine’s Toast

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By Jacqueline Wardle   My love of toast started when I was very young. I still cherish the colorful memory of my grandmother, Mary Josephine standing by the kitchen window making my favorite snack, toast. Since that first memory, I have always dreamed of sharing with others that same nostalgic snack that brings me so
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15 Dec

PHX to PGH… How We Got Here!

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By Stephen Eldridge   Let me just say now, these won’t always be this long! As we are days before opening, I thought it was a good time to reflect back on my journey to Smallman Galley, where I am launching my restaurant concept, Provision Pgh. Applying to Smallman Galley June 12th – June 16th
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17 Nov

Smallman Galley Announces Four Restaurant Names Ahead of December Opening

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The nation’s first restaurant incubator features diverse range of Chefs, concepts   Smallman Galley, the nation’s first restaurant incubator, is pleased to announce the individual restaurant names chosen by its inaugural class of four chefs. Slated to open in early December, the 6,000-square-foot space is located at 2016 Smallman Street and comprises four separate kitchens,
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27 Jul

Smallman Galley Announces Four Chef Finalists

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Pittsburgh’s first restaurant incubator features diverse range of Chefs, concepts   PITTSBURGH (July 27, 2015) – Smallman Galley, Pittsburgh’s first restaurant incubator, is pleased to announce its inaugural class of four Chefs and restaurant concepts. Comprising four separate kitchens, a central bar area, and seating for 200 patrons, Smallman Galley is located in a 6,000-square-foot
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01 Apr

NEXT Pittsburgh: Restaurant incubator launches in the Strip District

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From NEXT Pittsburgh: In 2014, CityLab reported on how restaurants can “determine the fate of cities and neighborhoods” since the majority of city residents “consider food and restaurants to be the most outstanding aspect of cities they love.” Indeed, Pittsburgh owes a lot of its vibrancy to our fast evolving restaurant scene. But with 60%
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01 Apr

Tribune Review: New Chefs get a taste of how to run a restaurant

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From the Tribune-Review Two Pittsburgh entrepreneurs are looking to give a crop of rising chefs all the ingredients they need for success. Ben Mantica of the South Side and Tyler Benson of Aspinwall are launching Smallman Galley, a restaurant incubator, in the Strip District, where culinary artists can learn the ins and outs of operating
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01 Apr

Restaurant Incubator Launching in Strip District, Seeking Pioneering Chefs

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Smallman Galley, founded by two Naval Officers who recently completed their service in the United States Navy, will simultaneously house four test kitchens and bars for 18-months at a time. Applications for submissions from aspiring restaurateurs open April 1.   PITTSBURGH, PA—Smallman Galley, a new restaurant incubator located in the Strip District, is seeking its first class of
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