Should old acquaintances be forgotten, and never brought to mind? This expression may ring truer for 2020 more than every year, although we may want to forget everything about this tumultuous year, it is the things worth remembering that will help carry us into the next year. You may not be in the mood to celebrate the dawn of 2021 but equipped with hope, resilience, and the love of our favorite city, we will prevail. So as we all watch the ball drop from our perspective places, we have brought you a list of drinks, treats, grub, and local items that will make your entrance into next year that much greater. 

Baldwin Beer

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Image via: Baldwin Beer

This year has made it clear that you can never have too much beer stashed away, if you need to stock up for 2021 look no further than Baldwin Beer. Offering over 100 of the best domestic, imported, and craft beers available for pick up by the case, six pack, or even just single bottles. The distributor also sells  lottery tickets, pop, snacks, and even ice and propane and has everything you need for your virtual or socially distanced holiday gatherings. 

Amruss (Ustianochka Vodka)

If you’re not a fan of beer and prefer a spirit we recommend giving Ustianochka Vodka a try. Real Russian vodka with a smooth and clean taste, Ustianochka is ideal for bringing in the New Year and can be purchased at any PA liquor store at a special holiday price. Use it in your favorite holiday cocktail, ours is this Giggle Juice recipe from Delish because after this year we all deserve a laugh.  

Pike Inn Diner

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Image via: Pike Inn Diner

After a long night of celebrating the New Year, there’s nothing better than hot delicious diner food. Rated one of the Top Breakfast locations in Western Pennsylvania, Pike Inn Diner also has a huge variety of gourmet sandwiches, dinner entrees, and their famous homemade cheesecake all included in their newly expanded menu. The restaurant is currently offering takeout with the option of online ordering so it’s easy to remain socially distant. 

Schorin Co. 

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Image via: Schorin Company

Founded over 65 years ago, Schorin Company located in the Strip District, has supplied the Greater Pittsburgh region and beyond with disposable party and catering supplies. Family owned and operated, Schorin’s mission has remained to supply their customers with the best service and products available on the market today, at competitive prices. Schorin Co. has party glow accessories, New Years themed napkins and towels, confetti, beads, photo props and anything else you will need to get the virtual party started. 

Bethel Bakery New Year Pretzel

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Image via: Bethel Bakery

Originating in southwestern Germany, the New Year’s pretzel is believed to bring good luck to those who eat them at the start of the new year. After the year we’ve had we need that luck more than ever! The Bethel Bakery located in the T-Bone’s Marketplace is bringing that tradition from Germany to Wexford, PA and serves four different flavors of New Year’s Pretzels; apricot, nut filled, cinnamon, and danish. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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