When you want a sippable drink, better mind-body connection, a helping hand for your pets, or just a moment to indulge in a hand-made tasty treat – you’ll find what you need at these four Fox Chapel area businesses.

Sip Taproom

Sip Taproom proudly serves all local craft beer – you can enjoy Pittsburgh’s finest craft brews in one location. In addition to local beers, you can also find specialty cocktails, select spirits, and West Coast and European wines.

Sip is the perfect space for private events such as birthday parties, private happy hours, corporate events, bridal showers, game nights, and book clubs (events up to 49 attendees!). They also hold private wine + whiskey tasting events, candle making, cookie decorating, and even a paint + wine night.

Their food menu features select sandwiches and big flavor appetizers like a cheese and charcuterie board, caramelized onion dip, and mozzarella sticks. When you want a tasty bev, just Sip back and relax. 

Aplomb Pilates

Aplomb Pilates is owned by two moms who worked hard within the corporate and public workforce for years and finally decided to do what they love. Aplomb’s focus is wholeheartedly on its members, helping you understand your mind’s connection to your body through Pilates.

They are community-oriented and offer memberships with no sign up fees and no cancellation fees. To celebrate their one year anniversary on August 8th, Aplomb Pilates is offering pre-sale prices for three months. Sign up for any membership between August 8th – 16th, and you will get three months at their pre-sale prices.

On August 16th, they are partnering with Dress for Success for their monthly giving membership drive. This event will be open to the public so that all can experience Dress for Success, as well as all the women-owned businesses located at Principal Place on Saxonburg Blvd. When you want to get moving, do it with Aplomb.

Panza’s Home Pet Sitting Service

Panza’s Home Pet Sitting Service promises to love your pets as much as you do. Their expert pet sitters personalize pet care to accommodate the dietary, behavioral, and even emotional needs of every pet they meet. Select from a variety of service options and consult with their team of pet experts and dog walkers.  They offer daily and overnight visits as well as caring for animals in the pet sitter’s home.

New owner, Krista Panza Quinlan, grew up in the area and graduated from Fox Chapel Area High School in 1993. She currently lives in Oakmont with her husband, three kids, two dogs, a cat, and a dwarf hamster.

“I have been on this path for the last 20 years. The owner of Amshel’s Home Pet Sitting Service approached me about buying the business. That’s when I made the decision to become a small business owner, and Panza’s Home Pet Sitting Service was born. I love what I do and I love the animals in my care.” Krista said.

Panza’s has over 600 clients with individual care given to all animals from dogs and cats to reptiles, goats, horses, and birds. When you want trusted, helping hands for your pet, you’re all set if you choose Panza’s.


Churn’s handcrafted ice cream and great coffee is your go-to local café in Gibsonia, Fox Chapel, and South Side. Enjoy hand-churned ice cream, espresso beverages, and coffee in their unique, friendly, and inviting atmosphere.

Have you tried their Boba? Strawberry, blueberry, cherry, lychee, mango, peach, rainbow – so much flavor! Or even try it in a milk tea!

Did you know that Churn also offers catering? Churn can create custom ice cream flavors to enjoy at any event – weddings, birthdays, graduations, you name it! Get in touch at churncatering@gmail.com.

Churn has started franchising too – to create yummy magic and grow with them find out more at www.churnfranchise.com. When you want a tasty treat, simply Churn your reward.

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

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at givegodyouryes.com and fullhipster.com.

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