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Day: March 27, 2021

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They say you should drink water to go easy on your liver — just not this water.

Real Water founder Brent Jones apologized to his customers Thursday after the federal government linked the company’s signature product to liver failure and non-viral hepatitis.

The bottled-water is advertised as “alkalized water infused with negative ions,” and the company had claimed that its higher pH level improved hydration in consumers and that the negative ions “are believed to be the invisible healer.”


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The Silent Spellbinder from Grist House


Slider Vibes

Diamond Building, 100 Fifth Ave., Downtown

A new concept restaurant is coming to Downtown Pittsburgh. According to downtownpittsburghrestaurants.com, Slider Vibes is a new endeavor that focuses on “ridiculously good sliders, Instagram worthy shots, and a great bar!” The restaurant is set to open in April 2021, so prepare to get your bite-sized burger fix.


Commonplace Coffee
Multiple Locations. commonplacecoffee.com
A partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Commonplace Coffee brings us the launch of Commonplace’s Schenley Park Blend coffee, the second release

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A group of Democrat lawmakers are planning to introduce new legislation into the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, March 26, that aims to tackle dangerous chemicals found in certain baby food brands.

Dubbed the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021, the forthcoming bill will be introduced by the U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), along with Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.). 

The bill specifically focuses on the trace amounts of inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury that are not regulated in baby food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If passed,

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I remember preparing a fennel and black pepper compote — a divine mix of sliced fennel bulb poached in a sugar syrup and black pepper — to go with the restaurant’s cheese board offering. As any line cook worth their salt does, during my prep I’d taste a piece for quality control before cutting the rest of the bulb, and through this ritual I came to enjoy the flavor of raw fennel. From there, I began to explore cooked preparations whenever I got the chance. Now, fennel and I are in a committed long-term relationship.

While some might be scared

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One of the saddest business stories that came out of the 2020 pandemic was the impact that mandated shutdowns had on the restaurant industry. News reports across the country covered frustrated business owners who were forced to comply with restrictions that limited their ability to serve their customers indoors or even at all. By summertime, reports began appearing of more than 16,000 restaurants closing nationwide, a number that ballooned to as many as 110,000 by the end of the year.

Did 110,000 restaurants fail in 2020? Perhaps. But hold on. 

The fact is that restaurants fail at a higher rate

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), the nation’s largest independent alkaline water company, is thrilled to announce its latest partnership with Nevada Beverage Company, a Nevada-based direct store delivery (DSD). Under this agreement, Nevada Beverage will carry the full line of our smooth tasting Alkaline88 and A88 Infused Flavored waters.

“We are pleased to welcome Nevada Beverage Company to our growing DSD network. Nevada Beverage is a leading beverage distributor in Nevada, serving over 2,900 accounts with a territory encompassing 74 percent of the state population. As a best-in-class DSD provider,

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