PG PlatePittsburgh, PA, January 4, 2013:  Before the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Food Blogger Dinner on January 15, 2013, PG Plate invites food bloggers to join in a free happy-hour celebration in the cantina at Alma Pan-Latin Kitchen from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Aside from partaking in “food talk” and mingling with their peers, bloggers will have the opportunity to learn about PG Plate from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food editor Bob Batz Jr., food writer Gretchen McKay and Simply Romanesco blogger Dana Chizmas, who all work together on the new food platform, which includes The Forks blog.

The website, available at, plans to offer more interaction with regional food bloggers and others who are passionate about food and drink.  PG Plate currently has a blog roll of nine passionate food bloggers and would like to work with food bloggers during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week to expand the food blogger participation.

Following the happy hour, PG Plate contributors will be attending the blogger dinner, co-hosted by Pittsburgh Restaurant Week and the Buy Fresh Buy Local program, where they will receive “back-kitchen access” to taste and discover the challenges tropical restaurants face when trying to buy locally.

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