Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The local bakery won a national contest.
The Oakmont Bakery is considered one of the nation's best! The local bakery came out on top in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. The winner was announced late on Monday. Oakmont Bakery was one of a half dozen nominees selected this year by Bake magazine and featured on The Baking Channel's popular web TV series, "Discovering America’s Bakeries." People were asked to vote for their favorite bakery in an online poll. Oakmont Bakery received 54 percent of the vote. It will be featured in Bake's June edition. The bakery owned and operated by Marc and Susan Serrao since 1988 is a popular attraction for locals and out-of-staters who visit Oakmont. Stop in on Tuesday to get a free heart-shaped sugar cookie! Congratulations to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The bakery is one of a half dozen nominees in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. Voting ends on Monday, April 29.
Fans of Oakmont Bakery listen up. The old-fashioned bakery needs your votes in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. Oakmont Bakery is one of a half dozen nominees selected this year by Bake magazine and featured on The Baking Channel's popular web TV series, "Discovering America’s Bakeries." The bakery owned and operated by Marc and Susan Serrao since 1988 is a popular attraction for locals and out-of-staters who visit Oakmont. Only one vote per day is permitted, and the contest ends on Monday, April 29. So get to voting! The winner will be announced on bakemag.com and in the June issue of Bake magazine. To cast your vote, click here. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Lots of Plum-Oakmont area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's restaurant spotlight is Oakmont Bakery, located on Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont. Well-known locally and popular throughout the Pittsburgh area, this family owned-and-operated bakery is best known for its cake decorating. It also carries a number of other baked goods, including homemade breads, and has a sandwich menu. Oakmont Bakery also is a Patch 2012 Readers' Choice award winner for Best Outdoor Patio. Have you been there? Review this bakery on the Oakmont Bakery directory listing. What's your favorite item at Oakmont Bakery? _________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
You have several movies to choose from this week at The Oaks Theater!
Here is a list of movies playing at the Oaks Theater in Oakmont from Friday, Oct. 26, to Thursday, Nov. 1. The theater is at 310 Allegheny River Blvd. For more information, call 412-828-6322. The cost is $8 general admission after 6 p.m. Matinees cost $6. General admission for senior citizens, students and youths is $6. Saturday's Cine Brunch screening, "Matewan," is sponsored by Mining Memories, a community volunteer project that built a life-size bronze miner memorial as a tribute to coal-miners of the Allegheny-Kiskiminetas River Valleys. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a light brunch provided by Oakmont Bakery. Brunch tickets are on sale until 7 p.m. the evening prior to the brunch. The cost is $12 for the film and brunch, and $6 for…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
These upcoming events and promotions support the cause.
There are several ways to support breast cancer awareness locally over the next few days! Here are some upcoming events: Wine Tasting If you like wine, the Mighty Oak Barrel is hosting an event for you. The Oakmont restaurant will host a wine tasting on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 and 25, featuring women winemakers. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information or to register, call 412-826-1069. "Beards and Cigars for Breasts" Steel City Beard & Mustache Club—founded by Plum resident and Oakmont businessman Seth DeSabato—and the Cigar House in Penn Hills are working together to help raise breast cancer awareness. The event, which will include a DJ, beer, snacks, raffles and prizes, will be…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Oakmont Bakery is holding a "tasteful" presidential election!
Some elections can get a little bitter, but the Oakmont Bakery's version will no doubt be sweet! For $2.50, bakery patrons can cast their votes for presidential candidates Democrat President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney with a delicious cookie. The bakery then will tally the votes. As of Thursday afternoon, Romney was winning the election with 438 votes to Obama's 417 votes, according to the bakery's Facebook page. Have you cast your vote at the bakery? Do you plan to? Which cookie would you buy? Tell us in the comments! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. So, where can you get free or discounted coffee in Plum, Oakmont and Verona? Oakmont Bakery, located on Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont, is offering a free 12-ounce coffee on Saturday with the purchase of a bagel, doughnut or pastry. McDonald's is giving away free 12-ounce coffees through Saturday. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Find out where and how to observe the Jewish holiday in your community.
Yom Kippur is, in short, the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture. It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins. Yom Kippur marks the end of the annual High Holy Day period (Sept. 16 to Sept. 26 in 2012), which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On Sept. 25, observation will begin at sunset. Here are some local services: Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike Tickets are required to attend any of the following services. Contact Beverly Reinhardt at 412-372-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see www.templedavid.org. Chabad Jewish Center of Monroeville High Holiday Services will be held at the Comfort Suites …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Grab a sweet treat on the way to work to celebrate the day!
Friday, June 1, 2012
It seems like there is a special day for just about everything, and the donut is no exception. National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, donut shops across the nation—including many in the Pittsburgh area—will be offering deals. National Donut Day, celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. Dunkin' Donuts locations across the nation—including the one on Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona—will be giving out a free donut with the purchase of a beverage (hot or cold), according to their Facebook page. They say they'll hand out the free donuts "while supplies last." (Could Dunkin' Donuts …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Congratulations to the Oakmont Bakery!
Congratulations to Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont for winning our Readers' Choice for best outdoor patio. The bakery received nominations from readers as well as the most votes in our poll. According to the poll, the bakery had 39 percent of the votes, Oakmont Tavern came in a close second with 34 percent of the votes, Somma Pizza had 17 percent and Hoffstot's had 8 percent. So pick a nice day and head out to the bakery to enjoy its outdoor seating! We'll be giving Oakmont Bakery a Patch certificate stating that they have been named our winner. Check back with Plum-Oakmont Patch as we continue to ask you for your favorites! ––––––––––––––– Like Plum-Oakmont Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily …