Duquesne U’s Red Ring for Happy Hour and Macs; Carnegie Coffee Offers a Continental Experience (Tues., 1/6/19))

1) Gotta love a restaurant where happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Especially when it has the beer selection to match. Such is the case for the Red Ring Bar & Grille, a Duquesne campus restaurant. It’s open to all Pittsburghers, though—perfect for pregaming prior to an event at the PPG Paints Arena. The restaurant offers a different lunch special every weekday. Key menu items include salads, hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, and house macs. They even offer a poutine mac! The Red Ring also earned a Gold Plate from Sustainable Pittsburgh for its locally sourced food, conservation efforts, and commitment to the community.  Rather, it will be enclosed and heated.  Monday through Saturday 11:30 – 8 p.m. The Red Ring is closed on Sundays, but will open for events, so do check its website. 1015 Forbes Ave., Uptown. (CM)

2) Looking for the perfect start of the day perk? Make a point to stop at Carnegie Coffee Company. Located in the former Carnegie Post Office, the coffeehouse specializes in the European coffee experience. Carnegie Coffee serves Italy’s Lavazza roasted coffee. Pair an espresso with locally made pastry or sandwich, and you’ll have the boost you need to get through the week. 132 E. Main St., Carnegie. (EC)