Beats n’ Eats: A Penn Avenue Lunch Break

When you’re craving something more than just a tasty lunch at BRGR, there’s more fun ti be had this Thursday, July 20th! What can be better than lunch and your favorite spot, you might ask? Why, a whole new experience at Beats n’ Eats on Penn Avenue! While you’re taking a break from your workday, join the “easy-going midday East-End community lunch break!”

Taking place from 12pm to 2pm outside the Kelly Strayhorn theater, you’ll hear live music from local artists and dine on delicious fare from one of the food trucks stationed outside the theater. If you’re new the neighborhood, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with your neighbors. Chat with residents, creatives, and artists, and add a uniqueness to your day only offered in the East Side!

Not familiar with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater? Perhaps you’ve seen its intriguing, neon-blue sign, strikingly ablaze against the old, ornate facade. The theater’s name comes from two of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated talents — famed dancer Gene Kelly, raised in East Liberty, and Homewood-bred jazz composer, Billy Strayhorn. To enter the theater, or even to stand in its doorway, is to be in the presence of these artists, whose talent and passions provide inspiration for the community. Their energy — and the theater’s cultural significance as a whole — continues to radiate through the East End community, contributing to the quality of life and development of the neighborhood and the city. This, no doubt, makes a lunch break at Beats n’ Eats all the more meaningful and inspiring.

To learn more about the theater’s charismatic history and how it contributions through inclusive and educational activities, visit their site here.

Now, go out there and enjoy your neighborhood — no matter the time, no matter the day!