Morningside is one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets. Close-knit and friendly, neighbors live in two-story brick homes with old fashioned porches that encourage long talks and quick chats with friends and neighbors. Children ride their bicycles in the gentle shade of the trees that line the sidewalk, and joggers have two-square miles of neighborhood to explore. The Morningside Area Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Morningside VFW Hall at 1820 Morningside Avenue.
In this new series, MACC interviews one of our business sponsors to find out what Morningside looks like through the eyes of an entrepreneur.
This month we talked to Terry Golden of The Bulldog Pub about Morningside’s next generation and the struggles of growing a new business. Terry is offering MACC Plus and Premiere Members 10% off their food items at The Bulldog for all of 2014.
Name: Terry Golden
Business: Bulldog Pub
Established: May 22, 2013
Why did you choose to open a business in Morningside?
I grew up in Morningside and always felt it to be a special place with some extraordinary people (and characters.) Lots of those folks shaped who I am and I see an opportunity to give a little something back.
What do you enjoy most about running your business?
I most enjoy reconnecting with old friends and meeting the new families that make Morningside home. It’s a pretty good feeling seeing the old and the new enjoy the Pub. I’ve also really enjoyed meeting some of the young people who are sons and daughters of my classmates and friends growing up. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s great to see that my friends have raised such good kids.
What has been your biggest challenge with running a business in Morningside?
My biggest challenge has been finding time to do everything that I set out to do when I opened. I sometimes get ahead of myself and pacing has never been my strong suit. Marketing and getting the Pub’s name and strong points out there while tending to day-to-day operations and growing the business has also been a challenge. Lastly, just making certain that the Pub is a positive addition to the community and keeping the people that I envisioned at the start is important to me.
What would you like to see happen in Morningside in the next five years?
I would like to see more small businesses call Morningside home. I’d love to see Morningside with a coffee shop/bakery, a deli, cleaners, etc. Smaller shops that give it a real thriving small town appeal. And yes, I would like to see another Pub-style gastropub come to town. Competition and choices will bring people to discover what a nice neighborhood Morningside is.
If you could do anything else other than run your business, what would you do?
I would really like to manufacture something. It may sound a little old fashioned but I don’t think we make enough of our own “stuff” anymore. If I could find the right product and niche, I would definitely like to start a company and make or build things.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church
1736 Jancey Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Sunday, March 2, 2014 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
1820 Morningside Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Ages 5 and 6 – t-ball
Age 8 and under
Age 10 and under
Age 12 and under
Hundreds of seniors in Western Pennsylvania could use a helping hand, from grocery shopping, a ride to the doctor’s, snow shoveling, yard work, help with correspondence, or even just getting a friendly phone call now and then. The United Way’s Open Your “Heart” to a Senior Program seeks to match volunteers with seniors in need in Allegheny and Westmoreland County. The program offers a range of volunteer opportunities with commitments of one time to once a week. Potential volunteers can attend an informational session or contact the program staff at 412.307.0071 for more details. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities and informational/orientation sessions, go to openyourhearttoasenior.org.
This initiative is dedicated to helping seniors live safely and independently in their homes. If you know a senior who could the services of this program, please pass along the program’s contact information or ask them to dial 2-1-1.
Morningside Area Community Council (MACC) invites you to the 1st Annual MACC n’ CHEESE Bake-Off
Morningside Residents battle it out for the neighborhood’s best mac and cheese!
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Morningside VFW Social Hall (1820 Morningside Avenue)
Tickets $20 (Must be 21+ to Attend)
Ticket includes Mac and Cheese Tastings, Wings, Beer, Music, and Neighbors!
To reserve a table, purchase tickets, or general information please call 412.874.7440 or PayPal:
Cook Off Information:
1. There is no entry fee.
2. Set-up is on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 6:00PM. Some preparation can be done at the site.
3. Gloves must be worn during the preparation and serving. These will be provided to you on the day of the event.
4. You must prepare enough mac and cheese for 100+ two-ounce tastings. The two-ounce tasting cups will be provided to you on the day of the event.
5. You must provide the utensils and tools needs to prepare and serve the mac and cheese. Only electricity and tables will be provided.
6. If your mac and cheese ingredients could be harmful (e.g. seafood, hot peppers, etc) please notify the organizers ahead of time.
7. Judging will start at 6:30PM before the doors open.
8. Doors open to the participants at 7:00PM. Again, each team will be provided two-ounce tasting cups. You will need to serve your mac and cheese until 8:00PM.
9. There will be two awards – the judges average score and the people choice! Prizes will be announced at approximately 9:00PM.
Proceeds Benefit the Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve
It’s time for St. Raphael School’s 2nd Biennial Walk-A-Thon, Race for the Raiders. We are excited to participate again in this fun-filled event which helps to raise money for our school.