Podcasts The Future of Food Leadership

Braddock’s Food Revival

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James Beard Award semifinalist and Proud Pittsburgher, Kevin Sousa, is the creator of three much-admired eateries in the Steel City, including the acclaimed Salt of the Earth in Garfield. But a few years ago, he left these restaurants to bring an ambitious new project to the neighborhood of Braddock.

FFL: Future Food Leaders

By Emma Hammond

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