2018 Annual South Side Soup Contest

It’s baaack!!! This year’s South Side Soup Contest is on Saturday, February 17, from noon to 3 p.m.  Soup Contest tickets will be available for purchase online only at www.southsidesoup.com at noon on Friday, February 2.  Tickets usually sell out in a couple of minutes. Those buying tickets are encouraged to keep refreshing their browsers.

A total of 1200 regular admission tickets will be sold at $30 each, with a maximum of four tickets per purchase. VIP tickets are $100 each and include a VIP reception.  Soup Contest t-shirts will be sold at $20 each at the check-in locations on soup contest day.   Ticket holders are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to drop off at the contest check-in locations. All donations will be delivered to The Brashear Association’s two food pantries for community families in need.

Twenty-five South Side Chefs each will donate fifteen gallons of delicious, secret recipe soup to be tasted at small, independent businesses along the soup contest route on the South Side.  After the tastings, soup tasters will text their votes for people’s choice best soup, best vegetarian soup, most unique soup, and best host.  Votes will be tallied, and trophies will be delivered to the Chefs with the winning soups.

The net proceeds of the soup contest benefit The Brashear Association and South Side Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center for their nonprofit community initiatives on the South Side and in South Pittsburgh. In its fourteenth year, the soup contest is a daytime, family-friendly popular fundraiser that everyone enjoys. The South Side Soup Contest is produced by 100 volunteers each year, including businesses, residents, students. 

More information is available at South Side Soup Contest.

2017 annual meeting at southside works city apartments

We held our 2017 Annual Meeting on October 11, 2017 at Southside Works City Apartments. Chamber members and guests listened as outgoing President Chuck Reese highlighted the year in review.

The membership elected twelve new board of directors to the 2017-2018 board:

Mark Bucklaw, President - Luttner Financial Group

Rebecca Kasavich, Vice President - Copies at Carson

W. Bryan Boak, Treasurer - Five Star Dentistry

Elizabeth Heidenreich, Secretary – Allegheny County DHS

Anna Marie Kijanka - New York Life

Anthony C. Mengine - Kontos Mengine Law Group

Chuck Reese - Dollar Bank South Side

Cyril Esser - Cindy Esser’s Floral Shop

David Jason - D&P Valet Services, LLC

Don Carlson - Carlson & Associates Real Estate

Gavin A. Robb - Tucker Arensberg Attorneys

George Siegel - Siegel and Company

Gregory W. Bevington - All Pittsburgh Real Estate, LLC

Hugh Brannan III - The Brashear Association

James McNeel - City Theatre

John DeMauro - The Urban Tap, Jimmy D’s

Jonathan Growall - Blue Dog Homes

Louis Kroeck IV - Anstandig, McDyer and Yurcon

Lynn Kurhan - UPMC Mercy Outpatient Center

Norm Caldwell – Southside Works City Apartments

Randall Recker - Ampd Group-Delanie’s Coffee

Richard A. Cupka - Cupka’s Cafe, Cupka’s Cafe 2, and Cup Ka Joe

Richard Ernsberger - Behrend & Ernsberger, P.C.

Scott Johnson - Three Rivers Vintage

Thomas Shannon Barry - Thomas Shannon Barry Attorneys

the ultimate pgh food truck is from the south side... vote now!

Vote in the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket!

South Side BBQ in Final Four!

The “CarnivoreMobile” is just that–a customed-designed, state-of-the-art food truck geared toward satiating the needs of the most demanding of carnivores.

This is rib-stickin’ food created with igniting your taste buds in mind. South Side BBQ is dead serious about spreading their meat all around Pittsburgh and its surrounds.

Let's get them into the FINAL TWO!

Vote now for our chamber member South Side BBQ and their CarnivoreMobile in the Ultimate Food Truck Bracket at TheIncline.com. Only one vote per email address so let your friends & neighbors know South Side food trucks rule the road in Pittsburgh!



New parking rules enforcement starts on Friday April 14th!

The city has extended parking meter enforcement until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in our South Side bar and restaurant district. Enforcement of the $1.50 per hour fee between 6 PM and 12 PM begins this Friday April 14th.

There's no hourly limit on the meters during this time.

If you need posters or handouts for your customers to remind them of these changes, please check out the "Vault" for downloads. You can link to the Vault from the footer on each page of this site.

Happy Easter weekend!


OpenStreetsPGH comes to the South Side

The Open Streets movement is sweeping the globe and is entering its third year here in Pittsburgh!  In its first year, OpenStreetsPGH included the neighborhoods of Downtown, the Strip District and Lawrenceville.  Last year it expanded again into the Northside and the West End.  And, this year it will include a loop in Uptown and the South Side on Sunday, May 28th!