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Cody McDevitt

Cody McDevitt

Cody McDevitt is a reporter for the Somerset Daily American and co-​author of “Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife and Bartending Tradition,” to be published in spring 2017.

The Great Banishment of 1923

Robert Young was one of the bad characters in Rosedale, a black neighborhood of Johnstown, after he arrived in 1923. Rumors swirled that he had committed murder in his native state of Alabama. And he had been having troubles with his significant other, Rose Young, since they arrived for him to work in…

A Delicious Quandary

In 1968, Pittsburgh Chef Ferdinand Metz cabled from Frankfurt, Germany, to tell his friends that the U.S. Team won the Grand Gold Award in the International Culinary Competition. He was at the top of the culinary world, with 16 gold medals and the grand award given to him and his team. And thousands…
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