Fight Night – Wednesday, July 2
June 28, 2008, 9:43 pm
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Join us at Mitchell’s Restaurant, 304 Ross Street – Downtown Pittsburgh, for the First Town Meeting – “Fight Night” on Wednesday, July 2 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and draft beer from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and get pumped up to Axe the Drink Tax with Rebel Yellers:

Jimmy Mitchell
Fighting “The Man”- Best Strategies

Murrie aka REBEL-M
Championship – Fundraising & Sponsorship

Sean Casey & Cris Hoel
Training Tips on Winning a Petition Drive

John Graf- HosPAC
“The Knockout Punch”

Also at the Event:
MC Andy Sebastian
Chinese Auction
Cash Bar with Rebel Yell Drink Specials
Whiskey Rebellion Merchandise Sale
Gift Card Exchange -(Please bring gift card donations to the event for F.A.C.T. fundraising)
FREE parking will be available behind Mitchell’s!


WRII Kickoff Party Photos

We want to thank all of you – nearly 1,000 supporters – who came out to our Whiskey Rebellion II Kickoff Party June 17 at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall. The event was a huge success and a lot of fun as attendees enjoyed music from Pittsburgh’s Irish Balladeer Terry Griffith and the Soul Merchants and heard speeches from local politicians, bar and restaurant owners and F.A.C.T. board members. Check out some pictures from the event below.



Kickoff Event Media Coverage
June 18, 2008, 2:15 pm
Filed under: News Coverage, Uncategorized | Tags:

Our Whiskey Rebellion II Kickoff Party was a huge success with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. Check out some of the great news coverage we received from our event:

KDKA- Group Launches Campaign To End Drink Tax

KDKA –
Group Wants Voters To Decide Drink Tax’s Fate

WTAE –
Petition Would Force Drink Tax To Ballot

WPXI –
Drink Tax Opponents Kick Off Whiskey Rebellion II

Trib –
Whiskey Rebellion II Targets County’s Drink Tax


Policy Brief: A Golden but Fleeting Outsourcing Opportunity for PAT

Here is another Policy Brief from our friends at the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy whih provides another good idea for helping to fix PAT without taking money from the local hospitality industry – A Golden but Fleeting Outsourcing Opportunity for PAT



Petition Signature Sites
June 17, 2008, 11:59 am
Filed under: Announcements, Signature Sites

Here is a listing of over 125 Signature Sites where you can sign your name to our Petition to AXE THE DRINK TAX and get this important issue on the November ballot for unfairly taxed and concerned Allegheny County citizens to sign. Check back frequently as this list will continue to grow.

WHISKEY REBELLION II SIGNATURE SITES

PITTSBURGH DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN

AUGUST HENRY’S
http://www.augusthenrys.com/
946 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

THE CARLTON RESTAURANT
http://thecarltonrestaurant.com/
500 Grant St # 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

COURTHOUSE TAVERN
310 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CRYSTAL’S
1211 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

DOUBLEDAYS
121 6th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

FRANCO’S
http://www.bravofranco.com/
613 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

LANTERN LOUNGE
14 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

MATRIX
http://www.matrixpgh.com/
1 Station Sq E
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

MITCHELL’S RESTAURANT
http://www.mitchells.tv/
304 Ross St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

MULLANEY’S HARD AND FIDDLE
http://www.harpandfiddle.com/
2329 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

NINE ON NINE
http://www.nineonnine.com/
900 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

SMITHFIELD STREET CAFÉ
639 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

TAMBELLINI’S, DOWNTOWN
http://www.eatzucchini.com/about.aspx
139 7th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

PITTSBURGH SOUTH
(SOUTHSIDE, SOUTH HILLS)

1311
http://1311carson.com/
1311 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

17TH STREET CAFÉ
http://joyce.1ezsite.net/
75 S 17th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

ATRIA’S
http://www.atrias.com
110 Beverly Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

BAR 11
1101 Bradish St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

BARLEY & HOPS

http://www.barleysandhops.com/
5217 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102

BEE’S BISTRO & PUB

http://www.beezbistroandpub.com/contact.html
3249 Washington Pike
Portman’s Commons
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017

CAIN’S
3239 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

CITY GRILL
http://www.citygrill-pa.com/
2019 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

FAT HEAD’S
http://www.fatheads.com/
1805 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

FRANCO’S TRATORRIA

http://www.francostrattoria.com/
3271 W Liberty Ave
South Hills, PA 15216

HOT ROD CAFÉ
626 Monongahela Ave
Glassport, PA 15045

JAMIE’S RESTAURANT
http://www.jamies3220.com/
3220 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

LUMA
http://www.lumapgh.com/
186 Castle Shannon Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

MANTINI’S WOODFIRED
1209 E Carson
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

MAD MEX
http://www.madmex.com/
Ste B120
2101 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

MONKEY BAR
703 Clairton Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

MONTEREY BAY FISH GROTTO

http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/
1411 Grandview Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

PRIMANTI BROTHERS, SOUTHSIDE
http://www.primantibros.com/
1832 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

RPM’S
1020 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017

SLAPSHOTS
2999 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

SMOKIN’ JOES
2001 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

SUBURBAN ROOM
http://www.lupec.org/pastmeetings/2001/suburbanroom/photoessay.html
3113 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Z LOUNGE
http://www.zloungepgh.com/zlounge/martini_time.html
2108 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

PITTSBURGH NORTH

222 BAR
222 Federal St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

900 CAFÉ & LOUNGE
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=344907703
900 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

ATRIA’S, PNC PARK
http://www.atrias.com/
115 Federal St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

BOOTS BAR
819 2nd Ave
Brackenridge, PA 15014

DIPIETRO’S
http://www.dipietrosristorante.com/
412 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

FAMOUS DAVE’S
http://www.famousdaves.com/home/catering
5100 Corporate Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

GUYASUTA LOUNGE
1004 N Canal St
Sharpsburg, PA 15215

HARTWOOD RESTAURANT

http://www.hartwoodrestaurant.com/
3400 Harts Run Rd
Glenshaw, PA 15116

JD’S PUB
http://www.jdspub.us/
3410 Saxonburg Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

MAD MEX
http://www.madmex.com/
7905 Mcknight Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

MIDDLE ROAD INN
http://www.middleroadinn.com/
1822 Middle Rd
Glenshaw, PA 15116

MONTEREY PUB
http://www.montereypub.com/
1227 Monterey St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

NED SOKOLOFF, SPECIALTY GROUP
http://www.specialtygroup.com/news.htm
3205 Mcknight East Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

THE PENN BREWERY
http://www.pennbrew.com/
800 Vinial St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

PERRYTOWN TAVERN DRAUGHT HOUSE
1002 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

THE PRIORY HOSPITALITY GROUP
http://www.thepriory.com
614 Pressley St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

RICO’S
http://www.ricos.biz/
1 Rico Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

SHENANIGAN’S
http://www.shenanigansbarandgrille.com/
2310 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

STONEFRONT WITCH WAY INN
2827 California Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

PITTSBURGH WEST

ANDORA
http://www.andorarestaurant.com/
1616 Mount Nebo Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143

ATRIA’S
http://www.atrias.com/
1 Robinson Plz # 120
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

HOP HOUSE
http://www.hophouse.com/
2749 Noblestown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

MAD MEX
http://www.madmex.com/
2 Robinson Plz # 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

STONE MANSION
http://www.stonemansionrestaurant.com
1600 Stone Mansion Dr
Sewickley, PA 15143

PITTSBURGH EAST
(BLOOMFIELD, OAKLAND, ALLEGHENY RIVER)

ALEXANDER’S
5104 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

ARSENAL LANES
http://arsenalbowl.com/
212 44th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

ASPINWALL GRILLE
http://www.theaspinwallgrille.com/
211 Commercial Ave
Aspinwall, PA 15223

ATRIA’S
http://www.atrias.com
1374 Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

BOB’S GARAGE
1372 Freeport Rd
Blawnox, PA 15238

CC’S RESTAURANT
2218 Main St
Sharpsburg, PA 15215

THE CHURCH BREW WORKS
http://www.churchbrew.com/
3525 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

COMMON PLEA CATERING
http://www.commonplea-restaurant.com/
2945 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

CAPPY’S CAFÉ
5431 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

D’S SIX PACKS & DOGZ
1118 S Braddock Ave
Edgewood, PA 15218

DOC’S PLACE
http://www.docsplacepittsburgh.com/
5442 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

ELBOW ROOM
http://www.b2restaurants.com/theelbowroom/
5744 1/2 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

ENRICO’S
http://www.enricos-shadyside.com/
5863 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

FAMOUS DAVE’S
http://www.famousdaves.com/home/catering
911 Freeport Rd
Blawnox, PA 15238

FOLI’S BAR & GRILL
1050 Brinton Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

FRANCO’S
1101 Freeport Rd
Fox Chapel, PA 15238

GIRASOLE
http://www.733copeland.com/
733 Copeland St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

GOOSKI’S
3117 Brereton St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

GULLIFTY’S
http://www.gulliftysrestaurant.com/
1922 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

HARRIS GRILL
http://www.harrisgrill.com/
5747 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

JAZZ ON MURRAY

JIMMY G’S
http://jimmygs.com/
1822 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

JOHN HARVARD’S BREW HOUSE
http://www.johnharvards.com/
3466 William Penn Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

JOSEPH TAMBELLINI RESTAURANT
http://www.josephtambellini.com/
5701 Bryant St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

KAZANSKY’S
http://www.kazanskysdeli.com/
2201 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

LA CAPELLA

http://ww.lacappellapgh.com/
1041 Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

LOMBARDOZZI’S
http://www.tonyandnino.com/
4786 Liberty Ave
Bloomfield, PA 15224

LOT 17
4617 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

LUMA
http://www.lumapgh.com/
186 Castle Shannon Blvd
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

MAD MEX
http://www.madmex.com/
370 Atwood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

MAP ROOM
1126 S Braddock Ave
Swissvale, PA 15218

MIO’S
http://www.mio-pgh.com/
Mio Kitchen & Wine Bar
225 Commercial Avenue
Aspinwall, PA 15215

MONTEREY BAY FISH GROTTO
http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/
146 Mall Circle Dr
Monroeville, PA 15146

MURRAY AVENUE GRILLE
http://www.murrayavenuegrill.com/
1720 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

NICO’S RECOVERY ROOM
178 Pearl St
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

OAKMONT TAVERN
http://www.oakmonttavern.com/
814 Allegheny River Blvd
Oakmont, PA 15139

PEARL’S CAFÉ
1601 Mcclure St
Homestead, PA 15120

PD’S PUB
http://www.myspace.com/pdspub
5832 Forward Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

P.F. CHANG’S
http://www.pfchangs.com/
148 W Bridge St
Homestead, PA 15120

PITTSBURGH DELI CO.
http://www.pghdeli.com/
728 Copeland St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

POINT BRUGGE CAFÉ
http://www.pointbrugge.com/
401 Hastings St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

RYAN’S PUB & GRILL
607 S Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

SHADY & WALNUT GROVE
http://eatwalnut.com/category/shady-grove/
5500 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

SHARP EDGE
http://sharpedgebeer.com/
302 S Saint Clair St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

STINKY’S BAR & GRILL

http://www.stinkysbarandgrill.com/
4901 Hatfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

TESSARO’S BAR & GRILL
4601 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

TOM & TUD’S
353 Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

WILLIAM PENN TAVERN

http://www.williampenntavern.net/
739 Bellefonte St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

WALNUT GROVE
http://www.eatwalnut.com
1141 Freeport Rd
Blawnox, PA 15238



Policy Brief: Amalgamated Transit’s Outlandish Sense of Entitlement

OK, check it out. A Bus Driver in Allegheny County can retire at 46, get his/her full health care benefits and it’s too upsetting to write anymore! You have to read for yourself the outlandish entitlements we’re been paying for to PAT and now we’re giving up the Drink Tax to them too – UGH!

Only in Allegheny County!!

Read this new Policy Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy – Amalgamated Transit’s Outlandish Sense of Entitlement.



Policy Brief: PAT Costs Still Out of Line With Other Bus Systems
June 7, 2008, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Jake Haulk and his team at the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy does some great, insightful work – they’re true Patriots looking out for the public’s welfare. Check out the following Policy Brief – this unfair Drink Tax is basically fulfilling the old saying about throwing good money after bad!

Policy Brief – PAT Costs Still Out of Line with Other Bus Systems