MINI of Pittsburgh Kicks Off Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

MINI of Pittsburgh Restaurant WeekOver 50 restaurants will join in the 2013 winter celebration of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week from January 14, 2013 to January 20, 2013.

The week-long event will feature several different dining choices throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.

Participating restaurants offer specials that best illustrate their cuisine and atmosphere at a reasonable price.

Offers range from fixed-price three-course meals anywhere from $15 to $35 as well as $20.13 specials.

Participating restaurants include Caffe Amante, The Wooden Nickel, Bistro 19, Silvi’s SouthSide Kitchen, 1810 Tavern, Hartwood Restaurant & Whispers Pub, and Bocktown Beer and Grill.

MINI of Pittsburgh will host the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party in its showroom on January 10, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste free samples, browse menus, and make reservations while sipping on cocktails and enjoying a casual foodie atmosphere. There will also be charity raffles.

Share your story of the most not normal food you have eaten on the MINI of Pittsburgh Facebook Page for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party.

Winners will be announced on January 3, 2013.

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MINI of Pittsburgh Pulse

CityMade crystal clear through the NOT NORMAL campaign, MINI is all about individuality and originality.

There are many things in this world that are unique in their own ways, where no two are ever exactly alike.

Snowflakes.

Of course, people.

And, cities.

In the latest MINI Space photography and design competition, MINI challenges you to “find your city’s pulse.”

Contestants are posed with the task of capturing the uniqueness of their hometowns through collage, graphic design, illustration, or photography.

Entries will be displayed as a background on MINIspace.com so that they may be judged.

The winner will receive a MacBook Pro and the piece will be inducted into the NOT NORMAL Hall of Fame.

An iPhone 5 will go to second place, while an iPad Mini will go to third place.

The Popular Vote Prize will be a Polaroid Instant Digital Camera.

It is no surprise that entries must be one-hundred percent original and cannot incorporate any brand logos.

There are thirty-three days left to enter, so get out and about your hometown to tap into its pulse!

MINI of Pittsburgh encourages its neighbors to find the pulse of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

MINI of Pittsburgh Says Give A Little, Get A Lot

Give and you shall receive.

At least that is what we are saying at MINI of Pittsburgh this holiday season.

This is a great time of year to volunteer and help spread some holiday cheer to the less fortunate.

We also realize that, at the same time, it is one of the busiest times of year between gift-shopping, cookie-baking, and party-going. It can be difficult to spare an hour here or a couple of dollars there when your time and money are directed toward the ones you hold most near and dear.

So, we are making it easy on you.

All you have to do is bring in five non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Better yet, to express our gratitude for your generosity, you will receive one of two gifts.

  1. 15% Off a Service Bill or a $100 Maximum Discount
  2. $25 Off Any MINI Collection Items, excluding Tires, State Inspections, and State Emissions Tests

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…4-5!

MINI Receives ALG Residual Value Awards

ALG is like the psychic of the automotive world.

Through its creepily accurate vehicle value predictions, ALG has revealed automotive insights to automakers and consumers alike for almost half of a century now.

For the last fourteen years, ALG has made a ceremony of its predictions with the ALG Annual Residual Value Awards.

Those vehicles that are predicted to keep the highest percentage of Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in their segments after three years are recognized and rewarded.

Segments include Sub Compact Car, Compact Car, Midsize Car, Fullsize Car, Sports Car, Alt-Fuel Vehicle, Minivan, Sub Compact Utility Vehicle, Compact Utility Vehicle, Midsize Utility Vehicle, Fullsize Utility Vehicle, Midsize Pickup, Fullsize Pickup, Premium Compact Car, Premium Midsize Car, Premium Fullsize Car, Premium Executive, Premium Sports Car, Premium Alt-Fuel Vehicle, Premium Compact Utility Vehicle, Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle, and Premium Fullsize Utility Vehicle.

ALG examined 2013 vehicles with a thorough assessment in many categories, such as historical performance, industry trends, and segment competition.

It was a good year for MINI.

The MINI Cooper took the Premium Compact Car Residual Value Award, while the MINI Cooper Countryman claimed the Sub Compact Utility Vehicle Residual Value Award.

A Residual Value Award is a pretty big deal.

Considering critical elements like brand desirability, durability, and quality, residual value almost entirely reflects the value of a vehicle, according to ALG President Larry Dominique.

“The Residual Value Awards measure the most important brand performance metric—the statement consumers make with their wallets when they purchase a vehicle.”