Call in Sick … Pittsburgh? On the cutting edge?!

One more media hit before the sun goes down. Our New York correspondent (hi Sarah) sent along this article from Budget Travel online. The author dotes upon local favorites such as the Church Brew Works, Mattress Factory and Andy Warhol Museum, but also highlights local art collective, Art From Chaos. Out of towners - check out the article below hip spots and accommodation. CALL IN SICK Cutting-Edge Pittsburgh It's not an oxymoron: Does your local art museum have rock bands and a mixed-tape … [Read more...]

Esquire + Dee’s sitting in a tree

I was in Carson News today and I saw another plug for the South Side ... The June 06 issue of Esquire magazine profiles the best bars in America, among them Dee's Cafe. Considering their modest prices, laid-back atmosphere, and oldies on the Juke Box, this may be a surprise to many old-time South Siders, I'm sure. ;) But this is why we (and the country) loves the 'burgh. They write: Dee's Cafe PITTSBURGH YOU'RE HAVING: Yuengling, late. A twenty-three-ounce beer for only $2.25. Pool tables, … [Read more...]

World Cup w00t – Piper’s Pub!

Public service announcement: Piper's Pub on the South Side is here to fulfill all of your 2006 World Cup watching needs. Their 2006 broadcasting schedule has just been posted. All matches will be shown live, including the ones (8 to 10 in all) being tape delayed by ABC. Actually, there are some pretty good match-ups this year, and I'm gonna try to make it to a game or two ... hmm ... Germany vs. Poland, June 14th? Guess who I'll be supporting? ;) The place has a really good atmosphere and … [Read more...]

Downtown Art in Public Places

Just released today: Pittsburgh Art in Public Places; Downtown Walking Tour The Office of Public Art has published an exciting guide to art in public places in downtown Pittsburgh. No matter where you are downtown, you are steps away from experiencing a work of art. By taking this tour of four downtown neighborhoods, residents and visitors will experience remarkable artwork by some of the nationally & internationally recognized artists. Since many of the artists were inspired by our region … [Read more...]

“Cheaper than Water”

Growing up in the city of Pittsburgh was all about ice tea, more specifically . . . the ice tea carton. See, you'd walk up to the Uni-Mart or Cogo's or whathaveyou, and get your Schneider's or Colteryahn to go. With a straw. It was, and continues to be, the perfect street-wear / classroom accessory. (Even if the rich kids make fun of us. :P) So sweet, so convenient. And biodegradable too. Now Turner's, a local dairy in Westmoreland County, has taken their own spin on the ice tea carton and … [Read more...]