Ice Cream Time – Pittsburgh Style

Now that the summer is almost over I am determined to pack 3 months of summer fun into the last 10 days of extreme heat.  Yesterday was a trip to the swimming pool.  I was just over at a friends office trying to convince him that he needed to stop working and go get ice cream.  Liz Perry has a great post over on Pittsburgh Metroblogging about Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Klavon’s is located in the strip at the corner of 28th and Liberty Ave.  Klavon’s is an old fashioned Pittsburgh Ice Cream Parlor that serves Pittsburgh Ice Cream.  Check out Liz’s great post and pictures here.

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor Website:

Kegerator Art

I just received an email from Scott at East End Brewing with a picture of the first kegerator that I wanted to share.

A Kegerator is a used refrigerator that has been retrofitted with a beer tap on the exterior of the refrigerator connected to a keg on the inside-look ma no ice! In addition to the creative reuse of refrigerators, Sprague Farm and Brew Works will be serving their craft brews from a 1950’s fire truck that has been retrofitted to dispense beer!

You can bid on this kegerator and many others which will be auctioned off at the Steel City Big Pour.

I have been talking and writing about this event all summer.  The Steel City Big Pour is just a few short weeks away.

Steel City Big Pour is a beer festival to support Construction Junction.  Construction Junction is another awesome organization that collects extra building materials (any thing from extra paint, tile, doors to architectural salvage) and resells them at discount prices, thus letting you get a good deal on home repair items and keeping this stuff out of landfills.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007

Radio Round-Up, August 24, 2007

Oakland Furniture Sale

  • Cheap Furniture, Recycling, Benefits Oakland Planning & Development Corp
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10-8pm

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

  • A play at the City Theater
  • Friday @ 8, Saturday @ 5:30
  • A guy gets dumped and tries to figure out women

Hot House

  • Big Awesome fundraiser for Sprout Fund
  • Tons of people, music demonstration, drinks, food
  • Saturday 9-Midnight, East Liberty

After the Party, its the After Party

  • Best party of 2006
  • After Hot House
  • Shadow Lounge, East Liberty

Steel City Derby Demons

  • All women roller derby, punk rock style
  • Championships are at Bladerunners in Harmerviller
  • September 8th


  • Pittsburgh Sports League
  • Fall league registration is going on now
  • New this fall – fantasy football
  • End of Summer Season Party, Thursday @ Buffalo Blues

PSL Summer Party and Fall Registrations

The Pittsburgh Sports League is a project of PUMP. Founded in 2000, thousands of people have participated in team sports over the past 7 years.  Tons of different leagues – football, soccer, volleyball, kickball, bowling, darts.  Put together a team or join as an individual. New this fall is fantasy football.
Fall registrations are going on now and some of the teams are already sold out!  Visit for more info.

PSL End of Season Party – celebrate the summer season winners
Thursday,  August 30, 7pm
Buffalo Blues, Highland Ave, Shadyside

Derby Days

Just wanted to post an advance warning for this event. Steel City Roller Derby Demons, Pittsburgh’s only all female roller derby league. Saturday, September 8th is the Championship Bout. Come watch two of the teams battle it out for the top title. For more information on the Steel City Derby Demons, and a history of Roller Derby’s check out

2007 Championship Bout Saturday
September 8th
Bladerunners, Harmarville, PIttsburgh, PA
Doors 5:30 / Game 6:30
*Kids 10 and under get in FREE!

Photo Credit: King Taco