Soup for You at the Empty Bowls Dinner


Sunday, March 6 is the 16th annual Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  This is a simple meal of bread and soup.  Tickets are $20 per person but that includes a bowl that has been handmade by local artists and volunteers.  (I think we made bowls in my high school ceramics class for the very first empty bowls dinner). Last year over 1500 people turned out for the annual dinner - read more about the 2010 empty bowls dinner here in the Post-Gazette and here … [Read more...]

Parties for Purposes, Tunafish and Pancakes – Radio Round Up for 2/25/2011


So if you didn't get tickets to see Snoop Dog, Lady Gaga or Trey Anastasio this weekend - never fear there is a ton of awesome stuff happening in town too.  Here are some of our picks for this weekend.  You can listen to IheartPGH live on DVE on friday mornings at 6:45 (or just sleep in read our updates here in the blog).   … [Read more...]

Raccoon Creek State Park


Image via Wikipedia Raccoon Creek State Park, which is located west of Pittsburgh, near the airport, is worth a visit if you're ever in the area; there is a swimming area off of the lake, plenty of trails, and simply driving through the park is a relaxing, eminently enjoyable experience. I didn't have time to hike all of the trails at Raccoon Creek State Park; it would surely take multiple visits to do so and, particularly at this time of year, I don't think the city slicking likes of me … [Read more...]

Riverfront Trails…By Malls

View of the Allegheny River from Chapel Harbor (Photo by Andrew)

One interesting consequence of Pittsburgh's mad professor topography is the manner in which even the most mundane constructions can be made interesting if they are placed properly. For example, I generally hate malls and outlets, particularly in other cities where the stores are simply a large, ugly mass of commerce placed off of an interstate in a flat, boring tundra somewhere untouched by features that would make for interesting photography. However, even the more generic malls in the … [Read more...]

Links N’At – From Shakespeare to Rust Belt Chic


Here are a few things - events, blog posts, etc. - that are worth a look  ... Another Inspiring Pittsburgh Interview - Yinzpiration Meets Carrie Nardini @yinzpiration @imadeitmarket - Learn more about Carrie and the I Made It Market.  Includes a great list of place to eat in Pittsburgh. Because everyone needs a little Shakespeare in their life - Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ “Bring Your Own Bard” Monthly Reading Series Winter Vegetable and the East Liberty Farmer's Market - … [Read more...]