Yinz Luv ‘Da Buccos, I Heart Jim Shearer


Jim Shearer, the mastermind behind the web-series "Yinz Luv 'Da Guins" and "Yinz Luv 'Da Stillers," is answering a question he's been asked ever since he started his homemade, YouTube sports shows three years ago: Do yinz luv 'da Buccos? The answer is "yes." In his Opening Day: Yinz Luv 'Da Buccos exhibit on display at Wildcard through the month of April, Shearer pays homage to the Pittsburgh Pirates of his youth (back when it was somewhat customary to end a season with more wins than … [Read more...]

So You Want To Learn to Dance?


Feeling inspired by Heinz Ward's recent success of dancing with the stars?  Pittsburgh has lots of beginner friendly places that offer dance lessons. Swing Pittsburgh - offers swing dancing lessons every Saturday night at 8pm, with a DJ or Band and dancing from 9pm-Midnight Absolute Ballroom - offers group and private lessons 7 days a week Ballroom Pittsburgh - offers ballroom dancing lessons every Thursday night at 7:30pm, with a dance from 8:30-11:30pm What do you think? Have you … [Read more...]

The Exchange


Image by Getty Images via @daylife Although it is based out of Ohio, to a Pittsburgh resident, The Exchange might as well be a local institution, with a number of stores scattered about the region: there are stores located in the North Hills, Squirrel Hill, Dormont, Monroeville, Robinson Towne Center, and downtown Pittsburgh (actually, two locations downtown, not far from each other).  In my opinion, the Monroeville location is tops in all regards; it has the largest selection, easiest … [Read more...]

The Waffles Are That Good


"The waffles are that good" was a line from the email sent to me by my friend Lesley - she stopped into Waffalonia for a quick dinner and was delighted with the entire experience.  I suggested she write a little review of Waffalonia - here is her rave review of the place. Waffalonia is located on Murray avenue near Forbes in Sq. Hill - this is the space where Dozen cupcakes used to be located. You may not have noticed, but Squirrel Hill is home to another delicious new eatery.  Tucked in … [Read more...]

Banff is Back- April 8, 9 & 10


I have a thing for sportsy, outdoorsy films - it is a pretty interesting way to get a little bit of the outdoors mixed in with a the story of interesting athletes.  One of the neatest bars I have been to - Mai Tai Bar in Honolulu - gets major points - not for aestiques - it is actually on the roof of a mall in Honolulu - but bonus points for their entertainment - they have live isalnd music in the bar and show skiing and surfing films on the TVs.  (There is also a Mai Tai Bar in Daytona Beach - … [Read more...]