Huffington Post Best Cake in America – Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte

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I was taking a brief break from work this morning to check the headlines on the Post-Gazette and Huffington Post.  Right below Don Draper and next to Bubba Watson is a picture of something that looks like it came from Pittsburgh…. I clicked through to find this post  - Thank You, Pittsburgh, For the Greatest Cake America Has Ever Made.  But then we got our hands on a cake from Prantl’s Bakery in Pittsburgh and we realized that we couldn’t more

Ben, Jerry, Dave & Andy – Let’s Talk Ice Cream

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Today, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 is free cone day at Ben 7 Jerry’s Scoop Shops across the country. The Pittsburgh location of Ben & Jerry’s is located downtown at 936 Penn Ave.  This location is operated by the Pittsburgh non-profit Life’s Work and provides on-the-job training to youth who face employment barriers. From the Life’s Work website: Located at 936 Penn Avenue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Life’sWork’s Ben more

Lyft Expands Pittsburgh Coverage Area

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Almost two months ago – I wrote a blog post about how the car service with the pink mustaches is launching in Pittsburgh.  It looks like Pittsburgh has embraced this transportation alternative. I was actually in the middle of writing a post about how Lyft is another transportation option to get from the city to the airport.  Until today the Lyft drivers would only pick up in the city coverage area.  But, that just changed with the announcement more

Discounted Tickets for Banff Mountain Film Fest this Sunday!

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If you are a lover of the outdoors or a lover of outdoor documentary films – you don’t want to miss the Banff Mountain Film Festival which will be stopping in Pittsburgh this weekend.  Hosted by Venture Outdoors this is a great chance to check out the best in outdoor films and to support Venture Outdoors programming. Even if you don’t consider yourself an outdoor lover – I think you will enjoy these films – which include some spectacular cinematography. more

OpenPGH – Code for America – Pittsburgh Brigade

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I have been meaning to write a post about the last Code for America Pittsburgh Brigade Meetup which was held at the Studio for Creative Inquiry in February.  But is has been a busy month – I promise I will write more about my experience attending the StartingBloc fellowship in Los Angeles at the beginning of march.  I have lots of ideas to share. At the February meetup the group decided to call the Code for America Pittsburgh chapter (other cities more

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