Laser Etch Your Pumpkin Pie at TechShop Tomorrow

laser etched pumpkin pie

Not a baker? Not a problem.  You can impress your family with a custom laser etched pie. TechShop Pittsburgh is offering a pretty cool class for Thanksgiving.  You and your guest will get to use the Trotec laser cutter and will take home a custom laser-etched desert. If you haven't had a chance to explore TechShop yet - this is a great starter class.  I am a huge fan of using the laser cutter and this pie workshop is a great way to spend an evening preparing a special Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Go to this: Whiskey Loves Beer Dinner on November 20

shot and a beer dinner at Independent Brewing

Hopefully this event wont be sold out by the time you read this blog post.  The cool kids who run the Independent are teaming up with the folks at Wigle Whiskey for a four course dinner that will redefine the shot and  beer.  The food at the Independent Brewing Company is awesome and at $65/person this is a steal for what promises to be a delightful evening.  Tickets are available here.   Read more about local beer and booze in Pittsburgh... Beer: In Pittsburgh things really are … [Read more...]

Shop Late Night in Lawrenceville is Tonight!

Shop Late Night

Most of us don't shouldn't take off work early to go shopping - and there is nothing more frustrating than getting to your favorite store and realizing it closed while you were waiting for the bus.  Fear not!  While many shops in Lawrenceville stay open late every Thursday, shops and galleries will stay open until 9pm the second Thursday of every month as part of Shop Late Night in Lawrenceville (SLN).  This year this event is better than ever with more shops, an online map, and specials at … [Read more...]

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

prantls-burnt-almond-torte-arrow

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 be more wrong. No cake made in any of the five … [Read more...]

Why Kevin Sousa’s Superior Motors Kickstarter campaign epitomizes everything we love about Pittsburgh

Chef Sousa at the Braddock Youth Project training class at the community bread oven. Photo from the Superior Motors Kickstarter.

Here's an obvious fact: Pittsburgh's identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we're nicknamed the Steel City, which we're reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns. But those of us who have lived … [Read more...]