International Beer Day: Guide to Pittsburgh breweries and more

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Even though today is International Beer Day, it's a great chance to go local with these Pittsburgh businesses that know and love beer. Brew Gentlemen Coming soon to Braddock, this promising venture is a collaboration between two CMU grads. They're working on getting a full production brewery set up, and are eventually planning to add a taproom and lounge. Even though it's not open yet, it's totally worth keeping an eye on! Church Brew Works While their beer is tasty and their food … [Read more...]

National Hot Dog Day: The Hot Dogs of Pittsburgh

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It was quiet morning in the super secret iheartPGH headquarters until one intern abruptly cried out "It's National Hot Dog Day!" The Yinzterns rejoiced and it was decided that they would take a crawl through the various hot dog vendors of Pittsburgh. Here, we share our ups, downs, and general stomach aches after consuming multiple dogs.   Name Hours Cost Fun Fact Breakfast & Lunch Monday-Saturday $ The proprietors of Steve's were on vacation at the time of … [Read more...]

Guide to Pittsburgh’s Independent Movie Theaters

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When the weather starts heating up, sometimes the only thing to do is go inside. This season many of us will take to the air-conditioned refuge of our local megaplexes. To switch things up, I offer you a list of local independently owned theaters. Many of the theaters screen the same new releases, but also provide character and unique programming. Hollywood Theater 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont (412)563-0368 The Hollywood plays a wide variety of movies as well as special film events. Known for … [Read more...]

Guide to Pittsburgh public pools: hours, cost, locations, rules

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All 18 Pittsburgh city pools are officially open for the summer, until September 2! Check the Citiparks website to make sure your local pool is open for the day. While none of the locations provide refreshments, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol). Don't forget to check out the water carnivals, hosted by a different pool every few days in July. Basically an open pool party for the neighborhood, the carnivals feature unique themes, fun games, raffle prizes, … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Port Authority: Using the Bus

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Whether you are someone who just moved to the ‘Burgh, a first year student at one of the city's colleges or universities, just visiting for a day, or your car broke down and the bus is your last resort, here are a couple of things to know to handle your Port Authority of Allegheny County experience like a pro. The Bus Stop and Boarding To makes sure you are at the right stop, each stop can be identified by the blue sign that says “Bus Stop”. Under most of these signs, there is a list … [Read more...]