About 30 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh, an hour drive by car, along the Kiskiminetas River sits the very tiny Borough of Saltsburg. If you have been reading IheartPGH this summer, you know that I have been spending a lot of time learning about local historic preservation, which has given me the opportunity to learn about many more places of historic interest. Which is exactly how the town of Saltsburg came across my radar. I have been learning about the big beauty of this tiny borough from a friend who is as passionate about promoting Saltsburg, as I… Read the rest
Tucked away in a two-floor complex in West View, my first reaction to Pinball Perfection was “woah”. Then, “how do I start playing?”
Open since 1991, Pinball Perfection is the premiere spot in Pittsburgh to get your pinball fix. Or ogle over the 100s of pinball and other classic machines. The machines are divided up by era and theme, ranging from baseball to Flash Gordon. The earliest machines date back to the 1920s.
The top floor of Pinball Perfection is dedicated to gaming. The lower floor features a show room for sales.
Pinball Perfection has an eclectic feel, every corner… Read the rest
You don’t need a plane ticket to Europe to feel like you’re there this summer–a quick drive to BOhèm Bohemian Bistro in Seven Fields can do just the trick. The rustic design and Euro-centric menu will leave diners feeling like they’ve left Pittsburgh for a bit.
Let’s start with the decor, which owner Markay Harlan proudly explains is both recycled and personal. BOhèm capitalizes on reusing elements to furnish the space situated next to Siba in a small strip mall. The restaurant is small, but comfortable, and bursting with character–much like small bistros in France.
The chandeliers are remnants of… Read the rest
Hordes of color-splattered runners took over First Niagara Pavilion yesterday, Sunday June 9, for the “Color Me Rad” 5k. The unique event drew around 16,000 participants total in the morning and afternoon sessions.
The national 5k event welcomes runner of all ages and experiences, the event was truly all ages from the kids running with their parents to grandparents running with their grandkids. “Color Me Rad” discourages participants to take the run too seriously, and instead enjoy the experience of having colored cornstarch thrown in your face.
Participants are encouraged to wear as much white as possible to start,… Read the rest
In case you need a reason to get outside and experience fall in western PA this weekend – here are 2 great fall festivals that are just a short drive from Pittsburgh.
Fort Ligonier Days – October 12-14, 2012 @ Downtown Ligonier
Parade (Saturday Morning)
Reenactments of the battle of Fort Ligonier
Festival food – in my opinion some of the best festival food around
Craft vendors, kids activities and more
Read more about Fort Ligonier Days food in the Tribune Review here
Festival Facebook Page – facebook.com/FortLigonierDays
Gear & Beer Fall Fest – October 14, 2012 @ Brady’s… Read the rest