Chipped Ham Pink is Now a Nail Polish Color

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I've been working on a blog post about some great Pittsburgh Christmas gifts, but a tweet came across my radar with a Pittsburgh product that is probably worthy of its own blog post.  Chipped chopped ham is a distinctly Pittsburgh lunch meat.  If you didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, and you aren't familiar with the chipped chop ham or ham barbecue - head over to the chipped chopped ham Wikipedia page for a full education.  The fact that chipped chopped ham has its own Wikipedia page should be an … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter: Piebird – More Pie for Pittsburgh

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Piebird has been baking up sweet treats for Pittsburgh restaurants since 2011.  They are planning to open a storefront on Butler Street in Lawrenceville in 2015 and needs your help to support the purchase of upgraded commercial pastry kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, refrigerators, cookie sheets, and all of other essentials that are necessary to make sweet treats. I have selected this Kickstarter to share for two reasons... 1. Who doesn't like pie? 2. Super creative … [Read more...]

2014 Guide to Crafty/Indie/Vintage Holiday Shopping Events in Pittsburgh

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Saturday 11/22 - Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Time: 9am-3pm Location:Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville Details: Vintage Vendor Fair Admission: $5 at the Door Facebook Event | Follow @PghVintageMixer Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29 - I Made It Holiday Market @ Heinz 57 Center Time: Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-5pm Location: Heinz 57 Center, 623 Smithfield Street Details: 80+ Artisans, Food Truck, Free Parking Link | Facebook Event | Follow: … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter: Less than 24hrs to Help DuoScreen Reach Goal

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Pitt-starter is our series of blog posts on Pittsburgh related crowdfunding campaigns.  You can check out past Pitt-starter posts here. It is down to the wire for this one, but Pittsburghers are good at lastminute comebacks.  DuoScreen is a Pittsburgh startup that is part of the ThrillMill incubator in East Liberty.  I have had the opportunity to get to know the founders of DuoScreen over the past 10 months and I really like these guys.  Not only will they sit around and let me talk about … [Read more...]

Pittstarter – A Gentle Demolition of The House of Gold

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Update 9/24 - Just 24 hours left til the Kickstarter deadline and the artist needs to raise $12,000.  Click here to go directly to the Kickstarter page for the House of Gold. I learned about the House of Gold project over the summer and I wanted to share this Kicstarter project that only has a few more days to reach the funding goal.   Artist Dee Briggs lives next door to this house on Swissvale avanue. Last year, Dee was able to purchase the house thanks to the Allegheny County Vacant … [Read more...]