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 indication to you that this is something Pittsburghers take seriously.
So… Read the rest
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 Kickstarter perks – I give Piebird extra points for creative thinking on the thank you gifts – I believe this is the first time… Read the rest
Saturday 11/22 – Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer
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: @IMadeItMarket
Thursday 12/4 – 21+ Party at TechShop
Location: TechShop Pittsburgh, 192 Bakery Square Blvd.
Details: TechShop hosts a holiday party with demos, workshops and a holiday market… Read the rest
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 social media for hours, but they have a great ideas, they are super nice… Read the rest
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 Property Recovery program. This Kickstart project will help Dee deconstruct… Read the rest