West Coast Flair on Penn Ave

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I recently visited The Sonoma Grille on Penn Ave in the cultural district for a sampling of their finest dishes. Sonoma General Manager Randy Wright was friendly and visibly passionate about his chef's offerings. The restaurant's tagline is "a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine" and this statement resonated through out the dining area which made me feel like I was enjoying a Napa Valley sunset. … [Read more...]

Submit Your QuestYinz! Answers and Advice with Fries on Top

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Over the years we have received all kids of emails with Pittsburgh related questions - so we thought it might be fun to publish the answers.  There are all kinds of fancy new websites for answering your questions online like Yahoo Answers, Aardvark and Quora (which happens to be founded by a Pittsburgh native) - but no one is really giving it the Pittsburgh touch. So we are starting our own - meet QuestYinz. Think of it like an advice column for Pittsburgh - yinz know - like Dear Abby but … [Read more...]

Urban Hike Brighton Heights

Image by michael and anna via Flickr The folks at Urban Hike are back with a new neighborhood walk for their first hike of 2010. Urban Hike is a group of folks that plan hikes around urban areas - the urban Hike team heads out before hand to map out a route and learn some history of the area. They often recruit some local experts to join the hike and share more about the area. Urban Hike Brighton Heights Saturday, May 8, 2010 - Noon meet at Friendly Grounds, 3619 California Ave, at noon … [Read more...]

Polish Hill, Vintage Scooters, Industial Murals – Round Up – April 30, 2010

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Image by IheartPGH via Flickr Kayak Pittsburgh Opens Saturdays and Sundays in May 7 days a week starting June 1 June 5th - Paddle at the Point - help break the world record for most canoes and kayaks on the water - more info at PaddleathePoint.com Pittsburgh Marathon - Neighborhood Festivals Strip District, Larimer, Bloomfield, Oakland and Highland Park Watch the runners, listen to music and enjoy tasty food Facebook Page for Oakland Event … [Read more...]

Art, Carp, Shakespeare and Oh! Susanna – Radio Round Up – April 23, 2010

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Image by stephjoyous via Flickr Friday - Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, 5:30-9pm Galleries, exhibits and more, check out wedding themed art at Salon Christine Boca Chica at the Backstage Bar from 5:30-7:30 Shakespeare Sonnet-a-thon / BYOB (Bring Your Own Bard) Friday, April 23, 2010 Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks and Poets Corner co-host a sonnet and monologue contest to honor the Bard's 446th birthday. Actors and non-actors alike can take a crack at their favorite … [Read more...]