Pitt-starter: Piebird – More Pie for Pittsburgh


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...]

10 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday in Pittsburgh


Happy GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a movement to make the first Tuesday in December a day of giving. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide. #IgivePGH - Share Your Pittsburgh Giving Stories We're using the hashtag #IgivePGH to share links about local #GivingTuesday … [Read more...]

A Dozen Photos from the 2014 Dirty Dozen & A Delicious Idea for a New Event


For the third year in a row I spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving watching the Dirty Dozen bike race - you can get all of the details on the race from our previous post here.  I am proud to say that my spectating team has recruited a few more participants this year.  We make it to hill #4 and hill #9 with a stop for brunch in between. An Idea for a New "Sporting" Event - The Delicious Dozen While 200+ of Pittsburghs most hard core cyclists were making their way around the city, my spectating … [Read more...]

Dirty Dozen: The Best Pittsburgh Sporting Event You Probably Haven’t Heard About

From the 2012 Dirty Dozen bike ride - why not take the tandem bike out for a spin on the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh?

I have been known to head out to watch some of the more unusual sporting events that have stopped in Pittsburgh.  For the record, watching the weighin for the Bass Masters tournament live was far more exciting then one would think.  A few years ago, in my effort to participate in all things Pittsburgh, I convinced a few friends to join me on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to stand in the freezing cold and snow to watch the Dirty Dozen bike race. The Dirty Dozen bike race has been taking … [Read more...]

Help A Pittsburgh Nonprofit – Support The CHS Holiday Gift Project


Dear Pittsburghers, One of the BEST parts about being a blogger in Pittsburgh (aside from the occasional retweets from Rick Sebak and Edgar Snyder) is being part of an amazing community of bloggers and blog readers. The readers of this blog, and many other blogs and websites have raised awareness and money for so many amazing Pittsburgh projects. A few years ago, another blogger asked me to help Community Human Services, a local nonprofit raise a little bit of money to be able to … [Read more...]