Pumpkinfest @ Dozen Lawernceville

Pumpkin Cupcakes
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Way more than just pumpkin cupcakes at this celebration! Pittsburgh’s favorite cupcake shop is getting serious about fall flavors with their first annual Pumpkinfest.

How are your pumpking carving skills? The Pumpkinfest includes a Pumpkin Carving Contest -and they are still looking for people to enter – email tanya – at -dozenbakeshop.com if you are interested.

There will also be a doggie costume contest and all kinds of pumpkin treats as well as live music. [Read more…]

Links Worth a Look – March 14th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Dozen's Summer Cupcake Preview Party scheduled for March 26, 2010 – Stop by the Dozen Bakeshop in Lawrenceville on Friday, March 26 7-10pm to sample the new cupcakes and treats that they will be adding to the menu for the summer. "Join hundreds of cupcake lovers for the biggest party of the year. The cupcake menu preview party brings hundreds of people down to Lawrenceville to sample mini versions of our new flavors a week before the general public gets to try them."
  • Once PA's third-largest shopping district, East Liberty is making a comeback – In case you missed it – here is the March 2, 2010 New York Times article about East Liberty. Yes – East Liberty was once one of the largest shopping areas in the entire state. This article focuses on some of the larger developments that have come to East Liberty – East Side and Bakery Square. While not mentioned in this article – take note that some great local businesses played a part in recent redevelopment of East Liberty too. From the article: "In the 1950s, the East Liberty neighborhood five miles east of downtown was Pennsylvania’s third-largest shopping district, behind Center City Philadelphia and downtown Pittsburgh, with more than 500 local businesses and a population of 14,000."
  • Secret City offers interactive adventure exploring Carnegie Library – A new digital game from the DeepLocal artist in residence – that offers a chance to explore libraries. The next round of Secret City will be in April 2010.

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Links Worth a Look – November 24th

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Links Worth a Look – January 8th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Valentine's Day Gift Ideas – A special gift box of 4 cupcakes – Vanilla Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Spicy Mexican Chocolate and Passionfruit with red tissue paper in a box with a ribbon bow. You can order your box by calling us or order online here. Make sure to specify your pickup location:
  • Etsy :: printsnat :: WPA 1939 STEPS photo etching pencil signed and numbered – WPA 1939 Steps original hand printed zinc plate photo transfer etching by award winning Pittsburgh printmaker Thomas J. Norulak. Printed with vine black ink on Rives BFK rag etching paper. Plate size is 6 x 9 inches unmatted and unframed signed and numbered by the artist in pencil in an edition of 10 of which 9 are still available. This is number 2 in the the edition. Image depicts a WPA marker at the bottom of public steps in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Ranting In Pittsburgh!: Love This Church: WTF Edition – This is a great great picture of a sign on Smithfield United Church. "IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED. SKYDIVING IS NOT FOR YOU."
  • Whence Bearded? :: Bearded Studio :: Web Development & Graphic Design – Bearded Studio is a relatively new on the Pittsburgh web development scene but not necessarily new to Pittsburgh. They have a great website and are working on some great projects. Check out this post that explains the name and provides some interesting information about letterpress printing.
  • Cooking up 10 Million Cookies a Year! – That is what Eat’n Park accomplishes each year as they create 10 million cookies to pass out for free for every child 10 and under. The company this week discussed the success of their cookie in the Pittsburgh Business Journal. An interesting fact from the article is how company had their largest increase in cookies sales as the Steelers won the 2006 Super Bowl, selling more than 350,000 black and gold smiley cookies

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I Love Me Some Good Lawerenceville Eats

Lawrenceville, PA has everything I love about Pittsburgh right in a row. Cupcakes at Dozen, pizza at Piccolo Forno, vintage gems at the several thrift shops and great art in a collection of galleries. I lunched at a new eatery today, Coca Café and can safely say it is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Just a few doors down from Piccolo, Coca Café sits comfortably on the corner with a trendy red and blue paint job. The specials were written on the sign outside and my eye went directly to the pumpkin bisque, YUM! The eclectic chairs and tables made the shop just funky enough without trying too hard. I ordered the chicken and artichoke wrap, which was a great combination of warm and toasty yet light and fresh. Of course, I had to do a cappuccino and biscotti afterward. I couldn’t decide what kind to get, so I had our lovely server choose her favorite, which turned out to be vanilla apricot, YUM again! The music was just loud enough to get you groovin’ in your seat without inhibiting conversation. And something I love about local places; they accept local artwork that they display, which gives them an extra gold start in my book. Yet another Pittsburgh gem that dazzled me to the point of blogging, check them out online!

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