National Hot Dog Day: The Hot Dogs of Pittsburgh

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It was quiet morning in the super secret iheartPGH headquarters until one intern abruptly cried out "It's National Hot Dog Day!" The Yinzterns rejoiced and it was decided that they would take a crawl through the various hot dog vendors of Pittsburgh. Here, we share our ups, downs, and general stomach aches after consuming multiple dogs.   Name Hours Cost Fun Fact Breakfast & Lunch Monday-Saturday $ The proprietors of Steve's were on vacation at the time of … [Read more...]

Best of the Fall Fests: Fort Ligonier Days & Brady’s Run Gear and Beer

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In case you need a reason to get outside and experience fall in western PA this weekend - here are 2 great fall festivals that are just a short drive from Pittsburgh. Fort Ligonier Days - October 12-14, 2012 @ Downtown Ligonier Parade (Saturday Morning) Reenactments of the battle of Fort Ligonier Festival food - in my opinion some of the best festival food around Craft vendors, kids activities and more Read more about Fort Ligonier Days food in the Tribune Review here Festival … [Read more...]

Capital Cuisine

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[note] The Capital Grille invited us to try their new small plates meals - here is a run down of the visit.  What places downtown or elsewhere do you think offer a quick, tasty lunch? [/note] One of the city’s tastiest (and more expensive) restaurants is making life easier for The Burgh’s lunch crowd. The Capital Grille, which is located on 5th Avenue downtown, just added new seasonal fare to its “small plates” menu. Launched in October last year, the small plates give diners the … [Read more...]

In Search of Croissants in Pittsburgh

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[Note] Check out these 4 awesome places for a flaky, buttery snack in Pittsburgh - due to time and transit constraints the team didn't make it to Jean-Marc Chatellier's Bakery in Millvale - I promise you there will be a follow up on that. [/note] (Beautiful pictures by Iva. Words by Sarah and Ray) In order to bring you info on the best croissants in the city, the I Heart PGH gang went on a croissant tour, sampling four bakeries. (Eating delicious croissants all day was an enormous burden, but … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – August 16th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: Review: Smiling Banana Leaf - FoodBurgh - The blog FoodBurgh has a nice review of The Smiling Banana Leaf in Highland Park. This place has been reccomended by a couple of IheartPGH readers in the past as well. Check out Mike's thoughts on the food and some photos of the place too. Steeltown Anthem Visits CommonWealth Press - Pittsburgh design blog, Steeltown Anthem, visits Commonwealth Press's shop on Carson St. - Lots of … [Read more...]