“Cold Turkey” Screening at The Hollywood Theater – Thursday 11/21

cold-turkey-posterJust in time for the family fun of the holidays!  Cold Turkey is a film about families and Thanksgiving.  With an all star cast, including Peter Bogdanovich and Cheryl Hines, this looks like a promising film.

You can watch Cold Turkey online at Amazon and Google Play.  If you would like to catch this film on the big screen, Cold Turkey will be showing at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont this Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online via Gathr.

A friend of mine sent me the preview to this film last week and I thought this was worth sharing.  Here is your opportunity to check out a Thanksgiving film a week before Turkey day and an excuse to visit one of Pittsburgh’s independent movie theaters.  (Check out the IheartPGH guide to independent movie theaters in Pittsburgh here).

Looking for more holiday movies on the big screen? The Hollywood Theater in Dormont will be screening Planes, Trains and Automobiles and It’s a Wonderful Life this weekend – check out the November schedule here.

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In Search of the Perfect Pie – Beehive Hosts Pie Bake Off

Maybe you didn’t get to eat enough pie on Thanksgiving or maybe you are just looking for an alternative to the craziness of Black Friday? Then this is an activity for you – the Beehive Coffee Shop is hosting a Pie Bake Off.

There are prizes for best sweet, best savory, and best themed pies. There is a $5 entry fee and a $3 fee to just come, watch, and sample pies.  The winners will receive cash prizes!

Judges include the Beehive  owner, Steve Zumoff; and Dozen owner James Gray.

Friday, November 26, 2010, 3pm-7pm
Beehive Coffeehouse
1327 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203-1509

Facebook Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163099107055270

Eating Fresh and Local along the Penn Avenue Corridor

Everyone is surely thinking about food a lot more this week than usual. While planning your Thanksgiving feast, did you stop and think about eating fresh and local? This year for Thanksgiving, I’ll be enjoying my first taste of a fresh and local turkey from Pound’s Turkey Farm.

I wouldn’t have thought about a fresh and local turkey as an option for Thanksgiving if it wasn’t for my partner in crime, Rob de la Cretaz, who decided to weed out processed foods from his diet and eat fresh and local as much as possible after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan notes, “… the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.” So, how would one go about eating fresh and local regularly in an urban setting? [Read more…]

A Very Special Turkey Bacon Night

Bacon on a MacBook Pro
Image by Patrick Haney via Flickr

This just in from the good bacon loving folks at the Harris Grill. In honor of Thanksgiving this Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2009) will be Turkey Bacon Night – the turkey bacon starts at 8pm. Since you will probably be out and about visiting with those old high school prom dates and reliving memories that you probably would prefer to forget, you might as well be doing that with some bacon, in this case Turkey bacon. Because there are quite a few people out there that believe that bacon makes almost everything better.

Porcine Pardon Punishes Poultry

We’re letting our little pink pals off the hook for a very special pre-T-Day Bacon Night on Wednesday, November 25. That’s right: for the first time ever, Harris Grill will be ladling out the Turkey Bacon on Wednesday night just to get you in the mood. Bring your out of town guests in for a specialtreat starting at 8:00 pm, when we’ll also have the effervescent Miller Light Girills pushing lip-chilling aluminum pounders of Shadyside’s favorite get-the-job-done Lite beer.

Seeking Shelter from the Family?

And another important public service announcement for those of you who need to escape from your families after 12 fun filled hours of cooking, cleaning and turkey eating. The Harris Grill will open at 9pm on Thanksgiving evening to provide shelter and drinks for those who have had a little too much family fun! (the photo below came up when I typed “Thanksgiving Fun” into Flickr – yes, I think those are cats dressed up for Thanksgiving).

Talk Turkey and Tip Tempting Tinctures

thanksgiving fun
Image by ryanlachica via Flickr

Once you’re tired of all the family squabbling, swing on over to the Grill where we’ll be opening the bar at 9:00 pm to help you forget about the day. Dad’s just never gonna understand that surface piercing, but we’ll help you get over that.

Bring your bartender a plate of leftovers and get a free shot of Imperial!

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Links Worth a Look – November 20th

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

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