14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine card dated 1909.

Thanks to the folks at Romeo Delivers for putting together our 2014 Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh Guide.  Romeo Delivers is a Pittsburgh startup that is on a mission to help  bring a little more romance into relationships.

For some there’s an inverse relationship between Valentine’s Day and, well, happiness. It’s one of those holidays that taunts both singles and couples with anxiety. With a host of noteworthy things to do on the infamous day, and gift options that up your sex appeal and support local businesses: we can collectively skip that regrettable beer-you’re-my-favorite-Valentine moment this year. [Read more…]

TechShop Preview, Classic Pgh Movies and Lots of Events for Food Lovers in Pgh

Pittsburgh is for LOVERS!  This weekend Pittsburgh is also a perfect place for FOOD lovers!  Just because the calendar has moved past February 14 – doesn’t mean there are many great ways to celebrate with your sweetheart or with our sweetheart – the city of Pittsburgh.  Lots of great loved themed events for this President’s day weekend from some of the places in Pittsburgh that we love!

Pittsburgh is for FOOD LOVERS too – be sure to check out some of the events on Monday evening – the food bloggers of Pittsburgh have cooked up some awesome events.  If you were listening to our segment on WDVE this am – here are the links for the Beecview restaurants we were raving about.

If you have a favorite pizza shop we need to know about please leave us a suggestion in the comments below.  Looking for more pittsburgh pizza places – check out the blog Pizza Walk With Me.
Valentines Day Specials – All Weekend

Valentine's Day 2010 [1]

Valentine’s Day 2010 [1] (Photo credit: MotleyOklahoman)

Wine Tasting @ Dreadnought Wines

  • 1st & 3rd Fridays
  • Dreadnought Wines in the Strip
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • This might be one of the best kept secrets in the burgh – stop by and they will teach you about wine
  • $12/person
  • no RSVP needed

 

pittsburgh wine tasting classes in the strip district
TechShop Pittsburgh Preview Party

  • Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • 6-8pm
  • TechShop, Bakery Square
  • Get a sneak peek at the new workshop that opens in March 
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
  • Annual Benefit supports pit bulls in Pittsburgh
Hollywood Theater’s So Bad It’s Good Series: Sudden Death

Craft Supply Swap

  • Sunday, February 17, 2013 
  • Assemble, Penn Ave
  • Calling all crafters – bring your extra supplies and trade for new ones
No Menu Mondays – Guest Chef Hal Klein

  • Pittsburgh food blogger and cocktail expert Hal Klein will be the guest chef at Bar Marco this Monday
  • Monday, February 18, 2013
  • 5pm-11pm
 
Meet and Eat: Single Mingle with eatPGH

  • Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Benjamin’s Western Avenue Burger Bar
  • 8 to 11pm
  • Specials: $1 sliders, $2 appetizers, $3 beer, $4 wine, and $5 cocktails, including the signature cocktail, “Love Potion #5- Vodka / Grapefruit / Aperol / Pama / Simple
  • Facebook Event Link
 

What to do on Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh

Four events around town to celebrate February 14 in Pittsburgh.

This Weekend in Pgh: Groundhog Day Festivities, I Made It Market, Brewery Tour & More

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy February 1! While it may be super bowl weekend – Pittsburgh has decided that isn’t really an occasion worth celebrating.  Thankfully hockey is back and Punxsutany Phil makes an appearance.  There are a bunch of ways to celebrate Groundhog Day around Pittsburgh this weekend.  And with just 14 days left until Valentine’s day – there are a few activities to help you pick out or make some gifts for that special someone.

Here are the events we share on WDVE radio this morning.  You can listen to us live with the DVE Morning show most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

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Groundhog Day Celebrations

Hoggapalooza @ Harris Grill

  • Friday, Februrary 1, 2012
  • Harris Grill Celebrates Groundhog Day

Pittsburrrrrgh Drowned Hogs Swim

  • Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 11 am
  • 8th Annual swim in the Mon to benefit Circle C Youth and Family Services

Groundhog Day at Mad Mex

  • If the Groundhog sees his shadow, it’s half off all drafts all day long! No shadow? $6 Big Azz Margaritas all day

Groundhog Day the Movie

  • Showing at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont & The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
First Fridays on Penn Ave

  • The first Friday of every month businesses along Penn Ave in Friendship/Garfield neighborhoods stay open late for a free gallery crawl
  • Highlights for February include:
    • Pie @ Commonplace/Voluto Coffee Shop
    • Glass Blowing Demonstrations at Pittbsurgh Glass Center
    • Show N’Tell at Catapult Coworking Space
 
Cake Classes at Dozen Bake Shop

  • Saturday, Februrary 2, 2012
  • 9 am Cake Pop Class 
  • 2 pm cupcake Bouquet class
  • Call the shop for details (412) 683-2327

 

East End Brewing Tour and Tasting

  • Saturday, Februrary 2 1pm 
  • and every other Saturday
  • $25/ticket – includes a growler full of beer.

Where Beer is Better

Where Beer is Better (Photo credit: Hryck.)

I Made It Market

  • This pop-up craft market sets up shop just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping
  • Saturday, February 2nd from 12 – 5 pm.
  • This event is INSIDE the corner space formerly occupied by Joseph Beth Bookseller at 510 S. 27th Street.
  • Find the event on Facebook.
Pittsburgh TweetUp to Benefit The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

  • Thursday, Februrary 7, 2013
  • Uno Chicago Grill at the Waterfront

 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Sinful Sweets in Lawrenceville

Sinful Sweets is a newly opened chocolate shop in the heart of Lawrenceville on 44th street where you can buy chocolate, candies, and get a scoop of ice cream. Christopher George is the owner of Sinful Sweets and has been in the chocolate business since early 2011. But his love of chocolate is rooted in his past, with memories of chocolate shops in his home state of New York and of his uncle’s chocolate factory in Chicago.

Since early 2011, Christopher has made chocolate and candy for weddings, birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties. And since late last year, he has owned the Sinful Sweets chocolate factory that sells all kinds of scrumptious chocolate—chocolate covered pretzels, toffee, peanut butter rice krispie treats, sea salt caramels, and even chocolate covered bacon– that is all made in the store by Chris.

Everything we tried from Sinful Sweets was positively delightful, and I would definitely recommend stopping in before Valentine’s Day to get your Valentine something. The sea-salted caramels and the peanut butter chocolate covered pretzels were my favorite. The milk chocolate melted on my tongue and the mix of salty and sweet with both the pretzel and the salted caramel is an unbeatable combination. So head out and support your local chocolate shop and buy something you know your sweetheart will enjoy tomorrow.

As a special for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Sinful Sweets is offering 10% off any online order over $20, and Pittsburghers can choose the option to pay in-store and pick up here instead of waiting for it to be shipped. The coupon code is Love. Chris is also offering a 10% discount in the store for anyone who mentions I heart PGH.

What: Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Where: 4415 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA

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