I often try to think of the MOST Pittsburgh place one can watch the Steeler game, that doesn’t involved going to the game. Well I don’t think it gets more Pittsburgh than this – now you can watch the game next to a steel mill.
The Brew Gentleman is a new brewery that opened this year in Braddock, just down the road from the Edgar Thomson Steelworks, which is a steel mill that is still that opened in 1872 and is still in operation today.
The brewery was founded by two wonderful fellows who I had the good fortune of… Read the rest
Here’s an obvious fact: Pittsburgh’s identity was, and still is, deeply entwined with the steel industry. After all, we’re nicknamed the Steel City, which we’re reminded of whenever prime time football comes to town and floods our televisions with images of steel mills, by the numerous Pittsburgh-related projects that are given names referencing steel (for example, our own Steel of the Week), and whenever we pass through any of the formerly-thriving steel towns.
But those of us who have lived in, worked for, and loved this city for any significant amount of time know how very much more there is… Read the rest
Treading Art has been putting together an amazing list of weekend events around Pittsburgh. Each week we will highlight one of those events here on IheartPGH and link you back over to Treading Art’s weekly events post.
This weeks Treader’s Choice event is an opening for a new show, Testosterone, at the UnSmoke Artspace in Braddock. Also SAVE THE DATE for October 3-7, 2013! The Treading Art folks are putting together an awesome set of events called discover Pittsburgh – get a sneak peek of what they have planned here.
Who doesn’t want to delve deeper into the… Read the rest
Looking for something to do this eve? Head over to Braddock to check out some extreme pogo stick work.
Xpogo LLC, a NYC sports marketing firm, is filming some video in Braddock this week and they have set up a public event this eve. From today’s PopCity Media:
As part of the celebration, the film company is throwing Braddock a free-to-the-public community event tonight, May 8th, from 5 to 9 p.m., with exhibitions by seven of the word’s best extreme pogo athletes. There will also be pogo stick raffles, clinics, BBQ from Kevin Sousa’s Union Pig and Chicken, drink, and… Read the rest
There is just 2 days left on this Kickstarter project, and these guys have already passed their goal to raise $25,000. They have even passed their 2nd goal to raise $30,000.
But I wanted to share their video anyways. I met these two gentlemen last year at the first Grub With Us dinner last January – you can read a recap of the dinner here. This is a cool little video and gives you an intro to their brewery and Braddock. But I also think that the Brew Gentlemen is a great example of something happening in the local economy… Read the rest