Once again I am out of town for the festivities (I am visiting a Pittsburgh friend in Lawton, Oklahoma) – but a dear friend (who is Pittsburghs biggest non-Italian supporter of Italian events) kindly reminded me that Sunday is the annual Feast of St. Anthony Festival. It promises to be an amazing time with even more amazing food.
The festival takes place at 21st and Smallman Streets. Here is the line up for Sunday
The Festival runs from Noon – 8 PM.
1:30 – Italian Mass by his Excellency Bishop Emeritus Anthony G. Bosco
~2:30 PM – Procession with the… Read the rest
Earlier this year I stumbled upon the Food Network show Restaurant Impossible. In each episode the host, Robert Irvine, steps in to help a struggling local establishment with a kitchen, menu, staff and decor makeover. This show is interesting to watch because part of it is about helping local restaurants learn to succeed. And it is fun to see the extreme makeover of the place happen on a $10,000 in just a few days.
We have just learned from the Yelp Pittsburgh message board that Restaurant Impossible is taking over Del’s in Bloomfield today and tomorrow. Del’s is a third… Read the rest
This is one of those events that I have heard amazing stories about but have not yet been able to attend. As I mentioned in last years post about the Feast of St. Anthony – I learned about this festival from a friend, who is not Italian – but might as well be – because he is the biggest promoter of Italian cultural events in this city. I did get to attend a festival of the goat with him earlier this year – it was an amazing time and I can attest there was plenty of wine, homemade wine, served.… Read the rest
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This festival comes highly recommended from a friend of IheartPGH (FoIHP) very enthusiastic Pittsburgher – he has been talking about this festival since the last festival. I think FoIHP is pretty serious about his festivals and I know he has been volunteering his time to make this years festival amazing.
Who is St. Anthony? Saint Anthony of Padua (Italy), lived from 1195-1231. Born in Portugal, he was a Franciscan monk and lived in Morocco before settling in Padua. He was known as an eloquent speaker. St. Anthony is also the patron saint of lost items (after spending… Read the rest
Image via WikipediaFriday, Saturday and Sunday (Sept 26-28, 2008) celebrate Pittsburgh’s little Italy. Bloomfield knows how to celebrate – they will have food, music, games and festivities all over Bloomfield.
The 2008 festival features free activities and entertainment for young and old. This year 12 musical groups perform on the Main Stage at Liberty and Cedarville, along with strolling musicians throughout the weekend. Other activities include a bocce tournament and an Italian Mass, followed by the “Procession of the Madonna del la Civita”.
Click here for the full schedule of events.… Read the rest