(72 posts)

Endless buffering: Local schools try to solve students’ internet access issues on their own

The pivot to online learning has revealed deep internet inequality issues in places like Pittsburgh. Advocates say the future of educational crises is now.

COVID-19 / January 7, 2021

Pittsburgh’s biggest restaurant openings and closings in 2020

Keeping a restaurant open wasn’t easy in 2020. Neither was trying to open one. Here are the biggest Pittsburgh restaurant openings and saddest closings of the past year.

Food and drink / December 18, 2020

Pittsburgh food in December 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

We say hello to a new Turkish takeout spot, a Jewish deli on wheels, a “socially-distanced, winter-themed pop-up” in Garfield, and more.

Food and drink / December 1, 2020

Give it up for Pittsburgh this Giving Tuesday

Volunteer opportunities at local shelters, food banks, and more in our guide to giving back on Giving Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Holidays in the 'Burgh / December 1, 2020

Pittsburgh voted for police oversight. Now what?

Pittsburgh Police headquarters. (📸: Incline file photo) Police oversight was on the ballot this Election Day. In cities nationwide, voters backed measures meant to strengthen checks and balances after a summer of high-profile police killings and the massive protests that followed. Here in Pittsburgh, a ballot question asked voters if they favored giving the city’s […]

Uncategorized / November 12, 2020

Pittsburgh food in November 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

Shiloh Gastro has replaced Shiloh Grill on Mount Washington’s namesake street. (📸: @k8isgr8ful) Updated Nov. 10 A new month is about to begin, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though we haven’t seen “normal” in the local service industry for months. This month, we say […]

Food and drink / October 30, 2020

The procrastinator’s guide to Pittsburgh’s 2020 general election

(📸: Incline illustration) It’s time — time to bring this “messy” and “unprecedented” pandemic election home.  If you (understandably) have found yourself confused by the many twists and turns of this year’s mail-in voting push, or if you’ve (understandably) fallen behind on your voter prep this year, we’re here to help.  First things first. We’ve got […]

Things to do / October 12, 2020

Food bloggers dish on Pittsburgh’s best-kept dining secrets and more

Clockwise from top-left: Briana White, aka Breelicious Bites; Shannon Daly, aka PittsburghPlates; Alex Goodstein, aka Alex Eats Too Much; Jess Iacullo, aka Hungry Grl Big City; Elyse Levkulich, aka BurghNosh; Stacy Skiavo, aka YinzHungry412. Updated: 10:26 a.m. Oct. 19 Pittsburgh restaurants need our support more than ever. (They also needs the government’s support, for the […]

Food and drink / October 9, 2020

Pittsburgh food in October 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

Cooped up in a good way. (📸: @rossilynne) Updated Oct. 2  A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. This month, we say hello to a socially distant beer […]

Food and drink / October 2, 2020

These sisters are making an oasis in one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts

TaRay Kelly, left, and Raynise Kelly are the Soil Sisters. (📸: Courtesy of the Soil Sisters) Meet TaRay and Raynise Kelly, a.k.a. the Soil Sisters.  Based on the Hilltop, one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts, they’re part of a growing movement of Black farmers and gardeners that’s embracing horticulture as both therapeutic and transformational. In […]

Food and drink / September 25, 2020