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

Tootie’s has a new home. 📸: @rossilynne Things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. But we’re going to keep bringing you our monthly food and drink updates because there’s a lot changing. These days, that sadly means a lot of bar and restaurant closures. We’ve got nearly a dozen closures […]

Food and drink / August 4, 2020

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

Gaucho is back. (📸: @rossilynne) A long, long time ago (a.k.a. March), we wrote what turned out to be our last monthly food and drink guide for a while. If you’re new here (hi!), we usually publish a round-up of restaurant/bar openings and closings at the beginning of each month. Obviously, the pandemic changed all of that. […]

Food and drink / July 2, 2020

The date was too special to change, so this Pittsburgh couple improvised a pandemic wedding

Making the most of a pandemic wedding. (📸: Mariah Treiber Photography) Stanton Heights couple Emily Caudill Martello and Anthony Martello chose their wedding date to fall on the groom’s parents’ anniversary weekend. COVID-19 threatened to upend those plans, but the couple found a way to get married on that special date — May 9 — […]

COVID-19 / June 4, 2020

Meet our Incline members: Melissa, Duke, and Joel Ruktanonchai

Enjoying family time at Picklesburgh. (📸: The Ruktanonchai family) Supporting members make The Incline possible, so we wanted to put them in the spotlight with this series. Today we’re introducing you to a family of Incline members: Melissa, Duke, and Joel Ruktanonchai, of Pine Township. Where in town might people run into you? North Park, Pine Community […]

Member spotlight / June 4, 2020

13 books to read during the pandemic — several with a Pittsburgh twist

Ready, set, read. 📸: Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline For lots of people (myself included), reading for pleasure during the pandemic has been nearly impossible. Reading every single terrifying news article? Check. But cracking open a book and flipping pages for fun? Nope. So we consulted with Shayna Ross, a librarian at Carnegie Library of […]

COVID-19 / May 28, 2020

Meet an Incline member: Laurie Thompson

She’s got heart. (📸: Courtesy of Laurie Thompson) Supporting members make The Incline possible, so we wanted to put them in the spotlight with this series. Meet member Laurie Thompson, a Murrysville resident, who combines her love of the black and gold with a spirit for being green. Where in town might people run into you? Despite […]

Member spotlight / May 22, 2020

Meet an Incline member: Cristy Ariel

Welcome to Pittsburgh, Cristy! (📸: Courtesy of Cristy Ariel) Supporting members make The Incline possible, so we wanted to put them in the spotlight with this series. Meet member Cristy Ariel, a Homestead resident who’s new in town but has already found her favorite spot. Welcome to Pittsburgh, Cristy! Where in town might people run into you? […]

Member spotlight / May 15, 2020

Love in the time of corona: How these Pittsburghers made the most of a pandemic wedding

If people can’t come to the wedding, bring the wedding to them — virtually. (📸: Courtesy of Emma Kober) While some couples are postponing their wedding days, others want to get married now, COVID-19 be damned. Emma and Jay Kober had one of those unstoppable weddings. As the bride put it, “I would’ve gotten married in […]

COVID-19 / May 5, 2020

Get creative with these coloring sheets by a Pittsburgh artist

Make it colorful. 🎨: Erica Isaac Grab your colored pencils, markers, or crayons, and get ready to create. Pittsburgh-area artist and Incline reader Erica Isaac turned her artwork into coloring sheets to help us all relax while staying home during the pandemic. “For me,” she said, “making these doodles and mandalas is a form of […]

COVID-19 / April 23, 2020

How a Pittsburgh couple pulled off a socially distant wedding

Love and marriage — and Zoom. On their wedding day, Colby and Emily Schaeffer performed their first dance four times.  It wasn’t what they imagined, trading a packed ballroom surrounded by loved ones for a quiet condo with their families watching from afar on Zoom.  But nobody expects to get married in the midst of […]

COVID-19 / April 16, 2020