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Jun 20 2019

🌉 Cookie table bridges are big business

Plus, the buzz about the new bee houses at Pitt.

Have you ever been to Banjo Night on the North Side?

If not, add it to your ‘Burgh bucket list right now. It’s a local hidden gem (although it has gotten a lot of media attention recently) that combines long-time yinzers, millennials, cheap beer, and banjos every Wednesday. It’s truly delightful. I was there last night (to sign copies of my new book!),
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Jun 19 2019

🚪 The magical tiny doors Downtown

Plus, how to commemorate Juneteenth in Pittsburgh.

Good Wednesday morning.

Have you spotted the tiny doors Downtown? There’s a miniature candy shop tribute, a technicolor dream door, and a teeny tiny house door, all meant to inspire curiosity and glee in those who stumble upon them. Created for this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival, they’re part of a national R
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Jun 18 2019

✨ Fireflies or lightning bugs?

Plus, meet Homewood’s motorcycle club.

It’s Tuesday, the sun is up, the birds are chirping, and “scooter madness” may soon be setting in. Lime may be eyeing the Pittsburgh market for its brand of on-demand — and often controversial — e-scooter rentals.

Pennsylvania would need to legalize e-scooters before that could fully happen. But as someone who spent the weekend in DC, where e-scooters are legal, wildly popular, and sometimes wildly employed, I predict you
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Jun 17 2019

🍦 Ice cream flavors that should exist in Pittsburgh

Plus, “free Dad hugs” from Howie.

Happy Monday, Pittsburgh.

Let’s start with some Monday motivation courtesy of local graffiti artist Shane Pilster, who paints at Carrie Furnaces. We met Shane in our Who’s Next: Art class last year and have been in awe of his work ever since.

As he says in this very cool video: “I want t
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Jun 14 2019

🛁 Get sucked in by this ‘The Bathtub’ explainer

Plus, the newest attraction at Kennywood: Heinz ketchup.

Can we assign you some homework this weekend? We’re looking for nominations for our Who’s Next: Technology class. Who’s making moves in Pittsburgh’s tech scene? Tell us here before the deadline at 10 a.m. Monday.

In the meantime, read up on today’s news, which includes a new attempt to control exotic pets, Heinz ketchup’s
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Jun 13 2019

🤔 Are we all mispronouncing ‘Pittsburgh’?

Plus, the coolest bands, art, and activities at the Arts Festival.

Hello and congratulations, you made it to Thursday.

We’re celebrating this accomplishment by giving away two tickets to a boot camp on the field of Highmark Stadium this Saturday, led by Who’s Nexter Jordan Rose in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. Win-win-win.

Be sure to enter for your chan
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Jun 12 2019

🏖 A guide to local pools, spray parks, and lakes

Plus, the ultimate Pittsburgh pie road trip.

Welcome to Wednesday and pie season, my favorite time of year. Good Food Pittsburgh created this drool-worthy Ultimate Pittsburgh Pie Road Trip, detailing delicacies like strawberry rhubarb, coconut cream, and cherry, and now I know what I’m doing with my weekend.

Pro-tip: You can find Sand Hill Berries pies at the read more



Jun 11 2019

🚧 What’s next for the Strip District Produce Terminal

Plus, an apartment guide for nebby Pittsburghers.

Happy Tuesday, Pittsburgh, and happy alligator season, apparently. In case you missed it, there have been three alligators found in Pittsburgh in less than a month, the latest a two-and-a-half-footer discovered on the front porch of a Carrick home over the weekend. Before that, it was an “angry” five-footer found in Beechview, and a three-footer on the South Side.read more



Jun 10 2019

💭 A new catchphrase for Pittsburgh

Plus, art stolen from Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Happy Mollusk Monday. Yes, you read that right: Mollusk Monday.

We were delighted to stumble upon Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s #MolluskMonday series on Twitter, which features the museum’s mollusk curator telling snail jokes. Here’s a recent entry. And here’s our favorite one so far.

Start your we
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Jun 07 2019

🏳️‍🌈 A guide to Pittsburgh Pride 2019

Plus, the bearers of bad Bigfoot news.

Happy Friday and good morning to everyone except the buzzkills at the FBI.

Since Pennsylvania is a hotbed for Bigfoot mania, with state officials citing 1,340 reported sightings here, the third highest total in the nation, we thought we’d start today by sa-squashing everyone’s hopes a bit.

Newly released FBI documents show that hair samples from a suspected Bigfoot analyzed in the 197
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