How does 'back-to-back champions' sound? For the Penguins to repeat last year's Stanley Cup success and bring the title back to Pittsburgh with them tonight, it won't be as easy. Certainly not as easy as Game 5's blowout victory was. Nashville is a different team at home — 9-1 in the postseason in their arena — so the Penguins are going to need to be at their best to avoid another Game 7. We ran through five things the Pens must do to win the title tonight. Thankfully, only one involves a catfish.
From 32 to four, voters narrowed the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket to the top picks of each category that are now vying for spots in the championship and the chance for the title, bragging rights and of course, an awesome trophy. But how much do you know about the top four trucks? Which truck created a menu item so you can eat it while carrying a beer? Which truck owner has plans for a food truck tattoo? We caught up with each of the Final Four to find out. P.S. Online voting ends at 10 a.m. Monday (tomorrow!), so make sure to cast your ballot — and then head to our food truck roundup Wednesday to try them all and to vote in person.
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Start by watching the floats and marchers in the EQT Equality March that goes from PPG Paints Arena to Liberty Avenue. Then, stay for PrideFest starting at 1 p.m. on Liberty Avenue between Sixth and Tenth streets for games, three stages of entertainment, a zip line and more.
When: June 11, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All the action and excitement of a Pens home game ... while the team is 600 miles away in Nashville. If you got (now sold-out) tickets for inside PPG Paints Arena, you can watch the Pens-Preds matchup on the jumbotron with 18,000 of your closest friends, and hit up the concession stand. Doors at 7 p.m. If you didn't get tickets, bring a chair and set up outside at the big screen. No couches allowed. Area opens at 6; puck drops at 8.
Where: PPG Paints Arena at 1001 Fifth Ave. (Downtown)
When: June 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Relieve some stress by playing Monday-night dodgeball with other grownups (meaning people 18 and older). The balls are made of soft foam, not hard rubber, so you don't have to worry about getting smacked (too hard) in the head. Still dealing with childhood gym-class trauma? You can also hang out, drink and just watch.
Where: The Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: June 12, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Grab your sneakers and choose from a one, three or six mile run. Then enjoy a beer with friends. Run starts at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Penn Brewery at 800 Vinial Street (Troy Hill)
When: June 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join The Incline to do super-important research on the trucks that make their way into the Final Four of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck and cast your vote in-person for the Top Two, as we host the Final Four food trucks. Tickets are limited and get you samplings of local wine, beer and spirits. Food is not included, but we encourage you to buy dinner from your favorite truck before you cast your Top Two vote.
Where: Nova Place plaza at 100 South Commons (Allegheny Center)
When: June 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Experts from Wigle Whiskey will guide you to craft the perfect blend. Then, enjoy your creation, and tour the "great beards" of the CMOA collection.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: June 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $35
Party like it's prom in 1999 at this 21+ prom. Strike a pose at the selfie station or get new prom photos taken at the green screen. And yes, you can have your own crown to declare you're royalty. Dancing and flowers included.
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)
When: June 16, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $12; $17 at the door