Apparently Kennywood isn't taking any of our ideas for what should replace the Log Jammer (like a Ferris Wheel, a "Dawn of the Dead" ride or just keeping the Log Jammer). Instead, the amusement park is eyeing a new roller coaster, KDKA reports, but details are scarce so far. No matter what replaces it, it'll always be the Log Jammer in our hearts.
Sue Kerr, founder of the blog Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and the #AMPLIFY LGBTQ storytelling archive, is using her blog as a platform to write about the murders of transgender individuals. "They aren’t obituaries. They are far from perfect, but I do make every effort to craft posts that reflect what the trans community has been asking for from cisgender allies," Kerr writes in Public Source this week.
Braddock restaurant Superior Motors will be the first local restaurant to establish its own urban farm, NEXT Pittsburgh reports. The restaurant will grow produce on a plot nearby, with work beginning on Nov. 1. Why is the restaurant from acclaimed chef Kevin Sousa such a big deal anyway? Let us break down all the news about this new Pittsburgh hotspot.
Explore the exhibition "If A Tree Falls," in which the artists create feminist works via wood that present themselves in different structures. The gallery examines the the idea of connecting medium to concept. Bring your questions for the artists and curators at this evening of conversation.
Where: Tomayko Gallery, Lawrence Hall at Point Park University at 201 Wood Street (Downtown)
When: October 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
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Thrillist rounded up the "must-visit" pizzerias in the 35 biggest cities across the nation, so of course, Pittsburgh is on the list. Spak Brothers got the spotlight for its savory slices and its vibe (punk music and pinball machines). The Garfield shop made our it onto our pizza bracket as well, but lost to Frank's Pizza & Chicken. Btw, voting in the championship round of our Ultimate Pittsburgh Pizza Bracket is underway until Nov. 8.
To "send a shiver down your spine this Halloween season," the Post-Gazette dug into its archives to find some local true crime stories. Several stories focus on Prohibition-era violence, a time when "corruption flourished" in Pittsburgh.