First, Antonio Brown went down in the first half and reports are he has a torn calf muscle and will miss the rest of the regular season, hoping to return for the playoffs. Then, the Steelers went from beating the Patriots to losing to winning to losing in the most unbelievable fashion, honestly, ever. We ran through the last two minutes to try to make sense of how the game of the year ended with the Steelers losing in remarkably controversial fashion.
What a year. In a series of 10 Pittsburgh news quizzes, we're looking back at 2017 — the good, the bad and the ugly. Take the first quiz now, and test your knowledge of Pittsburgh hot takes. Through 2018, you'll find the other eight quizzes here, ranging in topics from tech to politics to sports. For the 10th quiz, join us in-person for a live trivia event, where you'll put your knowledge of Pittsburgh news (and other fun stuff) to the test and compete for great prizes over beers at East End Brewery Taproom. Sign up here (and support our local journalism with your ticket purchase).
When you're the founder of a startup, one of the first things you need is a company name. Sometimes the name comes before the product, sometimes the name that sticks is a second shot at it. We checked in with nine local startups to find out what worked, what didn’t and what they would differently if they could go back in time. Here are their tips.
On the Calendar
Hear from Sam Wholey and WQED-TV personality Chris Fennimore about the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, ahead of Christmas Eve. Try some samples and learn how to create the feast yourself. What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? We learned about its history and its popularity in Pittsburgh with expertise from Heinz History Center.
Where: Wholey's Fish Market at 1171 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
When: December 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
How much: Free
The Vandal's Chef Csilla Thackray will kick off a dinner series called "At Her Table," an initiative with fellow female chefs in Pittsburgh benefitting Planned Parenthood of Western PA. The launch party will include small bites from The Vandal's kitchen, signature drinks from The Allegheny Wine Mixer and a presentation from the chef about the vision for the series.
Where: The Vandal at 4306 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $20
The Incline Likes
The semester is officially over for college students in Pittsburgh, and winter break is a quiet time on the campuses — no classes, no events, and for the most part, no people, which means ample parking. So what better time to explore Oakland’s festive, wintry offerings? Here are 10 things to do on and near campus while students are away.
In our first Who’s Next class of 2018, we’re looking to that staple of resolutions: personal fitness. This means the coaches, nutritionists, trainers, motivators and more pushing Pittsburgh to be a healthier, happier and fitter place. Know someone who should be recognized? You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to nominate them here, then come join us in January at a happy hour in their honor.