For our latest Who's Next class, we're honoring 16 chefs, restaurant owners, ice cream makers, food-event facilitators and do-gooders who are elevating Pittsburgh's food scene. Who's Next, sponsored by S&T Bank, is The Incline's way of highlighting the top under-40 Pittsburghers in different field. Read about them here, then come meet them later this month at a happy hour held in their honor.
Councilmember Darlene Harris, who would like to be the mayor of Pittsburgh, made a recent visit to the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena, where she rode an elephant and a camel. She later posted photos of the visit on Facebook, where she was greeted with reactions like "Disgusting!!! How can you ride on the backs of enslaved animals!?" and "SMH." By email, Harris defended the trip under the big top, saying the animals "were treated better than I’ve seen some humans being treated."
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders a review of all Justice Department consent decrees with local police departments, the New York Times travelled back to 1997, when the first agreement was negotiated here in Pittsburgh. It transformed the city's department into a progressive model, but the changes "did not stick." Pittsburgh Police are today dealing with daily gunfire, PublicSource reported, but are betting on anti-violence programs to stop the bleeding.
"Hamilton" may get all the attention, but Broadway's "Fun Home" is equally deserving. The musical, based on Alison Bechdel’s memoir, comes to our city for a six-day run as part of PNC Broadway In Pittsburgh.
Where: Heinz Hall at 600 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: April 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Tickets start at $26
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Among 64 larger cities (those with a population greater than 300,000), Pittsburgh is the best for first-time homebuyers, according to website SmartAsset.com. The reasons: an increase in accessibility of mortgages, steady home prices and affordability. Also: It's a good city. (We wrote that last one.)