One day after going on strike over what they say were increasingly poor working conditions, Amazing Cafe employees said they were locked out of the South Side business and told the restaurant had "closed indefinitely." An owner of the cafe confirmed its closure, citing financial issues. Demonstrations are in the works.
Democrats and Republicans in Allegheny County credit one reason for the enthusiasm they are seeing. Well, one person actually: President Donald Trump. More people are getting involved and staying involved in politics, local party leaders said. But did that excitement translate into more candidates? We looked back at the last five years of primary elections to find out.
The Penguins entered Game 6 with all the momentum in the Eastern Conference final after Sunday's 7-0 thrashing. Ottawa couldn't even sell out Tuesday's game at home, but the Sens fought back to even the series, winning 2-1 to force Game 7. It's hard to get back to the finals. Pittsburgh's back-to-back in 2008 and 2009 was the last time an NHL team played for the Stanley Cup in consecutive seasons. The last team to win two in a row? Detroit in 1997 and 1998. Before the Pens do that, they need to win Thursday, and who else but Dave Lozo to tell Penguins fans how to survive. The No.1 way? Remember that no matter what happens, at least you're not Flyers fans.
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 leaders shaping Pittsburgh's beverage scene. Your ticket includes local fare and an array of beverages from sake tastings to wine from Market Street Grocery and Blume Honey Water, as well as a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Drink class.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 S Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: May 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Drink honorees
Have you ever wanted to be the worst version of yourself in public and potentially get rewarded for it? Poetry event Nasty Slam is for you. Sign up to deliver a three-minute poem (no hate speech, duh), or just pay to watch poets go head-to-terrible-head. Winner takes home half of the door cash. Sign-up begins at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: May 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5 to slam, $5 to watch
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In our sixth Who’s Next class, we’re honoring bartenders and brewers, sommeliers and distillers and people launching pop-ups — and a museum. Tonight! Come meet 15 under-40 professionals in Pittsburgh making your happy hour happier. Get your tickets here.
Don't worry. Even though Pittsburgh's beloved Jerry Weber is retiring, his record store ain't closin'. Forty years later, he's selling Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill to an employee, the Post-Gazette notes. And there's more! He's going to start selling off his own record collection. “Does a 69-year-old man need 20,000 records in his own collection? I walk past my wall and there’s like two-and-a-half feet of Billie Holiday records. I only need about a foot of Billie Holiday records!" Weber told the paper.