Michael “Jim” Delligatti, the Pittsburgh-area man who invented the Big Mac, died this week. He first served the oversized burger in 1967 at a McDonald's in Uniontown, and to mark the Big Mac's 40th anniversary, he opened a museum to honor it in North Huntingdon. There are no special events planned, per a spokesperson: "Just a quiet respect and appreciation for an ingenious businessman and kindhearted gentleman."
What happens when a haunted house dies? They auction off the guts, electric chair and coffins, of course. The end of Terror Town in the Strip District meant deals for other horror enthusiasts at a recent auction. A murder-scene kitchen went for just $5, even with Fred Peters’ blustery auctioneer routine. “You got the cabinets! You got the brains! You got the baby head! You got toasters! You got all the stuff!”
Wednesday was the last day Pittsburgh was a two-newspaper town — but don’t expect daily news here to change much more than it already has, media experts say. It’s a future that’s been looming since September, when parent company Trib Total Media announced its last Pittsburgh edition would print at the end of November, before the newspaper became a free, digital publication today. The change also came with more than 100 layoffs. Those employees’ last day was Wednesday.
The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour kicks off with Light Up Lawrenceville and the lighting of the Allegheny Cemetery Christmas tree at 7:30 p.m. Carolers from Encounter Church and Arsenal Elementary School will sing holiday songs, and the Franktuary food truck will be on site. There will also be free hot chocolate.
Where: Allegheny Cemetery at 4734 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
Chances are you weren’t in Indianapolis watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Thanksgiving. But even if you — like 63 percent of Greater Pittsburgh — had to watch in shiny HD with family and the picked-over remains of your pre-game turkey, you could take a little local pride in the broadcast. Like so many other large-scale live broadcasts, the Steelers win over Indianapolis was brought to your screens in part by a hometown company.
Dave Lozo’s weekly look at the Pens includes bad net minding, great goal scoring and a jersey debate worth fighting over. Oh, also, this week's question from Twitter: "Patric Hornqvist, a bear and a crocodile all locked in a room - who gets out?"