ClassPass is now in Pittsburgh, meaning you can buy 10 classes at different studios for $60. But if you're one of the first 200 people to buy a ticket to our Sept. 27 bash at the Ace Hotel, you'll get an additional 50 percent off your first month in our swag bag. Support our journalism, and get your ticket today.
Like Willy Wonka with his golden tickets, Amazon recently announced that it's planning to open a second headquarters in North America and is giving cities the chance to compete for its love (and tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars). Pittsburgh wants in and — get this — local leaders like their chances. "I think we really are in a good competitive position to win," Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told WESA. But they aren't leaving it up to luck. Pittsburgh plans to spend nearly $250,000 ($50K coming from the URA) to hire a consultant to build an Amazon strategy, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
After 42 years, Kennywood's Log Jammer will jam its final log this weekend. It was a difficult decision, park officials said, but they’re looking forward to the future of that space. The Log Jammer will retire as of Sunday, Sept. 17. (Here's a Groupon if you want to get one last ride in.) It's not clear yet what will replace the Log Jammer both at the park and in our hearts. But we have a few ideas.
The weather is getting cooler, but DJ Gallo's sports takes are as hot as ever. In this week's column, he ranks Steelers running backs, tetherball, ice cream, third-line centers, Pirates baseball and the sweet embrace of death. Even golf makes the list.
|What||At this fundraiser for Assemble, guests can bid on "dates" with craft makers, designers, technologists and innovators, who will work with the winning bidders to make art or technology or to learn a new skill. The event also includes drinks, appetizers, dancing, a silent auction and a wearable circuit activity.|
|Where||Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)|
|When||September 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm|
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Pittsburgh's first "Moby Dick"-themed surf and turf restaurant is now open Downtown. As we previously reported, "or, The Whale" is a farm-and-fisher-to-table restaurant attached to the new boutique Distrikt Hotel. You'll find four menu sections — Loomings, Chowder, Nantucket and The Ship — that include seafood, steaks and dishes like pork, lamb and poultry. We got an early look at the restaurant this week, and here's what you can expect.
As The Incline was the first to note, Anthony Bourdain visited Pittsburgh in June to film an episode of "Parts Unknown." It won't air on CNN until October, but Next Pittsburgh got a sneak peak and has details (maybe too many?!) on the episode. Among them: Bourdain drank a lot of Yuengling, ate pierogies and tried to figure out our weird city.