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Pittsburgh Popcorn Company Sep19

Pittsburgh Popcorn C...

Pittsburgh is poppin’! And I’m not talking about the latest dance move by Hines Ward.  Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory moves to its own beat, popping out the tasty kernels that will have our taste buds doing the tango. Here’s a warning though,  the fun flavors can quickly...

Italian Garden Proje...

In 1910 at the age of 16, my grandfather immigrated to America from a Sicilian village outside of Palermo. By the 1920’s, he started a wholesale produce business with his father and brothers in the part of town my family always called “the produce yards” or simply “the yards,” better...

Pgh Marshmallow Sep08

Pgh Marshmallow

If angels were to grab a snack in the clouds, they would surely find something like a Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory creation.  These heavenly treats are delightful and on a recent weekend strolling  around a very crowded Strip District, I bought some of the fluffy white confections for the...

Larry Klu’s Pro-Sports Arts Sep07

Larry Klu’s Pr...

It’s not uncommon to visit a home in Pittsburgh and see sports memorabilia of some sort on display—an autographed Penguins jersey, a Terrible Towel or even a framed photo of a historical moment like Maz’ 1960 World Series homerun or Santonio Holmes’ Superbowl XLIII catch. If you’re...

Mediterrano Sep06

Mediterrano

  Gyros, baklava and feta cheese. Oh, and stuffed grape leaves. That’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge of Greek cuisine. After a couple visits to Mediterrano, a Greek restaurant on Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills, I can’t say that my knowledge of Greek food has expanded...

Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass Sep05

Glenn Greene’s...

The shop’s garage doors were wide open and welcoming to Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass Studio and the sun was dancing on the beautiful stained glass.  But the beauty of the glass sparkling brilliant colors of royal blue, misty amber, and emerald green, drew me inside for a closer...

Frankie Capri Sep04

Frankie Capri

What is the recipe for becoming a Pittsburgh underground cult legend?  A splash of music, an ounce of impersonations, a sprinkle of magic, with a heaping spoonful of puppets on the side. Oh, and make sure dessert includes playing a horn that sounds more like a kazoo!  Frankie Capri serves it...

Kelli Stevens Kane Sep01

Kelli Stevens Kane

This Pittsburgh poet is gracing stages around the country and turning her moving written words into a performance art. Kelli Stevens Kane brings her words to life in captivating shows. She loses herself as her words float through the audience before settling down and sinking in. Inspired by...

Geno Levi Products

When my girlfriend suggested that a hair product developed by a Pittsburgh “beauty industry innovator” would change my hair as I know it…..  I was skeptical but I had to try it.  So I drove down to McMurray to get some of the magic in a bottle concocted by Geno Levi. I was...

D’Imperio’s Aug27

D’Imperio̵...

As I’ve mentioned here before, I am always looking for a good Italian restaurant.  On a recent evening, my female friend and I found ourselves hungry and in the eastern suburbs. I pulled up Urbanspoon on my phone to see what restaurants were close by, and D’Imperio’s was on the list....

The Green Mango Aug26

The Green Mango

I remember when The Green Mango first opened in Swissvale. It was a tiny take out place other than the two small bar tables. I used to visit frequently on lunch breaks and it was especially wonderful in the winter with the front windows steamed up from the delicious warm food being...

Chris Higbee Aug25

Chris Higbee

I should probably start this off by revealing that I really don’t like contemporary country music. The country music I enjoy comes from people like Johnny Cash and George Jones. Genuine God-fearing Southerners who could drink you under the table, might have done some jail time, and sing...

Peace Love & Little Donuts Aug24

Peace Love & Li...

  If you don’t see the clapboard on Smallman don’t worry … just follow your nose and you’ll find that these little bites of pure donut delight taste as good as they smell.  Peace Love and Little Donuts create gourmet donuts fresh daily in the Strip District....

Alpine Slide Aug23

Alpine Slide

One favorite way Pittsburghers enjoy the winter months is to head to Seven Springs Mountain Resort and enjoy skiing, tubing and of course, warming up with a cocktail at the Foggy Goggle. But Pittsburgh Things has found that the resort also has a lot to offer after the snow melts. There’s...

Loova

I was on the hunt for the perfect gift.  My girlfriend was moving back to Pittsburgh after her job transferred her away for two years and I wanted to welcome her home. It had to be something unique, pampering, reasonably priced, and made in Pittsburgh. That tough order took some serious...