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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

4moms

A Pittsburgh company is rockin’ the baby market with two of the best inventions out there right now.  4moms gave us a video demonstration of the Origami – the world’s first power-folding stroller and the mamaRoo – an infant seat that mimics mom’s natural...

La Feria

La Feria Peruvian restaurant gives you more than just a wonderful meal, it also offers a wonderful cultural experience.  Inside the restaurant is a unique gift shop selling original folk art from Peru. This charming little place is easy to miss. It’s quietly perched above the popular...

Happy Hot Dog Man

When something is named Happy Hot Dog Man, you can’t resist giggling.  But when I heard it was created by two Pittsburghers I suddenly imagined using it to add some flair to my Steelers tailgating party! The Happy Hot Dog Man is a plastic contraption that turns a hot dog into a hot dog...

Fallone Photography Aug16

Fallone Photography

Mark Fallone’s artistic eye offers something much more than just Pittsburgh’s beauty, he captures the very soul of the Steel City.    Fallone’s first photographic series is called “FROM MY CAR: Pittsburgh” and his bright new perspective inspires us with every...

Monongahela Dusk Aug14

Monongahela Dusk

This novel is like a mirror, reflecting family histories throughout Western Pennsylvania both the beautiful and the shameful.   This suspenseful story jumped off the pages for me as the characters visited places I know well:  McKeesport, Shadyside, the Grant Building, Uniontown, and more.  ...

Little Blue Sister Gifts Aug11

Little Blue Sister G...

I first found out about these adorable personalized gifts when my friend ordered one and then couldn’t stop talking about it.  She had a precious photo of her two children walking home holding hands after her son’s first day of kindergarten.  She loved the photo and wanted to...