Monday, August 27, 2018

Top Pittsburgh Events for Fall 2018

There are so many great events and festivals happening in Pittsburgh this Fall - so get out there and be social, meet a new neighbor, be curious, learn something, be entertained and be Pittsburgh proud.

Check out these these top Pittsburgh events for the Fall of 2018 and for a full list of Pittsburgh events be to sure visit

Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 9-7, 2018
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Inc. has gained recognition as an important presenter of Celtic culture due, in large part, to our highly successful festival. This event has become one of the nation’s finest Irish-American festivals, and certainly the most comprehensive exhibit of Irish music, lore, food, and dance in the region. Held the weekend after Labor Day in September at Riverplex between Sandcastle and Waterfront.
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Pittsburgh Thrival Innovation + Music Festival
September 19-21, 2018
Are you looking fro the best Pittsburgh has to offer in technology, innovation and music?  Then the Thrival Innovation and Music Festival is the place you need to be in late September.

Learn more about Innovation, Music and Technology in Pittsburgh by visiting the Thrival Festival.

ZooBrew: Oktoberfest
September 7, 2018
Where else can you sip an English stout while watching African rhinos take a bath? At the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquariums Zoo Brew Oktoberfest of course! Travel along the Forest Passage and African Savanna pathways all the way up to The Islands as you enjoy the best craft beer around. Take in the view of tigers, Amur leopards, giraffes, and siamangs and sway to the music. Your ticket includes over 60 breweries, delicious bites, live entertainment, and a tasting mug.
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The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
September 23, 2018
The unofficial, official comfort food of Pittsburgh, PA!

The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature our city’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors who will be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and more! As you make your way through Kennywood Park, hop on some classic rides open to our guests special for the day, paint your own pierogi with Paint Monkey and shop the pop-up Pierogi Marketplace for everything from pierogi t-shirts and clothing, to jewelry and pottery, to Festival keepsakes and Pittsburgh memorabilia. The party goes on from 1pm-6pm, with live music, open beer garden for guests 21+, and select Kennywood games and favorite food vendors who will be joining in the fun!
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Pittsburgh ZooBoo
October 10 & 27, 2018
ZooBoo is our kid-friendly Halloween event occurring throughout the Zoo grounds.  Enter our not-so-scary haunt spots, if you dare.  Create creepy crafts at Casper's Craft Corner.  Race through the children's hay maze.  Show off your spooktacular costumes in our Halloween parade and costume contest.  Be wowed with magic, meet your favorite characters, and show off your dance moves.  Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, collecting treats and supporting local businesses at this daytime family favorite event.
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Visit for a full schedule of Pittsburgh events and happenings.

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Best Places in Pittsburgh To Get Ice Cream

Sarris Candies Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour in Cannonsburg, PA

Looking for some of the most delicious, freshest, over the top ice cream flavors and sundaes in and around the City of Pittsburgh? 

Well, look no further because we compiled a list of the best places in Pittsburgh to go get ice cream! Get your sweet tooth ready, get the kids in the car, grab a date and go visit these great Pittsburgh ice cream shops. This epic ice cream adventure will definitely put a punch in your Pittsburgher dessert card.

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor
Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA
Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor is located in the Strip District and has just as much tradition in Pittsburgh as the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.  Klavon's is a quaint ice cream shop with some of the best sundaes around - throw in floats, sodas, candy and snacks and we're talking Willy Wonka level sweet! Enjoy a bit of old fashioned Pittsburgh at Kalvon's.

We recommend:

M&M's Love Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream, M&M’s, and Peanut Butter Topping

Sarris Candies Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour
Cannonsburg, PA
Although known for it's award winning chocolate, Sarris Candies has a hidden gem of an ice cream parlour right inside it's store.  With vintage chandeliers and cozy antique booths, this is the place to enjoy ice cream with with family, friends or even a first date. Bring your appetite because Sarris sundaes come in three different sizes of big - Twin Specialties (two scoops), Triple Treats (three scoops) and Big Tyme (three scoops and add your favorite topping and mountain of whipped cream).

Learn more about Ice Cream at Sarris Candies and check out some of these outstanding ice cream treats:

The Chocoholic
For the real chocolate lover. One scoop of each: chocolate, chocolate chip and double chocolate smothered with hot fudge and fresh roasted nuts under a blanket of whipped cream, chocolate jimmies and a maraschino cherry.

Kissing Cousins
Two delicious scoops of our creamy rich vanilla ice cream kissing under a blanket of hot fudge and butterscotch sauce. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate jimmies and a maraschino cherry.

Odd Couple
For people who can’t make up their mind, we’ve created a special twin dish. One scoop of chocolate ice cream with marshmallow sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate jimmies, and a maraschino cherry.

McCandless, PA and West Mifflin, PA
Upon walking up to Handel's ice-cream menu board and order window, visitors are greeted by the sweet scent of sugar and cream which results in a blissful heavenly ice cream daze. Handel's website says that their ice cream is made fresh daily with products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to Handel's. Each batch is made in freezers specifically designed to create Handel's distinctively smooth and creamy texture.

Try these following outstanding flavors:

Salty Caramel Truffle
Banana Cream Pie
Chocolate Cake Batter
Funky Monkey
Key Lime Pie

Check out Handel's ice cream menu.

All Over Pittsburgh, PA
Everyone knows that Bruster's is synonymous with ice cream in Pittsburgh.  According to their website, Bruster’s ice cream is made the old-fashioned way, with slow kettle processing designed specifically to create the Bruster’s flavor, starting with a proprietary homestyle mix delivered fresh from its dairy to each store.  Bruster’s has more than 140 recipes with smooth ice cream made from real ingredients and loaded with cookies, candies and other sweet goodies.  Bruster's seasonal flavors are a real treat and can come and go pretty quick, so be sure to check them out year round to see what the flavor of the month is.

Sample some of these flavors on your next ice cream outing:

Banana Peanut Butter Ripple
Blueberry Cheesecake
Cinnamon Bun
Coffee Toffee
Red Velvet Cake Batter
Southern Banana Pudding 

Eat up, Pittsburgh!

Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 Pittsburgh Easter Events

Lonesme Vally Farms Easter Hayride and Egg Hunt

Celebrate spring and the Easter holiday with these Pittsburgh Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt events:

Pittsburgh Easter Bunny Events:

Trax Farms Easter Bunny Breakfast or Lunch 
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Simmons Farm Easter Egg Hunt
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Eggstravaganza! National Aviary
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Easter Bunny Lane at Kraynaks
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Pittsburgh Easter Egg Hunts:

Heinz Field Easter Egg Hunt
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Bunny Festival at Soergel Orchards
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Old Economy Village
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Pittsburgh Glass Center - Make-It-Now Eggs
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Friday, January 12, 2018

The Best Places in Pittsburgh to Grab a Sandwich

photo: Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille 

Looking for some of the most over-the-top, ginormous and delicious sandwiches in and around the City of Pittsburgh? Well, here they are, so get a little adventurous and go take apart one or all of these great Pittsburgh sandwiches.  This epic sandwich adventure will definitely put a punch in your Pittsburgher card.

Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille
Indiana, PA
Meet the Stuffaluffagus, a giant sandwich made up of over 5-pounds of meat, cheese, fries and coleslaw on an entire loaf of Italian bread. It was recently featured by Casey Webb of Food Network's Man vs. Food.

Fat Heads Saloon
Fat Heads Saloon on the South Side of Pittsburgh is sandwich paradise. Here is a place where the sandwiches are called Headwiches because they are almost the size of your head. There are over 20 Headwiches on the menu along with 15 other sandwiches to choose from. Another bonus about Fatheads Saloon is that it has a huge tap wall full of craft beer to choose from including its own brewed beer. With so many beer choices to compliment your feast, you can't really go wrong.

Check out some of these crazy sandwiches fatheads has to offer:

Southside Slopes
Chargrilled kielbasa topped with sautéed pierogi and onions, American cheese, horseradish sauce. Back in 2004 this beast was Voted #5 Best Sandwich in U.S.A by Maxim.

The Double D
Sausage stuffed banana peppers topped with shaved steak grilled with mushrooms & onions, pepperoni, provolone, Original Sauce and parm cheese.

Wedding Crasher
House-smoked meatloaf glazed in chipotle ketchup, onion crisps, American cheese, pickles and chipotle mayo.

Primanti Brothers
If you are looking for a really crazy sandwich experience, then head to Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh. The sandwich is pretty much royalty in Pittsburgh and to those who first set their eyes on it can't believe what they are seeing. The sandwich is stacked high with meats, eggs and cheeses and topped with slaw cabbage, tomatoes and french fries! History tells us that the sandwich was originally created for overnight truckers that were delivering their goods to Pittsburgh's Strip District. The fast and hearty meal was once wrapped in newspaper as a take away dinner. The Primanti Brothers sandwich has been featured on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern and on Man vs. Food with Adam Richman. Can you handle the challenge?
There are four Primanti Brothers locations within Pittsburgh to choose from:
The Original - Strip District
Oakland (Pitt Campus)
South Side
Market Square

Try the Kielbasa and Cheese Primanti Sandwich with a Basket of Smallman Street Fries.

Robert Wholey's & Co. Fish Market
If you are looking for one of the best fish sandwiches in Pittsburgh then you need to visit Wholeys in the Strip District. In Pittsburgh, Wholeys is renowned for fresh fish and for over 100 years the wholesaler has been doing it right. There is always a line for the kitchen at Wholeys and most folks are eye-balling the huge deep fryers where their 1/2 pound batter dipped Icelandic cod sandwiches are cooked. If you are up for an adventure order the Wholey Whaler, which is 1 pound of batter dipped wild caught whiting on a Mancini bun. Wholeys has appeared on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern.

Eat up, Pittsburgh!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Indoor Things to do in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When It is Freezing Outside!

Here are a few indoor Pittsburgh events to help keep you warm this winter.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week - Winter 2018
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2018 is January 15 - January 21.
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Pittsburgh Penguins Promotional Night - Thursday Theme Night: 80s
PPG Paints Arena

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“The Music of Bob Dylan” with Steve Hackman and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Stage AE
January 25-28, Mr. Smalls Presents “The Music of Bob Dylan” with Steve Hackman and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG AquariumPolar Pajama Party Overnight
1/20 - 1/21

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3rd Annual Wings, Suds & Songs

Beat the winter blues with an evening of fun that benefits the Beaver County Humane Society with karaoke, dancing, good food, beverages, a fabulous cookie table, photo booth, and great auction items!
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Swan Lake
Benedum Center 2/16 -2/25
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Wildwood Highlands
Allison Park
Wildwood Highlands is the ultimate Pittsburgh entertainment and amusement center!
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Flight Trampoline Park
Flight Trampoline Park is a cutting-edge entertainment, fitness and sports facility unlike anything you have ever experienced.
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Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark
North Hills
With more and larger carpet ramps, Blacklight Dodgeball, Fun Slides Super Ninja Challenge obstacle course, and glowing inflatable Bounce and Slide areas for the little ones this amazing facility is just what Pittsburgh families have been waiting for!!
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Hyde Whiskey Tasting and Dinner
The Priory
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