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Pittsburgh Holidays

Is the Biltmore on Your Bucket List?

Is the Biltmore on Your Bucket List?

If you’ve never been to the Biltmore Estate, you should consider adding it to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Biltmore is the nation’s largest home. Grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt and heir to the family’s vast fortune, George Vanderbilt built the estate as his summer retreat in the late 19th Century. The French Renaissance chateau-styled house has 250 rooms,  including thirty-five […]

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St. Anthony Chapel

St. Anthony Chapel

“I once remarked while giving a tour, that we’ve had visitors from every continent except for Antarctica. Then I saw a hand shoot up in the crowd and a man said, ‘I’ve lived in Antarctica, so you’re going to have to change that,’” said Carole Brueckner, chairperson of St. Anthony Chapel. Located on Troy Hill overlooking the Allegheny River on Pittsburgh’s North Side, St. Anthony […]

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Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Autumn Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that scrumptious, delectable, “hit the spot for fall weather,” easy to follow recipe! We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest! Mom’s Roasted Turkey and Stuffing While the chefs at Popular Pittsburgh love good food, like most Pittsburghers, we are a practical lot, […]

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It’s the Holiday Season – Let the Fun Begin!

It's the Holiday Season - Let the Fun Begin!

Last year, I hope you asked Santa to bring you some extra free time because you will need it this holiday season if you are going to squeeze in all the fun events scheduled in and around Pittsburgh. The following is a list of some of those things that will help to make your days merry and bright. Light-Up Night No one kicks off the […]

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Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Winter Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to warm your home & soul on a cold winter’s night! We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest!     Chicken Pot Pie Soup A very quick, flexible recipe for those who have a hectic schedule […]

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: Which Do You Prefer?

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: Which Do You 						Prefer?

Do you prefer a real tree or an artificial one? The elves at Popular Pittsburgh have both and wanted to pass along some of the pros and cons of each one for you to consider before you start to decorate for the holidays. Real Tree Pros Real trees are the genuine article and are traditional. They smell better than a plastic tree, bringing that fresh, […]

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Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count

This Christmas, you may want to leave the partridge in his pear tree and the three French hens in France and instead, give a gift to the birds by taking part in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. For more than 100 years, volunteers across the United States, Canada, and many other nations in the Western Hemisphere, have participated in this bird census, […]

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A Christmas List Worth Checking Twice

A Christmas List Worth Checking Twice

When the holiday season begins to approach, many people begin to make lists – shopping lists, Christmas card lists, etc.  But what about a list detailing things to do to make it your best holiday season ever?  What would you put on that kind of list? At the top of our own list is getting into the proper frame of mind by taking time to reflect […]

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Visiting Pittsburgh for the Holidays

Visiting Pittsburgh for the Holidays

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, native Perry Como sang the Christmas classic, “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” and having your family home for a holiday visit to Pittsburgh is one of the reasons we love this time of year so much. But Benjamin Franklin, another famous Pennsylvanian, also cautioned that, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Let’s be honest, there’s something to […]

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The Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche

The Christmas tree at the point, department store window displays, and the decorated Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are a few of the must-sees during the holiday season in Pittsburgh.  A new destination was added a little over a decade ago-The Pittsburgh Creche. Unveiled in 1999, The Pittsburgh Creche has quickly become a beloved Christmas observance for residents and visitors alike.  Located at […]

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