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Rainbow Kitchen Community Services: Pittsburgh Extends a Helping Hand

Rainbow Kitchen Community Services: Pittsburgh Extends a Helping Hand

When tough times come, where do you turn? If you live in Pittsburgh, there are numerous charitable and community services ready to help. One of our favorites is the Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, founded in 1984. The Steel City is no stranger to economic turmoil. In the 1980s the bottom fell out of Pittsburgh’s industrial base when the steel industry collapsed, displacing thousands of workers […]

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Sieb’s Pub

Sieb's Pub

The sign outside the restaurant read, “Our Reuben Sandwich is good enough to go to jail for.” Ridiculous? Silly? A bold marketing ploy? Well…it is said that each legend holds a kernel of truth. The Reuben Incident While in the process of committing a few, what might be considered “minor” crimes, a man entered Seib’s Pub one day and sat at a table. After receiving […]

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Breakfast in Pittsburgh, Anyone?

Breakfast in Pittsburgh, Anyone?

Breakfast is often overlooked, but it is the most important meal of the day. And if you are eating out, it is relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of dinner. These are two good reasons to check out some establishments that specialize in the first meal of the day. I decided to take on the task of finding great places for breakfast, places that […]

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Brown Bag Turkey Disaster

Brown Bag Turkey Disaster

Thanksgiving can be a confusing and overwhelming time when it comes to cooking. You may have some of your own horror stories from Thanksgivings past, but you’re not alone. One local Pittsburgher decided to cook their turkey using the brown bag method for the first time. This method involves cooking the turkey in a brown paper bag and boasts a moist and delicious result. After […]

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Empire Palace

Empire Palace

My first trip to the Empire Palace took place a few months ago.  A friend called to ask if I would meet him for lunch.  He was a bit surprised that I didn’t know anything about what he described as one of his favorite restaurants. While I wasn’t in “review mode” at the time, I can tell you that I left feeling that the food […]

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Franklin Inn

Franklin Inn

The Franklin Inn is a Pittsburgh restaurant specializing in Mexican food. Franklin Park, PA, where the Franklin Inn can be found, is a very comfortable, mostly residential section of Allegheny County located about 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh. My first visit to the Franklin Inn came on a Friday evening, which I discovered is a very busy time for the restaurant.  From my chair […]

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Tapping into Pittsburgh’s Beer Scene 

Tapping into Pittsburgh's Beer Scene 

Pittsburgh’s Historic Beer Pedigree In Pittsburgh, the only flowing thing more beloved than our rivers is beer!  Almost as soon as people settled in the region, the brewing of beer began.  Let’s take a look back.  In 1765, the British Army established a brewery at Fort Pitt, making it the first brewery west of the Alleghenies.  In 1803, the Point Brewery was founded by Colonel […]

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