An Ode to Fifth Avenue

When we move to a new apartment, whenever this summer that might be, we may have a beautiful inside, but we will never have as beautiful of an outside. On Fifth Avenue, life is alive. A black truck honks its way around the white and purple Chatham bus parked in the center of the busy street. The bus is just waiting for traffic to slow

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Local Eats: The Rochester Inn

Local Eats: The Rochester Inn

The Rochester INN is a bar/restaurant located just north of the city in Ross Township. It has been owned by the same family for over 25 years. The parking lot might be a little tight, but once you step inside the high ceiling and welcoming smiles make you feel comfortable. There is a large bar area with high top tables and TVs lining the walls.

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The Prime Stage Theatre Brings Literature to Life

The Prime Stage Theatre Brings Literature to Life

Prime Stage Theatre celebrated its 25th season in 2021. The theatre’s mission is to bring literature to life through theatre, but it doesn’t just stage plays—it provides experiences. The Prime Stage Theatre stages their productions at the New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts on the North Side, and with over 90 productions to date, Popular Pittsburgh wanted to delve deeper into Prime Stage’s unique mission,

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AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month

May is a month to commemorate and celebrate all Americans of Asian/Pacific Island heritage. In 1978, Congress passed the first celebration, but this only recognized May 4th – May 11th as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.” It wasn’t until 1992 that Congress made it a law to annually observe May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. But why did Congress choose the month of May for this

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The Log Houses of Pittsburgh

The Log Houses of Pittsburgh

Here’s a list of log houses in the Pittsburgh area that you didn’t know you wanted until now. Most of the structures mentioned below are over 200 years old—though many of them have undergone some form of restoration. A brief history of each house is included. You may just learn something new. The Neill (Neal) Log House The Neill Log House is the oldest existing

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What to Do When Involved in a Traffic Accident in Pittsburgh

What to Do When Involved in a Traffic Accident in Pittsburgh

Being involved in a traffic accident can be highly stressful. You may not know what to do, especially if it’s your first time. Whether it’s an accident big enough to make headlines or a minor fender bender, car accidents are always a nerve-wracking experience. Here are some tips on what to do if you’re involved in a traffic accident in Pittsburgh: 1) Call the police

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Pittsburgh Garden Societies

Pittsburgh Garden Societies

It is said that the “Life began in a garden,” and ever since it seems people have been cultivating, sowing, and growing plants. Plants are enjoyed for the nourishment many provide, as well as their beauty. Who hasn’t felt the resurgence of hope at the sighting of the first daffodil in spring or stopped to smell a fragrant rose or marveled at a colorful carpet of

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Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

There’s no Tuesday like a Taco Tuesday. So, when we had the opportunity to turn our business meeting into lunch, 202 Hometown Tacos was at the top of our list. Located in Bellevue, 202 Hometown Tacos is a Tex Mex/American style taco shop and bar dedicated to being “that fun & tasty place that continues to be a driving staple” for the community. Taco Tuesday

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What’s in a Name – Indiana County

What’s in a Name – Indiana County

Indiana County takes its name from the Indians who lived in the region as it was purchased from the Iroquois Six Nations in 1768 under the Treaty of Fort Stanwix enacted by Thomas and Richard Penn, the sons of William Penn. Its county seat is also called Indiana. Below are some towns in the county and how they got their names. Armagh Eight families from

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Headlines to Shake up Pittsburgh

Headlines to Shake up Pittsburgh

It’s not every day that a bunch of announcements will be made that will shake up Pittsburgh for a long time. But on the first of April of this year the following stories will break and who knows where we go from there. Primanti’s restaurant has decided to do away with putting french fries on their sandwiches and going for mashed potatoes instead. If you

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