Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Assisting Our Neighbors in Need According to the latest Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 35 million people in the United States experienced hunger in 2019. The Greater Pittsburgh area has a 12.3% food insecurity rate, representing more than 300,000 people who are in danger of going hungry. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s 11-county service area distributed enough food to

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Beer Museum on Tap for Pittsburgh

Beer Museum on Tap for Pittsburgh

“Beer spans 10,000 years of human history and culture, and our intention is to tell that story in such a way so that you have fun while learning it,” said Matthew Sherwin, Director of Business Development for National Beer Museum Development Group, LLC, the entity working to bring Brew: The Museum of Beer to Pittsburgh. A Bright Idea Approximately three years ago, Joe McAllister, Principal

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The Gran Canal Caffe

The Gran Canal Caffe

Tucked away just up the street from the statue of Seneca Chief Guyasuta in Sharpsburg is the Gran Canal Caffe. Since 1995, owners Michele and Antoinette Bonaventura have been serving freshly-made and cooked-to-order delicious Italian cuisine. How this restaurant escaped my attention baffles me, but I’m beginning to suspect that their loyal diners must have been keeping this gem to themselves for fear if word

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Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Autumn Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to make it easy to fall right into the holidays! Linda McCaleb’s Pumpkin Bread Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and set to one side. Then combine the other ingredients in another bowl. Stir dry ingredients into batter gradually and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Marvelous

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Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Since Pittsburgh welcomed the Sesame Inn into its dining scene, it has garnered many accolades both from diners and restaurant critics. I first visited the Sesame Inn several years ago, and after that initial experience, I left feeling sure that all those awards were well deserved. Since then, I’ve returned to the Sesame Inn so often, that I am on a first-name basis with much

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Lee Terbosic Interview

Lee Terbosic Interview

Recently, Popular Pittsburgh chatted with Lee Terbosic, a nationally touring magician and comedian. A Pittsburgh native, Mr. Terbosic, 34, will put the city in the spotlight November 6th, when he attempts “Houdini 100.” At noon, while dangling upside-down high above the corner of Liberty Avenue and Wood Street in a straitjacket, he will attempt to undo himself in a death-defying feat of magic that has

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It’s the Christmas Season, Let the Fun Begin!

It's the Christmas Season, Let the Fun Begin!

Christmas is a season for making memories.  To help remember all the things to do, many people start making lists when the holiday season approaches: shopping lists, Christmas card lists, etc. But what about a list detailing things to do to make it your best holiday season ever? The most memorable and enjoyable, instead of just a task list? What would you put on that kind

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Baron Batch Finds His Inner Artist in Pittsburgh

Baron Batch Finds His Inner Artist in Pittsburgh

Baron Batch came to Pittsburgh as the Steelers’ seventh-round pick in the NFL’s 2011 draft out of Texas Tech University, where he was the school’s eighth-ranked, all-time rushing leader and where he led the team in rushing his senior year with 816 yards on 177 carries. In retrospect, it seems that football would turn out to be only a means for Batch to find his

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Make No Mistake, It’s a Great Time in Ohio on the Lake Looking for a great getaway? The Cleveland area and Lake Erie is a delightful destination. I know, the thought of a Pittsburgher heading there for anything other than a Steelers game may seem outrageous, but on August 25, 2016, my husband and I headed across the state line for a Getaway Weekend to

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The Best Autumn Family Activities

The Best Autumn Family Activities

My dad and I always keep an eye out for the first leaves to change color and fall every autumn. This list has some of the best Fall family activities. From nature walks and pumpkin carving, to roasting marshmallows and telling spooky tales, you are sure to find something fun for the whole family to do this autumn. Nature Walks It is said that angels

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