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Pittsburgh’s Soup Nancys: “Serving Up Soup for You”

As it seems that every culture likes soup, soup may be the lingua franca (common language) of the culinary world. Pittsburgh is fortunate to have two remarkable cooks, Linzee Mihalcin and Sara Raszewski, who speak soup language better than anyone else. The women are the owners of Soup Nancys, and their business has been “piping hot” since they arrived on the scene at the Pittsburgh

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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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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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Brown Bag Turkey Disaster

Brown Bag Turkey Disaster

Thanksgiving can be a confusing and overwhelming time when it comes to cooking. You’re not alone when it comes to Thanksgiving cooking horror stories. 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 claims a moist and delicious result. After some time in the oven,

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Breakfast in Pittsburgh, Anyone?

Breakfast is often overlooked, but it is the most important meal of the day. 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. My list began

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Tapping into the Beer Scene 

Pittsburgh’s Historic Beer Pedigree In Pittsburgh, the only flowing thing more beloved than our rivers is beer! Soon after people settled in the region, brewing began.  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 James O’Hara, making it the first commercial brewery in the

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Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Our Entrepreneur of the month: Michael Ocilka will make your life the best it can be with longevity planning services. From writers and business coaches to tech companies, Pittsburgh is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs. Michael Ocilka, CLTC LTCEPP The biggest financial risk Americans face today is “not dying.” One’s Longevity Planning (retirement, life and LTC insurance, Medicare) should be a comprehensive, holistic

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