Refucilo Winery

Refucilo Winery

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. -Louis Pasteur It’s not certain if Dr. Juan Antonio Lora believes as Louis Pasteur that wine is the most healthful and hygienic of drinks, but he and his wife, Cecilia, believe so much in the beverage that they purchased five acres in a managed vineyard in the Mendoza province, in Argentina and sell their wines

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Take Out Food for Quarantine

Take Out Food for Quarantine

It certainly goes without saying that our current situation in the world is unprecedented and it has been quite an adjustment for all of us. The good news for us “foodies” is that plenty of options exist to quench the need for mouthwatering, comfort food. With recommendations, government orders and guidelines changing by, what seems to be by the minute, restaurants and other businesses have

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Activities for Quarantine

Activities for Quarantine

Staying home is a new concept for many extroverts, especially when they weren’t planning on having to stay home for a long duration. Luckily, there are many local businesses offering solutions during life in the time of COVID-19. Whether you’re looking for a way to entertain your children while school is canceled or wanting to help support a local business, we’ve compiled a list of

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Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Reminiscent of an old school cafeteria or lunch counter from back in the day, the Federal Galley located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, near the Children’s Museum, certainly doesn’t disappoint. It was a chilly Saturday morning, leap day to be exact, and it was obvious where many chose to spend their “extra Saturday” of the year. Federal Galley was bustling with people all around. The long,

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Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh’s Signature Sandwich

Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh's Signature Sandwich

Philly has its cheesesteak. New Orleans has its po’boy. New England has its lobster roll. If Pittsburgh has a signature sandwich, it would have to be the Primanti sandwich. As is often the case, necessity is the mother of invention, and it is believed that the first sandwich was created in 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich, while playing cards, asked that his meat be

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Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Last February, aisles filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and frilly, cards of romantic exclamations were missing a Valentine’s Day staple. The long-beloved Sweethearts failed to grace the shelves of grocery stores and supermarkets across America, as their production was halted last year when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” reigns supreme

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Eat’n Park Bringing Food and Smiles to Pittsburghers for 7 Decades

Eat’n Park Bringing Food and Smiles to Pittsburghers for 7 Decades

For many Pittsburghers, they have never known a time without Eat’n Park restaurants, which was founded in 1949 before many of them were even born. Eat’n Park’s first location opened on June 6 of that year on Saw Mill Run Boulevard and was a sensation from the start. So much so, that the grand opening caused a traffic jam on Route 51 necessitating that the

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Four Twelve Project: A Wine & Dinery

Four Twelve Project: A Wine & Dinery

“We’re not a chain,” said Kevin Romasco, who with his wife, Josie, and another couple, Josh and April Egal, opened Four Twelve Project Winery and Dinery this past February. “We use locally-sourced products and offer a farm-to-table menu. And when I say farm-to-table, we take into consideration how many hands have touched the product. In our case, it’s the farmer, the butcher, and then us.”

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This Ice Cream Will Put a Spell On You

This Ice Cream Will Put a Spell On You

Finding good vegan ice cream can seem like something of an oxymoron. All too often, dairy-free ice cream lacks the creaminess of real ice cream. It also tends to have an aftertaste of pretending to be something it’s not. That’s why I was so surprised by the deliciousness of Sugar Spell Scoops’s amazing vegan ice cream. This past weekend, we decided to give it a

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Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

Pamela’s in the Strip: Review

On a spring Thursday morning we found ourselves visiting a few stores in the Strip District.  It was  about eleven AM when we realized we hadn’t stopped for breakfast. I suggested Pamela’s. I would not have made that suggestion on the weekends or in prime breakfast or lunch times, but at 11AM on a Thursday I was sure it was a good idea. Our two

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