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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

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Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes

Mom’s Roasted Turkey and Stuffing While the chefs at Popular Pittsburgh love good food, like most Pittsburghers, we are a practical lot, interested in preparing delicious dishes with the least fuss, and with ingredients that don’t require a loan from the bank.   Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese This is one of my favorite salads. The flavors delivered from roasting the beets is fantastic. 

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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 that initial visit, I’ve returned to the Sesame Inn a half-dozen times, and I have never left disappointed. I

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Bars We Like

Bars We Like

If you Google fictional bars, a long list of watering holes comes up, ranging from The Sopranos’ The Bada Bing, Harry Potter’s The Hog’s Head, Archie Bunker’s Kelsey’s to the iconic television show set in a bar, Cheers. Whether we like to admit it or not, bars, taverns, pubs, biergartens and whatever else you choose to call them, play an important part in most of

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Summer Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to put the Zing in your Spring. Roasted Carrots I love recipes that have just a few ingredients, that take just a few steps, where you end up with something that’s absolutely delicious.  You can cook frozen carrots in a few minutes, but you’re not going to

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Spring Recipes

Spring Recipes

Welcome to our “Spring Recipes”! A perfect place to find an easy to follow recipe sure to put the zing in your Spring. Rhubarb Jam Rhubarb Jam is a sweet seasonal treat favored by many western Pennsylvanians. Roast Leg of Lamb Roast Leg of Lamb is a savory and succulent dish perfect for Spring dinner parties. Simple Spring Vegetable Simple Spring Vegetable Soup is good

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Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Winter Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to warm your home & soul on a cold winter’s night!   Chicken Pot Pie Soup A very quick, flexible recipe for those who have a hectic schedule but still want a tasty meal.   Baked Cod Yields: 4 servings Prep:    Approx. 30 minutes from start

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Great Coffee Shops in the Pittsburgh Area

Great Coffee Shops in the Pittsburgh Area

How great are coffee shops? Not only do they provide cups of coffee, but they provide a wonderful place in which to meet. When you need to meet with someone, but meeting at your home or office is just not practical, a coffee shop provides a great neutral venue. In years past, business leaders often met in smoke-filled social clubs or over three Martini lunches at restaurants, but with the passage of time, the coffee shop

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What’s Your Favorite Meal?

What's Your Favorite Meal?

We hope to give you some “food for thought”! This list features good food and came from our staff, friends and readers. Just good meals: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or even a snack. We didn’t ask about the parking, the service or the price. We simply asked, “What’s your favorite meal, and where do you get it?” Whenever you can’t decide where you want to go

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