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July 2010

July 2010

Features

Home Sweet Dome

Home Sweet Dome

For a half-century, Pittsburgh’s iconic Mellon Arena, an engineering marvel and shining symbol of the city’s post-war renaissance, has hosted championship teams, all-stars, icons and legends. Now, the landmark is ready for a swan song of its own. Join us for a last look back at life under the dome we called home.
Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats

Our Guide to the best burgers, sandwiches and ethnic fare in town. The secret to eating well on a budget? Go ethnic!
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Planet Holly-wood

Planet Holly-wood

Pittsburgh native Holly Joy Gaines comes full circle as the actress and singer’s star orbits Hollywood and back again.
Ale-American Summer

Ale-American Summer

Iron City Brewing may have moved East, but these three city microbreweries are thriving in its wake.
New Kid on the Dock

New Kid on the Dock

"Deadliest Catch’s" Newest, Wildest Captain is Steel-City Tough.
Facebook Empire: FarmVille & Mafia Wars

Facebook Empire: FarmVille & Mafia Wars

How the globalized worlds of FarmVille and Mafia Wars were created by brainiacs from our own backyard. PLUS, your chance to win FarmVille cash from Pittsburgh Magazine!
Secret Agent L

Secret Agent L

She secretly strikes Pittsburgh with random acts of kindness then documents them on one of the web's most fun, fascinating, inspiring sites.

Archive »Sports

A Civic Renewal

A Civic Renewal

Pittsburgh-area architect Robert S. Pfaffmann lays down his plan for renewing the Mellon Arena.
Wood-Be Gentleman

Wood-Be Gentleman

Pittsburgh Steeler LaMarr Woodley demonstrates humility and class, both on the field and off.

Archive »Sebak's Secrets of the City

The Possibilities of an Excellent Breakfast

The Possibilities of an Excellent Breakfast

There are lots of local places for eggs, bacon and wonderful surprises.

Archive »Living

Midsummer's White Dream

Midsummer's White Dream

Delightfully romantic, airy and light, the bright neutral shade is showing an incandescent influence on everything from fashion to home furnishings.
Open-Air Kitchen

Open-Air Kitchen

Southern-style living in a Northern backyard: Jim and Debbi Diggs enjoy a luxurious outdoor kitchen.

Archive »Dwellings

Open-Air Kitchen

Open-Air Kitchen

Southern-style living in a Northern backyard: Jim and Debbi Diggs enjoy a luxurious outdoor kitchen.

Archive »Taste

Bits & Bites

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Straight from the pod, fresh English peas are an early summer treat worth savoring.
Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Don't stake your whole menu on meat during barbecue season. Here's an egg-citing idea for your grill that replaces or complements non-veggie options.
Habitat

Habitat

Nestled in Fairmont Pittsburgh, downtown's new environmentally friendly hotel, Habitat offers a taste of the Pacific Ocean near the three rivers.

Archive »Chris Fennimore

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Don't stake your whole menu on meat during barbecue season. Here's an egg-citing idea for your grill that replaces or complements non-veggie options.

Archive »Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

What's new in health, diet and nutrition.

Archive »Datebook

Lectures, Talks & Tours: July 2010

Tours go deep and wide this month, while writers delve into what moves them.

Classical Music: July 2010

Fireworks, apple pie, sunscreen and Tchaikovsky: It’s a classical July in Pittsburgh.

Theater: July 2010

Local stages put on performances this month that are out of this welt.
Bill Toms and Hard Rain: "Live at Moondog's"

Bill Toms and Hard Rain: "Live at Moondog's"

Sammy Nestico and The SWR Big Band: "Fun Time"

Sammy Nestico and The SWR Big Band: "Fun Time"

Calendar

Calendar

Smell the lilies, gather at the Regatta with Zambelli’s fireworks for July 4, go car crazy at the Vintage Grand Prix, explore lawn bowling and try a Grandview experience.

Classical Music

Fireworks, apple pie, sunscreen and Tchaikovsky: It’s a classical July in Pittsburgh.

Exhibits

It’s summertime, and the seeing is easy: A film exhibit and a film festival, a history-museum reopening and more hot sights around the region.
The Words on Gist Street

The Words on Gist Street

From a humble beginning in an Uptown studio space, the Gist Street Readings have grown—during the course of almost a decade—into one of the area’s premier reading series.

Film & Nightlife: July 2010

One downtown hotel bar to avoid—and another worth a stop. Plus, there’s a secretive movie walking the shadow of The Joker.
"Fragile Beasts" by Tawni O’Dell

"Fragile Beasts" by Tawni O’Dell

Family Events: July 2010

Why leave town? Enjoy an action packed stay-cation right here in Three Rivers City. There’s the Regatta, great fireworks, vintage cars, lots of ways to stay cool and more.

Archive »PittGirl's Last Laugh

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride