Best of the 'Burgh 2014: Readers' Poll

Sports teams. Wing nights. Farmers Markets. Here's the most popular stuff in town.




 

Record Store
Jerry’s

Artist
Rene Gebhart

Cinema
Manor Theater

Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum

Dance Troupe
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Art Gallery
The Andy Warhol Museum

Arts Festival
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

Live Reading Series
Arcade Comedy Theater Live Reads

Jazz Venue
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

Theater Company
Pittsburgh Public Theater

Place to Be Artistic
Painting with a Twist

Romantic Spot
Mount Washington

Bar Band
Bastard Bearded Irishmen

Place for an Outing with Friends
Painting with a Twist

Place to Catch Live Music
Stage AE

Family Event
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

write-in: Comedy Venue
Arcade Comedy Theater

Blogger
Summer Wind by Sydney Carver

Humanitarian
Amy Capiross

Morning Drive Team
DVE Morning Show

Radio Host
Mark Madden

Sports Reporter
Bob Pompeani

Athlete
Sidney Crosby

Team
Penguins

Meteorologist
Ashley Dougherty

Novelist
Stewart O’Nan

Columnist
Tony Norman

Comedian
Matt Light

Bartender
John Skelley, Hyde Park

write-in: Man About Town
Rick Sebak

 


 

Little Bites
Tamari

Pancake
Pamela’s P&G Diner

Local Brewery
East End Brewing Co.

Bar for Lingering
Bigham Tavern

New Bar
Blue Line Grille

Slice of Pizza
Mineo’s Pizza House

Carryout
Cafe Chocolade

Local Java
Coffee Tree Roasters

Late-Night Menu
Primanti Bros.

Taco
Smoke bbq taqueria

Farmers Market
Market Square

Candy Shop
Sarris Candies

Hole in the Wall (tie)
Tram’s Kitchen
Gooski’s
Jack’s
Big Jim’s
Just Cousins Bar

Bed and Breakfast
Inn on Negley

Frozen Treat
Rita’s

Soul Food
Carmi Restaurant

Wing Night
Bigham Tavern

write-in: Hot Dog
Smith’s

 


 

Antique Store
Antique Center of Strabane

Florist
Hepatica

Party Planner
Perfectly Planned by Shari

Jeweler
Henne

Shoe Store
Little’s

Bridal Boutique
Glitter & Grit

Home-Decor Spot
Home Goods

Clothing Boutique
Pavement

Consignment Store
Avalon Exchange

Gift Shop
Wildcard

Culinary Retailer
Sur La Table

Hair Salon
Tula Organic

Spa
Metamorphosis

Groomer
The Dog Stop

Pet Resort
The Dog Stop

Pet Boutique
Petagogy

Dog Walker
Dog Gone Walking

Greenhouse
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

write-in: Spray Tan
Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning

 


 

View of the City
Mount Washington

Golf Course
Oakmont Country Club

Park
Frick Park

Fitness Club
Keystone Health Club

Playground
Blue Slide Park at Frick Park

Trail
The Montour Trail

Ice-Skating Rink
The Rink at PPG Place

Hiking Spot
Frick Park

write-in: Crossfit Gym
KSX Health Club

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A History of Pittsburgh, in 50 Artifacts

A History of Pittsburgh, in 50 Artifacts

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A History of Pittsburgh, in 50 Artifacts

A History of Pittsburgh, in 50 Artifacts

For a city only two centuries old, Pittsburgh has amassed a surprising amount of history. To assemble this collection of 50 of the region’s most fascinating historical artifacts, we hunted through museums, archives and private collections. We also looked for things many of us might pass each day without appreciating their significance.
The Origins of Isaly’s: It's Not What You Think

The Origins of Isaly’s: It's Not What You Think

Tracing the story of the chain back to its roots — which, surprisingly, are not in Pittsburgh.
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After making films focused on Pittsburgh, Sokolow is rising through the ranks of U.S. women documentarians.
Restaurant Review: Salem's Market & Grill in the Strip District

Restaurant Review: Salem's Market & Grill in the Strip District

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