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2019 Best of the 'Burgh Readers' Poll Winners

Thousands of nominations, hundreds of thousands of votes, and the winners are ...

Bob Pompeani's Five Best Things about Pittsburgh

When Pompeani isn’t playing 18 holes of golf, he’s on KDKA-TV, reporting on Pittsburghers’ favorite sports teams and players. Like them, Pompeani has a heart that bleeds black and gold and bursts with Pittsburgh pride.

5 Funniest People in Pittsburgh (You Haven’t Heard Of)

There’s always been comedy in Pittsburgh. Several famous comics have risen through the ranks; others have performed here. But a comedy community in Pittsburgh — that’s something new. Thanks to a decade-plus of exponential growth, the city is soaked with improv, sketch, stand-up and more.

5 Great Ways to Unwind in Pittsburgh

No matter how much stress there is in your life, it’s nice to find an escape. PM Editor Brian Hyslop gets the most enjoyment out of spending time with friends and family — but since he's not willing to share them with you, here are his favorite ways to unwind that you can discover too.

5 Best Pittsburgh-Area Diners Where You Could See Rick Sebak

Sebak is the foremost expert on the diners of the Pittsburgh region — he made the documentary “Pennsylvania Diners and Other Roadside Restaurants” in 1993 and has been frequenting local greasy spoons ever since. We asked him to share his picks for the area’s five best.

5 Best Places Not in Allegheny County

As Pittsburgh Magazine’s resident Beaver Countian, Content Coordinator Jesseca Muslin is a strong advocate of the fact that while the city is great, other places in the region have so much to offer, too. Here are a few of her favorite hangs outside of Allegheny County.

5 Best (Non-Food Related) Things about Pittsburgh

Dining critic and Associate Editor Hal B. Klein is one of the lucky people that gets to intertwine his work interests with his life interests. However, he does sometimes spend time doing things that don’t involve eating or drinking.

5 Best Music Venues in the Pittsburgh Area

After attending hundreds of concerts in Pittsburgh everywhere from 300-cap rooms to a 23,000-person pavilion, here are the best places to hear live music.

5 Best Pittsburgh-Area Dog Parks

“Although it would probably be better to have my dog write this, his poor keyboard skills force me to step in,” says Cristina Holtzer, PM social media coordinator.

5 Best Pittsburgh-Area Restaurants of the Global Majority

Liana ManEese founded The Center on Interracial Relationships and says that “sometimes we forget that Pittsburgh isn’t just a binary opposition of races, but a smorgasbord of flavors brought here by people sharing their very specific styles of cooking.”

5 Must-Follow Pittsburgh Influencers

Former TV reporter Kelly Brennan launched a motherhood and lifestyle blog to focus on making the mom life easier for other women. Kellybrennan412.com is a space for readers to laugh, feel empowered and discover new products and tips/hacks for everyday life. Here is who she follows:

5 Pittsburgh-Area Restorations Worth a Second Look

As the magazine’s HOME editor, Jessica Sinichak loves a good architectural comeback. She was particularly tickled to include the Kaufman House (which is near her current home in Cranberry) and her hometown of Verona on this year’s list.

5 Best Places to Photograph Pittsburgh (Besides Mt. Washington)

With nearly 250,000 followers across social media, photographer Dave DiCello's goal is to share “the ever-evolving, yet always beautiful, Pittsburgh region” with as many people as possible. Here are places where you can get a stunning photo.

5 Murals Worth Discovering in Pittsburgh

I will risk any number of traffic patterns and go out of my way to spot the gorgeous, mysterious, building-length mural of the bride on Penn Avenue in Garfield. She inspired me to seek out other pieces of public art everyone should slow down a little for.

5 Best Places to Broaden Your Community

Claudy Pierre is a chef and owner of Arnold’s Coffee & Tea on the North Side and Eminent Hospitality Solutions catering company. But his passion for food is matched by his drive to better his community. These are the events Pierre won’t miss.

5 Best Spots to Hang Out with Your Dog

For those who can’t stand the idea of leaving their dogs home alone on a beautiful day, these dog-friendly stores, restaurants and bars in the Pittsburgh area welcome humans and canines alike.

5 Races You (Yes, You) Can Run This Year

Even novice runners can work their way up to these fun and (mildly) challenging races.

The 5 Best Seats at PPG Paints Arena

From ultra-premium experiences to bargains with great views, here are five perfect places to watch the Pens.

Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Don’t resign yourself to the gym treadmills just yet – fall is one of the best times of the year to get outside and pound the pavement, surrounded by falling leaves and the possibility of grabbing a hot latte on the way home.

Love Sourdough? Find the Best There Is at These Five Bake Shops

We dove into the local artisan bread scene to find the best places that bake naturally leavened bread in Pittsburgh.
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PM on KD: Recent Restaurant Openings

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