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A Pittsburgher's Determination Gave Us the Big Mac

A Pittsburgher's Determination Gave Us the Big Mac

Our dining critic recounts the story of the iconic burger's invention in Pittsburgh a half-century ago.

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Opera Makes for Unusual (and Delightful) Pairing at Allegheny Wine Mixer

Opera Makes for Unusual (and Delightful) Pairing at Allegheny Wine Mixer

Opera on Tap’s monthly performance series aims to democratize the art form.

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Learning the Art of Safe Mushroom Foraging

Learning the Art of Safe Mushroom Foraging

Artist and forager Sarah Banach's “Foolproof Five” illustration identifies which mushrooms are easy to identify and safe to eat.

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New Menu Items Coming to Chengdu Gourmet in Squirrel Hill

New Menu Items Coming to Chengdu Gourmet in Squirrel Hill

Executive chef/owner Wei Zhu is fired up after a month-long trip to China.

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Pittsburgh to Host Nation’s First Black Beer Festival

Pittsburgh to Host Nation’s First Black Beer Festival

Day Bracey and Ed Bailey of Drinking Partners Podcast and Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture online magazine will bring 12 black-owned breweries to Pittsburgh in August for Fresh Fest.

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A Pop-Up Bar in Pittsburgh that Serves a Sober Alternative

A Pop-Up Bar in Pittsburgh that Serves a Sober Alternative

Empath provides the vibe and social space of a bar, as well as stepped up beverage service ... without the alcohol.

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Willow Restaurant in the North Hills Lands a New Chef

Willow Restaurant in the North Hills Lands a New Chef

Aaron Allen comes to Willow by way of 2-star Daniel in New York City. Plus, Greta Harmon joins the staff of the Ohio Township hideaway as the restaurant's new bar manager.

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Chatham University's CRAFT to Celebrate Regional Food With a Storytelling Dinner

Chatham University's CRAFT to Celebrate Regional Food With a Storytelling Dinner

The six-course dinner features chefs Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farm.

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The Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off Is Back

The Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off Is Back

The date is set for the return of one of PM dining critic Hal B. Klein's favorite food events of 2017. Pittsburgh Magazine has a first look at the competing teams.

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What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me

What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me

Reflecting on the loss of a person so many of us admired.

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Pittsburgh Rings, Sings and Dances into the New Year

Pittsburgh Rings, Sings and Dances into the New Year

“Highmark’s First Night Pittsburgh” features 100 performances for kids of all ages and, of course, fireworks for everyone.

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The Mon Wharf Switchback Paves a Route to the River

The Mon Wharf Switchback Paves a Route to the River

The new ramp to the Monongahela River provides a way for bikers and walkers to access the riverfront.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
First Look: Seasons in Etna

First Look: Seasons in Etna

David Bulman’s hyper-local, 12-seat restaurant has the potential to become a dining destination.

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Apteka and Whitfield Team Up for a Vegan Christmas Meal

Apteka and Whitfield Team Up for a Vegan Christmas Meal

The latest installment of Bethany Zozula's Sharing Knives dinner series brings Apteak co-owners Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski in for an Eastern European feast.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

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.

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

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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At Jergel's, It's Beers and Grub Near Some Rock and Roll

At Jergel's, It's Beers and Grub Near Some Rock and Roll

The Warrendale venue makes seeing a show feel like an easygoing night out.

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Five Essential December Events in Pittsburgh

Five Essential December Events in Pittsburgh

A creepy Christmas, Cleveland comics and more December happenings.

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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
When I Realized the True Meaning of the Army-Navy Game

When I Realized the True Meaning of the Army-Navy Game

As Army veteran and Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva sees it, Army-Navy is football at its core in a setting that transcends the sport.​

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Trust in Roethlisberger Remains Steelers’ Best Option

Trust in Roethlisberger Remains Steelers’ Best Option

We’re about to find out if that late-game meltdown in Denver last week was an aberration or a revelation.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: At Eternity's Gate

The 400-Word Review: At Eternity's Gate

It's a fair Vincent Van Gogh biopic, but fails to make a strong impression.

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The 400-Word Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

The 400-Word Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

It's tough to take a setting this creepy and waste it, but this limp possession flick manages to do just that.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Overseas Adventures Lead to Pittsburgh Weddings

Overseas Adventures Lead to Pittsburgh Weddings

These couples made the trip that would take them from dating to engaged.

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On Theme Weddings with Style

On Theme Weddings with Style

These brides went beyond a color scheme for their wedding day to work in an entire theme.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Historic Larimer Schoolhouse Will Graduate to Apartment Complex

Historic Larimer Schoolhouse Will Graduate to Apartment Complex

Federal funds will be used to turn to the vacant Romanesque-style building into 35 mixed-income apartments.

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Allegheny County Could Pay You to Convert Your Wood Burning Fireplace

Allegheny County Could Pay You to Convert Your Wood Burning Fireplace

In the hopes of reducing air pollution and improving indoor air quality — particularly for those with asthma — the county health department is conducting a program to convert open-hearth fireplaces into vented gas-burning appliances.

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