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Best of the 'Burgh 2016: Kids & Family

Our editors' FRESH TAKES on our favorite Pittsburgh things, including the best place to go glamping and an intriguing way to "Listen to Your Mother."



Best Place for Moms to Share Their Stories
 

Listen to Your Mother Production
At this year’s “Listen to Your Mother” production on the Friday before Mother’s Day, one woman described her battle with bipolar disorder. Another spoke about being born without a uterus and the efforts she underwent to become a mother. Yet another spoke about the … challenges … of keeping the spark alive in her marriage after a baby came along (her monologue began: “We had been drinking the night we bought the sex chair.”). The 14 performers who were chosen for this year’s show at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall made the audience laugh, cry and open up about their own experiences, which is the organizers’ goal. Ten percent of ticket proceeds from this annual show go to a local charity centered around women and children. —LD

[listentoyourmothershow.com/pittsburgh; photo by Ashley Mikula]
 


 

Best Way to Camp, Minus the Sleeping Bag
 

Whispering Pines Farm in Cabot offers "glamping," a luxury version of camping

If every tent came with a queen-size bed with Ralph Lauren sheets, a vase of fresh-cut flowers on the bedside table and a wood floor, more folks might be lured to the great outdoors. Go glamping at the secluded 34-acre Whispering Pines Farm in Cabot, and your tent will be stylishly appointed by co-owner Kerry McCann. Bike the nearby trail or go antiquing, then wind down with a private romantic campfire. In the morning, room service — continental breakfast with homemade jam — will arrive, delivered by a John Deere Gator. —MH

[201 Winsome Lane, Cabot, Butler County; 724/568-7463, whisperingpinesfarmpa.com]
 

 

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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.

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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.
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