NoWait App Debuts in Pittsburgh

Download this locally made app to cut the line at area eateries, including game-day hot spots such as Rivertowne.

Franktuary Lawrenceville photo by John Altdorfer


We’ve been waiting anxiously since this was first announced, and now, it's finally here: NoWait, an app that allows users to skip the line at busy restaurants, officially launches here this weekend. The rest of the country won’t be able to sign up until 2014 (just one more reason our city is better than all the others).

The app, which was realized here as well, will allow users to view “real-time” wait time. In addition, they can add their name to a participating restaurant’s wait-list without actually being present and then track their place in line. When a user's table is ready, they can just take their seats.

Some of the participating restaurants are Rivertowne, Jerome Bettis Grille 36, Burgatory, BRGR, the Harris and Shiloh grills, Franktuary and Primanti's in Cranberry Township.

NoWait is available (for free) in the Apple app store.


#Perks: Visit The Frick for free, thanks to RADical Days

Before you skip the lines at your favorite eateries this weekend, visit a museum for free. RADical Days is an annual program that enables folks to check out local establishments and performances without paying a dime; this year, it runs Sept. 21 through Nov. 10.

Tomorrow, you can explore the Frick Art & Historical Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or see what goes on at the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club from noon to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, stop by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. for World Kaleidoscope, featuring Jasiri X, a local hip-hop artist and community activist.

Click here for a full RADical Days schedule.


#Community: Saturday event celebrates future of Hazelwood


There’s a building at 5000 Second Ave. in Hazelwood. Not much is happening there right now — but if neighborhood residents get their way, it will turn into a bustling center of community life and learning.

The Heinz Endowments is partnering with ACTION-Housing, the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh and groups within Hazelwood to turn the building into a library and community center, and they’re celebrating the incoming landmark this Saturday. “Envisioning a Better Tomorrow” kicks off at 11 a.m., and will feature family activities, food and performances by COL Jazz and KRUNK Movement (programs of Center of Life, a Hazelwood nonprofit also involved in the project).

Head down to 5000 Second Ave. tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a live look at a neighborhood being reborn.


 What’s going on this weekend?


  • Have you ever thought of taking a glass-blowing class but haven’t had the chance? Grab your some friends and head to the Pittsburgh Glass Center tonight. — Friday, 6-11 p.m.
  • Join the Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild as it presents artwork from local guild members that explores themes of sanctuary. — Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
  • With more than 200 workshops, livestock demonstrations, local and organic food vendors and more, the Sustainable Living Event at Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be a fun and educational experience. — Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.
  • The fourth annual Lebo Brew Fest will take place at the Academy Avenue parking lot in Mt. Lebanon. Sample beers, listen to music and support the Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial. — Saturday, 4-7 p.m.
  • Calling all foodies! Make your way to the Fall Flavors of Market Square to sample food from 14 different local restaurants. Use the code “PghMag” to purchase half-price tickets in advance. — Saturday, 2-5 p.m.


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