Our Top 10 Stories of 2020

The pandemic, food and drink, real estate and things to make you smile generated the most interest among readers this year.


10 COVID-19 Memes That Will Bring a Smile to Your Face
From toilet paper shortages to hand sanitizer, people across the nation are finding ways to bring humor to a bad situation.

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Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Our annual roundup of Pittsburgh’s Best Restaurants covers a lot of ground. The list includes everything from fine dining at a resort hotel to a scrappy farm-to-table breakfast and lunch counter in Bloomfield.
Editor’s note: We have removed the restaurants that have closed since this feature was first published in May 2019 and no new restaurants have been added to the list. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we recommend you check with individual restaurants regarding service hours and availability of on-premise dining/takeout prior to visiting.

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My Favorite Room: The Fettermans’ Braddock Loft
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Gisele Barreto Fetterman’s home was once an indoor Chevy car dealership.

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How a Former Church Became a Hallowed Home
Remie Ferreira spent three years turning a 165-year-old former church on the South Side into a home with modern amenities, while still retaining its historic character.

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Pitt Scientists Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine
The vaccine, if proven effective and approved by the FDA, would be delivered in a skin patch.

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What’s With the Witches on the Water at North Park?
Spectators on the shore loved it but the ducks appeared a bit confused.

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The Best Bars in Pittsburgh
From contemporary cocktail lounges to historic neighborhood gems, our updated Best Bars list has you set for a night on the town.
Editor’s note: This feature was written before the pandemic and all of these establishments are closed until at least Jan. 4. 


Two More Pittsburgh Restaurants Are Closing for Good
The Fairlane in Mt. Lebanon and Larder of East End in Larimer are two of many restaurants that closed for good in 2020.

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Governor Issues New Pandemic Restrictions in Pennsylvania
Among them was a ban on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption at bars and restaurants on Thanksgiving Eve.

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Best of the Burgh Readers’ Poll Winners
Among them is a KDKA-TV favorite, chosen by our readers as their favorite news personality. Celina Pompeani brings charm and authenticity to morning broadcasts.

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