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On the move? New to town, or just a new neighborhood? If you haven’t tried transit before maybe now is the time. Port Authority has convenient and frequent service to and from the urban areas of Pittsburgh. East Liberty is the heart of the East End’s transit service. Many Port Authority bus routes use the East Busway to bypass local traffic including the P1 and P3 from East Liberty’s busway station which offer quick rides to Downtown and Oakland. Various other routes have stops on Penn Ave. and serve just about anywhere in the East End of the city. Living Downtown? You CAN get anywhere from here. You can catch a bus or T to almost anywhere in Allegheny County. Groceries in the Strip District, take the 88. For all the flavor of Lawrenceville the 91 works. Nearly all of Port Authority's 100 routes travel in and out of Downtown. For more neighborhoods go to onthemove.portauthority.org and make this town your own.
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Publishing a magazine is hard work. As the team of talented executives and creatives at LOCALpittsburgh welcome me with open arms, I can’t help but to be pretty excited about the stories we’ve worked on for this issue. Ringing in the scary, is our Fright Night article, a little piece about haunted attractions and real hauntings in the surrounding area. For this project, I actually interviewed a ghost hunter. It was weird and exciting and weird all in the same hand. Did I mention it was weird? Because it was. Our other stories include the always popular Bicycle Heaven, the museum that sleeveless shirts made, a feature on great gastropubs that are flying under the radar, and how to navigate all of the new ways to get transportation around the city.
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Start Ups: La Dorita
Fearless Warrior: What’s makes you fearless?
Take a look into some of the ‘Burgh’s most haunted places, and get some tips from our resident ghost hunter.
A look inside the kitchen incubator project rooted in the Sharpsburg community
The yoga mega conference is coming to the ‘Burgh, and they’re bringing a whole lot of happy.
Plates: Below The Radar
People of Pittsburgh: What are you afraid of?
Four neighborhood gastropubs that your taste buds will thank you for.
The #localrover hits the streets to find out what people are afraid of most.
Impact: Pittsburgh Moves…For You.
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The Darkhorse Rises: Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Highmark Stadium
A guide for navigating the ever-changing landscape of public transportation.
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Quaker Church: Perryopolis, PA
Located in a cemetery on Quaker Road, the church has been a place for satanic rituals, and a hotbed for paranormal activity. The area has since been fenced off from the general public, and is patrolled by local police, but is still an active ghost area.
A spooky guide for your Halloween adventures. For a large portion of us (not me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty much a 5-year-old when it comes to horror), Halloween brings out our morbid curiosity of zombies, haunted houses, and things that make us feel weird inside. So, if you want to have the living daylights scared out of you, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our list of the top 5 most haunted places in the area, along with the top 5 scare attractions. Happy haunting.
Frick Mansion (Clayton House): Point Breeze, PA
In 1883, American Industrialist, Henry Clay Frick took up residence at The Clayton House with his wife and children. The family moved to New York, but his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, eventually returned to her favorite home, where she died in 1984. Many believe the ghost of Helen Clay Frick watches over her childhood home. Guards have reported footsteps on the third floor of the house, as well as imprints on beds in the museum.
Carnegie Library: Connellsville, PA
Purchased in 1899, the library was built on Connell Graveyard. Although the bodies were moved, the spirits apparently liked hanging there. Heavy activity is documented to this day, and there are reportedly two young boys that read books in the basement.
1201 Bruce Hall (University of Pittsburgh): Oakland, PA
In the 1920’s, the owner’s mistress or wife committed suicide in the suite. Over the years, students and staff have reported footsteps in the stairwells, hearing a woman’s voice, one instance where the fireplace was reignited, and there were several instances with unfolded banquet table napkins.
The Mon Valley: Charleroi, Elizabeth, Donara, Monessen
According to Shawn Kelly, a paranormal investigator for the past 20 years and the founder of the Pittsburgh Paranormal Society, The Mon Valley is the most haunted place in Pittsburgh, citing an extreme amount of activity.
Anatomy of a Ghost Hunter
Shawn Kelly discovered he could see ghosts after a near death experience in the 80’s.
“I didn’t see the light when I died, I saw darkness. It smelled really bad, and it was grey.” He’s been seeing and talking to ghosts for over 20 years. He’s been kicked, punched, bitten, and scratched by ghosts. He’s also danced with a ghost, with a roomful of people watching on.
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“Ghosts can hurt you, drive you to insanity, but if you treat the spirits with respect, they will do the same.” Shawn is the founder of Pittsburgh Paranormal Society, he was featured on Ghosthunters, and is the producer of many ghost-related YouTube programs.
(1) Scarehouse: Ranked by the Travel Channel as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions. www.scarehouse.com
So, you want to be a Ghosthunter? You’ll need these:
• K2 Meter: Picks up electromagnetic signals. • EVP: Electronic voice phenomenon, digital voice recorder. • Handheld DVR camera with remote access.
• Ghost box: Transistor radio, it spins in a circular motion that can pick up answers through the frequencies. • Digital cameras • LOTS of batteries. • Shawn Kelly’s signs that your house might be haunted: - Growling - Missing Items - Hearing Voices, Calling of Your Name - Temperature Changes
(2) Trundle Manor: Probably the weirdest place in Pittsburgh, next to Wal-Mart. www.trundlemanor.com
(4) West Deer Nightmare: So scary you’ll throw up in your mouth…Twice. www.westdeernightmare.com
(3) Haunted Hillside: Actor Driven and Adrenaline Pushed haunt founded by Special Effects artist, Shawn Ronzio. www.hauntedhillside.com
(5) Haunted Pittsburgh: Guided Tour of Downtown’s haunted historical places. www.hauntedpittsburghtours.com
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US government, which viewed the instability of the region as a threat to national power.
During the late 18th century, immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and Germany settled in Western Pennsylvania, bringing with them the craft of whiskey and beer distillation. Almost immediately immigrants set up stills for not only their own consumption, but for sale to support their newfound lifestyle. Unfortunately for the frontiersman, whiskey soon became a controversial political topic, especially for socio-economic purposes. After advice from Secretary of State Alexander Hamilton, President George Washington introduced an excise tax on domestic and imported liquor in 1791 to assist in paying off debts from the Revolutionary War. This proved to be extremely unpopular to frontier distillers who viewed this as a direct attack on their personal lifestyles derived from greed from the government. Western Pennsylvania was an especially hostile environment for tax collectors; according to historian Gerald Carson, a mob of 5,000 men marched on Pittsburgh threatening 12
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to burn the city. They were met by city officials who dissuaded the mob by promising to banish known tax collectors and by bribing them with, what else, whiskey. Early resistance in Western Pennsylvania was limited in four counties: Allegheny, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland. Over the course of the rebellion, frontiersman used violent and intimidating methods to prevent tax collectors from doing their job, despite pleas from local politicians to use nonviolent means. From 1791-1793, Pittsburgh officials held local meetings culminating in two major conventions; one in 1791 led by moderate politicians, and one in 1792 which proved to be far more radical due to the growing displeasure of the distillers. The second convention sparked major concern from the
Violence peaked in 1794, when approximately 500 men attacked the fortified home of tax inspector General John Neville, in what it now known as the Battle of Bower Hill. The outcome of the battle further incensed the rebels, who lost their leader, Major John McFarlane, in the skirmish. Following this event, 7,000 rebels gathered at Braddockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Field in Allegheny County to continue the protest and destroy the property of those who opposed them. Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response sent 13,000 militiamen to the region to quell the uprising and the violence, thus ending the organized rebellion. Throughout this tumultuous time, Pittsburgh remained relatively untouched due to the efforts of anti-violence leaders such as Hugh Brackenridge, who played a large role in the 1791 convention. After Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suppression of the rebellion, leaders of the insurrection were arrested and taken to Philadelphia for trial; of which 24 men were indicted with high treason. Only two men were convicted of crimes. Of those was Philip Wigle, for whom the Pittsburgh distillery takes its name. As a whole, the Whiskey Rebellion proved to be a major victory for the US government, but also opened the door to more localized (and secretive) Western PA stills, despite the formal tax.
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LA DORITA: A KITCHEN SHARE WITH SOME SWAG
Written by: Aleita Hermanowski Photographed by: Julie Kahlbaugh
In 2009 Josephine Oria started La Dorita to celebrate and sell her grandmother’s recipe for Dulce de Leche. Conceived in Argentina, Dulce de Leche is a sweet milk spread that is popular in many Latin countries. Made in small batches with top-quality locally sourced ingredients, La Dorita’s sweet treat has caught on in Pittsburgh, and they now also feature a Dulce de Leche liqueur, which can be found at PA Wine & Spirits stores.
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More recently, Josephine has ventured into the kitchen share business. She and her husband, Gaston, spent many months and $30,000 to turn the kitchen in their O’Hara Township house into a commercial kitchen. Upon the birth of their fifth child they realized that there was just not enough space in the home for the business and their family. They searched for a commercial kitchen to rent but were unable to find one in the Pittsburgh area. In 2012, they found the perfect space at the site of the former Elks Lodge in Sharpsburg. They launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised $50,000 to help with renovations. The 6,000-square-ft building offers a fully licensed commercial kitchen that is equipped and designed for small food businesses. It also features a bar and dance floor that can be rented out for events and parties.
Josephine and Gaston not only provide a workspace, they offer guidance and advice on how to build relationships with local food producers and navigate the process of retail distribution. They currently have eight tenants who use the space for production, cooking classes, events and services such as wedding tastings. The shared kitchen space is a concept that builds both small business and community. Food entrepreneurs are able to rent it for small blocks of time without having to provide large amounts of capital up front. One of the biggest obstacles to starting a successful artisanal food business or catering company is lack of funds. “It’s very difficult to procure product as a small startup business because the volume isn’t there. A model like ours allows businesses to join together and order product that can be delivered to the space in Sharpsburg,” says Josephine, “The food business is one of the best industries for lower-income people to get into. Our model creates a community of like-minded businesses sharing an open environment, and is a great place for someone to get their foot in the door and make a living for themselves and their families.” La Dorita’s commercial kitchen space is available weekdays in five-hour blocks, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The shared kitchen space is a concept that builds both small business and community.
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FEAR IS A BIG SHOW STOPPER. FEAR IS PARALYZING. FEAR CATALYZES OUR FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE IN HEARTBEAT, LEAVING LITTLE TIME FOR A WELL-THOUGHT-OUT DECISION TO BE MADE IN SOME CASES. THE FEELING OF FEAR ALONE CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING US BACK FROM WHAT WE WANT IN LIFE—THE CAREER, THE PARTNER, THE HOUSE, THE TRIP, OR LIKE GHANDI SAYS, FROM BEING “THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO Written by: Janna Leyde Photographed by: Kelly Bedoloto
SEE IN THE WORLD. —LANIE FRANCIS, MD
Conquering fear is at the core of Pittsburgh’s first annual Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference, which is being held at Hotel Monaco this October. The day’s itinerary includes talks and breakout sessions featuring local leaders, along with yoga classes, meditation, and a chance to experience the fearlessness within the Pittsburgh community. Those attending will leave with a sweet swag bag and a mental toolbox full of ways to conquer their own fears and bring about positive change. “Fear causes us to pause and ponder,” says Hayley Worthman, Fearless Warrior Founder and conference director. “It is imperative to feel that fear, examine it, and work with it to move the mountains that you are intended to. Once taken head on, fear blossoms into fearlessness.”
Dr. Lanie Francis has been chosen as the keynote speaker of this first Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference. Dr. Francis is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology, and sits at the helm of the Integrative Oncology Institute at UPMC’s Cancer Center. This Integrative Oncology program, which she has developed with a team of selected service providers that range anywhere from the field of massage therapy to nutritional counseling, is shifting the paradigm of healing in Pittsburgh. Patients are offered complimentary treatments within the program’s four-part healing modality—movement, touch, nutrition, and mindfulness. Any or all are intended to work in conjunction with stan-
dard oncology treatment. This comprehensive multi-dimensional treatment program has been designed to not only help patients battle cancer, but to help manage their symptoms and improve quality of life by addressing the body, mind, and spirit. After the morning yoga class and a heathy breakfast, Dr. Francis will kick-off the day by sharing her story of connecting fear, love, and loss, which has led her to where she is today. Aside from Dr. Francis and the story behind what has inspired her to create a place that welcomes this novel approache to healing, the Fearless Warrior Conference welcomes the stories of several other change-makers and community leaders doing big things in Pittsburgh. Whether through health and fitness or overcoming personal trials, these individuals have learned the power of moving past fear and going for big change.
FEARLESS WARRIOR YOGA CONFERENCE
When: October 11, 2015 Where: Hotel Monaco - A Kimpton Hotel Why: To conquer the fear that is holding you back Tickets available at: www.fearless-warrior.com
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IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT MEN HAVE FEARS ABOUT YOGA—yoga pants, touching toes, being in a class with all women. Even though our western yoga world began as rather women-centric, it is now time for men to conquer that fear, and here are three guy-friendly reasons why.
YOU WILL BUILD MUSCLE Yoga postures increase range of motion, by addressing more muscle groups than a regular lifting routine. Meet Serratus Anterior, or “Boxer’s Muscle,” which wraps from the front ribs to the shoulder blades. A Downward Facing Dog will get right at that. Serratus is only the beginning, but don’t worry, we’re not saying ditch the gym, just allow yoga to complement your workout.
YOU WILL DE-STRESS AND DROP A PANT SIZE Yoga calls for deep abdominal breathing, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system zeros in on lowering cortisol levels, the hormone that causes belly fat. Learning to breathe deep on the mat will lower stress levels elsewhere in life. Go ahead test it out, say, during tunnel traffic or when your team is not winning.
YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE We’re talking on the street and in the bedroom. Sex experts and psychologists across the country recommend a routine yoga practice to increase stamina, improve confidence, and stave off erectile disfunction. Just 20 minutes a day, and you’ll experience an energy boost all around.
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GOING OUT FINDING PITTSBURGH’S LOCAL GEMS Written by: Jeff Rose Photographed by: Edwin Shaw
The gritty sense of neighborhood pride resonates in what some may call a “dive bar.” Here at LOCALpittsburgh, we’re kind of fancy, so we’ll call them Gastropubs. Steel workers, Monday morning quarterbacks, NFL analysts, and overall sports geniuses often debating, well, everything, frequent these hometown havens. Often forgotten by the average Joe, your local gastropub offers food, fun, and lively characters.
During the course of your busy day, you probably zip past them without a clue of all the culinary fun that’s awaiting your taste buds. The old neighborhood spot that has the absolute best hamburger, sandwich, or that weird guy that always smells like Old Spice and chicken wings. For the life of you, you can’t figure how they fit a dump truck full of goodness onto your plate for only a few dollars. The plates aren’t designed to win an award for best presentation of a leaf on top of another leaf, they’re made to fill you up so you can get back to sitting in construction traffic like the rest of normal Pittsburgh society. It feels like you’re getting away with something. Well, if this is wrong, you don’t wanna be right. And while we can’t disclose the mysteries of the dollar-to-portion formula, we can direct you to a few of our favorite spots.
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I think we are in the beginning stages of our next food trend here in Pittsburgh. Written by: Jeff Rose Photographed by: Edwin Shaw
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PAD THAI Any local chefs you really admire? To be honest, I’m horrible with names... And I’ve kinda been living in a bubble until recently. I guess I will usually go by the restaurant name more so than the chef’s names. So, my response is usually like, “Oh, the chef at Täkō?” Next food trend? I think we are in the beginning stages of our next food trend here in Pittsburgh. I personally feel that it’s going in the direction of a super laid back casual atmosphere with white table cloth quality food with a moderate price point. Best chef secret you can share with home cooks? Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid of handling a knife, or you’ll be sure to get cut; don’t be afraid of hot oil in a pan or you’ll be sure to get burned; don’t be afraid to try new things with food or you’ll be sure not experience the thrill of creating. Favorite ingredient? Favorite ingredient has to be any type of chili peppers. Love to spice it up A place you eat during your day off? Lately I’ve been just traveling around the city exploring what the chefs have to offer so I’ve been all over the board as to which restaurants I go to. That’s what makes life a little more worthwhile…Exploring.
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Stephanie Armbruster was born in Cleveland, OH, in 1983. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a BFA in 2006. Stephanie is represented locally by Art Space 616. Her work has been exhibited at 709 Penn Gallery, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, James Gallery, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mattress Factory Museum of Art, and others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I approach my work as a series of edits to an ongoing monologue in which the boundaries between memory, fiction and dreams are permeable. The titles of my works are often personally significant. Some recount specific events and locations, while others reference songs or elements of dreams. Presented together as a collection, my paintings recall pivotal moments of transition through the abstraction of symbols and layered references to time and place.â&#x20AC;?
What Makes Art Relevant? I consider art to be a lens with which to view culture. In that way, art will always be relevant. Art adds an additional layer to the amalgamation that is History, beyond written record or verbal account. That the relevance of art seems to be currently in question tells me more about the present zeitgeist rather than art itself.
Atticus Adams is a sculptor whose work embodies the transformative power of art to create beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using aluminum, bronze, copper, and stainless steel mesh—generally found in screen doors/windows and filters—he creates abstract pieces and installations inspired by memories, which sometimes resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena. Hope is at the core of his art, and may be emblematic of recycling per se. “Making something beautiful out of something mundane or even ugly is really what I’m trying to do with my art,” he says. “When it’s successful, I think it shows how bleakness or blight can be replaced by (or subsumed into) its opposite. To me that’s hope, as an active, deliberate process, as well as an emotional embrace of possibility—and I think it’s reflected in the work.” Atticus grew up in West Virginia, steeped in traditional folk art. Several members of his family were self-taught artists, deeply involved in such crafts as wood carving and quilting. “Making tangible objects is definitely part of my family heriXtage,” he says. “I come from a tradition of using basic, easily available materials for creative outlets. His formal art training includes stints at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard’s School of Architecture.
The theater season is upon us once again,
and there are loads of great shows coming up from the talented performers in the Pittsburgh area. Make sure not to miss out on all of this theatrical awesome sauce. Get your culture on and support the arts.
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September 24 – October 25, 2015 The Diary Of Anne Frank By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Directed by Pamela Berlin Through the story of this one girl, generations have felt the emotional impact of what was lost during the Holocaust. Anne Frank was a spirited, insightful teenager when she and her family took refuge from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. Gifted director Pamela Berlin (The Glass Menagerie, Clybourne Park, Red) stages an inspiring new production of this Pulitzer and Tony winner about Anne’s coming of age during her two years in hiding. November 5 – December 6, 2015 A Servant of Two Masters By Carlo Goldoni Adapted by Lee Hall. Directed by Ted Pappas
January 28 – February 28, 2016 Guys & Dolls Music and Lyrics By Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Directed by Ted Pappas
January 7 – 9, 2016 (4 performances) Hooking Up With Second City
March 10 – April 10, 2016 Disgraced By Ayad Akhtar Directed by Tracy Brigden
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April 21 – May 22, 2016 Tru By Jay Presson Allen. From the words and works of Truman Capote Directed by Ted Pappas June 2 – 26, 2016 Venus In Fur By David Ives Directed by Jesse Berger
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October 22-25, 2015 OLIVER! Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Join Pittsburgh Musical Theater and the CAPA Orchestra as they engage you with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Where is Love?”, “Consider Yourself”, “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Who Will Buy”, and “Reviewing the Situation” are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life — perhaps larger than life — with all their facets glowing in this production. February 11-21, 2016 Saturday Night Fever
March 18-28, 2016 Sister Act
April 21-May 1, 2016 Grease
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Tuesday, October 13 Zakir Hussain’s Jazz: A Musical Bridge East to West Byham Theater Tickets $35 - $55 A Musical Bridge East to West is a spirited Indian-infused jazz jam session with world-renowned tabla player Zakir Hussain, groundbreaking bassist Dave Holland (who played on Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” among other Davis recordings) and members of the collective SF Jazz. This performance is part of India in Focus. October 29 - 30 • 8:00PM October 31 • 2:00PM Evil Dead the Musical Bhyam Theater
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pittsburgh moves for you Written by: Julianna Bagwell
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In the last decade, the Pittsburgh community has grown exponentially and, with it, public transportation has expanded and welcomed new alternative modes of getting around. With new bike lanes popping up and cars no longer being a necessity for city living, Pittsburgh has become home to a diverse transportation landscape. Come with us as we navigate through the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many transit options.
PEDICABS Green Gears Pedicabs
greengearspedicabs.org So what exactly is a Pedicab? A pedicab is a pedal-powered vehicle that can transfer up to three people at once. Green Gears Pedicabs operate throughout the South Side, Station Square, the Strip District, Oakland, lower Lawrenceville and the North Shore area. Although pedicabs are most often found at large public events, the little foot powered carriages are also available by request for basic transit needs. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to take a tour of the city, GGPedicabs has a variety of preplanned tours including one that takes riders on a historic journey from Point Park to the North Shore. The pedicabs are also a great alternative for traditional wedding transport and bar crawls. To reserve a ride call 412.343.7334
CAR SHARE ZipCar
zipcar.org With a huge and growing presence on the East Coast, Zipcar is an innovative quick car rental program that enables drivers to find and use cars all over the city. Zipcar is accessible to anyone with a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and great for those looking to run a quick errand or wanting to take a hassle free day trip. After a brief application process, each user receives a Zipcard that gives them access to hundreds of cars placed all over the city. The Zipcar app allows super fast and easy rental experiences that keep drivers from having to fill out tons of paperwork every time they rent a car. For information on pricing, locations and hands on tutorials visit Zipcar.com. | Issue 8
RIDE SHARE Lyft & Uber If you’ve never used a rideshare service, now is the time to start. Rideshares are a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional car services in Pittsburgh. Both Uber and Lyft are operated entirely from the user’s smart phone. Both companies have apps that allow users to easily locate and request rides all over the city 24/7. An interactive GPS powered map shows patrons where cars are located and gives minute to minute updates on the car’s estimated arrival time. Between these two rideshare services, city coverage ranges from Bethel Park to Cranberry Township, making this a great option for those who take the bus or those who simply don’t want to put extra miles on their cars. And although rates vary, both Lyft and Uber are affordable alternatives to most cab services available in Pittsburgh. Visit lyft.com and uber.com to learn more about ride sharing.
PORT AUTHORITY Public Bus & Trolley Pittsburgh’s public bus system is, without a doubt, the most widely used form of transit in the city. Serving approximately 200,000 residents a day with 700 buses city wide and a fleet of 80 light rail vehicles, Port Authority has been an invaluable part of Pittsburgh since 1964. The city bus and trolley system, while not without its flaws, has been made more accessible through recent technological advances. The ConnectCard has enabled riders to purchase passes online, eliminating much of the panic associated with riding the bus. One tap of your ConnectCard can take you all over the city without the need for exact change or paper passes. New smartphone apps, like Transit Stop and BusPGH, have recently been developed to help riders more easily navigate the city bus system and receive real time info on bus arrivals through GPS tracking.
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t r o m f o Cishes Done
There’s absolutely nothing better than summer in Pittsburgh – except maybe Fall. From Steelers tailgating to apple picking at Soergel Orchards, when the weather gets cooler, we start looking toward old favorites when it comes to eating and drinking. Here’s our picks for the delicious, hearty staples that we’ll be enjoying this autumn:
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Toast and Jam at Bread and Salt: Without a doubt, the best bread in Pittsburgh is coming from Rick Easton’s Bread and Salt bakery. And when it’s lightly toasted, and topped with whipped ricotta, or seasonal jams, it’s even better. These thick, luscious, fresh-baked bites will take you back to a simpler time. Mac & Cheese at The Vandal: One of Lawreceville’s newest lunch spots is also serving up one of our favorite comfort-food classics: Mac & Cheese. Super creamy and topped with buttered bread crumbs and chives, it’s a snack-worthy steal at just $4. Buffalo Meatloaf at Church Brew Works: This is definitely not your Momma’s meatloaf. Church Brew Works starts with Wisconsin-based Durham Ranch ground bison, and adds a roasted tomato demi-glace to give it an acidic kick. Served with rosemary whipped potatoes and a baby kale salad, the buffalo meatloaf platter is a Sunday supper staple. Pot Pies at Eliza’s Oven: Eliza’s Oven, located in the Pittsburgh Public Market, is known for their boozy-based sweet treats, like their Drunken Oatmeal cupcakes and Apple Whiskey tarts, but when the weather is cold, they offer a special savory dish: take-home pot pies. Flavors vary, but they include Mushroom & Onion with Wigle Whiskey Whiskey Cream Sauce and Steak and Stout Gravy, made with East End Brewing stout.
Shrimp & Grits at NOLA on the Square: It’s not easy to find really good Southern food up North, but the shrimp and grits platter at NOLA on the Square will make any Southerner feel right at home. Made with Anson Mills cheddar grits and New Orleans-brewed Abita Amber Ale, you’ll find creamy comfort in every bite. Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Steve’s Deli: Your favorite childhood lunch has just got a major upgrade. Steve’s Deli, a new lunch locale in the Pittsburgh Public Market, serves up these mighty grilled cheeses with local cheddar, sliced Granny Smith apples, and a spicy house-made Habanero apple jam, all on grilled sourdough bread. Chocolate Chip Cookies at Legume: The ultimate comfort dessert, in perfect form. Legume’s chocolate chip cookies (two for only $3) are chewy, chocolatey, and have just the right amount of salt. They offer them daily for lunch, but if you’re craving cookies for dessert after supper, they’ll bring you out a few anytime you want.
GOOD FOOD NEWS! Lawrenceville is eagerly awaiting the opening of Morcilla, Justin Severino’s new Spanish-style restaurant, with a large wood-fire grill and a family-style menu. Severino has been hosting a few menu tastings at sister restaurant Cure to get ready for Morcilla’s opening, which will be later this year. After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski, the folks who have been running monthly Pierogi Night pop-ups, have announced plans to open their own brick-and-mortar spot. APTEKA will be located on Penn Avenue, between Lawrenceville and Bloomfield, and will feature a menu heavy with Central and Eastern European favorites (including
their famous pierogies). Look for it to officially open this fall. Legume’s chef and owner Trevett Hooper is also looking towards Eastern Europe for inspiration for his next restaurant venture, Dacha. Still in the early planning stages, Hooper hopes to fund the Russian-style restaurant with small fundraisers and dinners over the next two years. Do you have a special Christmas cookie recipe that needs to be celebrated? Join us at the very first Good Food Cookie Table, a Christmas cookie swap and competition at the Pittsburgh Public Market on Saturday, November 14. Registration is free, and your cookies could win you some great prizes. Find out more at GoodFoodPittsburgh.com. | Issue 8
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As summer comes to a close, women are saying their goodbyes to printed shorts, white jeans, and backless dresses. The gents are bidding fare thee well to boat shoes and chinos. But with the dawn of a new season, comes more opportunity to start building your fall wardrobe. Having layerable staples in conjunction with versatile fashions that accommodate the offbeat Pittsburgh weather, are key to your wardrobe sanity.
Enjoy the loveliness. Written by: Natalia Chevalier Photography: David Kelly Stylist: Danielle Getty
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Light up the sky with this sexy chic Peach Camilla Skirt and Sweater. Soft lines highlight curves and provide a great professional alternative to the proverbial paperbag. Perfect for the office or social event.
A must for evening romps in the city, this cropped top and high-rise jean combo is a must-have staple in your casual fall ensemble. Add a knee length sweater vest for those cool nights.
Blistering in black, we revisit the cropped top while adding a faux leather black jacket, Farrow high-rise jeans. Visit an art gallery or head to dinner, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an all-around look for any occasion.
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Engage the rebel spirt with this Rag & Bone ‘Nevermind’ graphic tee and G-Star RAW Jacket. The perfect ensemble for a breezy day in the burgh. Brown and Orange palette in the jacket really screams Fall. Lock and loaded for awesomeness.
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Keeping with the denim base, we travel into what I like to call ‘art casual’. A bluestriped denim shirt adds a casual yet professional tinge to the overall look. Perfect for a coffee-shop meeting.
Unleash the dapper with this better than blue plaid shirt, blazer, and denim combination. The absolute perfect casual ‘night out on the town’ look. Dinner dates beware.
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Echoes Never Lie
is a four piece, high intensity, metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. Formed in 2012, ENL draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres of hard rock and metal.
Influenced by the rock and post-hardcore scene of the early to mid 2000’s, Identity X is best described as a blend of aggression and beauty. With gain-laden guitar riffs frequently giving way to lush, delay-drenched ambiance, the listener’s emotions are stirred to a soundtrack that is anthemic, powerful, atmospheric and melancholic. Lyrically honest and technically proficient, octave leaping vocal lines move from powerful and inspiring to quiet and introspective while maintaining an infectious melody throughout.
Vocalist Zosia West has crafted a distinctly harsh, but melodic singing style that somehow remains catchy while holding nothing back. Drummer Mike Beaver’s unique polyrhythms and backbeats are the glue that holds the band together. On guitars, Jason “The Sledgehammer” Iampietro brings classical training and 14 years of shredding experience to the table. The newest member of the band, John “The Scalpel” Ploskina, provides bludgeoning bass riffs and thunderous low end. ENL has performed for America’s Got Talent, played for members of Korn, and devastated audiences in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and New York, and they’re just getting started.
The band’s single, “Kings On the Hill” which will be available on Amazon, iTunes, CdBaby, BandCamp, and Spotify next week in tandem with the release of the corresponding lyric video. Photography: Ron Short
Valerie June Valerie June “It’s been a long night if that’s what happened,” Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly overnight breakout in the UK. By the time she released her debut album, ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone,’ the Tennessee native had already performed on Later… with Jools Holland, sung a stunning duet with Eric Church at the ACM Awards, toured with Jake Bugg, graced spreads in top music and fashion magazines, and earned some of the year’s most glowing reviews. But June traveled a long road to the remarkable moment at which she now finds herself. Saturday, October 10th at 7:30 PM $49 / $25 (w/ full time student ID) **handling fee included Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland
PITTSBURGH, LIVE. Ronny Cox Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 PM $28 / $12 (w/ full time student ID) The Roots Cellar, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Jorma Kaukonen with special guest, Ernie Hawkins Sunday, October 25th 7:30 PM - 10:45 PM $44* Standard Admission / $106* VIP Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland
Vance Gilbert Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 PM $28 / $12 (w/ full time student ID) The Roots Cellar, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Livingston Taylor and EVA (formerly the Jammin’ Divas) Saturday, November 21st at 7:30 PM
The HillBenders Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 PM
De Temps Antan Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 PM
Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD Release Friday, December 11th at TBA
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 PM $42 / $23
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Eric Bibb Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30 PM $42 / $23 (student w/ full time ID) Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland Radoslav Lorkovic Thursday, January 28th at 7:30 PM
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** See the full schedule at local-pittsburgh.com
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THE DARKHORSE RISES The greatest stadium you’ve never heard of. One day, I looked across the river, and a soccer stadium appeared. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a picturesque, open-air structure sat in Station Square. Perhaps one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in Pittsburgh, Highmark Stadium has certainly made its mark on the residents with a simplistic approach to enjoying sporting and entertainment events. Using the city as its landscape, Highmark Stadium holds 4,000, with expansion plans to house as many as 18,000. Now the home for Pittsburgh’s professional soccer team, The Riverhounds, people flock to the stadium nestled along the river to catch a glimpse of what the city has to offer.
Richard Nightingale, President for Highmark Stadium and The Riverhounds, has made sweeping changes in the dynamics of the stadium and team in order to promote growth and encourage residents to attend games.
The Riverhounds ever-so-loyal fanclub, The Steel Army.
The former Nike executive was recruited by top brass in the Riverhounds and Highmark organizations for his laser-like focus and uncanny ability to create new opportunities with strategic partnerships and club logistics. Another element of Highmark Stadium that is slowly building steam is the event promotion and venue rental. In comparison to Stage AE, PNC Park, or Heinz Field, Highmark Stadium offers the most affordable and attainable packages in the city, hands down…with the best view to boot. Stage AE has been the dominant force in concerts for the city, but the team at Highmark Stadium continue to focus on bigger act concerts. Most recently they welcomed The Steve Miller Band, led by Eagles front man, Don Felder.
FUN FACTS • Highmark Stadium’s field is one of six stadiums in the United States that is FIFA 2-star certified • A red card has never been delivered during the stadium’s existence • The Steel Army was the first supporters group for The Riverhounds. Starting with 3 members in 2007, they now have an international following.
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She’s a veteran, war hero widow, mom, dek hockey athlete, personal trainer, and fitness competitor. She’s also a superhero junkie and peanut butter enthusiast. We decided to pick her brain about fitness, gym life, and being awesome. This is what we came up with. Enjoy. What’s the best way to burn calories? When people express goals of weight loss to me, what they are really trying to do is burn fat. The best way to burn fat is to speed up your metabolism and build muscle. Your muscle is what actively burns calories and fat for you. The more you have, the more you’re burning just from simple daily activities. So the key to weight loss is to speed up your metabolism into fat burning mode and build muscle. Best way to work abs? If you use weight when core strengthening you could grow your abs outward. So, even when you finally shred fat your belly may still look likes it’s protruding. I suggest no weight with core strengthening and try to use standing movements when lifting weight. This will engage your core in a more practical and functional manner. Women lifting heavy weights will make them look like a man, right? Absolutely not! As a body builder I can tell you it takes years to get bigger, and it’s gradual, not overnight. There is so much science behind the nutrition of body building. If you are eating the way you are supposed to and lifting heavy, most likely you will shred fat, get stronger, build a booty, shape your legs, tone your arms and may even see the appearance of abdominal muscles.
Pittsburgh, meet Ginger.
Yes, that’s her real name. No, we will not give you her address. Written by Enzo Knight Photographed by: Jeff Zoet & Julie Kahlbaugh
If you only had one body part to train, what would it be? My legs. They carry me everywhere. Also when you strength train your body can burn calories for days after a session. Leg sessions are some of the highest calorie burnings sessions. I like to train mine every 4 days, it helps keep me lean. One thing everyone should do to live a healthier lifestyle? Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps digestion, your skin, organ function and muscle recovery. If you take your weight in pounds, then divide that number by two. The answer is the amount of water you should intake daily in ounces.
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Pittsburgh. It’s not all about football, chipped ham, and sandwiches with fries on them. Sometimes, just sometimes, if you look beneath the epicenter of the city, you may uncover a hidden gem or two.
Nestled in the North Shore industrial park on Prebble Ave. sits Bicycle Heaven, a vintage bicycle museum, retail outlet, parts emporium, and collection of oddities from around the world. Bicycle Heaven is housed in a 10,000 square foot industrial warehouse that has been flooded with bikes from every era. Visitors can enjoy a nostalgic jaunt through the eclectic inferno as they peruse banana seats, tassels, mannequins, bobble heads, and other things that might make you feel a little weird inside. (Like Pee-Wee Herman’s Bike). There’s even a car sitting on the museum floor. But not just any car. The HMV Freeway is the world’s answer to gas guzzlers. The three-wheeled microcar which was manufactured in the 80’s, gets 100mpg and reaches a top speed of 70-mph. Although there were only 700 sold, the museum owns three. Other braggadocious rights come from the museum’s possession of the world’s largest collection of Schwinn Sting Rays. With 400+ bikes, valued at roughly $2,500 per bike, the museum’s collection is bursting at the seams.
Written by: Enzo Knight Photographed by: Julie Kahlbaugh
Bicycle Heaven is also home to the largest collection of the “Bowden Space Lander”, an all fiberglass bike valued at 20k. The museum owns 11, last time we checked. Between the two collections, which only account for maybe 3 percent of the museum, that’s 1.2 million dollars in bicycles. So, whose insane idea was it to own one of the largest bicycle museums in the world? Craig Morrow, that’s who. The former golden gloves boxer turned bicycle collector and professional sleeveless shirt wearer, decided to take his passion for bikes and do something about it. Morrow used to fix bikes out of his garage and sell parts online, but as his collection grew, he needed a place to house his labor of love. Bicycle Heaven has been featured numerous times in the media, including the NY TIMES, and more recently, the museum was the staging ground for KNS Tha Engineer’s Rap Video, “Everybody Want It.” Morrow even made a cameo in the video, in where he’s gyrating in some sort of way. We’ll leave the dancing to the pros old sport, but the bikes, you’ve definitely got something special for the people of Pittsburgh. Pics don’t do it justice. Make sure you check out Bicycle Heaven, truly one of the hidden treasures in the city.
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LOCAL on the Rocks will feature local Pittsburgh bars & restaurants. Each participant will make a craft cocktail from their assigned liquor and offer you sample from their menu. Join us and taste these creations of some of Pittsburgh’s favorite establishments as they compete for the several titles!
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