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7|PUBLISHER’S NOTE

9|U R B A N C U L T U R E 9 | Fra g i le Pa ra d is e 1 3 | Att a c he d a t t he H ip 1 7 | Li s a Ra e Mus ic 2 1 | Fi t fo r a Que e n

25|NIGHTLIFE 2 5 | S ing S ing D ue l ing Piano s B ar 2 7 | A c lub w i t h ro o m t o B re at he

29|ENTERTAINMENT 2 9 | P i tt s b urg h Pa s s ion 3 3 | Paving a Ro a d t o Passio n 3 7 | T he H e ro in D i a r ie s 4 1 | Love a t Fir s t B i t e 4 5 | C o nfe s s io ns o f a S e cre t A dm ire r

49|ART 4 9 | T he Re t ro Ro c kers o f Jim Zahnis e r 5 3 | T he A r t is t W i t hin 5 7 | D ivine Cre a t io ns 6 1 | Fa c e s o f Re a l is m 6 5 | Pa p e r LOV E 3

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71|FASHION 7 1 | U nd e r ne a t h i t A l l 7 5 | Wa x Je w e l r y D e s ign St udio 7 7 | Infa t ua t e d

89|EPICUREAN 8 9 | Ve r y C ho c o lux 9 1 | D ini ng a t B o na Te rra 9 7 | P i tt s b urg h Overflo w s w i t h W ine 101| Sw e e t Tre a t s 103| T he Love S p e l l o f H ye ho lde

107| E X T R A S 107| C U T o ut C ut e - Po ns 109| Ways no t t o Pro po se 111| N o t e s fro m t h e Wal l 115| T he Info r m a l Go urm e t 117| C hip p e r ’s Trave ls

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By Eric Jon Anthony Zurlo XVII My Fellow Pittsburghers, Once again I am grateful and excited to deliver this issue of LUX magazine. Our focus this month is passion; from passionate people to passionate recipes. We Pittsburghers are passionate about our city and, thus, that passion is reflected within our pages. LUX is about illuminating our city, so our listings (located in the back of the magazine) are hand selected by our staff to bring you those places that best symbolize Pittsburgh. If you have any suggestions for our listings, please feel free to email me personally. The LUX office is an amazing place to be and we’d hate to selfishly hog all our fun to ourselves. Luckily, in this day and age sharing is as easy as buying a coffee from Caribou. Feel free to check our Twitter page (www.twitter.com/luxmagz) to stay in the loop. Our website is constantly evolving and as we grow we hope to be a one stop shop for all your Pittsburgh needs. In the mean time, we have interactive games, a plethora of links, an interesting Webmoirs (blog, but a tad Luxier) and photos to please any eye. In the following pages we are pleased to announce the first of many comics chronicling our furry friend Chipper’s travels. In this issue he finds himself in front of the Hoover Dam and next month…well you’ll just have to wait and see. I could build a dam I’m so excited. Thank you Pittsburgh for supporting LUX magazine! And I can’t forget to mention the phenomenal staff. Without them coaxing me into playing Guitar Hero every day, I would never leave my office.

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get around. Riding a tandem bike to movies, a candle lit dinner or a mother in-laws birthday party no longer has to put a strain on the o-zone/relationship. In fact, some may say it has the opposite effect. No ordinary bike will do for any ordinary couple so be sure to check out these high performance tandem bikes from Co-Motion to get around quickly, safely and in style. Valentines Day can be a struggle to

Co-Motion takes the standard tandem

keep fresh year after year.

Unless

formula and applies a coat of sophisti-

someone plays musical chairs with

cation so that two can share the pas-

significant others each year, there’s

sion of exercising, traveling and biking

a chance they could be struggling for

together without arguing about who

the next idea to wow the person of

gets to drive and who gets to nap, be-

your dreams. Pulling out all the stops

cause on these bikes napping will be

the first year together and dropping

the last thing you do.

thousands of dollars at Tiffany’s on the glitziest jewelry isn’t the best idea.

When it rains, couples are either

There’s just no topping that. But with

forced to squeeze uncomfortably un-

our help phrases like, “Wow honey,

der one umbrella or each carry their

you’re

own.

unbelievable,”

will

spread

across this great commonwealth.

Who wants to be separated

from their loved one in the midst of a hurricane? Nobody. Which is why the

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Pittsburgh continues its efforts to cut

Umbrella Stand distributes umbrella

down on smog from its steel creating

for two. Now in the midst of a storm,

heyday with a biking renaissance and

couples can cling to one another and

what better way to pitch in than using

still stay dry. Rainstorms have never

a tandem bike, powered by passion, to

been so cozy.

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Speaking of cozy, some see Florian

This Valentines Day, be sure to em-

Baptist Gypser’s chairs and think,

brace the bond of love and look for

“What a wonderful seat for me to sit

gifts that spur the emotion instead of

down and rest a while.” While that

divide it.

is a reasonable thought, the chair makes much more sense when two people leisurely settle upon the sleek design.

Getting two people on this

chair though, requires both to play the role of reciprocal puzzle pieces; a role two lovers will eagerly burden themselves. Once nestled in, it’s easy to see that this is a premier chair for couples that contours to the needs of being close to one another.


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You may wonder how one garners

playing the saxophone, how their pas-

the talent to tour with symphonies,

sion for music trumped having a social

or be crowned winner of American

life, or tales of their mother harassing

Idol.

But if close attention is paid,

them into taking music lessons be-

you see a common thread tying such

cause someday it may pay off. And,

achievements together. The winner of

so it seems, your mother is always

such events weave tales of yesteryear

right. So if you want your kids to be

and how they spent days in a choir,

a musical sensation it’s best to start

how they were picked on by jocks for

them off young.

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Slawianowski) who opens the class

tor of the Lisa Rae Music Studios,

with a welcome song and ends the

LLC and center director of Music To-

class with a lullaby. The majority of

gether® classes, will be the first to

the class is spent immersing the kids

tell you that only 2% of humans are

in a musical wonderland made up of

naturally gifted at music. The other

formulaically designed, eclectic, mu-

98% of us? Well we’re all on an equal

sic meant to stimulate the children’s

playing field, just musical clay ready

growing brains as well as plant the

to be molded and transformed into

seeds of musical passion. When the

Mozart-esque figures. It’s commonly

music plays, the children bounce and

known that children can learn a new

move to the rhythm, as if the song

language with minimal effort, and,

was moving them itself. They shake

not surprisingly, music is the same

their plastic (kids safe) toys in rhythm

way. This is why Lisa Rae Music Stu-

and after a minute of the song starting

dios host classes that enroll children

even the youngest child is in sync. If

up to the age of five years old near

the child is confused they look to their

Pittsburgh, in Robinson Township and

parents, or an older child, who is sing-

Coraopolis.

ing and clapping along and they soon begin to mimic their actions.

It’s a

Classes are as traditional as eating

beautiful eco-system that forms inside

pizza for Thanksgiving, but the farther

of these classes. As Jeremy, father of

away from the cookie cutter classes

Tessa, said, “I thought it was joke, but

the better. Instead of isolating chil-

it’s surprisingly organized.”

dren one-on-one with a teacher, there

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are up to 12 of them in a class at a

“Most music learning will happen at

time, each with a guardian there for

home,” Vaughan says. Less and less

guidance and role modeling. There

families are gathering around pianos

is a teacher (in the class I visited, it

to sing songs, but this will hopefully

was a pleasant, generous, caring and

remedy that. Families are given two

extremely perceptive Lauren Garcia-

CDs of the class music (one for the car

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• For information on classes and a schedule feel free to visit LisaRaeMusic.com | Photos: Andrew Meyer

Lisa Rae Vaughan, Executive Direc-


and one for home) to keep children immersed in the musical world. Within one semester, children will learn up to 50 songs. Mary Beth, a parent of Lucas (who was nice enough to show off his singing prowess by singing me a Smash Mouth tune) says, “We do a lot at home. It’s hard to find someone to start kids at a young age.” For a

information schedule

feel

LisaRaeMusic.com

on

classes free

to

and visit


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every different shade of gloss, 6 foot tall supermodels waiting to swing in any direction, and the luster of seven silver poles. But it only took about a moment to realize that these seemingly ultra

By Christen DiClaudio

femmes were actually normal young

How would you like me to go

women, with realistic heights and

about this?

She eas-

builds, welcoming me into their treas-

ily replied, You should just take the

ured fitness domain. Just as quickly, I

class yourself.

recognized that the studio was not an

I asked her.

intimidating site for pure humiliation; I love learning new things. In fact, in

it was the setting of the most fulfilling

just about any instance, I would be so

workout I was about to have.

tickled about taking the class myself, that whatever the class may teach,

Tammi led us through a thorough

I’d be tackling it before the instructor

warm up on the dance floor and

produced a syllable from their mouth.

then the real party began. Before I

But pole dancing? I wasn’t quite sure

knew it, I was flying. Literally. I was

if I were the ideal candidate for that.

shocked at how quickly she had us

I

Southside

airborne, spinning around the poles

location of Fitness With A Twist like a

like we had been born doing this. The

newborn chick taking its first step. Of

jist of the moves were basic, fun, and

the many dance studios I’ve shaken

open enough to add our own little

my groove thing in, this was unlike

flare.

any other.

This was a whole new

of pole dancing were out the window.

world that stood before me; below a

Yes, we were acting flirty and sexy as

curtain of dim lighting were shelves

we twirled about, but no, it was not

of ankle-breaking platform shoes in

anything like the trashy images most

tiptoed

into

the

All my pre-conceived notions


people associate with pole dancing. We were exercising, and it just so happened to be in a way that showcased our feminine side. As our lovely teacher Tammi put it, “It’s more than just the perception…any [woman] who likes fitness and wants to push herself to the next level will love this.” She’s right. Unlike a trip to the gym, pole dancing is a full-body workout that will leave you feeling, and looking, like royalty. As I was confidently strutted out the door, I was eyeing up those platform shoes, text messaging all my friends this class, and making plans to bolt a pole into my apartment.

And if

anyone were to ask me why, I would give them the excellent advice owner Vanessa Connell gave to me: “you should just take the class yourself.”

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ing Sing Dueling Pianos Bar and Brewery offers a genuine alternative to those noisy, loud clubs and bars by combining the old and the new. While it’s billed as a piano bar, patrons continue to come back to hear the performers volley witty remarks and jokes back and forth. The place is a hybrid of entertainment that succeeds because of two key ingredients. Key ingredient one: Two grand pianos sitting on the stage, a few feet away

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• See more about Sing Sing at www.singsingpgh.com

from tables of eager patrons. The pianos, of course, are equipped with talented musical masterminds skilled in the art of “knowing nearly every song in existence.” Playing the pianos (two people on stage at a time) are Danny McElroy, Matt Alterio, Drew Tepe, and Karl Bailey and the chemistry between these performers would be hard to replicate in any lab. Karl said their key to success, and avoiding inflated egos, is to remember, “The concept is better than any individual player.” It’s a dynamic environment, as the two performers must work together at all times to keep the balloon of energy afloat. While one leads the song, the other makes sure to back him up. When one tells a joke, the other laughs and responds with a witty retort. Karl so aptly put it, “We sink or swim as a team.” Key ingredient two: An audience eager to have fun as, “The script of the performance is written by the audience.” Audience members scribbling onto a piece of paper dictate the song choice, and soon rivalries begin to brew in the bar. Next thing you know, one side is petitioning for Johnny Cash to be played while the other side wants to hear one of Elton John’s unfortunate hits. And

the pianists are more than happy to take sides and fuel the flames, all in good fun of course. After all, everyone there is part of a large family gathered around the piano singing. You know, like the good ol’ days. Sing Sing is nestled down in the Waterfront, attached to Rock Bottom. I can attest that going into this environment is unlike any other venue in Pittsburgh. Where else could some-

Where else could someone hear Gangster’s Paradise mixed with the lyrics of Billy Joel’s Piano Man?

one here Gangster’s Paradise mixed with the lyrics of Billy Joel’s Piano Man? It’s comparable to kids gathered around a campfire singing their favorite tunes, except the two performers who could double as stand-up experts zinging the audience and each other. Just be sure not to wear a funny hat or quirky shirt of any kind. Unless you enjoy being brought up on stage and teased in good fun.


tepping into Zen Social Club, located in the eastern side of the Freight House Shops of Station Square, you are immediately transfixed by the gorgeous red radiance blanketing the club. This gleam isn’t bothersome or blinding, instead, this glow works as an aphrodisiac for your eyesight. Everything looks sexy splashed with the hue of passion and seduction seems to linger in the air of this club. The first time I placed eyes on the decor of Zen, I was taken back by the intricate, lavish details that made this social scene look more like a club you would find in Los Angeles, New York City, or Las Vegas.  Notably, Zen had captured all the appurtenances of luxurious nightlife of

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the larger cities, all within the boundaries of Pittsburgh. Zen Social Club, when first conceived, strived to attract those interested in the more luxurious aspects of life. The focus, however, was not only to cater to one determined age group, but instead, to intermix and unify under one beautiful all demographics under one homogeneous roof. Call it good karma, or just good instinct, Zen, has become every definition of the word.   Open to its members every day of the week, Zen Social Club offers a unique atmosphere unlike other nightlife spots in Pittsburgh. Numerous rea-

• See more about Jim Zahniser at www.zensocialclub.com

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sons keep the droves coming weekly to stand amongst the multitudes of people waiting in line between the red velvet ropes. Not only does the club offer a safe, unsoiled and aesthetically pleasing environment, a martini list that is deliciously tempting, but Zen tacks on two extra hours to a typical night with its unique closing time of 4am, thus giving attendees extra time to ignite the fire of passion in that special someone. Zen houses both an ultra-swank lounge, complete with alluring aesthetics, and a separate room fitted with a dance floor and bar. Both areas present lavish beauty, and a unique

spin on the nightlife culture. The meticulous placement of Asian décor, including the seemingly omniscient Buddha sculpture watching over the lounge, or the back wall of the nightclub adorned with an ornate black and white design reminiscent of the ying and yang, and the awe-inspiring twostory waterfall provides an unmatched atmosphere that emits sophistication and tranquility. Call it intuition, or just good taste, but an evening spent in Zen will leave you with your senses awakened and your karma in order.

• Photos courtesy of Zen Social Club


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What matters more to a football team:

by about three thousand screaming

huge success or plenty of inspiration?

fans. In 2006 the team attained their

Luckily for the Pittsburgh Passion

playing field, which was christened

Football League, their team has an

the George K. Cupples Stadium, and

ample abundance of both winning

currently the Pittsburgh Passion is on

streaks and competitive enthusiasm.

a winning 22-game streak. In fact,

In 2002, these women formed the

the team has been so successful that

football team and prepared to play

they’ve even hit the big screen. The

their first game at Belle Vernon Area

Pittsburgh Passion Documentary was

High School, where they were greeted

screened at the U.S. Sports Film Festi-

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"Passion player during 2008 home game"

“#46 Tight End, Kate Sullivan, during 2008 home opener�


val last October and the movie show-

each other; they are inspiring count-

cased the premiere dream champion-

less young girls in the Pittsburgh

ship season of the Pittsburgh Passion,

area. The football players teach the

in which they reigned completely un-

younger girls about dedication, hope,

defeated.

and especially perseverance. Founder Teresa Conn affirms with local media,

There’s no question that these power-

“If you hang in there and persist, at

ful women are doing something great

the right moment in your life, it will all

for women’s sports in our country, and

be worth it to you. Especially the day

the Pittsburgh Passion has tackled the

you realize you weren’t training for a

football fans of Pittsburgh off of their

game at all, but training for life.”

feet. But why do they play football, and what drives these players? What

The Pittsburgh Passion is more than a

are their inspirations, and how do

women’s football team; it is more than

they balance football and their regular

a game and more than the creation of

lives? When the league started out in

a new sport. In addition to all of these

2002, few of these players had any

things, they are a dedicated, talented

experience playing football—instead,

group of women who have the abil-

most of them came from other athletic

ity to both play sports to display the

backgrounds, such as track and field,

importance of staying motivated and

basketball, lacrosse, and softball, but

humbly resolved to a younger genera-

this did not deter them from trying

tion. Essentially, it’s not the jersey that

out for the team. Once on the team,

matters, nor the victory or renown,

the players had to contend with the

nor the strength or speed of the play-

difficult task of juggling not only their

ers. It’s the heart that’s beating un-

football responsibilities, but day jobs

derneath the jersey that counts.

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Paving a Road to Passion By Alyssa Chernyaky

peruse profiles of nannies in the Pittsburgh area. It eliminates the tedious clicking through profiles of nannies from Wisconsin or South Dakota. Compared to newspapers, these sites also provide faster results and less ink residue on your fingers.

Romantic

dinner plans will never again have to be cancelled due to a teenager with lime green finger nail polish slamming

Be it kids, pets, or the complete lack

down a phone receiver.

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use all sorts of excuses to create a

However, some people don’t have kids

barrier between themselves and the

holding them back. For some, it is just

passionate, whimsical love life they

them and their golden-retriever, living

desire.

Little, everyday roadblocks

in a bachelor pad with a sleek bed

have the powerful ability to halt any

designed to catch blonds, brunettes,

budding romantic plans.

It is like

and redheads alike. Nothing could kill

movie scenes where parents are spas-

the mood – except for Fido. Finally

tically flipping through a phone book

whisk that brunette back from the bar

after their babysitter cancelled due

only to discover that Fido has gone

to a zit crisis. But it can be avoided.

all Marley & Me and chewed a hole

There are services and companies

through every piece of furniture. How

that specialize in making life stress-

to solve this problem? Either throw

free. While many national sites have

Fido outside and listen at him scratch

listings from across the country, local

at the door, or send Fido to a kennel.

sites, like pittsburghnanny.com, have

Not one of those scary kennels, but

free membership and allow users to

a luxury spa with heated dog walks,

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of desire to leave the house, people


big screen TVs, and indoor swimming

and alluring as going out. People may

pools. The Golden Bone Pet Resort,

complain they don’t want to drive

recommended by the Pittsburgh Zoo

through the snow just to have a din-

& PPG Aquarium, provides each of

ner for two, but cooking and cleaning

its vacationers with air-conditioned

up your own meal isn’t exactly a ro-

rooms, heated floors, and hammock

mance novel.

beds. Each dog is also privileged with

sonal chefs eliminate the problem and

three walks per day. The Cozy Inn

help bring the romance back home.

Pet Resort & Orchid Spa boasts a “Zen

Jamie Moore from PureFood specializ-

approach” to pet care where there is

es in whipping up delicious meals from

aromatherapy, color stimulation, sky-

customized menu. Choose items such

lights and touch therapy.

During

as mango bruschetta or maple-pecan

their stay, dogs don’t just get a bath;

salmon and watch them be prepared,

they get a deep therapeutic body

served, and then cleaned up by a pro-

scrub followed by a hot oil treatment

fessional. Enjoy a date at home in

to stimulate a shiny coat. Pets can

a much more romantic way than eat-

be indulged with a Swedish, sports,

ing take-out in pajamas.

or all-over body massage aimed to in-

pets, and dinner taken care of, don’t

crease circulation, improve flexibility,

stress about how to finagle in a Val-

and bring relief from arthritis. Lavish

entine’s date. The services provided

pet services have morphed into true

in Pittsburgh offer ways to make life

resorts that allow for pets to be on

hassle-free. They eliminate any ex-

vacation while their owners take a

cuses about not finding the time for

weekend getaway for themselves.

romance. Passion levels will heat up

Services such as per-

With kids,

and stress levels will go down. RoBut with the house finally obstaclefree, home sounds just as relaxing

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rowdy and dangerous behavior was

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legendary. However, even with multin the 80’s--The infamous era of

platinum record sales and sellout

excess-- no one partied harder, or

concerts worldwide, the drugs and

out rock-starred, Motley Crue. Known

drama began to overshadow their

for their highly energetic shows, loud

talent and musical legacy.

abrasive rock, over-the-top personalities and glam-meets-sleaze visual

Remarkably, Motley Crue’s bassist,

aesthetic, Motley Crue was at one time

leader and chief songwriter Nikki

the leader of the hard rock game.

Sixx kept a diary through his darkest years of heroin addiction. After

More often than not, the Motley

rediscovering these personal journals,

boys drew more attention with their

he decided to write a book called The

off stage antics that consisted of

Heroin Diaries: A Year In the Life of a

over-the-top boozing, endless lines of

Shattered Rock Star.

groupies, rock star vandalism, fights, DUI deaths, arrests and more drug

The dark realm he writes about

abuse than ten modern rock bands

was a place that many famous rock

combined. Without a doubt their

stars would never admit to having


experienced. He even calls some

to be saved from the grips of addiction,

people out in the book’s introduction

but he was so absorbed that there was

for not returning calls for fear that

little to no hope for his recovery.

these crazy stories would tarnish their image. Sixx wrote, “It’s clearer to me

The real gems are the stories of the

now more than ever why you are who

era and the real life actors who all

you are in life—and that is simply

played supporting roles in the real

spineless.”

life Hollywood movie. Behind all of the insanity is a candid look at the

In typical Nikki Sixx fashion, he

emotional distress of Sixx’s family’s

throws his dirt out there with no

past, his battle with depression, his

regrets or fears and dares the reader

own self-loathing that led him down

to continue shoveling through the

a destructive road fueled by the

muck. With every page I turned, I was

financial success of Motley Crue. Of

continually astonished how Sixx was

all of the stories, none is more shock-

coherent enough to write a diary at

ing than when Sixx overdosed on

all. In Heroin Diaries’ there’s no added

heroin, died, then was revived by

fluff to make the stories more inter-

medics, just to escape the hospital

esting because Motley Crue was truly

to go score and shoot up again. Now

a Jack Daniels chugging, coke snort-

that’s rock n’ roll!

ing,, ass kicking, womanizing, money making wrecking ball that destroyed

The Heroin Diaries’ artwork compli-

anything and anyone in their path—

ments the stories with decorated grim,

including their selves.

bloody style, with candid pictures of Sixx looking like a decaying heroin

Nikki Sixx’s sickness, arrogance and

zombie. From the content, to the art

madness ran so deep that I found

and the sheer shock that Sixx sur-

myself affected by it. Still, no matter

vived at all, makes The Heroin Diaries

how surprised, offended or disgusted

one of the best rock star gone wrong

I was by his antics, there was always

stories ever written.

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B y Bethany H e n s e l Vampires are a breed dissimilar to

Opening her books introduces readers

the myriad of ghouls, demons, fiends,

to a ravishing, violent, vicious, sexy,

and goblins in existence. Their body

yet hopeful, world.

doesn’t pump with blood but fueled

she has driven a stake through the

by a passion for life and love. They’ll

stereotypical vampire of old, and rising

seduce their victims only to move into

from its grave is a complex, charming

a deadly, passionate, nibble on the

and compassionate ghoul.

With her books

neck. At one time, the word conjured up the vision of a man able to trans-

As far as creating these unique char-

form into a bat, drink blood from his

acters, Frost says, “When I first had

enemies, and have many wives for

the idea for Bones, I pictured him as

eternal companions. Although some

a much darker character. I was 3/4

vampires practice those traditions, the

done with Halfway to the Grave when

vampires today aren’t so vicious.

I looked back and realized Bones had well stop trying to fight it. Plus, Cat’s

winning, national bestselling Grave

(the heroine) initial gloomy, resent-

series – Halfway to the Grave, One

ful attitude toward Bones made him

Foot in the Grave, and At Grave’s End

tease her constantly, because Bones

– will be the first to tell you about the

knew she was all wrong about vam-

depth of being a vampire.

Frost’s

pires and her “curse” of a heritage, so

but

he often threw her stereotypes back

love.

in her face in amusing ways. Even

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picked [his personality], so I may as Jeaniene Frost, author of the award


though Bones is an undead hit man, out of the two of them, Cat is the more brooding character, which is a bit backward from the usual heroine and vampire hero.” Jeaniene explains how the creation of Bones was based on very real, very human qualities. “I added things to Bones that I’d always loved – an English accent, a wicked sense of humor, honesty – and things I was afraid of, such as moral ambiguity, dangerousness, and ruthlessness.” For how consistent the vampire’s physical appearance is, they had to go through quite a cultural metamorphosis before they could fully begin their pop-world domination. Lingering in the shadows are still the sinister Dracula-types, but countering them are vampires cut from a cloth of justice and heroics. This new breed is intelligent, witty, wily, and flawed but always striving to be better.

Blood

no longer governs their every action, but love.


So while vampires are perhaps the only monsters in the horror canon that are more beautiful, agile, and powerful, than mere humans, they are also the one thing on earth who could and would love for all eternity. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with someone like that?

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Dan Tallarico

Some may call me a stalker, but a stalker has not been hand chosen by Cupid to spread his message of love. Plus, they have no idea how to coordinate stationary and properly make use of scissors. I’m a secret admirer, president of the A.D.M.I.R.E.R.S (Always Drop Merry Insightful Reports with an Emphasis on Romance, Secretly) and admirer only the finest human beings. I’ve spent empty nights, tediously cut45

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ting out colorful letters from assorted

of. With slight hesitation she cracked

periodicals only to arrange them in a

open the piñata, which contained sun-

way that would elicit an “aw” from

dresses, hats and tickets to the Just

someone. My first admirer was Janet

Ducky Tours.

Scarfington. A typical admirer would send cliché scarf after cliché scarf to

Sure they never know who I am, and

win her heart, but I’m no typical ad-

sometimes it’s hard not revealing

mirer. Using my expert cross-stitching

myself.

abilities, I stitched a portrait of Janet

ing a follow up correspondence to

winning the coveted “Scarf Wearer of

these people, but stop myself when

the Year” award. The stitching wait-

I recall the number one tenant of

ed for her outside of her apartment.

A.D.M.I.R.E.R.S: Do not dwell on a

Needless to say, it stole her breath

young lass. Move on and bring sun-

away and no admirer has been able

shine to a stormy life.

Sometimes I ponder send-

to top it yet. Next time flowers, a kitten, puppies, Jennifer Cramden was also one of my

or sweet candies filled with diamonds,

special admirerees. Admirers worked

think of the guild of A.D.M.I.R.E.R.S

for months trying to win her over, but

that serve to make the unhappy

to no avail. I love the challenge of

swoon and become hot with the fever

love, though. She lived to work and

of passion.

spent every one of her days in a business suit, hair in a bun, making sure people were stuffing piñatas properly. She was the QA of the largest piñata maker east of the Mississippi. To melt her heart, and loosen those muscles, I sent her a piñata and aluminum baseball bat.

The piñata took the form

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s far as passion, it’s much easier to work on a piece of art that you feel passionate about - I will spend much more time on something that I feel strongly about and I’m usually much happier with the results. I’ve never been about to work at a job that I wasn’t able to at least occasionally feel passionate about something I was

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working on. Without passion, you’re just going through the motions. I think that the odd thing about passion is where does it come from? Why would someone have a passion for taking photos of old signs? It seems a little mysterious to me, I guess.” – Jim Zahniser


Jim Zahniser is a Pittsburgh artist and a full-time graphic designer for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also undertakes many freelance design and illustration projects. He is a graduate of both Theil College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and has over fifteen years of design experience. Zahniser is recognizable for his retro

designs and cartoons but his versatility allows him to adapt his skills to fit any project. You can visit his website at www.jimzahniser.com. Keep an eye out for a gallery show showcasing his work later this year.


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• See more about Jim Zahniser at www.jimzahniser.com


Are we having fun yet!

ZIPPY’S PITTSBURGH AND MORE The Art of Bill Griffith February 14th – March 31st This exciting exhibit presents original Zippy comic strips featuring our hometown and it’s surrounds by legendary Underground cartoonist Bill Griffith.

SPECIAL EVENT! Feb. 21st, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Meet Bill Griffith at Phantom of the Attic Comics in Oakland where he will be signing copies of his new Zippy collection.

This exhibit is supported by The Copacetic Comics Company and Phantom of the Attic Comics/Oakland.

THE TOONSEUM is located within Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Phone: 412.325.1060 Email: joe@toonseum.org Web: toonseum.org Artwork copyright © 2008 Bill Griffith


Behind the unassuming storefront windows of Everyone an Artist (EAA) studio, something exciting is happening. Adults with behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting the opportunity to create art and become a vital part of the growing Lawrenceville arts scene. This unique studio and gallery is curated by Kirsten Ervin and is an initiative of Milestone Centers Inc., a nonprofit agency that serves the needs of persons with behavioral and intellectual challenges. Milestone offers a wealth of services that help people to live and work in their communities, including residen-

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tial, treatment, case management and senior services, just to name a few. While art therapy programs are offered at Milestone, EAA is more focused on developing the artistic skills of the participants. This is not to say that the process of creating art is not therapeutic for the artists. Whether a person is disabled or not, finding an outlet for creativity is a healing practice. Art is impacting the EAA artists in other ways too. Amanda Gross, the Studio and Gallery Assistant, works in the community to connect the EAA artists to other local artists by arranging field trips to galleries and other events in the area. EAA

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“Adults with behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting the opportunity to create art and become a vital part of the growing Lawrenceville arts scene.�


EAA and all the programs at Milestone focus on the ability and strengths of the artists. Art projects are tailored to bring out the best talents of each individual and in helping each individual develop their talents and skills based on their interests. Because of this, EAA is recognized as a viable contender in the booming Pittsburgh arts community. And the results? The caliber of the artwork produced at this working studio is astounding. Each artist has a distinct style which is reflected in

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the artwork that hangs at the front of the studio. The work ranges from abstract ideas to concrete imagery, with all sorts of styles and themes in between. A recent show produced a series of sculptural birds that were embellished by the artists with different materials like paper, ribbons and other craft items. Many of the pieces are available for purchase, with a significant portion of the profit going to the artist. Reproductions of the artwork are also used to create t-shirts, pillows, greeting cards, jewelry and even purses. The current show, “Images of Our Lives�, which will run through March 13th, showcases the stunning photographs of several artists who worked with the Art Institute faculty and photographer Jessica Kalmar. Shows like this are vital to EAA, because they serve as an opportunity to make essential connections to the community. The show is open to the public, with a closing reception on March 13, 2009. Visit www.mi lestonecent ersinc.org for more information.

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also holds shows every couple of months to engage with the communities and showcase the talents of their artists.


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arried couples, business partners and friends David and Suzann Miriello and David and Mary Korns are not saints. They wear street clothes, drink coffee and work out of a small studio in Braddock. No one prays to them, but there are many people who credit them with a bit of divine inspiration. Call it an artistic passion, a personal mission or a responsibility to sustain a dwindling art form, the Miriellos and Korns of New Guild Studio have taken responsibility for transforming churches into timeless works of art. The First Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh, Theological College Chapel of Washington D.C. and Saint Gregory Church in Cannonsburg are just a few. In an age that praises the most modern and abstract art, it is a bold move to make

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“We do a lot of reading,” says David Korns when asked how they learned all the techniques. After all, they don’t just paint. The list of their services includes iconography, sculpture and mosaic, restoration, glass, metalwork and furniture. Most of their skills were not learned in school. They didn’t attend workshops. They opened a book, bought the supplies needed and got to work. With all this talent, it would make sense to expand and decorate the churches of the nation en masse. However, New Guild relies on only a few trusted contractors to help them with largescale projects. Suzann explains that

Photo Credits: Anton Miriello | www.newguildstudio.com

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a career out of art that is steeped in tradition. The high quality of their work is only rivaled by that of their ancient European counterparts. The walls of the studio in Braddock are lined with supplies, brushes, scaled-down models of sanctuaries, and beautiful glassware. Splashes of paint on the mammoth side wall are reminders of past projects that spilled over the canvas. A shelf that stretches along the back wall houses hundreds of books about art history and techniques.


their original goal was to keep the operation small in order to maintain creative control. Ultimately, as artists their ambition is not to run a business, but to be able to practice their craft. “We paint all day here, and then we go home and paint some more,” says Suzann. If they hired a crew of artists, would they end up becoming business people rather than artists? Rather than finding out, they continue to do the work themselves and live out the passion that prompted them to start the company in 1991. That

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passion has landed them all over the country, as far as Washington D.C., for projects that can last up to seven years. It is hard work but ultimately very satisfying. “We are probably some of the most visible artists in the Pittsburgh area,” explains Suzann, “But people don’t know it’s our work.” It is true: when you walk into one of the brilliantly painted churches, you don’t think about who painted it. It is easier to believe that it just appeared there by some divine act. Maybe that is the way it is supposed to be.


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Remember a time when

South Side Works Theater, Pitts-

watching a film meant more than

burgh Filmmakers locations, Carnegie

retrieving a Netflix envelope from the mail

Mellon’s McConomy Auditorium and

and returning to hibenation? When film

Future Tenant Gallery), wine and

instigated dialogue was a place for

food supplied from local sponsors

artists to present their work? For some

and the presence of directors and

Pittsburgh cinephiles, Faces of Democ-

cinematographers, the festival is a

racy (2006) and Faces of Mechaniza-

reason to leave the Netflix on the

tion (2008) conjure these memories.

coffee table and leave the house.

For others, this third edition, Faces

The following films are highlights.

of Realism, the 2009 Carnegie Mellon

For a complete listing and schedule,

International

Film

check the festival website at www.

be a first.

With award-winning,

contemporary

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Festival, screenings

will (at

cmu.edu/faces.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Einhorn Design | www.cmu.edu/faces

By Quelcy T. Kogel


AFTERSCHOOL

FORBIDDEN LIE$

Directed by Antonio Campos; USA; 2008

Directed by Anna Broinowski; Australia; 2007

2009 Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Feature for Antonio Campos (director), T. Sean Durkin (producer) and Josh Mond (producer) It’s an elite New England boarding school.

Athletics, beauty and drugs

serve as the currencies of the popular, and Robert is broke by such standards. His mother ignores his phone call confessions that he doesn’t fit the school dynamic and suggests a positive attitude When

or it

medical

becomes

intervention. mandatory

to

choose an after school activity, Robert gravitates toward the video club where his camera witnesses a high school tragedy. Robert unveils how a school confronts and glosses over the more bitter realities of life. Director Antonio Campos, who was accepted into

the

Cannes

Film

Residence

Program at the very young age of twenty-two, is scheduled to present his film.

2007 AFI Awards Nomination for Best Documentary “It’s ‘faction’- fact and fiction,” says Norma Khouri, “it’s like the DaVinci code,” but the DaVinci code never painted the truth as Khouri did.

Her friend suffered a violent

death for being involved with a Christian man and the family restored honor through murder.

Khouri fled

Syria, wrote the book of her “true” account while in hiding and began a personal mission against honor killings. The book was an international bestseller, propelling Khouri to fame and fortune.

She was a publisher’s

humble and heroic ideal until 2004, when esteemed journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction.

Director Broinowski blurs

traditional directorial bounds as much as Norma blurs the bounds between fact and fiction. Who is the true Norma Khouri: the con or the artist? The only reality of the film is that each truth veils forbidden lies.


BOMB IT! Directed by Antonio Campos; USA; 2008 “It was about our names, our recognition…only a fool writes his name on a wall; we wrote to end the violence… the police are too distracted by violence and major crimes to notice us…I notice the forgotten spaces and the forgotten masses without homes…I don’t want you to paint my home, so I won’t tag yours.” From Philly, paint sprayed across countries and continents, leaving surfaces of all shapes, speeds and sizes in the wake of controversial fumes. “Bombers” precariously dangle between art and vandalism, galleries and the streets, life and death, for the sake of tagging a message. Bomb It was shot across the globe, featuring “bombers” such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid and Cope 2 and will be screened at Future Tenant Gallery. Attendees will have the chance to eat, drink, mingle and attempt their own tag on the gallery walls.

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By Sharon Davis

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1. Bold and Eco-Conscious: These parchment-like papers are from Nepal and handmade from a renewable plant called Lokta. The designs are taken from nature and the papers are made by women’s cooperatives. 1a. Pink paper with a silk screened gold ginkgo leaf pattern and a gold organdy ribbon.  The ribbon gives it a soft and delicate effect for a luscious combination of colors and textures. 1b. Red paper with a silk screened gold cherry blossom pattern and gold raffia.  The asymmetrical bow creates a distinctive and balanced look. 2. Fabulous Pastels: Pink and lavender papers from Japan with fascinating silkscreened holographic patterns.  These papers have been folded into note card

sets with matching envelopes and raffia for love letters, invitations, thank you notes, etc. and can be printed on given their smooth surface. 3. Red fans with a black floral vine pattern with black cord. The repetition of the fans turns a small box into a delightful gift.

4. Naturally Beautiful: Textured mulberry paper with pink bougainvillea petals and grass with a willow organdy ribbon. The ribbon compliments the texture of the paper and seems to bring the flowers to life.  This handmade paper from Thailand is part of a tradition of using flowers and other botanicals to create papers that are works of art in themselves.


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Beauty isn’t about what is on the surface. Looking good goes beyond the outer layer – after all, what matters is underneath. And underneath all starts with underwear. That thin layer between a person and the rest of the world can have the power to completely

transform

an

ordinary

jeans and t-shirt into an alluring outfit with a sexy secret.

why that woman isn’t walking, but strutting down the street with a knowing smirk on her face. Lingerie is a private indulgence for only the wearer to know – that is, unless she decides to share. The realization that a whole outfit can fit inside that teeny, tiny, oh-so-little bag will have a husband actually enjoying the fact his wife went shopping. No matter if the look desired is tempting, demure, flirtatious, or a combination of them all, these pieces will make going to bed much more exciting.

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1. Juicy Couture boy shorts

It is the reason Something that is both sexy and sweet, it is hard to recognize this playful underwear at first. Packaged to look like colorful cupcakes, these adorable Juicy Couture boy shorts would be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

They are playful, comfortable,

and as sweet as the icing they look like.

Available in the Juicy Couture

store in Ross Park Mall, they are the perfect dose of sugar, spice and everything nice with a dash of tempting sizzle.


This whimsical robe is a light and airy covering that will look tempting no matter what goes underneath. Sheer fabric skimming across a stomach and the flowy sleeves fluttering delicately with each step will make any person feel like a glamorous 1950’s film star strolling about her dressing room. Find this see-through cover up at Athropologie stores like the one in the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. With

flattering

black

trim,

this

adorable tank and underwear set is the perfect top to slip into when that red lace corset just sounds too uncomfortable. They are the perfect solution to looking good and feeling comfortable.

What

makes

these

items truly attractive is their organic cotton fabric. Find them at Equita in Lawrenceville, a boutique dedicated to carrying free trade, organic and other environmental friendly products. While

these

may

look

like

the

normal pair of lace underwear, these boyshorts from Booty Pop have a thin padding in the back to help booties, 2. Robe from Anthropologie

well, pop. The idea is to give their


wearer that bootylicious butt BeyoncĂŠ sings about. Think of it as a padded bra for your bottom. The idea may take some getting use to, but try them out at the Original Cin boutique in Sewickley.

7. Tank and Underwear set

6. Padded lace underwear

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1.

This sterling silver bra pin is appro-

Tahitian Pearl: This ring plays with the

priately named “The Most Comfort-

contradiction of circles and squares to

able Bra You’ll Ever Wear,” and with

create a unique look. The natural Ta-

only 50 made, is a limited edition.

hitian pearl is accompanied by .65 car-

Designed to resemble a 1950’s bullet

rots worth of diamonds, and 18 carrots

bra, the original was created for an

of both yellow and white gold. Grazing

auction benefiting the Persad Center

up the side of the ring, a soft curling

– a local AIDS servicing organization.

wave pays homage to the deep, enchanting waters of the pearl’s origins.

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2.

3.

The Earthfire ring was designed

flames engulfing the gods to create a

around a Toltec myth in which gods

new sun. If you peer down into the

must sacrifice themselves to light up

stone, the orange colors looks like

the sun. Carved on one side of the

glowing embers. This ring is not only

ring is the god of the wealthy, while

a piece of jewelry, but a story, a leg-

on the other, the god of the impov-

end, and an heirloom.

erished –according to legend both were needed to light the sun. Bells incorporated this to demonstrate the importance of cooperation between all aspects of society. The large stone on the top of the ring represents the


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Those who spend each and every Valentine’s Day hopelessly fantasizing about biting into the most elegant, darkest,

and

sophisticated

Euro-

pean chocolates need not lose hope. Actually, being in Pittsburgh, chocolate aficionados have the upper hand in this immaculate confection dilemma. Just ask Amy Rosenfield of Mon Aimee Chocolat in the Strip District.

She,

with a little help from her parents, has taken it upon herself to satisfy all your cocoa needs.

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Throughout the years, Rosenfield and

If that isn’t enough to rope you into

her parents have had the opportu-

the tasteful little French-inspired shop,

nity to travel to a handful of foreign

maybe we can put Amy Rosenfield’s

countries, never forgetting to order

superior chocolate expert status into

dessert. Slowly but surely, they devel-

perspective for you. Her colleagues

oped a taste only for the finest crea-

and personal friends include our Food

tions of chocolate and returning home

Network favorites, as she works close-

had them yearning for the decadent

ly with Drew Garrison, Donald Russel

exotic sweets.

of the Guittard Chocolate Company, and even has beef with the creator of

“There was a lack of easily and readily

the Madeline Au Truffe (a $250 truffle,

available selections of premium choc-

the most expensive chocolate in the

olate in Pittsburgh,” Ronsenfield says,

world), Fritz Knipschildt.

but she was going to change all that. So, in December of 2001, the golden

For those who have never experienced

gates of Mon Aimee Chocolat were

foreign chocolates, Rosenfield is your

open for the first time, presenting

go-to girl for anything you need to

top notch sweets from over 40 differ-

know.

ent chocolate meccas, including Italy,

delicacies or the simple sweets you

Madagascar, and Peru. Not quite eve-

thought your taste buds would never

rything is imported, as Rosenfield and

meet again, Mon Aimee Chocolat has

her mother have perfected the science

you covered.

of thick and creamy hot chocolate, sometimes charged with a wonderful peppery tang, and it is the ideal remedy for the winter blues.

For those who long for the


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W

ith Valentines Day approaching, many couples are look-

ing for that perfect romantic evening. Fortunately, I’ve found a romantic hidden gem, Bona Terra. This candle lit restaurant is cozy and quiet. It boasts gorgeous European inspired décor and an attentive wait staff. I started my meal with the pan-roasted beef with a caramelized sea scallop, over sautéed baby bok-choy and spinach with a wild mushroom ragout finished with a roasted red pepper emulsion and lemon aioli. This had an amazing depth of flavor as the savory beef and sea scallop complimented the tender baby vegetables perfectly.


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The red pepper emulsion added just

garlic and chive complementing the

the right amount of sweetness to the

wild mushroom demi-glace made a

whole dish.

perfect pair.

The salad consisted of quail breast

My dessert of choice was none other

and arugula with imported chevre

than the traditional romantic vanilla

goat cheese, blood orange reduction

bean crème brulee, topped with fresh

and fresh blood orange wedges. This

strawberries. The smooth and creamy

quail breast was tender while the aru-

texture filled me with a warm feeling,

gula was slightly peppery, the cheese

reminiscent of a soft childhood blan-

creamy and mild, this was all topped

ket. The sweet crème brulee went

off with the sweet and tart blood

perfect with the slightly tart berries.

orange reduction. This gave the whole dish a unique, fresh flavor.

This is a perfect romantic spot for any couple looking for gourmet food and

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My entrée for the evening was the

a cozy atmosphere. The wait staff

pan-roasted lamb rib chop over gar-

will make you feel right at home.

lic chive potato puree, and sautéed

This establishment is BYOB, perfect if

haricot verts, with a wild mushroom

you and your significant other have a

demi-glace. This succulent prepara-

special bottle at home waiting for such

tion of lamb was moist and tender

an occasion. If you try this restaurant

while the haricot verts were crisp

for your next romantic night out, I can

and mildly sweet. The potato puree

promise you will not be disappointed.

was seasoned to perfection and the

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By Pat Kirby Valentine’s Day is here once again fel-

team of Ted and Janet Miller care for

las, just in case someone may have

each grape of their seven-acre vine-

forgot to plan ahead for the special

yard with as much tenderness as any

evening, let us at Lux remind you that

parents can, and it shows in the fine

there’s nothing quite like an excellent

flavors of these perfect wines.

bottle of wine to keep the passion flowing. Luckily for your love life, C.T.

If there’s one thing the Italians know,

Miller Winery has brought the fruits

it’s old-fashioned romance.

of their recent harvest to their new

love story is complete without a home-

South Side store.

made bottle of wine from the La Casa

And no

Narcisi Winery, which is quietly tucked Their menu is a wine connoisseur’s

away in the hills of Gibsonia, just 10

dream. They offer classic reds such

miles north of Pittsburgh. Come any

as Cabernet Franc with a hint of rasp-

time of the year and hospitality fills

berry, rose flavors like their excellent

the air in the form of live music and

Capanna Rose, while their citrusy

guided wine tastings in the winter, or

Cayuga White will warm any lady’s

for family picnics and farmers markets

heart, and each bottle ranges from

during the summer.

$12.25 to $16.25. They also offer gift

baskets full of goodies and personal-

Denny Narcisi’s family has been mak-

ized labels that are the perfect size for

ing wine since the 1500’s, and he

those three little words.

made sure to keep their Italian tradi-

The business itself is a work of pas-

tion alive, which means zero preserva-

sion and love. The husband and wife

tives and chemicals. The all-natural


flavor shines through in the perfect

For the Pittsburghers who don’t want

white Riesling, the lovely red Rosetta,

to make the trip out to Smicksburg,

and even the sweet Peach Narcisi.

Windgate has recently opened up

And thankfully for those low on cash

a store at the Pittsburgh Mills Galle-

this Valentine’s Day, the bottles only

ria near Oakmont. All of Windgate’s

range between $9 and $18 each. It’s

fantastic wine collection can be found

very easy to fall in love with this hid-

in one place. This makes it easier to

den Pittsburgh gem.

pick out unique flavors such as their Mahoning Valley Mist with its distinc-

For those looking for a quaint country-

tive nutty taste, their semi-sweet

side feel to their wine selection, you

rose flavor, Eye of the Shadow, and

can’t go wrong with Windgate Winery

a wonderful blend of French hy-

& Vineyards. This rustic vineyard is lo-

brids in their Amish Country Red,

cated just 60 miles northeast of Pitts-

among many more. The wines start

burgh in the antique Amish country of

at just $9.95 per bottle.

Smicksburg. Owner Daniel Emerson

forget about their exquisite gift bas-

found the area to be just perfect for

kets, wine tastings, and antique gift

making wine when he bought a small

items that will certainly make your

plot of land there 30 years ago, and

romance taste a whole lot sweeter this

after winning more than 130 awards

Valentine’s Day.

for his various wines, we find it easy to agree with him.

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And don’t


L

ocated in enthralling Squirrel Hill, a delicious bakery chris-

tened Sweet Tammy’s is a delicate trendsetter that raises the bar for traditional bakeries in the area. With fresh, luscious cookies and softly drizzled cupcakes, sweet soy lattes and decadent sugar-dappled pies, Sweet Tammy’s sets the perfect scene for a relaxing saccharine bakery. Sweet

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Tammy’s was shaped into a Pittsburgh

with soy, and the icing is made with

existence in December 2008 by Dan-

egg whites, margarine, and sugar.

iel Berkowitz and his wife, Tammy Berkowitz. Tammy is a professionally

But delicious food isn’t the only thing

trained baker who has been baking

that sets Sweet Tammy’s apart from

since the unassuming, auspicious age

other bakeries in town. “We have a

of five, and has always had a strong

custom-built display case based on a

passion for baking. “When both bak-

model popular in turn of the century

eries in Squirrel Hill closed, we moved

France,” explains Daniel. “None of the

in.” Daniel says. Later he stated that

bakeries in town have one like ours—

the couple loves Pittsburgh because

all of their display cases are on the

of the “friendly people, low cost of

floor, and you can’t see what you’re

living, awesome culture, the Steelers,

getting. Ours is six feet high and

and the natural beauty—people never

rounded, so you can see what you

think of that.” Daniel adds.

want the instant you walk in.” Sweet Tammy’s baked good are both

Of course, the beauty and unforget-

kosher and delicious. If your dream

table taste of the food in this bakery

dining destination is a sweet, savory

is apparent upon walking in. Food

bakery with charming, scrumptious

available includes, but is not limited

baked goods, then Sweet Tammy’s is

to, pies, pastries, cookies, cupcakes,

a dream come true. For more informa-

tarts, quick bread, and cakes that can

tion, contact the bakery at 412-224-

be special-made. For those craving

2306 or head over to 2119 Murray Ave

sweets, sugary scoop candy is availa-

in Pittsburgh for a flavorful treat.

ble, which is also kosher. In fact, all of the delectable baked goods are made without dairy products, making the food in this cozy little eatery entirely kosher and a vegetarian haven. Even

• www.sweet-tammys.com

the lattes and cappuccinos are made

• Photos: Andrew Meyer


W

Within the old wooden beams and slate floors of Hyeholde

Restaurant is a love story that spans two generations and over seventy years. The restaurant business is one of high turnover, being bought and sold as quickly as the food trends in America change.

However, this or-

nate stone castle turned restaurant in Moon Township has remained constant in its impeccable quality and service over the decades. As owner Barbara McKenna describes it, Hyeholde was built on love. Under the euphoric spell of love for his new bride-to-be, her father, William Kryskill, promised to build a castle for his love in the corn field where he proposed to her. 103

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tress on a hill”. His love of Chaucer and English history is reflected in the décor of the English Tudor and French style castle.

Stained glass windows

reflect whimsical scenes from the Canterbury Tales and reproductions of ornate tapestries line the walls. William and Clara Kryskill opened Hyeholde’s doors to its first guests in 1937 and gained a reputation as a charming country inn until Pat Foy bought the restaurant years later. The Foy family transformed it into a more sophisticated dining experience complete with a menu of rare delicacies not often found in the Pittsburgh area. The Foys also built an underground tunnel that connected Hyeholde to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house that Wilbuilt Hyeholde with their own hands. Recycling wood and stone from an abandoned barn, silos and churches, Hyeholde was eco-friendly out of necessity long before it became a trend. William Kryskill envisioned Hyeholde as a castle from medieval times. Its position on top of a hill is the inspiration for the name, translating to “for105

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liam Kryskill built on the grounds. Named “The Round Room”, it now serves as an elegant gathering place for business meetings and events Meanwhile, Barbara McKenna (the daughter of William Kryskill) was starting a love story of her own with husband, Quentin. “My husband and I made a pact: no pets, no second

• Photos: Andrew Meyer | www.hyeholde.com

Using found materials, the Kryskill’s


homes and no restaurants,� explains

produce is supplied locally, and Mrs.

Mrs. McKenna. However, fate had a

McKenna has plans for a greenhouse

different plan and they found them-

where they can eventually grow a lot

selves buying Hyeholde back from

of their own produce.

the Foys, returning the building to the family that built it so many years

Mrs. McKenna speaks so highly of her

before.

staff that it is evident they are family to her. It is the love of the place that

Their labors of love have paid off and

keeps them there, as the gourmet din-

Hyeholde is revered as one of the

ing industry is one of hard work and

most romantic places in the area.

little riches. Judging by the number

Hyeholde is a pleasure for the senses,

of engagements and weddings that

from the crackling of the fireplace to

take place there, it is easy to imagine

the savory cuisine.

that Hyeholde casts a love spell on all

Creating every-

thing from Duck Terrine to Cervena Elk, the French and New American menu is expertly maintained by sous chef Chris O’Brien.

The meat and

who enter.


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ust in time for Valentine’s Day! Use these cutest of coupons to win over the heart of that loved one. Not to mention, these work as great last second gifts in case someone forgot.


WAYS NOT TO PROPOSE TO THAT PERSON YOU LOVE! 1. Try not to propose to that person when you are extremely, incoherently, inebriated. In fact, try to be as sober as possible. If you try proposing after a few too many drinks you risk the chance of calling the person by the wrong name, ruining their shoes, or go through with it and not remember the next morning. Not exactly the best way to begin a marriage.

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2. Proposals don’t always go as planned so it’s imperative to be able to have some sort of escape plan. With this thought floating around in the back of your mind, don’t propose on a hot air balloon. Perhaps it’s a “yes” and the rest of the flight is a hot air balloon ride so steamy that the torch does not need to be on to float the balloon. On the other hand, a “no” means a long awkward float across the land where there’s a good chance the proposer goes the way of the weighted sack of sands. 3. Do not propose underwater whilst scuba diving. As this is one of the most important keystones in ones life, it’s best to live sufficiently past the moment so that one can reflect back on the “good ol’ days.” Proposing under the water may be so overwhelming, their breath will be whisked away and the entirety of the tank will be exhausted in one breath, thus leaving them breathless in an area where air is rather scarce. 4. Don’t propose during other people’s weddings. Yes it’s inspiring with all of the families gathered there, the bridge and groom kissing and looking sharp, and the mountain of presents. But this is someone else’s special day and the only thing worst than rain on a wedding day (which, arguably, isn’t even that terrible) is someone else proposing on your wedding day. Don’t be that couple. 5. Please don’t propose during a circus act. Not only does a proposer get a knee full of dirty, but it is distracting for people doing tedious extremely focused tasks. A performer swinging from the trapeze may glance over to see why there is premature cheering and miss the trapeze, or the lion may be drawn to the glimmering diamond and devour the would-be bride and groom. No one wants their wedding in the stomach of a beast, so be careful where the proposal takes place.

Illustration: Nina Kouprianova- ninakay@gmail.com


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NOTES FROM THE WALL February, the month of passion! What inspires us to new heights and what can excite us to giddiness? Passion, of course. It’s all around us, most noticeably in our home in the form of our possessions. A table once belonging to a great grand mother, a charcoal print a friend did while in college, mother’s dishes, a statue found at a street fair. Treasures like these that we collect over our lifetime are not always easy to incorporate into home decoration.

So what we would like

to share with our readers are some of the many ways in which to display your belongings without compromising your look.

Art display can challenge as you have many different pieces depicting diverse subject matter. If you have the luxury of a foyer you can create a gallery (family photos work wonderfully in this area). Measure your wall, floor to ceiling, and end-to-end. Determine the center of the wall and mark that spot. Lay your artwork on the floor (use your largest print, or the piece you deem most important, in the central position). Continue to move your display pieces around until their position pleases your eye

(Remember to measure

from the point of mounting from the particular piece). When incorporating different subject matter and different medians, composition is key. Art can also be displayed on top of cabinets, propped on a chair, or in the crook of a wall. Easels always make a statement and double as wonderful displays. If you’re afforded the luxury of multiple walls in your room, remember to create a rhythm. This is accomplished by hanging a large piece of art on one wall, and a smaller piece, or pieces, on


the next wall and so on. If your piece

or act as a nightstand. Don’t forget

of art stands alone on the wall a good

windowsills and stairways, as they al-

rule to follow is to have its center ap-

low you to display books, ginger jars

proximately at a 5ft. 5in. (try keeping

and basketry. China cabinets are no

all art hung at same height when go-

longer used for conventional displays

ing around the room). If your art is to

of china and stemware alone so try

be displayed atop a piece of furniture,

using them to display books, statu-

the bottom of your art should be hung

ary, decorative boxes along with your

so that its bottom is approximately six

more conventional items.

to eight inches from the top of the ob-

not forget the obvious tabletops and

ject it’s hanging over.

mantels.

Étagères are great for display since

Objects look good in odd numbers as

they allow an object to be seen from

well as varying heights so creating an

all sides (they also make great room

asymmetrical look will catch the eye.

dividers).

A painter’s ladder, in its

Balancing of objects provides a more

natural state, can hold books and

formal appeal. And remember: If it

plants.

pleases the eye it works.

Doorways can provide shelf

space for collections (separate your

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display with plants or small pieces of

Yours Truly,

art) and can also be used over a bed

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THE INFORMAL GOURMET As we look forward to the month of

ries bright and red that burst with

February we think of love. How do

flavor. Not to mention oysters, raw,

we say I love you? French: Je t’aime.

smoked in a sauce, succulent meats

Spanish: Te Amo.

Italian: Ti Amo.

flavorful and cooked to perfection.

German: Ich Liebe Dich. Swedish:

Fondues to feed, flambé to create and

Jag Alskar Dey. Russian: Ya Lyublyu

creamy custards to melt in the mouth.

Tebya.

Of course presentation counts, so go that extra bit to tantalize the eye and

Chinese (Mandarin): Wo ai ni. Irish Gaelic: Ta Gra Agam Ort. S’ayapo.

the senses.

Greek:

No matter the language,

So this Valentines Day, find something

it’s wonderful to say and wonderful to

delectable and decadent to share with

hear. And what better way to express

your loved ones.

our love than with something yummy to tantalize the senses.

Yours Truly,

As we look to indulge our culinary pas-

Audrey Ehlin

sions, our thoughts turn to chocolates, white, bittersweet milk, and strawber-

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‘

HOOVER DAM FACTS Where is Hoover Dam? In Black Canyon on the Colorado River, about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. How tall is Hoover Dam? It is 726.4 feet from foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the dam. The towers and ornaments on the parapet rise 40 feet above the crest. How much does Hoover Dam weigh? More than 6,600,000 tons. What type of dam is Hoover? A concrete arch-gravity type, in which the water load is carried by both gravity action and horizontal arch action. How long did it take to build the dam, powerplant, and appurtenant works? Five years. The contractors were allowed seven years from April 20, 1931, but concrete placement in the dam was completed May 29, 1935, and all features were completed by March 1, 1936. How many men were employed during the dam’s construction? A total of 21,000 men worked on the Dam with an average of 3,500 and a maximum of 5,218 daily, which occurred in June 1934. The average monthly payroll was $500,000. Information Courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior


| CHICK

| DECADE

| DALES MAXIMA

| JUPE

| THE GARAGE

| LUXX

717 Liberty Ave. 412-434-0100

5867 Forbes Ave. 412-421-6400

5841 Forbes Ave. 412-421-9311

| N.J. RICHETTI

One Oxford Center 2nd Floor 412-281-3455

| OCCASIONS

5873 Forbes Ave. 412-521-1500

| THAT GIRL IS 5817 Forbes Ave. 412-422-9099

SOUTH SIDE

BOUTIQUES

2306 E. Carson St. 412-432-7933

1003 E. Carson St. 412-381-2957

| PITTSBURGH JEAN CO.

2222 E. Carson St. 412-381-5326

| ROBERTA WEISSBURG LEATHERS Southside Works 412-488-8008

| SHOP 412

2628 E. Carson St. 412.586.7507

| APARTMENT BOUTIQUE

| SLACKER

| BCBG MAXAZRIA

| ULTERIOR MOTIVE

1113 E. Carson St. 412-481-0149

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1407 E. Carson St. 412-720-1677

2708 Sidney St. 412-431-4640

LISTINGS

1321 E. Carson St. 412-381-3911

1103 E. Carson St. 412-432-7900

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DOWNTOWN


LAWRENCEVILLE | PAVEMENT

5

3629 Butler St. 412-621-6400

5415 Walnut St. 412-681-8188

| SUGAR BOUTIQUE 3703 Butler St. 412-404-8850

SHADYSIDE | CHEEKS

5418 Walnut St. 412-682-5443

| EB PEPPER

5411 Walnut St. 412-683-3815

| HEY BETTY

5890 Ellsworth Ave. 412-363-0999

| HIPTIQUE

5817 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-5817

5

| MODA

5401 Walnut St. 412-681-8640

5

| PURSUITS

740 Filbert St. 412-688-8822

| EONS

5850 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-3368

| ROBERTA WEISSBURG LEATHERS

5

| B&B STUDIO 5417 Walnut St. 412-860-8056

SQUIRREL HILL | AVALON EXCHANGE 5858 Forbes Ave. Suite 1 412-421-2911

| CAPRICCIO

5825 Forbes Ave. 412-422-4225

| THE GARAGE

(AT CHARLES SPIEGEL)

5841 Forbes Ave. 412-421-9311

| THE PUSSYCAT 5824 Forbes Ave. 412-521-5977

BLOOMFIELD | ALLURE

4730 Liberty Ave. 412-687-6390


| 1902 LANDMARK TAVERN

| CAFE EURO

| ASIAGO

| CAFE ZAO

| AUGUST HENRY’S

| THE CARLTON

24 Market Sq. 412-471-1902

301 Grant St. 412-392-0225

946 Penn Ave. 412-765-3270

| BIGELOW GRILLE 1 Bigelow Sq. 412-281-5013

| BOSSA NOVA 123 7th St. 412-232-3030

| BRAVO FRANCO 613 Penn Ave. 412-642 6677

| BUON GIORNO CAFE

R E S TA U R A N T S

5 Market Sq. 412-471-9158

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| CAFE AMANTE 120-200 Fifth Ave. 412-391-1226

U.S. Steel Tower, Lower Level 600 Grant St. 412-434-0800

649 Penn Ave. 412-325-7007

One Mellon Bank Center 500 Grant St. 412-391-4152

| CHRISTOS MEDITERRANEAN GRILLE 130 Sixth St. 412-281-6442

| THE COMMON PLEA 310 Ross St. 412-281-5140

| EADIE’S MARKET & CATERING One Mellon Bank Center 500 Grant St. 412-391-3993

| ELEVEN CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN 1150 Smallman St. 412-201-5656

LISTINGS

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DOWNTOWN


| GRILLE ON SEVENTH

| OPUS

| JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES

| ORIGINAL FISH MARKET

130 Seventh St. 412-391-1004

506 Liberty Ave. 412-697-0999

| KAYA

2000 Smallman St. 412-261-6565

| LIDIA’S PITTSURGH

1400 Smallman St. 412-552-0150

Renaissance Hotel 107 6th St. 412-992-2005

Westin Convention Center Hotel 1001 Liberty Ave. 412-227-3657

| ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE 20 Market Sq. 412-566-7925

| PALAZZO RISTORANTE 144 6th St. 412-434-6244

| MAHONEY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

| PALOMINO

| MARK’S GRILLE & CATERING

| PARADISO RISTORANTE

| NINE ON NINE

| PRIMANTI BROTHERS

949 Liberty Ave. 412-471-4243

923 Penn Ave. 412-471-6401

900 Penn Ave. 412-338-6463

444 Liberty Ave. 412-642-7711

301 Grant St. 412-392-0225

11 Cherry Way 412-566-8051


| SEVICHE-TAPAS BAR 930 Penn Ave. 412-697-3120

| SIX PENN KITCHEN 146 6th St. 412-566-7366

| SONOMA GRILLE 947 Penn Ave. 412-697-1336

| BRUSCHETTA’S 301 Grant St. 412-392-0225

| CAFE DU JOUR 1107 E. Carson St. 412-488-9695

| CARSON STREET DELI 1507 E. Carson St. 412-381-5335

| STEELHEAD BRASSERIE & WINE BAR

| CITY GRILL

| Merriott Pgh City Center

| SONOMA GRILLE

TAMBELLINI | RISTORANTE

| DISH OSTERIA BAR

| TONIC BAR & GRILL

| DOUBLE WIDE GRILL

112 Washington Pl. 412-394-3474

139 Seventh St. 412-391-1091

971 Liberty Ave.

2019 E. Carson St. 412-431-1770

947 Penn Ave. 412-697-1336

128 S. 17th St. 412-390-2012

24th & Carson St. 412-390-1111

| FATHEADS

R E S TA U R A N T S

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SOUTH SIDE

1805 E. Carson St. 412-431-7433

LISTINGS

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D O W N T O W N (CONT.)


| GRAND CONCOURSE

100 W. Station Square Dr. 412-261-1717

| GYPSY CAFE

1330 Bingham St. 412-381-4977

| IBIZA TAPAS & WINE BAR 2224 E. Carson St. 412-325-2227

| KASSAB’S RESTAURANT

1207 E. Carson St. 412-381-1820

| LE POMMIER BISTRO FRANCAIS 2104 E. Carson St. 412-431-1901

| MALLORCA RESTAURANT

2228 E. Carson St. 412-488-1818

| MATRIX

E. Station Square Dr. 412-261-2220

| NAKAMA STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI BAR 1611 E. Carson St. 412-318-6000

| PAPPARAZZI 2100 E. Carson 412-488-0800

| PICKLE BARREL 1301 E. Carson St. 412-431-1114

| PITTSBURGH RARE 300 W. Station Square Dr. 412-803-3824

| PRIMANTI BROS. BLUES CAFE 1832 Carson St. 412-381-2583

| SESAME INN CHINESE RESTAURANT

125 W. Station Square Dr. 412-281-8282

| THE LIBRARY

2302 E. Carson St. 412-381-0517

| THE ZENITH 86 S. 26th St. 412-481-4833


| BENKOVITZ SEAFOODS

2300 Smallman St. 412-263-3016

| BOOMERANG AUSSIE BBQ & WOOD FIRE PIZZA 2701 Penn Ave. 412-434-1220

| DELUCA’S RESTAURANT 2015 Penn Ave. 412-566-2195

| ELEVEN

1150 Smallman St. 412-201-5656

| ENRICO BISCOTTI CAFE 2022 Penn Ave. 412-281-2602

| GENE’S LAST CHANCE BISTRO & BAR

R E S TA U R A N T S

2533 Penn Ave. 412-566-2000

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| LIDIA’S ITALY 1400 Smallman St. 412-552-0150

LISTINGS

| MY NGOC

2120 Penn Ave. 412-765-1150

| PAMELA’S DINER 60 21st St. 412-281-6366

| PRIMANTI BROTHERS 46 18th St. 412-263-2142

| ROLAND’S SEAFOOD GRILL 1904 Penn Ave. 412-261-3401

| SMALLMAN STREET DELI 2840 Smallman St. 412-434-5800

| SUSHI KIM

1241 Penn Ave. 412-281-9956

NORTH SHORE | ATRIA’S RESTAURANT 115 Federal St. 412-322-1850

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STRIP DISTRICT


| BIG SAM’S MEMPHIS BBQ 1204 Federal St. 412-323-0333

| BUBBA’S BAR & GRILLE 208 Federal St. 412-323-8459

| ELLIOT’S OFF BROADWAY DELI & RESTAURANT 115 Federal St. 412-231-0344

| GIORGIO’S PLACE 908 Western Ave. 412-322-0404

| LINDO’S

947 Western Ave. 412-231-0110

| MAX’S ALLEGHENY TAVERN 537 Suisman St. 412-231-1899

| MURIEL’S

856 Western Ave. 412-322-0476

| PENN BREWERY RESTAURANT 800 Vinial St. 412-237-9400

PEPPI’S | 927 Western Ave. 412-231-9009

| JOEY AND DOLLY’S NORTH SHORE

| PICKLES

| LEGENDS NORTH SHORE

| RICHARD’S SMOKEHOUSE

| LILLEN’S PIZZA

| ROXOLANAS

539 E. Ohio St. 412-231-2812

500 E. North Ave. Suite 1 412-321-8000

535 E. Ohio St. 412-322-1402

424 E. Ohio St. 412-322-7002

1518 Brighton Rd. 412-321-3750

856 Western Ave. 412-231-7696


| WILSON’S BBQ 700 N. Taylor 412-322-7427

| YE ALLEGHENY SANDWICH 822 Western Ave. 412-322-4797

LAWRENCEVILLE | COCO CAFE 3811 Butler St. 412-621-3171

| PICCOLO FORNO 3801 Butler St. 412-622-0111

| REMEDY

5121 Butler St. 412-781-6771

| RIVER MOON CAFE & TEA COMPANY 108 43rd St. 412-683-4004

R E S TA U R A N T S

| SWEET BASIL & LA FILIPINIANA

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5321 Butler St. 412-781-8724

LISTINGS

| THE CHURCH BREW WORKS 3525 Liberty Ave. 412-688-8200

| TRAM’S KITCHEN 4050 Penn Ave. 412-682-2688

OAKLAND | CARNEGIE CAFE 4400 Forbes Ave. 412-622-3225

| INDIA GARDEN 328 Atwood St. 412-682-3000

| LULU’S NOODLES 400 S. Craig St. 412-681-3333

| MAD MEX OAKLAND 370 Atwood St. 412-681-5656

| ORIGINAL HOT DOG SHOP 3901 Forbes Ave. 412-621-7388

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| PRIMANTI BROS. OAKLAND 3803 Forbes Ave. 412-621-4444

| SPICE ISLAND TEA HOUSE 253 Atwood St. 412-687-8821

SHADYSIDE | CASBAH MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 229 S. Highland Ave. 412-661-5656

| CHINA PALACE 5440 Walnut St. 412-687-7423

| FLAIR

736 Bellefonte St. 412-681-4445

| GIRASOLE

733 Copeland St. 412-682-2130

| HARRIS GRILL

5747 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-5273

| LA FERIA

5527 Walnut St. 412-682-4501

| PAMELA’S

5527 Walnut St. 412-683-1003

| PANERA BREAD 5430 Centre Ave. 412-687-2177

| PITTSBURGH DELI COMPANY 728 Copeland St. 412-682-3354

| SOBA

5847 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-5656

| THAI PALACE 5528 Walnut St. 412-687-8586

| THE ELBOW ROOM

5744 & 1/2 Ellsworth Ave. 412-441-5222

| UMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT 5849 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-6198


| WILSON’S BBQ

| ROYAL CARIBBEAN

| YE ALLEGHENY SANDWICH

| VENTO’S PIZZA

700 N. Taylor 412-322-7427

822 Western Ave. 412-322-4797

| VILLAGE PIZZA 810 Ivy St. 412-682-6878

| WALNUT GRILL 5500 Walnut St. 412-688-8220

EAST LIBERTY | ABAY ETHIOPIAN CUISINE 130 S. Highland Ave. 412-661-9736

| CAPRI PIZZA

123 N. Highland Ave. 412-363-1250

R E S TA U R A N T S

| FLAVORS

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6008 Broad St. 412-362-0478

| RED ROOM CAFE & LOUNGE 134 S. Highland Ave. 412-362-5800

LISTINGS

128 S. Highland Ave. 412-362-1861

420 N. Highland Ave. 412-361-9197

SQUIRREL HILL | AIELLO’S

2112 Murray Ave. 412-521-0226

| ALADDIN’S EATERY 5878 Murray Ave. 412-421-5100

| BANGKOK BALCONY

5846 Murray Ave. 412-521-0728

| CHAYA JAPANESE CUISINE 2104 Murray Ave. 412-422-2082

| CHOP STICKS 2018 Murray Ave. 412-421-1920

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S H A D Y S I D E (CONT.)


| GULLIFTY’S RESTAURANT 1922 Murray Ave. 412-521-8222

| HOW LEE

5888 Forbes Ave. 412-422-1888

| HUNAN KITCHEN 5440 Walnut St. 412-422-7188

| KA MEI

2209 Murray Ave. 412-422-2828

| KAZANSKY’S DELI 2201 Murray Ave. 412-521-4555

| MA PROVENCE 2032 Murray Ave. 412-521-2925

| MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 5824 Forbes Ave. 412-521-5505

| MINEO’S PIZZA HOUSE 2128 Murray Ave. 412-521-9864

| NAPOLI PIZZA HOUSE 2006 Murray Ave. 412-521-1744

| NEW DUMPLING HOUSE 2138 Murray Ave. 412-422-4178

| PACIFIC RING 1900 Murray Ave. 412-421-3338

| PAMELAS

5813 Forbes Ave. 412-422-9457

| PINATI KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 2100 Murray Ave. 412-422-9457

| ROSE TEA CAFE 5874 Forbes Ave. 412-421-2238

| SILK ELEPHANT 1712 Murray Ave. 412-421-8801


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S Q U I R R E L H I L L (CONT.) | SILK PAGODA

4070 Beechwood Blvd. Suite 2 412-521-8620

| SMALLMAN STREET DELI 1912 Murray Ave. 412-421-3354

| SREE’S FOODS 2103 Murray Ave. 412-421-2380

BLOOMFIELD | CALABRIA’S 4911 Penn Ave. 412-362-3446

| PEOPLES INDIAN RESTAURANT 5147 Penn Ave. 412-661-3160

| PHO MINH

4917 Penn Ave. 412-661-7443

| SUN PENANG 5829 Forbes Ave. 412-421-7600

| SWEET BASIL & A FILIPINIANA 2022 Murray Ave. 412-422-8950

| TANGO CAFE

5806 Forward Ave. 412-421-1390

R E S TA U R A N T S

2110 Murray Ave. 412-521-3663

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| ZAW’S


| AUGUST HENRY’S CITY SALOON 946 Penn Ave. 412-765-3270

| BACKSTAGE BAR AT THEATER SQUARE 655 Penn Ave. 412-325-6766

| BAR NINE

900 Penn Ave. 412-338-6463

| BOSSA NOVA 123 Sixth St. 412-232-3030

| ELEVEN

1150 Smallman St. 412-201-5656

| IMAGES BAR 965 Liberty Ave. 412-391-9990

| MAHONEY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

BLOOMFIELD | OLIVE OR TWIST 140 Sixth St. 412-255-0525

| PALOMINO BAR 444 Liberty Ave. 412-642-7711

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DOWNTOWN

| PEGASUS LOUNGE 818 Liberty Ave. 412-281-2131

| SEVICHE

930 Penn Ave. 412-697-3120

| STEELHEAD BRASSERIE & WINE BAR

112 Washington Pl. 412-394-3474

| TONIC BAR & GRILL 971 Liberty Ave. 412-456-0460

BAR/LOUNGE

949 Liberty Ave. 412-471-4243


| BLUE LOU’S

1514 E. Carson St. 412-381-5610

| CITY GRILL

2019 E. Carson St. 412-431-1770

| CLUB CAFE 56 S. 12th St. 412-431-4950

| DEISEL

1601 E. Carson St. 412-431-8800

| JACK’S BAR

1117 E. Carson St. 412-431-3644

| LAVA LOUNGE 2204 E. Carson St. 412-431-5282

| REX THEATRE

1602 E. Carson St. 412-381-6811

BAR/LOUNGE

| SHOOTZ CAFE & BILLARDS

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2305 E. Carson St. 412-488-3820

LISTINGS

| THE SMILING MOOSE

1306 E. Carson St. 412-431-4668

| TIKI LOUNGE

2003 E. Carson St. 412-381-8454

| Z LOUNGE

2108 E. Carson St. 412-431-1800

STRIP DISTRICT | 31 STREET PUB 3101 Penn Ave. 412-391-8334

| ALTAR BAR

1620 Penn Ave. 412-263-2877

| CLUB ZOO

1630 Smallman St. 412-201-1100

| FIREHOUSE LOUNGE 2216 Penn Ave. 412-434-1230

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SOUTH SIDE


NORTH SHORE | H2O

| FINNIGAN’S WAKE

| LIGHT

| FIREWATER’S NORTH SHORE SALOON

2016 Smallman St. 412-281-2540

1501 Smallman St. 412-281-1600

| MULLANEY’S HARP & FIDDLE 2329 Penn Ave. 412-642-6622

| PRIVE ULTRA LOUNGE

1650 Smallman St. 412-253-7330

| PURE

108 19th St. 412-434-1310

| ROLAND’S IRON LANDING 1904 Penn Ave. 412-261-3401

| SALOON IN THE STRIP 2117 Penn Ave. 412-434-7000

| SPORTS ROCK CAFE 1400 Smallman St. 412-552-1199

20 E. General Robinson St. 412-325-2601

120 Federal Street 412-323-4688

| HI-TOPS

200 Federal Street 412-231-3310

| JAMES STREET TAVERN 422 Forland St. 412-323-2222

LAWRENCEVILLE | BRILLOBOX 4104 Penn Ave. 412-621-4900

| THE CHURCH BREW WORKS 3525 Liberty Ave. 412-688-8200

| THUNDERBIRD CAFE 4023 Butler St. 412-682-0177


| BOOTLEGGERS 403 Semple St. 412-682-3060

| CHIEF’S CAFE 307 N. Craig St. 412-683-2936

| 5801 VIDEO LOUNGE & CAFE 5801 Ellsworth Ave. 412-661-5600

| BITES & BREWS 5750 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-4425

| FOSTER’S BAR AND GRILL

| BUFFALO BLUES

| GENE’S PLACE

| CAPPY’S CAFE

| LUNA BAR & GRILL

| DOC’S PLACE

| MITCHELL’S TAVERN

| LE MARDI GRAS

100 Lytton Ave. 412-682-6200

3616 Louisa St. 412-682-2138

304 N. Craig St. 412-621-2012

4632 Centre Ave. 412-682-9530

| PETER’S PUB

116 Oakland Ave. 412-681-7465

216 S. Highland Ave. 412-362-5837

5431 Walnut St. 412-621-1188

5442 Walnut St. 412-681-3713

731 Copeland St. 412-683-0912

| SHADOW LOUNGE 5972 Baum Blvd. 412-363-8277

| SHADYSIDE SALOON

5741 Ellsworth Ave. 412-665-0654

BAR/LOUNGE

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OAKLAND


NORTH SHORE | SPIN BARTINI & ULTRA LOUNGE 5744 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-7746

| WILK’S BAR & GRILL

1818 Morningside Ave. 412-661-7758

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| WILLIAM PENN TAVERN 739 Bellefonte St. 412-621-1000

EAST LIBERTY | KELLY’S BAR & LOUNGE 6012 Penn Circle S. 412-363-6012

| SHARP EDGE BEER EMPORIUM 302 South St. Clair St. 412-661-3537

| FANATICS

1704 Shady Ave. 412-422-5040

| MURRAY AVENUE GRILL 1720 Murray Ave. 412-521-1272

| SILKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1731 Murray Ave. 412-421-9222

| SQUIRREL HILL CAFE 5802 Forbes Ave. 412-521-3327

BLOOMFIELD | SILKY’S PUB

5135 Liberty Ave. 412-683-6141


| 707 PENN GALLERY 707 Penn Ave. 412-325-7017

| 709 PENN GALLERY 709 Penn Ave. 412-325-7017

| 800 PENN GALLERY 800 Penn Avenue 412-325-7017

| ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM 117 Sandusky St. 412-237-8300

| ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH GALLERY 420 Blvd. of the Allies 412-263-6600

| CAPA GALLERY

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS

111 Ninth St. 412-338-6100 (x. 6129)

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| ONE MELLON CENTER SATELLITE GALLERY One Mellon Center 412-261-7003

| SPACE GALLERY 812 Liberty Ave. 412-325-7723

| WATERCOLORS 223 3rd Ave. 412-429-4003

| WOOD STREET GALLERIES 601 Wood St. 412-471-5605

SOUTH SIDE | BREW HOUSE SPACE 101 2100 Mary St. 412-381-7767

| CREATIVE TREEHOUSE

| FIREBORN STUDIOS AND GALLERY

| FUTURE TENANT GALLERY

| LA FOND GALLERIES

517 Lincoln Ave. 724-910-9947

819 Penn Ave. 412-325-7037

LISTINGS

2338 Sarah St. 412-488-6835

1711 E. Carson St. 412-431-3337

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DOWNTOWN


| SILVER EYE CENTER FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY 1015 E. Carson St. 412-431-1810

| SOUTH BANK GALLERIES

1300 E. Carson St. 412-488-6688

| STUDIO Z GALLERY 1415 E. Carson St. 412-381-6400

STRIP DISTRICT | SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT 2100 Smallman St. 412-261-7003

LAWRENCEVILLE | 209/9 GALLERY 9th Liberty Ave. 412-258-2700

| ASH GALLERIES 5314 Rear Butler St. 724-575-6330

| BLUBRIX ART 184 39th St. 412-683-2169

| BORELLI-EDWARDS GALLERIES (BE GALLERIES) 3583 Butler St. 412-260-9188

| DNA BLUE COLLAR GALLERY 4719 Hatfield St. 412-683-2925

| ECLECTIC ART & OBJECTS GALLERY 8275 Ohio River Blvd. 412-687-0123

| ELEMENTS GALLERY 3816 Butler St. 412-681-7627

| EVERYONE AN ARTIST GALLERY 4128 Butler St. 412-681-2404

| FE GALLERY 4102 Butler St. 412-860-6028

| THE FRAMERY 4735 Butler St. 412-687-2102


| GALLERY G GLASS 3710 Liberty Ave. 412-683-1700

| GALLERY ON 43RD ST. 187 43rd St. 412-683-6488

| HUMBLE BEGINNINGS ART GALLERY & CAFE 4121 Main St. 412-683-9003

| METALIER FINE METALS STUDIO 1706 Rialto St. 412-889-6211

| PENN GALLERY 3700 Penn Ave. 412-956-4806

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS

| SLAUGHTERHOUSE GALLERY AND STUDIOS

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5136 Butler St. 412-782-6858

| WIZARD OF ODDITIES GALLERY 4314 Butler St. 412-325-4144

| CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART 4400 Forbes Ave. 412-622-3131

| CONNEY M. KIMBO GALLERY University of Pittsburgh 412-648-7900

| MELWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY 477 Melwood Ave. 412-681-5449

SHADYSIDE | THE ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH 6300 Fifth Ave. 412-361-1370

| BELLA ARTE GALLERY

5880 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-7200

| FOUR WINDS GALLERY 5512 Walnut St. 412-682-5092

| GALLERIE CHIZ 5831 Ellsworth Ave. 412-441-6005

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L A W R E N C E V I L L E (CONT.) O A K L A N D


| GALLERY IN THE SQUARE 5850 Ellsworth Ave. 1-866-825-4347

| THE GREAT FRAME UP

818 S. Aiken Ave. 412-682-4443

| MASER GALLERIES 5427 Walnut St. 412-687-0885

| MENDELSON GALLERY

5874 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-8664

| THE MICHAEL BERGER GALLERY 415 Gettysburg St. 412-441-4282

| MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY 5833 Ellsworth Ave. 412-441-5200

| PHIPPS CONSERVATORY 1 Schenley Park 412-441-4442

| SWEDEN KAFFE & ARTS SHOPPE 5523 Walnut St. 412-477-7267

| WAX JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO 5901 Ellsworth Ave. 412-363-9299

SQUIRREL HILL | AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM 5738 Forbes Ave. 412-521-8011

| BARCO ART GALLERY

3900 Forbes Ave. 412-648-1490

| SIRANI GALLERY 5875 Forbes Ave. 412-422-2121

BLOOMFIELD | BLOOMFIELD ARTWORKS

451 S. Atlantic Ave. 412-681-6838

| BOX HEART GALLERIES

4523 Liberty Ave. 412-687-8858


| CARIBOU COFFEE

| BEEHIVE

| COOL BEANS CAFE

| CARIBOU COFFEE

3619 Forbes Ave 412-687-2617

125 W. Station Square Drive, Freight House Shops, Station Square 412-434-0181

| COOL BEANS CAFE 444 Liberty Ave. 412-690-9030

| CRAZY MOCHA 429 Forbes Ave. Allegheny Building 412-281-8177

| ESPRESSO ON 4TH 307 Fourth Ave. 412-281-5893

| FIFTH AVENUE BEANERY

120 Fifth Ave. Place 412-281-2850

COFFEE SHOPS

| LEGAL GROUNDS COFFEE AND TEA

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SOUTH SIDE

200 Grant St. 412-281-5020

| NICHOLAS COFFEE COMPANY 23 Market Square 412-261-4225

LISTINGS

1327 E Carson St. 412-488-4483

Southside Works 2729 E. Carson St. 412-488-8490

| CRAZY MOCHA 2809 E Carson St. 412-431-1326

STRIP DISTRICT | CAFE INTERMEZZO 50 21st St. 412-281-0809

| FORTUNE’S COFFEE ROASTERY 2005 Penn Ave. 412-471-5557

| LA PRIMA ESPRESSO COMPANY 205 21st St. 412-565-7070

| LEAF & BEAN 2200 Penn Ave. 412-434-1480

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DOWNTOWN


NORTH SHORE | AMANI INTERNATIONAL 507 Foreland St. 412-322-0647

LAWRENCEVILLE | COCA COFFEE LOUNGE 3811 Butler St. 412-621-3171

| CRAZY MOCHA 4032 Butler St. 412-687-1445

| PERK ME UP 4407 Butler St. 412-682-1520

SHADYSIDE | COFFEE TREE ROASTERS 5524 Walnut St. 412-621-6880

| CRAZY MOCHA

5830 Ellsworth Ave. # 100 412-441-9344

| JITTERS CAFE 5541 Walnut St. 412-621-2316

EAST LIBERTY | KELLY’S BAR & LOUNGE 6012 Penn Circle S. 412-363-6012

SQUIRREL HILL | 61C CAFE

1839 Murray Ave. 412-521-6161

| TE CAFE

2000 Murray Ave. 412-422-8888

BLOOMFIELD | UNION PROJECT 801 N. Negley Ave. 412-363-4550


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