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A Note From LUX’s CEO:

Dear readers, First and foremost; thank you for being patient with us as we restructured Lux Magazine. You are the reason why we are here today. For all the advertisers who’ve had faith in us, we salute you. To you our dear readers, thank you so very much for the numerous calls and emails that were filled with encouragement and desire to see Lux hit the streets once again. To our amazing contributors I say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for Lux and for sticking by during our restructuring process. You deserve a big squishy hug! Thanks to the Lux staff for your unending energy and passion. I love you all. As we embark on a new phase with Lux you’ll see some really exciting changes in the very near future. Our website is getting a complete overhaul. We expect to see some great events with the “Lux” focus listed within its pages, easier navigation through its pages, online contests with great prizes and much more to come. Within our little BIG magazine pages you’ll see the focus on Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh writers, events, photographers, galleries, dining, culture and the Arts. No more distant places. We are all about our city. Our re-launch promises to be bigger than ever! Lux is all about illuminating our city. If you find something here in Pittsburgh that you would like to see brought to light, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to an exciting year with each and every one of you!

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THE MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL The mayor visited LUX Magazine’s Office. We had the opportunity to ask him some questions about the luminating Steel City. Earlier this year, Pittsburgh was voted the number 1 city to live in. In fact, it’s the only city that has been honored with that title twice. What do you attribute to that? Pittsburgh is a place for long-term happiness. People think of Pittsburgh as home, even if they go away for a while, they always come back to their roots. Our neighborhoods are unique and like no other areas in urban America. From Polish Hill, to Bloomfield’s Little Italy, or the South Side Slopes, our neighborhoods have remained incredibly intact, facing the test of historical tough times. Because our neighborhoods have stayed intact, many unique cultural opportunities are at our residents’ fingertips. Pittsburgh is one of the safest cities in America. Our crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation; in 2007 we reached a 40 year historic crime low. Our housing stock is very stable. Experts in foreclosures have said that Pittsburgh is the safest City in America to invest in. At the end of 2007, housing prices in Pittsburgh increased by 4.1 percent, compared to a -5.8 percent drop nationally. Despite this strong market outlook, families can afford to buy beautiful homes in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is a truly dynamic place. It has all of the big city attractions, such as sports teams, cultural centers, and great arts—yet, we have a small town feel. People are friendly, relaxed, and I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Pittsburgh left.” It’s been said from visitors that Pittsburgh is the only place where ongoing traffic will allow you to turn left. That speaks to the Pittsburgh character. We are good people, who operate at our own time, we’re not fast like New York, we’re not slow like the South—we’re Pittsburgh. We should all be Pittsburgh Proud to live in America’s Most Livable City.


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How do you feel the arts contribute to and impacts a city’s atmosphere and culture? Downtown Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a vibrant animated area with over 14 cultural facilities, public parks, and new and proposed commercial development. Besides for being a great tool for economic development, a vibrant arts community improves quality-of-life, helps the City to attract and retain diverse residents and businesses, and adds to the overall appeal of the City as a major destination. Pittsburgh is home to over 100 firms who have international, national, and regional headquarters and who make over $ 1 billion in annual revenue. There are approximately 70,000 more jobs in Pittsburgh today than at the peak of industrial employment 25 years ago. And, there are more jobs in the pipeline. In 2007, over 300 business expansion plans were announced with 13,000 new jobs to be created and 11,000 to be retained. Undoubtedly, Pittsburgh’s dynamic cultural arts scene, providing for a dynamic arts environment, is a selling point for businesses, and residents, who want to make Pittsburgh their home.

What was once solely an industry town, Pittsburgh has really emerged as a great city for culture. Why and how do you think that rendition happened? It was the legacy of the industrial barons that created an arts and cultural community in Pittsburgh. This began with the creation of the Carnegie Library and Museum and followed with the establishment of the symphony and ballet. When Pittsburgh began its Renaissance in the early 1950’s and development began occurring in Downtown, the face of the City began to change. No longer seen as the “Smoky City”, investors realized the potential of Pittsburgh. The development of cultural amenities Downtown began when the Howard Heinz Endowments invested $10 million for the renovation of the Loew’s Penn Theater,

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which re-opened as Heinz Hall in 1971. The developments of Heinz Hall and the Convention Center lent themselves as bookends for the creation of the Cultural District on Penn & Liberty avenues, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust was born. This assimilation of arts and culture into our City laid the groundwork for an organic growth of the arts and artists in our unique neighborhoods.

With street beautification and building revitalization, the city is going through a rather big metamorphosis. What are you hoping the next 5, 10 years will bring to Pittsburgh? First and foremost, I hope to see more revitalized, sustainable, and thriving neighborhoods. Many cities around the country are experiencing a renaissance as young professionals, new families and retirees rediscover the economic, environmental, and social benefits of city living. Among such benefits are a short commute which translates to more time with family and friends, lower transportation costs, responsible land use by taking advantage of existing infrastructure and unique houses rather than consuming unspoiled land; and proximity to favorite restaurants and shops.

I hope that Pittsburgh continues to be a leader in this movement by nurturing strong, healthy neighborhoods, the kind of neighborhoods with streets you’d want to stroll down on a warm summer’s day; with bustling shops and restaurants in walkable and inviting business districts; with beautiful, affordable homes to welcome new and existing residents; and of course with the views, geography, and traditions that make Pittsburgh so distinct. Each of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods is unique and each has different needs. In the next 5-10 years, I’d like to see not only the City, but nonprofits, foundations, and the private sector, addressing the market conditions, cultures, and assets that each neighborhood possesses, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach. I expect we’ll see increased investment in many of our neighborhood business districts. We will improve storefronts and streetscapes, by adding amenities such as benches, street trees, sidewalk repairs and signage. I hope to see more and more people taking advantage of my Residential Investment Program, which provides a 10-year 100% property tax exemption for new and rehabbed residences Downtown and in 27 other neighborhoods. And, previously blighted, vacant lots will be transformed into community green spaces; productive side-yards; protected greenway forests, slopes, or meadows; pocket parks; and even urban farms.

Lux Magazine is all about illuminating the new Pittsburgh. It’s about bringing talented citizens to light. The city’s responses to the publication have been overwhelmingly positive, but is there anything you would love to see in our magazine? You guys seem to be doing a great job!

Civilizations have been built with culture at it center, that’s our primary focus at Lux Magazine, what are some of the major initiatives around the area? In order to make Pittsburgh an even better destination for the vibrant arts community, I have eliminated the arts amusement tax.

This will, no doubt, attract even more arts organizations to the Pittsburgh community, while taking care of our evolving and dynamic institutions. For the first time ever, with the support of our foundation community, we have hired a full-time public arts manager. This new position will look at the City’s entire art collection in terms of monuments and murals, and begin to catalogue and restore this great historical asset. Increasing the sustainability of our urban neighborhoods through programs that improve our Main Streets, repair our bridges with walkable and bikeable lanes, and keep our streets safe and clean, will no doubt attract more fruitful activities that revere the arts as vital to a City’s health.

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ecycling can be an art form by taking used items and transforming them into something new and beautiful. That is exactly what is done at Fresh Heirlooms, located on Butler Street in Pittsburgh. They take reclaimed items and create unique home furnishings. With the rising threat of global warming and the landfills filling up, many people are becoming more environmentally conscious. Thus, reusing goods that would otherwise be thrown out has taken on an important role in many communities. Why not bring those items in as pieces of art, as conversation pieces with a real history? Lindsay Woge came up with the idea of Fresh Heirlooms as a result of her interest in “the intersection of art, science and creating functional works of art from materials

Photo: Gloria Rautman

otherwise bound for the landfill.� An example would be taking old bike chains and making clocks or picture frames out of them. Many of the pieces that are created are Photo Courtesy of: Fresh Herilooms one-of-a-kind and made right in the Fresh Heirlooms workshop. There are a few pieces they carry which come from other artists within the United States. While many of the pieces are created with items that Fresh Heirlooms already has, if someone comes in with an item they want fabricated into something else, Fresh Heirlooms will take on the challenge in fashioning it into a precious piece. Free mini-workshops are offered for customers to come in and create a unique piece of their own. Fresh Heirlooms hopes to offer more in-depth workshops on a regular basis in the near future. Woge was pleased with the summer program they offered for the children from the 10th Ward. The program was sponsored by Operation Weed and Seed and focused on how to reuse materials creatively. Some projects created included origami and pulp made from old newspapers.

On March 15th, Fresh Heirlooms hosted a celebration of all things green. It was to honor Mother Earth and St. Patrick’s Day weekend. They not only offered a green-dot sale, but also complimentary refreshments and chances to win Celtic-knot inspired pieces. The event also showcased work produced by local salvage artists and traditional Celtic music by David Shelow. If you are looking for a piece of artwork or furniture that has history or character, then Fresh Heirlooms is a great place to find it. Not only will the piece have a minimal effect on the environment, it very well could be custom made for that one empty corner of the room that you just have no idea how to fill. Fresh Heirlooms loves their customers and will take the time to tell them how the piece was created and where the items came from. Many of their pieces are posted on their website,, or they can be viewed in person at the store, located at 5218 Butler Street. They have metered parking a few doors down. The store is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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ine lines twist and turn into a maze of meticulous carvings on a simple wooden block or copper plate, each one engraved by a patient hand and attentive eye, only to reveal the true complexity of their images through the delicate art of print making. Recently settled in Pittsburgh, but not in the art world, husband and wife Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth have been creating visually complex prints for nearly a decade. Moving from Nashville to Lawrenceville the summer of ’06, the pair not only renovated their home – they transformed it into Tugboat Printshop, a vision that was 5 years in the making. After dreams of making a living out of making art, Valerie and Paul moved to Lawrenceville for its expansive art community and affordable dwellings. Converting their 1st floor living and dining room into a print-shop, complete with it’s own presses, and their basement into a space for Paul’s Exhibition Frameshop, fabricating custom archival quality frames at low prices, the reality of making a career out of art began to take shape.

Valerie Lueth, 2007, Cloud Starburst

“We want to make a lot of art,” a very down-to-earth Paul explains, “If it were about making a lot of money, we would have gotten a storefront.” While both artists are very similar in their composition, each is unique in both medium and approach. Almost dreamlike, Valerie’s drawings and copper plate etchings only reveal themselves after careful inspection contrasting Paul’s woodcuts of concise depictions. Their first collaborative work, Woodland Creatures, previously at venues like the nomadic “I Made It,” indie markets and “Handmade Arcade,” will be featured October 3rd at the Gallery 707 on Penn. Titled, Wild Man’s World, the series will be part of the Cultural Trust’s Fall Gallery Crawl. The realistic yet fairytale like images making up this nature inspired collection, illustrate both facets of Paul and Valerie’s work, highlighting the painstakingly calculated lines used to create animals with characteristics as unique as their designers. Also included in the show are 50 of Valerie’s small scale ink drawings (to be featured in the Mid-Atlantic edition of “New American Paintings”) and Paul’s eight foot tall narrative woodcuts on canvas will also be on display at Gallery 707 as part of Wild Man’s World. From its early days, printmaking has been synonymous with communication, a quality portrayed in both Paul and Valerie’s works. Each print, whether hand drawn, etched, or woodcut, uses specific representations to communicate its meaning.

With the new indie craft movement in Pittsburgh gaining momentum, these 2 artists have not only made a home in Lawrenceville, they have made a place for themselves in the print world as artists. To see more of Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden’s work, visit their website,

Valerie Lueth, 2007, Galatic Blast

Valerie Lueth, 2007, Dream Catcher

Valerie Lueth, 2007, Phantom Stream

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ittsburgh visual artist, Wayno, has made quite a name for himself. He’s listed in Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, and is a founding member of the National Cartoonists Society, AND serves on the Board of Directors of The ToonSeum! He’s also involved in Art-iculate Pittsburgh Network and The Bushmiller Society. If that’s not enough, he also keeps himself busy doing his highly stylized art. His style is reminiscent of those great early cartoons. Think of the old Warner Borthers, Hanna-Barbara, Tom & Jerry, and even Mr. John Krickfalusi (of Ren+Stimpy/Ripping Friends fame) and you’re just about there. He got his start in illustrating doing small zine-like underground comics in the 80’s, a sort of mailing list of other creative types who were just drawing and sending them on. All the while, he was making friends and networking, as well as honing his skills. Inspired by the old Mad Magazines, and other “underground” comics like ‘Zap Comix’, ‘Furry Freak Brothers’ and others of the time, Wayno’s work in definitely versed in the indie-aesthetic.

Aside from his current run, the Chinese Zodiac series and the Stubble and Smoke series, (being shown at the Gypsy Cafe, in case you wanted to go and check out some of his stuff, in person) you can see his work in a few other places. In fact, chances are you may have already seen some of his work as it’s appeared on album covers (Karl Hendricks, The Cynics, Skip Heller, Wil Forbis, Thelonious Moog, The Breakup Society) great labels (Rhino Records, Get Hip, Holland’s BASTA, Italy’s OmOmWorld, and Arf! Arf!), and magazines (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, YM Magazine, National Geographic, Bizarre Magazine) just to name a few. By the sounds of it, the Mount Lebanon resident has no plans in letting up. When asked about his artwork turning animated, he says he’d love to see it done! So, take a clue you animators out there, this man has style for miles!!

Wayno, 2008, Trouble

Wayno, 2008, Year Of The Pig

Wayno, 2008, Year Of The Dragon

Wayno, 2008, Year Of The Ox

Wayno, 2008, Year Of The Snake

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orget the gym membership and put on your walking shoes. If you want a great workout and a chance to see spectacular views of Pittsburgh, then hit one of the 712 sets of steps here in the ‘burgh. Remarkably, 334 of them are legal streets, which are only available to people; bikes and cars are not permitted. So you can do your aerobic exercise, see fabulous sights, and not have to worry about a car hitting you. The “Steps of Pittsburgh” were originally built for the residents who lived up on the hill and needed to get to work at the bottom. The steps are still serving the working community as well as those who want to be outdoors and get a great workout. Where in Pittsburgh can you do over a 200 foot vertical climb? Go walk the steps up Ray Avenue in Brookline. It is located at the intersection of West Liberty Avenue and Fair Avenue. Do you want cardio exercise without the gym? Pittsburgh has 44,645 individual steps that you can hike, totaling 24,108 vertical feet.

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Pittsburgh is divided into 4 sections: North Side, East End, West End and South Side. The city has 90 neighborhoods and 66 of them have at least one set of steps. Each section has walking tours to showcase their neighborhood. On the North Side, the Fineview community has 11 staircases in its walking tour, which has over 1100 steps; that will definitely get your heart pumping! The walk starts at Howard Street and Rising Main and ends at Habit and Howard Streets. As the community name suggests, there are many fine views of Pittsburgh throughout this tour, so remember to keep your head up and enjoy the view.

In Oakland, the University of Pittsburgh students get their cardio exercise when they climb up the 136 steps that take you from the Panther Hollow parking lot to the University of Pittsburgh’s upper campus.

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The steps in the West End provide phenomenal views of the Pittsburgh Skyline. Take the Valonia Street steps, all 187 of them, up to Fairview Street to the West End Overlook and be ready to have your breath taken away – if the steps didn’t do it already. In our opinion, it is the best view of the city.

The steps of South Side are the most widely known in the Pittsburgh area. The Slopes in South Side have 68 sets of stairs which is a total of 5465 steps. Imagine the amount of calories that you will burn walking all those steps. From the steps, the views of the city are fabulous; these are views that you won’t see from a car. The set of stairs that runs up 18th Street gives you a feeling of the community heritage of South Side. Along the way you will find a neighborhood of hilltop homes, beautiful terrace gardens, small corner stores, galleries, churches, restaurants, and much more. In 2004 a grant was given to paint a mural on one of the retaining walls. This mural shows the evolution of South Side in a time line from 1850 when South Side was called

Birmingham, to the present. Remember to stop, look up and take in the views of Oakland, the city skyline and the roof tops of the South Side flats homes. The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is sponsoring Step Trek on October 5th, 2008 from 12 pm to 4 pm, where you and your friends can hike from the Flats to the Slopes. The Association will provide a map of the steps and along the way there will be food, local artists, open houses and lots of fun. To learn more, check out their website, So lace up your sneakers and don’t forget your water bottle and camera!

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esse Joyce is a tall guy. When he stood to shake my hand during our first meeting, he towered over me by at least five inches. And I was wearing four inch heels. But if a person is intimidated upon first meeting the young comedian, they don’t feel that way for long. Jesse Joyce is a man too charming for his own good. And he’s funny…of course he’s funny, he’s a comedian! But he’s not just funny for the sake of a joke or to be the center of attention. His brand of humor is his personality, just a natural way of looking at life that’s a little more skewed, just a little more shaded, a little more turned than the average person. For example: “I don’t have bad days,” he says. “When anything bad happens to me, I just put it in my show. It becomes material. I feel baaad for my ex-girlfriends!”

He’s honest and blunt, no longer wondering if he’ll succeed, but proving he already has. He’s roasted Flavor Flav, been featured on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, participated in the New York Underground Comedy Festival for three years, he’s opened for Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Brett Butler and more, and he’s toured to places you and your friends just dream about. And he’s not doing it for fame or attention. He’s doing it because he has to.

Well, they do say laughter is the best medicine. And considering how many military tours he’s been a part of, laughter is so very much needed. As part of the Comics On Duty Christmas Tour, Jesse traveled all over the Middle East. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar,

Photo Courtesy of Jesse Joyce

“I almost died a while ago,” he candidly tells me as we sit at the Funnybone a few minutes before his performance starts. “I went through a bunch of sh*t that was painful to me but as soon as I could make it funny and put it up on stage and get other people to laugh at it, it didn’t bother me at all. I think it’s very therapeutic.”

Djbouti (North Africa) and the U.S.S. Harry Truman in the Gulf of Persia were on the schedule, but he was more than happy to be there. “It’s funny. [Going to the Middle East and having Christmas over there], that’s what the holiday is about. Just laughing and being around other people.” He understands comedy isn’t just about laughter, but about connecting with people. “Comedy Photo Courtesy of Jesse Joyce is universal. Sure I might have to tweak a joke here and there, but you’d be surprised by how much people are alike.” I ask him if he was ever nervous performing for the troops, and he chuckles and shrugs, then looks me straight in the eye and says: “I did a show in the back of a flatbed truck for 600 prison guards,” he laughs. “There’s really nothing that throws you anymore.” The place is starting to get packed with people. I thank Jesse for the interview. And then I ask him one last question. He started at the Funnybone as a toilet cleaner. Now he’s back as a featured comedian. He must be proud, right? He pauses, then smiles. “The 12 year old in me would be super impressed.”



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dd Richard A. Rydze, MD to the list of notables living in Pittsburgh. Since opening his new practice last September in the downtown area, Dr. Rydze has been busy administering his distinctly unique approach to patient healthcare. The motto of Optimal Health Center states, “Health is not the absence of disease, but the presence of wellness�. One of the many practice characteristics that make OHC atypical is the incorporation of preventative healthcare protocols in conjunction with conventional treatment plans. The spotlight is specifically focused on nutrition and exercise, coupled with vitamin and herbal supplementation to assist his patients in achieving their specific health goals. Dr. Rydze has an extensive medical background and treats a wide range of patients. The scope of his practice demographics include: his primary general practice, corporate medicine/ wellness, sports medicine, and geriatrics. He serves as the medical director for Little Sisters of the Poor

Nursing Home, the Community College of Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh office of the FBI, as well as the Senior Aviation Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. The practice has an international flavor, with numerous patients routinely flying to Pittsburgh from Asia and Europe for their medical care to be administered and managed by the good doctor. He is a highly Photo Courtesy of Magali Duzant sought-after physician in the world of former Olympic and professional athletes. This caliber of competitive athlete knows Dr. Rydze can relate to their continued performance expectations, having been a former Olympian himself. Dr. Rydze enjoyed an illustrious career in platform diving, encompassing seven National Championships, culminated by winning the Silver medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Dr. Rydze has the distinction of being one of two people in history that possess both an Olympic and Super Bowl ring‌quite an accomplishment! The 2005 Super Bowl ring is a

highlight of his twenty-one year career as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a position he regards as memorable. Peer into his office these days, and you’ll find Dr. Rydze wading through a sea of patient charts or researching new medical approaches to manage a myriad of disease states. With such a hectic office schedule, he makes it a point to spend as much time as possible with his family and occasionally enjoy his favorite pastime, a relaxing round of golf. Another priority is sponsoring his brother’s diving teams at the University of Iowa where the Olympic connection remains strong. If you’re lucky, you may bump into him early in the morning at a local coffee shop, grabbing a raspberry cappuccino. A man after our own heart! As you can see, Dr. Richard Rydze is an incredibly accomplished and passionate physician whose friendly, positive demeanor is infectious. His approach to medicine is simple: with a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, and a positive mental attitude, most disease states can be prevented or overcome. We think it’s safe to say, when you visit our favorite physician at Optimal Health Center, that’s exactly what you’ll get – optimal health with a smile.

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Notes From The Wall



hether a contributor, advertiser or savvy reader, our common bond is to express our individuality, to this end I bring you “Notes From the Wall”.

We can appreciate a lot of different decorative looks, but can’t necessarily live with them. Whether we like to display a single vase or piece of art in a minimalist or Zen-like approach, have objects and art adorn our walls, or have them propped on chairs, the object is to fill our home with those things that make our heart sing. One rule to remember is that where the eye falls, it should be on what brings us pleasure. Notes From the Wall will touch on color, furniture placement, art display, dressing tabletops and any decorative subject that holds you, our readers’ interest. Today it’s all about color and/or the lack of it. Each palette affords a different emotion and can be confusing. The appropriateness of color deals with the mood and function of the room. Lighting plays an integral part in how color performs. Imagine a soft light gray sofa against a charcoal wall; add a vase in high shine silver with a single red flower.

Drama anyone? For excitement or movement, accent a chair with pattern. Go as bold as you like by way of stripe or floral, nothing small here. And for those who like a more restful or restrained appeal, use texture as your interest. For those chilly Pittsburgh nights or because we just want to settle in for a cozy evening, pillows and lap throws make for wonderful accents.

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One way to tell if colors work for you is to hold them side by side or place one in front of the other, if it pleases the eye, it works!

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ith all the oversized SUVs on the road, I cannot help but think about the strain such excess puts on our finite resources. However, there is an alternative to the gas guzzling SUV, an electric crossover. Who makes this technological wonder? ZAP Electric Cars. The ZAP-X, engineered by Lotus Designs and ZAP Electric Cars, is an automobile for those who want to buy a larger luxury oriented vehicle without the guilty feeling from getting 10MPG. Wondering about speed? This clean monster uses no gas, emits nothing, yet can keep up with the likes of Porsche. Here is the skinny on this machine. Its motors produce 644 horses while being all wheel drive. The chassis is made of newly developed light weight material which helps to conserve energy. They estimate it will achieve 350 miles per charge, however, as with any vehicle is subject to how one drives it. Also, it’s full of all the latest gadgets a luxury vehicle should come with. All functions, such as the climate control, audio, and navigation, can be controlled from a touch screen which sits in the front and center of an

elegantly designed interior. Best of all, it is the $60,000 price tag. Comparable vehicles cost $80k and up. ZAP Electric Cars make other vehicles as well. All are worth looking into, ranging from small short range electric vehicles to a three wheel sports car. ZAP Electric Cars can be found at • Speed: Up to 40 mph (65 kmph) • Range: Up to 25 miles per charge (40km) *Up to 40 miles per day with opportunity charging; Energy to charge 4.75 kwh • Charger: Onboard 110 Volt AC • Motor: DC • Seating: Up to 4 (303 lbs.) • Battery: Lead Acid • Classification: 3 wheel motorcycle (Zero Emission Vehicle)

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C oco’s C upcakes THE ELLSWORTH


ELLSWORTH Decorated traditionally

POINT BREEZE Decorated traditionally


BLACK & GOLD NORTH SIDE Yellow cake dipped in chocolate ganache. Decorated with Steeler’s colors.

OAKLAND Vanilla cake with chocolate chips, buttercream and cookie strussel.


LAWRENCEVILLE Slightly spiced chocolate cake infused with church brew work’s orange stout, dipped in ganache. Decorated in an artsy décor.



SEWICKLEY Vanilla cake with hazelnut ganache. Decorated with fondant.


SHADYSIDE Chocolate cake dipped in ganache. Garnished with candied walnuts.


SOUTH SIDE Decorated traditionally.

JAVA JAZZY SQUIRREL HILL Vanilla cake, cheesecake filling, cream cheese icing. Decorated with graham crackers.

HIGHLAND PARK Espresso cake infused with ameretto with ameretto cream cheese. Decorated with coffee. Photo Courtesy of Cocos Cupcakes

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CoCo’s Cupcakes From Owner Ananda Cyganovich: “CoCo’s is actively involved in raising awareness of local and national charities and causes. In addition to hosting charity fundraisers at CoCo’s and donating cupcakes and gift certificates to dozens of charity events throughout Pittsburgh, CoCo’s also has two programs that generate cash donations to various non-profit organizations. Every Wednesday is “Cupcakes With a Cause” where 50% of the sales from the Audrey cupcake, decorated with a pink ribbon, are donated to the Hillman Cancer Center. The second program, “CoCo’s Charity of the Month”, allows customers to donate to the chosen monthly charity and CoCo’s makes a 100% matching donation. Since CoCo’s bakes fresh daily, all unsold cupcakes are donated to Meals on Wheels, Shadyside Hospital Emergency Room, the Pittsburgh Police, as well as a youth center and a senior citizen home. In addition to giving back to the community through charity donations, CoCo’s is committed to supporting the Pittsburgh business community by using local vendors such as La Prima Espresso Company, Mon Aimee Chocolate, The Pittsburgh Tealer, The Church Brew Works, and many more. La Prima Espresso Company created a unique special blend of coffee specifically for CoCo’s that is Fair Trade, Organic and delicious!”

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ucked away on Shadyside’s Bellefonte Street, Pizzutti’s Restaurant offers a little pocket of Europe complete with outdoor bistro-style dining and a sophisticated, intimate indoor setting providing a semi private dining experience. The menu offers fresh fare, prepared daily including pasta made on the premises. Our server suggested the Tuscan white bean and sausage soup to start, which featured freshly toasted croutons that melted in the mouth, mildly spicy Italian sausages and perfectly cooked vegetables with a lighter than expected, yet heartily satisfying taste. For a light and filling Secondi Piatti, Pizzutti’s offers a variety of pasta, chicken, fish and meat options including a Pan Seared Mahi Mahi. This plate offers a generous portion topped with a light tomato and mushroom ragout and

Photo: Gloria Rautman

Pizzutti’s Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup

accompanied by a tomato and basil risotto cake and sautĂŠed spinach. It was obvious that the chef took great care in presenting a fresh and flavorful dish without adding unnecessary heavy elements. A daily selection of desserts compliments the variety of dishes on the menu. The Limoncello gelato was sweet and tart and just the perfect end to a Northern Italian dining experience. The Northern Italian styled cuisine is prepared by executive chef David Lagon and executive chef/owner Suzan Pizzutti. Pizzutti, a native of Pittsburgh, returned after living in Washington D.C. and later in New York City where she opened her first restaurant.

Photos: Gloria Rautman

Enrico’s Fennel Salad

Experience Pizzutti’s friendly wait staff and European flair for lunch or dinner Monday through Saturday. B.Y.O.B. but do not forget to bring cash or a checkbook, they do not accept credit cards. Also nestled in scenic Shadyside is Enrico’s Ristorante, located on Ellsworth Avenue, which features outdoor seating, perfect for people watching and sipping wine from the restaurant’s award-winning selection. A wood oven imported from Rome warms the air and is adorned with scrap iron salvaged from locations across the Pittsburgh region. Enrico’s General Manager, Eric Leskovar and Executive Chef Jason Sicher, offer a seasonal menu that rotates quarterly and an extensive listing of daily specials.

The new seasonal menu features pairings including caramelized fennel salad and seared pancetta over field greens with red wine shallot vinagrette with shaved parmesan cheese as well as small plates like asparagus, crimini mushroom and goat cheese ravioli served with fresh vegetables and roasted shallot butter. Warm fresh bread baked daily is quickly presented to the table with oil and vinegar to dip. Main courses range from made-to-order pan-seared duck to pork chops to lamb shank and seafood. Enrico’s ingredients are shopped for daily in the Strip District with fresh fish flown in 3-4 days a week from Hawaii and pasta made locally. Servers offer daily dessert specials. The dark chocolate crème brulée sprinkled with cocoa, cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar is rich enough to share and tops off a wonderfully fresh, Italian dining experience.

Photos: Gloria Rautman

Consider taking in the sights, sounds and flavors of springtime outdoor dining in Shadyside Italian-style at Pizzutti’s Restaurant or Enrico’s Ristorante.

Enrico’s Restaurante 5863 Ellsworth Ave. Shadyside, PA (412) 661-1050

Pizzutti’s Seared Mahi Mahi

Pizzutti’s 709 Bellefonte St. Shadyside, PA (412) 682-1022 (B.Y.O.B)


The Informal Gourmet is comprised of easy meals with a flair for seasoning. These meals can be served in front of the TV or on a dining room table. Happy Birthday Pittsburgh! As we celebrate our 250th birthday, we celebrate the cities wonderful neighborhoods bursting with life, vitality and diversity. And what better way to accomplish this than to invite a friend or two over for a special meal. We could go to our Polish and German grandmothers who first settled here in Pittsburgh, and get one of their recipes for Pierogi. While we reflect on some great old memories, our lifestyle of today keeps us on the run, there appears to be little free time or the energy to prepare a exciting easy meal. For our celebratory meal we’re going to keep it fresh and upbeat. Let’s talk Shrimp!

Photo: David Smith

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the informal gourmet

Here’ what you’ll need: * 6 medium size shrimp per person with the shell left on * Garlic about 4 cloves (or enough garlic powder that you can smell the wonderful pungent aroma) * 4 Basil leaves (or enough powder to cover all the shrimp once laid out in the frying pan) * 4 Oregano leaves (or enough powder to cover all the shrimp once laid out in the frying pan) * A couple of sprigs of dill (or enough dill powder to fill two tablespoons) * One half a cup of sweet chili sauce (found in a bottle) * Olive Oil (cover the bottom of the pan) * Salt and white pepper to taste (optional) * A can of chicken broth (I prefer a carton. Keep it in the refrigerator where it’s always ready for use) Grease the bottom of your frying pan with enough olive oil to cover. When pan is hot add shrimp with shell still on. Add enough garlic to please your nose. Take cut basil leaves, and cover all the shrimp. Use your dill in the same fashion. Add chili sauce (you can add more for a extra kick). Cook over a medium low heat and mix several times, making sure chili sauce is mixed throughout 5 minutes before dish looks completely cooked. Add chicken broth and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes Serve over rice, linguini or dirty mashed potatoes.

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The Sweet (and Cool)

Smell of Pop Art

in Andy Warhol Union Square

by Bond No. 9

“My favorite smell is the first smell of spring in New York,” Andy Warhol once said. Perhaps in a similar spirit, Warhol began painting and silk-screening a series of highly stylized, phantasmagorically colored flowers during the 1960s. He returned to this age-old painter’s subject in 1970, when he developed a portfolio of vibrantly colored flower screenprints at the first of his two studios on Union Square. Both the florals and the location were the inspiration for Andy Warhol Union Square, the latest in Bond No. 9’s series of collectible Warhol eaux de parfum. The scent, a seductive green floral that’s simultaneously cool and warm, is housed in the slim Bond No. 9 superstar flacon, this time displaying Warhol’s flowers as its surface design. Outsize, otherworldly flowers such as these are of course a major fashion statement—with multitudes of designers taking their cue from the Warhol Flowers series. Likewise, Bond No. 9’s Andy Warhol Union Square is in tune with the times (as perfumes should be). But let us go one further and propose that this latest scent of ours, enveloped in Warhol’s iconic flower motif, raises the art of perfumery to—dare we say it?—a new level of sophistication. Available in 100 ml and 50ml flacons, Andy Warhol Union Square will be available at Bond No. 9’s four New York boutiques,, 877.273.3369, and at Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide.

A new level of luxe. A bottle of Union Square wrapped with a limitededition Robert Lee Morris Warhol-inspired Flowers necklace in sterling silver.

Suggested retail price: $575 for a 100ml bottle and a 36� Robert Lee Morris necklace.

Like New York and all the U.S., Bond No. 9 is going green. And we need your help to get it done. Just bring your empty perfume bottles—ours or anyone else’s—to Bond No. 9 boutiques and Bond No. 9 perfume counters at Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide. We’ll take care of the rest. And by way of an eco-friendly thank-you, we’ll give you a refillable pocket spray. Free with any purchase.

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veryone deserves a little indulgence and what better to pamper than your skin. With plastic surgery gaining popularity as the answer to a healthy glow, why not cultivate your face with an organic facial, instead of cutting it. Bloom, one of Pittsburgh’s only Organic Skincare Parlor’s, believes prevention is the key to a fabulous face. Appearing more like a friend’s living room than a parlor, Bloom has changed the image of a noisy, high volume salon into a relaxing intimate experience. Owner Erinn Thompson, a Pittsburgh native, wanted a shop that not only caters to her clients, but creates a calming environment, which is precisely what she established. Erinn’s appointment only policy won’t leave you reading an entire issue of Vogue before your turn. Nor will you hear

Photo: Gloria Rautman

“t.m.i.” from the client next to you. Only soothing music will fill the air along with a bouquet of candles. It’s the atmosphere at Bloom, as well as its amazing skincare creating a buzz around the city. A parallel to the coziness of personal treatment is the option to schedule block appointments, translating to the ultimate “girlfriend gathering!” Why go to a loud restaurant or smoky bar? Set up an afternoon with friends to share some wine, gossip, snacks and a facial - what could be better? If conversations have been leaning towards nuptials, Bloom has fashioned a package complete with custom facials, eyelash tinting & extensions, self-tanner applications, and bikini waxing. Bloom is located at 5220 Butler Street – to schedule an appointment or learn more about Bloom go to

Photo: Gloria Rautman

Blueberry Scrub- $40.00 As seen in LUCKY MAGAZINE, oily acne prone skin contain lactic acid, corn meal and blueberries. Exfoliating twice a week is the key for glowing skin. Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser$ 28.00 Enriched with the scent of clove, this cleanser will give you a squeaky clean feel. Contains Vitamin A and protects against free radical damage. Pure Herbal Scrub Mask-$55.00 Organically grown herbs for any skin type. Even skin tone, fights acne, wrinkles, tightens pores, and heals damaged skin. Great with Pumpkin Toner. Pumpkin Wine Toner- $37.50 Gentile toner applied with hands one of natures best anti-oxidants and extremely nutritious.

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Seasons Of Passion BY BETHANY HENSEL


arah Chang’s favorite season is winter, but not for reasons you think. “[It has] the most meat musically...something I can sink my teeth into.”

Obviously, she’s not talking about the actual season of winter, but rather one of four concertos of Antonio Vivaldi’s classic The Four Seasons. Her CD, The Four Seasons with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, is on sale now. During a phone interview with the virtuoso, we talked everything from music arrangements to dress arrangements, and through it all, one thing was absolutely clear: Ms. Sarah Chang will never need rehab. She is a woman much too determined, too dedicated, too passionate to ever lose her focus. No stranger to pressure and being young – she did make her Carnegie Hall debut at age 6, after all – I tell her that if anyone knows the perils and dangers of fame, it’s her. “You can’t just wing it,” she responds. “You have to be like an athlete [in your] mindset and with your body…[and it’s

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Chang

also having] a great family who’ve always kept me grounded.” Sarah Chang, hailed as a performer, prodigy, virtuoso, entertainer, and bestseller, has worked with the top-tier in the musical arena. She was given the honor of running with the Olympic Torch in New York and became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award. She’s received Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, and has taken home the ultimate prize in music: the Avery Fisher Award. I ask her what she thought of them. “You have to play for yourself. I’m flattered when I get them, but they’re ultimately not why I perform.” No, it’s not about adoration or accolades. It’s about exploring worlds, connecting with people. It’s about filling a silent theatre with music so perfect it could make you weep. It’s about showing us that even though Sarah’s favorite season is winter, for us, when she plays, it’s always spring.


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Pink October 2, 2009 9 pm - 2 am

Live Performance from Tino Coury

Fashion Show by Bombshell Boutique

Also, DJ Showtime & a midnight flame blowing show

$5 donations at the door will be given to breast cancer research

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hy do we love Pittsburgh’s new and hot hip-hop artist, Colicchie, so much? Well, for starters, his heart is just as big as ours. Let’s jump inside.

Anyone who has ever been “motivated by desire” will surely relate to the emotions that are flowin’ on out of the mouth of Pittsburgh’s next big thing in the music scene, Colicchie. Combining a rough past with smooth, catchy beats is this lyricist’s weapon of choice when it comes to showing off his talent, but it’s his sincerity and positivity that really lure Colicchie’s audiences in. But before we check out all our man has to offer, let’s delve in deep and catch a glimpse of where it all began. A South Hills native, Colicchie dueled a turbulent and discouraging lifestyle during his former years. At times he felt like he wanted to give up, but kept plowing through, and finally found a healthy way to free his anxiety. Although Colicchie always had a zeal for music, what we’re hearing today did not start out as the jams we can’t seem to keep our hands off of. The lyrics go back to when he was only fourteen years old, as poems. Colicchie recalls the evolving of his poetry into hip hop music: “I was writing when I was real young, like poetry, and just little dumb stuff, and eventually I started writing rhymes and I just couldn’t

yer, and ible.” a r p , d o G h g “Throu thing’s pos-sColicchie y n a t, n e m it comm stop. I was very, very compulsive with it.” Several years later, with the support of his family and the inspiration of his girlfriend, Colicchie and his rhymes flew off the page and started making their way toward our ears. For the lyricist, having his message heard through music is something that was bound to happen. “The passion was in me. I don’t really think I chose rhyme; I think it chose me.” Colicchie has been spotted performing in the Shadow Lounge and other small venues in the area, but make sure you keep your eyes peeled for this stunner in Pittsburgh’s club scene as he plans to woo larger crowds at locations such as Southside’s Diesel Club Lounge and Déjà Vu in the Strip. And what makes this star on the rise stand out to us? It takes no rocket scientist to recognize that Colicchie’s songs are chock full of that raw emotion and spirituality that root from his past, both of which encourage the writer to remain positive and to always involve a message for all of us to relate to. When indicated that it must be difficult to expose these feelings in front of anonymous rooms stuffed with potential critics, the artist remained confident. “I got to the point where I’m just like, ‘This is my life, how are you really gonna criticize it?’ so I’m just trying to roll with it.” And “roll with it” he does. Having survived the first step of the jagged path to the success, Colicchie refuses to stop there. He is gliding on through the production of his newest masterpiece, Motivated

By Desire, which will be released within the next few months. In the mean time, look for his first album, Hope Exists, on iTunes, in local music shops, or on Colicchie’s Myspace page (www.myspace. com/colicchie), and in no time you will find yourself enveloped in the journey through your soul that his music evokes. After experiencing Colicchie’s music, Lux’s own Eric Zurlo will be the first to tell you how awesome this guy really is: “I like the way [Colicchie’s] music doesn’t glamorize a hard past like a lot of people do. Now I’m reflecting inward, on myself, and I find that really positive, and that’s kinda what drew me in.” This is one fella whose tunes you will definitely want to know by heart. Lucky for us, Colicchie wants to stay planted in Pittsburgh for awhile, but all of those hip-hop artists out there better watch out, ‘cause he means business; the ultimate goal of becoming a full-time lyricist is not something that is only in his dreams. “Yeah, I’d definitely have to try. Like, some days I might feel stagnant or find myself in doubt, but the majority of the time, that’s definitely what I strive for.” Although thoughts of moving to the Big Apple or the City of Angels have crossed his mind, Colicchie plans to remain here in Da ‘Burgh, for awhile. His focus is to reach out to a listener with any background, in any situation, and give us hope. Let’s take advantage of that. “Through God, prayer, and commitment, anything’s possible.”

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ince the last episode (2005’s the Curious City), the Modey Lemon have been busy. Both together as a band touring and playing shows and separately. Guitar and vocal man, Phil Boyd (this time “the Hidden Twin” as opposed to Phil Boyd AND the Hidden Twin), releasing his second album, Asleep In the Valley on Enamel Records, and drummer, Paul Quatrone with Midnite Snake, releasing their second album as well, Shaving the Angel on Birdman. Oh, but Modey Lemon wasn’t on any “backburner status” or “hiatus”. Not at all. In fact, they’ve been working on their new album, Season of Sweets, which is to be out in May. But, before that, we get a sampling of those efforts in the Birth of Jazz EP, out... well, now actually. If you’ve seen them play in the past year, year and a half, then you might have an idea of what you’re in for. Some crazy tunes with some serious energy behind them. Building on the sonic themes of Curious City, more

Photo: Kris Krug

subtle-psyche than total bombast or all out attack, Modey Lemon’s sound has become something denser, harder to define. There’s a mild-psychedelic, out-of-focus-menace that pervades it, more movement in the background, the echoing vocals of “Bearded Rainbows” keep pushing this idea to the forefront. More atmospheric and fluid sounding than the sucker punch they usually deliver. But, the ML are not pulling any punches here! Far from it, as it’s built on what came before it. Instead of trudging along with the same sound each time, they’ve expanded, adding new wings here and there. After “It Rains It Snows”, a nice ambient interlude, the gut of the matter is exposed. “Vision Quest” is the real treat here! It’s a monster of jam with a moog layer just hovering around, skulking the shadows. The incessant drumming keeps the whole thing moving along while adding an overall punctuation to it’s movement. It harkens back to ML’s younger years, but very much in keeping with their newer ideas. Crashing around like a drunken, giant robot

(a la Godzilla) almost marching but mostly just pummeling along. Clocking in over the ten-minute mark, it never seems “tired” or “forced”. It’s a natural ramp-up into the more Kraut-rock. “Half a Hermaphrodite” pulses and throbs, with a minimalist guitar riding on top of the wash making a nice “cool down” from the past 10 minutes of relentless motion. If this is a teaser for the album, and not some ‘well, hey, it needs a home’ stuff, it’s a damn good one! Anticipate a full US tour in June and Europe in late summer, but till then, let us rejoice with The Birth of Jazz. You can purchase this fine item through their store on their site or at Pauls and Wicked Discs in Pittsburgh. The 31st St. Pub show (3/6/08), which was the kick-off to the mini-tour (appropriate for an EP) was definitely as expected, a show of sheer brute force from just about everyone involved. From the openers of Lord Tusk (with Paul Quatrone on ‘stand up’ drums) and Columbus, Ohio’s El Jesus De Magico to Pittsburgh’s own Dirty Faces, the night was definitely filled with a truckload of energy and enthusiasm. Lord Tusk’s instrumentals were huge and mountainous, the 3-guitar attack made the already big sound go massive. While El Jesus De Magico’s murky, indie stylings were just as effective in keeping with the overall mood of the night. The Dirty Faces treated the audience to a slew of new songs and kept it loud and frantic with a swagger that John Wayne would be proud of. They also mentioned that a new album was coming from them as well (likely to be on Brah Records) in the not so distant future. Then it was time for Modey Lemon to take stage as the lights went down a notch. Boyd explained that there was some lingering illness in the band and that tonight was going

to be more jam-oriented to keep his voice from dropping out. Which was just fine! They tore through the 50-minute set rarely letting up throughout. Most of the set consisted of the EP and some other newer songs off the forthcoming album, and consistent with the other times I’ve witnessed them, they played with a gusto that few have or would think of achieving. From there they would go to Athens, and then down to the annual South By Southwest (SxSW) festival.

Photo Courtesy of Modey Lemon

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New American Music Union August 8th & 9th, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA by: Byron Nash

When word first got out that American Eagle Outfitters was planning a two-day festival here in Pittsburgh, it almost sounded like a cheap rumor conjured up to get die-hard concert-goers like myself all hot and bothered, just to be let down by the news that it actually was moved to another city like Philly or Cleveland. Fortunately, the music gods blessed Pittsburgh with a one-of-a-kind event that will go down in history as one of the coolest, most necessary shows this town has ever had. American Eagle Outfitters asked Anthony Kiedis lead vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to curate the festival and hand pick artists he felt would make the New American Music Union most musically diverse. Kudos to Kiedis for selecting an incredible roster of artists which included The Roots, The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, Spoon, The Raconteurs and Bob Dylan to name a few. Held in the business district of South Side Works, (home to American Eagle Outfitters’ headquarters) the corporate giant converted a plain-old parking lot into a full-fledged rockin’ outdoor venue. The space was surprisingly fitting and the set up was exceptionally comfortable--considering both days were sold-out.

One of the luxuries of the New American Music Union was the option to come and go as long as you had the proper wristband for re-entry. So if fans needed a change of scenery, wanted to grab a bite to eat, meet friends or refused to pay $7 for a Miller Lite bottle --- they could do so with ease. Not only was it a brilliant idea, but also a freeing feeling for concert goers who typically are stuck inside outdoor venues for the long haul. Not to mention, it also provided extra revenue for the South Side businesses which wouldn’t normally receive that volume of foot traffic in such a short amount of time.

In addition to the exceptionally reasonable ticket price, (student tickets were $25 and general admission was $49.50) fans also received a free New American Music Union T-Shirt and water bottle. Aside from the little perks and extras, the real treat was the music. Brooklyn-based youngsters Tiny Masters of Today kicked off Friday night with their garage-tinged, Sonic Youth-inspired indie rock. While nationally their music is receiving accolades and they’ve been dubbed “The coolest young band on the planet,” it appeared as if Tiny Masters were a bit ripe for such an enormous stage. Still the crowd was respectful to their efforts, a gesture that even touched Kiedis. At a press conference Kiedis explained “I thought it was amazing how beautiful the audience treated Tiny Masters because I’ve been to other festivals and shows of my own where a young band that isn’t that well known in the world yet, gets kind of mistreated by the audience because often the audience comes for one of the marquee names on the bill. But, all of the people there were so into what they were doing and they showed them the love and appreciation.” I thought that was a very cool thing, because the opposite of that is just a tragedy.” Following the Tiny Masters set were the DJ duo NASA (North America, South America) DJ Zegon and Squeak E. Clean dressed in bright orange astronaut jumpsuits blasted the crowd with a up-tempo, mash-up records. NASA combined everything from Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine to Pink Floyd and Santogold tunes. While initial excitement came from their outlandish, green-painted cosmic go-go girls and freaky dancers space costumes with lizard masks, NASA’s set seemed more appropriate in a club setting, or as an energy raiser in between acts. Honestly, I found it difficult to be moved by two guys with mac laptops spinning other artists music. While

Photo Courtesy of Byron Nash

their energy and intent was fun, their music (is it fair to call it that?) was overshadowed by the cartoonish stage antics. Akron Ohio’s power-duo The Black Keys (Guitaristvocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney) proved that two is plenty as they dazzled the audience their heavy, blues-tinged, low-fi rock riffs for a solid hour. With Bonham-sized, open-ended drums and huge fuzz guitar tone, The Black Keys sounded more like a four-piece outfit rather than a duo. They were a festival highlight. Friday night’s headliner, Philadelphia’s legendary live-hip-hop band The Roots rocked the stage in typical

Roots’ fashion banging through a selection of their best work,. Known for their genre-fusing medleys, The Roots musically bridged the gap between Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” Kool and the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie”to the Mars Volta’s epic “Cygnus…Vismund Cygnus,” in one seamless transition. But, it was The Roots’ guitarist Captain Kirk who stole the show with a blazing guitar solo which included George Benson-styled jazz licks blended with Funkadelic-flavored rock, topped off with Jimi Hendrix-inspired stage antics. Not only did the New American Music Union provide the upper-tier of National talent, but the College Stage showcased 15 up-and-coming heavyweights in college bands who performed and competed for a shot at some studio time in a high quality studio in Los Angeles. The College Stage was free and open to the public. As if Friday night weren’t enough, Saturday’s highly anticipated artists were Gnarls Barkley and The Raconteurs. While Gnarls Barkley’s captivated the crowd with their eclectic sound, Spoon’s set unfortunately was rather drab and lackluster. The energy for the festival increased as fans waited for Jack White and The Raconteurs’ set. Photo Courtesy of Byron Nash

With brimming confidence they took the stage like a bonafied rock band. I have to admit, Jack White and The Raconteurs were impressive with their raw delivery. It has been quite some time since I’ve seen Photo Courtesy of Byron Nash a new band take the stage with such attack and honesty. Later , music icon Bob Dylan and his Band took the stage. While the band musically was tight, Dylan’s vocals were a bit shaky and indistinguishable--a disappointment considering he’s such a masterful lyricist. That said, it was my third time seeing Bob Dylan live in ten years, and of the three it was his best performance. Overall, the New American Music Union was a total success. From their planet- friendly “Go Green” consciousness, the design and setup of the venue, the more than affordable ticket price, and superbly talented and diverse lineup—American Eagle Outfitters just set the mark for how to properly throw a two-day music festival. As well, they helped to put Pittsburgh on the map with all of the other major cities who have events like this all of the time. Finally, we can have the “cool” stuff right here in our own back yard, rather than pack up for a road trip. If you missed the New American Music Union, you missed more than just a show, but a movement.

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t’s unfair. People assume I only like him for his looks. He is, after all, handsome and tall and has the most subtle-colored eyes I’ve ever seen. But truthfully, the first photo I saw of him was a close up: he is sweaty, in profile, and his eyes are shut in pure bliss, affording me the chance to see neither looks nor height nor eye color. What the photo did show, however, was undeniable passion, a complete surrender to something so much bigger than he. A violin was tucked between his shoulder and chin, no longer an instrument, but an extension of his soul, a lightning bolt to his Zeus. No, it wasn’t his looks at all. What makes Joshua Bell so attractive in the first place is the complete and total abandon he gives to his art form. He becomes the instrument; the music his master.

Photo: Timothy White

Earlier this year, Joshua Bell came to Heinz Hall for two evenings. The performance: A concerto by Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer, John Corliagno. My expectations: a fun evening. What I got instead: “The Red Violin Concerto”, the Gibson ex-Huberman, and Joshua. It’s akin to waiting for a PAT bus but then having a NASA space shuttle roll in front of you.

The Red Violin Concerto, beautiful, poetic, sinister and bitter, requires not only a mind-blowing amount of technique, but also a bare-knuckles bar fight mentality. It’s one man against an orchestra of 50. The final movement of the piece, Accelerando Finale, has Joshua and the orchestra racing to the finish, stabbing and tripping and beating each other the entire way. But never once did Joshua go unheard. He cut through the orchestra like a hot knife on butter – his prized ex-Huberman Stradivarius being the blade. There was a point in time, nearing the end of the Chaconne, that I honestly didn’t know which I was a greater fan of: the Strad - a red violin with a history as beguiling as the one the concerto is named for it’s lush, colorful tone; the concerto for its brilliant musicality; or Joshua himself. And then I realized, you simply couldn’t separate the three. To love one part of this masterpiece is to love all three. “The Red Violin popped into my life rather randomly and unexpectedly,” said Bell. “The director…came backstage and said, ‘I’d like you to be the voice of the violin for my film.’” Joshua had no idea the film score would evolve the way it did, but is mighty proud of being part of its birth and journey. “It’s a special responsibility, in a way, making the first recording,” Bell explains. “It’s also a little daunting to think that my recording will be the premiere recording of this piece - sort of like when I listen to old recordings of

Photo: Timothy White

Heifetz performing the definitive piece. But it was a great project.� So whether it’s his smile, his laugh, his passion or technique, one thing is irrefutable: No matter what initially attracted you to Joshua Bell, it’s his virtuosity, his love of music and of sharing that music and his excitement for an instrument that sings like a human voice, that will make you stay attracted.

Boutiques •

116 Listings

DOWNTOWN CHICK 717 Liberty Ave. 412-434-0100 N.J. RICHETTI One Oxford Center 2nd Floor 412-281-3455

ROBERTA WEISSBURG LEATHERS 5415 Walnut St. and Southside Works 412-681-8188 SLACKER 1321 E. Carson St. 412-381-3911


TORQUE DENIM 1931 E. Carson St. 412-381-TORQ

APARTMENT BOUTIQUE 1113 E. Carson St. 412-481-0149

ULTERIOR MOTIVE 1103 E. Carson St. 412-432-7900

BCBG MAXAZRIA 2708 Sidney St. 412-431-4640 DECADE 1407 E. Carson St. 412-720-1677 JUPE 2306 E. Carson St 412-432-7933

LAWRENCEVILLE PAVEMENT 3629 Butler St. 412-621-6400 SUGAR BOUTIQUE 3703 Butler St. 412-681-5100


LUXX 1003 E. Carson St. 412-381-6775

CHEEKS 5418 Walnut St. 412-681-5414

ORIGINAL CIN 1922 E. Carson St. 412-431-6246

EB PEPPER 5411 Walnut St. 412-683-3815

PITTSBURGH JEAN CO. 2222 E. Carson St. 412-381-5326

HEY BETTY 5892 Ellsworth Ave. 412-363-0999

HIPTIQUE 5817 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-5817

CAPRICCIO 5825 Forbes Ave. 412-422-4225

MODA 5401 Walnut St. 412-681-8640

THE GARAGE (at Charles Spiegel) 5841 Forbes Ave. 412-421-9311

B&B STUDIO 5417 Walnut St. 412-621-1140

THE PUSSYCAT 5862 Forbes Ave. 412-521-5977



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

ALLURE 4730 Liberty Ave. 412-687-6390

Restaurants •

118 Listings

DOWNTOWN 1902 LANDMARK TAVERN 24 Market Sq. 412-471-1902 ASIAGO 301 Grant St. 412-392-0225 AUGUST HENRY’S 946 Penn Ave. 412-765-3270 BIGELOW GRILLE 1 Bigelow Sq. 412-281-5013

CARLTON, THE One Mellon Bank Center 500 Grant St. 412-391-4152 CHRISTOS MEDITERRANEAN GRILLE 130 Sixth St. 412-261-6442 CIAO BABY 435 Market St. 412-281-7400 COMMON PLEA, THE 310 Ross St. 412-281-5140

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

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

BRAVO FRANCO 613 Penn Ave. 412-642-6677

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

BUON GIORNO CAFE 5 Market Sq. 412-471-9158

GRILLE ON SEVENTH 130 Seventh St. 412-391-1004

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

JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES 506 Liberty Ave. 412-697-0999

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

KAYA 2000 Smallman St. 412-261-6565

CAFE ZAO 649 Penn Ave. 412-325-7007

LEMONGRASS CAFE 401 1st Ave. 412-261-4166

PALOMINO Four Gateway Center, Suite 100 412-642-7711

LIDIA’S PITTSBURGH 1400 Smallman St. 412-552-0150

PRIMANTI BROTHERS 11 Cherry Way 412-566-8051

MAHONEY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 949 Liberty Ave. 412-471-4243

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

MARK’S GRILLE & CATERING 932 Penn Ave. 412-471-6401 NINE ON NINE 900 Penn Ave. 412-338-6463 OPUS Renaissance Hotel 107 6th St. 412-992-2005 ORIGINAL FISH MARKET 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

SIX PENN KITCHEN 146 6th St. 412-566-7366 SONOMA GRILLE 947 Penn Ave. 412-697-1336 STEELHEAD BRASSERIE & WINE BAR 112 Washington Pl. Marriott Pgh City Center 412-394-3474 TAMBELLINI RISTORANTE 139 Seventh St. 412-391-1091 TONIC BAR & GRILL 971 Liberty Ave. 412-456-0460 TRILOGY RESTAURANT 620 Liberty Ave. 412-697-2800

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120 Listings

SOUTHSIDE BRUSCHETTA’S 1831 E. Carson St. 412-431-3535 CAFE ALLEGRO 51 South 12th St 412-481-7788 CAFE DU JOUR 1107 E. Carson St. 412-488-9695 CARSON STREET DELI 1700 E. Carson St. 412-381-5335 CITY GRILL 2019 E. Carson St. 412-431-1770

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 7 E. Station Square Dr. 412-281-1585

DISH OSTERIA BAR 128 S. 17th St. 412-390-2012

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

DOUBLE WIDE GRILL 24th & Carson St. 412-390-1111

PAPPARAZZI 2100 E. Carson 412-488-0800

FATHEADS 1805 E. Carson St. 412-431-7433

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

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

PITTSBURGH RARE 300 West Station Square Dr. 412-803-3824

GYPSY CAFE 1330 Bingham St. 412-381-4977

PRIMANTI BROS. BLUES CAFE 1832 Carson St. 412-431-7080

SESAME INN CHINESE RESTAURANT 125 W. Station Square Dr. 412-281-8282

GENE’S LAST CHANCE BISTRO & BAR 2533 Penn Ave. 412-566-2000

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

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

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

MY NGOC 2120 Penn Ave. 412-765-1150


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

BENKOVITZ SEAFOODS 2300 Smallman St. 412-263-3016 BOOMERANG AUSSIE BBQ & WOOD FIRE PIZZA 2701 Penn Ave. 412-434-1220

PRIMANTI BROTHERS 46 18th St. 412-263-2142 ROLAND’S SEAFOOD GRILL 1904 Ave. 412-261-3401

CAFE RICHARD 21st St. & Penn Ave. 412-281-4620

SUSHI KIM 1241 Penn Ave. 412-281-9956

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

ATRIA’S RESTAURANT 115 Federal St. 412-322-1850 BIG SAM’S MEMPHIS BBQ 1204 Federal St. 412-323-0333

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122 Listings

BUBBA’S BAR & GRILLE 208 Federal St. 412-323-8459 ELLIOT’S OFF BROADWAY DELI & RESTAURANT 115 Federal St. 412-231-0344

NEW MOON FUSION RESTAURANT 20 E. General Robinson St. 412-828-0498 PENN BREWERY RESTAURANT 800 Vinial St. 412-237-9400

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

PEPPI’S 927 Western Ave. 412-231-9009

JOEY AND DOLLY’S NORTH SHORE 539 E. Ohio St. 412-231-2812

PICKLES 424 E. Ohio St. 412-322-7002

LEGENDS NORTH SHORE 500 E. North Ave. Suite 1 412-321-8000

RICHARD’S SMOKEHOUSE 1518 Brighton Rd. 412-321-3750

LILLEN’S PIZZA 535 E. Ohio St. 412-322-1402

ROXOLANAS 856 Western Ave. 412-231-7696

LINDO’S 947 Western Ave. 412-231-0110

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

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

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

MURIEL’S 856 Western Ave. 412-322-0476

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

PICCOLO FORNO 3801 Butler St. 412-622-0111

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

REMEDY 5121 Butler St. 412-781-6771

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

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

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

SWEET BASIL & LA FILIPINIANA 5321 Butler St. 412-781-8724 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 INDIAN GARDEN 328 Atwood St. 412-682-3000 LULU’S NOODLES 400 S. Craig St. 412-681-3333

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

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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

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 VILLAGE PIZZA 810 Ivy St. 412-682-6878 WALNUT GRILL 5500 Walnut St. 412-688-8220


PAMELA’S 5527 Walnut St. 412-683-1003

ABAY ETHIOPIAN CUISINE 130 Highland Ave. 412-661-9736

PANERA BREAD 5430 Centre Ave. 412-687-2177

CAPRI PIZZA 123 N. Highland Ave. 412-363-1250

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

FLAVORS 6008 Broad St. 412-362-0478

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

HOW LEE 5888 Forbes Ave. 412-422-1888

ROYAL CARIBBEAN 128 S. Highland Ave. 412-362-1861

HUNAN KITCHEN 5882 Forbes Ave. 412-422-7188

VENTO’S PIZZA 420 N. Highland Ave. 412-361-9197

KA MEI 2209 Murray Ave.

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

KAZANSKY’S DELI 2201 Murray Ave. 412-521-4555 LEMONGRASS 5846 Forbes Ave. 412-521-0728 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

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126 Listings

SQUIRREL HILL 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& 1/2 Forbes Ave. 412-421-2238 SILK ELEPHANT 1712 Murray Ave. 412-421-8801 SILK PAGODA 4070 Beechwood Blvd. 412-521-8620 SMALLMAN STREET DELI 1912 Marray Ave. 412-421-3354 SPREE’S FOODS 2107 Murray Ave. 412-421-2380

SUN PENANG 5829 Forbes Ave. 412-421-7600 SWEET BASIL & LA FILIPINIANA 2022 Murray Ave. 412-422-8950 TANGO CAFE 5806 Forward Ave. 412-421-1390 ZAW’S 2110 Murray Ave. 412-521-3663

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 VINCE’S PIZZERIA 5107 Penn Ave. 412-362-4450

Bar/Lounge •

128 Listings

DOWNTOWN 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. 412-232-6683

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


ELEVEN 1150 Smallman St. 412-201-5656

BLUE LOU’S 1514 E. Carson St. 412-381-5610

IMAGES BAR 965 Liberty Ave. 412-391-9990

CITY GRILL 2019 E. Carson St. 412-431-1770

MAHONEY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 949 Liberty Ave. 412-471-4243

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

OLIVE OR TWIST 140 Sixth St. 412-255-0525 PALOMINO BAR Four Gateway Center, Suite 100 412-642-7711

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 SHOOTZ CAFE & BILLARDS 2305 E. Carson St. 412-488-3820 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 BASH NIGHTCLUB 1900 Smallman St. 412-325-0499 CLUB ZOO 1630 Smallman St. 412-201-1100

DEJA VU LOUNGE 2106 Penn Ave. 412-434-1144 FIREHOUSE LOUNGE 2216 Penn Ave. 412-434-1230 H2O 2016 Smallman St. 412-281-2540 LEVEL CLUB LOUNGE 1500 Smallman St. 412-281-3677 LIGHT 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

Bar/Lounge •

130 Listings

STRIP DISTRICT 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. 412-552-1000 TEQUILA WILLIES 1501 Smallman St. 412-281-3680

NORTHSHORE FINNIGAN’S WAKE 20 E. General Robinson St. 412-325-2601 FIREWATER’S NORTH SHORE SALOON 120 Federal Street 412-323-4688

MODERN RESTAURANT CAFE AND BAR 862 Western Avenue 412-321-4550 MONTEREY PUB 1211 Monterey St. 412-322-6535 NUANCE 900 Western Ave. 412-321-8783 PARK HOUSE 403 E. Ohio St. 412-231-0551 PEANUTZ 410 E. Ohio St 412-321-5930 PENN BREWERY 800 Vinial St. 412-237-9402 SOHO 203 Federal St. 412-321-7646

HI-TOPS 200 Federal Street 412-231-3310

UGLY 208 Federal St. 412-323-8459

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


JERRY’S 1888 5210 East Ohio Street 412-321-3718

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

OAKLAND ANTHONY’S LOUNGE 4740 Baum Blvd. 412-687-1905 BOOTLEGGERS 403 Semple St. 412-682-3060 CHIEF’S CAFE 307 N. Craig St. 412-683-2936 FOSTER’S BAR AND GRILL 100 Lytton Ave. 412-682-6200 GENE’S PLACE 3616 Louisa St. 412-682-2138 LUNA BAR & GRILL 304 N. Craig St. 412-621-2012

MITCHELL’S TAVERN 4632 Centre Ave. 412-682-9530 PETER’S PUB 116 Oakland Ave. 412-681-7465 UPSTAGE NIGHTCLUB 3609 Forbes Ave. 412-682-2084

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132 Listings

SHADYSIDE 5801 VIDEO LOUNGE & CAFE 5801 Ellsworth Ave. 412-661-5600 BITES & BREWS 5790 Ellsworth Ave. 412-361-4425 BUFFALO BLUES 216 S. Highland Ave. 412-362-5837 CAPPY’S CAFE 5431 Walnut St. 412-621-1188 DOC’S PLACE 5442 Walnut St. 412-681-3713 LE MARDI GRAS 731 Copeland St. 412-683-0912 SHADOW LOUNGE 5972 Baum Blvd. 412-363-8277 SHADYSIDE SALOON 5741 Ellsworth Ave. 412-665-0654 SPIN BARTINI & ULTRA LOUNGE 5744 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-7746

WILK’S BAR & GRILL 1818 Morningside Ave. 412-661-7758 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

SQUIRREL HILL 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

Galleries/Museums •

134 Listings

DOWNTOWN 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

SPACE GALLERY 812 Liberty Ave. 412-325-7723 WATERCOLORS 901 Penn Ave. 412-201-4003 WOOD STREET GALLERIES 601 Wood St. 412-471-5605


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

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

ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH GALLERY 420 Blvd. of the Allies 412-291-6200

FIREBORN STUDIOS AND GALLERY 2338 Sarah St. 412-488-6825

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

LA FOND GALLERIES 1711 E. Carson St. 412-253-7365

CREATIVE TREEHOUSE 517 Lincoln Ave. 724-910-9947

PACKRAT HANDMADE ART 2005 E. Carson St. 412-381-2255

FUTURE TENANT GALLERY 819 Liberty Ave. 412-325-7037


ONE MELLON CENTER SATELLITE GALLERY 15219 T. Station Lobby 412-261-7003

SOUTH BANK GALLERIES 1300 E. Carson St. 412-488-6688

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


LAWRENCEVILLE 209/9 GALLERY 9th Liberty Ave. 412-258-2700 ASH GALLERIES 5314 Rear Butler St. 724-575-6330

ECLECTIC ART & OBJECTS GALLERY 3401 Butler St. 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

AWAKENING OF THE SENSES 3629 Butler St. 412-682-7627

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

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

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


HAWK STUDIOS AND GALLERY 5208 Butler St. 412-401-8354

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


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METALIER FINE METALS STUDIO 4728 Plummer St. 412-621-4682 PENN GALLERY 3700 Penn Ave. 412-956-4806 SLAUGHTERHOUSE GALLERY AND STUDIOS 5136 Butler St. 412-782-6858 WIZARD OF ODDITIES GALLERY 4314 Butler St. 412-325-4144

OAKLAND 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


BELLA ART GALLERY 5880 Ellsworth Ave. 412-362-7200 CANTRE ART GALLERY 4638 Center Ave. 412-682-7100 FOUR WINDS GALLERY 5512 Walnut St. 412-682-5092 GALLERIE CHIZ 5831 Ellsworth Ave. 412-441-6005 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. 412-681-0820 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 SIRIANI GALLERY 875 Forbes Ave. 412-422-2121

BLOOMFIELD ABYSSINIA GALLERY 5515 Penn Ave. 412-654-1408 BLOOMFIELD ARTWORKS 451 S. Atlantic Ave. 412-681-6838 BOX HEART GALLERIES 4523 Liberty Ave. 412-687-8858

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DOWNTOWN COOL BEANS CAFE 125 W. Station Square Drive, Freight House Shops, Station Square 412-434-0181 COOL BEANS CAFE 1001 Liberty Ave. Liberty Center 412-281-6844 COOL BEANS CAFE 500 Grant St. One Mellon Center 412-201-5757 COOL BEANS CAFE 525 William Penn Place, Three Mellon Center 412-535-0390 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

LEGAL GROUNDS COFFEE AND TEA 200 Grant St. 412-281-5020 NICHOLAS COFFEE COMPANY 23 Market Square 412-261-4225 THE OASIS GOURMET COFFEE, JUICE & DESERT BAR 648 William Penn Place Koppers Building 412-258-3399

SOUTHSIDE BEEHIVE 1327 E Carson St. 412-488-4483 CRAZY MOCHA 2809 E Carson St. 412-431-1326 TUSCANY CAFE 1501 E Carson St. 412-488-4475

STRIP DISTRICT CAFE INTERMEZZO 2018 Smallman 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

NORTHSHORE 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 TANGO CAFE 5806 Forward Ave. 412-421-1390 TE CAFE 2000 Murray Ave. 412-422-8888

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

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