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Photo credits: Lyle Ashton Harris, Miss America (detail), 1987/1988, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, anonymous gift © Lyle Ashton Harris; Collier Schorr, The First Lady (Diplomat's Room, Rihanna, 20 Minutes) (detail), 2016, Carnegie Museum of Art, The William T. Hillman Fund for Photography © Collier Schorr, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; Charles “Teenie” Harris, Man wearing sunglasses and eating popsicle, standing in front of telephone pole and houses (detail), ca. 1960, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund © 2017 Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive; and still from Bradford Young, REkOGNIZE, 2017, three-channel video (color, sound), courtesy of the artist, REkOGNIZE is commissioned by the Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art.

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Summer fun at Kennywood Park (see blurb on next page);

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hether you’re in town for a day, a week, a month or the rest of your life (lookin’ at you, Donnie Iris), you will never be bored. In the pages of this magazine, you’ll find recommendations for places to eat, drink, shop, walk and whatever else you want to do while you’re here. Regardless of the neighborhood, regardless of the day of the week, our neighborhood guides will help you stay busy. But we wanted to start off this edition with some marquee stops. Some of these are places for which Pittsburgh is well known, and others are spots we should be known for.

If you’re in town anytime from May to September, or around Halloween, or in the weeks leading up to Christmas, you owe it to yourself to go to Kennywood Park on the banks of the Monongahela River, in West Mifflin (www.kennywood. com). The park, which opened in 1898, is one of this country’s oldest amusement parks. Its charm lies in its ability to offer modern rides and attractions while still holding on to the classic ambiance that your grandparents experienced. For decades the park has been an endof-the-year destination for school field trips, and throughout summer, many of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods hold a community

day at the park. In October, Kennywood runs its highly popular Phantom Fright Nights, which turn the park into an awesome haunted attraction. In November and December, the park gets into the spirit by offering a holiday-lights display. But summers at Kennywood are borderline magical. It’s the time of year when every ’Burgher longs to hear that magical phrase: “Kennywood’s open!”

Sandcastle Water Park (Homestead, www.sandcastlewater park.com) is another great spot on the banks of the Mon, offering 15 waterslides, a wave pool and a lazy river. While you’re in the neighborhood, make sure to check

out The Waterfront (Homestead, www.waterfrontpgh.com), a shopping center and entertainment destination located on a former U.S. Steel site. There are familiar chain stores and restaurants, and it’s also home to the Pittsburgh Improv (www.pittsburgh.improv.com), which features performances from national and local funnypeople. If you haven’t guessed by now, Pittsburgh’s three rivers are an important part of its identity and tourism. You can see where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers come together to form the mighty Ohio at Downtown’s Point State Park (www.pointstatepark.com). The park is home to annual events

like the Pittsburgh Marathon (www. thepittsburghmarathon.com) and the 10-day Three Rivers Arts Festival (www.traf.trustarts.org) every June. That festival typically happens at the same time that the region comes together to celebrate our LGBTQ community at Pittsburgh Pride (www.pittsburgh pride.org). If seeing the rivers by land is a little tame for you, then hop aboard a Gateway Clipper cruise (Station Square, www.gateway clipper.com). This fleet of paddleboats has been traveling these waters for nearly 60 years, offering sightseeing cruises as well as dinner dances and special events. If you prefer your watercraft a little more mobile, jump aboard a Just Ducky Tour (Station Square, www. justduckytours.com) for a land and water adventure. Love water? Want to get right down in there and taste the history? Try Surf Pittsburgh (www.surfpgh.com) and give wake-surfing a try. For a more vintage travel experience, hop on PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017 9


Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby during the 2017 Stanley Cup victory parade / PHOTO BY JORDAN MILLER

one of the city’s two inclines, the Duquesne (www.duquesneincline. org) or the Monongahela (www.tinyurl.com/monincline). If amusement parks and river travel aren’t your thing, get to know our friends from the animal kingdom at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (www.pittsburghzoo. com). Or if you’d rather act like an animal, you can climb trees, walk across a treetop rope course, and hit the zip lines at Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure in North Park (www.goape.com). If the only animals you like are featured in video games and Japanese anime, make sure to check out the Steel City Con (www.steelcitycon.com) at the Monroeville Convention Center if you’re in town in April, June (horror convention), August or December. In fact, if you’re here Aug. 11-13, 2017, and you’re a big fan of Sharkey’s Machine, stop by and get a pic with Mr. Burt Reynolds! All of that touring and autograph-seeking has probably made you hungry. On the pages that follow, you’ll find scads of 10 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

restaurants, but there are some iconic Pittsburgh spots that you have to visit. Call it weird, call it uncouth or call it silly, but, yes, we put french fries and coleslaw on a sandwich. And the only place to get that as far as we’re concerned is Primanti Brothers (www.primantibros.com). There are a bunch of locations in the region, but you have to go to the original in the Strip District. How good is it? I personally saw New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sneak out the back door with a sack of them. He may not know much else, but he knows a good sammich. Another local favorite with a bunch of locations is Eat’n Park (www.eatnpark.com). It started with one restaurant in the South Hills of Pittsburgh in 1949, and there are now about 70 franchises in the tri-state area. Eat’N Park’s Smiley Cookie and strawberry pie are as iconic as their names. If pizza is your game, Pittsburgh is known for a lot of great pies, but Aiello’s (www. aiellospizza.com) and Mineo’s (www.mineospizza.com) top the list of the favorites in the city. The best part of this rivalry is that the shops

are just a few storefronts apart on Squirrel Hill’s Murray Avenue. Looking for baked goods that are so tasty that you’d rip off your clothes and run naked across the Andy Warhol Bridge just to get them? For bread, you’ve got to try Mancini’s (www.mancinisbakery.com). The bread is baked fresh and delivered to grocery stores across the region every day. But if you want to get it from the source, Mancini’s has retail shops in the Strip District, McKees Rocks and Market Square. Sometimes a trip to Market Square is perfect because right next door is Prantl’s Bakery (www.prantlsbakery.com). Pittsburghers rave about the burnt-almond torte, and they should. But you can’t go wrong with any of the shop’s offerings. Now that you’ve eaten, let’s work that food off by getting active or at least watching others get active. Our pro-sports teams are known from coast to coast like butter and toast. The Pittsburgh Penguins (www. pittsburghpenguins.com) just won their second consecutive Stanley Cup (fifth overall), and they play from

October to June (because we’re always in the playoffs) at PPG Paints Arena (www.ppgpaints arena.com), also home to a plethora of concerts and other special events. The Pittsburgh Pirates (www. pirates.com) don’t really suck anymore, so you can take in some competitive baseball at PNC Park (though we do apologize for sucking horribly between 1993 and 2012). Finally, our Pittsburgh Steelers (www.steelers.com) start playing in September at Heinz Field (www. heinzfield.com) and don’t usually stop until after the first of the year. But this city is more than just the Big Three (This Is Us reference intended). We’ve got professional soccer with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (www.riverhounds.com); women’s tackle football with the Pittsburgh Passion (www.pittsburghpassion. com); roller derby (Steel City Roller Derby, www.steelcityroller derby.org); several professional wrestling organizations, including the

International Wrestling Cartel (www.iwcwrestling.com) and the

Keystone State Wrestling


Pittsburgh City Paper marching in the 2017 Pride parade / PHOTO BY LISA CUNNINGHAM

Alliance (www.kswa.net); and a host of collegiate sports from schools including the University of Pittsburgh (www.pittsburgh panthers.com), Duquesne University (www.goduquesne. com), Carnegie Mellon University (www.athletics.cmu.edu),

Robert Morris University (www.rmucolonials.com) and Point Park University (www.point parksports.com). Not to be outdone, our own Community College of Allegheny County (www.ccac.edu/ athletics) is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and competes in a number of sports including men’s and women’s basketball and cross country. For something truly different, check out rugby with the Pittsburgh Harlequins (www.pittsburghharlequins.org) and ultimate disc with the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (www.pghthunder birds.com). There’s also lots to do for those who want to get personally active. Rent a bike at a Healthy Ride Pittsburgh kiosk (www. healthyridepgh.com) and find out about cycling activities from cycling advocacy group Bike PGH (www. bikepgh.org). If you’re a little more skilled on your bike and want to be a little more adventurous, check out The Wheel Mill (www. thewheelmill.com), an indoor cycling park. Prefer your adventure outside? Venture Outdoors (www. ventureoutdoors.org) is a nonprofit group that offers outdoor activities year-round. And although the only activity you’ll get there is going for

popcorn or throwing around the football before the show starts, the area has one remaining drive-in theater, Dependable Drive-in (www.dependabledrivein.com). This list could never be long enough to include everything that goes on in this city, but there’s always something special happening. Other ongoing events we haven’t already listed include: the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s quarterly Gallery Crawl (www.trustarts.org/crawl); a monthly gallery crawl on the city’s East End, Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn (www.penn avenue.org); the Polish Hill Arts Fest (www.tinyurl.com/polishhillarts), in July; EQT Pittsburgh Regatta (www.yougottaregatta.com), starting Aug. 4; and the Heinz Field Rib Fest (www.heinzfield.com/ribfest), on Aug. 31. Free concerts run all summer as part of the Allegheny

County Summer Concert Series (tinyurl.com/acconcerts); June brings a lineup of the best female musicians in the city for Ladyfest (www. tinyurl.com/ladyfestpgh). Downtown, Pittsburgh Light-Up Night is set for Nov. 17, and the city’s First Night Celebration takes place Dec. 31 (www.visitpittsburgh.com). The ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival (www.reelq.org) is set for Oct. 13-21; the Three Rivers Film Festival begins Oct. 25; and March brings the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (www.pittsburghirish.org/parade). For more event listings, and to keep up with all the city’s happenings year-round, go to www.pghcitypaper.com.

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Pittsburgh Glass Center / PHOTO BY KRISTA JOHNSON

FOOD APTEKA NEW

Inventive vegan fare with deep Eastern European influences, like soups, pierogis and fruit tarts. Also, cocktails with housemade shrubs and syrups. 4606 Penn Ave., www.aptekapgh.com

BANTHA TEA BAR A funky spot whose décor combines reclaimed materials with a Moroccan/ Star Wars aesthetic offers a selection of unique teas, plus coffee and light snacks. 5002 Penn Ave., 412-404-8359

COMMONPLACE VOLUTO This bright and airy coffee shop is great for taking a meeting, hanging with friends, or watching the world go by from a sidewalk table. 5467 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-661-3000 NEW

GLUTEN FREE GOAT BAKERY AND CAFÉ

Specializing in fresh café fare that accommodates dietary restrictions. Pop in for a vegan donut, or a graband-go lentil salad. 4905 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-362-1600

PEOPLE’S INDIAN RESTAURANT A longtime fixture of the avenue, this spot offers popular curries, rice dishes and more, in a warm, casual setting. The lunch buffet is a bargain. 5147 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-661-3160

PHO MINH

made pizzas, sandwiches, calzones and other snack-food options. The menu offers plenty for vegetarians and vegans, including seitan wings. 5107 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-362-7725

SPORK This restaurant combines a rotating selection of small plates, including pastas, charcuterie and salads, with craft beers and cocktails, all in a lively, contemporary setting. 5430 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-441-1700

STATION Dine in the heart of Bloomfield, in this restored former bar space. Contemporary fare, with an Italian influence, plus a well-respected cocktail program. 4744 Liberty Ave., 412-251-0540

TESSARO’S Long before there were meat-centric gourmet burgers, there was Tessaro’s generous house-made patty. Dine in the lively barroom, or in one of the quieter back rooms. 4601 Liberty Ave., 412-682-6809

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BARS+CLUBS ARMAND’S A classic dark and smoky bar, where budget drinkers rule the stools, day and night. 4755 Liberty Ave., 412-681-3967

This welcoming no-frills storefront eatery offers freshly prepared, well-priced Vietnamese cuisine, including spring rolls, pho and riceand noodle-based entrees. 4917 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-661-7443

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POLLOCK’S CAFÉ

This popular to-go spot offers freshly

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Relax the day away at the bar, and maybe grab some Greek-inspired diner food. Saturday-night karaoke is late-night lively fun. 178 Pearl St., 412-681-9562

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Do You Shop at Convenience Stores? Have you ever purchased energy drinks, cookies, or cigarettes from a convenience store? If so you may be eligible for a research study. The RAND Corporation, in Pittsburgh, is conducting a research study to learn about what ADULTS, ages 18-65, buy at convenience stores. Participation requires completion of a 10 minute phone or internet survey, one 90 minute visit to the RAND study center, and a short follow-up phone call. People who complete the study will be compensated for their time and effort with $75 in gift cards. Parking or bus passes will be provided. If you are interested and want to learn more about the study, please call 412-204-7353, e-mail adult-cstore-study@rand.org or visit us at www.rand.org/storestudy. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

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around, but here you’ll find low-cost basic beers, a jukebox of rock, and regulars holding forth at the bar. 4602 Liberty Ave., 412-682-1460

can get up to speed here, with a big selection of left-leaning (and beyond) reading material. Plus, coffee. 4812 Liberty Ave., 412-687-4323

SHARP EDGE BEER EMPORIUM

DAILY BREAD / REFRESH

Belgian beers are the focus at this longtime pub-style bar tucked into the corner of Friendship and East Liberty. Dozens of taps allow you to try something new every time. 302 S. St. Clair St., Friendship, 412-661-3537

Keep your street style fresh at these neighboring storefronts: one offers the locally created fashion of Daily Bread (caps, T-shirts), while Refresh is a gallery/store for vintage athletic wear. 5450 Penn Ave., Friendship, www.dailybreadpa.com

SILKY’S PUB A good place to watch the game in a quieter neighborhood bar. Sidewalk seating in the warmer weather. 5135 Liberty Ave., 412-683-6141

SHOPPING LINEA VERDE NEW

A place for house plants, classes about plants (build a mini succulent garden), and charming home décor, including toys made from reclaimed wood. 5437 Penn Ave., Garfield, www.pghfarmandforest.com

JUKE RECORDS

An old-fashioned green grocer where the offerings — vegetables, fruit, plants, Italian cookies and even pottery — spill invitingly onto the sidewalk. 4619 Liberty Ave., 412-687-0400

Vinyl never died in Pittsburgh. Pop in to browse new and vintage black platters (plus some CDs) of rock, jazz and indie. 4526 Liberty Ave., 412-621-3256

THE BIG IDEA COOPERATIVE BOOKSTORE

Stop by for an eclectic selection of clothing, housewares, accessories and more, imported from the Himalayan

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region — everything from incense burners to embroidered yoga pillows. 4625 Liberty Ave., 412-742-4461

OVERCAST SKATE SHOP Hey skaters! Do you need shoes, T-shirts, videos or an awesomely painted deck? This locally owned shop can hook you up. 4116 Main St., 412-701-4116

ROBIN’S NEST GIFT SHOP Specializing in locally made arts and crafts, drop in for goods such as jewelry, pottery, accessories, decor and more. 5504 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-362-2600

ROYAL NEW

A great source for one-ofa-kind hip men’s wear, with lots of vintage picks, like jeans, athletic jackets, plaid shirts and accessories. 4124 Main St., Instagram: @royalpittsburgh

SONGBIRD ARTISTRY NEW

A charming store that offers Pittsburgh-themed gift items, T-shirts, toys and jewelry inspired by favorite TV shows and movies. Also: craft classes. 4316 Penn Ave., 412-427-5500

WHITE WHALE BOOKS NEW

Cozy corner bookstore, with a well-curated selection of new, used and local work. Also hosts poetry events, author visits and other literary community happenings. 4754 Liberty Ave., 412-224-2847

ARTS+ CULTURE ALLOY STUDIOS

Two studio spaces, run by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, hold public events like classes, workshops, dance performances and spoken-word shows. Rentable for events. 5530 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-363-3000

ASSEMBLE This nonprofit community space gets kids tapped into maker culture, through craft, art and tech classes and projects. STEAM ahead! 4824 Penn Ave., www.assemblepgh.org

BOXHEART GALLERY Established storefront gallery for contemporary works, in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and mixed forms. 4523 Liberty Ave., 412-687-8858

CENTER FOR POSTNATURAL HISTORY This storefront venue explores our relationship with genetically modified plants and animals. Intriguing enough to seek out its limited hours. 4913 Penn Ave., Garfield, www.postnatural.org

LEVEL UP STUDIOS NEW

A multi-faceted arts space that offers dance classes, gallery space, creative writing, design and more; inspired by hip-hop culture and community engagement. 4836 Penn Ave., www.leveluppgh.com

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PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER Part classroom, part gallery: Learn to make art glass, or just admire the work of professionals at regular exhibits. 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-365-2145

SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY Long-running gallery devoted to contemporary photographic arts, now in a new location. 4808 Penn Ave., 412-431-1810

SPINNING PLATE GALLERY This Friendship gallery hosts a variety of local artists and events that incorporate artistic mediums together. Stop by on second Saturdays to take in some culture. 5821 Baum Blvd., www.facebook. com/SpinningPlateGallery/

UNBLURRED An art-gallery crawl, often with bonus music, food and retail tie-ins, held on the first Friday evening of the month. Penn Avenue. www.pennavenue.org/unblurred NEW

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A relaxed classroom space to learn crafts, like woodworking, shibori dyeing, printmaking, leather work, sewing and more. 5122 Penn Ave., www.workshoppgh.com

MUSIC HOWLERS A no-frills storefront joint where you can catch everything from old punk, new punk and weird rockabilly to indie bands, alt-country and tribute nights. 4509 Liberty Ave., 412-682-0320

MIXTAPE Like its namesake, it’s a mix: dance nights, local-music shows, plus a café that offers craft cocktails, smoothies, small bites and coffee. 4907 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-661-1727

THE MR. ROBOTO PROJECT It used to be a bar, but now it’s a DIY, all-ages straight-edge space that hosts mostly indie, punk and hardcore bands. 5106 Penn Ave., 412-345-1059

THE SHOP Looking to catch just-about-toblow-up national bands, experimental local noise acts and the like? This is the spot. 4314 Main St., www.theshoppittsburgh.com PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017 15


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FOOD BUFORD’S KITCHEN Conveniently located across from PPG Paints Arena, this game-day spot offers Southern-inspired burgers, shakes and appetizers large enough for everyone to share. 1014 Fifth Ave., 412-281-2583

CONDADO TAQUERIA NEW

Build-your-own tacos are the highlight here with 10 different proteins, six toppings, three cheeses, four salsas and several tortillas to choose from. 971 Liberty Ave., 412-281-9111

MEAT AND POTATOES A gastropub designed around dinner staples like pot roast and spring chicken. The weekend brunch here is also popular. 649 Penn Ave., 412-325-7007

NOLA ON THE SQUARE Creole-inspired dishes like jambalaya and crispy fried alligator, combined with live jazz and blues, give patrons the New Orleans treatment. 24 Market Square, 412-471-9100

THE ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE Opened in 1871, this Pittsburgh institution believed to be the city’s oldest restaurant is best known for its fried-fish sandwich. 20 Market Square, 412-566-7925 NEW

PIZZUVIO

Neapolitan pizzas along with fried street food, including rice balls and croquettes, priced at $1 each, round out the simple menu. 268 Forbes Ave., 412-471-0400

NEW

PORK AND BEANS

The newest addition to the Richard Deshantz Restaurant Group features Texas-style barbeque dishes (including its namesake) and country sides like pig ears. 136 Sixth St., 412-338-1876

POROS Specializing in seafood entrees and small plates, swordfish and grilled octopus, this restaurant offers an authentic Mediterranean experience down to the decor. 2 PPG Place, 412-904-2051

REVEL AND ROOST Revel offers casual fare like sandwiches and fried chicken, while Roost features entrees like pork chops and trout in this two-level restaurant. 242 Forbes Ave., 412-281-1134

TAKO A taqueria offering Asian-influenced Mexican street food with unique ingredients like octopus and duck. 214 Sixth St., 412-471-8256 NEW

TALIA CUCINA & ROTICCERIA

Not your usual Italian place; roasted meats like porchetta and lamb

are the highlight here, but there’s gnocchi and risotto too. 425 Sixth Ave. 412-456-8214 NEW

UNION STANDARD

Boasting locally sourced ingredients, the menu here features modern takes on comfort food like roast turkey and chicken. 524 William Penn Place, 412-281-0738

BARS+CLUBS ANDYS WINE BAR With live music Thursday to Saturday, affordable wine and a cocktail list of classic drinks with new twists, it’s a great venue for a night out. 510 Market St., 412-773-8884

BIERGARTEN Perched above Hotel Monaco, this German-themed rooftop bar features a drink list bursting with both international and local craft beers, and more. 620 William Penn Place, 412-230-4800

THE BACKSTAGE BAR AT THEATRE SQUARE Stop in before or after a show in the Cultural District to grab a drink and keep the culture going with live cabaret and jazz acts. 655 Penn Ave., www.trustarts.org

BUTCHER AND THE RYE Well known for its extensive whiskey collection, this establishment also offers a full menu including steak and seafood offerings. 212 Sixth St., 412-391-2752 NEW

CITY WORKS

With 90 craft beers and eight wines on tap, this eatery and pour house isn’t your usual sports bar. Rare-beer tappings are featured often. 2 PPG Place, 412-448-2900

NEW

COLONY CAFÉ

Pittsburgh’s first cat café, where you can enjoy coffee, wine and snacks surrounded by feline friends, who are all available for adoption. No feeding the cats. 1125 Penn Ave., 412-586-4850

HOWL AT THE MOON If you’re looking for a party spot, this dueling-piano bar, featuring live covers of your favorite hits, is the one. Popular bachelorette party destination. 125 Seventh St., 412-586-5692

IL TETTO High above the Downtown hustle, this open-air rooftop bar is perfect for spring and summer, but hosts events yearround. 942 Penn Ave., 412-281-2810

IMAGES Despite its low-key exterior, this has been one of Pittsburgh’s most popular LGBTQ bars for years. Stop in for weekly karaoke. 965 Liberty Ave., 412-391-9990 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017 17


Talia Cucina & Roticceria / PHOTO BY JORDAN MILLER

OLIVE OR TWIST A martini bar with a selection of wine, beer and specialty martinis with flavors like cake batter and s’mores. 140 Sixth St., 412-255-0525

PERLÉ From the offerings to the décor, this sparkling-wine bar sparkles with dozens of varieties from around the world and select vintage bottles. 25 Market Square, 412-471-2058

BYOB theater. 811 Liberty Ave., www.arcadecomedytheater.com

and comedians. 600 Penn Ave., 412-392-4900

shop has something for everyone. 1121 Penn Ave., 412-261-0900

AUGUST WILSON CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

SPACE GALLERY

SPORTS WORLD SPECIALTIES

With its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this art gallery showcases rotating exhibits in various mediums for patrons and passersby. 812 Liberty Ave., 412-325-7723

This sports-apparel and memorabilia shop has everything you need to rep the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and other local teams. 645 Smithfield St., 412-232-3343

An art gallery, meeting and performance space that hosts activities ranging from music and dance performances to film festivals and community events. Named for the famed local playwright. 980 Liberty Ave., 412-471-6070

SHARP EDGE BISTRO

THE BENEDUM CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

This bar and restaurant has one of the largest domestic and imported beer lists in the city, weighted heavily in the Belgium column. 922 Penn Ave., 412-338-2437

With 2,800 seats, this venue is the closest many Pittsburghers get to seeing their favorite musicals on Broadway (Hamilton arrives in 2018). 237 Seventh St., 412-456-6666

THE SPEAKEASY

THE BYHAM THEATER

This hidden gem tucked away in the Omni William Penn Hotel was actually once the spot for Prohibition-era drinking. 530 William Penn Place, 412-281-7100

One of the city’s premier venues for local and touring musicians, dance companies and other live performances. 101 Sixth St., 412-456-6666

TOONSEUM Comics matter — as art, as culture, as commentary. Learn more (and shop) at this combination museum and gallery devoted to the “funny pages.” 945 Liberty Ave., 412-232-0199 A place for edgy contemporary art, with a special emphasis on work that incorporates light, sound and digital technology. 601 Wood St., 412-471-5605

SHOPPING AMAZING BOOKS AND RECORDS

As Downtown’s only movie theater, this landmark shows mostly indie, foreign-language and art-house films. 809 Liberty Ave., 412-682-5449

Shop from a wide selection of used records and books, including some hard-to-find gems, or sell your own. 929 Liberty Ave., 412-471-1899

ARCADE COMEDY THEATER

HEINZ HALL

EIDE’S ENTERTAINMENT

Check out standup, improv, sketch comedy, variety acts and comedy classes at this nonprofit,

Home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this venue also receives nationally touring singers, actors

With a wide selection of comics, records, movies, books, magazines, action figures and collectibles, this

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STEEL CITY

This pop-up-turned-permanent store offers a more elevated take on Pittsburgh pride and black-andgold merchandise than the free T-shirts at Pirates games. 625 Smithfield St., 412-338-2333

WOOD STREET GALLERIES

HARRIS THEATER

ARTS+

NEW

S.W. RANDALL TOYES & GIFTES A specialty toy and gift shop for fans of dolls, trains, board games and comicbook heroes. Stop in for the latest kids’ toys or pop-culture novelty items. 630 Smithfield St., 412-562-9252

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST POINT STATE PARK With 36 acres, this park provides a respite for city dwellers. Check out the fountain at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. 101 Commonwealth Place


THE PALACE THEATRE

2017 COMING EVENTS!

MARY POPPINS

FRI-SUN • 7/14-7/16 • 7:30PM & 1PM

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW TUE • 8/1 • 7:30PM

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS TUE • 7/18 • 8PM

DON FELDER

SUN • 8/6 • 8PM

THE CHI-LITES & THE DELFONICS

DWIGHT YOAKAM

TESLA

SAL VALENTINETTI & MIKE MARINO

SAT • 7/22 • 7PM

TUE • 8/8 • 7:30PM

SUN • 7/23 • 7PM

What do I want to do tonight?

SAT • 8/12 • 7:30PM

make ANN WILSON OF HEART

TUE • 8/15 • 8PM

YESTIVAL WITH YES TODD RUNDGREN & CARL PALMER

WED • 8/16 • 7PM

STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS FRI • 8/18 • 8PM

marvel ROBERT CRAY BAND

learn

SAT • 8/19 • 8PM

look

listen

experience TED NUGENT

SUN • 8/20 • 7:30PM

ADAM ANT THE ANTHEMS TOUR SUN • 9/17 • 7:30PM

ARLO GUTHRIE RE:GENERATION TOUR FRI • 10/20 • 8PM

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP SAT • 11/11 • 6:30PM

JACKIE EVANCHO HITS & CHRISTMAS FRI • 12/1 • 8PM

THE TEXAS TENORS MON • 9/11 • 2PM

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

PAUL ANKA

THU • 9/14 • 7:30PM

OLATE DOGS

MON • 9/18 • 7:30PM

FRI • 9/29 • 7:30PM

BRAD GARRETT & RITA RUDNER

ZZ TOP

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS SAT • 9/16 • 7:30PM

RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET

SWAN LAKE

KIDZ BOP KIDS

WED • 10/25 • 7:30PM

WED • 11/1 • 7:30PM

BEST TIME EVER TOUR FRI • 11/3 • 7PM

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BRANSON ON THE ROAD CHRISTMAS STYLE

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS CHRISTMAS SHOW

SAT • 11/25 • 2PM

THU • 11/30 • 7:30PM

THE NUTCRACKER

LATSHAW POPS CHRISTMAS SHOW

MON • 11/13 • 7:30PM

MICHAEL BOLTON

TUE • 12/5 • 7:30PM

SAT-SUN • 12/9-10 • 2&7PM

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Kelly-Strayhorn Theater PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO

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Dog and Cat Food & Treats Including: Fromm, Zignature, Wellness, Weruva, ZiwiPeak, Lotus, Plato, RAWZ

Fluff & Tuff Toys Grooming Supplies Bowls & Accessories East Liberty Presbyterian Church / PHOTO BY KRISTA JOHNSON

FOOD THE DREAM BBQ You’ll spot it by the smokers on the street. This barbeque joint is the fulfilled dream of its owner. Come for the turkey ribs, and don’t skimp on the sides. 7600 Braddock Ave., Homewood, 412-244-0355

EVERYDAY CAFE NEW

Pittsburgh’s first cashless coffee shop invests its earnings back into the community. Enjoy a cup of coffee and know that your money helps Homewood-based organizations. 532 N. Homewood Ave., Homewood, 412-727-2169

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD This small bakery turns out a full menu of baked goods, sandwiches, cakes and cookies from baking traditions around the world. Get there early for a wide selection — it goes fast! 5906 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-363-5330

KELLY’S BAR & LOUNGE This bar packs a lot of original charm — from its Art Deco bar to cozy wooden booths — but folks also crowd in for economically priced cocktails, DJ nights and the back patio. 6012 Centre Ave., 412-363-6012

MUDDY WATERS OYSTER BAR These bad mothershuckers serve up fresh oysters and champagne alongside Southern-comfort favorites like boudin and po’boys. Laissez bon temps roulez. 130 S. Highland Ave., 412-361-0555

PARIS 66 Why journey all the way to France when you can enjoy sweet and savory crepes, cheese-y sandwiches and other bistro faves right in here in town? 6018 Centre Ave., 412-404-8166

Exotic and Small Animal Boarding 415 Gettysburg St. H Suite 1 H Pittsburgh, PA 15206 H localpetpgh.com H 412-404-7273

PIZZA TAGLIO Pizza is a family tradition for chef Giaramita, and this Roman-style pizzeria is his interpretation. Snack on a classic combo like fresh mozzarella and basil, or pick a seasonal selection. Espresso provided; booze, BYO. 126 S. Highland Ave., 412-404-7410

SPOON This classy place for dining has taken on a new look and chef, Jamilka Borges, to go with. Beautifully presented seasonal fare, and the home of Pittsburgh’s Gin Club. 134 S. Highland Ave., 412-362-6001

SMILING BANANA LEAF This intimate restaurant is always busy and fragrant with the smell of Thai spices. Dine al fresco in the summer for a street-side experience. 5901 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-362-3200

TANA ETHIOPIAN CUISINE A staple in the East Liberty food landscape, Tana provides a lovely family-style meal that’s easily shared among friends. Live jazz every Wednesday. 5929 Baum Blvd., 412-665-2770

TAZZA D’ORO This sleepy neighborhood spot is the perfect place to read away a summer

Local color Farmers market fresh, every day. 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 www.eastendfood.coop . 412-242-3598 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017 21


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AL FRESCO. AL DENTE. ALL YUMMY.

It’s everything you could ask for in a lovely spot for dinner, drinks or special tasting events. With a creative twist on Italian cuisine, a delicious array of beer and wine, and the perfect al Welcome to summer at Pino’s. Fabulous outdoor spot in Point dining. Daily specials. And one offresco the East End’s Breeze, Pino’s is a nicest assortments of local beers and interesting fresh start to spring. wines. Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, late bites or happy hour, it’s always good.

PINO’S

WINE BAR & SMALL PLATES 6738 REYNOLDS STREET POINT BREEZE PITTSBURGH (412) 361-1336 6738 REYNOLDS STREET POINT BREEZE WWW.CHEFPINO.COM PITTSBURGH (412) 361-1336 • WWW.CHEFPINO.COM 22 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

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day while sipping on espresso or enjoying a pour-over. 1125 N. Highland Ave., Highland Park, 412-362-3676

TEPPANYAKI KYOTO Each dish is prepared in front of you on a teppanyaki grill. Come for dinner to try okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake. 5808 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-441-1610

THE TWISTED FRENCHMAN The restaurant serves beautiful, highconcept fare (like squab with ancientgrain risotto) out of an intimate, charming storefront. A larger nearby space (at 5925 Baum Ave.) is under construction. 128 S. Highland Ave., 412-361-1340

ZEKE’S COFFEE Zeke’s offers a great cup of coffee and plenty of tasty treats to go with it. Also find Zeke’s popping up at farmer’s markets, or go through its nearby drive-through location. 6015 Penn Ave., 412-670-0862

BARS+CLUBS

EAST END BREWING COMPANY The home of one of Pittsburgh’s major players in the craft-beer renaissance is often bustling with cheerful patrons. Trivia and live music are high points. 147 Julius St., Larimer, 412-537-2337

GALAXY LOUNGE This cavernous space hosts a large bar, a stage, a restaurant window and pool tables that all fill up around happy hour. Drinks are cheap and the company is friendly. 7246 Kelly St., Homewood, 412-727-1395

LIVERMORE Large corner windows catch the sun while you snack on light bites and sip classic cocktails. Head over to the adjoining Cloak Room to catch a show. 124 S. Highland Ave., 412-361-0600

PARK PLACE PUB This corner place in Highland Park provides all the hits: porch, jukebox, cheap beer and deliciously greasy bar fare. Catch a game or sit in the sun. 5719 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-361-2024

CAPRI PIZZERIA & BAR

WALLACE’S TAP ROOM

Grab a slice and a beer at this great locals’ hangout. Check it out on a Tuesday to hear slam poetry from Steel City Slam. 6001 Penn Ave., 412-363-1250

Hotel bars always draw an interesting mix, so stop by to sip on Prohibition-era cocktails and chat with locals and out-of-towners. 123 N. Highland Ave., 412-665-0555


ARTS+

CULTURE KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATER

An artistic hub for the vibrant arts community, this theater hosts residencies that produce cutting-edge work in dance, music, spoken word and performance art, and community events. 5941 Penn Ave., 412-363-3000

THE MINE FACTORY This former factory hosts a studio collective and exhibitions of all kinds. Keep up with the Facebook page to find out what’s up next. 201 N. Braddock Ave., North Point Breeze

QUANTUM THEATRE Although headquartered in East Liberty, Quantum puts on avantgarde, site-specific shows in surprising locations around the city. Each performance is designed to engage its audience beyond what meets the eye. 218 N. Highland Ave., ww.quantumtheatre.com

THE SPACE UPSTAIRS This jazz-focused space presents curated art in an informal lounge space. Come on Second Saturdays for shows with improvisational movement, art and music. 214 N. Lexington St., North Point Breeze, www.thespaceupstairs.org

SHOPPING BRYANT STREET MARKET This little deli and grocery makes a fantastic tuna melt and offers all the local goods you might need to make a quick dinner. Staples are mixed in with luxuries for a quaint shopping experience. 5901 Bryant St., Highland Park, 412-661-8720

BAKERY SQUARE This shopping center features stores like West Elm, Free People and Anthropologie. Plus eateries. Stop for a bite or a coffee after shopping. 6425 Penn Ave., Larimer, www.bakery-square.com

CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION If you’re looking for materials to complete your next project, help pad your budget by looking through used and salvaged items here. 214 N. Lexington St., North Point Breeze, 412-243-5025

THE EAST END FOOD CO-OP Pick up seedlings for your garden, or groceries for your next meal. The space features natural goods of all kinds, as well as a juice bar and hot prepared foods. 7516 Meade St., North Point Breeze, 412-242-3598

FARMERS MARKET CO-OP OF EAST LIBERTY Open year-round and offering a selection of local produce, cheeses, flowers and baked goods. Open Saturdays, from 5 a.m. to noon. 344 N. Sheridan Ave., www.farmersmarketcooperative ofeastliberty.com

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR CREATIVE REUSE Sift through bins and boxes of art and craft supplies to find that perfect piece to start your next endeavor. Classes and volunteer slots available. 214 N. Lexington St., North Point Breeze, 412-473-0100

TRIM PITTSBURGH This men’s designer underwear and swimwear boutique is the perfect place for dudes to get their sexy on and to pick out something special for a hot night out (or in!). 5968 Baum Blvd., 412-512-9251

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST ACE HOTEL PITTSBURGH Remodeling a former YMCA, the owners have kept the original charm of the building while adding sleek modernity. Stop in for a drink, a meal at Whitfield or a show in the preserved gym. 120 S. Whitfield St., 412-361-3300

THE CLIMBING WALL

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Keep in shape and test your strength on this indoor rock wall and bouldering gym. Come to sweat and stay for the camaraderie. 7501 Penn Ave., Homewood, 412-247-7334

EAST LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH This soaring, Gothic-style cathedral features beautiful stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings that house diverse services, art shows and concerts. Services available in Spanish. 116 N. Highland Ave., 412-441-3800.

HIGHLAND PARK Jog around the reservoir, stroll the gardens, play some tennis, dive into the pool or catch a summer concert in this beautiful park. Main entrance at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Bunkerhill Street, www.pittsburghparks.org

HUMANE ANIMAL RESCUE Want to add a furry friend to your life? Visit the new home of the Animal Rescue League in Homewood to look at cats, rabbits, dogs and other adoptables. 6926 Hamilton Ave., 412-345-7300

Independent Brewery and full service bar. 1351 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 WWW.COUCHBREWERY.COM

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COME DISCOVER WHAT’S BEYOND THE

WOODEN BOXES

VINTAGE HOME DÉCOR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES GARDENING FURNISHINGS & ART KITSCHY GIFTS

412-408-2228 | 5122 BUTLER ST, 15201 Pusadee’s Garden / PHOTO BY VANESSA SONG

FOOD BANH MI & TI NEW

It’s not just a clever name: Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and bubble tea are the main attractions at this comfy bistro with outdoor seating. 4502 Butler St., 412-251-5030

COCA CAFÉ This is one of the most popular brunch spots on Butler, featuring inventive takes on standard breakfast favorites. 3811 Butler St., 412-621-3171

DIJLAH Get your fix for Middle Eastern fare at this local favorite, specializing in kebab, falafel, hummus, tabbouleh and more. 4130 Butler St., 412-742-4998

ESPRESSO A MANO A popular spot good for an afternoon away from the office, a Sunday-stroll destination or a quick coffee and croissant to go. 3623 Butler St., 412-918-1864 NEW

GEPPETTO CAFE

A cute, old-school sit-down joint, good for a cup of joe and a nosh on a Sunday morning. 4121 Butler St., 412-709-6399

KALEIDOSCOPE CAFE A menu of contemporary American fare fits right in with this quirkily designed but genuinely cozy spot. 108 43rd St., 412-683-4004

LA GOURMANDINE The staples at this traditional French bakery are baguettes, cold sandwiches, pastries and assorted sweets. 4605 Butler St., 412-682-2210

MORCILLA Justin Severino’s Spanish-inspired menu is more than deserving of its accolades. Start with the oxtail and a glass of traditional Spanish cider, poured from a custom tap shaped like an arm. 3519 Butler St., 412-652-9924 NEW

NATUROLL CREAMERY

Rolled ice cream is the name of the game here, with liquid batter frozen in sheets at -15 degrees F, then rolled up like a frozen crepe. 4318 Butler St., 412-687-1572

PUSADEE’S GARDEN If you’re in town by the end of the year, run to this spot for a robust menu of traditional Thai dishes in one of the city’s finest outdoor dining settings. Pusadee’s is closing for major renovations. 5321 Butler St., 412-781-8724

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REED & CO.

at this local institution. 513 Grant Ave., Millvale, 412-821-8484

NEW

Opening earlier this year, this is a go-to destination for healthy, organic fare like cold-pressed juices, fresh salads and smoothies. 4113 Butler St., reedand.company

CITY GROWS Just the spot for city-dwelling greenthumbs to buy gardening supplies and take classes. 5208 Butler St., 412-781-2028

ROUND CORNER CANTINA Highlights here include the house margarita (a splash of orange juice makes all the difference), generous burritos and one damn fine dining patio. 3720 Butler St., 412-904-2279

GRYPHON’S TEA The knowledgeable staff here can help find the right tea for the right occasion, all of it organic and from fair-trade sources. 4127 Butler St., 412-877-4223

SMOKE BARBEQUE TAQUERIA True to its name, this joint specializes in smoked meats, tacos and traditional BBQ trays with a modern twist. 4115 Butler St., 412-224-2070

NINE STORIES NEW

Buy, sell or trade titles of pretty much any genre at this homey independent bookstore. 5400 Butler St., 412-347-8635

UMAMI Here you’ll find traditional Japanese street food, plus sushi, sashimi and other items dedicated to the titular flavor profile. 202 38th St., 412-224-2354 NEW

PITTSBURGH FURNITURE COMPANY Hidden gems are scattered throughout this one-room display floor of used furniture, art and tchotchkes. 4312 Butler St., 412-687-2965

WHEEL AND WEDGE

American cheese — no, not that one — is the focus at this tasting room at Engine House 25 Wines, which serves pairings with vino as well as the occasional craft brew. 3337 Penn Ave., www.wheelandwedge.com

THRIFTIQUE Profits from this affordable, quirky and diverse selection all go to funding community-minded programs. 125 51st St., 412-742-4951

BARS+CLUBS

WHO NEW? RETRO MOD DECOR Here’s the spot to get vintage modern furniture, ranging from upscale to kitschy. 5156 Butler St., 412-781-0588

ALLEGHENY WINE MIXER This is a cozy neighborhood place to socialize that offers dozens of wines by the glass (including seasonal varieties), as well as cocktails and beer. 5326 Butler St., 412-252-2337

ARSENAL CIDER HOUSE Ciders here run the gamut from bone-dry to sweet, and pair well with a sunny afternoon spent enjoying live music in the outdoor seating area. 300 39th St., 412-682-7699

BLUE MOON The drinks are cheap and the vibe is inclusive at this LGBTQ bar, featuring drag shows, queer parties and karaoke. 5115 Butler St., 412-781-1119

DRAAI LAAG BREWING COMPANY

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WILDCARD ROUNDABOUT BREWERY The owners’ New Zealand roots feature heavily in a menu featuring Wai-iti hops, lamb pies and curry sausage rolls. Food trucks present a few days a week, if lamb pies ain’t your thing. 4901 Butler St., 412-621-0540

ARTS+ CULTURE

THE CLEMENTE MUSEUM

Treat yourself to a variety of sours, saisons and farmhouse ales at this Belgian-inspired brewery. 501 E. Ohio St., Millvale, 412-407-2506

Celebrate the life of the great Pirates ball player Roberto Clemente in this beautifully renovated former firehouse. 3339 Penn Ave., 412-621-1268

GRIST HOUSE CRAFT BREWERY

ROW HOUSE CINEMA

Here you’ll find one of the more versatile beer menus in town (or just outside it), featuring nine original brews and visiting food trucks. 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale, 412-447-1442

Second-run screening is the name of the game at this comfy, chic one-screen theater. 4115 Butler St., 412-904-3225

HOP FARM BREWING COMPANY IPAs loom large here, but the menu is stocked with a variety of styles, plus one of the best cheese plates in town. 5601 Butler St., 412-408-3248 26 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

MUSIC BELVEDERE’S ULTRA-DIVE If you’re in the neighborhood for a punk show, ’80s dance party or roller skating, chances are you’re

stationed up here. 4016 Butler St., 412-687-2555

CATTIVO One of the newer additions to the neighborhood’s music scene, it’s a two-floor venue with pool tables, bar food and plenty of cold beer. 146 44th St., 412-687-2157

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the right gift in this shop’s selection of cards, jewelry, clothing and knick-knacks of all kinds. 4209 Butler St., 412-224-2651

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST

HAMBONES

ALLEGHENY CEMETERY

Comedy, acoustic and live jazz all make regular appearances at this favorite neighborhood bar. 4207 Butler St., 412-681-4318

Get your nature fix while still in the city, in this 300-acre park-like setting, featuring some seriously beautiful greenery throughout. 4734 Butler St., 412-682-1624

MR. SMALLS FUNHOUSE Truly a one-stop shop for music fans, this Pittsburgh institution is home to an 800-capacity theater, music studio, restaurant and tap room. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 412-821-4447

ARSENAL BOWLING LANES

SPIRIT

A good spot to see Spot run, play and commingle with the other neighborhood pooches. Hazelwood Trail (near 40th Street Bridge)

This 10,000-square-foot former Moose Lodge is dedicated to live music, community events and good pizza. 242 51st St., 412-586-4441

SHOPPING ATTIC RECORD STORE All genres, formats and gear are welcome to be sold, traded or bought

A neighborhood staple offering 10 lanes, cheap beer and good food. 212 44th St., 412-683-5992

BERNARD DOG RUN

PAINT MONKEY You bring the wine, they provide the rest. Classmates paint the same painting under the guidance of a local artist. 4020 Butler St., 412-770-4923


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LAWRENCEVILLE ۸52nd Street Market ۸B52 ۸Burgh’ers ۸Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Cafeteria ۸Franktuary ۸Kaleidoscope Café ۸Kickback Pinball Café

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۸Burgh’ers ۸Della Terra Italian Bistro ۸Mad Mex (Cranberry) ۸Mad Mex (North Hills) ۸UPMC Passavant McCandless Cafeteria

NORTHSIDE ۸Chateau Café & Cakery ۸Legends of the North Shore ۸Scratch F&B ۸Café Phipps ۸Fuel and Fuddle ۸Hilton Garden Inn/ RLJ - University Place ۸Mad Mex ۸P&G Pamela’s Diner ۸Peter’s Pub ۸Prince of India ۸Red Oak Café ۸Rita’s Italian Ice ۸Sorrento’s Pizza Roma ۸Sushi Fuku (both locations) ۸The Porch at Schenley ۸UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital Cafeteria/ Gardenview Café ۸UPMC Presbyterian Cafeteria

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SOUTHERN SUBURBS ۸Bella Sera ۸Block 292 ۸Mad Mex (South Hills)

STRIP ۸Eleven ۸Lidia’s ۸Kaya

UPTOWN ۸Buford’s Kitchen ۸Café Fifth Avenue ۸Hogan Dining at Duquesne University ۸Legacy Café ۸Pizza Care ۸Pizza Vespucci ۸The Red Ring ۸Souper Bowl

WESTERN SUBURBS ۸Mad Mex (Robinson) Restaurant listing as of 6/19/17

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ARNOLD’S TEA SHOP AND CAFÉ Roomy double-storefront serves hot and cold specialty teas, plus salads, soups, pastries and made-to-order sandwiches. 502 E. Ohio St., 412-322-2494

BENJAMIN’S WESTERN AVENUE BURGER BAR

style pork loin with bacon. 627 E. North Ave., 412-322-8795

JAMES STREET GASTROPUB & SPEAKEASY Historic pub with diverse food and drinks menus also regularly features live music (specialty: jazz). 422 Foreland St., 412-904-3335

Popular stop for fettucine Alfredo, chicken cacciatore and other traditional Italian favorites. 500 E. North Ave., 412-321-8000

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CARMI’S Try the chicken and waffles — or the fish and grits — at this Southern soul-food establishment. 917 Western Ave., 412-231-0100 NEW

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From einlauf soup to weiner schnitzel, this family-style restaurant focuses on traditional German fare. 237 Suismon St., 412-231-1899

NICKY’S THAI

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Unassuming walk-up restaurant’s extensive menu features Nepalese food alongside more familiar Chinese and Indian offerings. 700 Cedar Ave., 412-586-5764

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Unique in Pittsburgh, this is traditional Hungarian comfort food in a neighborhoodtavern setting; try the gypsy-

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There’s pad Thai, curry and much more, including patio seating as weather permits, at this spot for traditional Thai. 854 Western Ave., 412-321-8424

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Unassuming neighborhood spot serves “gourmet comfort food” like ramp-leaf cavatelli and Scandinavian chicken pot pie. 1100 Gavleston Ave. 412-322-1106

In its first incarnation outside Manhattan, the renowned café specializes in choice wines and handmade cheeses, with a smallplates menu. 40 W. North Ave., 412-226-9740

One of the popular regional roastery’s more modestly scaled neighborhood coffeehouses. 1501 Buena Vista St., 724-427-5442

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LEGENDS OF THE NORTH SHORE

Informal but intimate spot features specialty cocktails and custom-blended burgers. 900 Western Ave., 412-224-2163 Homey café with outdoor patio serves “cross-cultural comfort food” from Cajun to Thai. 415 E. Ohio St., 412-231-0265

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Barrel-aged imperial stouts, sours and more, brewed on site, are just one attraction at this cozy neighborhood taproom. 507 Foreland St., 412-904-3732

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The Steelers’ Hall of Fame halfback owns this capacious establishment offering steaks, salads, sandwiches, signature cocktails and more. 393 North Shore Drive, 412-224-6287

THE MODERN CAFÉ Heinz Field is walking distance from this friendly neighborhood spot with a solid draft selection and good sandwiches. 862 Western Ave. 412-321-4550

MONTEREY PUB The expansive pub-style menu, and the mostly Irish beers on tap, set the tone as this storied neighborhood spot. 1227 Monterey St., 412-322-6535

PARK HOUSE TAVERN Pouring since Prohibition ended, this neighborhood landmark offers free popcorn and peanuts, and live music including Wednesday bluegrass jams. 403 E. Ohio St., 412-224-2273

PENN BREWERY This pioneering craft brewery, housed in an actual 19th-century brewery, offers German-style beers and contemporary and traditional German cuisine. 800 Vinial St., 412-237-9400

RIVERS CASINO Located right on the river, Pittsburgh’s resident casino complements its games of chance with multiple dining options and a full calendar of live entertainment. 777 Casino Drive, 412-231-7777

RIVERTOWNE NORTH SHORE Expect a sports-bar vibe at this local chain, with extensive pub grub and its own locally brewed beer. 337 North Shore Drive, 412-322-5000


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SOUTHERN TIER BREWING COMPANY

The craft brewer’s first establishment outside its upstate New York home features a spacious interior, attractive décor, a pub-style menu and those signature drafts. 316 North Shore Drive, 412-301-2337

WIGLE BARRELHOUSE This local craft distillery makes award-winning spirits, specializing in ryes made with local grains. Stop by for a cocktail, or a bottle. (Also available at its Strip location at 2410 Smallman St.) 1055 Spring Garden Ave., www.wiglewhiskey.com

SHOPPING

ALLEGHENY CITY MARKET Fresh produce, deli sandwiches and more are the attraction at this specialty grocer with an old-school neighborhood feel. 1327 Arch St., 412-321-4021

NEW

ALPHABET CITY BOOKSTORE

Works in translation and by local authors are two specialties of this carefully curated new store, run by City of Asylum. 40 W. North Ave., www.alphabetcity.org

CITY BOOKS A classic storefront bookshop, featuring mostly used volumes and the occasional visiting author. 908 Galveston Ave., www.citybookspgh.com

TOM FRIDAY’S MARKET In business since 1955, this neighborhood butcher’s calls itself the last place in town to carry fresh hanging sides of beef. 3639 California Ave., Brighton Heights, 412-766-4500

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Nonprofit City of Asylum’s hub for a full calendar of literary readings and concerts, complete with its own bookstore and wineand-cheese café. 40 W. North Ave., www.alphabetcity.org

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM This internationally known seven-story museum offers a thorough account of this native son’s life and work, plus temporary shows by kindred spirits. 117 Sandusky St., 412-237-8300

BICYCLE HEAVEN Bikes and memorabilia dating to the 1800s are on display at this unique, warehouse-sized display, which even includes a repair shop

for contemporary two-wheelers. 1800 Preble Ave., 412-734-4034

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER This family venue supplements its hands-on exhibits teaching physics, chemistry and nature, with a sports-themed annex, an Omnimax theater highlight and special events. 1 Allegheny Ave., 412-237-3400

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Please-touch exhibits and interactive artwork fill this popular venue. 10 Children’s Way, 412-322-5059

MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM Artists from around the world (and around the block) have exhibited installation art at this internationally known museum. 500 Sampsonia Way, 412-231-3169

NATIONAL AVIARY OF PITTSBURGH A unique bird zoo exhibiting more than 120 species, from African penguins to endangered Andean condors, with free-flight rooms and a virtual-reality flight simulator. 700 Arch St., 412-323-7235

NEW HAZLETT THEATER Venerable venue hosts theater, dance and its own subscription-based performance series. 6 Allegheny Square East, 412-320-4610

PHOTO ANTIQUITIES The current exhibit, with some 260 photos and artifacts pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, is a high point for this long-running museum of photographic history. 531 E. Ohio St., 412-231-7881

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Quintessential Pittsburgh character Randy Gilson is as much the attraction as the art and found objects at his singularly colorful museum/backyard. 1501 Arch St., 412-342-8152

MUSIC HEINZ FIELD

A few times each year, the home of the Steelers and Pitt Panthers makes room for gigundo tours by the likes of U2, Beyoncé and Kenny Chesney. 100 Art Rooney Ave., 412-697-7700

MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD Intimate venue, run by a venerable arts group, features internationally touring jazz acts. 1815 Metropolitan St., 412-322-1773

STAGE AE The indoor/outdoor venue on the riverfront hosts mid-sized touring acts from The Shins to Wilco and Sigur Ros. 400 North Shore Drive, 412-229-5483

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FOOD ALL INDIA RESTAURANT The vegetarian and vegan options at this spot are out of this world, and the buffet is incredible. 315 N. Craig St., 412-681-6600

DAVE & ANDY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM A neighborhood institution offering freshly made ice cream and sorbets; go for the waffle cone with the candy surprise inside. 207 Atwood St., 412-681-9906

LEGUME The menu changes daily, offering decadent and unique plates, like jerked goat shoulder with yellow-corn grits, that will keep you coming back to try what’s new each day. 214 N. Craig St., 412-621-2700

LULU’S NOODLES Get your bubble-tea fix here with a variety of Asian-inspired noodle dishes. 400 S. Craig St., 412-687-7777

MAD MEX Oakland Mad Mex is best in the summer, because the great “Big Azz” margarita deals and late-night food specials exist without a swarm of college bros. 370 Atwood St., 412-681-5656

OISHII BENTO With options that are tasty and light, this Japanese/Korean joint is the place for a guilt-free lunch. Try the Katsu udon or spicy pork bento. 119 Oakland Ave., 412-687-3335

THE ORIGINAL HOT DOG SHOP Locals simply call it “The O,” and it’s been around since 1960. Originally built next to Forbes Field, former home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, it has long outlasted the stadium with its great dogs and fries. 3901 Forbes Ave., 412-621-7388

PAMELA’S DINER This cash-only retro diner is the best place to cure a hangover. Lyonnaise potatoes, crepes and endless coffee ought to do the trick. 3703 Forbes Ave., 412-683-4066

REDHAWK COFFEE NEW

Redhawk is Oakland’s only independent coffee shop. The coffee is great, and the biscuits are addicting. 120 Meyran Ave., 412-708-4270

RED OAK CAFE This quaint cafe’s menu features Pittsburgh neighborhood-themed breakfast scrambles, vegan and veg options, and quick healthy bites for busy bees on the go. 3610 Forbes Ave., 412-621-2221

UNCLE SAM’S SANDWICH BAR Never underestimate the satisfaction a really good hoagie offers; this might be the best place to feed that craving. The fries rock, too. 210 Oakland Ave., 412-621-1885

BARS+CLUBS BOOTLEGGERS Affordable drinks and food are found here. A great place to catch up with friends on a weeknight, as well as a place to get silly on the weekends. 403 Semple St., 412-488-2668

BUTTERJOINT The cocktail selection here — a mix of classic and unique — is worth a deep dive. If liquor isn’t your thing, the craft-beer selection will surely wet your whistle. 214 N. Craig St., 412-621-2700

FUEL AND FUDDLE Newbies to the snobby beer world, heads up! The menu here has handy flavor profiles for all its tasty beer. 212 Oakland Ave., 412-682-3473

GENE’S PLACE Low-key, affordable, comfortable and fun. Don’t forget your jukebox money, as the patrons are the DJs here. 3616 Louisa St., 412-682-2158

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HEMINGWAY’S For being so close to Pitt’s campus, this is a mellow spot with a satisfying list of specials. It also won’t break the bank, you poor starving writers! 3911 Forbes Ave., 412-621-4100

PETER’S PUB For fans of ’70s-style college bars, long beer lists and sports, meet your new spot. 116 Oakland Ave., 412-681-7465

UNION GRILL Any place with a $10 wine list deserves a mention. Enjoy a glass of wine with indoor s’mores — no joke. 413 S. Craig St., 412-681-8620

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CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH MAIN BRANCH An old-school, marble-heavy flagship library with decidedly modern updates: coffee shop, game days, language classes, Wi-Fi and more. Also: many, many books. 4400 Forbes Ave., 412-622-3114

MONDAY GLOBAL MONDAYS $3 IMPORT BOTTLES

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THURSDAYS GUINNESS DRAFTS $4 All Day Half-Price Wine Bottles ($15.50)

FRIDAY - CAPPYOKE with DJ JOHN & MILLER LITE MONSTERS 20oz Drafts for $3

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CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF ART & NATURAL HISTORY It’s easy to spend a whole day here getting lost in all the challenging and beautiful galleries, impressive dinosaur displays, and even the insect hall. 4400 Forbes Ave., 412-622-3131

CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL In addition to the museums, the building features an historic hall that hosts a variety of performers and speakers. 4400 Forbes Ave., www.carnegiemuseums.org

GLITTER BOX THEATER NEW

This beautiful room is a one-stop shop for plays, show-tunes karaoke, concerts, aerial arts and more. Kid- and pup-friendly! 460 Melwood Ave., www.theglitterboxtheater.com

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In the summer, stroll the outdoor gardens. Special attractions include orchids and a butterfly forest. 1 Schenley Park Drive, 412-622-6914

PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS This arts institution offers classes in filmmaking, video and photography, and also runs three arthouse movie theaters, including the Melwood Screening Room on site. 477 Melwood Ave., www.pghfilmmakers.org

SHOPPING CALIBAN BOOK SHOP The fun of perusing a used bookstore is discovering an item you didn’t even know you wanted. Lots to choose from, including rare finds, at this longtime book nook. 410 S. Craig St., 412-681-9111

HOCUS POCUS SHOPPE OF THE ARCANE Oils, gemstones, incense, ritual tattooing, books and tarot cards can

all be found here. 113 Meyran Ave., 412-622-0113

IRON CITY BIKES A great place to get your gear from a wide range of brands, and an even better place to ask questions if you’re new to the biking world. 331 S. Bouquet St., 412-681-1310

PHANTOM OF THE ATTIC With a trove of comics in one store, and all the multiplayer-game goodies you need at another across the street, Phantom of the Attic has everything you need. 406 and 411 S. Craig St., 412-621-1210

SNOW LION IMPORTS A beautiful little shop selling Tibetan arts, handicrafts and religious items from the Himalayan and Tibetan regions. 201 S. Craig St., 412-687-5680

WHIMSY ON FIFTH NEW

One-of-a-kind goodies (fashion, jewelry and more),

quickly rotating stock and a charming atmosphere give this shop a fun allure. 3402 Fifth Ave., 412-586-4224

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST FORBES FIELD WALL A section of the outfield wall of this revered Pittsburgh stadium still stands in Oakland. You can even relive the anniversary of Bill Mazeroski’s Game 7 World Series homer from 1960 here during a celebration every October. Located on Roberto Clemente Drive, near Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business

SCHENLEY PLAZA An acre of green space with a large covered area, cafe tables and, in the summer, a Victorianstyle carousel. 4100 Forbes Ave., www.pittsburghparks.org/ schenley-plaza


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FOOD

PRANTL’S BAKERY People will tell you to try the burnt-almond torte if you haven’t already, but there are more than 100 sweet options available if that’s not your scene. 5525 Walnut St., 412-621-2092

CAFE ZINHO Enjoy an upscale European meal in a cozy setting. You can’t go wrong with the wild-mushroom ravioli. 238 Spahr St., 412-363-1500

STACK’D

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The Nutter Butter milkshake is to die for, and you can get a burger with fried mac-and-cheese on top. 728 Copeland St., 412-682-3354

There is no way to feel bad or bogged down after consuming a yummy, satisfying meal that is entirely vegan and gluten-free. 735 Copeland St., 412-802-7070

TIPSY COW This build-your-own-style restaurant lets you create a myriad of breakfast platters and burgers alongside its delicious appetizer menu. There are burgers for vegetarians, pescetarians and folks who’ve gone paleo. 5741 Ellsworth Ave., 412-404-8409

HARRIS GRILL Popular and lively spot to grab beers, cocktails and amusingly described pub grub. In warm weather, the outside seating is premium. Tuesday is bacon night. 5747 Ellsworth Ave., 412-362-5273

INN ON NEGLEY High tea here is an absolute delight and an opportunity to treat yourself. The delicious scones and finger sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients take it to the next level. 703 S. Negley Ave., 412-661-0631

MILLIE’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM Enter this quaint location, breathe in the waffle-cone smell, and get lost contemplating the seasonal ice-cream flavors listed. Leave with

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a bag of broken waffle-cone bits for later. 232 S. Highland Ave., www.millieshomemade.com

NOODLEHEAD These noodle-based dishes are inspired by the street markets of Thailand, and they pack a major flavor punch. It’s hard not to get drawn in by the aromas while you’re walking

past. Cash only! 242 S. Highland Ave., www.noodleheadpgh.com

PLUM PAN ASIAN KITCHEN This is a perfect date-night spot, especially when the weather is nice, and you can sit on the patio. The sushi is tasty, and the dessert menu will end your meal on a sweet note. 5996 Centre Ave., 412-363-7586

This LGBTQ-focused spot has darts and poker leagues, as well as a super tasty menu. There’s an upstairs bar for non-smokers. 5801 Ellsworth Ave., 412-661-5600

BITES AND BREWS It’s hard to be unhappy in the presence of a great craft-beer selection, plus really tasty pizza and hoagies. A great

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place for those nights when you just want to unwind. 5750 Ellsworth Ave., 412-361-4425

LE MARDI GRAS If an impressive tap list doesn’t satiate you, perhaps the cocktails made with freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice will. (The creamsicle mixed drink is a real treat). 731 Copeland St., 412-683-0912

WILLIAM PENN TAVERN Never underestimate the blissinducing power of a good, affordable beer washing down some really good chicken wings. 739 Bellafonte St., 412-621-1000

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PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Whether you’re interested in seeing art or honing your artistic ability, you can do it at this nonprofit. Classes are open to groups, families, individuals and kids — perfect for pushing yourself creatively. 6300 Fifth Ave., 412-361-0873

STEEL CITY IMPROV THEATER If improv comedy tickles your funny bone, this is a great place to be. Between the improv shows, classes and corporate workshops, shake free your civil rigidity and give yourself over to the giggles. 5950 Ellsworth Ave., 412-404-2695

SHOPPING EONS FASHION ANTIQUE This vintage-clothing shop covers the 1930s through 1980s. It’s a beautiful collection of clothes and jewelry that’s perfect for adding dramatic pop to your attire. 5850 Ellsworth Ave., 412-361-3368

been curating and selling vintage clothes for several decades, so you can trust their eye. 5890 Ellsworth Ave., 412-363-0999

KARDS UNLIMITED In addition to a mind-boggling selection of greeting cards, this charming shop offers an array of novelty gifts, toys, books and much more. 5522 Walnut St., 412-622-0500

KAWAII GIFTS If you want to be surrounded by cute Japanese imported goodies, this is your spot. Perfect for finding cute stickers and stationery, as well as collectibles like Tokidoki Cactus Pets (they wear cacti costumes to ward off the cruel, scary world). 5413 Walnut St., 412-687-2480

grown-up women abound here. It’s a shop full of whimsy and charm. 5425 Walnut St., 412-246-0350

SHADYSIDE NURSERY In addition to the usual nursery fare, buy local honey here, or get set up with a composting rig featuring cute li’l worms. Sometimes, there are food trucks and live music here too. 510 Maryland Ave., 412-363-5845

TOKYO JAPANESE FOOD STORE In addition to a wide variety of Japanese snacks, treats, noodles and freshly made bento, you can rent and buy Japanese dramas and variety shows here. 5855 Ellsworth Ave., www.tokyostorepgh.com

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Treat your fur baby right with natural food, treats and toys from this cute little shop. 5880 Ellsworth Ave., 412-362-7387

If you’re new to town, or have lived here for 40 years, and want to give your home a new look, this family-owned purveyor of high-end flooring, furniture and accessories is a great place to start. 324 S. Highland Ave., 412-441-8888

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BENNY FIERRO’S If you’re looking for a pizza spot with good-sized pies and a craft-soda collection for the ages, look no further. 1906 E. Carson St., 412-709-6077

BIG DOG COFFEE You can indulge in some tasty gelato as you get your caffeine fix for the day. The back patio is also perfect for bringing your pup for a coffee date. 2717 Sarah St., 412-586-7306

LEON’S CARIBBEAN FOOD Leon’s is a quiet little storefront in Allentown, but the food inside has real flair. This spot has outrageously good curry goat and oxtail stew. It’s authentic. 823 E. Warrington Ave., 412-431-5366

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With great breakfast sandwiches, fresh juices and excellent coffee, Delanie’s is a wonderful spot for working, or catching up with an old friend. 1737 E. Carson St., 412-927-4030

DOCE TAQUERIA This hole-in-the-wall spot has got the tacos you crave — from basic (meat, lettuce, cheese) to more off-beat (a tuna-salad taco for Lent). Low prices mean you can order plenty. 1220 E. Carson St., 412-238-8518

GABRIELLA’S GOURMET NEW

You will have pleasant dreams about the veggie-friendly tamales, sopapilla and Jarritos selection here. Real-deal Mexican cuisine. 1925 E. Carson St., 412-586-7015

Under new management, this is a warm, welcoming spot that has amazing specials. The chicken and greens are absolutely to die for, and the price makes it worth the stop. 301 E. Carson St., 412-481-4227

Scoot up to Allentown for some of the world’s best all-vegan comfort food and a great pun-filled menu. The Emperor Palpatots are a must, as well as the amazing dessert selection. 639 E. Warrington Ave., 412-586-7347

ZENITH This kitschy vegan brunch spot never disappoints, but I do recommend wearing loose fitting clothing and bringing a hearty appetite. 86 S. 26th St., 412-481-4833

BARS+CLUBS DEE’S CAFE It’s really hard to beat Dee’s $1.75 draft specials, and the seven

pool tables mean less waiting for one to open up. There’s also free WiFi if you wanna work from home (wink, wink). 1314 E. Carson St., 412-431-1314

JACK’S If you’re looking for a mellow spot to play pool, enjoy affordable brews and avoid some of the college-y bars in the South Side, Jack’s is the spot. It opens at 7 a.m., and that’s when it starts serving the chili dogs. 1117 E. Carson St., 412-431-3644

JEKYLL & HYDE This bar is Halloween-themed year round. The specialty drinks here are tasty, the service is great, and the decor is simply sinful. 140 S. 18th St., 412-488-0777

THE LIBRARY Literature nerds who love niche beers have a home here. There are seriously over 80 microbrews available, and it’s a great place to unwind after a long day of work. 2302 E. Carson St., 412-381-0517

OVER THE BAR BICYCLE CAFE There are few things in this world as bliss-inducing as drinking a Tour de 75, eating some seitan wings and hanging out in a low-key bar in a lively neighborhood. Do it at OTB. 2518 E. Carson St., 412-381-3693

PIPER’S PUB A British Isles-inspired pub, with whiskey, beer, Scotch eggs and Euro football on the telly. Next door is the Pub Chip Shop, for savory pies, fish and chips, and donuts. 1828 E. Carson St., 412-381-279

ARTS+ CULTURE 125SF GALLERY

This is the smallest gallery in Pittsburgh — it’s literally only 125 square feet, as the name implies. The current exhibition features small photos of big buildings (from the Stan Ries Photography collection in NYC). Fitting! 1931 Sidney St., 412-390-4040

BLACK FORGE COFFEEHOUSE Each month or so, Black Forge, in Allentown, features different installations from various artists. Find everything from plant- and bonebased art to paintings, photographs and street art. It’s also a venue for musicians, and the coffee’s great too. 1206 Arlington Ave., 412-291-8994

FIREBORN STUDIOS Pottery, handblown glass and jewelry from more than 50 artists are available for viewing and purchasing

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here. You can also take pottery classes and private lessons. 2338 Sarah St., 412-488-6835

VESSEL STUDIO This glass-art studio features all sorts of cool pieces for decor and functionality. Vessel also has events throughout the year to learn how to blow glass. 117 S. 16th St., 412-779-2471

MUSIC CLUB CAFÉ From folk to jazz to funk and more, this gem off East Carson Street is a great place to catch local shows, as well as gigs by national touring acts. 56 S. 17th St., 412-431-4950

REX THEATER This larger-capacity venue is home to fun, because it houses everything from storytelling events like The Moth to rock gigs and beyond. 1602 E. Carson St., 412-381-6811 44 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

THE SMILING MOOSE

SHOP 412

With early all-ages shows upstairs and 21-and-older gigs later in the evening on both floors, the Moose is a versatile venue to catch a show. And the food is awesome. 1306 E. Carson St., 412-431-4668

This store is full of Pittsburgh-themed goodies for the well-dressed sports fan, as well as street-wear and casual-wear enthusiasts. Shop 412 makes hometown pride look sleek. 420 S. 27th St., 412-586-7507

SHOPPING COMMONWEALTH PRESS These folks are obsessed with the ’Burgh, punk rock, fun and really good screen-printing. Get awesome goodies at the shop, i.e. pierogie pillows and “Keep Pittsburgh Shitty” T-shirts. 2315 Wharton St., 412-431-4207

HIGHWAY ROBBERY This spot is a treasure trove for finding awesome vintage clothes and accessories, and the expert curation makes it feel like fun instead of work. 1411 E. Carson St., 412-251-0818

THICK BIKES Long live independent bike stores! With super helpful staff and a nice selection, you can acquire a new bike, fix your old bike, or snag a new helmet and riding gear at a reasonable price. 62 S. 15th St., 412-390-3590

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST NEW

ASCEND

Get fit by stretching and clambering your way up, down and across 10,000 square feet of indoor climbing walls. Also, cross-

training and yoga. Fun for the whole family. 2141 Mary St., 412-745-2141

BANDI SCHAUM COMMUNITY GARDEN If you live in the neighborhood and are hungry for community interaction and fresh greens (or some green-thumb therapy), consider applying for a plot in the South Side Slopes community garden. 2165 Mission St., www.bandischaum.org

CITY THEATRE This longstanding theater group offers a regular slate of contemporary plays, including those with topical, political or off-beat themes. 1300 Bigham St., 412-431-2489

SOUTHSIDEWORKS CINEMA Sometimes you just want to escape real life and get sucked into a film, and it’s easy to do so at this multi-screen theater. 425 Cinema Drive, 412-381-1681


Tuesday

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July 4

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Saturday

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FOOD ALLEGRO HEARTH The kind of bread where quality is determined by the sound the crust makes when gently squeezed. There are several varieties of bread, and many of them are vegan. 2034 Murray Ave., 412-422-5623

BIG JIM’S Rib-sticking portions of toasted hoagies, burgers, calzones and other Italian-American classics. Located at the start of Greenfield’s Four Mile Run, or as locals know it, “The Run.” 201 Saline St., 412-421-0532

CHAYA There’s more than just sushi at this Japanese restaurant. The noodle bowls, hot pots and yakimono (broiled fish) are all great choices. 2032 Murray Ave., 412-422-2082

CHENGDHU GOURMET Arguably the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurant. Specializing in Sichuan cuisine (very spicy!), its extensive menu includes many less-common Chinese dishes like spicy rabbit and pork-blood tofu. 5840 Forward Ave., 412-521-2088

DOBRA TEA Drink tea as if experiencing one of many cultures’ “tea ceremonies,” and nosh on vegetarian fare. For the non-teetotalers, they even offer beer tea. 1937 Murray Ave., 412-449-9833

EVERYDAY NOODLES Hand-pulled-and-slapped noodles, just like Chinese grandmas from Xi’an Province make, are why you are here. You can watch the noodle-pulling action through glass windows. 5875 Forbes Ave., 412-421-6668

FIVE POINTS ARTISAN BAKESHOP This off-the-beaten-path bakery is family-owned and -operated and offers buttery croissants, rustic loaves, sweet cookies and some mighty fine sandwiches. 6520 Wilkins Ave., 412-521-2253

GABY ET JULES This French patisserie is known for its colorful macarons — which are even more scrumptious than Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president — and other classic pastries, like éclairs. 5837 Forbes Ave., 412-682-1966

GLUUTENY Baked goods can be temptingly torturous for those with food sensitivities, but this gluten-free and dairy-free bakery offers relief with cookies, cupcakes and more. 1923 Murray Ave., 412-521-4890

GREEN PEPPER Family-run restaurant for all your Korean-food desires, like barbecue

beef short ribs, spicy kimchi pancakes and bibimbop (there’s spicy octopus bibimbop for the more adventurous). 2020 Murray Ave., 412-422-2277

NAYA No-frills space allows diners to explore Syrian cuisine and dishes like mezze and kibbeh, along with more familiar Middle Eastern fare. 2018 Murray Ave., 412-421-1920

SMALLMAN STREET DELI Full menu of old-school deli classics like reubens, whitefish salad and even chopped liver will leave you stuffed. Make sure to grab a black-and-white cookie to go. 1912 Murray Ave., 412-421-3354

SUMI’S CAKERY Little Korean bakery serving treats more common in the Far East, including red-bean pastry buns and shaved ice on top of ice cream. The mocha cake is much beloved. 2119 Murray Ave., 412-422-2253

WAFFALLONIA Recently moved into a bigger storefront next to its old locale. Still offers deliciously light Belgian waffles topped with fruit, chocolate and ice cream. 1701 Murray Ave., 412-521-4902

BARS+CLUBS HIDDEN HARBOR Want a tropical oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh? This tiki-style bar has you covered, with fruit-infused cocktails and island décor. The drinks are top-notch. 1708 Shady Ave., 412-422-5040

Repurposed brass originally used as bombs and bullets is made into wearable symbols of peace, hope and strength.

HOUGH’S BREWPUB AND TAPROOM With 73 rotating taps, all your beer-style desires will be met. Located in mellow Greenfield, this pub also has great snacks, like homemade pierogis. 563 Greenfield Ave., 412-586-5944

INDEPENDENT BREWING COMPANY Local beer only at this casual, open-to-the-street bar. Day drinking is encouraged: $2 off drafts from 3-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 1704 Shady Ave., 412-422-5040

POINT BRUGGE CAFÉ Technically a restaurant, this Point Breeze café has a handsome bar to sample some of the world’s finest Belgian brews. Pucker up: Most Belgian beers are sour. 401 Hastings St., 412-441-3334

SQUIRREL HILL CAFÉ The neighborhood’s most nostalgic bar: It’s smoky, serves cheap beer and greasy bar fare, and there’s a jukebox always cranking out tunes. 5802 Forbes Ave., 412-521-3327

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Looking to save a buck? This store specializes in quality used garments, most of it recent, but there are kicky vintage pieces too. 5858 Forbes Ave., 412-421-2911

GAMES UNLIMITED There is still a market for playing games while interacting with your friends, not your phone. Grab some board and card games, or a jigsaw puzzle. 2115 Murray Ave., 412-421-8807

JERRY’S RECORDS Finding that stashed-away vinyl treasure is a feeling hard to replicate, and Jerry’s offers you many chances to fulfill that dream. Records are pretty affordable, too. 2136 Murray Ave., 412-421-4533

LITTLES SHOES The outdoor clock beckons you to this Forbes Avenue landmark that has been around for decades. It’s almost impossible not to find the right fit for your feet. 5850 Forbes Ave., 412-521-3530

LOCAL PET Brad Scheidmantel opened this Point Breeze pet shop in 2016 after the closing of Smiley’s Pet Pad in Shadyside, where he worked for 21 years. Local offers pet supplies, small-animal boarding, and uses local vendors and manufacturers as often as possible. 415 Gettysburg St., 412-404-7273

OTHER SPOTS OF INTEREST FORWARD LANES Retro bowling rules and this is the perfect place to get a strike. Unwind with bowling, buddies and beer at this neighborhood institution. 5844 Forward Ave., 412-422-5844

THE FRICK The 19th-century elites ruled Pittsburgh, and here you can explore how one of them, Henry Clay Frick, lived. Also, they let the 21st-century 99 percent explore the grounds for free. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER This Squirrel Hill landmark houses the American Jewish Museum, which displays contemporary Jewish art, as well as explorations of other faiths and cultures. 5738 Forbes Ave., 412-521-8010

MANOR THEATRE Small community cinema showing big blockbusters and independent movies. It has cocktails, too. 1729 Murray Ave., 412-422-9851


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Alfred’s Deli and Market / PHOTO BY JORDAN MILLER

FOOD DELUCA’S There’s usually a line, especially on weekends, but it’s worth the wait. Giant portions of satisfying, greasy-spoon breakfast food served in an old-school intimate setting. 2015 Penn Ave., 412-566-2195 NEW

DIANOIA’S EATERY

A trattoria to make New Yorkers jealous. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a bright setting, with right-sized, authentic Italian fare. Get the egg sandwich on Kaiser roll. 2549 Penn Ave., 412-918-1875

EDGAR’S BEST TACOS Now in a brick-and-mortar shop, this take-out taqueria serves authentic, street-style Mexican tacos. You can even grab a big bag of freshly made tortilla chips and homemade salsa. 2627 Penn Ave., 412-849-8864

ELEVEN Known for its superb service and top-notch, high-end fare. Indulge in foie gras, strip steak and swordfish; leave room for dessert. 1150 Smallman St., 412-201-5656

GAUCHO PARRILLA Smoky aromas beckon you to sample flame-charred beef and seafood covered in chimichurri sauce; it doesn’t get more Argentinian than this. Expect lines in evening. 1601 Penn Ave., 412-709-6622

KAYA In a funky, colorful setting, enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean, South America and Latin America with dishes

like conch fritters and crispy fish tacos. 2000 Smallman St., 412-261-6565

KLAVON’S 28TH STREET ICE CREAM PARLOR The only place in the city that gets old-timey, soda-fountain favorites, like ice-cream sodas and sundaes, right. Go nuts with a banana split. 2801 Penn Ave., 412-434-0451

OSTERIA 2350 Locally sourced Italian fare and craft beer in a non-pretentious setting. Try the broccoli rabe antipasti and three-cheese tortellini. 2350 Railroad St., 412-281-6595

PENN AVENUE FISH COMPANY A great place for seafood, whether grilled, blackened or served raw in sushi. The joint is BYOB, but from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, it offers an oyster happy hour. 2208 Penn Ave., 412-434-7200

PHO VAN Obviously get the pho, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. On hot days, try the fresh shrimp rolls to stay cool. 2120 Penn Ave., 412-281-7999

Tue, Wed & Thur 5-12 • Fri, Sat & Sun 5-1

SALEM’S MARKET AND GRILL A colorful mural beckons you to try grilled lamb, falafel and all your Middle Eastern faves in a no-frills, cafeteria-style joint. And it’s pronounced Sa-lehms. 2923 Penn Ave., 412-235-7828

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ALFRED’S DELI AND MARKET

seasonal ingredients are sold at this side-street deli. The chickenliver mousse with local bacon is a long-standing favorite. 50 21st St., 412-586-7370

Longstanding neighborhood spot has been remodeled and includes many items for the gluten-free and vegan crowds, while still offering traditional Polish fare. 3041 Brereton St., Polish Hill, 412-682-3100

BARS+CLUBS BAR MARCO

COPACETIC COMICS/ CRUEL NOISE RECORDS

Knowledgeable bartenders will whip up creative cocktails just from patrons listing vague preferences. Happy hour, Wednesday through Friday from 5-6 p.m., provides halfpriced food and $6 selected beverages. 2216 Penn Ave., 412-471-1900

Located above Lili Coffee Shop, Copacetic and Cruel Noise (formerly Mind Cure) have all the specialedition comics and unreleased LPs you desire together in one location. 3138 Dobson St., Polish Hill, 412-251-5451 / 412-621-1715

CRUZE BAR

ENRICO BISCOTTI COMPANY

This popular LGBTQ venue has a great patio overlooking the Allegheny and always has a busy dance floor inside. Cabaret and drag shows are a hit. 1600 Smallman St., 412-471-1400

Pittsburghers love biscotti, and Enrico offers more than a dozen flavors of the dunkers for coffee and tea. The adjoining café makes pizzas fresh to order. 2022 Penn Ave., 412-281-2602

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LOTUS FOODS

Enjoy some of Pittsburgh’s favorite microbrews like Big Hop IPA, Fat Gary Brown Ale and other seasonal specialties at the new space in the heart of the Strip. 102 19th St., 412-537-2337

Convenient and well-organized Asian grocery store offers a wide variety of specialty Asian produce, fish and condiments, as well as an impressive frozen-foods section. 1649 Penn Ave., 412-281-3050

MAGGIE’S FARM RUM DISTILLERY

PARMA SAUSAGE

Sample what is considered the best micro-distilled rum in the country in a quiet bar tucked away on the edge of the neighborhood. 3212A Smallman St., 412-709-6480

The friendly staff can guide you through the vast array of dry-cured, cooked and fresh pork products. Some of the best locally produced processed meats. 1734 Penn Ave., 412-391-4238

PITTSBURGH WINERY

PENN MAC

Wine is best stored in an underground cellar, and you can drink it there, too, at this local winery. California grapes are used to make many varieties of wine. 2815 Penn Ave., 412-566-1000

The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company offers old-school grocery shopping, with worn wooden floors, bins of beans, imported Italian specialties and a famed cheese counter. 2010 Penn Ave., 412-471-8330

REAL LUCK CAFÉ Known to locals as “Lucky’s,” this LGBTQ dive bar has a great happy hour and dancing on the second floor, and there’s never a cover. 1519 Penn Ave., 412-471-7832

SMALLMAN GALLEY This hip haven has a great local draft list, themed cocktails, and four food stands staffed by a rotating list of chef entrepreneurs. The décor is clean and modern with plenty of exposed brick. 54 21st St., 412-904-2444

ARTS+ CULTURE ATTACK THEATRE

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East End Brewing Taproom / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO

arts groups. 2425 Liberty Ave., www.attacktheatre.com

HEINZ HISTORY CENTER

food, but most just order what’s cheapest. 3117 Brereton St., Polish Hill, 412-681-1658

Delve into Western Pennsylvania’s history, including its AfricanAmerican heritage and the BritishFrench-Indian War. There’s also a sports museum and, yes, you can learn about all 57 varieties (and more!) of Heinz products. 1212 Smallman St., 412-454-6000

MULLANEY’S HARP AND FIDDLE

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

A Pittsburgh punk institution that hosts local bands weekly. Also, some of the cheapest food and drinks in the city. 1054 Herron Ave., Polish Hill, 412-683-4418

In the historic produce-terminal building, crafters can participate in workshops in this spacious gallery for artists specializing in textiles, ceramics and woodworking. 2100 Smallman St., 412-261-7003

MUSIC GOOSKI’S The not-really-best-kept-secret dive bar hosts local bands and national acts. Good beer list and

Wood paneling and a worn wood bar soften the acoustic sounds of live Irish music. After a Guinness, get on your feet and dance. 2329 Penn Ave., 412-642-6622

ROCK ROOM

SHOPPING ALLEGHENY TEA AND COFFEE EXCHANGE A wide variety of loose-leaf teas and roasted beans available for purchase by weight. Take an iced coffee on nitro to go — so smooth. 2005 Penn Ave., 412-471-5557

R-WINE CELLAR Sourcing grapes from all over, this family-run business makes its own wine in the Strip, including oak-aged varieties. You can sample before buying a bottle. 2014 Smallman St., 412-562-9463 NEW

THE OLIVE TAP

This specialty grocery chain recently moved into a spot on 19th Street and sells all kinds of olive oils, vinegars, flavored salts and spices. 108 19th St., 412-252-2234

STRIP DISTRICT MEATS Large butcher that offers exotic meats like alligator, camel, kangaroo and ostrich, in addition to staples like ribeye steaks and baby back ribs. 2123 Penn Ave., 412-391-1762

WHOLEY’S A Pittsburgh institution with the widest array of fresh and frozen seafood available in the area, as well as many locally produced food products. 1711 Penn Ave., 412-391-3737


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THE BEST Chinese Restaurant Fox Chapel has to offer! Owner Steve Weng would like to welcome you to Taipei. You don’t have to travel far for good food. At Taipei, you can expect great comfort foods prepared by our kitchen chef to the beautifully crafted sushi dishes from the sushi bar. Pair your meal with good drinks from our full bar and excellent wine list.

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Other Fine Neighborhoods Grandma B’s Cafe / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO

FOOD ALTIUS Contemporary fine dining with an amazing view and modern decor. Seasonal menu features locally sourced, organic and sustainable options. 1230 Grandview Ave., Mount Washington, 412-904-4442

AZUL BAR Y CANTINA You can drive through the town of Leetsdale without ever seeing this Mexican spot, but it’s worth pulling out the GPS to find. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and empanadas are on the menu; some are traditional and others, like the insanely good pork-belly taco, are not. 122 Broad St., Leetsdale, 724-266-6362

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is centered around the pig’s best part, along with other cuts of meat like roasted pork belly. 335 E. Main St., Carnegie, 412-275-3637

BIGHAM TAVERN With more than 30 kinds of sauces, ranging from “no heat” to “extreme caution,” this place is best known for its award-winning wings. 321 Bigham St., Mount Washington, 412-431-9313

COCOTHÉ This fine-dining establishment features a small French-influenced, seasonal menu with meat, seafood and pasta available a la carte or by two or three courses. 545 Beaver St., Sewickley, 412-259-8847

most popular breakfast destinations, you should always expect a wait. 1430 Potomac Ave., Dormont, 412-561-9320 NEW

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This place specializes in modern takes on comfort food with hearty entrees like short-rib pot roast, stuffed meatloaf and four mac-andcheese varieties. 1100 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square, 412-871-3440

FIRESIDE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT This local favorite offers authentic Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken, plantains, oxtail stew and curried goat. 796 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-243-6344

THE DOR-STOP

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Menu includes your usual eggs and pancakes. But as it’s one of the city’s

This Mexican joint is a favorite of locals, and while it’s always packed,

it’s worth the wait. Burritos, tacos and margaritas are all good, but the wings — fried, sauced and then char-grilled — are otherworldly. 2313 Rochester Road, Franklin Park, 412-366-4140

GRANDMA B’S CAFE A little cafe with a lot of heart and named for the family matriarch. Homemade sweet tea and a selection of hearty breakfast items and classic sandwiches. The best fries in town — probably the best fries anywhere for that matter. 2537 Wylie Ave., Hill District, 412-681-4087

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Basics like sandwiches and burgers along with standouts like crispy pork belly make this new eatery special. 216 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead, 412-205-3448


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IL PIZZAIOLO The menu here includes wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, fresh pastas made in house, and pastries made from scratch using imported Italian specialty flours. 703 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, 412-344-4123

BREW GENTLEMEN

With a breakfast and dinner buffet, this location offers staples like fried chicken, pork ribs, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cornbread and potato salad. 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-723-2015

The taproom for this microbrewery lets you sample its signature farmhouse ales, year-round flagships, seasonal releases and others from guest breweries. 512 Braddock Ave., Braddock, 412-871-5075

Great diner fare and the all-day breakfast is one of the best in town. Of course, there are eggs and potatoes and breakfast meats all cooked to perfection, but they’ve also got different offerings like cannoli-stuffed pancakes. Yes, they’re as awesome as you think. 300 Shiloh St., Mount Washington, 412-381-1822

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT This Japanese spot has a more neighborhood feel than the usual hibachi chain, offering fresh sushi, tempura, teriyaki, udon noodles and appetizers. 636 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, 412-344-4366

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Offering rice, meat and noodle dishes, this venue offers authentic Uzbekistan cuisine, including the country’s take on Pittsburgh favorite: pierogies. 16 Southern Ave., Mount Washington, 412-488-8708

MICRO DINER Best known for breakfast specialties like stuffed pancakes filled with toppings like Nutella. On weekends, it’s open until 4 a.m. 221 Shiloh St., Mount Washington, 412-381-1391

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Offering the usual Indian staples, the menu here features biryani, tandoori, kebabs, curry and naan bread, along with traditional eggless pastries. 2101 Greentree Road, Green Tree, 412-278-4848

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steak and seafood offerings like softshell crab and veal. And it’s BYOB. 1469 Bower Hill Road, Upper St. Clair, 412-221-1232

The curated menu at this Italian restaurant offers small plates, fresh pasta, grilled meats and fish with seasonal sides. 432 Beaver St., Sewickley, 412-259-8945

WILD ROSEMARY BISTRO This fine-dining establishment has a small menu comprised of

BREAKER’S BILLIARDS AND LOUNGE With more than a dozen pool tables and two billiards tables, this bar is great for when you’re looking for more than just drunken conversation. 1413 Potomac Ave., Dormont, 412-531-2250

D’S SIX PAX & DOGZ With more than 1,000 varieties of beer and 29 on tap, beer connoisseurs feel at home here. Build your own six pack, or throw a bottle in the beer chiller to enjoy now. 1118 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square, 412-241-4666

DOROTHY 6 BLAST FURNACE CAFÉ Just like the name, the décor and cocktail list here evoke Pittsburgh’s history as a steel town. Select from one of the 20 beers on tap, or try a flight of four. 224 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead, 412-464-9023 NEW

MINDFUL BREWING

This brewery and bottleshop offers year-round favorites and special one-off beers made on site along with 1,000 different bottles to choose from. 3759 Library Road, Castle Shannon, 412-668-3857

NARCISI WINERY The city’s closest winery offers more than a dozen varieties of wine made from Pennsylvania grapes, along with a few made from grapes from its own vineyard. 4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, 724-444-4744

OTB BICYCLE CAFÉ NORTH PARK This location on the bank of North Park’s small lake offers laid-back Adirondack chairs perfect for a postcycle drink. 10301 Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, 724-940-5000

REDBEARD’S BAR AND GRILL Your typical sports bar, which is perfect for watching a Steelers, Pirates or Penguins game, or playing you own game of cornhole on the outdoor patio. 201 Shiloh St., Mount Washington, 412-431-3730

REDFIN BLUES Located along the Allegheny River, the outdoor seating, including a dockside deck and river-view patio, are perfect for a relaxing sip


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or two. 100 Waterfront Drive, Washington’s Landing, 412-322-5837

RILEY’S POUR HOUSE A classic neighborhood Irish pub offers whiskeys, imported Irish beers on tap and pub grub to fill up on. 215 E. Main St., Carnegie, 412-279-0770

RUMFISH GRILLE Step into this suburban strip-mall restaurant and you’ll be transported to a sandy beach complete with frozen cocktails and live music. 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-914-8013

SCARPACI’S This neighborhood bar has cheap drinks, and a lot of regulars to cheer you on at the weekly karaoke night. Plus dart boards and other games. 307 Shiloh St., Mount Washington, 412-431-9908

SPOONWOOD BREWING This 15-barrel brewhouse offers 12 craft-beer taps, along with locally made liquor, cider and mead, plus California wines. 5981 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, 412-833-0333

THE SUMMIT This establishment features craft cocktails made from freshly sourced ingredients, premium liquors, pristine cuts of ice and homemade mixers, plus craft beers. 200 Shiloh St., Mount Washington, 412- 918-1647

VOODOO BREWERY BREWPUB A frequent location for food-truck roundups, the proprietors here know that street food pairs well with their selection of brews. 205 E. Ninth Ave., Homestead, 412-368-8973

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HOLLYWOOD THEATER This single-screen neighborhood theater, complete with a balcony, was built in 1925 and now offers new films, old favorites and related events. Plus, it’s BYOB. 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont, 412-563-0368

HOLOCAUST CENTER OF PITTSBURGH This educational exhibit explores the history of the Holocaust and its modern connections by documenting the stories of survivors, liberators and protectors. 826 Hazelwood Ave., Hazelwood, 412-421-1500

PERCOLATE This combination art gallery space and creative laboratory is a community resource for artists and performers, with regular classes. 317 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-477-4540

This historic venue just east of the city brings nationally touring music acts and comedians to a place far from the Downtown Cultural District in distance, but not quality. 510 E. 10th Ave, Munhall, www.librarymusichall.com

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As a monument to pre-World War II iron-making technology, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces still standing in the Pittsburgh area. Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Swissvale, 412-464-4020

With 12,000 square feet, this fine-art gallery offers ample space for exhibits, educational programming and entertainment by regional, national and international artists. 413 S. Main St., West End, 412-922-9800

HILLMAN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS This multi-stage venue on the Shadyside Academy Campus has hosted nationally recognized musicians, actors and speakers including This American Life’s Ira Glass. 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel, 412-968-3040 58 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

Nationally touring comedians and local up-and-comers have graced the stage of this club in Homestead’s Waterfront. 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead, 412-462-5233

MUSIC JERGEL’S RHYTHM GRILLE This 17,000-square-foot, two-floor venue hosts live performances, including local, regional and national touring acts nightly, as well as regular

ticketed events. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, 724-799-8333

THE R BAR Committed to live classic rock and blues, this old-school venue hosts local and touring bands and offers an open-stage night weekly. 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-942-0882

SHOPPING D&E COLLECTIBLES This vintage shop offers collectible and pop-culture toys, comic books and sports items, including 1990s childhood favorites like He-Man and Transformers. 700 S. Main St., Sharpsburg, 412-782-3878

GARDEN DREAMS URBAN FARM & NURSERY Boasting more than 70 varieties of tomato seedlings, this place has everything to meet your gardening needs. And it offers educational workshops throughout the season. 806 Holland Ave., Wilkinsburg, 412-501-3276

NEW DIMENSION COMICS Pittsburgh has its share of comic shops, but it’s hard to beat the sheer volume of both product and industry knowledge at these six stores located in three counties. Toys, comics, games and collectibles are all available, and each year New Dimension hosts the artistcentric Three Rivers Comicon. Multiple locations, www.ndcomics.com

OAKMONT BAKERY Pastries, cakes, breads, bagels, cookies and pies from this bakery are some of the city’s most coveted,

whether for a special occasion or just any day. 531 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, 412-826-1606

PHANTOM OF THE ATTIC For decades, this comic-book and game store has been the top destination for fans of fantasy, trading cards, role-playing games and superheroes. 2351 Noblestown Road, Green Tree, 412-921-6229

RETRO ON 8TH This antique store in Homestead’s historic district offers all manner of mid-century-modern furniture, plus awesome tchotchkes and collectibles. 214 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead, 412-461-8664

TRADER JACK’S FLEA MARKET Open year-round from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, vendors at the region’s largest flea market offer everything from collectible toys to goat’s-milk soap. 999 Steen Road, Bridgeville, 412-257-8980 NEW

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Built through a community fund-raising effort, this movie house opened earlier this year. It has two screens, one for first-run features and one for indie/art-house films. There’s also a stage for live performances. 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, 412-259-8542

USED FURNITURE GALLERY Don’t you hate it when the name of the store gives little indication of what it’s actually selling? That’s not an issue at this massive used-furniture shop in the South Hills. The variety of styles and items is unmatched. 1531 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Overbrook, 412-207-8381


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You don’t need to buy a plane ticket to escape from the city. Gather your family or friends together and visit any of these drivable destinations.

Get out of town and experience something new! 7 HACKS FOR AN AWESOME ROAD TRIP Gas Cards Grab a rewards card from your preferred gas station and cash in on the perks! Places like Sheetz automatically take cents off the gallon every time you use their rewards card. Those pennies add up when you’re fueling for your trip!

Maps Always stash a real map in your glove box or under your seat. Sure, Google Maps is great for

turn-by-turn directions, but the feeling that comes along with marking and tracking on a paper map will make your road trip way more memorable! Additional Map hacks: two-digit interstates often go directly through cities, while three-digit interstates go around them; odd-numbered highways run north to south, and evennumbered ones run east to west.

Rescue Service Check your vehicle insurance to see if you have roadside assistance. It’s usually less than $5 extra each month and can

provide both ease-of-mind when travelling long distances, as well as real rescues when/wherever you need them.

Overall Car Check Up Driving across the country? Make sure you have that spare tire tucked in your trunk. It’s also a great idea to get your oil changed and make sure your car doesn’t need any other important fluids before you embark on your journey.

Playlists The best part of any road trip is the music you listen to along the way. Download your playlists in advance for when service gets spotty!

Snacks You need to fuel up just like your car does. Prepack trail mix, cheeses and veggies, and other small foods that give you energy for long drives.

Enjoy your Journey Don’t forget to appreciate your road trip for what it is. Slow down and take a back road (with your helpful map!), listen to the radio and find new music from different parts of your travels, and maybe stop at a local diner along the way to try something new. You’re on an adventure – live it up!

CLEARFIELD COUNTY VisitClearfieldCounty.org Arrive, Revive, Repeat in the backwoods. backroads. backwaters. of Clearfield County. Looking for a place that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; our back60 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER CITY GUIDE 2017

woods have miles of untapped beauty to explore by foot, bike, horseback or ATV. You will never be completely alone during your journey with the host of wildlife, so don’t forget your camera. After your long journey through the wilderness, relax and revive at one of our local libations where there is no lack of local flavor with over 120 wines and 30 IPAs at our locally-owned establishments. Clearfield County offers close to 1,600 rooms which gives you and your family plenty of choices so that you can plan your trip accordingly. Let Visit Clearfield County help you plan your weekend away from home. Visit our website at www. VisitClearfieldCounty.org. Like us on Facebook and make sure to share your backwoods. backroads. backwaters. experience.

CRAWFORD COUNTY 800-332-2338 VisitCrawford.org When we go on vacation we all look for value, great places to stay and fun things to see and do. Check out our Hotel Overnight Stay packages, quaint B&B’s, lake front Hotel, Cabins, Campsites, and Cottages. There are so many fun things to do in Crawford County, PA. You just have to know where to look. Crawford County is known for our Outdoor adventures. Kayaking, boating and canoeing is huge here because we have 7 lakes. Five of those lakes are Glacial Lakes and one lake, Conneaut Lake, holds 2 state fishing records. That also means we have some of the


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best fishing in PA. Our Pymatuning Lake was named in the Top Ten in the Nation for the best family fishing vacations. Need a Guide for fishing? We can hook you up! Need a kayak, boat, pontoon, or canoe? We can get you floating asap! Like culture? The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad has some of the best dinner theatres around. Yes, dinner theatre on a train! Plus, you can have an overnight stay in a Caboose car. In the Fall a “must do” is the Pumpkin Festival and Ghost Lake Hauted Amusement Park. Winter you must try the Avalanche’ Xpress Tubing Park. And these are just a few fun things to to do — there is so much more. Here are some of our top Ten attractions and events that you and your family will love. More details are on our website. Attractions: Pymatuning State Park & Spillway; Conneaut Lake Park; Conneaut Lake Resort Area; Canadohta Lake Resort Area; Meadville Market House; Avalanche’ Xpress Tubing Park; Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad; Drake Well Oil Museum; Wine, Distillery, and Brew Pub Trail; Hiking, Biking and Water Trails. Events: Crawford County Fair; Maple Taste and Tour; Thurston Hot Air Balloon; Blue Grass Festival; Pumpkin Fest; Ghost Lake; Oil Creek and Titusville Fall Train Rides; Ice House Festival; HOTA Festival; Pymatuning Winter Fun Day. Visit our website VisitCrawford. org for the most up-to-date attractions and events! Call us! We are here to help you plan the best vacation ever. Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau: 800-332-2338.

ARTS & EDUCATION AT THE HOYT 724-652-2882 HoytArtCenter.org Discover what you can see, learn and do at Arts & Education at the Hoyt, New Castle. Just an hour

north of the city, this regional arts center and museum offers a year-round schedule of exhibits, classes, camps, festivals and more from two exquisitely maintained 1917 mansions. Take a guided tour of the historic houses, browse contemporary art in the galleries, or just poke around the gift shop for a nice selection of local art by local artists. Daily admission is free. Open Monday-Wednesday, 11-8 and Friday-Saturday, 11-4. Call 724652-2882 for more info or visit www.hoytartcenter.org.

NORTH EAST 814-725-4262 NEchamber.org The 36th Annual Wine Country Harvest Festival opens September 22-24 in beautiful and historic North East, PA. This three day celebration features wine tastings, winery tours, live entertainment with over 20 bands, a Stomp Off competition, cruise-in car show, hand crafters, artisans, exhibitors, a variety of food vendors and much more. Hop on the free festival shuttle to experience activities taking place in two parks. Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.nechamber.org. While you are in North East, bike along meandering country lanes and farms, hike scenic trails, fish in clear, cold streams or relax on the beach. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, check out Lake Erie Speedway or Peek N Peak’s jungle ropes course in nearby Findley Lake. Tour the many wineries the region has to offer and visit the shops and restaurants in and around North East. History buffs should stop by the Historical Museum, Lake Shore Railway Museum, and the Welch’s Museum in the Grape Country Marketplace. Call the North East Area Chamber of Commerce at 814-725-4262 or visit www.nechamber.org for a complete schedule of activities and lodging information.

September 22, 23, 24 10 wineries 20 bands 150+ Exhibitors Pre-Sale Tickets on Sale Now! General Admission: $5 presale / $7 at the gate Tasting Day Pass: $20 presale / $25 at the gate Tasting Weekend Pass: $50 presale ONLY

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Mike Thompson Kennedy’s living-liver donor Age 38

It takes a big heart to donate part of your liver. Become a living donor to a child who needs a new liver. Kennedy Stevenson Liver recipient Age 5

It’s always hard for kids to wait. But when a child is waiting for a lifesaving liver transplant, the wait is even more difficult. However, for the more than 30 kids who are on Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s liver waiting list, there’s another option: living donation. This is when a part of an adult liver is transplanted into a child. The adult’s liver grows back, while the child can go on to live a healthy life. We are on a mission to find donors for these children and to save lives through living donation. Donors are carefully screened and not everyone is eligible. So spread the word and please consider being a living donor to a child. You’ll leave a legacy. And you’ll save a life. Visit UPMC.com/BeADonor.


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