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Table of Contents Pittsburgh—More Than a City by A. Robert Scott ..................................... 7 Numbers ...................................................... 16

November 2013 - Vol. 33, No. 7

How Pittsburgh got its Name by Bryan A. Scott .................................... 18 Shopping ..................................................... 20 The Journey Through Hallowed Ground ...... 21 Map (Downtown) ........................................ 24 The Arts ....................................................... 26 Dining ......................................................... 30 Calendar ..................................................... 34

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Beer — Ask an Expert by Jeff Walewski ..................................... 36 Sports .......................................................... 38 Metro Map .................................................. 40 Attractions ................................................... 42 Index of Advertisers ..................................... 46 Cover: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH Courtesy: Pittsburgh Pleasures Calendar

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Pittsburgh—More Than a City by A. Robert Scott

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ittsburgh is more than a city: it’s a city and area that encompasses Western Pennsylvania. I grew up in New Kensington, about 18 miles from Pittsburgh, up the Allegheny River, but I’m from Pittsburgh. And that’s true whether you’re from Monroeville, Butler, Greensburg, or Robinson Township. Pittsburgh is truly someplace special. But don’t take my word for it. Others are saying it and the secret is getting out. Once known as the ”Smoky City,” due to heavy industry, and much maligned for it, this is not your grandma’s Pittsburgh anymore. There is much to see (a view around every corner) and do and enjoy.

World-class Views Few cities can match the world-class views that Pittsburgh has. One of the very best is from Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington. Concrete pods that extend out and away from the hillside provide sweeping panoramic vistas. Other stunning views come from the three rivers. A fun way to see the city from both land and water is with Just Ducky Tours. There is also a riverboat fleet.

Where to Stay For visitors and out-of-towners looking for somewhere to stay, the following recommendations for lodging may be helpful.

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Place, a full-service property. Would the South Side suit you better? No problem. SpringHill Suites on Water Street is strategically located adjacent the SouthSide Works, East Carson Street, and near the training facilities of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers football. Nearby also is Station Square, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Now cross town and to the North Shore and the Allegheny River you’ll find another of the newer properties that has opened. The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh - North Shore, opened In December 2010. With 178-rooms, its guests find themselves just steps away from PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and football collegiate Pitt Panthers. The hotel’s choice location is near other North Shore attractions such as Fountains at Night – Station Square Carnegie Science Center, the National Aviary, The Andy Warhol come together to form a third river. At the Museum, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, confluence, the third river formed is the and many restaurants that have sprung up Ohio River. There is a fourth, underground as well as a casino. river, but that’s for another story. Something close to the city but suburban Also on the edge of downtown and the suit you better? Through the Ft. Pitt Tunnel Strip District is Hampton Inn & Suites. in nearby Green Tree, five minutes from This is a great choice for visitors and puts downtown, is DoubleTree by Hilton them within walking distance of many fine Pittsburgh - Green Tree. Formally the restaurants. Only two blocks from the conRadisson Green Tree, this 465-room property vention center, this property is located expects to complete a $20 million renovadirectly across the street from the Heinz tion later this year. History Center. Further out the airport corridor and nearUptown and near CONSOL Energy er Pittsburgh International Airport is a Center is Cambria Suites - Pittsburgh @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Loaded with CONSOL Energy Center. Upscale and amenities, this hotel is ideal for business contemporary, this all-suite hotel is the offitravelers and families and will make you cial hotel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and feel warm and fuzzy. CONSOL Energy Center. One more specific property worthy of East of downtown is the Oakland section mention is Cambria Suites Washington, of the city, the educational, medical, and sister property to the in-town property. university section of the city. Ideally situatThis hotel is Located south on I-79 at the ed on Forbes Avenue is the 202-room Allegheny and Washington County borders. Hillton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University

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Downtown, north, east, south, or west, we’ve got it covered. Downtown, right at The Point, is the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This 712-room hotel, reflagged several years ago from Hilton, puts guests in the heart of everything. For the uninitiated, The Point is where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers

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History and Accolades

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Five years ago, in 2008, Pittsburgh celebrated its 250th Anniversary. The city was named Pittsburgh in 1758 by General John Forbes. Leading a British and Colonial army, Forbes took over the ruins left at Ft. Duquesne by the French at The Point. He renamed the settlement Ft. Pitt for his superior, British Secretary of State William Pitt. From this small settlement at the confluence of three rivers came America’s Most Livable City. Today, Pittsburgh is a perfect blend of the old architecture with a modern contemporary skyline that reaches for sapphire blue skies. With rivers and valleys, and mountains and bridges, it really is someplace special. And the people that call it home make it more so.

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For a city once known as “Hell with the lid off,” Pittsburgh has come a long way. Recent recognition includes being named one of the 40 prettiest cities in the world, by Huffington Post. The city’s skyline is one of the world’s prettiest according to ForbesTraveler.com. Pittsburgh has twice been named “America’s Most Liveable City” by Places Rated Almanac. 10 Pittsburgh Point

Cambria Suites — The Choice is Yours Cambria Suites at CONSOL Energy Center is the newest upscale and contemporary hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. This all-suite hotel is the perfect fit for both corporate and leisure travelers. Free downtown transportation is provided. The Official Hotel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and CONSOL Energy Center, this hotel is home of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team and host for numerous concerts and special events. Cambria Suites offers contemporary furnished suites that are larger than industry standards. Two HDTV’s, media hub, and free WiFi are found in each suite. In-Suite Dining is available from our Reflect Bistro and Lobby Bar. Our Grab n’ Go counter is available 24 hours for that late fresh snack. The hotel has three meeting rooms totaling over 2000 sf. An expansive catering menu, user-friendly audio-visual equipment and our on-site parking deck make planning a meeting at Cambria a breeze! For more information contact our sales department at 412-381-6687 or visit us at www.cambriasuitespittsburgh.com. Conveniently located, Cambria Suites Washington hotel is less than one mile from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino as well as the Tanger Outlets shopping complex. The hotel is located off I-79, Racetrack road, and minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport. This property is also near Washington & Jefferson College and the Washington County Fairgrounds. A number of restaurants with menus ranging from fine dining to casual cuisines are located close to this hotel. In addition, major retailers, quaint specialty stores, and many shopping opportunities are located in the surrounding area. At this suburban hotel, you’ll benefit from a number of unique features designed for your convenience and well being. Enjoy Reflect Bistro and Lobby Bar, the casual contemporary café offering breakfast, dinner, and a full-service bar. For more information call 724-223-5555 or visit www.cambriasuiteswashingtonpa.com.


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The year before last, National Geographic Traveler named Pittsburgh among the “best places in the world” to experience.

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The magazine wrote, “On all counts, the Steel City’s transformation over the past long concluded, this Western Pennsylvania city changed jobs and reclaims major assets: a natural setting that rivals Lisbon and San Francisco, a wealth of fine art and architecture, and a quirky sense of humor.” This is indeed a city to see and enjoy.

The Arts, Architecture, and More Attractions Pittsburgh enjoys a cultural phenomenon as artists, architects, and performers of world renown have flourished here and in the local area. The Cultural District is unique in Pittsburgh. There aren’t many cities that can match this 14-block area that consists of live theater, art, and restaurants. It’s here that the world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as performers such as Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis make guest appearances. Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Dance Council, and the PNC Broadway Series all perform at the beautiful Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. O’Reilly Theater is home to Pittsburgh Public 12 Pittsburgh Point

Come experience DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Green Tree, the newest and largest Pittsburgh area Hilton Worldwide property. Recently, the property underwent an extensive $20 million transformation. With more than 40,000-square-feet of event and meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Green Tree is the newest option for group business and events as well as business and leisure travelers. The 465-room property, located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and area attractions, welcomes guests with a striking new lobby that evokes the feeling of a grand mountain lodge. The combination of king rooms, double rooms, and suites offer shades of sky blue, rich wood tones along with pops of color, bringing inside the colors and natural feel of the outdoors. Enjoy the new culinary offerings of the hotel’s flagship dining establishment, Seasons The Restaurant. Located off the lobby providing casual upscale food and libations is the new Champions Club sports bar with an enhanced media wall covered in paneled large flat-screen T.V.s. Or for onthe-go options, Bistro Marketplace presents a fresh European-styled menu and casual cafe. For groups and meeting planners alike, the various types of group meeting space create an array of options for private events. The Grand and Junior Ballrooms may both be effortlessly divided into four individual sections and are complemented by ample foyer space. DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand’s more than 265 DoubleTree by Hilton locations around the world. For information or room reservations, visit www.pittsburghgreentree.doubletree.com or call toll free at (888) 370-0998.


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Theater with classic and contemporary plays. August Wilson Center for African American Culture, is a newer addition to the downtown art scene. For art lovers, Pittsburgh is sure to both surprise and please. The life and art of Andy Warhol is celebrated at the highly acclaimed museum that is his namesake on the North Shore. The Mattress Factory, also on the North Shore, is highly regarded as one of the world’s best facilities for installation art. In the Oakland education and medical center, east of downtown, is where the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are located.

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Another attraction in the east is Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, built more than 100-years ago by Henry Phipps. The Center for Sustainable Landscapes, one of the greenest buildings in the world, is the latest addition. This article by no means is all encompassing when it comes to articulating all there is to see and do and enjoy in Pittsburgh. For more help and information, please refer to other sections in the magazine such as attractions, sports, dining, etc. Meanwhile, I’m sure you’ll agree that Pittsburgh is a great destination and place to visit. —A. Robert Scott is the publisher/owner of Pittsburgh Point magazine and may be reached by email at pointmag@aol.com. www.PittsburghPoint.com 14 Pittsburgh Point

Visit the Historic Landmarks in Lawrenceville “Jaws drop in awe!” according to founder Sean Casey when asked to describe the impressions of guests walking through the doors of The Church Brew Works for the first time. The breathtaking view of the brewpub garners comparisons to the impressive vista of The Point that visitors enjoy when emerging from the Fort Pitt Tunnel for the first time. The Church Brew Works, a combination restaurant and microbrewery, opened August 1, 1996 as the first and only Brew Pub in the country located in a former church. The building originally was St. John the Baptist Church. Legendary beer critic Michael Jackson noted the brewery as one of the most beautiful in the world. Renovations to the 8,000-square foot restaurant have brought the building back to its turn of the century splendor. Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation showed their appreciation for the project by bestowing The Church Brew Works with the Award of Merit for the adaptive reuse of St. John’s. St. John the Baptist Church was founded by local Irish and Scottish immigrants who worked in the flourishing Carnegie and Diamond Back Steel Works in the historic community of Lawrenceville. This Pittsburgh community was named after war hero Captain James Lawrence, famous for his dying words, “Don’t give up the ship.” Catty-corner from The Church Brew Works is another famous Pittsburgh landmark, The Pittsburgh Brewing Company. This brewery was founded in 1899 through the merger of twenty different regional breweries. The brewery recently relocated to nearby Latrobe, Pennsylvania where its flagship Iron City brand is still being produced. A block from The Church Brew Works at 3600 Penn Avenue is the childhood home of Stephen Foster, the famous U.S. composer. Three blocks away is beautiful Saint Augustine Church with its 92’ high domed ceiling. Built in 1899, this church is an architectural masterpiece.


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How Pittsburgh got its Name by Bryan A. Scott Pittsburgh as we know it today had its beginnings as a fur-trading post in the 17th century. The first written accounts of the area came from the French, English, and Dutch explorers who made contact with the Delaware, Shawnee, Seneca, and Iroquois Indian tribes who lived here. These explorers, and later George Washington, could not have explored Western Pennsylvania without the sophisticated network of trails left by the Indians, which are the basis for many of the important highways in the district today. In 1754 a Virginia based Ohio Company attempted to establish Fort Prince George at The Point. Four months later, the French drove out the settlers, demolished the stockade, and replaced it with Fort Duquesne. The French intended to make its settlement the center of a territory which extended from Montreal in Canada to New Orleans on the Gulf. The dreams vanished when the English captured the fort in 1758 and rebuilt it, as well as renamed it Fort Pitt. This was the largest fortress constructed by the English in the New World. The fort and surrounding area was named in honor of England’s Prime Minister, William Pitt, and designated the garrison town of Pitts-borough, or Pittsburgh. However, the name of Pittsburgh was not always spelled Pittsburgh. Over 100 years ago, Pittsburgh was divided into two hostile camps: those who wanted to spell Pittsburgh with an “h” — as it has been from the beginning — and those who wanted to drop the “h” and conform to a more uniform and common spelling. In 1890, when industrial America was in love with conformity, the United States Board of Geographic Names was created to standardize spellings across the land. The board ruled that all American cities and towns pronounced “berg” would officially 18 Pittsburgh Point

be spelled “burg.” The following year Pittsburgh was officially Pittsburg minus the “h.” Pittsburghers, who found the “h” needless were happy and found pride in saying “at least we have a name that’s 100 percent American.” The h-ers, who were in the majority, claimed their argument to be a matter of pride also. They reasoned, “without the h, how will our great city be distinguished from the 12 other Pittsburgs in the country in places such as Kansas, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and Arkansas?” The proponents of the “h” had history on their side. The fact is that Pittsburgh has officially had the “h” since its very birth. A letter, during the French and Indian War, from General John Forbes to the Prime Minister of England, William Pitt, is dated “Pittsbourgh, 27th November, 1758.” Also, in 1769 a survey by the Penn family referred to it as their “Manor of Pittsburgh.” With more and more evidence, the h-ers, led by William H. Davis who was the real catalyst, arranged a special meeting with the U.S. Geographical Board. After hearing the wealth of evidence the h-ers had presented, on July 19, 1911, the board relented: Pittsburg would again be Pittsburgh. But 20 year habits can be hard to break. In 1921, the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce published a pamphlet, “How to Spell Pittsburgh,” that was sent to all major newspapers and institutions on the continent. Maybe they should have directed their efforts a little closer to home. Across town, the recently now defunct Pittsburgh Press remained staunchly non-h in its policy for nearly 20 years after the official restoration. Yes, Pittsburgh lost the “h” in its spelling in 1891. Twenty years later, bowing to popular pressure, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved restoration of the “h”.


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hoppers will find that Pittsburgh offers a lively mix of retail centers, department stores, shopping malls, and neighborhood shopping enclaves. From The Shops at Station Square (once a riverfront train station) to the Arcade Shops at Fifth Avenue Place, and The Shops of One Oxford Centre, shopping opportunities abound. ARCADE SHOPS AT FIFTH AVENUE PLACE 5th Ave. & Liberty Ave. 412-456-7800 www.fifthavenueplace.com An elegant European style shopping environment located in the heart of the Golden Triangle where you’ll find Caswell-Massey and The Limited among others for shopping and dining. MACY’S 400 Fifth Ave. 412-232-2000 www.macys.com A Pittsburgh department tradition that reflects the city’s renaissance. Come experience a shopping experience Downtown (11 floors) and in other branch stores.

PPG Place offer fine contemporary shopping. Located adjacent to historic Market Square. ROSS PARK MALL McKnight Rd. (North Hills) 412-369-4400 www.simon.com Over 150 specialty shops including Nordstrom, Tiffany’s, L.L. Bean, J. C. Penney, Macy’s, and Sears. SETTLERS RIDGE 200 Settlers Ridge Center Drive Pittsburgh 412-809-0800 www.settlersridgepa.com Welcome to Settlers Ridge, in the airport corridor, with over 35 places to shop, dine, and be entertained. From Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi and Barnes & Noble to Cinemark-16 screens, it’s all right here. THE SHOPS OF ONE OXFORD CENTRE One Oxford Centre 412-391-5300 Located in a glass atrium with several levels of fine shops like Ann Taylor, Kountz & Rider, Emphatics, and many more, plus dining, positioned at the base of the 45story silver office tower. THE SHOPS AT STATION SQUARE Station Square 412-261-2811 Showcasing merchandise from around the world at shops like St. Brendan’s Crossing, Morini’s, Accentricity, Loova, Bradley’s Books, and more.

THE MALL AT ROBINSON Parkway West and Highway 60 412-788-0816 A state-of-the-art regional mall. This newly opened 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center has Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Dick’s Sporting Goods as anchor stores together with close to 120 specialty shops. MONROEVILLE MALL 200 Monroeville Blvd. Monroeville 412-243-8511 www.monroevillemall.com Spend a day enjoying yourself in restaurants like Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi, department stores such as Macy’s, J. C. Penney, and the specialty shops of Monroeville Mall. PITTSBURGH MILLS Rt. 28 at 2012A Butler Logan Road, Tarentum 724-904-9000 www.pittsburghmills.com Destination shopping at the recently opened mall with innovative retail, casual dining, and unique entertainment options. PPG PLACE RETAIL SHOPS PPG Place at Market Square 412-434-1900 www.ppgplace.com Situated in a premiere office complex, the shops at 20 Pittsburgh Point

The Shops at Station Square SOUTHSIDE WORKS East Carson Street (South Side) 412-481-1750 www.southsideworks.com Experience shopping, dining, movies, and nightlife. Featuring restaurants & coffee shops, shopping, and movies too! THE WATERFRONT 149 West Bridge Street Homestead 412-476-8889 www.waterfronttowncenter.com Where Pittsburgh Comes To Life. At the smokestacks along a 2-mile stretch by the Monongahela River, you’ll find shopping, entertainment, and fine dining that includes Mitchell’s Fish Market and P. F. Chang’s China Bistro.


The Journey Through Hallowed Ground The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage contains a rich collection of patriotic and historic destinations to see Known as the region Where America Happened™, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area contains more history than any other in the nation and includes: National and World Heritage sites, over 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, 49 National Historic districts, nine Presidential homes, 13 National Parks, hundreds of African American and Native American heritage sites, 30 historic main street communities, sites from the Revolutionary War, FrenchIndian War, War of 1812, and the largest collection of Civil War sites in the nation. This 180-mile long, 75-mile wide area swath of land that stretches from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, contains a rich collection of patriotic and historic destinations to visit. In addition to the plethora of battlefields (Gettysburg, Antietam, Manassas, Harpers Ferry) and national cemeteries (Gettysburg, Antietam, Culpeper), here are a few additional suggestions that may help you decide to Take the Journey. As everyone knows, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has the battlefield and national park. It is also home to the oldest national cemetery, Soldiers National Cemetery, dedicated 149 years ago by President Lincoln. However, another great place to visit is the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The former home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much-needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/eise. Another unique destination within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is the War Correspondents Memorial, located within

Gathland State Park in Frederick County, Maryland. The War Correspondents Arch, a National historic monument dedicated in October 1896, is the only monument in the world dedicated to journalists killed in combat. It sits at Crampton’s Gap, which witnessed a portion of the Battle of South Mountain, the first major battle of the Civil War fought in Maryland. Other information is available at www.fredericktourism.org.

External Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg Traveling down Route 15, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway, visitors should stop by Dodona Manor in historic Leesburg, Virginia. Dodona Manor is the former home of General George C. Marshall and his wife Katherine Marshall, which served as the Marshalls’ residence from 1941 until the General’s death in 1959. In addition to seeing many artifacts that belonged to the Marshall family, visitors can see the current exhibit entitled “With Affection and Admiration,” which examines the remarkcontinued on page 28 Pittsburgh Point 21


The Original Oyster House The Original Oyster House, located in colorful Market Square is Pittsburgh’s oldest tavern. Designated a historic landmark, the unique tavern was established in 1870 when oysters costing a penny a piece were served to hungry miners and riverboat men. Through the years celebrities from former heavyweight champion Joe Louis to former President Jimmy Carter have stopped by to sample the delicious seafood and congenial atmosphere. During Prohibition, The Original Oyster House began serving its own special brand of buttermilk. When Prohibition ended, buttermilk had become a part of the tavern’s tradition. The present owner, Lou Grippo, was bounced out of the Oyster House when he was a teenager, and in a moment of what at the time must have seemed mere braggadoccio, vowed he would return and buy the place. Some years later, the vow came true. The Original Oyster House continues to attract politicians, judges, attorneys, sports figures, entertainers, newsmen, and hundreds of thousands of others as customers. More fish sandwiches are served here each week than anywhere in the city. In the heart of the city at Market Square, The Original Oyster House is a Pittsburgh tradition. While in Pittsburgh, visit The Original Oyster House. Call 412-566-7925 or visit www.originaloysterhousepittsburgh.com

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BUILDINGS & LANDMARKS Alcoa Corporate Center Allegheny Center The Andy Warhol Museum August Wilson Center Benedum Center The Boardwalk Byham Theater Carnegie Library/Hazlett Theater Carnegie Science Center Children’s Musuem of Pittsburgh City-County Building Consol Energy Center County Court House County Jail (new) County Jail (old) County Offices Building Dominion Tower Duquesne Incline Fifth Avenue Place First Presbyterian Church Gateway Center Gateway Clipper Fleet Gulf Tower Harris Theater Heinz Field 38. One Oxford Centre Heinz Hall Heinz History Center 39. O’Reilly Theater 40. Penn Avenue Place Landmarks Building 41. The Pennsylvanian David L. Lawrence Convention Center 42. Photo Antiquities Liberty Center 43. Piatt Place Macy’s Department 45. PNC Park Store 46. PNC Firstside Center Market Square 47. Point State Park Mellon Arena 48. PPG Place Mellon Square 49. Station Square Monongahela Incline 50. Three PNC Plaza Municipal Courts 51. Trinity Cathedral Building 52. UPMC Sportsworks National Aviary @ Science Center National Steel Building 53. U.S. Steel Tower North Shore Center 54. Warner Center One Mellon Bank Light Rail Transit Center


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art of the charm of Pittsburgh lies in its many cultural arts institutions. There are more per capita, than any other city in the country. Visit the beautifully restored Benedum Center for the Performing Arts or stop by the Heinz Hall courtyard for a brief respite by a two-story waterfall.

CITY THEATRE—ON THE SOUTH SIDE Corner of Bingham & 17th Street 412-431-CITY (2489) www.citytheatrecompany.org Contemporary dramas and comedies that are performed in this historically renovated church that is located on the South Side. Charles Ives Take Me Home plays November 9-December 15. 2 Pianos 4 Hands plays November 30-December 22.

PITTSBURGH CLO Benedum Center 412-281-3973 www.pittsburghclo.org The CLO Cabaret will show Plaid Tidings, November 7-January 12. Look for Dickens’ A Musical Christmas Carol, December 6-December 22, at the Byham Theater. PITTSBURGH OPERA Benedum Center 412-281-0912 www.pittsburghopera.org Grand opera company that is under the direction of Mark Weinstein. The 2013-2014 season continues with The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart, November 9, 12, 15, 17. PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER O’Reilly Theater 412-316-1600 www.ppt.org The nationally recognized theater company under the direction of Ted Pappas produces fresh interpretations of classics, musicals, contemporary, and new drama. Scheduled to play is True West by Sam Shepard, November 7-December 8.

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O’Reilly Theater PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY Heinz Hall 412-392-4900 One of the nation’s outstanding symphony orchestras. Also includes Pittsburgh Symphony Pops concerts and Pittsburgh Broadway Series.

Benedum Center PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE Benedum Center 412-281-0360 www.pbt.org Brilliant classical ballet productions brought to life in presentations of Pointe in Time: A Swan Lake Soiree, November 9-10 and The Nutcracker, December 6-29. PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS 6300 5th Ave., (Shadyside) 412-361-0873 Visual and performing events are held here throughout the year. Call for information. 26 Pittsburgh Point

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Sunday Brunch at Dave DeSimone’s Bridge Ten Brasserie Dave DeSimone’s Bridge Ten Brasserie now serves Sunday French Brunch from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Enjoy French country style eggs, Charcuterie plate, French cheeses, French toast, sweet and savory Crepes, Croque Monsieur and Madam, Steak Tartare, Smoked Salmon, French Sandwiches, Salads, and, of course, croissants, and pain au chocolat! They’re also mixing up delicious “Hair of the Dog” French cocktails. Sunday Brunch is not to be missed. It’s definitely one of the best to be found in Pittsburgh or anywhere. Take your friends anytime for a fun evening under the patio umbrellas and enjoy the summer wine featuring reduced prices on wines by the bottle, including tasty additions such as Elicio, for $30.00, a fruity, crisp white made near Nice, and Château des Tuquets, for $33.00, a textbook red Bordeaux. Reserve on-line at info@bridgeten.com and use Open Table or call 412-586-5033. Evening and Sunday Brunch valet parking for a modest $5.00. Enjoy live French accordion music every Wednesday with Kevin Solecki, from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM. Come, dine, enjoy a bit of La Vie En Rose!

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able correspondence between Marshall and Winston Churchill, one of the great twentieth-century leaders. Their relationship was forged in the crucible of world war. Check out www.georgecmarshall.org to learn more about the exhibit and the general. A little further south, folks will find a hidden gem in Manassas. Everyone knows about the two Civil War battles that took place there and may also be familiar with

Monticello the nearby National Museum of the Marine Corps. However, tucked away inside the Manassas Regional Airport is the Freedom Museum. The Freedom Museum honors those Americans who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of freedom and pays tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction. The thrust of the exhibit focuses on the 20th Century – the American century. Learn more about this Smithsonian Affiliate at www.freedommuseum.org. Several towns throughout the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area celebrate Veterans Day with special ceremonies and parades. Gordonsville, Virginia will host their 5th Annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 PM along the town’s Main Street. While there, be sure to stop by the Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.townofgordonsville.org. At Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of Revolutionary War Veteran and U.S. President James Monroe, a special 28 Pittsburgh Point

Commemoration of Veterans Day takes place on Sunday, November 11. The event includes a wreath-laying, playing of TAPS, and a ceremonial folding of the U.S. flag. An honor guard composed of University of Virginia Air Force ROTC cadets will present the colors. The 11:00 AM ceremony is free and open to the public. Veterans and current military personnel and their relatives are admitted free all day to the historic home. Check out www.ashlawnhighland.org for more details. There are many other historic places for veterans to see throughout the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area to make it a weekend getaway during the Veterans Day celebration or anytime throughout the year. Maps, suggested itineraries, and other travel resources are available at www.hallowedground.org or by calling 540-882-4929. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising awareness of the unparalleled history within the swath of land from Gettysburg to Monticello. The JTHG Partnership has successfully created the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway, in addition to its award winning educational programs, to engage students, teachers, visitors, and citizens in celebrating the cultural, rural, and historic heritage within The Journey. With 400 years of European, American, and African-American heritage, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is known as the region Where America Happened™. It contains more history than any other region in the nation and includes: World Heritage sites, over 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, 49 National Historic Districts, nine Presidential homes, 13 National Park units, hundreds of African American and Native American heritage sites, 30 Historic Main Street communities, sites from the Revolutionary War, French-Indian War, War of 1812, and the largest single collection of Civil War sites in the nation.


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hen it comes to good food and spirits, Pittsburgh offers a wide array of fine dining spots. Whether a business lunch or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll find the right place by consulting Point Dining. Restaurant suggestions are listed alphabetically.

THE CHURCH BREW WORKS — 3525 Liberty Ave. (Lawrenceville), Pittsburgh, 412-688-8200. Award-winning food and brewed beer produced in front of your eyes. Located in a converted turn-of-the-century church. Outdoor patio dining available in courtyard. Full service. Varietal wines and full service bar available. Mon.Thu. 11:30 AM-midnight, Fri. & Sat. till 1:00 AM, Sun. noon-10:00 PM. Resv. only for large groups. www.churchbrew.com

ALL INDIA — 315 N. Craig St.(Oakland), Pittsburgh, 412-681-6600. New Authentic Restaurant in town! Specializing in North Indian, Punjabi, South Indian, and Indo-Chinese cuisine. Curries, Tandoori, Kabab, Dum Biryani, PaniPuri, Bhel, Dosas, and more.

Visitors enjoy The Church Brew Works BOMBAY FOOD MARKET — 4605 Centre Ave. (Oakland), Pittsburgh, 412-687-7100. Fresh vegetables and fruits daily. Spices, Fresh Produce Grocery, Dairy, Frozen Ready To Eat, Sweet Hot Fresh Meals To Go. Open Daily 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. www.abombay.com BRADDOCK’S AMERICAN BRASSERIE — Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel lobby, 107 Sixth Ave (Cultural District), Pittsburgh, 412-992-2005. Formerly Opus, this new restaurant with a new chef offers country French cooking with a Pittsburgh spin. Featuring handcrafted cocktails, fast friendly service, and a value-driven menu with casual pricing. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. www.renaissancepittsburgh.com BRIDGE TEN BRASSERIE — 20 S. Tenth St. (South Side), Pittsburgh, 412-586-5033. Dave DeSimone’s brand new restaurant. Experience the flavors of France. Open Mon.-Fri. 4:30 PM till close, Sat. 11:30 AM to close. Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM-2:30 PM. Lunch parking on-site and complimentary. Evening valet parking. www.bridgeten.com

DOUBLE WIDE GRILL — 2339 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh, 412-390-1111. A converted and renovated gas station filled with memorabilia. Wood grill specialties include barbeque ribs, burgers, fresh fish, and vegetarian dishes plus vegan items. Open daily and serving till 10:00 PM, weekends till 11:00 PM. Brunch Sat. & Sun. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. www.doublewidegrill.com FAT HEAD’S SOUTH SHORE SALOON — 1805 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh, 412-431-7433. Includes an outdoor patio dining area. Open 7 days for oversized sandwiches, burgers, wings, steaks, ribs, salads, and more. Outstanding selection of beers on tap. www.fatheads.com

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GRAND CONCOURSE — 100 West Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, 412-261-1717. Stunning views of the Monongahela River, eclectic gourmet dishes, and impressive stained glass windows all contribute to the


aesthetic appeal of the Grand Concourse. The Grand Concourse specializes in innovative cuisine featuring fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and enticing desserts. Join us for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 AM-4:00 PM, or dinner Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday from 4:00 PM-11:00 PM, and Sunday from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM. Our notable Sunday Brunch is available from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. www.muer.com HARD ROCK CAFE — 5 Station Square Dr. (Station Square), Pittsburgh, 412-481-7625. This worldwide favorite now in the Bessemer Court at Station Square. Good food and surroundings with legendary music memorabilia. Live music weekly. www.hardrock.com

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HOFBRÄUHAUS — 2705 S. Water St. (SouthSide Works), Pittsburgh, 412-224-2328. Open daily 11:00 AM-midnight. This German-style restaurant and brewpub, located on the South Side, is patterned after the Hofbräuhaus in Munich with its Bavarian-style beer. Ethnic dishes such as Wurstlteller and Jagerschnitzel. All-American entrees such as grilled chicken, salmon, and great burgers also served. Four Hofbräuhaus beers available year-round. No reservations. Open daily at 11:00 AM. www.hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com

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100 ADAMS SHOPPES Outdoor dining at Hofbräuhaus IBIZA TAPAS & WINE BAR — 2228 E. Carson St. (South Side), Pittsburgh, 412-325-2227. The creators of Mallorca present the first and the only authentic Tapas & Wine Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Outside dining available. Private rooms. www.ibizatapasrestaurant.com INDIA GARDEN — 3813 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, 412-372-0400. Voted #1 Indian Restaurant 16 years in a row. Banquet facilities available. Seating up to 150 people. We do all occasions. Parties, Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, and Office Meetings. Full bar. Sunday Dinner Buffet & Tuesday Dinner Buffet, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM. Lunch Buffet daily, 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, dinner till 10:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. till 11:00 PM. www.indiagardenpa.com KENSINGTON RESTAURANT — Clarion Hotel, 300 Tarentum Bridge Rd., New Kensington, 724-3359171. Open daily for breakfast 6:30 AM-10:30 AM with a Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM-2:00 PM, dinner daily 4:30 PM-10:00 PM. Closed for lunch. Dinner menu featuring pasta, seafood, chicken, steaks, and savory salads. Beverages include wine and beer.

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McCORMICK & SCHMICK’S Seafood Restaurants — Two locations. 301 Fifth Ave.-Piatt Place (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-201-6992. 2667 Sidney St., SouthSide Works (South Side) Pittsburgh, 412-432-3260. Menus with a fresh list of varieties of fish and seafood. Aged steaks, roasted chicken, salads, pasta, cocktails from fresh juices, and an extensive wine list. Open daily. www.McCormick&Schmicks.com/Pittsburgh

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Dining THE ORIGINAL FISH MARKET RESTAURANT — 1001 Liberty Avenue (Downtown at the Westin Convention Center Hotel), Pittsburgh, 412-227-3657. Handsome bar hosting more than 30 premium wines by the glass, sushi bar, and dining room overlooking an exhibition kitchen. Featuring daily fresh Seafood Specials, seasonal ingredients, pasta, and aged beef. Private dining rooms available. Outdoor dining open seasonally. Hours: Sat. & Sun. 4:00 PM-1:00 AM, Mon.-Fri. 11:00 AM-1:00 AM. www.theoriginalfishmarket.com THE ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE — 20 Market Square (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-566-7925. Pittsburgh’s Famous Fish Sandwich and other delicious seafood. Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM-10:00 PM. This Pittsburgh tradition also offers award-winning Maryland style crab cakes and delicious New England Clam Chowder. www.originaloysterhousepittsburgh.com PATRON MEXICAN GRILL — 245 Mall Blvd. Monroeville, 412-373-2555; 11675 Perry Hwy. Wexford, 724-935-3559; 1141 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel, 412-799-0900. Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Daily Food & Drink Specials. Best Margaritas in Town. Mon.-Thu. 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, Fri. 11:00 AM-10:30 PM, Sat. noon-10:30 PM, Sun. noon-9:00 PM. www.patronmexgrills.com PENN CITY GRILLE — 1000 Penn Avenue (downtown at the Westin Convention Center Hotel), Pittsburgh, 412-560-6394. An a la carte menu in this newly renovated restaurant on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Featuring well balanced and healthy lifestyle entrées. Serving freshly brewed Starbucks Coffee. Open Mon.-Fri. 6:30 AM-11:00 AM and Sat. & Sun. 6:30 AM-2:00 PM. PITTSBURGH RARE — 7 Station Square Drive (Located in the lobby of the Sheraton Station Square Hotel), Pittsburgh, 412-803-3824. A dining experience where you will find great steak. Seafood and chicken also available. All done with exceptional flare in a relaxing atmosphere. Elegant but not formal. Dine along the water’s edge with an incredible view of the city’s skyline that’s just as extraordinary as the steaks. Open 7 days. Convenient parking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. wwwpittsburghrare.com

PIZZA FIESTA —217 Smithfield St. (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-281-4222. Pizza, Pasta, Calzones, Wedgies, Gyros, Hoagies, Wings, Salads, and much more. Fast and Fresh Delivery. Dine in or Take out. Sun.-Thu. 10:00 AM-1:00 AM. Fri. & Sat. 10:00 AM2:00 AM. www.mypizzafiesta.com SAGA Hibachi Steakhouse — Four locations. Monroeville Mall, 145 Mall Circle Dr., Monroeville, 412-372-8888; Settlers Ridge-Robinson, 1040 Settlers Ridge Center Dr. (Robinson Twp.), Pittsburgh, 412-7888868; 20006 Route 19, Oak Tree Place, Cranberry Twp., 412-778-9948; South Hills Village Mall, 301 South Hills Village Mall, 412-835-8888. Steaks • Seafood • Sushi Bar • Tableside Cooking. Full Service Cocktail Lounge. Open 7 days daily. Call for Reservations. www.sagahibachi.com SHARP EDGE BELGIAN BEER RESTAURANTS — BISTRO — 922 Penn Ave. (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-338-2437; BEER EMPORIUM – 302 South St. Clair St. (just off Baum Blvd. in East Liberty), Pittsburgh, 412-661-3537; CREEKHOUSE – 288 W. Steuben St. (Rt. 60 at Thornburg Bridge in Crafton), Pittsburgh, 412-922-8118; BISTRO – 510 Beaver St. (rear), Sewickley, 412-749-0305; BRASSERIE – Peters Town Center, Rt. 19 South, McMurray, 724-9422437. An absolute beer lovers delight, but also known for good lunch specials. STEELHEAD BRASSERIE & WINE BAR — 112 Washington Place (Pittsburgh Marriott City CenterDowntown), Pittsburgh, 412-FYI-FISH (394-3474). An exciting restaurant that has steelhead salmon flown in daily from the Pacific Northwest. An extensive menu of fresh seafood and prime beef. Serving lunch and dinner daily. www.thesteelhead.com SUSHI KIM — 1241 Penn Avenue (Strip District), Pittsburgh, 412-281-9956. Enjoy authentic Korean Cuisine and exquisite Sushi Bar. Newly remodeled with private dining available. Lunch & dinner Tue.Sun. Closed every last Mon. www.sushikim.com THE TERRACE — Omni William Penn Hotel on Mellon Sq. (Downtown), Pittsburgh, 412-553-5235. Featuring regional cuisine as well as traditional Pittsburgh favorites. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mon.-Sat. Plated Brunch Sunday 6:30 AM-2:00 PM. THREE RIVERS RESTAURANT — Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 412-391-4600. Enjoy a fantastic meal in beautiful surroundings. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Visit Rivers Lounge to watch your favorite team and a game. Enjoy creative appetizers and specialty drinks. Both the restaurant and lounge are great places to meet friends or business associates because this is your town and this is your hotel. TILTED KILT PUB & EATERY — 353 North Shore Drive (North Shore), Pittsburgh, 412-235-7823. “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Looked At.”® Open daily at 11:00 AM. Tempting burgers, perfect pizzas, tasty appetizers, and more. Drinks, Beer, & Wine. Before or after the game or event or just anytime. tiltedkilt.com

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GLASS: SHATTERING NOTIONS Senator John Heinz History Center, Downtown ongoing 412-454-6000 Before it was known for steel, Pittsburgh was America’s Glass City. Pittsburgh-produced glass has been used in fine tableware for five U.S. presidents, as tiles for the walls of New York City’s great tunnels, and in searchlights at the Panama Canal.

he following is a list of upcoming festivals and/or events. Event dates are subject to change.

November DINOSAURS IN THEIR TIME—T. REX RETURNS Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland ongoing 412-622-3131 Tyrannosaurus Rex returns to the museum, but it is not alone. In one of the most dramatic paleontological displays ever constructed, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s original T. Rex is joined by a second T. Rex, and the two are frozen in a confrontation over the remains of an Edmontosaurus, a plant-eating dinosaur. PENGUIN PREMIERE SHOW National Aviary, North Side ongoing 412-323-7235 Meet one of the Aviary’s four African Penguins! Daily at 1:00 PM. Free with general admission. www.aviary.org RAPTOR ENCOUNTER National Aviary, North Side ongoing 412-323-7235 Meet one of the Aviary’s exciting raptors or owls, from the favorite Snowy Owl to a regal red-tailed hawk. Daily at 10:30 AM. Free with general admission. FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES Carnegie Science Center, North Side ongoing 412-237-3400 Flight of the Butterflies is about the remarkable monarch butterfly migration. You will learn about a determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for the winter. HUBBLE Carnegie Science Center, North Side ongoing 412-237-3400 Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, tells the gripping story of the Hubble Space Telescope. Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings and accompany space walking astronauts. TO THE ARCTIC Carnegie Science Center, North Side ongoing 412-237-3400 Narrated by Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into 34 Pittsburgh Point

HENRY BUHL, JR PLANETARIUM Carnegie Science Center, North Side ongoing 412-237-3400 Catapult into space in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and travel from the Solar System to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond. MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Oakland ongoing 412-621-4235 Exhibit includes five Medals of Honor of local heroes from the Civil War, Indian Campaigns, World War II, as well as Korean and Vietnam Wars. FALL FLOWER SHOW Phipps Conservatory, Oakland through Early November 412-622-6914 Phipps celebrates the splendor of autumn with a colorful indoor flower display at the Schenley Park conservatory. Call for more information on this popular fall display. www.phippsconservatory.org THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, Regent Square Early November-Mid November 412-681-5449 Exciting two-week celebration features over 40 films and is the region’s premier film festival. www.3rff.com LIGHT UP NIGHT November 15 412-566-4190 The city's dramatic skyline is the backdrop for an evening of holiday activities, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. Light Up Night features live entertainment, strolling carolers, tree lighting ceremonies, and the unveiling of the holiday window displays. 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Oakland November 19-ongoing 412-621-4235 This free event begins November 19 from 6-9 pm. New Exhibit: Gettysburg Hero, Major Gouvernor K. Warren’s Sword and artifacts displayed for the first time publicly. President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.


St. Patrick’s Day and Sharp Edgethe Strong, BraveDraft StoutInvasion Beer Christmas #2

Jeff Walewski is the owner of five Sharp Edge Restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. In 2005, he was knighted by the Belgian government for his promotion of Belgian beers in the United States. His establishments have been the recipent of numerous awards, including “Best Belgian Beer Bar in the USA.” E-mail Sir Jeff at www.sharpedge beer.com

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ittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania has long been known for its success in both professional and collegiate sports. From Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, and “Mean” Joe Greene to Jerome Bettis, or Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, and Mike Ditka, to Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, or Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby, the list of athletes achieving excellence right here is impressive indeed.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES BASEBALL

HOME GAMES PLAYED AT PNC PARK TICKETS/INFORMATION 1-800-BUY-BUCS or 412-321-BUCS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS FOOTBALL HOME GAMES PLAYED AT HEINZ FIELD INFORMATION 412-323-1200

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Fri. Nov. 8 SAVANNAH STATE Tue. Nov. 12 FRESNO STATE

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Attractions ALLEGHENY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Forbes Ave & Grant St. (Downtown), 412-355-5410. Famed architect Henry Hobson Richardson considered this handsome 19th-century courthouse to be his finest work. Open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

rangle at Bigelow Blvd., 5th Ave., Bellefield Ave., and Forbes Ave. The 42-story truncated Gothic stone tower is the only skyscraper college building in the nation. The first floor has 20 NATIONALITY CLASSROOMS that are representative of Pittsburgh’s ethnic heritage.

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM, 117 Sandusky St. (North Side), 412-237-8300. Seven floors of Warhol’s paintings, drawings, sculpture, and archives. Daily films, special exhibitions, shopping, and restaurant.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH, 10 Children’s Way (North Side), 412-322-5058. Take off on fantastic flights of the imagination at the new Museum! Slide down a bowling alley, build and launch a boat, use real tools in the Workshop, ink your own silkscreen, catch words that fall from the sky, and more. Grab a healthy meal or snack at the Cafe. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. noon-5:00 PM. www.pittsburghkids.org

The Andy Warhol Museum

Hands on at Children’s Museum

BENEDUM CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 7th St. (Downtown), 412-456-2600. The renovated 1920’s movie palace that is now home to the PITTSBURGH BALLET, PITTSBURGH OPERA, CIVIC LIGHT OPERA, and DANCE COUNCIL.

CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, 1001 Fifth Ave. (Downtown), 412-642-1800. The arena, opened in 2010, is the home of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. Seats up to 18,087 in honor of Sidney Crosby’s number 87.

CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY, 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland), 412-622-3131. Eminent cultural center featuring a museum of art, museum of natural history, and music hall. Tue.-Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. THE CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Avenue (North Side), 412-237-3400. The Science Center features more than 250 hands-on exhibits, a World War II submarine, an interactive planetarium, and OMNIMAX® theater. Open Sun.-Fri. 10:00 AM5:00 PM, Sat. till 7:00 PM.

DUQUESNE INCLINE, between 1220 Grandview Ave. and Carson St., 412-381-1665. This historic incline car climbs Mount Washington to a spectacular view of the downtown skyline. Up top, enjoy a stroll or dine in a nearby restaurant. Built in 1877, the incline is located near the southern end of the Ft. Pitt Bridge on West Carson St. (parking across from the waiting room). FALLINGWATER, P.O. Box R, Mill Run, PA., 724-3298501. The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. Visit the world famous “house on a waterfall” in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Only 1 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh and just off the PA Turnpike. Open April-November. Reservations urged.

Carnegie Science Center CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING, the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-624-6000. Located on a 14-acre quad42 Pittsburgh Point

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater


FIFTH AVENUE PLACE, between Liberty & Penn Ave. (Downtown), 412-456-7800. The 31-story structure with the pyramidal cap and outstanding mast has a shopping and dining area called THE ARCADE SHOPS.

ry Charles Flowers longrifles, and more. Guided tours 1:00-4:00 PM daily except Mondays. HEINZ FIELD, 100 Art Rooney Avenue (Downtown– North Side), 412-323-1200. Home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. This 65,000-seat stadium features an open end at the south end zone, which is accented by two towers and a plaza area providing vistas of the Point and Downtown.

FORT LIGONIER, 200 South Market St., Ligonier, 724-238-9701. Explore this remarkable 18th century British fort and museum. See George Washington’s saddle pistols as well as the unique archeological collection. Open April 15 - November 15. Located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region, just 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Heinz Field HEINZ HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 600 Penn Ave. (Downtown), 412-392-4900. Home to the PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY. Tours, 412-392-4800.

Fort Ligonier THE FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER is located on 5.5 elegantly landscaped acres at 7277 Reynolds St. at S. Homewood in Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. The site includes Clayton, the magnificently restored Gilded Age residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, The Frick Art Museum, Car and Carriage Museum, The Cafe at the Frick, Museum Shop, and Greenhouse. Open Tue.-Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Reservations are necessary to tour Clayton.

HEINZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Ave. (Oakland), 412-624-4157. An interfaith chapel in French Gothic style, the Heinz is often compared to Saint Chapelle in Paris. The stained-glass windows depict religious and historical figures.

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SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PITTSBURGH REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER, 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District Downtown), 412-454-6000. A splendid 160,000 square-foot museum and research facility devoted to the history of Western Pennsylvania. Open 10-5 daily. JUST DUCKY TOURS, The Shops at Station Square (Station Square), 412-402-DUCK(3825). It’s a boat! It’s a truck! It’s a duck! See Pittsburgh by land and water in the same vehicle. Just Ducky Tours operates daily from April through October and weekends in November. Narrated tours are approximately one hour.

Frick Art Museum GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET, 350 West Station Square Drive (Station Square), 412-355-7980. Five fabulous riverboats sail the three rivers year ‘round for a unique dining, dancing, and sightseeing experience. HARMONY MUSEUM, Harmony, Butler County, 724452-7341. Exhibits on Native Americans, George Washington’s 1753 mission that precipitated French & Indian War, Harmony’s 1804 founding by German Separatists organized as the communal Harmony Society, 1815 Mennonite resettlement, fine 19th centu-

Just Ducky Tours MARKET SQUARE, Market St. & Forbes Ave. (Downtown). Once the farmer’s market center, it is now a pubcontinued on next page Pittsburgh Point 43


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lic square surrounded by restaurants, night spots, shops, and stores. Also, the site of the 40-story PPG Place Tower.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens PHOTO ANTIQUITIES, 531 E. Ohio St. (North Side), 412-231-7881. The Museum of Photographic History with photographs and equipment from 1839-1939. Celebrating Pittsburgh’s 250th Anniversary with unique vintage photographs of Pittsburgh. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Closed Tue. and Sun.

Market Square & Fifth Avenue Place MT. WASHINGTON (GRANDVIEW AVENUE VIEW). A panoramic view of the Golden Triangle from overlooks and walkways. It is one of the most dazzling sights to be found anywhere, especially at sunset or night. NATIONAL AVIARY, Allegheny Commons West (North Side), 412-323-7235 or www.aviary.org. Home to about 600 exotic and endangered birds, including bald eagles, flamingoes, and parrots. Open everyday of the year (except Christmas) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Group tours and facility rentals available.

Pittsburgh circa 1896 PITTSBURGH ZOO & AQUARIUM, Highland Park (East End), 412-665-3640. More than $22-million has been spent in total restoration for one of the finest zoo and aquarium combinations in the country. PNC PARK, 115 Federal St. (Downtown–North Side), 412-321-BUCS. This 38,127-seat stadium provides intimate views of the field and is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The park provides a dramatic sweeping view of downtown Pittsburgh. The Allegheny River and Roberto Clemente (6th Street) Bridge also provide prominent landmarks in the ballpark vista.

Scarlet Ibis at the National Aviary ONE OXFORD CENTRE, Grant & 4th Ave. (Downtown), 412-391-5300. This prestigious 45-story office tower rises above a stunning glass atrium that’s filled with an exciting collection of fine shops and restaurants. PHIPPS CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS, Schenley Park (Oakland-University area), 412-6226914. Come wonder! The 14-room Victorian glasshouse features lush tropical palms, orchids, ferns, desert plants, seasonal flower exhibits, a summer butterfly exhibit, a tropical forest conservatory, beautiful outdoor gardens, a café and gift shop. Open Mon.-Sun., 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, and until 10:00 PM on Fridays. Visit www.phipps.conservatory.org for more information. 44 Pittsburgh Point

PNC Park


POINT STATE PARK, 36 acres at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, commemorates the planting of Anglo-Saxon civilization on the American frontier in 1754. A computer-controlled fountain in the park, fed by a fourth “unknown” river, is a focal point of the Golden Triangle. The water, as pure as a mountain stream, is accented by 24 white and gold lights and reaches heights of more than 150 feet. Also located at the park is the BLOCKHOUSE, built in 1764, 412-471-1764; and FT. PITT MUSEUM, which focuses on the early history of Western Pennsylvania and the French and Indian War period, 412-281-9284.

TRINITY CATHEDRAL, 6th Ave. (Downtown), 412-2326404. A more than 120-year-old Gothic church with magnificent stained glass windows. Located on the site of an 18th-century burial ground which contained the grave of Red Pole, a Shawnee Indian chief who died at Ft. Pitt in 1797. Free tours Sunday at 11:30 AM; other tours available. Book Store open from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM and a Lunch Room is open Mon.-Fri. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.

PPG PLACE, near Market Square (Downtown), 412434-1900, www.ppgplace.com. A majestic glass and steel, six-building complex that includes a 41-story skyscraper, an indoor Wintergarden, and a one-acre outdoor Plaza. The Plaza is a tranquil seating area in the warm weather months with tables and plants surrounding a unique water feature. In the winter months, The Plaza is transformed into The Rink, a spectacular oneof-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink. The complex also includes dining, unique eateries, and shopping.

Trinity Cathedral STATION SQUARE, Smithfield & Carson Sts. (Downtown-South Side), 412-281-3145. A must for any visitor to Pittsburgh. Located across the Monongahela River from the Golden Triangle at the end of the Smithfield St. Bridge. Area includes the GRAND CONCOURSE RESTAURANT in the LANDMARKS BUILDING, THE SHOPS AT STATION SQUARE, BESSEMER COURT, and docking for the GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET.

U.S. STEEL TOWER, 600 Grant St. (Downtown). Shaped in the form of a triangle and 64 stories high, it is one of the world’s most spectacular skyscrapers. This 841 foot structure has 64 floors of approximately one acre each.

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