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Design workshops for steps projectBuccaneers sail along Pittsburgh's South Side streets in Gypsy RosePicklesburgh celebration coming in July

Buccaneers sail along Pittsburgh’s South Side streets in Gypsy Rose

By Kellie B. Gormly If you like watching swashbuckling adventures on screen, you can ride a decked-out bus through the South Side with a bunch of comical pirates — all while shouting pirate slang like “Arrrr!” and “Yo-ho-ho!” out the windows — on a new family adventure. Pirate Adventures of Pittsburgh, owned by Pittsburgh Tour […]

Picklesburgh celebration coming in July

A 35-foot-long pickle balloon floating over the Rachel Carson Bridge will be the next really big “dill ” for Downtown Pittsburgh. Picklesburgh, expected to become an annual festival, will be held in July on the bridge, and the giant airborne pickle will signal its presence. “We think this will be something really to relish,” said […]


Munch goes to Carmella’s Plates & Pints on the South Side

By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It was a fitting, almost fortuitous email to receive moments after sitting down to type out a column about a mostly magnificent meal: the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day — ingurgitate. A transitive verb from the Latin roots “in” (in) and “gurgit” (whirlpool) it means “to swallow greedily or […]

South Side & Downtown Among Top Places To Find A ‘Cougar’ In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – A “cougar” – not the animal – is typically known as an older woman who likes to date younger men or “cubs.” Erica Porsch, apokeswoman for the website joined “The KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to explain what exactly a “cougar” is and what parts of Pittsburgh […]

This East Carson Street pizza and pasta venue fills a much-needed niche for food that’s better than pub grub

  By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth Circolo Woodfired Location: 2100 E. Carson St., South Side Hours: Sun.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thu.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Prices: Starters, soups, and salads $5-13; panini, pasta and pizza $9-18 Liquor: Full bar A recent mini-trend is multi-story restaurants with multiple identities. Of course, basement lounges and upstairs banquet halls […]

South Side Outside Paddle & Music Festival

  SUP3Rivers brings paddleboarding to Pittsburgh Matt Rumbaugh and Connie Bradley established SUP3Rivers in 2012 with the goal of introducing the sport and culture of stand up paddle boarding to Pittsburgh. Based out of South Side Riverfront Park and Allegheny Landing in the North Shore, their mission is to provide safe urban adventures on the Allegheny, Monongahela and […]

House floating along rivers will be new South Side Marina office

  By Tony Raap Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:36 p.m. Pedestrians and office workers with a riverfront view watched in bewilderment Thursday as a house floated down the Allegheny River and up the Monongahela River. A river crew delivered the two-story house to a large marina under construction near South Shore Riverfront Park in SouthSide Works. The […]

South Side churches welcome walking tour to neighborhood

By Rex Rutkoski Monday, April 13, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Updated 7 hours ago With bar crawls, a soup contest, house tours and Step Trek already fixtures on the South Side, Sharon Sobol thought it was time to introduce a new activity to the neighborhood. “We wanted an event that welcomes people to learn the history of our […]

Munch goes to Tootie’s Famous Italian Beef

    By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It’s four months into the year, and among the Christmas gifts that have been put to actual use rather than returned, regifted or banished to the basement: “The Mac & Cheese Cookbook” by Alison Arevalo and Erin Wade, proprietors of Homeroom, an Oakland, Calif., restaurant based around […]