Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo   Muglet This year, instead of buying tickets for the Big Pour, we decided to go to the Brew at the Zoo (held at the Pittsburgh Zoo), a benefit for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. The event was sold out; I'm not sure how many tickets that meant, but I would…

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Cellofourte

Cellofourte We went to see Cellofourte, Pittsburgh's cello rock band, at Duquesne University's Red Ring last night. We had first heard of them when they won a Battle of the Bands competition a year or more ago, and I've been hoping for an opportunity to see them play since then, so I was happy to find…

Baked polenta

At il piccolo forno in Lawrenceville. Toppings are: cherry tomatoes with balsamico, gorgonzola, and a mushroom spread, plus artichoke hearts and olives. Very tasty! (although the mushroom one was a little on the bland side) For dessert, I had a limoncello tartufo, which was a limoncello center surrounded by lemon gelato, and some raspberry sauce…

RCT Challenge 2009

Well, I did it – I registered for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge this year. So now I've paid my money, I'm committed to get ready for the Challenge! It's on June 20, the Saturday nearest the solstice, so you have as much daylight as possible to complete the 34 "brutal" miles. Notes from the website:…

QotD: Super Bowl Sunday

Q: Are you going to tune in to today's Super Bowl game? If so, where and with whom will you be watching? Who are you rooting for? 0907081703.jpg Steeler scarf Pittsburgh skyline from PNC Park                         Gosh, not sure :-b Here in Pittsburgh, we…

Steel City Big Pour 2008

Steel City Big Pour Yesterday was the 2nd annual Steel City Big Pour, "3 hours of beer, live art, and music" to benefit Construction Junction, Pittsburgh's nonprofit building material recycler. This year there were two 3-hour sessions, both of which were sold out at 1,000 tickets each – it was the hot ticket in town…

Pittsburgh’s big dig

Stanwix St. entrance to tunnel under river 0306080756.jpg Actually, this is the less interesting end of the tunnel, it just happened that I was downtown for a seminar, and the garage I parked in had a great view of the hole in the ground. On the North Shore end, the TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine, brought…