412 Fresh: Waterfront Eats

The Waterfront in Homestead is so well thought out that you don’t have to leave the area for anything. There’s a grocery store, multiple retail shops, a movie theater, a retro candy shop, and restaurant after restaurant. You could go to a different restaurant every day for a week and still not hit all the…

412 Fresh: Munchin’ in Market Square

I’ve seen Farmer’s Markets, dance classes, igloos, art installments, yoga classes, and even a small concert take place in downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. The very landmark refuses to be boxed in when it comes to function but people can agree on two things. The location is beautiful and you will not starve in Market Square…

Thrival Festival Survival

Thrival Festival 2017 isn’t until next month but the excitement is real now! The price of tickets are sure to go up soon and with acts like Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Kiiara, and Kyle tickets are sure to go fast. September 29th and 30th Swissvale’s Carrie Furnace will be jam packed with fans from all over…

412 Fresh: Things to do Before Summer Ends

Although it’s been feeling a bit fall-ish outside, summer is still here to stay. Pittsburgh is full of outdoor adventures and it’s important to soak it up because once winter comes we’ll wish we spent more time doing summer things. Here’s a few more adventures you must take before the summer ends. Attend a Food…

Smallman Galley: The Wingman for Restaurateurs

There is nothing small about Smallman Galley. Even when its jam packed with Yelpers crowding around the bar for a drink it still feels like enough space. Yes, Smallman Galley in the Strip District has an impressive wine and cocktail list but that’s not what makes this unique venue so special. When visiting here you’re…

Happy Mon(Daé) 015

A new week means a new chapter and new opportunities for successes and failures. I may be a little exhausted but that never stops me as I run on optimism and caffeine. Fierce the Runway was fabulous last night and I can’t wait to get founder Jaymce Patterson’s entire story. Until then cheers to the…

Want Fries With That?

When you’re in Pittsburgh you do as the Yinzers do. French fries aren’t just a side dish here they’re sometimes the star! Sure you can be basic and just get Potato Patch fries with everything on them at Kennywood but there is so much more to Pittsburgh fries than just that. Here are some of…

4 More Food Trucks in the 412

Some food trucks don’t brave the winter cold, so with warmer weather comes more food trucks! Pittsburgh food trucks are popping up left and right. I’ve tried some great ones like Mac and Gold’s Rosemary garlic fries on top of their golden mac and cheese to Cool Beans funnel cake fried cannolis. It’s been more…

412 Fresh: Alla Famiglia

The only thing that I enjoy more than eating yummy food is taking photos of said food with my Samsung Galaxy S8. There’s even a food mode built into the camera. I of course didn’t use it when capturing these flowers but did use it when I snapped this photo of Alla Famiglia’s tiramisu. Turns…

412 Fresh: 4 Favorite Tacos in the 412

As far as I’m concerned Taco Tuesday is every day in the Burgh. There’s so many taco spots popping up in Pittsburgh that it would be a disservice to your taste buds to only eat tacos on Tuesdays. For research purposes (of course) I’ve checked out quite a few taco spots and some of my…

Dancing with Strangers: Thrival Fest 2016

  The Chainsmokers are everywhere and September of 2016 they were here in Pittsburgh rocking Thrival Festival at Swissvale’s (how it’s under the Rankin Bridge & in Swissvale I’ll never understand) Carrie Furnace. It’s such a beautiful venue and is the perfect mix of industrial and serene. Every spot is a good spot when it…

412 Fresh: Wigle Whiskey Sets up Shop Downtown

When I think of whiskey I think of an old fashioned and old men. That was before attending Wigle Whiskey’s tap room opening at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The opening had live music, whiskey samplings, a build your own old fashioned bar, hors d’oeuvres, and this pistachio chocolate bark that I could’ve devoured by…