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…

412 Fresh: Istanbul Sofra

I like to write and I also call myself eating my way through Pittsburgh. So it was a no brainer decision to leave trail of Yelp reviews behind me. I had no idea people even read my reviews until I was invited to be a Yelp Elite. Yelp Elite is a group of Yelpers who…

& Happy Mon(Daè) 011

We’ve already lived through one week of 2017 and the world is just as chaotic as we left it in 2016 but we can look forward to the upside of life. There’s still Netflix and books to escape the reality of a Donald Trump Administration and how crazy the world is right now. I’m currently…

& Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is Coming

A lot of us are already over 2016 and ready for 2017. I’m extra ready for 2017 because Restaurant Week is coming! Restaurant Week is one of my favorite times of the year. During Restaurant Week you can discover or revisit your favorite Pittsburgh Restaurants and get great deals on yummy dishes. From January 9 until…