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…

& 411 in the 412: Tequila Cowboy

411 in the 412 Pittsburgh’s nightlife hasn’t been the same since the closure of the numerous clubs in Station Square, which is now a parking lot. Whim had memories. If you went to Whim and couldn’t find something you liked, you just needed stay indoors but with that void comes great opportunity. Nashville based Tequila Cowboy…

& Fav 4 Restaurants in the 412

Now a days I eat at more food trucks than restaurants because “duh convenience,” and it’s super cheap. But sometimes nothing beats taking a seat at a restaurant and taking in the ambience; and let’s face it until food trucks can serve wine,  restaurants will be around a while. Pittsburgh’s food scene is booming and…

& ​Top 4 Food Trucks in the 412

One look at my Yelp profile and it’s apparent that I have a huge problem! From my very first food truck experience, I was hooked on the culture. One might say I’m an avid food truck follower but funny enough I tend to be where food trucks are most of the time. I’ve tried everything…

& Pittsburgh’s Women ‘n Wine LadiesFest

Around the same time last year I found myself in the same space with one of my best friends sampling wine from local wineries in Pennsylvania. This year’s Women ‘n Wine LadiesFest was an upgrade from last year’s. That’s not saying much because the event was pretty disorganized last year but it wasn’t as crowded….