412 Fresh: Happy Hauntings at Kennywood

Kennywood is open! Yes, your pants are fine and no your eyes don’t deceive you. Drive by Kennywood any Saturday or Sunday afternoon (between 12pm-4pm) and you’ll notice  Kiddieland crawling with activities fit for tiny ghouls and goblins. Kids that are too young for Phantom Fright Nights are welcome to dress up in costume and…

412 Fresh: Family Friendly Halloween Activities

Some people outgrow their need for creativity and childlike curiosity and others become creatives. Sometimes I forget how much fun Halloween is for children. When I need to feed my inner child I find one of my many nieces and nephews and my best friend’s children. Family fun is always a good time. My greatest…

Thrival Festival Came Alive in Year Number 5

In its past life The Carrie Furnace produced tons of iron per day but last weekend the now defunct historical landmark produced nothing but festival memories. Thrival Festival hosted its annual music festival at a caliber that most festivals take decades to get to. With the Monongahela River and the remaining remnants of The Carrie…

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…

Model Material: Fashion at the Foyer

Without models and fashion designers there would be no fashion shows. Every runway model has a future and every stitch has a past. On July 15th models and designers packed the Carnegie Museum of Art to flaunt everything they had and I was blessed with the opportunity to cover this glamorous Levels Entertainment Event in…

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…

412 Fresh: 4 Events in the 412

Sometimes it seems like there are a million things to do in Pittsburgh or nothing at all. There is no in between. With the weekend on the horizon and a Superior Motors reservation tomorrow I’m excited to attempt to check out some of the coolest events in town. Here are four events that need to…

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…

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…