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Justin Severino, executive chef of Cure and Morcilla

Culinary trendsetters weigh in on the city's food scene

Six of Pittsburgh's brightest food stars give Pop City their local picks for inspiration, innovation and indulgence.

William Penn Speakeasy

Original Pittsburgh cocktails distinguish city

The personality of Pittsburgh's distinct neighborhoods gets shaken and stirred in the form of creative cocktails, served straight up at drinking establishments in town.

Glitter & Grit

Between the proposal and "I do," local brides prep with the best

Before the big day ever arrives, busy brides-to-be are making lists, saving pennies, and enlisting the services of vendors. But who's taking care of the bride herself? Here, a Pittsburgh bride's complete planner for prepping body and soul for the wedding date.

Jen Mulero, bartender at 1947 Tavern

Bartenders' backstory: How the best in the business rose to the top

Pittsburgh is flush with talented bartenders who've perfected the art of the craft cocktail. Here, an insider's guide to some of the city's most storied mixologists.


The Pop Filtercast Episode #6 - 5/20/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from White Like Fire, Tame Impala, Jenny Lewis, Hop Along, and Twin Peaks. Listen up!

LaShaun Martin

Women's mentorship percolates over three cups of coffee

Pennsylvania Women Work, a statewide nonprofit serving women in transition, has partnered with Pittsburgh coffee company Crazy Mocha to brew up a recipe for success: The new 3 Cups of Coffee mentorship program is providing women in the Pittsburgh region with one-on-one career coaching, increasing their confidence and helping them to secure employment and higher wages.


The Pop Filtercast Episode #5 - 3/25/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from Perfume Genius, Title Fight, Alvvays and local act Balloon Ride Fantasy, and share new music from Earl Sweatshirt and local act Cold Weather. Listen up!


A legacy of philanthropy: How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow

From neighborhood improvement initiatives to parks and recreation to social causes, the tradition of philanthropy in Pittsburgh has fueled the city’s recent economic and cultural renaissance.

Color Run Shine Tour

11 can't-miss family events in Pittsburgh, 2015 edition

When playgrounds and playdates start to feel a little stale, amp up your household calendar with one of the many family-friendly events coming up in the city. From the athletic to the artistic, Pittsburgh abounds with surprising options for entertaining family memories. Here, Pop City's top picks for 2015.

Slide the City slips toward Pittsburgh

Plans underway for charity pipeline to slide into town

Summer in the city still seems a long way off, but Pittsburgh's gearing up to welcome the best way to stay cool since the water steps. This thousand-foot slip 'n slide promises awareness for local charities and a backyard cooldown in an urban setting.  


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

The Frozen Bone collection

Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

Historic in scale

Welcome to Pittsburgh: A guide to navigating town for tourists and newcomers

In Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, finding your way using public transportation is about to get a little bit easier. In Part Two of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City guides you to the best resources for getting around on train, bus, bike or incline. 

An overview of Liberty Avenue traffic, Downtown

Pittsburgh as a driving force behind transportation technology

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, the New Year has introduced some big changes for Pittsburgh in the realm of transportation. Part One of Pop City's three-part series on transportation issues within Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.

The Clark Building

The Downtown redux: How historical renovation is making real-estate history

Developers are showing no signs of slowing down on residential property construction in Downtown. The trend of repurposing Pittsburgh's historical buildings into condos and apartments is prompting would-be Downtown dwellers to make a move.
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