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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Beers of the Burgh Festival

Over 30 local and regional craft breweries come together in Lawrenceville for a unique, Pittsburgh-only beer festival.

Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

The allure of (local) seasonal beers

"No pumpkins were harmed in the brewing of this beer," jokes Scott Smith of East End Brewing of his Nunkin Ale. But it's the fresh hops he uses in the seasonal Big Hop Harvest that make it the model of true seasonal beer. Plenty of others are available throughout the region, from Jacked Up O'Lantern Stout to Festivus Ale. Here's a roundup that will make your mouth water.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash in Pittsburgh

Before you don those masks and do the Monster Mash, do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash! Running October 22nd through October 27th at venues around town, the nomadic food and drink tour pairs Brooklyn brews with local chefs and creatives.

From farm tables to city lots, it's a new scene in dining

At Six x Ate, the focus is on five-minute presentations from local artists. At Off-the-Grid Sunday Suppers, it's taking over a  restaurant and pairing wine to each course. Around the World dinners focus on local healthy food. Whatever your appetite, you'll find a great creative dinner series in Pittsburgh.

Great places to drink coffee in Pittsburgh

It's not just the coffee but where you drink it. As coffeehouse culture in Pittsburgh keeps getting better, we invite you to check out our list of great spots to drink a great brew. It runs the gamut from classic one-of-a-kind places such as La Prima Espresso to newer faves including Espresso a Mano.

The Pop City guide to French food and wine in Pittsburgh

From macarons in a rainbow of colors to dishes like savory lamb with black truffles, our writer explores the feast of French foods (and wines!) found here in Pittsburgh.

A day in the life of: Chef Bill Fuller of Big Burrito

As corporate chef for Big Burrito, the restaurant group credited with starting the transformation of the Pittsburgh food scene, Bill Fulller has a big-city appreciation for restaurants and the way they should work. 

5 things not to miss on Penn Avenue in the Strip

Bustling Penn Avenue in the Strip is the must-see place for tourists and the go-to place for Pittsburgh residents. To help you better explore, we offer five exceptional choices for your next visit. 

Pop Star: Leah Lizarondo of The Brazen Kitchen

Why can't healthy food taste great? That question launched the now popular blog, The Brazen Kitchen, and turned its writer into a food activist and now ambassador for Jamie's Food Revolution. Meet Leah, an inspiration for food that's shamelessly good for you.

Making the most of Pittsburgh's craft beer (by pairing it with the best kind of food)

Just in time for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, some tips on pairing craft beer with food that brings out its best. Think Nut Brown Ale and a rich cheese or a Czech pilsner with spicy jambalaya. Learn more here then head for some Beer Week events like the Farm to Fork beer dinner where you can taste test. Cheers!

The best milkshakes in Pittsburgh

You'll gain weight just reading about the mouthwatering milkshakes to be found around Pittsburgh, from the the salty caramel shake to the chocolate raspberry truffle and the very trendy red velvet shake. How to decide? We aim to help.

Pop Star: Gisele Fetterman

Meet Gisele Fetterman, the real deal in Braddock who's giving her famous mayor husband a run for the money. From opening The Free Store, a shipping container filled with donated goods to adding a DIY bike shop and signage project, both coming soon, the native Brazilian is making a big difference.

Best french fries in Pittsburgh

Want fries with that? Of course, and only the best will do. Here's our rundown on the best french fries in Pittsburgh, from one of the oldest joints in town to one of the classiest.

My favorite dish in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers dish about their favorite dish in local restaurants. From tantalizing appetizers to luscious desserts, it's quite a lineup. Warning: don't read when hungry.
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