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Entrepreneurs resurrect former churches throughout Pittsburgh

The New York Times’ Travel section recently highlighted the myriad churches throughout Pittsburgh that have been turned into clubs, apartments, cafes, theaters and restaurants.

“A look at Pittsburgh’s many reused churches, in fact, remains a unique way of exploring the city,” reporter Dan Eldridge writes.
Among the hotspots cited: The Priory Hotel in the North Side, the Church Recording Studio in the South Hills, the Braddock Community Café, and Mr. Smalls concert venue in Millvale.

Read the full travel story here.

Pittsburgh Canning Exchange gets Epicurious seal of approval

Foodies the world over are getting a taste of how sweet life is in the City of Bridges, thanks to a Q & A with a local canning expert on the Epicurious.com blog.

In an interview on the gourmet site, Sara Blumenstein of the Pittsburgh Canning Exchange talks local harvests, the city’s creative community and of course, her recommendations for making the most of the Pittsburgh food scene.

“Pittsburgh is an exciting place to eat these days!” Blumenstein tells Epicurious.com. “In my neighborhood, Bloomfield, I’m particularly excited about Bread and Salt, a new bakery; DJ’s Butcher Block, a fantastic local butcher; and Fukuda, which I think does the best sushi anywhere.”

Read the full interview here.

Bloomfield makes this list of Italian American neighborhoods

Bloomfield is featured in this slideshow of 10best.com's list of the best Italian neighborhoods in the US.

No offense, but we think we're better than those other guys over there, know what I mean? Fuhgeddaboutit!

To see what other cities made the list, click here.

Parents magazine names Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh one of 10 best in the nation

"For two thirds of her life, 12-year-old Leah Koller has battled glioma, an invasive brain tumor. Fortunately, Regina Jakacki, M.D., the hospital's director of pediatric neuro-oncology, has been working on a vaccine to stimulate a child's immune system to target proteins unique to tumor cells. Just as Leah's glioma had gotten out of control two years ago -- and her sixth round of chemo at the hospital failed -- the vaccine was open for testing in children. "After nine weeks, the tumor actually seemed worse, and we wondered if we did the right thing," says her mom, Raelene. "But then it started to shrink -- and now 80 percent of it is gone." In the last two years, about three dozen cancer patients have received the vaccine and it's helped more than half of them. Says Dr. Jakacki: "My team and I were hoping to prolong the lives of these kids, but now we're thinking we're onto a cure in some cases."

Read more about UMPC Children's Hospital here.

Pop City's Mad Men feature picked up by Business Week

That Mad Men masthead photo we featured a few weeks ago, along with the guide to Mad Men-esque places throughout the burgh, was republished in Business Week online, aka, Bloomberg. Missed it the first time? See it here.

Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" takes on Del's in Bloomfield

"Restaurant Impossible" is an interesting take on makeover reality shows, focusing on a struggling local establishment and helping it to succeed. Del's in Bloomfield is the latest restaurant to get the full culinary facelift, a third-generation establishment that you might want to revisit if you haven't already.

Read it on iheartpgh.com.

Illustrations by Chantal DeFelice explore gritty beauty of Bloomfield

Another great find by local art and design blog Steeltown Anthem: An Etsy page by Chantal deFelice with some of the coolest illustrations we've seen of Bloomfield. The simple, black-and-write drawings really capture the old Italian community, from the fish sandwich at Armand's, to the way the wires meander over the close-knit, aluminum-sided rowhomes.

Click here to read the complete Steeltown Anthem blog post.

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Pittsburgh: A global leader and a taste bud pleaser

Los Angeles Times did a fun travel feature focused on Pittsburgh's food, specifically the grub G-20 summiters should seek out.

"Short of attending a Steelers game (alas, they're away next weekend), there's no better way to see the real 'Burgh than to visit one of these generations-old, family-run German, Polish, red sauce Italian and sandwich spots," writes Andrew Bender.

Among Benders' recommendations: a Primanti Brothers sandwich topped with slaw and fries; a Devonshire sandwich and French fry-topped salad at the Union Grill in Oakland; pirogues and stuffed cabbage at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern; the best burgers in the Burgh at Tessaro's; and schnitzel and spaetzle at Max's Allegheny Tavern on the North Side.

To read the complete Los Angeles Times article, click here.

Pittsburgh's neighborhoods serve up tasty treats and unique boutiques

The New York Post highlights Pittsburgh as an exciting travel destination, with a clear focus on our diverse neighborhoods and all the art, culture, shopping, food and drink they have to offer.

East Liberty's Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Shadow Lounge and Kelly's Bar get some loving, as well as Bloomfield's authentic Italian food finds at Groceria Italiana and Donatelli's Italian Food Center. The article also drools over Legume's three-course vegetarian dinner and D's Six-Pax's Beer Cave in Regent Square; the lattes at Tazza d'Oro in Highland Park; Lawrenceville's Arsenal Bowling Lanes and independent shops and galleries; and the luxury lotions at the 105-year-old Schiller's Pharmacy in Shadyside.

To read the complete article go here.

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