Posts made in 2015


Updated on: 10/12/18When it comes to Chinese food, and I'm talking real Chinese food (not the Americanized versions most of us enjoy), I am a pretty big critic.  My travels around China left me disappointed in the country's cuisine as a whole, and only one region, Sichuan province, had any redeeming factors thanks to its strong flavors and intense heat. Booking.com So when we heard about Chengdu Gourmet in Squirrel Hill gaining in...

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Updated on: 10/12/18Penn Avenue Fish Company is my idea of a perfect brunch spot in the Strip District. We love to skip right past the mile-long lines outside of DeLuca's and Pamela's and head straight here for a relaxing weekend brunch. (Don't get us wrong, there is a time and a place for DeLuca's and Pamela's, but sometimes you're just too hungry to wait in line!) Not only is Penn Ave Fish Co. a beautiful fish market with very...

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Updated on: 10/12/18Casbah is one of the more upscale restaurants of the Big Burrito group, billing itself as a Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar. Our overall impression from several visits is that the food is perfectly fine- if you're into straightforward meat, veggie, and starch dishes you'll fit right in here. If you're looking for dishes that are a little more outside the box and have nontraditional flavor profiles, you might...

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Updated on: 10/12/18Pittsburgh is very fortunate to have a thriving arts scene. For those who are looking to take in a show or performance, odds are good you'll be heading to one of the many halls and theaters in Cultural District right in the heart of downtown to make it happen. Booking.com For a recent show we made our way to the historic Heinz Hall to check out the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they put on yet another incredible...

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Updated on: 10/12/18Harrison Hills Park is a 500 acre park on the edge of the Allegheny River in Natrona Heights. Thanks to its relatively close proximity to the city it is the perfect spot for those looking for a half-day out to explore nature. Booking.com On our recent visit we hiked the out-and-back Rachel Carson trail (one of approximately eight trails within the park) which is known for having stunning overlooks of the river and...

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