Kingfly Spirits Brings a Distillery and Cocktail Bar to the Strip District

Kingfly Spirits opened its doors in Pittsburgh's Strip District in early 2019 and is poised to be a new drinking hotspot in one of the city's most popular neighborhoods.

We ventured down to the Strip to check this one out on opening day and were rather impressed with what we found.

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Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe Review – Classic Deli Fare in the North Side

Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe in the North Side is an old school establishment that serves up classics like burgers, deli sandwiches, and Pittsburgh salads (salads topped with French fries).

Located on Western Avenue in the historic Allegheny West neighborhood, this spot is great for a wallet-friendly quick bite to eat for a weekday breakfast or lunch.

We recently did just that and picked up a few sandwiches and soup to go. While simple deli-style sandwiches like chicken salad, BLT, capicola, and corned beef are available, we wanted to try something a little more unique.

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First and Third Friday Wine Tasting at Palate Partners

If you've spent any time driving through Lawrenceville, specifically up Liberty Avenue from the Strip District, odds are good you've seen Dreadnought Wines (just a few blocks from Church Brew Works).

Odds are good you've also never checked this one out besides seeing it in passing.

The reason for this is because Dreadnought Wines is not a winery, but rather a specialty wine importer that serves many restaurants, wine shops, and other businesses in the state. But their sister business, Palate Partners, is for the public- and this one holds wine tasting events and classes at the same location.

We recently visited for one of their informal First and Third Friday wine tastings events and wondered why it took us this long to go in the first place.

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Pittsburgh to New York Travel Options – Megabus, Amtrak, and More

Are you looking to travel from Pittsburgh to New York? Well, you're in luck- there are actually a number of options available beyond just flying.

Whether you're looking to take Megabus, Amtrak, drive, or even fly, there are a number of travel options for you!

As we've taken more or less every transportation option in our travels from Pittsburgh to NYC, we wanted to break down the options in detail in this one.

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Things to Consider When Buying Pittsburgh Real Estate

Looking at Pittsburgh real estate is fun, isn't it?

Okay, we know it isn't. In fact, buying a house in Pittsburgh can be downright awful in terms of finding a location, price, and condition that matches your budget- all while being able to negotiate a deal in the hot marketplace.

In this one we wanted to share some of our thoughts after our recent house buying experience in hopes that it may help others moving looking to do the same!

Note: Figures noted below are relative to the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Those who live in a different city and/or different county may have different rules and rates to keep in mind. Likewise, we are not realtors, tax professionals, or affiliated with the real estate market in any way, shape, or form. This article is anecdotal based on our experience of buying a house in the city only. When in doubt, please ask questions to a licensed realtor or tax professional for official rules and regulations.

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Strange Roots Experimental Ales – Wild and Sour Ales in Pittsburgh

Strange Roots (originally founded as Draai Laag) is one of the oldest breweries in Pittsburgh, and is certainly one of its most unique.

And to be completely honest, they're one of our favorite breweries in the region as they focus on wild fermentation that produces an array of stellar sour beers!

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Bae Bae’s Kitchen Review – Korean Food in Downtown Pittsburgh

Bae Bae's Kitchen in downtown Pittsburgh fills a much-needed niche in the downtown dining scene: quick, delicious food cooked from scratch with a casual but adorable vibe. This cozy little spot adorned with beautiful plants serves up Korean rice, noodle, and salad bowls with a build-your-own concept.

We'd been intrigued by Bae Bae's Kitchen for a while, and we finally found the time to make it in on a cold, windy, grey January day. As soon as we walked in our spirits were instantly lifted by the cheerful plants, cute decor, and all of the inviting smells.

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