Phipps Conservatory has recently launched online classes where you can learn about a wide variety of gardening and horticulture topics all from the comfort of your own home. We recently attended a seed starting class where we learned tons of helpful tips specific to starting seeds in Pittsburgh, left with a great slide deck of information, and benefited from a helpful Q&A session at the end of class.
If you frequent farmer's markets in Pittsburgh, chances are you've seen Cafe Agnes' booth – it's usually the one with a really long line. Having opened in the spring of 2019, Cafe Agnes quickly gained a reputation over the summer for serving up delicious Salvadorian pupusas and tamales with both traditional and creative fillings.
Although they don't currently have a storefront, you can continue to order frozen pupusas and tamales in the off-season and cook them yourself at home!
Not being able to get out to a wine bar in Pittsburgh is rough. We get it. Drinking at home is sometimes not as enjoyable as tasting your way around a menu in a unique setting. But you know what the next best thing is? Learning about new wine regions online!
Thankfully, our friend Adam Knoerzer of Burghundy has you covered with his online lecture series featuring growing regions from around the world!
Normally when we think of getting fried chicken wings, we think of heading to a gastropub where we can enjoy a dozen or so along with a few pints of beer from Pittsburgh breweries. We do this mostly because of the availability, but also because ordering wings for takeout was never really something on our radar.
That is to say, until we tried Big Shot Bob's House of Wings. After having these, there may be no going back.
Mi Empanada has been on the Pittsburgh food scene for a few years now slinging their Argentinian empanadas at local events and brewery pop-ups. Now they have their own storefront in Lawrenceville where you can order takeout empanadas, sandwiches, and sides.
We were well-acquainted with Mi Empanada having tried them at several of their pop-ups around town over the past few years. At events they always had long lines and it's no secret why – their empanadas have a rich, tender dough and the fillings are a mix of traditional and creative options, including a lot of vegetarian options as well.
Needless to say, we were ecstatic to learn they were opening up a storefront in Lawrenceville. The spot is takeout only, but they offer ready-to-eat empanadas or a “take and bake” option which we haven't tried but also sounds delicious. Sandwich options include a steak or chicken milanesa, and they also offer sides like salads, rice, and polenta.
Chicken Latino is a casual Peruvian restaurant in the Strip District known for rotisserie chicken. With huge portions and affordable prices, a homemade chili sauce that is seriously fiery and delicious, and weekend specials, Chicken Latino is a great restaurant for takeout or a low key lunch while shopping in the Strip District.
When you think of Pittsburgh, you may think of the city as being a hub of steel. But the Steel City has also been a hub of non-steel innovation as well with many historical firsts and inventions over the years.
So in this one, we wanted to take a look at some of the most famous Pittsburgh inventions and historically significant moments to come out of the region!
Are you stuck indoors and looking for a fun activity to pass the time? How about picking up a few Pittsburgh coloring books!
We recently purchased a few and wanted to share our thoughts on what the books are like and include in this one. So check out a few of the great options below.
Note: We are just starting our way through coloring in these books. As we finish a few pages, we'll update our photos accordingly.
As part of our virtual coverage of all things Pittsburgh, we had several suggestions to publish a post sharing other people's views from their window or street. We loved this idea as it helps break up the monotony of seeing your same view day-in, day-out.
So come along on a virtual tour of the region through Pittsburgher's windows and nearby streets!
The following are some of our favorite images that have been submitted so far. If you would like to participate, click here to read our full rules and submit your photo.
Note: All photos are user-submitted for this article and credited at the request of the individual author.
Want to take a trip around Pittsburgh but can't leave your home? We found a number of unique webcams offering views of our region. From the skyline to nature, wildlife, and our unique roads, there are several great options to choose from!
Please note: This article does not feature direct embeds of 3rd party webcams (only ours). To view any webcam, click the link to be taken to their respective host.