Apericena wine bar opened in late 2018 across from South Hills Village in Upper St. Clair. Serving higher-end wines in full pours or in flights, the bar had our name on it and we made our way to the South Hills to check them out shortly after opening.
If you are in the mood for an ultra-luxurious hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania, look no further than Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the Laurel Highlands.
Whether you are looking for relaxation, outdoor activities, high-end cuisine, or more, odds are good this property will have what you seek.
We were guests of Nemacolin Woodlands for a media conference, and share our thoughts from the stay in this review!
Getting out into nature can mean a number of things, be it hiking, doing adventure activities, or for some, hunting.
We're not really hunters, but we do appreciate getting out into nature to enjoy sporting clays. At the Nemacolin Shooting Academy in the Laurel Highlands, we got just that!
When it comes to getting out in nature, especially nature near Pittsburgh, it is really hard to say no to Ohiopyle State Park.
Between the trails, overlooks, and vastness of the park itself, you can really experience nature in any number of ways. But there is only one way to get out and enjoy the park at its most pristine and wild conditions- getting out on the water.
Thankfully, there are a number of Ohiopyle white water rafting options available to help you do just that.
So whether you are looking to simply have a nice day out on the water and enjoy the park, or have an adrenaline packed adventure on the water (while also enjoying nature in the down periods), rafting in Ohiopyle is a great option to consider.
Idlewild and Soakzone in the Laurel Highlands is one of the nation's most popular children's theme parks (not to mention the oldest amusement park in the state), and is a spot we've been wanting to check out for quite some time.
Except we had one problem- we don't have kids.
It wasn't until our friends at the Laurel Highlands invited both us and our friends at UncoveringPA in for a visit that we had a light bulb moment- we could steal their son for the day in order to visit the park!
Okay, fine, we didn't actually steal UncoveringPA's son, but we did get to enjoy Idlewild through his eyes all the same during our visit, and that is pretty much the same thing.
Braddock's Trail Park in Westmoreland County that, unless you are specifically looking for it or live nearby, you've probably never heard of before.
That is because this 148 acre park is relatively off-the-beaten-path for most hikers, and even we overlooked it for several years until our friends at UncoveringPA told us there is a modestly sized waterfall there to check out.
So we all hopped in a car and went down to see what the park is like!
Trader Jack's is an interesting place, there is no other way to say it.
This massive flea market in Bridgeville is one of the largest in the region and is the kind of place you go to if you have one thing in mind: to find a deal!
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are a soccer team in the United Soccer League that calls Highmark Stadium in Station Square home.
We made the trip down to the stadium for a Fourth of July game in 2018 and wanted to share the important things you need to know about taking in a game in this one.
Mike & Tony's Gyros is a local restaurant chain with several locations in and around the city serving up what we believe to be the world's perfect food- the gyro!
Much to our delight, we found that this one goes all in on gyro and souvlaki meat and is exactly what we were looking for during our visit.
Area 51 Barbecue in Belle Vernon, PA, is one of those places that if you blink, you'll miss it.
It is not being unfair to say this is in a tiny two room house on the side of the busy route 51 with minimal signage, because that is exactly what it is.
Naturally, when we saw it we had to stop (or to be more honest, do a u-turn and pull back around) to give it a shot.