Spring 2014|volume 7|Issue 3

    Featured articles

    For over a decade CSI, or Crime Scene Investigation, has been a household name. Not so much in its practical form, but in terms of   Read More ...

    The Strip District is one of Pittsburgh’s most historic neighborhoods. It’s a tourist attraction and a destination site. However, as all the new businesses springing   Read More ...

    Perhaps the only thing that has more character and personality than Kelly O’s Diner in the Strip District is the restaurant’s proprietor and namesake, Kelly   Read More ...

    I found out that Andrew Zimmern and his crew from Bizarre Foods America would be coming to Pittsburgh when an old friend and former WQED   Read More ...

    Chuck Hammel and his wife, Kristen, are passionate about living space in the Strip. Already having had a hand in the groundbreaking Cork Factory, the   Read More ...

    For over a decade CSI, or Crime Scene Investigation, has been a household name. Not so much in its practical form, but in terms of the CSI television franchise that has managed to captivate tens of millions of people and sensationalize the world of grizzly crime and the ever-popular macabre who-done-it high drama—creating droves of would-be forensic hobbyists and overnight crime fighters. As captivating as the franchise is, I would   Read More ...

    The Strip District is one of Pittsburgh’s most historic neighborhoods. It’s a tourist attraction and a destination site. However, as all the new businesses springing up here makes clear, the area is no “ye olde timey” throwback. As the Strip continues to flourish and grow, there is little room for sepia tones—only the vibrant spectrum of a full range of colors. Four new businesses, in particular, are helping the Strip’s   Read More ...

    Perhaps the only thing that has more character and personality than Kelly O’s Diner in the Strip District is the restaurant’s proprietor and namesake, Kelly O’Connor. Although Kelly O’s Diner is a fairly new staple in the Strip (it opened two years ago this coming July), O’Connor herself has been at the food and service industry game for nearly 35 years. “Once you’re in it, you’re stuck!” she jokes. “But   Read More ...

    I found out that Andrew Zimmern and his crew from Bizarre Foods America would be coming to Pittsburgh when an old friend and former WQED coworker named David Gerber sent me an email in the early spring of 2013. David has been working for the Travel Channel for several years now; he’s the executive producer of Bizarre Foods America, and he wanted to know if I might be willing to   Read More ...

    Chuck Hammel and his wife, Kristen, are passionate about living space in the Strip. Already having had a hand in the groundbreaking Cork Factory, the Pitt-Ohio president is enthusiastic about the couple’s latest project, which will transform their Smallman-and-25th warehouse into the city’s most distinctive residences. In the process, the Hammels have assembled a quality team that will make that vision a reality: Desmone and Associates Architects, Guardian Construction Management   Read More ...

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