Fall 2016|volume 10|Issue 1

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    Can a living institution be described in one word? In the case of Lidia Bastianich—chef, author, teacher, TV personality—it is especially difficult given the multiplicity   Read More ...

    One of Pittsburgh’s historical and industrial gems operates with little fanfare, tucked away on 48th street in Lawrenceville. Recently the area’s population awakened to the   Read More ...

    As a place that features comedians, actors, singers, games, musicians, and even food that may include ham, what sums up Hambone’s (4207 Butler Street in   Read More ...

    Two longtime Strip District businesses are celebrating milestone anniversaries this fall. The popular specialty kitchenware store In The Kitchen is celebrating its 15th anniversary, while   Read More ...

    As the Pennsylvania Market on 19th and Smallman streets fills with shops, we are offering profiles on each of the businesses. This issue we spotlight   Read More ...

    Can a living institution be described in one word? In the case of Lidia Bastianich—chef, author, teacher, TV personality—it is especially difficult given the multiplicity of her achievements. But if a single word had to be chosen, it would be restaurateur, which characterizes her first professional foray into food and the venue from which she propelled herself into worldwide stardom. “Science was my interest. My husband was in restaurants and   Read More ...

    One of Pittsburgh’s historical and industrial gems operates with little fanfare, tucked away on 48th street in Lawrenceville. Recently the area’s population awakened to the presence of the manufacturing giant in its midst. In April of this year, the McConway & Torley foundry experienced a four-alarm blaze, the main effect of which was to draw attention to an important business that has employed innumerable Lawrence-ville workers during its 140-plus years.   Read More ...

    As a place that features comedians, actors, singers, games, musicians, and even food that may include ham, what sums up Hambone’s (4207 Butler Street in Lawrenceville) in a clever description? The answer may be a variation on an old novelty song: the funny bone is connected to the music bone, which is connected to the tummy bone, which is connected to the game bone, which is connected to the acting   Read More ...

    Two longtime Strip District businesses are celebrating milestone anniversaries this fall. The popular specialty kitchenware store In The Kitchen is celebrating its 15th anniversary, while Artistry, a unique home décor store, is celebrating a quarter of a century in business. In The Kitchen K. C. Lapiana founded In The Kitchen in 2002 after working for many years as a freelance cooking teacher up and down the east coast for an   Read More ...

    As the Pennsylvania Market on 19th and Smallman streets fills with shops, we are offering profiles on each of the businesses. This issue we spotlight The Olive Tap, East End Brewing Company, Jonathan Moran Woodworks, and The Barefoot Forge. The Olive Tap The Strip was the only place in Pittsburgh that Hersh Petrocelli would consider when he moved from Texas to start his business—a franchise of the Olive Tap, a   Read More ...

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