Summer 2015|volume 8|Issue 4

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    Richard Lawrence Interiors has always been the most elegant and distinguished of the Strip’s retail attractions. When the proprietors announced their intention to close their   Read More ...

    Living in the Strip District has become commonplace, as new development continues and the numbers of residential units grow. Roberta and Raymond Turkas Jr., owners   Read More ...

    Olive oil has long been a culinary staple in kitchens all over the globe. The Olive Tap in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip   Read More ...

    The Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival, or Doo Dah Days as it is more commonly called, takes place on Saturday, July 14, this year   Read More ...

    Your beautiful garden should be in its glory around now. Time to make those colorful bouquets you were planning when going through the flower catalogues.   Read More ...

    Richard Lawrence Interiors has always been the most elegant and distinguished of the Strip’s retail attractions. When the proprietors announced their intention to close their doors as of June 2015, it was a shock—a blow to the collective pride of the neighborhood. The dazzling Christmas display alone—a decorative wonderland of good taste and holiday cheer—was enough to make the showroom a seasonal destination for Pittsburghers and area visitors alike. But   Read More ...

    Living in the Strip District has become commonplace, as new development continues and the numbers of residential units grow. Roberta and Raymond Turkas Jr., owners of Strip District Meats, were two of the first people to move into the Cork Factory Lofts at 2349 Railroad Street. Designed by architect Frederick J. Osterling and constructed in 1901 as the Armstrong Cork Factory, this historic structure is now home to 297 loft   Read More ...

    Olive oil has long been a culinary staple in kitchens all over the globe. The Olive Tap in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District offers fresh, top-quality olive oils from around the world and balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Owner Hersh Petrocelly, a Pittsburgh native, has traveled worldwide but has always had a special place in his heart for the Strip. As children, Hersh and his brothers spent   Read More ...

    The Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival, or Doo Dah Days as it is more commonly called, takes place on Saturday, July 14, this year from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is held annually at historic Allegheny Cemetery in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. During this fun-filled event, visitors are taken back in time to the days of Stephen Foster, the first American to earn his living as a   Read More ...

    Your beautiful garden should be in its glory around now. Time to make those colorful bouquets you were planning when going through the flower catalogues. It’s also time to be adventurous with this bounty: use those beauties in your cuisine. It’s really not that surprising a suggestion. We eat florals or their components regularly, as people have for eons. Honey infused with lavender becomes a perfumed sauce. Almost any flower   Read More ...

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