Spring 2021|volume 14|Issue 3

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    The merchants of the Strip District and Lawrenceville offer unique and varied products—from Japanese Wagu steak to authentic Thai food and tasty beef jerky, from   Read More ...

    Lawrenceville-based Arsenal Cider House and Wine Cellar has provided Pittsburgh with a singular honor in the world of ciders, wineries, and breweries. At the recent   Read More ...

    The Olive Tap Pittsburgh, in the heart of the Strip, has dozens of taste-tempting, palate-popping options for adding zest to your favorite foods. Obviously, as   Read More ...

    When I was 11 years old, Mabel Uren, the librarian at Liberty Elementary School in Shadyside, gave me a book she thought I might like   Read More ...

    Since the start of quarantine there has been a huge influx of people adopting pets. How has this affected Big Easy and your own day-to-day   Read More ...

    The merchants of the Strip District and Lawrenceville offer unique and varied products—from Japanese Wagu steak to authentic Thai food and tasty beef jerky, from custom woodworking to fine antiques, art, and furniture. These items—and more—range in price from appropriately costly to surprisingly affordable. We thought it might be interesting to ask five area merchants to describe their most, and least, expensive offerings. STRIP DISTRICT MEATS 2123 Penn Ave. /   Read More ...

    Lawrenceville-based Arsenal Cider House and Wine Cellar has provided Pittsburgh with a singular honor in the world of ciders, wineries, and breweries. At the recent 2020 U.S. Open Cider Championship, Arsenal topped the field in this seventh annual competition, being named Grand National Champion. Arsenal won gold in Modern Cider, Sweet (for its Event Blend) and gold in Apple Pie Spiced Cider (for its Grant’s Flying Pumpkin). It won silver   Read More ...

    The Olive Tap Pittsburgh, in the heart of the Strip, has dozens of taste-tempting, palate-popping options for adding zest to your favorite foods. Obviously, as the store name proudly suggests, there is a wide selection of 80 extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) from olive-growing regions around the world. But there is also so very much more. Think vinegars, honey, jams, and salsas in a new, bold, unusual array of flavors.   Read More ...

    When I was 11 years old, Mabel Uren, the librarian at Liberty Elementary School in Shadyside, gave me a book she thought I might like to read. Prior to this, my “outside” reading had been confined to the backs of cereal boxes and to, of course, comic books. The book was about spelunking—cave exploring. And while I never became a spelunker, I did become a reader. I am forever grateful   Read More ...

    Since the start of quarantine there has been a huge influx of people adopting pets. How has this affected Big Easy and your own day-to-day activities as a general practitioner and hospital owner? We continue to offer walk-in appointments to all pet owners during the morning hours four days a week; weekday afternoons and evenings are blocked off for existing clientele to make appointments. Saturday is our Technician Day, which   Read More ...

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