Winter 2022-23|volume 16|Issue 2

    From the Publisher

    Well, it’s that time of the year again, when we are in a state of happiness and panic—usually at the same time. Happy experiencing the many joys of the season, yet in panic as to finding just the right gifts and when we hear the words “sold out.”

    Hopefully, some time spent with this issue will put you in the right frame of mind to enjoy the season and easily overcome whatever obstacles come your way in the weeks ahead.

    This time, you’ll find articles about Lawrenceville Santas (by Jude Wudarczyk) and bygone Pittsburgh holiday displays (researched and compiled by Greg Suriano). Cynthia Weisfield presents the joys of Mexican food, as experienced in the Strip. Dan Casciato brings us up to date regarding the ongoing building projects in our neighborhood, and Beth Kunz profiles a shop that specializes in leggings, revealing more styles and creative designs than can be imagined.

    This issue’s “The Artist” department spotlights Christopher Boring, and our finance and real estate columns offer more of their helpful insights. As usual, there are lots of seasonal events and shopping hints highlighted in our “Strip District Terminal,” “Gift Guide,” and “What’s New?” sections.

    So sit back, have a draught of your favorite refreshment, and see what we’ve put together for you. And of course, we at The Strip! wish you all a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
    —Kahlil Gibran