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2020 Kills 20 Pittsburgh Favorites

Pittsburgh is home to some of the best dining hot spots known to man. While many restaurants and bars are playing the game of reopening and closing numerous times based off of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, others are shutting their doors for good. Family-owned and local restaurants are struggling to stay afloat during this financially devastating time. Places that have been open for 60 [...]

Post Covid Dining

While it has been nice to try that homemade lasagna recipe, I have been holding onto for 10 years, I am patiently awaiting the reopening of my favorite Pittsburgh food spots. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving being able to bake 7 loaves of chocolate chip banana bread just to find the right ratio of banana to chocolate chip, but nothing can beat a [...]


  Best Burgh Takeout   Over the past few years, Pittsburgh has become a city of restaurants, many of these amazing restaurants are facing a challenge like never before. They have been downsized to take out and delivery only options due to the COVID 19 crisis. A great way to keep your favorite restaurants, as well as the local economy alive until they can once [...]

It’s O’ Ver

It‘s “O”ver As businesses around the country and world are closing their doors for good, this one hits a little too close to home for so many in Pittsburgh. Legendary restaurant The Original Hot Dog Shop is rumored to have served its last not-so-small order of fries, as of Saturday afternoon. Better known as “The O,” the Oakland restaurant has been a staple in the [...]

Sly Fox Taphouse

A Southeastern Pennsylvania brewery has finally traveled to and set up shop in Pittsburgh PA. Sly Fox Brewing Downtown taproom is officially tapped and ready for business. The Sly Fox was Founded in 1995, and has brewpubs in Phoenixville, Pottstown, Wyomissing, and now Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Guests can expect a rotating selection of the brewery’s beer and fantastic foods in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. Although [...]

Big Shot Bob’s – Dominating Pittsburgh One Wing at a Time

Most companies that start out here in Pittsburgh tend to leave the area after reaching a certain point of economic success. The small businesses tend to be conservative in terms of expansion or renovation as well. What if a local favorite could remain true to their values and achieve great success all while placing locations all over the Pittsburgh area? Big Shot Bob’s did exactly [...]


Recently, after concluding an article regarding Pittsburgh’s premier matchmaker, the publisher of The City Scene and I stopped into the Squirrel Hill Cafe for a bite to eat and to reflect on potential angles for the upcoming article. As soon as I had walked into the place I was transcended in time. I had not been for a visit in years, but ambiance reached out [...]

Dining in Romance, Burgh Style

Altius translated from the original Latin means “higher.” The term is also appropriately attached to the ELEVATED CUSINE offered at the nationally recognized restaurant located high above the city scene on Grandview Boulevard in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The dining space gives patrons a sense of being suspended among the clouds with a jaw dropping view of city below. Speaking of Chops, Altius [...]

An Interview With Chef B At Vue 412

So, you are new to Pittsburgh, or just visiting and you have decided to ask one of the locals for a recommendation about where to go to see the sites. Most likely, the most popular recommendation will be to go to Mount Washington to take in the one of a kind, can’t be duplicated anywhere else, view of a downtown that is breathtakingly beautiful. [...]