As the first bite of Campanelle was savored around the table you could hear the mumbles of yum and moans of foodie enjoyment. These sound echoed through Spork during the Sporkmade dinner a thousand times over. Chef Christian Frangiadis took us on journey of how he has made the pasta by hand and how each dish was special.
In the late 80’s a movie came into theaters that made us all fall in love and dance the night away. Dirty Dancing made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey a household name and introduced a generation to the skirt twirling, basement hiding dance. For some of the generation it was a gripping love story that talked about love, sex and a whole bunch of rock n’ roll.
Death of a Salesman is one of the best-known plays and this performance of it should go down in history. I did laugh and I did cry and the next day I was questioning the purpose of life.
During the time you utter the phrase “You Gotta Regatta” you are also going to say “You Gotta Fugtag”. This is the year that Red Bull Flugtag comes to Pittsburgh during the 40th annual Three Rivers Regatta. Pittsburgh will join the ranks of places like Boston, Nashville and Toronto as the newest place to host the wettest and whackiest competition this city has ever seen.
The 20th annual Art All Night is being held this weekend in Lawrenceville. This year, the art show known for “No Fees. No Jury. No Censorship.” will be held at the Wilson McGinley Building on 36th street in Lawrenceville.
I got introduced to The Mighty Nest in April and decided to give it’s monthly subscription a chance. I have never done a subscription box before but this one that could help the environment.
There is this well-known rivalry between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. It goes from football to baseball and into how the city grows and how each city is different. Funny thing is the cities can learn from one another and are more similar as you think you know.
This April, from Austin, Texas, the experimental electronic hardcore duo Street Sects made their Pittsburgh debut at the Roboto Project in Garfield. They gave a performance as intense and impassioned as the work on their jarring first record, End Position (The Flenser - 2016). An amalgam of razor sharp industrial beats, samples, and buzzsaw vocals, fired upon the listener at a relentless barrage of fury, Street Sects exhaust the listener in a challenging, but endlessly satisfying way. The unique abrasiveness of their sounds has not kept fans or critics away, as Street Sects found themselves one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Bands to Watch” in 2016, and are now into their third national tour.
Lately I have found myself searching for things to do around Pittsburgh that are free or relatively inexpensive. A lot of times I will have out-of-town guests and there is really only so much you can do before you find yourself with an empty wallet.