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 The menu board at the newly remodeled Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District.
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The menu board at the newly remodeled Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District.

Restaurant review: Penn Avenue Fish Company offers stellar seafood and knowledgeable service

With double the space and a new dining room, Penn Ave. Fish Co. in the Strip District is a fresh catch.


 Korn will perform Saturday at First Niagara Pavilion as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival.

The Hot List: Ribs at Seven Springs; Chamber Music Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Symphony; Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and more

A roundup of events scheduled around town over the weekend.



 The 'Bees Knees' appetizer of warm brie topped with a bacon and shallot jam, served with toasted baguette and paired with a pint of the 'Horse Shu' Gose-style beer at ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales and Food in Zelienople.

Munch goes to ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales & Food

Zelienople brewpub offers good beer and food with a side of neighborhood love.



 Kristin Estok, the Glenshaw co-owner of Go Shout Love, packs up orders at her dining room table. The company, an online startup, sells apparel and accessories to benefit families with sick children.

Go Shout Love donates to help children receive medical care

The local startup Go Shout Love’‍s main platform is Instagram, which allows the company to connect with families and vendors.


Homes »


Study: U.S. millennials buying homes later

It suggests that the recession — for all its damage to the economy — did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home.



Buying Here: Connoquenessing

House built 14 years ago boasts two kitchens, 5,000 square feet of living space and a saltwater, in-ground pool.


 

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A really hot trend: Pizza on the grill

Grilled pizza continues to grow in popularity with home cooks as they realize how easy it is  to make pies on a gas or charcoal grill.



Smoothie-making was anything but smooth

Eight grandkids plus seven smoothies equals a big mess -- and great memories.


 

Restaurants


The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.



Pittsburgh Zoo plans to upgrade food plaza and restaurant

The renovated restaurant area is expected to serve as a gateway to the planned ‘‍Top of the World’‍ exhibit featuring endangered species.


 

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Travel


One-tank Destination: Home to The Homestead

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before the Revolutionary War.



Moose, McKinley and motorcycles: Taking the scenic route through Alaska

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.


 

Seen


Happy Hour! Pop-Up Opera hits Downtown

Unsuspecting restaurant patrons were happily surprised by 5-minute performances by Pittsburgh Opera company’s young artists.



Pittsburgh Vegan Festival Summer Edition!

Roughly 500 people enjoyed different vegan vendors from around the city at the event held at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church.


 

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