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What's for dinner: Summer-on-a-Pizza

Pizza on the grill continues to be one of summer‘‍s hottest, and tastiest, trends.


 Baby fairy bluebirds at the National Aviary.

Let's Talk About Birds: Baby birds

What hatches out of a bird’s egg can be homely and helpless or capable and cute, depending on what kind of bird it is.



 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.



 Dennis Marron -- "It's an exciting time to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh."

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.


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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Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.



What your coffee choice says about you

Your coffee order may say more about your personality than you think.


 

Restaurants


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.



Restaurant review: At Dinette in East Liberty, vegetables often serve as main entree

As vegetables take center plate, Dinette in East Liberty is of-the-moment


 

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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.


 

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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.


 

Lifestyle


Century Club: Centenarian relies on good breakfast, good living

Lavinia Schumann celebrates her 100th birthday with a surprise party for 125 friends and family.



The Hot List -- What's going on around town this weekend

Start your engines and head to the Grand Prix events this weekend. Or celebrate the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's 20th birthday.


 

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