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 Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Philadelphia's Brauhaus Schmitz, and authors of "New German Cooking."
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Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Philadelphia's Brauhaus Schmitz, and authors of "New German Cooking."

Dine: Pennsylvania’s German social clubs are the roots for this new cookbook

Jeremy Nolen shows the influences of growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country in “New German Cooking,” written with his wife, Jessica.


 Fashion designer Diana Misetic works on fabrics from Africa to make a dress at her Shadyside studio for the first FashionAFRICANA clothing line.

Stylebook Snapshot: FashionAFRICANA debuts first clothing line at this year's event

Now in its 14th year, the Pittsburgh event strives to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora through many art forms.



 Teen clothing chain rue21 has begun offering plus-size clothing under the name rue+, including a collection of accessories such as belts.

As teen clothing chains angst over future, rue21 chases plus-size opportunity

Cranberry-based chain says investors who bought the company in 2013 were enthusiastic about adding clothes to serve sizes 14-24.



 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.


Homes »


From appliances to light bulbs, the 21st-century home is here

The 34th annual Home & Garden show is the perfect place to check out home technology and quiz the experts.



Buying Here: German Township, Fayette County

An inn near Uniontown offers 42 acres of Laurel Highlands scenery and rooms decorated in early American style.


 

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Setting the SEEN marks a milestone


What a year!

Celebrate one year of "Setting the SEEN" as hosts Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht present a special edition from Hotel Monaco -- a new Downtown hot spot -- featuring former guests and fans of the show.

And as always, check out the credits at the end for other events happening around Pittsburgh this weekend.




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    Food »


    In Northern Italy, they are particular about their balsamic vinegar

    Hal B. Klein finds out everything about real balsamic vinegar, from its long history to its flavor.



    Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

    The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.


     

    Restaurants


    Kevin Sousa, a visionary chef with fiscal issues on his plate

    Debts dogged previous ventures, but he’s clearing them while building a Braddock venue with foundation, nonprofit and crowdsourced support.



    Former Mighty Oak Barrel owner to take over McCandless restaurant

    Grainne Trainor plans to transition Blue Dining, a restaurant and martini bar, into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.


     

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    Style & Fashion


    Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

    University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.



    Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

    Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?


     

    Travel


    Some breezy ways to explore Florida's upper east coast

    Florida coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County.



    Maritime objects to go on display at GulfQuest

    A new museum in Mobile, Ala., will highlight pirate routes, sunken ships, forts and even German U-boats once in the Gulf of Mexico.


     

    Lifestyle


    George Washington Williams told black Americans' story

    A 1985 biography of George Washington Williams has helped inform a new generation of his contributions to African American history.



    Peter McKay: Send in the drones

    Peter McKay is worried about drones, driverless cars and machines taking people’s jobs. But he’s OK with computers taking over his column.


     

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