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 Tic Toc customers enjoy lunch at the restaurant in Macy's on Tuesday. Janice McCready, left, from Murrysville, had fried chicken, while Loralee Babjack from Pittsburgh had the chicken chili.

Dine: The clock runs out on Tic Toc

Time flies in the final hours for iconic Tic Toc restaurant Downtown, which closed on Friday.

about 18 hours ago


 Passers-by examine clothing on mannequins in a store window on Boston's Newbury Street.

Stylebook snapshot: How to shop your way through Boston (in 24 hours or less)

Good news, fashion enthusiasts! You don’t need long to do some serious shopping in Bean Town.

about 18 hours ago


 The iconic Galata Tower stands tall, right, in Istanbul's skyline. The former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires is divided into European and Asian sides by the Bosphorus Strait, offering a wealth of history and stunning scenery.

Istanbul tantalizes with its mix of cultures

Ten hours in Istanbul to sample the cultures of Europe and Asia and a mix of ancient culture and modern rhythms.

about 18 hours ago


 An eggplant flea beetle on a potato plant.

How to identify the eggplant flea beetle

Eggplant flea beetles are causing problems in vegetable gardens.

about 18 hours ago


Stratford Festival wears a smile

During the height of tourism, the Canadian town rolls out a red carpet of friendliness for visitors.

about 18 hours ago


 Workers polish the copper roof of The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting at the school in Charlottesville.  The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.

University of Virginia Rotunda being rebuilt inside and out

Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia icon in the middle of a $53 million face-lift.

2 days ago


Travel notes: Look for more fees from airlines

Consumers say they’re willing to pay even more fees in coming years for special services when they fly.

about 18 hours ago


 115 West Hutchinson Ave.  in Edgewood is for sale.

Buying Here: Nearly century-old house in Edgewood is colorful, comfortable

The house is on the market for $299,000 with Bernie Kuhn of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. It's open by appointment.

1 day ago


 A pond in the backyard of Tsambiko Capperis' rowhouse in Manchester.

Discover Manchester's homes and gardens

History, architecture and flowers come together in Manchester House + Garden Tour on Aug. 9.

1 day ago


 Non-riders play a waiting game, watching for family and friends to come roaring by on the Log Jammer or the Racer.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns — including four out-of-towners — look for love in Kennywood and end up with a thrilling top 10.

1 day ago


 Teacher's petal top ($44.99) and profound pizzazz skirt ($59.99) from ModCloth's namesake label.

Stylebook: ModCloth launches in-house label and opens a store

Plus, bridal trunk show, custom shirt month at Larrimor’s and the latest on Pittsburgh-based Terry Jolo Brand fashion line.

1 day ago


 Chicken Kebabs With Grilled Romaine

Let's Eat: Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Romaine

Summer is prime time for grilled food on a stick

1 day ago


 The gravel trail at the Duquesne Heights end of Mount Washington lives up to the name, Emerald View Park.

WALKATOP is a walk in the park for a good cause

A new group hike this fall loops around the top of Pittsburgh on the trails of Emerald View Park.

1 day ago


Biking: River Trail's popularity is helping local businesses

The Confluence and Ohiopyle segment of the trail is one of its most popular. Now, restaurants and guest houses are opening in the area.

1 day ago


 Fans flock on a busy Monday morning at one of Kennywood’s historic roller coasters.

Falling (and riding) in love with Kennywood

Five Post-Gazette interns -- including four out-of-towners -- explore the amusement park. Here are the top-10 things they loved.

2 days ago


 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

2 days ago


 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

2 days ago


Scott awards contracts for new swimming pool

Stoneridge Inc. of Philadelphia will build the new pool and its surrounding fencing for $1,383,500.

2 days ago


McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

2 days ago


Kennywood's 4-D theater opens with 'Ice Age' short

Kennywood premiered its newest attraction, “Ice Age: No time For Nuts 4-D,” with a grand opening ceremony.

2 days ago


 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

2 days ago


 A weisswurst served with mustard, potato pancakes (with sour cream and applesauce) and roasted beets.

Munch goes to Open German Italian Flair

A quirky restaurant in Venetia serves both German and Italian food and more in the basement of a country post office.

3 days ago


  Paella with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, Spanish sausage and rice with saffron at Mallorca.

On the Table: Mallorca needs to bring menu up to same level as setting and staff

A terrific space and a warm experience draw diners to this South Side stable; if only the food were better.

3 days ago


Let’s Learn From the Past: Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente excelled both on and off the baseball field.

3 days ago


Let's talk about science: Fireworks you can make for breakfast

Try this fun experiment with milk and food coloring.

3 days ago


 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

3 days ago


 Macy's announced July 13 that the company would close the Downtown Pittsburgh store.

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

3 days ago


 Todd Saulle of Pop Stop makes popsicles from scratch.

Check out the summer bucket list for Pittsburgh foodies

Explore these foods and dining venues before the curtain comes down on the season.

4 days ago


 Rita's Easy Quiche.

Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Middlesex farmer’s easy-to-make quiche is among 110 recipes selected by “The Dairy Good Cookbook.”

4 days ago


 Three feta-based dishes, Mediterranean Olive Bread, Healthy Spanakopita and Feta Salsa.

Debate on feta heats up in Monroeville cheese class

A local cheesemonger asks, and a jury decides: Can feta cheese be made outside of Greece?

4 days ago


 Tres Leches Cake.

Food Column: An ode to Latino culture

Potluck picnic will include everything from rice and beans to tres leche cake

4 days ago


Upcoming food events in the Pittsburgh area

Regional food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

4 days ago


 Keth Richards performs curing  a recent Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field.   He is a the subject of an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Tuned In: Netflix plans new series but no sports

Netflix kicks off the Television Critics Association summer press tour, continuing to disrupt how viewers consume TV content.

4 days ago


Prison politics: Obama makes criminal justice reform a priority

Many have called for fundamental criminal justice reforms for more than a decade. But better late than never.

4 days ago


Turkey’s trials: The United States risks a deeper entanglement

The relationships between Turkey, the Kurds, the Islamic State group and NATO is getting more and more complicated.

4 days ago


Secret cameras: Pittsburghers deserve a citizen-friendly policy

We don’t want to become the City of Big Brotherly Love.

4 days ago


 Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall, in "Vacation."

Movie review: Newest 'Vacation' takes the low road, too

Second and third generations of Griswolds embark on a disastrous “Vacation” and road trip to Walley World in the comedy starring Ed Helms.

4 days ago


 "A Girl and Her Room," by Rania Matar.

A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.

4 days ago


 Etiquette at weddings is getting harder to navigate as the old rules have given way to new ideas about how and when to do certain traditions.

Ask Natalie: Wedding etiquette continues to change

If there’s no receiving line, it’s best to approach the bride and groom near the end of the reception.

5 days ago


Ancient Greeks were wary of zombies, Pitt archaeologist finds

University researcher Carrie Weaver found that ancient Greek society believed that some individuals were destined to come back to life.

5 days ago


 Mary Kolenchak Miskinis.

Century Club: Centenarian's advice is to stay active

A nanny at 15, Mary Kolenchak Miskinis still sees her charge, who is now 85. She celebrates her 100th birthday.

5 days ago


 Cicadas produce the loudest insect sound known to science.

Let’s Talk About Parks: Cicadas

When you think about the sound that most reminds you of summer, the rhythmic, rasping rattle of cicadas probably comes to mind.

5 days ago


Supervalu may spin off Save-A-Lot division

Grocery distributor says its discount grocery operation and its independent grocers may be helped by separating the businesses.

5 days ago


 Volunteers make unique art cards with art therapy director Brant Meehan at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield center volunteers create cards made with art & soul

“It is an expression of your emotions about well-being to the person it is going to,” said art therapist Brant Meehan.

6 days ago


 Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall at the Girls Rock! dance party fundraiser at Spirit in Lawrenceville.

Dancing is still possible if you need to be 'In Bed by Ten'

Matt Buchholz and Kelly Beall host an early dance party, and also make a positive difference with dance-filled fundraisers.

6 days ago


 Zach Weber, of the Carnegie Science Center, freezes marshmallows in liquid nitrogen at a 21-plus night at TechShop in Bakery Square.

21+ Night! @TechShop PGH

The TechShop in Bakery Square hosted more than 300 guests at its 21-plus night on Thursday.

6 days ago


 From left, Aaron Sukenik, executive director of Hilltop Alliance, Knowledge Hudson, Henry Pyatt and Siena Kane.

Open in Allentown (Part Deux)

Positive changes happening in Allentown, which are being driven by young entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


 From left, Girl Talk project coordinator Katherine Houston, Kenyale Cottingham, 14, and Crystaline Barger.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Girl Talk

Girl Talk sets out to teach young girls between the ages of 13-18 medically sound information about their health and sexual well-being.

6 days ago


#SEENJetSet

Where are Pittsburghers going on their summer vacations?

6 days ago


 City Councilman Dan Gilman will recognize Tuesday as Stylish Pittsburgh Day in the city.

Stylebook: City to celebrate first #StylishPittsburgh day

Plus, neighborhood sidewalk sales, The Compilation runway show, what’s new at South Hills Village and other fashion-related news.

6 days ago



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