The Pork Petite Sandwiches -— pulled pork with cheddar and a touch of BBQ sauce on a soft mini bun at Freedom Farms Sandwich Shop in Middlesex, Butler County.

Munch goes to Freedom Farms Sandwich Shop

The King family, farmers featured on a reality show, serve super-fresh sandwiches -- for real.

about 8 hours ago

 Weird Al Yankovic drops into the Palace Theatre in Greensburg Sunday night.

The Hot List: Pittsburgh Symphony in 'Flight'; concert for Nepal; Gene Kelly Awards and more

The Hot Life will give you many ideas on how you can spend your weekend.

about 8 hours ago

Let's learn from the past: The jeep

American Bantam Car Co. in Butler stepped up when the Army needed a motorized vehicle to replace the horse during World War II.

about 8 hours ago

 Mike LaMantia, executive chef of Market St. Grocery, butchers a pig while James Phelps helps at the Downtown store.

Downtown Pittsburgh grocery stocks shelves with local ingredients and unusual products

For the everyday shopper and the gourmand, Market St. Grocery offers a range of products at competitive prices.

about 8 hours ago

Let's talk about science: Van Gogh’s 'Starry' study

Astronomers and art historians say that Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” was based on his observations of the sky in southern France.

about 8 hours ago

 Rita Williams-Garcia -- Her latest book, “Gone Crazy in Alabama,” focuses on the late 1960s and early '70s.

My Generation books: Writer has a literal ear for dialogue

As a child, “Gone Crazy in Alabama” author Rita Williams-Garcia was always curious about family history and family secrets.

about 8 hours ago

 Negroni Popsicle from "The Negroni" by Gary Regan.

Happy Negroni Week with mouth-watering recipes

Dozens of Pittsburgh bars will participate in international charity fundraiser.

about 19 hours ago

 Cinnamon Red Hot Ketchup isn’t as bright red as sauce in that familiar squeeze bottle.

One good recipe: Cinnamon red hot ketchup

Kick it up a notch with homemade ketchup.

1 day ago

 MIX Salad Concept's Rachael Bane, left, and Lia Vaccaro.

Salad days are on the way with lots of options Downtown Pittsburgh

And Arts Festival time means a roll-out of new lunch options.

1 day ago

 The Rev. Lou Vallone, pastor of St.  John of God in McKees Rocks, performs the annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Palm Sunday.

'What you see is what you get': Catholic priest is a biker with a message

The Rev. Lou Vallone enjoys getting on his 2003 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard and taking on the two-lane blacktop.

1 day ago

 Pepper jelly vinaigrette

Easy and delicious ways to dress your salad

The right blend of oil, vinegar and spices can elevate a simple bowl of greens from to a super-satisfying house special.

1 day ago

Miriam's Garden: It's time for spinach

If you can't pick it in your garden, pick some up at the supermarket.

1 day ago

 Arlene Burnett's aunt's recipe for Sick Chicken.

Sick Chicken makes you feel better

Her aunt’s dish was so good, you almost wanted someone to get sick so she’d make it.

1 day ago

PG a finalist in Association of Food Journalism Awards Competition

Gretchen McKay’s profile of Carol “Dearheart” Pascuzzi in running for “Best Newspaper Feature”

1 day ago

 A hermit thrush is known for its song.

Let's talk about birds: Hermit thrush

The russet-tailed, spot-breasted bird described as the “American nightingale” is gifted with one of the most beautiful songs in the world.

1 day ago

 Poster logo for the Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2015 at Penn Brewery.

Beer: It's time for the Microbrewers Festival

Several new breweries to be featured, along with brewery tours.

about 20 hours ago

 A coworker who is constantly late or absent can cause stress among others in the workplace.

Ask Natalie: Let boss see how little co-worker does

Is your colleague slacking off? Ready for love but not sure what's next? Ask Natalie has the answers!

2 days ago

 “A wide range of ages, backgrounds and experience levels will feel comfortable on these bikes,” said David White, executive director of Pittsburgh Bike Share, about the Healthy Ride bikes being debuted Sunday as part of a new bike-share program in Pittsburgh.

500 bikes ready to hit the Pittsburgh streets on Sunday

The bikes will be available for short-term rentals at $2 per half hour at 50 stations spread throughout 11 neighborhoods in the city.

2 days ago

Keystone Ride Project: Get prepared

Pittsburgh fitness experts provide training strategies to get ready for the MS 150 Keystone Ride in July.

2 days ago

My Generation book review: Music the common thread in ‘Echo'

In her latest novel, Pam Munoz Ryan uses a harmonica to connect the stories of three children from different times and places.

2 days ago

 Hayley Haldermanand Sam Hornak.

#LetsMakeASEEN: Summer of Learn and Earn

Remember your first summer job? The city is teaming up with various organizations to provide 2,000 low-income students a paid internship.

3 days ago

 Sun Scrub from Simple Sugars, $14.95-$19.95.

Beauty essentials for the beach (or wherever summer takes you)

Here are a few must-have products to keep skin and hair looking fresh and feeling good before, during and after outdoor fun.

3 days ago

Stylebook: Purse Party returns for fifth year

Plus, trunk shows galore, learn to sew a bag at the Children’s Museum, modeling 101 classes and much more in Pittsburgh style.

3 days ago

 Jack Brice, Karla Boos and Kate Freed.

Quantum Theatre Celebrates 25 Years

Quantum Theatre’s Karla Boos unveiled plans for the 25th anniversary season by inviting friends and supporters the Union Trust Building.

3 days ago

 Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Doris Brevard and Magdeline Jensen.

YWCA's 33rd annual Tribute to Women held at the Westin

The seven women honored this year embody the values of the YWCA in all that they do within their respective fields.

3 days ago

 CCChampions founder Sidney Kushner.

#ItsGoodtoGive: Sidney Kushner

Young Pittsburgh man puts medical school on hold to make a difference in the lives of children who have cancer.

3 days ago

 From left, Judy and Michael Cheteyan, June Yonas and Laura Kronk.

City Theatre’s 40th Birthday Bash held at Heinz Field Club East

Heinz Field East Club Lounge on the North Shore was party central on Monday night as more than 400 celebrated 40 years of City Theatre.

3 days ago

 TEDxSSA Event: Dan Proulx.


Check out more great things happening in the city!

3 days ago

Stargazing: Saturn returns to the evening sky

This week, the golden-colored ringed planet can be found about 20 degrees above the southeastern horizon.

3 days ago

 Allison Gates of Swissvale and Anthony Williams of the Hill District, model their styles during last year's International Natural Hiar Meetup Day.

Stylebook Snapshot: International Natural Hair Meetup Day festivities find a home in Pittsburgh

For the third year, Tamiah Bridgett will organize events here that carry out the meetup day’s mission to support and celebrate natural hair.

4 days ago

 Tammy Hepps gave up a job at NBC in New York to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead. Her great grandfather helped build a synagogue, the building shown in the background, for the Rodef Shalom Congregation on East 11th Avenue in the borough.  The congregation disbanded in 1993.

Former New York tech administrator finds passion in uncovering Homestead's Jewish history

Tammy Hepps left a great job working with NBC in New York to pursue her family’s history in Homestead.

4 days ago

 Terri Ploskina displays an “I Care” poster on a bulletin board in her establishment, Dot's Family Restuarant in McKeesport.

Helping caregivers fill the gaps with the community's support

Through “I Care” initiative, United Way hopes businesses and others will keep watch on elderly citizens who may be on verge of crisis.

4 days ago

 Il Tetto, Italian for "the roof," is at the top of the tri-level Sienna Mercato at 942 Penn Ave.

Dine: Bucs fans ought to stop here

Where to eat and drink before and after a Pirates home game.

4 days ago

Wildlife: Hands off the animals, it’s baby season

The temptation to rescue an “abandoned” baby can be overwhelming. Don’t do it.

4 days ago

Travel notes: Airlines allow more seats for those with loyalty rewards

Airline travelers looking to save money have a couple of reasons to cheer and one cause to grouse.

4 days ago

Exercise, afternoon sunlight may help overcome jet lag

It takes about a day to adjust for every time zone crossed heading east, and half the time when traveling west.

4 days ago

 Hepps Pharmacy in Homestead in 1922. Owner Bernhardt Hepps is standing at left, in white shirt. His great-granddaughter Tammy Hepps last year gave up a job at NBC in New York  to piece together the picture of her family's and the Jewish community's legacy in Homestead.

Archivists giving priority to reviving small-town histories

Rauh Jewish Archives sets out on mission to collect small-town histories in southwestern Pennsylvania before they disappear.

4 days ago

 Sara, 5, watch Denise Divittis demonstrate the making of parrafin candles during Handson History days at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. They accompanied their grandmother, who demonstrated the making of bobbin lace.

Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village

If you want to really know the Harmonists, get crafty every Saturday through September at Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

5 days ago

Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.

5 days ago

 Jeff and Laura Young of Mt. Lebanon are runners-up in the small residential category of the Post-Gazette’s Renovation Inspiration Contest for a den they created in an old side porch.

Mt. Lebanon couple create calm refuge away from kids

Renovation Inspiration Contest | In a dark, "tired" screened porch, couple design and build a restful modern place for adults to get away.

5 days ago

 Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad

Let's eat: Pan-Seared Corn and Quinoa Salad

A salute to summer starts in a salad bowl.

5 days ago

 The house at 32 Walnut St. in Crafton has five bedrooms, 21⁄2 baths, hardwood floors, leaded and stained glass windows, a master bathroom, a Trex deck and a fully fenced rear yard.

Buying Here: Crafton

The Boruffs and previous owners have carefully maintained the 114-year-old home's charm and architectural details.

5 days ago

Gardening Q&A: Houseplants get sunburn if they're set out too quickly

When moving houseplants outdoors, avoid sunburn by gradually increasing exposure over 10-14 days.

5 days ago

 The route for the 2015 Open Streets day, May 24, from Market Square, Downtown, to Lawrenceville.

5 things we are loving this week

Dancing in the streets, Everybody loves robots, Babs tells it as it is, Honoring B.B. King  and Fun-raising.

5 days ago

Biking: Ride and bike with a scenic railroad pass

Bicyclists can ride an old-school locomotive to Frostburg, Md., then cruise back to Cumberland. Also, a fundraiser was held for the

5 days ago

 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

6 days ago

 Kelly Vanek, from left, Marci Cosens, Beth Mueller, Brandi Darr and Amy Donia will embark on a bike and hike to celebrate cancer survival, honor their mother and promote healthy eating.

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.

6 days ago

 It took two, Ellen Baird and Sarah Baehr, to sell all the great produce from One Woman Farm at last year's Ligonier Country Market.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.

6 days ago

 Best anyone can tell, the last bourbon to be commercially manufactured in Pennsylvania was made by Bomberger’s Distillery, near Schaefferstown, about 30 miles east of Harrisburg.

Wigle Whiskey bringing bourbon distilling back to Pa.

The Strip District distiller is set to issue its first bourbon next week. It’s the first Pennsylvania-made bourbon in decades.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh-based Eat'n Park has sued Chicago American Sweet & Snacks, saying its cookies called "Smiley's" are a lot like Eat'n Park's best-seller, above.

Eat'n Park sues Chicago cookie-maker over Smiley trademark

The suit says Chicago American Sweet & Snacks sells cookies called "Smiley's" that Eat'n Park says are a lot like its product.

1 week ago


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