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Monday, April 16, 2018

BONUS: Learn how you can make the perfect mint julep, courtesy of Margaret Sue Masters, “The Kentucky Hostess”

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:08 PM

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is almost upon us. Saturday, May 5th, 29 horses will line up for a chance to win the race that's come to be known as the Run for the Roses. Let's get to better know the mint julep, the official drink of the Derby, shall we?

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Can you tell which is which?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Think you can tell the difference between these strains or band names? Drop some knowledge and check out our Marijuana Issue on stands on April 11th.  Be sure to also check out Compassionate Certification Centers' Medical Marijuana Conference April 12-14th at the David L. Lawrence convention center.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Sometimes work is hard.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 2:28 PM

You didn't think we were going to do all the hard work of bringing you Pizza Week and then not partake in any, did you? We love pizza. We live for pizza. Sometimes, when no one is around, we dress up like pizzas.

Here are some CP Staff reviews for this year's Pizza Week speciality pies.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

What the what?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:49 PM


I’ve been a sports fan for as long as I can remember.

While I am a Steelers fan, I must admit, my first love was the Pittsburgh Maulers. I didn’t know much about football at the time, all I knew was that everyone super-loved the Steelers and hardly anyone even knew the Maulers existed. My young, compassionate heart hurt for them, so I got a felt flag to hang on my wall and threw my entire being into rooting them on. For the entire year they were in existence.

The recent alarming confirmation that Vince McMahon is bringing back the XFL did remind me of my Maulers. As I spent some time online reading up on them, I came across a few other odd Pittsburgh sports stories that I didn’t know about.

For instance:

The Pirates played in the first-ever World Series, where they lost to the Boston Americans. This was in 1903. It might feel like that was the last time they played a World Series, but
really, it’s only been since 1979, which they won. Practically yesterday.

Maybe we need to consider bringing back the Green Weenie? This phallic fan-favorite was all the rage until its retirement after the 1974 season. It came back briefly in 1989, only to once more get shown the door. And we haven’t won a championship since. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide.

I was incredibly shocked to find out that we were once on the same team with our cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Due to the shortage of players during WWII, the Steelers and Eagles joined forces to become the … you guessed it. The Steagles.

But perhaps nothing shocked me more than the fact Plaxico Burress, of sweatpants wearing, club-going, self-thigh shooting fame, used to own a luxury sock company. You would think with his history of making catches, he would have gone into the luxury glove business, but no.

No matter who  you root for, every team has a history of odd facts. If you're ever bored at work, go ahead and look some up. Take those fact-nuggets to happy hour with you. Be your bar trivia team hero. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#CPBuccosMemories Giveaway

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Share a memory.  Make a new one.  Share your favorite Buccos memories with #CPBuccosMemories in the registry below, or on Instagram for a chance to win 2 tickets to ANYWHERE Allegiant Air flies!  Winner will be notified via email on 3/22.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Nothing lasts forever—your favorite TV show, a good book, or that particular item on the menu. Change isn't always welcome, but the city of Pittsburgh has undeniably evolved over the decades. Let's take a moment to reflect on some of the things from Pittsburgh that now exist only in memories and photographs.

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Discover your spirit-topping for #PghPizzaWeek!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Behold, the ultimate question:  What pizza topping are you?  Find your spirit-topping now and gear up for #PghPizzaWeek.  Don't know what Pizza Week is?  Restaurants all around the 'burgh will be serving up custom pies only through March 18-24.  So you can literally have your pie and eat it, too.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

And can you guess what all the correct answers have in common?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Dust off those trivia skills and brush up on Pittsburgh music history! Do you know what all these legends have in common? Answer correctly and you'll find out - and maybe even win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods, thanks to Coda On Centre!

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If you can get them all correct, we'll bring out the orca-stra...

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Without getting over-whalmed, try to name these famous whales from books, movies and real life!  Take the quiz now and you could win 2 tickets to see Moby-Dick at the Benedum from Pittsburgh Opera.  Winner will be notified via email on 3/14.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Find out if you're wise beyond your years...

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Do you know the age gaps between these celebrity couples?  Find out if age is just a number and you could win two premium tickets to see Heisenberg, the boy-meets-girl story that gets a facelift when a 40-something free-spirited American woman falls for an inhibited retirement-age Irishman, from Pittsburgh Public Theater.  Winner will be notified via email.

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