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Thursday, September 13, 2018

One person’s trash is a Garbage Olympics team’s treasure: A local competition returns to tackle Pittsburgh’s litter

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Lawrenceville team at the 2017 Garbage Olympics - PHOTO: GARBAGE OLYMPICS
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  • Lawrenceville team at the 2017 Garbage Olympics

Teams of volunteers from all over Pittsburgh are ready to clean up the streets for the second annual Garbage Olympics.

Garbage Olympics co-organizer Alicia Carberry, describes it as a “friendly competition to get as much litter out of Pittsburgh as possible” and as a way to raise awareness of the fact that neighborhood groups are able to receive cleanup resources from the Department of Public Works.

“It’s a driven effort to complement what the [City of Pittsburgh] already does and is getting better at,” says Carberry, who co-organizes the event with Lena Andrews.

She points out how the city has tried to eliminate litter with the launch of smart receptacles that use sensors to tell when a block needs more trash cans. But more can be done.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 Party Photo Slideshow

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:41 AM

On August 9, Pittsburgh City Paper celebrated the Best of PGH 2018 Party. The party was City Paper's highlight event of the year where the best people, places, and trends were celebrated at Nova Place in the North Side.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best Card Store

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 2:43 PM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below are finalists for Best Card Store. Check back on August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Kards Unlimited

A staple in the Shadyside community for over 40 years.

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The perfect store for all your quirky Steel City needs.

Papier

Looking for personalized stationary, wedding invitations, or business cards? Papier is perfect for you.

Wildcard

Lawrenceville's beloved card store, spotlighting local artists.

Top Deck Cards and Games

They have that Yu-Gi-Oh card you've been searching for since 8th grade.

Bebe blu design

Debbie Barbarita hand-illustrates each design, each drawing dedicated to her sister. 

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best City Tour

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 9:32 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 finalists for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below are our finalists for Best City Tour. Check back here on August 8 to see who took the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Just Ducky Tours

Ducky Tours prove that the novelty of boat cars never wear off, and they are a special experience for the kids.

Gateway Clipper Fleet

The Gateway Clipper is immediately recognizable to Pittsburghers, and that is a testament to its success as a river tour.

Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours

Eat your way through every neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

Cruisin' Tikis Pittsburgh

They provide the tiki, you provide the booze.

Segway Pittsburgh

What's more fun than zooming around the city ? Just avoid the potholes.

City Brew Tours Pittsburgh

Check out Pittsburgh's most underground breweries and learn some history too!

Boat Pittsburgh

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The name says it all. 

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 Finalists: Best Public Servant

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:34 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. are finalists for Best Local Music Venue. Check back on August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Moira Kaleida

Moira Kaledia is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, and a  director for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

John Fetterman
For 12 years, John Fetterman has been the Mayor of Braddock, working to revive Braddock's thriving community.

Dan Gilman

A former City Councilman, Dan Gilman is now Bill Peduto's Chief of Staff.

Bill Peduto

Elected as Pittsburgh's Mayor in 2013, Bill Peduto works for the Steel City with the mantra, "If it's not for all, it's not for us."

Ed Gainey

Ed Gainey was elected to the House of Representatives in 2013, and advocates for labor rights, working-class families, transportation, education and community development.

Corey O'Connor


O'Connor, now in his second term as a City Councilman, focuses on local development, families and equal rights.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best Local Food & Drink Trend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 9:25 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Local Food & Drink Trend. Check back August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

French Fries on Everything

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Pittsburghers are not known for being health-conscious. Heck, half of our year is spent under overcast, gray skies. We just want a little joy in our lives, and french fries achieve that for us.

Booze With Every Food

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The trend that never stops being a trend. Science can't explain why a quesadilla tastes 500% better when you're tipsy, but it is an undisputed fact.

Rolled Ice Cream

The viral video sensation has come to Pittsburgh. We're all about that roll life.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best Local Youtube

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:01 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below our finalists for Best Local Music Venue. Check back here on August 8 to see who took the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Pittsburgh Dad

Missing your father? Tune into Pittsburgh Dad and it'll be like you're 12, back at home, listening to your dad's "hilarious" jokes.

Lily Whispers

If you need help sleeping, Lily Whispers is for you. Lily creates different soothing sounds, lulling her 220,500 subscribers into relaxation.

Weird Paul

A proclaimed "prehistoric vlogger," Weird Paul entertains the masses with his 80s-style videos and music.

Benstonium

The place for Pittsburgh's viral media.

Leechburgh Lights

Holiday cheer never ends with the Leechburg Lights.

Crap My Dad Makes Me Watch

Movie reviews by a charismatic 11-year-old.

Yeah, you like this

The brainchild of comedians and filmmakers.

Hip-Hop on L.O.C.K.


Teaches students Leadership skills, Organizational skills, Cooperative economics and Knowledge of the music business. 

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Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best Milkshake

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Milkshake. Check back here on August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Burgatory

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Which came first, the burger or the milkshake?

Page Dairy Mart

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2018 marks Page Dairy Mart's 67th year in business—the shakes just keep getting better!

The Milkshake Factory

55 flavors? How can you choose?

Sarris Candies

An ice cream parlor straight out of the 50s.

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor

Walking into Klavon's is like time-travel. You can still see flood marks from the 1930s!

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Don't limit yourself to JUST a milkshake. Check out Sinful Sweets' edible cookie dough and gourmet chocolates!

Victory Pointe Arcade and Gaming Cafe

Who knew an arcade could create such amazing milkshakes?

Fudge Farm

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The Fudge Farm knows: it matters what goes on top of a milkshake.

Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

Vegans, Millie's even has shakes for you!

Stack'd Burgers & Beer

Burgers and milkshakes... a replacement for burgers and beer?

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Best of PGH 2018 finalists: Best Bakery

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Bakery. Check back on August 8 to see who took the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Jean-Marc Chatellier's French Bakery

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Since 1992, Chatellier's macarons have been seducing Pittsburghers and Parisians alike.

Oakmont Bakery

The pastry case at Oakmont is endless, overflowing with cupcakes, doughnuts, bagels, fresh bread, pastries— you name it, they have it.

Prantl's Bakery

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Have you actually been to Pittsburgh if you don't eat Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte?

La Gourmandine

Find yourself a corner of France in the 'Burgh with one of La Gourmandine's delicious croissants.

Gaby et Jules

Gaby et Jules takes macarons to the next level with flavors like Mojito, Blue Hawaiian and White Basil Chocolate.

Lincoln Bakery

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Need a specialty cake? Linoln Bakery is the place to go.

The Butterwood Bake Consortium
Late night cake. LATE NIGHT CAKE. 

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Replay FX brings pinball and arcade games to Pittsburgh

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:56 PM

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A pinball machine at the Pacific Pinball Museum.


It’s Mario time.


Replay FX, a festival dedicated to arcade, console and tabletop games makes Pittsburgh its home for the weekend.


The festival hosts the largest pinball tournament in history, Pinburgh. Over the three day event, 840 competitors will pinball on over 300 machines.


64 women will compete for a $5000 prize in the first ever women’s pinball competition. Catch the final on July 29 at 2:30pm.

Nostalgic? Replay FX has the classic, 1980 bad-graphic games. Beat your middle school high scores on games like Pac-Man, Tetris and Mario Bros. Bring back your skills from 4th grade with The Oregon Trail Challenge. Live out your NFL dreams on an Xbox 360.

This arcade and gaming extravaganza neglects nothing. Entire rooms of the festival are dedicated to tabletop games.


Take a trip through the Candyland forests or strategize over The Resistance.


Listen to seminars by pinball designers.


Dress your best to compete in the cosplay competition.


Hear some of your favorite theme songs reimagined through rock with Replay’s live music lineup.

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Replay FX has it all, no tokens needed.


Replay FX continues through July 29. Buy tickets and day passes here.

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