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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below are finalists for Best Local Music Venue. 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!

Stage AE

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Stage AE, located on Pittsburgh's North Shore, has hosted artists like Marilyn Manson, Rusted Root and Tyler the Creator. See a show before winter hits to check out their outdoor amphitheater!

Club Cafe

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Want to hear live music, but don't want to sit with 5,000 other people? Club Cafe is perfect for you. The small, intimate club has live music every night.

Mr. Smalls Theatre


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Mr. Smalls turns religion into rock, rap and more in a de-sanctified Catholic church.

Jergel's Rhythm Grille

A cigar and scotch bar, outside seating, a full restaurant AND live music? Is there anything that Jergel's doesn't have?

Rex Theater

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The Rex Theater has taken its Vaudeville roots and become a fixture of everything theater in the Southside.

Cattivo

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Tucked into Lawrenceville, Cattivo offers a live music that caters to every taste.

Howlers Coyote Cafe

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Howlers will make you a part of their family at your first show. The Bloomfield dive bar features local and touring artists.

Belvedere's Ultra-Dive

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Come for the roller-skating, stay for the live music.

The Stage at Karma

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Two rooms! Multiple levels! 

Black Forge Coffee House

Are you a new artist who needs a stage? Look to Black Forge, where new talent is always welcome. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Burger. 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!

Tessaro's

Tessaro's sticks to the basics. Their burgers are no-frills, no-nonsense, fully delicious.

Burgatory

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You're definitely going to need two hands for this.

BRGR

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No vowels needed, too busy devouring a melt-in-your-mouth burger.

Butterjoint

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Feeling fancy? They'll stamp your burger. It's like a gold star, but better.

Burgh'hers

Want a half mushroom, half beef burger? Done. Chicken? Of course. The IMPOSSIBLE Burger? They have it. Who says one restaurant can't do it all AND brew their own beer?

Dad's Pub & Grub

Burgers taste better in a pub.

Stack'd Burgers & Beer

Create the burger of your dreams.

Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe

Biker, burgers, beer.

or, The Whale

This burger is worth a loooooong lunch.

Bier's Pub

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All streets lead to Bier's burgers. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below are finalists for Best Dance Company. 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!

The Tamburtizans

The Tamburtizans are triple threats of international folk dance. The group often includes over 100 musical instruments in each show!

Attack Theatre
Attack Theatre seeks the unconvetional, taking their performances to bridges, abandoned buildings and more.

STAYCEE PEARL dance project

Founded in 2010, this dance project exposes global social and political issues through dance and multimedia.

Texture Contemporary Ballet

Based on classic ballet, Texture twists textbook basics into contemporary movement.

Conservatory Dance Company

Conservatory is Point Park University's dance company, consistently pushing the boundaries of Pittsburgh dance.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Possibly Pittsburgh's most well-known company, PBT has been a staple in the city for almost 50 years. The theater presents classics such as The Nutcracker, and also hosts a ballet school.

Bodiography

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Bodiography aims to promote love for the human body, through their poised, athletic choreography.

The Velvet Hearts

Love glitter? Then you'll love The Velvet Hearts, Pittsburgh's premiere Burlesque troop. 

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