This week in Pittsburgh: Shadyside Art Festival on Walnut Street

This week in Pittsburgh: Shadyside Art Festival on Walnut Street

This weekend (August 24 and 25) features a festival of fine art started out as a neighborhood street fair and has gained a reputation as one of the top shows in Pennsylvania. This weekend art show hosts over 140 artists that create original hand-made artwork. We’ll have painters, potters, jewelers, photographers and much more. Here…

Throwback Thursday: The Leather Football Helmet

Throwback Thursday: The Leather Football Helmet

Before the advent of plastic football helmets, many football players wore leather helmets.  It’s no coincidence that the earliest football helmet looked more like a padded aviator cap than the high-tech crash-tested helmet used by today’s players. The invention of the leather helmet most likely dates back to 1893, when Admiral Joseph Mason Reeve (the…

What’s happening this week in Pittsburgh: The last week of training camp.

What’s happening this week in Pittsburgh: The last week of training camp.

Bring the kids and enjoy the two unique attractions this week before they are gone: The “Play 60 Fun Zone” and The FedEx Air and Ground Zone.  The “Play 60 Fun Zone” is open to children grades 1-12. Hours: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The “Play 60 Fun Zone” includes fun and exciting football-themed activities…

Right recipe.  Wrong City.  Despite the name, we still like the Cheesesteak Sandwich.

Right recipe. Wrong City. Despite the name, we still like the Cheesesteak Sandwich.

The title is wrong but the taste is right.  Here’s a great recipe for Philly Cheese Steak: 2 fresh Italian rolls or 2 kaiser rolls, split in half crosswise 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1⁄2 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1⁄2 lb…

Basically, adult Capri Sun

Basically, adult Capri Sun

The perfect recipe for a hot afternoon at a preseason football game. Enjoy!  INGREDIENTS ice 100ml Archers (Peach Schnapps) 350ml vodka 2tbsp grenadine juice 2 limes 350ml orange juice 350ml passionfruit juice Extras: passion fruit, mint leaves, segmented orange, small sealable bags and straws (for the full Capri Sun effect) DIRECTIONS: For each drink, fill…