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Whatcha gifting? The best gifts for Pittsburgh beer lovers

We asked a handful of Pittsburgh beer enthusiasts and insiders (including a beer drinking Santa) what they plan to gift each other this holiday season.

Whatcha gifting? The best gifts for Pittsburgh beer lovers

We asked a handful of Pittsburgh beer enthusiasts and insiders (including a beer drinking Santa) what they plan to gift each other this holiday season.

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Indiana, PA: The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

Tracing its Christmas Tree roots back to 1918, local farmers are keeping the Christmas spirit alive just an hour from Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA.

Life at the Top with Pro Wrestling’s Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

Britt Baker’s on top of the wrestling world. The Pittsburgh native handles business in the ring, as well as with her patients.

We’re looking for writers!

Love telling others about the people, places and culture of your city? Very Local is looking for enthusiastic lifestyle writers to highlight everything that’s great about where you live. Very Local is a digital site and streaming channel focused on lifestyle and culture. We provide the best recommendations on cultural destinations and activities for local […]

The best local gift shops in Pittsburgh

Shop small and support local this holiday season. Just hop online OR ask about in-store shopping appointments at one of these three local gift shops.

Guide to making a charitable donation for Giving Tuesday

In the giving spirit this holiday season? Here are four quick tips on ‘what to know before you donate’ to local (or national) charities.

Looking for a job? Find your next one on a Pittsburgh job board.

If you’re ready for a job change, easily search through local job listings and find your best fit with these Pittsburgh-based sites, socials and search engines.

Four Pittsburgh Restaurants You Didn’t Know Have Great Vegan Options

Here are some restaurants in the city that you wouldn’t expect to have phenomenal plant-based plates.

The Farmers’ Market Co-op of East Liberty is open year-round

Every Saturday morning for the last 8 years, the Farmers Market Cooperative has been a mainstay in East Liberty. Get to know the families behind it.

It’s Turkey Lurkey Time! Where to buy a fresh turkey in Pittsburgh

All of the places to buy a fresh turkey in Pittsburgh

Post-prohibition PGH: The Tito Boys, Rolling Rock beer and bootleggers

The petty bootlegger who tried to shakedown the Tito boys

Indiana, PA: The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

Tracing its Christmas Tree roots back to 1918, local farmers are keeping the Christmas spirit alive just an hour from Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA.

Life at the Top with Pro Wrestling’s Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

Britt Baker’s on top of the wrestling world. The Pittsburgh native handles business in the ring, as well as with her patients.

We’re looking for writers!

Love telling others about the people, places and culture of your city? Very Local is looking for enthusiastic lifestyle writers to highlight everything that’s great about where you live. Very Local is a digital site and streaming channel focused on lifestyle and culture. We provide the best recommendations on cultural destinations and activities for local […]

The best local gift shops in Pittsburgh

Shop small and support local this holiday season. Just hop online OR ask about in-store shopping appointments at one of these three local gift shops.

Local History

Indiana, PA: The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

Tracing its Christmas Tree roots back to 1918, local farmers are keeping the Christmas spirit alive just an hour from Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA.

Stones in the Steel City: A history of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

From Danceland in West View to the Igloo, we take a look at when and where the Rolling Stones have performed in Pittsburgh. 

Visiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoods: Latrobe, PA

Latrobe, Pennsylvania is the birthplace of Fred Rogers. Less than an hour from Pittsburgh, here is what to see in Mister Rogers’ Latrobe.

A Big Numbers Hit in 1930 Created Pittsburgh Mob Legends

Meet some Pittsburgh mob legends and learn how a bet on the number 805 in 1930 changed gambling in the city of Pittsburgh.

History you can follow: Instagram accounts about Pittsburgh History

From archivists to preservationists to historians, these Pittsburghers are sharing photos and history on their Instagram accounts.

20 inspiring Pittsburgh women you need to know

Past and present, these Pittsburgh women have made incredible contributions here in Pittsburgh and across the country

Three Pittsburgh Black history stories that you need to know

Did you know that the EMS service we used today was started in the Hill District?

Part 2: Ajax Jones is the 1st African American to serve as Mayor of Pittsburgh

During a change of mayors, Ajax Jones held the keys to the city for 3 days

Part 1: The Remarkable and Unremembered Life of Ajax Jones

Born in Arthursville (now known as the Hill District) Ajax Jones served under 9 different mayors in Pittsburgh

Penn-McKee Hotel still lodges dreams of civic pride

Historic building that hosted the first Kennedy-Nixon debate remains central to McKeesport’s new downtown revival plans.

Indiana, PA: The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

Tracing its Christmas Tree roots back to 1918, local farmers are keeping the Christmas spirit alive just an hour from Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA.

Rolling Stones Pittsburgh

Stones in the Steel City: A history of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

From Danceland in West View to the Igloo, we take a look at when and where the Rolling Stones have performed in Pittsburgh. 

mister rogers latrobe

Visiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoods: Latrobe, PA

Latrobe, Pennsylvania is the birthplace of Fred Rogers. Less than an hour from Pittsburgh, here is what to see in Mister Rogers’ Latrobe.

Pittsburgh Mob

A Big Numbers Hit in 1930 Created Pittsburgh Mob Legends

Meet some Pittsburgh mob legends and learn how a bet on the number 805 in 1930 changed gambling in the city of Pittsburgh.

Food & Drink

Paranormal pubs: The Harmony Inn & North Country Brewing

Bob McCafferty is the owner of not one but two paranormal pubs in Butler County. Ghosts are regulars at North Country Brewing Co. and The Harmony Inn isn’t so peaceful when things go bump in the night.

Taqueria el Pastorcito brings authentic tacos al pastor and more to Pittsburgh

At long last, Pittsburgh has proper tacos al pastor, courtesy el Pastorcito.

A quick trip: 5 stops to make in Somerset, PA 

If you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Somerset is just 90 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. 

Summit Diner: One of America’s best diners just 90 min from Pittsburgh

Located in Somerset, Pennsylvania, the Summit Dinner is worth the 90-minute drive from Pittsburgh for classic diner food and pie.

All of the Pittsburgh dive bars you need to visit

From a dive bar where the walls are dripping, yes dripping, with holiday decor to a dive bar with a nice women’s bathroom, here are some of the Pittsburgh institutions you should know about. 

Energize & Chill – The best frozen coffee drinks in town

Whether you’re heading into the city for work, or need a pick-me-up on your way home, there’s a local coffee shop with a cold drink waiting for you! From a Campfire Cold Brew to a fruity Matcha, here is a list of 7 places in Pittsburgh with refreshing drinks on their menu.

🐾 A guide to dog-friendly breweries in Pittsburgh

Our faithful four-legged friends rode out quarantine nestled next us, from the halcyon days of sourdough starters through the long, dark, interminable cold of Pittsburgh winter. And now that we’re vaccinated, the plan is to leave them, home alone, while we sip IPAs in the sun? Better yet, take Fido along: here’s a list of Pittsburgh breweries with dog-friendly outdoor spaces.

Where to Pick Up locally brewed Dad Beers for Father’s Day

Just in time for this weekend – we rounded up 15 of our favorite Pittsburgh dad beers you can mix into your plans for celebrating Father’s Day.

Five new Pittsburgh food trucks you need to try

Pittsburgh’s food trucks are proliferating this spring, popping up at area festivals, business parks and breweries throughout the city and suburbs to bring a world of food options to hungry lunch and dinner-goers looking for something new and delicious. Here are five new Pittsburgh food trucks whose unveiling you may have missed this past year.

Coming soon: Rye bar, ice cream stand, coffee and brewed cocktails

Here are six new businesses that will be opening in Pittsburgh this spring. Follow them on social media to see their progress.

Paranormal pubs: The Harmony Inn & North Country Brewing

Bob McCafferty is the owner of not one but two paranormal pubs in Butler County. Ghosts are regulars at North Country Brewing Co. and The Harmony Inn isn’t so peaceful when things go bump in the night.

tacos al pastor to Pittsburgh

Taqueria el Pastorcito brings authentic tacos al pastor and more to Pittsburgh

At long last, Pittsburgh has proper tacos al pastor, courtesy el Pastorcito.

Somerset, PA

A quick trip: 5 stops to make in Somerset, PA 

If you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Somerset is just 90 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. 

Summit Diner

Summit Diner: One of America’s best diners just 90 min from Pittsburgh

Located in Somerset, Pennsylvania, the Summit Dinner is worth the 90-minute drive from Pittsburgh for classic diner food and pie.