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Super Punch: The Spirit of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city that imports Super Punch - a dark, Italian amaro. We take a deep dive into this viscous spirit and its ties to the region.

Super Punch: The Spirit of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city that imports Super Punch - a dark, Italian amaro. We take a deep dive into this viscous spirit and its ties to the region.

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Pyre Press Makes Its Mark on Metal

Known for their distinctive four-sided band tees—with detailed prints on the front and back as well as the sleeves—Pyre Press now creates merch for many of Pittsburgh’s underground metal bands.

Eat Play Stay: Time Travel to Lancaster, PA

Relive the ’50s, sip smokin’ cocktails, and discover salty licorice fish in Amish country’s hidden gem.

Guide to EVERY independent bookstore in Pittsburgh

A guide to the independent bookstores in Pittsburgh. There are over a dozen independent bookstores in Pittsburgh that sell everything from new releases to mystery novels.

Everything you need to know about Boyce Park ski area

The Boyce Park Ski Area is conveniently located and super affordable (lift tickets are $20 weekend, $15/weekdays).

Where to find Detroit-style pizza in Pittsburgh

By now you’ve likely heard that what makes Detroit-style pizza unique is the steel, square pan in which it’s cooked. Legend has it these were oil drip trays or used to pass small parts back and forth between workers during automotive manufacturing. The rest is history.  This crisp pan pizza, laden with cheese and toppings, […]

8 Rom-com movies filmed in Pittsburgh

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Meet Goodlander: Pittsburgh’s First Craft Cocktail Brewery

A meeting point between craft brewery and cocktail bar, Goodlander is serving fresh and delicious draft cocktails.

Gingerly Press in Lawrenceville blends antique machines and modern art

A century-old printing press is the machine used to create beautiful and sustainable items.

You’ve heard them online, now watch Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh

The hosts behind the “Drinking Partners” podcast have a new series on Very Local’s streaming channel.

It’s a small world: meet Pittsburgh’s Diorama Guy

Anthony “Nino” Balistrieri’s love of little things that make big impressions started in a model-making class.

Pyre Press Makes Its Mark on Metal

Known for their distinctive four-sided band tees—with detailed prints on the front and back as well as the sleeves—Pyre Press now creates merch for many of Pittsburgh’s underground metal bands.

Eat Play Stay: Time Travel to Lancaster, PA

Relive the ’50s, sip smokin’ cocktails, and discover salty licorice fish in Amish country’s hidden gem.

Independent Bookstores in Pittsburgh

Guide to EVERY independent bookstore in Pittsburgh

A guide to the independent bookstores in Pittsburgh. There are over a dozen independent bookstores in Pittsburgh that sell everything from new releases to mystery novels.

Boyce Park Ski Area

Everything you need to know about Boyce Park ski area

The Boyce Park Ski Area is conveniently located and super affordable (lift tickets are $20 weekend, $15/weekdays).

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Eat Play Stay Pittsburgh

Experience serious vacation vibes and discover some of the most special corners of Wester Pennsylvania on this guided tour of must-visit cities near Pittsburgh.

Maker Nation: Bees & Mosaics

A passionate beekeeper in Omaha and a Pittsburgh-based seasoned mosaic artist.

Pittsburgh chefs face off in a Very Local cooking competition

Watch things heat up in the kitchen as two Pittsburgh-based chefs go head-to-head to create a three-course meal utilizing ingredients sourced from one of the city’s unique marketplaces.

Explore Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and visit local breweries

Comedians, podcasters and craft beer enthusiasts Ed Bailey and Day Bracey explore hot spots, hidden gems and the best places to grab a cold brew in the ‘Burgh.

Maker Nation: Iron & Resin

A Pittsburgh blacksmith and an acrylic pour-artist in Boston.

Eat Play Stay Pittsburgh

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A passionate beekeeper in Omaha and a Pittsburgh-based seasoned mosaic artist.

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Pittsburgh chefs face off in a Very Local cooking competition

Watch things heat up in the kitchen as two Pittsburgh-based chefs go head-to-head to create a three-course meal utilizing ingredients sourced from one of the city’s unique marketplaces.

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Explore Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and visit local breweries

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Local History

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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

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A Big Numbers Hit in 1930 Created Pittsburgh Mob Legends

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20 inspiring Pittsburgh women you need to know

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Part 1: The Remarkable and Unremembered Life of Ajax Jones

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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

Super Punch: The Spirit of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city that imports Super Punch – a dark, Italian amaro. We take a deep dive into this viscous spirit and its ties to the region.

Meet Goodlander: Pittsburgh’s First Craft Cocktail Brewery

A meeting point between craft brewery and cocktail bar, Goodlander is serving fresh and delicious draft cocktails.

Video: A Twisted Visit to The Pretzel Shop

The Pretzel Shop on Carson Street has been making pretzels by hand since 1927.

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Tips on how to make eggnog from an expert plus where to find pre-made eggnog in Pittsburgh.

Paranormal pubs: The Harmony Inn & North Country Brewing

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

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

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All of the Pittsburgh dive bars you need to visit

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Energize & Chill – The best frozen coffee drinks in town

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Super Punch: The Spirit of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city that imports Super Punch – a dark, Italian amaro. We take a deep dive into this viscous spirit and its ties to the region.

Meet Goodlander: Pittsburgh’s First Craft Cocktail Brewery

A meeting point between craft brewery and cocktail bar, Goodlander is serving fresh and delicious draft cocktails.

Video: A Twisted Visit to The Pretzel Shop

The Pretzel Shop on Carson Street has been making pretzels by hand since 1927.

Pittsburgh eggnog

A guide to making eggnog (& where to find eggnog in Pittsburgh)

Tips on how to make eggnog from an expert plus where to find pre-made eggnog in Pittsburgh.