Newsletter: River views, smashburgers & ghost hunting

and all the weekend pop-ups you need to know about

by Lindsay Patross
September 18, 2020

In just a week, we’ve shifted from summer-time heat to chilly fall mornings. This week we’ve got a round-up of a unique burger variety, ideas for virtual craft classes and a new spot in Verona to grab a beer. On the podcast, we talk to Karla Lamb about the Latinx & Proud! Series at City of Asylum.

SMASHBURGERS: Eight local takes for burger lovers
It starts as a meatball – then gets SMASHED into a hot griddle. Here are eight local burger joints where you can order a very Pittsburgh take on the smashburger.

RIVER VIEWS: The 10.7 Marina in Verona
Offering incredible views of the Allegheny and socially-distanced outdoor space is the 10.7 Marina. Located in Verona, 10.7 Marina now hosts brewery pop-ups and food trucks on the weekend.

MAKE STUFF: It’ll be sew much fun
Check out these Pittsburgh craft classes (online) that include sewing, quilting, gardening and more.

BLACK WOMEN IN TECH: Nicole Young’s YouTube Channel shares protips
Nicole Young is a self-taught tech freelancer based right here in Pittsburgh. Her YouTube channel documents her professional journey, where she includes stories from her own personal experiences as well as tips for folks looking to break into the coding industry.

Ghost N’at offers ghost hunting tours at haunted locations. Their fall events are almost sold out, but you can watch our video about their stop at the (haunted) Hotel Conneaut.


Podcast: Latinx & Proud! Chatting with Karla Lamb about identity

This week on the podcast, we talk to Karla Lamb, senior programming director at City of Asylum. Karla is actively writing poetry and unpacking her identity as a Chicana and a Latinx poet through an impactful series called “Latinx & Proud!” After launching in 2019, Karla – along with her partners and sponsors – will celebrate its one-year anniversary this October.

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher. Join the conversation in our Facebook group for The Slaw.


Pop-up Picks

FRI // Sharpsburg Sidewalk Sale
To drum up support for local businesses, the Sharpsburg community is hosting a socially-distanced street fair (masks required) on Friday night at the Chief Guyasuta Statue (1000 N Canal St. Sharpsburg, PA 15215). Expect live music, along with food, drink and discounted goods from participating Sharpsburg storefronts. Redhawk Coffee will preview their upcoming Sharpsburg roaster with free drip coffee to go and whole bean coffee for sale.

FRI & SAT & SUN // Mr. Smalls Cafe Street Series
Head to Millvale for a socially-distanced live music showcase outside of Mr. Smalls Theatre. Masks are required and full details including food and drink protocols can be found here. The weekend-long event takes place at the corner of Lincoln Ave and Butler St in downtown Millvale.

FRI & SAT & SUN // Lagerlands Beer Garden
The Lagerlands outdoor pop-up is back for its second weekend in the Southside. Reserve your table online then head to 339 McKean St. where you’ll be led to the Highline complex. The two-month pop-up includes beer from Cinderlands Beer Co, non-local beer curated by Hop Culture magazine, food from Burghers Brewing and cocktails from DeFer Coffee & Tea.

WED – SUN // Dancing Gnome Beer Garden Pop-Up
Dancing Gnome is taking reservations for their outdoor beer garden, located behind the brewery in Sharpsburg. Expect rotating food trucks every Wednesday through Sunday and a selection of in-house draft beers. They’ve even got these adorable cup koozies you can purchase with your beer in the garden.


📸 Header photo credit: David Bernabo.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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