This weekend in Pittsburgh: A Sharpsburg Sandwich Meal Deal

Wrap up your Halloween season with haunted hotels and scary sinkholes. Learn about historic restorations in Wilkinsburg, listen to a live recording of the Longform Podcast and don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. 

by Lindsay Patross
October 31, 2019

I ain’t afraid of no ghost // Our latest video takes you ghost hunting at the Hotel Conneaut with the team from Ghosts N’at.

$10.57 meal deal // Join us for Local x Global: Sharpsburg for a very local sandwich. We’ll be at Dancing Gnome in Sharpsburg on Saturday, November 2 from noon – 6 pm. The Blue Sparrow food truck is making a special Sharpsburg-inspired sandwich just for us. If you preorder, you can get your sandwich and a beer for just $10.57. (Here is a peek of Chef Luke talking about Local x Global and the Sharpsburg sandwich.)

pumpkin pie milkshake ale

Just like grandma used to make // Our beer pick of the week is the Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Ale from Abjuration Brewing. Just like the pie grandma used to make, but in a drinkable beer format.

Marketing maven // Are you passionate about Pittsburgh? Do you dig digital sales? You might be the perfect fit to join the Very Local Pittsburgh team!

ICYMI // A bus fell into a sinkhole by the convention center on Monday. Here is our roundup of all the sinkhole photos you might have missed.

Missed out on pumpkin pickin? // Not a problem. We have a video on the lifecycle of a pumpkin at Soergels Orchard.

⏰REMINDER! Daylight savings time ends this weekend. You get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night!


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // November 1

Lecture: What’s old is new in Wilkinsburg

The East Liberty Valley Historical Society for a free lecture on the Singer Mansion and the Wilkinsburg train station renovations.

Saturday // November 2

The Last Bloomfield Saturday Market of the Season

Stop by the market on Saturday morning for one last shop before the winter.

Sunday // November 3

Fat Girls Hiking @ Frick Park

The Fat Girls Hiking events are open to everyone. From the FGH website: “Fat Girls Hiking a safer space for fat folks and people who live in marginalized identities. We don’t allow any weight loss talk, diet talk or body shaming at any of our events or hikes.” Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP.

Monday // November 4

Longform Podcast: Interview with Leslie Jamison @ Frick Fine Arts Building

Max Linsky will interview author Leslie Jamison as part of the book tour for her newest book, “Make it Scream, Make It Burn.”

Tuesday // November 5

Don’t forget to vote!

Tuesday is Election Day. The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Visit to find your polling place.

P.S. Head over to iTunes for a sneak peek at our new podcast.


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

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