Dirty Dozen bike race

This weekend in Pittsburgh: Serious competition around steep hills and homemade nut rolls

We’ve got two new videos to share, the details on both the Dirty Dozen Bike Race and the homemade nut roll competition and a new spot for happy hour Downtown. 

by Lindsay Patross | October 24, 2019

Uphill battle // The annual Dirty Dozen Bike Race takes place this weekend (yes, a month earlier than usual). Remember the guy who pedaled up all of the hills on a Healthy Ride bike? For our latest video, we caught up with him to find out how he plans to tackle the hill this year.

A battle for the best nut roll  // Another very Pittsburgh competition is taking place on Saturday. Head to the Carpatho-Rusyn Society in Munhall for a homemade nut roll competition. Not competing? Not a problem. They are having a bake sale too.

A new spot for coffee & cocktails // Mimi’s Modern is now open in the lobby of 11 Stanwix Street. Open all day, they offer coffee, food, cocktails, and wine.

Damon Young’s favorite sandwiches // We caught up with author Damon Young to talk about sandwiches and Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, then and now.

A similarity to white wine // Our beer pick of the week is the Typographic from Hitchhiker brewing. Check out our story to see the connection to Sauvignon Blanc.

A little bit of mustard // Next up in our video series on local food trucks is Franktaury. Franktuary was one of the first food trucks in town and they are still on the road today.

Join us in Sharpsburg // On November 2, our next Local x Global event takes place in Sharpsburg, the hometown of HJ. Join us at Dancing Gnome where Blue Sparrow will be serving up a sandwich that was inspired by Sharpsburg.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // October 25

Creative Mornings/PGH @ Ace Hotel

Start your morning off with this free lecture series. The topic for October is FLOW. Jessica Simms and Taylor Guthrie, co-founders of 6YCLE will be speaking.

Saturday // October 26

Navigating As A Black Creative in Pittsburgh Panel Discussion @ BOOM Concepts

Thomas Agnew & Jourdan Hicks will moderate a panel discussion as part of the “There Are Black People in The Future” residency, created by Alisha Wormsley.

Sunday // October 27

Volunteer with PittsburghOct27.org

A number of organizations are looking for volunteers to help with community service projects on the anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting. The PittsburghOct27.org website also has a list of events that will be taking place across the city.

Monday // October 28

Hocus Pocus @ Row House Cinema

Get into the Halloween spirit with a movie. If “Hocus Pocus” isn’t your speed, they are also showing “The Night of the Living Dead,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Candyman” and “The Exorcist” throughout the week.


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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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