Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh 250’

Here’s to you, Pittsburgh!

International Toast to PIttsburgh
International Toast to PIttsburgh

As much as it is one of the stranger (read: cornier) events, I would be intersted to see if other restaurants follow suit.

I went to the Jerome Bettis Grille once for lunch, and I have to say, the prices are pretty good, much better than I expected, so it is worth checking out.
So if you’re out on the town, in the middle of holiday travelling or relaxing at home, wherever in the world that may be: here’s to you, Pittsburgh, may you bring us another 250 years of the place we call home.

Happy Birthday, Pittsburgh!

Today, November 25, at 6 p.m., Pittsburgh officially turns 250 years old.  This was the moment, 250 years ago, that the area at The Point was named Pittsburgh, well, probably Pittsboro and our city began the wonderful ride we find ourselves on.

Pittsburgh's Homecoming Weekend

The Boy Scouts are once again at The Point, changing out the flags, this time also celebrating with the 59th annual Eagle Scout recognition dinner.  The weekend continues with the 101st backyard brawl, the premier of “My Tale of Two Cities,” the Celebrate the Season parade and the international toast to Pittsburgh.  Get more information about the activities here.

Now, assuming I have figured out how to work this blogging software, this post will show up at 6 p.m., or at least close to it.  If not, when I get back from the Eagle Dinner I’ll be working to get this published.  Either way, Happy Birthday!

Port Authority talks…art

While I’m still hoping that the Port Authority does not go on strike, lock-out, or whatever you want to call the possible stoppage of service that looms (please don’t make me face the Parkway East every morning again!), I was excited to find out that the Steel Plaza T station will be hosting an art installation beginning tomorrow.

There is more information here about the Pittsburgh 250 photo exhibit.  I’m hoping to stop by later this week or early next week to check it out (and get out of the cold for a few minutes) on my way up the hill to work.  I’ll post more details and a reaction then.

Pittsburgh 250 through the stomach

The official snack of Pittsburgh 250I’m still at camp, and happened to stop at a local gas station up here on the mountain, and as I wandered back to the cooler to grab some iced tea I was distracted by something shiny. And while this is not a new occurrence, I was startled for a bit. I was looking at what is apparently the official snack of Pittsburgh 250.

And since I didn’t have my camera with me, nor could I find a picture of it anywhere in cyberspace, I went back and bought a bag for research purposes…yeah research.

Sadly though, they cost $2.59, nine cents over the anniversary year, but I guess we can’t have it all. Anyway though, it’s fun to see how far the celebration spreads, even up here to a mountain, where I’m about three miles from the next state.

When I get back from camp, I’m really excited to join in the festivities as the city ramps up for the celebration, we’ll have to see what other products join in as well, and of course, what else makes its way up here.

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