Ivan Gil-Silva and Rachel Jenkins are a power couple taking on the food scene in Pittsburgh one hand pie at a time. Mi Empanada is the newest Argentine-American food pop-up specializing in, you guessed it, empanadas. Ivan’s argentine heritage and growing up with his mother’s traditional cooking led him to perfect his cooking skills, while cross-breeding the taste palettes of both his culture’s food, and the food of the country...

May 1, 2018

Bellevue, PA  is home to a brand new coffee shop. Cyclops Café is exactly what the area was waiting for. With only one other coffee shop in the area with a vastly different menu and atmosphere, it’s amazing that someone didn’t think to open it sooner.

Owner Jeremy Denniston is a 26 year old entrepreneur viciously looking for ways to improve his community. Cyclops’ name came about as a pun of sorts, as Jeremy was born blind and...

May 1, 2018

 

DiAnoia’s is one of Pittsburgh’s newest restaurants, and since their opening in November of 2016, they have become one of the most popular as well.

The owners, Chef Dave Anoia, and his wife Aimee DiAndrea modeled the restaurant after the casual dining scene in Italy. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on Sundays they offer brunch. Their daytime menu emulates the cafes one would see everywhere in Italy....

Dhruva Krishna for years has been a driving force behind the promotion of the music scene here in Pittsburgh. I met him while working at James Street Gastropub, and every day I knew I would walk into work and either see him sitting behind the screen of his laptop, sifting through hundreds of emails from bands wanting to play at the venue; playing sound man for various small shows while simultaneously studying for his pre-law c...

In a very NPR Tiny Desk fashion, four Pittsburgh musicians have begun a video-based discovery series out of an attic studio featuring many talented artists performing with them as a house band. The Attic, featuring the musical talents of Caleb Lombardi, Aidan Epstein, Roger Romero and Allen Bell, has brought a new musical platform to Pittsburgh to showcase upcoming local artists via their very own YouTube channel, and the vide...

Art in Pittsburgh has always had its superstars, painting murals and gaining traction as the new best artist. Baron Batch and currently Jeremy Raymer are two Pittsburghers who are renowned for the amazing murals they create to beautify the bland steel-town vibe that Pittsburgh has always had. As incredibly talented as those two are, Pittsburgh has another artist on the come up: Dave O’Brien.

I first met Dave when we both partic...

May 1, 2018

Khadijat Yussuff is one of the most, intelligent, well-spoken, uplifting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. We were involved in an all-sizes, all races, body positive photoshoot for a local business’ marketing plan back in 2017, and that’s when their personality began to shine through.

They (Khadijat's preferred pronoun) would intently watch the other models’ posing, and respond with boisterous positive feedback. The...

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