Need something to do in Pittsburgh? Interested in scenic Pittsburgh views? Are you hungry and looking for great restaurants in Pittsburgh? All of these things and more are what make Pittsburgh a diverse and interesting city to visit. Pittsburgh Beautiful is a collection of everything that we, the Pittsburghers, love about our city. Check here regularly for updates on shopping in Pittsburgh, things to do in Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh events. If you’re looking for the best Pittsburgh neighborhoods, look no further!  We’ll even throw in a couple of cool Pittsburgh stories for yinz!

Guitar Zack is Back

Misaligned Mind I first saw Guitar Zack when he was just 15 years old at Excuses Bar.  Even then he had jaws on the floor.  Since then he’s gone on to win the Albert King Award in 2006 and performed with B. B. King, Jill West and Blues Attack, Bruce Springsteen,...

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4 Great Restaurants Near Polish Hill

 Polish Hill is home to lots of fun and interesting restaurants. Here are four great eateries in the neighborhood worth checking out. 1. Rock Room If you’re up for a night at a dive bar, you’ll love Rock Room. Drinks are of course what to get here but...

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MoioMusings – Are LeTang and Dumoulin enough?

They have done it before with a ragtag blue line. You remember – 1991, there was Paul Coffey, Larry Murphy and Ulf Samuelsson, and then a cast of others including Paul Stanton and Jim Paek. The 1992 iteration lost Coffey and finished that season with the likes...

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J. Goughs Adds Music

Still reeling from the false start to the Marquee in Squirrel Hill,  (more on that soon) Greenfield and Squirrel Hill residents can satisfy their need for live music with a new weekly Singer/Songwriter showcase every Friday at J. Goughs on Murray Avenue in Greenfield....

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MoioMusings – A Super Bowl prediction you can’t bank on

I doubted the Rams. They shouldn’t be good enough because Goff is only okay and their secondary is as funny as the Steelers’. But then Goff made all the plays at the end of the NFC Championship game, and the secondary got away with the most confounding no-call in NFL...

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Because There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Bacon

Get FREE Bacon with Anything on the Menu at McDonald’s First-Ever Bacon Hour One Day, One Hour Only, in Celebration of Bacon’s Arrival to Three Menu Classics PITTSBURGH, PA … In celebration of bacon’s limited time arrival to Classic products – the Big Mac® Bacon...

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Pittsburgh Suburbs: History of Ben Avon

The Arthur Johnson House A Brief History of Ben Avon Ben Avon is a borough in Allegheny County located along the Ohio River. The community’s name means “hill of the waters” and is of Scottish origin. Ben Avon was incorporated as its own borough in...

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Great Restaurants in Brighton Heights

Brighton Heights is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh with lots of great food. If you’re craving pizza and hoagies, there are lots of great choices. There are also seafood restaurants and lots of fun neighborhood bars. Here are five great places to eat in Brighton...

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4 Great Restaurants in Stanton Heights/Morningside

Stanton Heights and neighboring Morningside are full of delicious restaurants for all different cravings. There’s the neighborhood watering hole with amazing comfort food, pizza, hot dogs and more. Here are four great options in Morningside and Stanton Heights....

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MoioMusings – New year, new Steelers?

The Pittsburgh Steelers would be well served to set and stick to a few resolutions for 2019. I just happen to have a few to suggest, so here goes: Cut the cord with AB. He was the best at his position in his prime, and is still one of a few in the league who can do...

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15 Reasons You Know You’re a Pittsburgher When…

Photo by Emmanuel Fine Art Photography Here are 15 reasons you know you’re a Pittsburgher. don’t forget to share this with friends and family coming to visit from outta tahn! 1. You have a ketchup preference. Heinz all the way. 2. You know pierogies...

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Stranger than “Bird Box,” and more overrated, too

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Bet yinz wish my original season forecast for the Steelers was right. Remember? 10-6, AFC North champs, Divisional Round loss to whoever. So as I type this, Erin is watching Bird Box, the vastly overrated and predictable Sandra...

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Is there any hope for this season now?

photo Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Save the soundbites – Tomlin torpedoed the Steelers’ playoff chances. I actually don’t care for a second what Mike Tomlin has to say about the brain dead decision to run a fake punt with the ball on his side of the 50 and...

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The Roles Reverse at Heinz Field

Photo Getty Images Was that one big trick the Patriots and Steelers played on the patrons at Heinz Field late Sunday afternoon? How else can one explain a 17-10 Steelers’ victory over New England without speculating that somehow, someway, the Steelers’ brass found a...

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4 Great Restaurants in Spring Hill/East Allegheny

The vibrant Spring Hill and East Allegheny neighborhoods have some delicious and laid-back options to choose from if you’re up for eating out (or getting some takeout). 1. Riviera Pizza & Pasta This delicious pizza and pasta joint has all your typical pies,...

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A Very Pittsburgh Holiday Letter

Remember those holiday letters that your family used to get growing up? Perhaps maybe you’ve started to write similar ones yourself. Here’s one we made up just for your holiday enjoyment (and maybe a laugh or two!). Happy holidays Pittsburgh! Dear Aunt...

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Share Your Phipps Holiday Magic Moments

We’re honored to once again partner with Phipps Conservatory this holiday season and we sure hope you can help us create something special! You see, Phipps Conservatory, particularly the Winter Flower Garden and Light Show, has always been an integral part of...

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An imagined conversation with Steelers Nation . . .

Pittsburgh Beautiful:  You look tired. Steelers Nation:  Shut up. PB:  Why are you so angry? Did you see how beautiful our city looked on national television Sunday night? SN:  Seriously, you clown, you were looking at the city? No wonder your columns are so stupid...

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7 Places to Find Great Holiday Food in Pittsburgh

Pies, cookies, turkey and more—here are some great ideas for some delicious holiday food in Pittsburgh. 1. Hot chocolate – Milkshake Factory Milkshake Factory’s hot chocolate is rich and delicious. Only available in winter, the Milkshake Factory’s...

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4 Great Restaurants in Garfield

Garfield is a close-knit neighborhood with excellent food options. There’s Korean at Soju, Italian at Pizza Fiesta and typical American fare at BFG Café. Here are four delectable places to eat in Garfield. 1. Soju This Korean food café is home to delicious...

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5 Great Restaurants in Manchester

Manchester is full of great restaurants for all tastes. Whether you’re in the mood for some pad thai, homemade gnocchi or a towering club sandwich, there’s something for everyone. 1. Lola Bistro Lola Bistro sells contemporary comfort cuisine. There’s...

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Steelers’ Funk Coming at a Bad Time

Photo - Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports The Broncos’ loss is a sign of bigger things. Doom. The Steelers’ warts are all exposed and a blueprint established for beating them. How can a team that cannot beat Case Keenum (who sucks) and the lousy Denver Broncos possibly...

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9 Great Wedding Venues in the Pittsburgh Area

Photo by JC McGreehan If you get engaged during the last few months of this year, you’ll want to keep this list on hand of nine great wedding venues in the Pittsburgh area. 1. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium  Believe it or not, you can have your wedding...

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The Steelers Break Character – The D Takes a Stand

Photo -  Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports This was one the Steelers should have lost and, full disclosure, would have lost in years past. The Tomlin Steelers are almost famous for playing down to opponents and losing games to teams with poor records to stain...

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5 Great Restaurants in Crafton

Crafton is a close-knit neighborhood with lots of diverse options for food. There’s the Sharp Edge Creekhouse perfect for happy hours, Mugshots for Friday Lenten fish sandwiches, pizza, Chinese and more. Here are five great restaurants in Crafton. 1. Sharp Edge...

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A Rat in Penguinville?

Call it a hunch. A feeling. Maybe I’m wrong. Reading too much into something simple. Or maybe not. I sense a rift, if you will, an imbalance in the Penguins’ cosmos between the head coach and the general manager. I have been feeling this for weeks, really since the...

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Pittsburgh 2018 Holiday Preview: 7 Can’t Miss Events

The holiday season in Pittsburgh is always a special one. Here are the dates for seven must-see events in Pittsburgh every year (with some just in 2018 only). 1. Light Up Night 2018 This year’s Light Up Night begins on Friday November 16th. Enjoy fireworks on...

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Hold the phone on the National Championship

I will eat some crow. Happily in this case. I basically called for Pat Narduzzi’s head on a blue and gold platter after the embarrassing loss to Penn State. SInce then, Pitt has lost three games. Road games at Central Florida, North Carolina and Notre Dame. The North...

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5 Great Restaurants in Mount Washington

photo by JC McGreehan Mount Washington not only boasts incredible views, there are lots of food options on what many dub “restaurant row.” There’s the traditional LeMont, Vue 412 serving American fare and splendid seafood dishes at the Monterey Bay...

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Steelers Predictions – Moio Looks Back at the Future

About nine weeks ago, I went out on the prognostication limb and predicted the outcome of every game on the Steelers’ 2018 schedule. My Nostradamus-esque effort was met with harsh criticism as I had the Steelers winning the AFC North at 10-6, and losing in the...

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5 Great Restaurants Around East Liberty

The East End and Wilkinsburg are full of delicious, diverse food options. Whether you’re into seafood, pizza or southern cuisine, there’s something for everyone in these Pittsburgh communities. 1. Simmie’s Restaurant Simmie’s is currently...

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Bell can Stay Home, the Steelers are Conner’s Team Now

photo - Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There really is no discussion needed. The Steelers are James Conner’s team. He’s not going to tank. He’s not going to fail. He has an indomitable spirit and a will that simply overcomes every doubt anyone has had or still has...

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5 Great Restaurants in the West End-Elliott Overlook Area

The West-End – Elliott  Overlook area has some delicious restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Here are five great ones to try. 1. Café 412  This casual coffee shop in the West End serves locally sourced coffee, fresh-made sandwiches and more. Weekends have...

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125 Years of Wonder, and One Fantastic Gala

One of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful and treasured attractions had a birthday last month, and man did they throw themselves one spectacular party to celebrate. Visitors of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are well aware of the breathtaking floral installations,...

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13 Creepy Pittsburgh Ghost Stories

  In honor of Halloween, we compiled a list of 13 of some of the creepiest ghost stories in the city. Read on…if you dare! 1. The Cathedral of Learning’s Early American Room, Oakland Sure, they may be gorgeously decorated at Christmastime but did you...

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7 Mr. Rogers Quotes to Get You Through Upsetting Times

Pittsburgh is going through an extremely upsetting time right now, with news of a gunman opening fire and killing people inside a Squirrel Hill synagogue. One Pittsburgh icon, Fred Rogers, always spoke about kindness and love rather than hate and cruelty. Here are...

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A Very Pittsburgh Halloween: Have a Spooky Good Time!

Picture and T-Shirt or Tote Bag by Totally Rad Finds Enjoy this brand-new updated list for 2018 for Halloween events around the ‘burgh. Head to any of these places for a creepy cool time. 1. Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights In October, get ready for a...

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Zeke Rambles On Baumann’s Rex

All Star team-ups are a bi-polar lot.  They are typically either amazing or a train wreck.  Think about it, musicians who don’t usually play together playing songs they don’t usually play or even know.  Every now and then something special happens. Think Sting with...

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7 of the Best Candy Shops in Pittsburgh

If you’re feeling extra “sweet” today, or perhaps want to stock up for Halloween,S&S visit one of these seven candy shops in and around Pittsburgh. 1. Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop If you want some serious nostalgia, visit Grandpa Joe’s in...

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5 Great Restaurants in Green Tree

Photo from Green Tree Borough Web Site Green Tree is a close-knit neighborhood with lots of family-run restaurants. Many have an Italian flair, some serve amazing coffee and others have delicious sandwiches. They all serve excellent dishes. 1. The Alcove This sandwich...

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Pittsburgh Jazz… Dwayne Dolphin is Indigenous

Local jazz legend Dwayne Dolphin has released his latest record, Indigenous.    As stated in the press release, Dolphin spans Smooth, Funk, Traditional Jazz, World, Brazilian, Cool Jazz, Dwayne Dolphin is a mainstay in the jazz scene, working with Pittsburgh greats...

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7 Places for Delicious Fall Food in Pittsburgh

Photo cred: @patrickmckain – Instagram The weather is finally (slowly but surely) starting to get cooler and the leaves are just beginning to change. If you’re craving autumnal foods we’ve got you covered. Here are seven places to get your fall food...

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4 Great Restaurants in Overbrook

The tight-knit Overbrook community has plenty of community restaurants to grab a bite to eat. 1. Getaway Café  This friendly neighborhood café likes to sell comfort food like buffalo chicken dip, soft pretzels and mozzarella sticks but also serves salads, hoagies,...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring Penn Brewery

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Penn Brewery. You can take a virtual tour of the brewery...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring PPG Place

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is PPG Place. A Brief History of PPG Place PPG Place is a complex...

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100 Reasons Why We’ll Never Stop Loving Pittsburgh

If you’re a Pittsburgher, no matter where you go in life you’ll always have a piece of the city with you, whether you stay there for life or you move away. Being born in Pittsburgh means having the soul of the city ingrained on your own soul. It sticks...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring The Grant Building

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Grant Building. A Brief History of the Grant Building The...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring Dollar Bank

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue down town. A Brief History of...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring the Koppers Building

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Koppers Building. A Brief History of the Koppers Building...

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MoioMusings – Looking to lay blame? How about the players?

Image from AP News Another lost football weekend for Pittsburgh’s two major football teams, and another flood of doubt and negativity from two fan bases who clearly expect more. But why? Both the Steelers’ and Panthers’ defenses were mediocre at best, and bad at worst...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring the Union Trust Building

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Union Trust Building. A Brief History of the Union Trust...

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Ramble, Young Man… Ramble

Randy Baumann is a famous DJ on WDVE.  They have been number one on the dial since Bush was president.  Maybe the first Bush I don’t know. Rather than sitting home counting his money, Baumann has taken the values he learned growing up in Pittsburgh’s farthest...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring the Priory Hotel

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Priory Hotel. A Brief History of the Priory Hotel The...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring The Pennsylvanian

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Pennsylvanian. A Brief History of the Pennsylvanian The...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring the Tower at PNC Plaza

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Tower at PNC Plaza. A Brief History of the Tower at PNC...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring Engineer’s Society

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Engineer’s Society. A Brief History of the...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring EQT Plaza

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the EQT Plaza. A Brief History of the EQT Plaza EQT Plaza was...

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9 Things to Look Forward to this Fall in Pittsburgh

Photo By Emmanuel Fine Art Photography Fall is finally here, and we’ve put this list of 9 things to look forward to this fall in Pittsburgh! 1. Cooler weather As hard as it is to say goodbye to summer, cooler weather is always welcome in Pittsburgh. Fall is...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Oliver Building

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is the Oliver Building/Embassy Suites. A Brief History of the...

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Starr time in the Burgh

I’m 49 but was still unable to sleep last night… way to excited about seeing a former Beatle tonight (although not as happy as my 13 year old son Robbie,  who is like a “7 year old on Christmas excited” – who knew?) As excited as I am...

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Doors Open Pittsburgh: Featuring Byers Hall

As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating. Today’s building is Byers Hall. A Brief History of Byers Hall The historic Byers...

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