8 Reasons Why You Need to Plan a Visit to Pittsburgh NOW!

Monongahela River Pittsburgh

If you live anywhere near Pittsburgh, PA, and have had the pleasure of visiting, you know what an amazing city it is. It’s actually got something for everyone: a booming foodie scene, ambitious outdoor activities, and its love for visiting families is not covert. If you’ve visited recently and are thinking about visiting before the end of 2017 (or if you’ve never visited before and are planning a visit!), good news! There’s plenty of new things to discover in Pittsburgh. Here’s eight reasons why you need to plan a visit to…

22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

Point State Park in Pittsburgh

It’s right around the month of May when spring is in full bloom in Pittsburgh! With the gorgeous weather brings Mother’s Day and the perfect opportunity to get out there and share the special day with your mom, wife, mom #2 – you name it. From budget-friendly to splurge-worthy (and Mother’s day brunches in between!) here’s 22 things to do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh! Have you made plans for Mother’s Day yet? If you’re scurrying to make sure mom gets special treatment, here’s 22 ideas to give her the…

5 Reasons to Love the Easter Brunch Buffet at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie Strawberry Shortcake

It’s no secret that Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. The menu is always delightful and filled with delicious dishes. The staff and ambiance are always inviting and warm. And the special menus? Don’t even get us started on the creativity there. Here’s our five fave menu items from the Easter brunch buffet at Braddock’s. For Easter, Braddock’s rolled out a brunch buffet menu that was filled with twists on traditional Pittsburgh dishes and decadent desserts, too. The shining stars of the buffet were tasty and filling and kept…

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announcement for its 2017-2018 season

We headed to Pittsburgh, PA, for a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announcement of its upcoming Broadway show season last Monday and it was so worth it! The special season ticket holder event was packed and, with folks anxiously anticipating the shows that will be making Broadway fans save the trip to Manhattan, Ken Rice made the announcements with celebratory cheers. Here’s six must-see Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Broadway shows coming to Pittsburgh for its 2017-2018 season and why you’ll need to check them out – and a special Hamilton in Pittsburgh announcement! SCHOOL…

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Mount Washington

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

Pi Day in Pittaburgh

When it comes to celebrating Pi Day (a salute to the never-ending ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), my family gets on board every year. My hilarious husband even bought me a t-shirt  from Think Geek with the mathematical symbol on it as a gift. When I think pi, in this foodie family I automatically think pie that’s either sweet or savory, so I asked local foodies where they’d go to celebrate Pi Day. From the delicious desserts to tasty Italian staples, here’s seven fun places to celebrate…

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA

Think about where to watch beautiful sunsets and your first thought may be the beach. But have you considered Pittsburgh, PA, as a sunset viewing destination? If a visit to the city proper is on your radar, from an eagle’s eye view to a classic amusement park ride, here’s seven places to watch  sunsets in Pittsburgh! PNC Park Here me out on this one. Yes, the sun will be in your face if you score a southwest-facing view of the game, but you’ll get to see a stadium sunset. Grab a…

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

Brain Candy LIVE!

One of the best reasons to visit Pittsburgh is to check out a live show, and the Cultural District is the place to head to. There’s world-renowned acts, those you may have heard about, and those you maybe haven’t heard about but should. This March there’s plenty of new shows coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March, but these seven have made our short list. 1. The Beauty Queen of Leenane When: March 2-4, 2017 Where: August Wilson Center In a Nutshell: Druid returns with the brilliantly subversive The Beauty Queen…

Revel + Roost in Pittsburgh: Casual Dining with Flair

Revel + Roost exterior

In my book, there’s nothing wrong with  celebrating Valentine’s Day, family style. Actually, there’s everything right about it. On Valentine’s Day Eve, we headed into Pittsburgh to sample Revel + Roost’s Prix Fixe menu – and oohed and ahhed over every bite. Here’s our dining experience in photos. Revel + Roost, the in-house restaurant for Hilton Garden Inn at Market Square, has such a fun concept. Its two-story space is party on the bottom floor (Revel), business casual atmosphere on the top (Roost). We had the pleasure of taste-testing Roost’s…

Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie: The Battle of the Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie Red Velvet Pierogies

While Mr. Locke and I may torment each other on what we love (and don’t love) to eat, there’s always a silver lining, especially when it comes to menu tasting. We had the pleasure of being hosted to taste test Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie’s Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu this weekend and literally tried everything on the menu. So why not have a little fun (all’s fair in love and food, right?) and choose winners in a he said, she said style? It’s such a pleasure to sample new, creative flavor…