Typhoon Lighting especially specializes in everything light related: repair services, refurbished antique lighting fixtures, and classic and contemporary new designs to lustrously illuminate any roost. The company's domestic fixtures include pendants, chandeliers, sconces, and lamps that, when nicely light-bulbed, scare ghosts and shed light on ping-pong balls' hidden hideaways (prices vary, depending on limited items and specialty lines). Luxurious lampshades are available to enhance any immodest bare bulb ($30 to $50 on average). The radiant retailer also stocks a wide selection of accessories, including finials and hard-to-find antique bulbs (average $50–$200). If you already have an item that needs fixing or you would like to have a unit customized or embellished with a handmade lampshade, Typhoon's friendly, experienced staff is also eager to lend a hand ($70/hour). All repair and fabrication services are done in-house by highly skilled craftspeople, ensuring special attention and glowing service.
The family that owns and operates Nu-Life Cleaners founded the business 58 years ago, back when it was still considered improper to acknowledge the existence of stains. Today, the clan continues to purge filth from dresses, coats, and sweaters, and even clean, press, and package bridal gowns to help them last until your next wedding.
At the ripe age of 8 years old, Steven Teague began fiddling with his uncle’s Hewlett-Packard computer, sparking a deep interest in computers that eventually led the tech-savvy kid to found his own help center, Crucial Computers LLC. Today, Teague offers computer troubleshooting, repairs, and installations for a variety of systems; he even goes so far as to provide same-day and afterhours services in cases of emergency. From configuring wireless networks to to setting up newly purchased computer systems, Steve can not only handle it all, but also teach it. The shop offers hands-on computer-building classes, with each session capped at 10 students for attentive instruction.
The scent of freshly baked bread greets visitors as they enter Szmidt's Old World Deli, where cooks slow roast and brine meat in-house for high-stacked european sandwiches. Through the years, owner Darren Smith has experimented with reckless abandon in the kitchen, fine-tuning more than a dozen sandwich varieties and infrequently spilling mustard onto his lab coat. The signature Szmidt sandwich layers homemade pastrami with provolone cheese, caramelized onion, and crunchy dill pickles, while the Annie grilled cheese blends slices of cheddar, american, and provolone. The culinary master blends the new world with the old world as he fills the dough from his grandmother's pierogi recipe with buffalo chicken or melty chocolate-peanut-butter cups.
The Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh pursues its mission of upholding an exemplary, thriving, and engaged community rooted in Jewish values. The Center contains state-of-the-art fitness facilities, complete with group exercise programs, personal training, and modern facilities that include gyms, basketball courts, and swimming pools. Leaders also organize other programs that range from day and overnight camps for kids to art classes, dance programs, aquatics seminars, and physical education for all ages.