The sounds of guitars, bodhrans, fiddles, tin whistles surrounds visitors. The aromas of traditional Irish cuisine waft through the air, and around every turn is some new piece of Irish culture. No, this isn't some daydream fueled by too much shepherd's pie. Each year, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival transforms a small part of the city into the Emerald Isle. In total, the festival schedules more than 28 hours of entertainment over the course of three days. Four stages play host to Irish rock and other traditional music. Visitors might also see Irish step dancing and storytellers, who breathe new life into traditional legends and folktales.
Hands-on activities also dot the festival grounds, including the chance to pet native Irish dogs or even search your family tree for Irish ancestors. And in addition to traditional cuisine, the festival hosts a tasting tent with Irish whiskey, Irish cider, and Irish experts who explain how these spirits are made.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
Isaiah House Media Group exists to improve the quality of life for all people starting with today’s youth and filtering over to meet the intricate needs of the poor, lonely, destitute and sick. This non-profit offers a unique approach to developing healthy core values in children through educational media that’s fun and int
During the last three decades, Charley’s has shuffled up standard decks of carbs in a fresh, innovative fashion. Though the soul of Charley’s spawns from the beefy abyss of the signature cheesesteak sandwiches ($4.59–$8.99), the entire menu is flavorfully filled to capacity with delicious grilled combinations (prices vary by location). The chicken teriyaki sandwich ($4.89–$9.29) is quaint for a stomach sublet, while the Italian deli deluxe carnivorously conquers with a bed of pepperoni, ham, turkey, provolone, and generous dustings of Italian seasoning ($4.59–$8.99). Diners can load their gastronomic cargo-carriers with a combo meal, complete with Charley's famously crisp fries ($1.79–$1.89 for a regular order), or ascend a mountain of abominably coated fries featuring cheddar, ranch, and bacon
Sometimes you want to hold a book in your hands?touch and smell the pages, feel the weight of it?before sinking into it for hours. When digital isn't enough, Bradley's Book Outlet houses thousands of books at discount prices. The outlet shop receives more than 90% of its inventory from publisher overstocks and remainders, so it can sell books for up to 30% off New York Times bestsellers and up to 80% off overstocks. Helpful staff recommendations can point you to a new favorite, ranging from the Divergent trilogy to frequently banned books, including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and I Double Dog Dare You To Ban This Book.
Steel City Cotton Works plasters Pittsburgh's trademarks across the chests of loyal locals. Some of its cozy cotton T-shirts depict signature Pittsburgh attractions, including the incline and the Civic Arena, which has hosted The Beatles, Elvis, and Muhammad Ali under its retractable roof. Others pay homage to the city?s starring role as Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises. The Braddock T-shirt, meanwhile, contributes to the Second Chance Pittsburgh campaign, which channels 100% of the proceeds into restoring nearby Braddock, PA.