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Winner of six Golden Quill Awards in 2009, Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine informatively expounds on the business, entertainment, and community issues of greater Pittsburgh. Each issue delivers engaging business news and thorax-tingling opinion pieces straight to your doorstep, place of business, or pneumatic tube that empties onto the coffee table. Peruse the profiles for intimate looks at Pittsburgh's movers and shakers, such as the most recent issue, which featured an article on La Peri Dolci owner Mary-Kay Fiore and her empire of creamy macaroons. Those who shop till they plummet into a manhole can look into Pittsburgh Quarterly's boutique section to find the next clothing or eyewear outpost to investigate. The magazine also covers regional history, local government, and places to eat and drink in, around, and under the city.
Each edition features the magazine's signature witty and detail-oriented editorial voice, as well as crystal-clear knee-buckling photography, such as a recent pictorial of the Allegheny bike trail's autumn-colored charm. Learn about municipal goings-on and have something to read other than the manual for a 1989 Honda Civic with eight issues of Pittsburgh Quarterly.