Fish Fry Friday: Elks Lodge 339 (Northside)

Name: Elks Lodge 339 Date: April 14, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:30 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of reviews and suggestions. Here is our general criteria: In review, the factors we assess or review include: Location/directions/parking/signage Atmosphere/Volunteer […]

Fish Fry Friday: St. Maximilian Kolbe (Homestead)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! This is the final regular Friday of Lent edition. While we will participate in a fish fry on Good Friday, the options are much more limited. Name: St. Maximilian Kolbe in Homestead Fish Fry Map Logo Date: April 7, 2017 Time We Ate: 4:30 PM Random review […]

Fish Fry Friday: Judah Fellowship (Hill District)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! Hard to believe Lent is almost over, Name: Judah Fellowship Christian Church Fish Fry Map Logo Date: March 31, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:45 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this map! You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of […]

Interview with Emily Saliers of ‘The Indigo Girls’ About Their Upcoming Pittsburgh Show

What’s really on my mind and on Amy’s mind is that we have to remain active in the political process, keep our eyes and ears open seek out any sources of information or education we can get to stay on top of what’s happening. If they had it their way behind closed doors they would just push through all this legislation and hate and roll us back and its intolerable and it can’t be done, so that’s my that’s what’s on our minds as far as our activism and staying vigilant these days in particularly with regards to the queer movement,

Fish Fry Friday: St. Teresa of Avila (Perrysville)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! Hard to believe Lent is almost over, Name: St. Teresa of Avila Fish Fry Map Logo Date: March 24, 2017 Time We Ate: 7:00 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this map! You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of […]

Fish Fry Friday: St. Peter & Our Lady Queen of Peace on #NorthsidePgh

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! It is going to be a great spring filled with fish, fish and some occasional shrimp. Name: St. Peter/Our Lady Queen of Peace (Northside) Fish Fry Map Logo Date: March 10, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:00 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry […]

Fish Fry Friday: Return to Church of the Assumption (Bellevue)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! It is going to be a great spring filled with fish, fish and some occasional shrimp. Name: Church of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Bellevue) Date: March 3, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:15 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry […]

#FishFryFriday – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Edition

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Welcome to Lent 2017! Well, technically, it is still Shrove Tuesday and Lent starts tomorrow, but you get the drift. We are bringing back our regular Lenten feature (OF COURSE WE ARE) – our reviews of regional fish fries. But tonight we have a special pre-Lenten chance to flex our fish fry review muscles with […]

Restaurant Review: Papa J’s Server Made My Night

Papa J's Carnegie

“So that being said … tonight, everything changed. So much that I might return to Papa J’s sans coupon (1 per customer per quarter) for some pizza. Tonight our server Peter did something so awesome that I’ll just never forget it – at the end of our meal, he said “I read your blog. I love it.” Both of our jaws dropped and he went on “I recognized both of you when you came in, but I didn’t want to say anything and embarrass you.”

He didn’t want to embarrass me! He didn’t have to worry about that because I took care of it for him when I kicked over the bag carrying the extra salad and realized the pocket of my new too-big-for-me jeans was caught on my seat as I tried to stand up to talk with him. So I’m sort of slouched in my seat trying to unhook my pants while flailing around with my leg to lasso the wayward styrofoam container (no leakage!) and smiling at the first person to not want to embarrass me.

I was a little overcome and unsure what to say beyond ‘Thank you, I am glad you like it.”

Should I have asked him to become Facebook friends? Should I cyber spy to find Peter of Papa J’s and tag him on my post? What do cool people do in situations like this?”

Gin Wigmore is Performing at Stage AE in December

Gin Wigmore Pittsburgh tour

A few weeks ago, I was asked to interview New Zealand musician Gin Wigmore who is performing at Stage AE on Wednesday December 7, 2016.  She has a new full length album due to drop in March 2017 and launched her “Let It Ride” tour in Mexico City this weekend. President Obama is a huge fan and […]