I Owe Allegheny West Neighbors an Apology

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

On October 19, I wrote a blog post about the looming closure of James Street Tavern, loosely based on a FB post I had created the night before. In that post, I incorrectly identified the James Street neighborhood as Allegheny West. I was wrong – it is East Allegheny. And that matters because each neighborhood […]

Bier’s Pub to Host Happy Hour Supporting SisTers PGH, AMPLIFY on Friday, November 17

The folks at Bier’s Pub invite the LGBTQ community and allies to an evening of fine craft brew, drink specials, and appetizers, hosted by Northside neighbor Brian O’Neill columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Happy Hour proceeds will benefit two important LGBTQ projects. SisTers PGH focuses on the needs of homeless transgender neighbors throughout the […]

Impact of the Closure of James St Gastropub and Speakeasy – My Opinion

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Wednesday, James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy announced that they are closing permanently on November 11, 2017. You can read more details in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece. I’ve been reading a lot of responses on Facebook and beyond. I’m struck by the power of the clash between those who see this as a personal decision and those […]

Kierra Darshell Brings Drag Brunch Back to James Street This Weekend

Saturday, October 1 head over to James Street Gastropub for one of the finest brunches in the city – drag brunch hosted by Kierra Darshell, Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag. We are pleased to be the official social media sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event. Doors open at 12 PM and the show starts at 12:30. […]

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 […]

Giant Eagle Makes Commitment to Keep Cedar Avenue Store Open

Review of Giant Eagle Curbside Express

Earlier this week, I blogged about a petition to keep the Cedar Avenue Giant Eagle store open. Late Tuesday afternoon, Giant Eagle tweet this to me as their formal response. After more than 30 years of owning and operating Giant Eagle supermarkets throughout the city of Pittsburgh, Bill and Marie Bricker have decided to retire […]

Petition: #PghNorthside Wants @GiantEagle to Remain a Good Neighbor

Review of Giant Eagle Curbside Express

The Northside neighborhoods have a few grocery stores – a Kuhn’s in Brighton Heights, a handful of corner grocers throughout the neighborhoods and two Giant Eagle stores. One is on Brighton Road near the border with Ross Township and the other in on Cedar Avenue, in the heart of East Allegheny.  We typically refer to […]

My Family Immigration Story: The Tragic Life of Jennie Tarleton (1868-1944)

Scots Immigrants

I’ve heard tales of Jennie Tarleton my whole life long – the brave 17 year old Scots girl who set sail for the New World all alone from Glasgow. Jennie was my 2nd great-grandmother and her arrival in 1885 makes her my most “recent” immigrant ancestor. Everyone else was here long before she set foot […]

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 […]

#FishFryFriday – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Edition

pancakes

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 […]