Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 6-24-13 Part II

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 6-24-13
Part II

Co-host this evening, Matt Tomsho, the Effective Detective


NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACK TIE-PITTSBURGH: Celebrating Women Having a Global Impact, Dress for Success Pittsburgh Leadership Breakfast Bag Sale


ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT: Music of Jerry Garcia at PSO, Luke Wholey Wild Alaskan Grill, Isis Egyptian Cafe Clifford the Big Red Dog and Children's Museum 30th Anniversary, Grill on 7th, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Bands at Hard Rock Cafe


PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM: PPL SUMMER PROMOTIONS Ending June 30, Share Your Best Summer Memory, What is the Best View of Pittsburgh in the Summertime, What are the Top Ten Things Clients, Prospects, Suspects Should Know About You

STEELTOWN HERO: Elder-ado, Crested Duck Charcuterie, Sherry Miller Brown of Carrick

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Pittsburgh Historical Stuff

Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in an exciting,
free concert at the South Park Amphitheater as a part of the 2013 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. On Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m. the show will feature many American classics in celebration of Independence Day.

The program opens with Rossini’s lively William Tell Overture, most famously used as the theme music for Lone Ranger radio and television shows. Classics from Gershwin, Beethoven and Marvin Hamlisch will also be performed. The second half of the concert is a tribute to the national holiday and will include many American staples such as Victor Herbert’s American Fantasie, John William’s Born on the Fourth of July, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Armed Forces Salute and more.
For more information about the 2013 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/summer. To receive personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Customer Service at 412-392-4900.

Non-Proft Events Sponsored by Black-Tie Pittsburgh

Dress for Success Fill A Bag Sale 
Monday June 24th-Wednesday, June 26th 

As of July 1st, the Pittsburgh Office will accept clothing donation drop-offs from 9AM - 3PM ONLY on Tuesday and Thursday. Donations will also be accepted on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 AM-12 NOON.

Neighborhood Hi-Lights

Again from District 4 Newsletter, Natalia Rudiak 
Farmers Markets starting up for the season Farmers Markets are here again! Below are several markets in and around District 4. For a complete resource of Citiparks markets, click here. For an interactive map of markets both in the City and in the surrounding suburbs, click here. And for other markets in Dormont, Whitehall, Carnegie, and other surrounding suburbs, check here.

BEECHVIEW, a Citiparks farmers’ market
When: Thursdays, running June 27 through September 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Catherine of Siena parking lot, corner of Broadway Ave and Belasco St

BROOKLINE, a farm stand run by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
When: Wednesdays, running from June 19 through November 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Elizabeth Seton Center parking lot, 1900 Pioneer Ave

CARRICK, a Citiparks farmers’ market
When: Wednesdays, running from June 19 through November 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carrick Shopping Center on Brownsville Rd at Parkfield St

SOUTH SIDE (outside of District 4), a Citiparks farmers’ market
When: Tuesdays, opened on May 14
Where: Corner of 18th St and Carson St


Chef-Host-Party Planner Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions and Toffee Taboo will host a pilot cooking series called Sendall Style produced by WQED Multimedia . 

Premiering Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV, the first of three episodes called Farm Fresh will take viewers to a small local farm for ingredients and show them how to prepare a sumptuous summer feast, offering helpful tips on planning, prep and recipes.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Warren Haynes on lead vocals and guitar from Government Mule and the Allman Brothers, with the Pittsburgh Symphony 
I am not sure how I missed Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead when he was alive, but I was curious enough to see how the Pittsburgh Symphony would mesh with Warren Haynes on lead vocals and guitar from Government Mule. Well, I have always been a Pittsburgh Symphony fan but I think the combination has converted me to a Deadhead also. 

I sat next to a baby boomer who is a symphony fan and her 32 year old son who is a Grateful Dead aficionado. Thanks to Mike G., I have a picture of Warren Hayes’ Guitar and many of the song titles. Not being a die hard fan before the concert I knew songs but not titles. So thank you Mike G. And thank you to the Pittsburgh Symphony, you can read my review here.

Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grill 
2106 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222, (412) 904-4509
Luke Wholey’s got the nod from two of my cousins, Clarine Lizana from Oregon where they know seafood and Josh Kurnot from Morgantown, West Virginia where as a college student he EATS FOOD! This time we had of course, my favorite, beyon oysters on the half shell, apparently they are half price on Tuesdays, all raw oysters. We also tried the Lobster Bisque Fries, of course my cousin Clarine and I being Senior Citizens graciously allowed Josh to finish them after we had just a taste. And we tried the lump crabmeat salad and the crab cake salad. Yum. For dessert we all shared the white chocolate raspberry cake, not the traditional dessert for any restaurant especially a seafood restaurant, absolutely moist and unbelievable.

Isis Egyptian Café 
815 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226, (412) 207-2485 
Tue-Fri: 11a-2p / 4p-8p, Mondays - Closed, Saturday: 11a - 8p, Sunday Brunch: 10a-2p 

We have to give credit to our Indian friend, Meenakshi Kapoor, who recently returned to India and tried to get us to go before she left. Sorry Meenakshi, but so glad you recommended.

Delightfully fun décor and wonderful staff run by brothers Ahmed and Ash and their mother Salwa. She taught us to say in Egyptian, “God bless the cooks hands.” But we need to return again so we can remember how to say it. Well that’s just an excuse, we are going back for the wonderful food. For appetizers we had V-Tamatem bel Khimer which is yogurt dip with garlic and cucumbers. Another Mezza (appetizer) was Tamatem bel Gibna—Egyptian cheese mixed with tomatoes and olive oil. Tasting delectable and priced just right at $2.50 I tried the Bamia which is okra stewed with tomato sauce and Egyptian seasonings came with amazing rice and side salad for $6.50. You could add beef for an additional $2.50. My guest had Mouska which in Egyptian version with eggplant baked with onion and peppers, also $6.50. And for dessert we had Egyptian bread pudding made with a special pastry that will make you throw stones at American bread pudding. Great value, ambiance, price and atmosphere.

Clifford, the Big Red Dog and Children’s Museum 30th Anniversary

Grill on 7th 
Under new management , not new ownership. We tried it after the Children’s Museum. It was delightful to sit outside and eat on a warm day. First time experience for dinner. We tried the seafood terrine with clams, vegetables, whitefish and shrimp. What a meal, good quantity of seafood and vegetables and the coconut lime fume it was cooked in, we wanted to bottle and take home. Also tried the Southwest Chicken Nachos, first time to have nachos made in house, wonderful and loads of fresh chunks of grilled chicken, jalapenos, olives and just the right amount of cheese.

On Saturday Night, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Bands at Hard Rock Café 
Sidewinder Band and also Chain 
Close your eyes and you will think you are listening to Stevie Nicks and company. 

Nominated BEST Tribute Band In Western Pa. Rated as one of the BEST Fleetwood Mac Tribute Bands in the World.

Their rendition of Rayanna was amazing and White Rabbit left you spellbound.

From the pony tails and prayer caps, shawls and long capes reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and props used by Kimmy Scholl – (Stevie Nicks), to the soulful representation of Christine McVie by the blonde keyboard player Sandy Anderson you would think you are transported in time to a Fleetwood Mac concert.

“Oh, thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say women, they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know” 

From Dreams

You will know when you have been entertained by the Chain and the two divas of the show ain’t going away.

“The Chain”
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
July 3 @ 6 pm, July 4 @ 7 pm, Point State Park

Pittsburgh Local Sports 

2013 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
Pittsburgh’s Official 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 2 through Thursday, July 4.

The 36th annual—all FREE—EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is the tri-state’s most anticipated summertime event... and rightfully so. Every year, over 500,000 spectators swarm the banks of the Allegheny River, the inviting lawns of historic Point State Park, and the meandering river-walk of scenic North Shore to celebrate the largest festival of its kind in the country. And, this year, there’s plenty to see and do! All the details here.

From our friends at The Soul Pitt
Runners – and walkers – will take to the streets of Pittsburgh on Sunday, September 29, for the 36th running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Great Race, established in 1977 as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, has grown to include the 5K run/walk, running clinic, two-day exposition and children’s race.

For more information visit www.RunGreatRace.com or call 412.255.2493

Pittsburgh Good News Forum


Share Your Best Summer Memory
It's easy just post your best Pittsburgh Summer Memory Here to have a chance to win.

First Place, An Interview on PositivelyPittsburghLive Monday Broadcast to tell about your memory. Listen to these broadcasts at: http://pplmag.com, Latest is on the front page.

Second Place: a $50.00 Gift Certificate to one of Pittsburgh's Finest Downtown Restaurants

Third Place: "You Might Be a Pittsburgher" New Version Frameable Poster.

Promotion Ends June 30, 2013

You must have a profile as a Positive Pittsburgher to enter. Entries will be judged by staff of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com. Channel owners and Staff Members are Prohibited from entering.

What is the Best View of Pittsburgh in the Summertime?
Who Has the Best Picture and Memory. Answer here but first you must register at http://pplmag.com

Please post your comments and a picture. Why is it the best view in Pittsburgh.
You can add a little story such as First Date, Proposed, Baby's First Visit, whatever you think will interest our readers.

The best view of Pittsburgh picture and story winners will be broacast on PPL News on July 8, 2013. First place winners will receive:An interview on July 8 on PositivelyPittsburghLive Radio Broadcast; Second Place: A $50.00 Gift Certificate to One of the Finer Restaurants in Pittsburgh TBA; Third Place: A Second Edition Poster Fresh off the presses of "You Might Be a Pittsburgher"

1. You must be a Pittsburgher, former Pittsburgher or adopted Pittsburgher.
An adopted Pittsburgher calls Pittsburgh their closest big City. So you can live in Altoona, Erie, Weirton or Stuebenville. Or just about any place in between just so yunz call yourself Pittsburghers. No cheating here, it's okay to be adopted.
2. All Pictures will become property of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com and will be compiled into a video with music to be shown on http://pplmag.com during the month of July.
3. Staff Members and PPL Mag Page and Channel Owners may post their pictures and memories but will not be elibible for the judging.
4. Judging will be accomplished by PPL Mag Staff and Channel Owners by Voting.

Thanks for participating. We LOVE Memories and Pictures at PPL Mag.

What are the Top Ten Things Clients, Prospects, Suspects Should Know About You 
I will start with PPL Mag just off the top of my head.

1. PPLMag is Pittsburgh's First Internet Radio and TV Network.
2. It is also an Online Community Magazine with Lots of Good News About Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
3. Positively Pittsburgh Live has over 60 Channels and Pages with many more to appear online soon.
4. PPL Mag and Forum is free to the public to use. All you have to do is register at the big yellow button on the home page to post on calendar and in the forum.
5. At PPL Mag you can watch videos, listen to radio shows and read articles, check the calendar and discuss in forums.
6. PPL Mag is run on user generated content, that means Pittsburghers provide all of the free and paid for content on the site.
7. Once a week, everything posted on the site can be viewed in an online turning page magazine complete with live links to PPLMag Internet radio and TV shows.
8. PPLMag calendar contains both free and ticket events.
9. If you are a business owner, professional or non-profit, you can purchase your own audio or video channel or print page on PPLMag.com
10. PPLMag.com enjoys 110,000 average downloads per month which means viewers are viewing and listeners are listening.

Now Post the top Ten Things About Your Business HERE. 

Steeltown Hero

From District 4 Representative Natalia Rudiak in the section of her newsletter called: Good news you don't hear on the news 

Eler-ado has been an important institution in South Pittsburgh for years, providing care and
services for senior citizens and our communities. And for nineteen years, Steve Hutter has been at the steering wheel, serving as executive director since 1994. In late May, Councilman Kraus and I issued a proclamation for Steve, whose oversight of the Knoxville, McKinley Park, and Carrick senior centers has earned our deep respect and admiration. May 23, 2013 was declared Stephen L. Hutter Day in the City of Pittsburgh. Read the proclamation here. Also, read a short profile of Steve in the Tribune-Review here. I was honored to receive Elder-ado’s 11th Annual Distinguished Service Award on May 23 while we celebrated Steve’s years of service--and I look forward to continuing to work with Elder-ado to provide for South Pittsburgh’s senior citizens. 

After Beechview’s core business district was left in distress when a bankrupt developer fled the country, revitalizing Broadway and Beechview Avenues seemed like an uphill battle.
In the past several years, though, we’ve seen a steady glimmer of hope. The IGA, BREW coffee shop, Tienda La Jimenez, Casa Rasta--and more--are cementing Beechview as a unique food destination. On Saturday, June 22, Beechview hosted its second annual Taste of Beechview food festival, attracting restaurants, farmers, and food vendors from all over. Crucial to this food festival has been Crested Duck Charcuterie, an artisan meat market at 1603 Broadway Avenue. On Monday, June 17, I welcomed Kevin Costa to Council to receive a proclamation honoring Crested Duck for their efforts in championing Beechview through this food festival. Read the proclamation here

And congratulations are in order for Sherry Miller Brown, a Carrick resident and director of McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success at the University of Pittsburgh’s College of General Studies. She was recently honored for her commitment to Pitt by the chancellor, citing her “respect to the amount of time, degree of enthusiasm, magnitude of involvement, and depth of personal connection” to the Pitt community. She was awarded a 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University. Congratulations!

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2013 All rights reserved. 

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