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How to get connected to Pittsburgh

Want to meet more people and get better connected in your city? Here's an informal guide to get you started, from finding events you'll enjoy to networking to help your career and helpful tips along the way.

Photo Slide Show: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre students get their first pointe shoes

Once a year, a new group of young students at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre earn their first ever pair of pointe shoes. In a sweet and touching slide show, our photographer captured the special moment.

Best french fries in Pittsburgh

Want fries with that? Of course, and only the best will do. Here's our rundown on the best french fries in Pittsburgh, from one of the oldest joints in town to one of the classiest.

My favorite dish in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers dish about their favorite dish in local restaurants. From tantalizing appetizers to luscious desserts, it's quite a lineup. Warning: don't read when hungry.

Free Reduce your Use workshop for nonprofits on Feb 22

Do more with less. The Reduce Your Use workshop for nonprofits will show you how. Join Christine Mondor of evolveEA and others on Friday in this free event where you'll learn great tips about reducing energy costs. There's a chance to win $2500, too, and breakfast and coffee are on us.

Ones to Watch: Four under 40

From opening a hot new cafe off Market Square to representing voters in Harrisburg, these four exceptional people are making our region a better place to be.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 1776 marks Pittsburgh Public Theater's biggest production to date

Dramatic fireworks will ignite when Pittsburgh Public Theater opens 1776, its biggest production to date. Boasting a 26-member cast plus an orchestra, the Tony-winning musical continues The Public's Made in America season. It's the American Revolution like you’ve never seen--or heard--it before.

Photo slide show: winter scenes of Pittsburgh

From scenes of past winters to the frigid present, we've captured some beautiful winter photos of Pittsburgh. Our suggestion? Grab a steaming hot beverage, enjoy the show and embrace the season.

More top tech companies to watch in 2013

In this second of a two-part series, Pop City presents the Top 10 life science companies to watch in 2013, all home-grown endeavors, many developed in the research labs of our universities. Among them they promise to take on some of the most daunting challenges of our time, from halting Alzheimer's Disease to battling cancer and streamlining surgical processes.

Top Chefs: Rick DeShantz, Meat and Potatoes

Following his success with the upscale Nine on Nine, owner/chef Rick DeShantz turned toward comfort food with his hip Meat and Potatoes in the heart of the Cultural District. As part of our series on Top Chefs, we explore why DeShantz is one of the reasons Pittsburgh's culinary scene is hotter than ever.

The Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch in 2013

Pop City launches the first of a two-part feature on home-grown companies poised to hit their stride in the coming year. Among our brightest tech stars, one helped both presidential campaigns while another just added Dallas Maverick owner and Mt. Lebanon native, Mark Cuban, to its board. Find out who they are and what's next for them in 2013.

A guide to cool wedding venues in Pittsburgh

Want to get a little creative with your wedding plans? Try any of these suggested places for your wedding, from the colorful Children's Museum, where you can bring in guests by school bus, to bubbly Perlé or some other new venues. Lavender fields, perhaps?

How hot is downtown Pittsburgh real estate?

Outside investment in downtown Pittsburgh commercial real estate is at a peak and the market is more robust than ever, say investors. Why is downtown property hotter than ever?

Great gift ideas: stocking stuffers, all local

Here's the lowdown on the best places to go for cool stocking stuffers this year. We've got the list for shopping local.

A European Perspective of Pittsburgh: Part 2

When this writer from Munich first wrote about Pittsburgh last spring, it turned into our best read story ever. Now she's back with her photographer friend for another tour of Pittsburgh, a city they have both fallen for hard. From the Carrie Furnace to a surprise deli in Dormont, there's much to learn from these fans of our city.  
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