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10 burgers, two guys, one day: the quest to find the best burger in Pittsburgh

When they said they would sample up to 10 burgers, they didn't say they would do it all in one day. Read the entertaining story from this adventurous duo, watch their hilarious video then comment on your own favorite--or one of theirs. From Hidy's to Eleven, it's quite a romp.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Three Rivers Film Festival

Marking its 30th year, the Three Rivers Film Festival is back with 16 days of visiting filmmakers, top documentaries and international films, live music, and a not-to-be-missed opening bash. With more than 50 films lighting up three city theaters, we've got your hot ticket.

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Cheap and fun things to do with kids in Pittsburgh

The co-founder of Pittsburgh's bargain website clues us in on really fun and inexpensive things for kids in Pittsburgh once the summer ends. From "the coolest place on earth", according to her son, to climbing the walls in a good way, here's a great guide to helping parents have fun without busting the wallet.

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Why I live and work and play downtown Pittsburgh

When Jen Blodgett returned to Pittsburgh, it was with a dream of opening a business downtown. She found and renovated a three-story building on First Avenue, turning it into very cool space for her spa and above, a great space for her to live.

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What's working in other cities: Placemaking

In this monthly series, we take a look at people and organizations in cities across the country that are driving change. From Campus Martius in Detroit which now attracts a million visitors yearly to Pittsburgh's lively Market Square, the focus is on placemaking and public places that are not only well-designed but also meaningful.

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Picturing the City: a preview in photos

In a project funded by the Heinz Endowments to document the changing face of Downtown Pittsburgh, the work of photographers Melissa Farlow, Jim Judkis, Richard Kelly, Kenneth Neely, Annie O’Neill, Mark Perrott, Martha Rial, Renee Rosensteel, and Dylan Vitone will open at the Carnegie Museum tomorrow. Catch a preview here and look for more details in the Pop Filter Hot Pick.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Picturing the City opens at Carnegie Museum of Art

Photographers from W. Eugene Smith to Teenie Harris have been inspired by the rich and textured rivers, topography, and people of Pittsburgh. Now, $2B in public-private development projects later, our city continues to inspire a new generation of photographers. Meet the artists and see your city in a whole new light at the free opening reception for Picturing the City tomorrow night at the Carnegie Museum of Art. But first, view our photo slide show.

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Exploring Downtown Pittsburgh in the best possible way: Summer Dreamers

Quick: what's the most colorful building exterior downtown? Your favorite mural? The location of French Street? The building with the most arches? If only we could all go on a fun scavenger hunt like those lucky students in Camp DEC (Design Explore Create), we, too, would learn much more about our city and appreciate it better. Find all the answers and more interesting things about downtown right here.

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5 big ideas for Pittsburgh from emerging leaders

What do you get when you gather 300 adults in their 20s and 30s and ask them for their thoughts about Pittsburgh? A YouthQuake, of course. And 500 ideas, ranging from concrete and doable to big and transformative. Here are five of the bunch from just one group and then a few more to ponder.

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The latest guide to buying wine and spirits in Pittsburgh

Despite archaic liquor laws (and until they change), Pittsburgh offers a number of outstanding and unusual beer distributors and specialty wine shops. Let an expert be your guide in this updated version of a Pop City article favorite.


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Why We Moved to Pittsburgh: Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein

Why would a Beltway power couple move to Pittsburgh? Because unlike in D.C., they could be part of a community here and make a difference. While one was returning to town, another was cajoled into coming. Here's how they adapted--quite well we would say--and what they're doing now in "the city that cares back."

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Let's eat. Let's tweet. Chefs do double duty.

From tweeting about rogue dinners--10 chefs, 20 courses, anyone?--to beets on rock salt, local chefs are acitve in this form of social media with good reason. There's a whole foodie community hungry for the kind of news they deliver in 140 characters or less.

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Pittsburgh's street art, a yarn of epic proportion

Pittsburgh's street art scene is vibrant, from Andy Warhol flowers as window dressing to yarn bombs on parking meters and bike racks and tin can art on street poles. Just as we were about to ask what's next, a sweater for the Mr. Rogers statue?, a red sweater appeared.

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Hear Me: Kids' voices ringing out

Giving kids a voice is what the Hear Me project is all about and now those youth voices can be heard all over Pittsburgh. From tin cans that you tip to hear stories to storyboxes, it's letting kids have a powerful say. And in some cases, it's already changing things for the better.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown Doubleheader: Gallery Crawl & Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

Port-of-Culture: All aboard the creative ship that sets sail Downtown this Friday night. Don your most festive maritime threads to cruise through the Cultural District's world-class galleries and venues. Your final destination? An all-inclusive ship-themed soiree, complete with discotheque, live entertainment and a new party pad in the Bally's Building.
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