The holidays are happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art where many families make an annual pilgrimage to see the holiday trees and the 250-year-old Italian nativity called the Presepio. Every Saturday afternoon through December 18, the Museum has live concerts among the trees, and if you want to learn more about the Precepio, there are drop-in “ar...

Pittsburgh natives have long known the corner of South Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue as the location of The O, an iconic hot dog shop. After the closing of The O in April 2020, which left the space vacant for months, the storefront is the new home of Capriotti’s sandwich shop.  Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop started in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 a...

The group suing the City of Pittsburgh and Mayor Bill Peduto to keep the statue of Christopher Columbus in place now alleges that the art commission’s vote to remove it is invalid because the mayor attempted to influence that vote. But the allegation seems to rest on a mischaracterized email from an art commissioner. Attorneys for the Italian Sons...

On the corner of Meyran and Forbes Avenues is Piada Italian Street Food. With all the restaurants in bustling central Oakland near campus, you might not have seen or tried this one yet. But, if you’re looking for some quick and yummy pasta between classes, this might be the spot for you. Piada Italian Street Food is a chic quick-service restaurant....

In the 1930s, Frank Donatelli allowed customers to stop in and pick up grocery items they needed from Donatelli’s Italian Food Center on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield – without paying. They could give him money later. “My grandfather started accounts for Italian immigrants,” said his grandson Russell Donatelli. “They paid what they could when they c...

Despite the weather and light rain, there was a modest turnout at the Columbus Day Parade that was held on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Pittsburgh Steelers great and NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris served as the Grand Marshal. The parade started on Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital and continued through Bloomfi...

About 30 community members joined a virtual community meeting on Sept. 29 to discuss Pittsburgh's Columbus Day Parade that is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 9, in the Bloomfield neighborhood. At the meetings hosted by the Bloomfield Development Corporation, four people were given the chance to address the group, and they shared opinions strongly for and...

Pittsburgh’s Columbus Day Parade is coming back this year. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, organizers say over 100 bands, floats, organizations and businesses will take part. Steelers great Franco Harris will serve as the grand marshal.  It’ll start near West Penn Hospital and head down Liberty Avenue through Bloomfield. The 30-year trad...

Allegheny Township’s Rosalie Casper spent a few weeks working on her stage presence before her debut pageant appearance Sunday at Little Italy Days in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. That’s all the preparation the 5-year-old needed. Rosalie was named Miss Little Italy in the 4-to-6-year-old division at the region’s largest annual festival cel...

Little Italy Days has returned after a 2020 absence caused by the COVID pandemic, and Bloomfield’s street festival is picking up right where it left off. The festival has grown massively over the years, and 2021 continues that trend with booths stretching several blocks on Liberty Avenue. Little Italy Days has become so big that some Bloomfield res...