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Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

DINNER ON THE FARM – Brooklyn Brewery MASH Tour at Blackberry Meadows


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This week ‘Burgh Vivant doffs the tuxedo and martinis on a trip to Blackberry Meadows Farm for DINNER ON THE FARM, part of Brooklyn Brewery’s MASH Tour and a festive roster of events in Pittsburgh June 21st through 28th 2014. Host Brian Edward and Lonnie The Theatre Lady indulge in a feast prepared in collaboration… Read more »

JACKIE COLLINS – Novelist


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Twenty nine-time New York Times best selling novelist Jackie Collins calls in for cocktail hour to dish on her latest venture, The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook. The woman who Louis Malle described as a “raunchy moralist” shares how to make a Jackie Collins Cocktail, her fond memories of Pittsburgh, and more!  Listen to “The Full Martini”… Read more »

TONI HAGGERTY – Manager, Primanti Bros., Strip District


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HEADLINE: “Cirque du Soleil invades Primanti’s!”  At the world-famous Primanti Bros. restaurant in the Strip District, manager Toni Haggerty has become nearly as well known as the signature french fry and cole slaw topped sandwiches she creates.  But what happens when the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s VEREKAI takes over her kitchen?  Watch as host… Read more »

Lidia’s Italy Pittsburgh and Wigle Whiskey join forces for pairing dinner

On Tuesday March 25, 2014 Lidia’s Italy Pittsburgh will present a 4-course Wigle Whiskey Pairing Dinner with their Strip District neighbors, Wigle Whiskey. Executive Chef Jeremy Voytish has prepared a menu featuring classic Italian dishes to be paired with the many nuances of various locally distilled whiskeys. WATCH/LISTEN: ‘Burgh Vivant’s interview with Executive Chef of Lidia’s… Read more »

GARRETT OLIVER – Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery


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During GoodTaste! Pittsburgh’s 2014 Brew n’ Chew event, the Steel City was visited by world renowned Brewmaster Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery.  ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward swaps his martini for a pint and sits down with the man he’s dubbed “The King of Beer” to find out how Pittsburgh rates as a “beer town,”… Read more »

Heather Cramer, Owner – OLIVE & MARLOWE


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“All About EVOO”:  OLIVE & MARLOWE is not only Pittsburgh’s premiere olive oil shop, but an experience and education for the senses.  Owner Heather Cramer introduces host Brian Edward to the vast world of olive oil – its numerous varieties, unusual uses, and even how to get it out of a neck tie!  Witness a… Read more »

Preview – First Season Menu 2014, LIDIA’S ITALY PITTSBURGH


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LIDIA’S ITALY PITTSBURGH provided a feast for the senses last week with the premiere of its FIRST SEASON MENU 2014 – the first season being spring.  And hey, who isn’t optimistic that it will be here soon?  But for sumptuous flavors that comfort in the cold and give a nod to warmer times ahead you… Read more »