PITTSBURGH – Travelers seeking to maximize their summer vacation days need to look no further than Pittsburgh, where new and exciting things to see, do and experience enhance the destination’s offerings.
From new restaurant concepts, like Duolingo’s Duo’s Taqueria in East Liberty, to a comedy club and live music hall in Allentown and the much anticipated 58th Carnegie International, the fun in Pittsburgh continues to heat up.
- The 58th Carnegie International, the longest-running North American exhibition of international art, returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art this fall and runs Sept. 24, 2022 – April 2, 2023. Organized every three to four years, this year’s International, titled Is it morning for you yet?, is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and aims to present an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. Visitors will be able to enjoy historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates and artists alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists.
- Hungry in Downtown Pittsburgh at lunchtime? Look no further than Sally Ann’s, the latest restaurant concept from the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group and led by Executive Chef Jamilka Borges. Conveniently located in the Cultural District on 6th Street and boasting plenty of outdoor seating options, the restaurant features a vegetable-forward menu, including dishes such as heirloom tomato gazpacho, carrot pierogies and zucchini & cucumber salad, alongside hearty sandwiches. A coffee bar is open daily and offers La Colombe roasts, and a brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday.
- Bottlerocket Social Hall combines a comedy club with live music, classic films and a retro ‘70s aesthetic to create one of the most unique venues in the city. This Only in Pittsburgh venture makes Allentown a destination to see nationally recognized comedians while also spotlighting local talent through comedy showcases and open mics. Other events include Bottlerocket’s film club, featuring Pittsburgh documentarian Rick Sebak fielding audience questions, and themed parties leaning into their groovy vibes.
- Duolingo, Inc., the popular Pittsburgh-based educational and language learning platform, is now offering authentic Mexican tacos and dishes at Duo’s Taqueria in East Liberty. Open Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, diners have their pick of Mexico City-inspired tacos, all served on fresh tortillas made in-house under the guidance of Chef Marcella Ogrodnik. Patrons are incentivized to practice their Spanish at the window with Duo’s Español Challenge, with rotating rewards offered daily.
- Acrisure Stadium, formerly Heinz Field, will have a new reason to visit year-round when the Steelers Hall of Honor Museum opens during the 2022 regular season. The addition will honor the rich history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, highlighting the best Steelers’ players, coaches and front office personnel through displays, photos and video exhibits. The museum will be located above the Pro Shop near Gate B. Opening details will be announced later this fall.
- Unearth the science behind every living creature’s ability to survive, move and discover at Nature’s Amazing Machines, the newest traveling exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Nature’s creativity and ingenuity is on full display in this exhibit, open now through Jan. 2, 2023. Explore and be inspired by these marvels of natural engineering and learn more about the world and the animals who live in it.
- Sit back, relax and drink like it’s 1933 at Bitter End, a speakeasy-style bar new to the Etna scene. As Bitter End was originally bought for a clandestine drinking spot throughout Prohibition, cocktails are reinvented to encapsulate that era: rye- and gin-based drinks with modern twists get the libations flowing, and specialty cocktails from Manhattans to Mojitos are sure to make the night unforgettable. Food options include malt vinegar chips, smoked beef sticks and specialty garlic hummus featuring locally sourced ingredients.
- Vegans, rejoice! ShadoBeni, previously a pop-up location, now has a permanent home in the Northside. Chef and co-owner Ulric Joseph brings his unique, vegan twist on Trinidadian cuisine from roti (flatbread layered with seasoned split peas) to fried plantains, sea moss punch and a daily chef’s special. The brunch menu showcases ShadoBeni’s popular doubles, a dish comprised of fried flatbread loaded with curried chickpeas and house-made chutney.
- Wind down in the Larimer neighborhood with a pint of Arboretum Trail Brewing Co.’s hop-focused ales. Brewers work around the clock to produce and serve new IPAs and experimental beers with notes such as dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Patrons are invited to BYOF, and the brewery plans to incorporate events and live music soon.
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