Weekly News Roundup

Published On February 22, 2014 | By Elisabeth Petras | PGH News

Once again we’ve searched far and wide to fetch you PGH news from around the web. This week brought us PA’s Transportation Funding Report Card, the reopening of AVA Bar & Lounge, as well as national attention for Julie Sokolow’s Healthy Artists: The Movie. Scroll down to see more posts worthy of our roundup.

PantoneThe West Virginia Gazette wrote about how Pittsburgh’s Northside is great place to visit. While a new shirt from Commonwealth Press reminded us to maybe wait until winter is over to visit. 

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Thanks to your help local band White Like Fire made it to the top ten finalist in Jansport’s Battle of the Bands. See if they’ll be heading to SXSW when winners are announced Saturday Feb 22.

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pittsburgh dadCongrats to Pittsburgh Dad on his 100th episode and Julie Sokolow for the write up about her documentary, “Heathy Artist: The Movie.in the New York Times. 

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This week we also saw the call for Pittsburgh to step up its game.  The PG called out Pittsburgh for the lack of diversity in our creative class.  When it comes to funding for bike and pedestrian projects, Pennsylvania just barely made a passing grade. While we’re waiting for improvements, Lyft is there to help Pittsburgh move around town (and if you use the NAKYOUOUT code you get $20 in credits!) 

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ava 2In restaurant news, AVA Bar & Lounge re-opens in its new Oakland location. Pittsburgh also received more attention for its growing foodie scene. Congrats to Butcher and the Rye and Justin Severino of Cure for being named James Beard Awards 2014 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists. Of course Primanti’s made the list of best college sandwich shops, shout out to our Pitt Homies for The O making the cut too! 

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