Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”
Duckpin bowling, pinball machines, shuffleboard, foosball tables and a vintage arcade.
Large busines events and meetings are returning to Pittsburgh. First up, in early October, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society’s International Elastomer Conference (IEC), gathers at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) with nearly 1,500 attendees and more than 150 companies and organizations exhibiting at the expo. This is Rubber Division’s fourth visit to Pittsburgh and first since 2016.
PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’
The City of Steel
• 1.5 oz Plantation 3 Stars rum
• .5 oz Aperol
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• .5 oz lemon juice
• .5 oz Orgeat
• 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Shake and double strain into your favorite Tiki mug and add ice.
Courtesy of Bar Marco, Pittsburgh
The annual event raises funds for a food bank in style.
A Budding Business
As Marcella Hazan explains in the introduction to her “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” the varying languages, climates, geography, history and local ingredients that defi ne Italy’s diverse regions make it diffi cult to classify one single cooking style as representative of the entire country’s cuisine. Rather, “It is the cooking that spans remembered history, that has evolved during the whole course of transmitted skills and intuitions in the homes throughout the Italian peninsula and the islands, in its hamlets, on its farms, in its great cities.
East Liberty is fully recharged. Nestled in Pittsburgh’s East End about 5 miles outside of downtown, the neighborhood’s energy is fueled by huge investments from the technology industry and grounded in a resilient community. East Liberty once rivaled downtown as a booming retail, transportation and culture center where the area’s elites and industrialists built grand homes and public buildings in the early 1900s to escape the city. But when suburbs began to lure residents away in the 1950s, failed attempts to retain population ended up crippling East Liberty’s economy and vibrancy.