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October 27, 2017

Celebrating an American Brew

October 25 is National American Beer Day, a day set aside to honor the many domestic brews that fill glasses, cans, and bottles from coast to coast. The day reminds us that the history of “local” beer is more than the story of current trends.

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October 24, 2017

Isaly’s: A Recipe for Good Food

Everyone has a favorite Isaly's recipe — when author Brian Butko was growing up, it was Isaly’s macaroni & cheese that he looked forward to each trip. Years later, he would experiment with his own recipe, trying to recreate the taste he remembered.

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October 18, 2017

The Incredible Journey of the Steamboat New Orleans

A folk painting on display in the History Center’s Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit captures one of Pittsburgh’s most important early innovations. On Oct. 20, 1811, the steamboat New Orleans set off from this place on a journey of more than 1,800 miles down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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