Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Christmas Parade Party Buffet!

A Christmas post, kittens! This year I had a party for the Christmas parade because it goes through my neighborhood. ALL THREE HOURS OF IT. I shit you not. It was like the Macy’s Day parade. But with meth addicts and … Continue reading

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24-Hour Salad

I plucked a grey hair out of my left eyebrow this morning. This surprised me; although it should not, considering that for over five years, I dye my hair, not for fun, but out of necessity (I am sitting with light … Continue reading

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Mike Kalina’s Pittsburgh Potato Cheese Pierogies

PIEROGIES! One of my most favorite foods. Growing up in Pittsburgh, pierogies were everywhere. Everywhere! The best are the ones made by church ladies, and my Aunt Bonnie (goddamnit, why do I not write down the dough recipe when I … Continue reading

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The Astronaut Wives Club Ham Loaf

On last night’s premiere episode of The Astronaut Wives Club, Mrs. Alan Shepard gets all down in the doldrums either because her husband is in space or because he bangs anything in a bikini down at Cape Canaveral. Regardless, as she’s … Continue reading

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Yinzerella’s Lazy Pierogie Casserole

It’s going to snow here today. I don’t know how much, but snow is in the forecast. And when snow is in the forecast, there is nothing better to eat than a big, stick-to-your ribs, comfort food casserole. And when … Continue reading

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New Year Pretzel & City Chicken (A Very Pittsburgh New Year)

Happy New Year, kittens! The days of December 31 and January 1 are rife with superstition and things to do and not do in order to roll into the new year as a lucky duck and leave the bad parts … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Turkey Devonshire Sandwich

Got turkey? I got a great way for you to use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers. That is, if you like bacon and cheese sauce. And who doesn’t (aside from our kosher and lactose intolerant friends)? When “sandwich” and … Continue reading

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For National Sandwich Day: Isaly’s Chipped Ham Barbecue

Yesterday was National Sandwich Day, which, should be celebrated nationally. It would have absolutely thrilled me to observe the day with a McRib, but, alas, the damn things never made it anywhere near Baltimore.  So, I made a barbecue sandwich … Continue reading

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Yinz Sound Like Jagoffs

It’s official. Yinzer, a.k.a. the official language of Pittsburgh, has been voted the WORST ACCENT IN AMERICA! I am oddly proud. Here is a fabulous example of the horrendous accent: As is this: I chose this Pittsburgh Dad one because … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays: Coop’s Breakfast

In one of the series’ best moments, hell, one of tv’s best moments, Agent Cooper, in the dining room of the Great Northern Hotel, sips a damn fine cup of coffee and orders a very specific breakfast. Now, I’d like … Continue reading

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