Welcome to The Wine Bistro Theory interview series.
SP is going to be doing an interview with a couple that started The Naked Grape in Sewickley. One reason we chose them was because of their willingness to do this project with us and access. Another reason was the area. The other reason was to show a small business becoming successful in an area that tends to be more discerning of their establishments. Click Here to read article.
SP did the early thing this year. Last year our tech went a little later while covering more of the entertainment portion of the event for another website We wanted a chance to check out the artwork without pushing through – although when you aren’t covering for an article, that really is a required part of the Art All Night experience. If this was your first time – only next time will you experience the true feel of Art All Night … the fact that even when it is in the same spot, it completely transforms that spot from what it was the year priors event. That didn’t change this year ….. Click Here to read article.
What Marriage Should Be
The Royal Wedding
Yes, like everyone else we are going to talk about the Royal Wedding, and we were amongst the many getting up at 4am to witness the start. What we aren’t going to do is rant on about the style of hats, the fashion techniques in making them, and the sophisticated dress of the occasion. What we are going to mention is the fact that the Royal Wedding – even the media show that it was made the marriage of two people truly in love and not marrying for convenience the priority of the event. Although we’ll admit we wished we were hat designers in London this year (it would have been a retirement year).
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It’s that time of the year when the birds start singing, the trees start budding, and the commercials remind us that holiday goodies from the winter months haven’t left us. So what to do? Go down to the local sweat shop (aka health club), work yourself into possible cardiac arrest all while surrounded by bodies you with that you had (or are thankful for not having … since you haven’t left yourself get *that* far gone yet).
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Yes, it’s getting close, and time to start thinking about Art All Night (click on the logo to go to AAN’s website).
Why? … and for those of you that are new to Pittsburgh, you ask, “umm, OK, why??”
Art All Night, through it’s persistence has really become the official announcement to the start of the Spring/Summer art season in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. You know spring is coming when you start hearing the volunteer calls for Art All night. You know spring is here when you start seeing those Art All Night “calls for artists”. You know one of the main qualities that defines this city is now in full bloom when the first person walks into Art All Night … an sees the defining artistic creativity of the residents of our city. There is nothing better during this time of year to show you a visual definition of “Pittsburgh”. Art All Night has become a staple of the area holding it’s artists together every year. Click Here to read the rest of the article on Sophisticated Pittsburgh.
Nola On The Square, we are quite sure now houses that parts of New Orleans that hurricane Katrina blew up our way. There is no other explanation for the change that has happened to this old building in Market Square.
SP has persons at lunch and dinner on March 25th to enjoy some fine dining and entertainment … with review to come at the end. Since Nola is in the Seviche and Sonoma family, we expected nothing less than culinary perfection. We weren’t disappointed there, but we were extremely surprised at what we found during dinner (we will give you a brief on lunch near the end).
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Some of the qualities of sophistication are class, elegance, and how a person carries them self. These qualities are sometimes best seen in their true form when a person is in a position where they don’t get the best of what they were expecting.
That’s where Coach Tomlin was at the end of Super Bowl XLV.
From the point where Coach Tomlin greeted Coach McCarthy at the beginning of the game, throughout the play of the game, and even greeting his players individually after losing (and not chewing them out on national TV) he showed us what truly sophisticated person is like. [click here for remaining portion of article]
With every new “renaissance” to a city tends to bring a new way of working. S.P. was initially going to publish this article in “New Town”, but after some thought we decided on “City On foot” because of the location it is being written. The pic on the site was taken at the time and place of the article’s “birth”.
Moving on and getting past plugging the article to the actual article.
“In Olden Days” the workplace was the workplace. You probably spend more years in your life going to the same building, office, or establishment day after day than you did living in your own house. That’s just the way it was. Simple.
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Hello SWB readers, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Karyon Nightly, one of the writers for the website http://www.sophisticatedpittsburgh.com. Since we are taking control of SWB, I wanted to let you in on what we are planning on doing to move the site into something that can accompany S.P. as a blog. SWB has a strong sarcastic and cynical side to it as most of the rant blogs did that started out around the mid 2000’s. SWB will be that part of S.P. for those little sarcastic articles that we want to have fun with, but may not want to publish on the main site. Here is what we are planning so far (there are many minds at work, so this may change from time to time):
- We will be deleting any blog entries from SWB that may have too strong of an opinion, or quite frankly don’t any longer apply to issues in the city.
- We will be toning down the sarcasm and strong opinions – we are not censoring, but challenging our writers to be as effective as SWB was, but with more creativity and good writing.
- Although sarcastic, cynical, and a little ranty … we want to try to make our articles readable by all Pittsburghers and outsiders.
Keep in mind, just because we are making SWB a little nicer to fit in with Sophisticated Pittsburgh, that doesn’t mean if you deserve a slap to the face we won’t give it anymore.
We’ll still cover things like Pittsburgh politics, The Steelers, The penguins, enjoyable moments from the council, the Strip District, the wonderful roads, etc, etc.
more later ….