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Cleveland Business Running Restaurant Gift Card Giveaways

6 Mar

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As part of their spring health campaign, West Park Dental in Cleveland, OH is doing monthly drawings for restaurant gift cards!

This month’s pick is PJ McyIntyre’s Irish Pub – you just have to be a fan and submit your info to be entered into the drawing. The pub has delicious food and a really fun atmosphere, so we are looking forward to seeing a deserving fan win $25 to enjoy this fabulous local spot. Here’s the link to enter: http://bit.ly/XrFAOX  Good luck!!

Book that cute bistro on Opentable!

8 Feb

offersI know it’s hard to believe, but now you’ve only got three days left before Valentine’s Day! Have you decided where to take your honey? If you keep putting off deciding this might help you get motivated- opentable.com has a ton of participating restaurants who all list their information on the site and let customers book reservations from the comfort of their home. Or cubicle. Or mobile phone. Or wherever! Be sure to check the site for Valentines Day specials that restaurants near you may be offering!

Here are the Open Table links for some of the bigger cities, but chances are your city is registered, too. Just visit Opentable.com and see!

OpenTable – Cleveland

OpenTable – New York

OpenTable – Chicago

OpenTable – San Francisco

OpenTable – Florida

Downtown Nightlife Survives Hurricane Sandy

1 Nov

Despite being without power the day after Hurricane Sandy struck, Manhattan’s spirits were up. Check out this article from the NY Eater to see a video of Manhattan locals keeping things going post-hurricane. Way to go, guys!

Watch a Video of Downtown Nightlife in the Blackout

Thursday, November 1, 2012, by Alexander Hancock

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The day after Hurricane Sandy hit, downtown Manhattan was totally without power but it wasn’t boring. The Daily hit the streets to check out the scene, talking to people out and about and visiting a cash-only hurricane party (with an available cell phone charger) at Wicked Willy’s and a Halloween Party at Le Souk. A Le Souk employee on how they got through: “It was pretty hard but we managed. We got a generator from the 1980s that worked,” somehow.

Video: Nightlife in NYC’s Dead Zone

Yinz goin to watch the game ‘nat?

19 Sep

It’s time for football again!! Tailgating, fantasy leagues, watching the game with friends, or going out – however you celebrate the season, you know it’s important to have a good selection of food and libations on hand. We checked in with Yelp to get their latest user survey of good places to cheer on the Black & Gold, and here’s what we found. Where do YOU go to watch the game?

If you’re not from Pittsburgh, don’t fret- we’ll be hunting up some good sports friendly spots in other cities soon!

Yelp’s Salute To The Black & Gold

This Weekly Yelp brought to you by VIA Music and New Media Festival September 19, 2012
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Throw a flag, already.

It’s that time of year again, sports fans. The time when bars are packed with those who bleed black and gold. The Steelers are back in action, and this week, we’re tackling the big question of the season: Where yinz catchin’ the game, n’at?

You won’t miss a second of the action at Industry in Lawrenceville: “The walls are lined with flat screens, and the bar is encircled.” Jamie J keeps her pre-kickoff cool with “house-infused cucumber gin” and a $3 IPH or Copper Ale. Amy C does her athletic supporting at New Amsterdam. Looking at their “enormous projection screen, it’s almost like being at the game, but with better food, like bad-ass, super-tasty, hot-‘n’-juicy burgers.” During the “glorious time of year when both the Pens and Steelers are on multiple TVs,” Jenn T “sits around with fellow Yinzers” at Nico’s Recovery Room, “one of the finest dives around.”

South Hills is slammin’ with sporty action. Amanda L is surrounded by The Saloon‘s 15 TVs and 21 “seasonally rotating” taps. Continuing with the numbers game, Carson City Saloon offers DJ J “over 20 beers on tap and specials during the game,” like a bucket of Coors Lights for $11! Meanwhile, Mel Upulls up a bar stool to chat craft beer and dem Stillers” at Smokin’ Joe’s. Careful though. With over 350 bottles and 61 drafts, you could… go… all… the… way… overboard!

In the East End zone? At Hough’s “everyone is into the game and cheers, which makes for an awesome atmosphere.” Alexandra Z is equally pumped about the “ridiculous beer selection: 300+ bottled beers and 60+ drafts,” score! Will H is all about the odds, and he finds his chances of taking down “wings and a beer” are high at Buffalo Blues. They’ve got, taps 32… to down… set! Hut! Hut into your mouth! Jarrett H thinks Sharp Edge is A-OK all of the time, but on game day, “something magical catapults it into” a palace of pig skin. Half-off pizzas and $.45 wings, plus a $5.50 black and gold beer seals the deal! Here we go, Steelers!

Where to Take Dad this Sunday

12 Jun

In case you didn’t know (but we hope you did), Sunday June 17th is Father’s Day! That means you have about 5 more days to decide what to do with the special dad in your life. We are a big fan of Gayot’s “Top” lists – here’s one with some good suggestions based on your city. Take a look!

Read the story in its original location HERE

Top 10 Father’s Day Restaurants

Gayot.com

Give the man of the house a break from the barbecue this Father’s Day and take him out for a big breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. We’ve rounded up the best places to take Dad to dine on June 17, from eateries featuring a special Father’s Day menu to restaurants that might specialize in steaks or craft beers.

Top 10 Restaurants for Father’s Day Dining in Atlanta

Top 10 Best Restaurants to Take Dad for Father’s Day in Boston

Top 10 Restaurants for Father’s Day in Los Angeles

10 Best Father’s Day Restaurants in New York

Top 10 Father’s Day Restaurants in San Francisco

10 Best Restaurants for Father’s Day in Washington DC

Happy Mother’s Day!

9 May

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Where are you taking the special lady in your life? If you live in Pittsburgh, check out OpenTable’s list of restaurant ideas. A lot of restaurants are offering complimentary discounts and even free drinks in honor of the day. You can also search the “Mother’s Day Specials and Availability” tab, and if you see something you like, you can book it online right away. Enjoy!

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Happy Truffle Day!

2 May

Happy National Truffle Day, everybody! If you’ve been craving something sweet and delicious all week, now is the perfect excuse to indulge. In honor of the day, here’s a little truffle trivia for you:

Truffles were invented in France, and fashioned after the truffle fungus. Popular history holds that a man named Louis Dufour created the first chocolate truffle on this day in 1895. These delicious treats can be made of dark, milk, or white chocolate, and some even have a special liqueur to add something extra to the flavor.

Today’s truffles come in three main varieties: American, European, and Swiss.  They all have a couple of things in common: each truffle type includes a creamy ganache filling, and each is topped with coca, coconut, or melted, drizzled chocolate. Exquisite! Of course, every baker makes truffles with their own twist, which makes trying a lot of different varieties even more fun.

Fun fact: Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a great fan of “Prestat truffles,” a chocolate shop opened in London that is credited with bringing truffles to their current popularity in England.

Here are a couple of links to get you cooking:

Read more about truffle history and creation here

Find a scrumptious truffle recipe (plus some tips on selecting chocolate and ingredients) to try here

Check out a video of a news team making their very own truffles here