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Move Over PDX, As PIT Is Proud Of Their New Airport Floor

May 1, 2015 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

Of course we all know about the phenomenon that is the carpet over at Portland International Airport, but now there’s another airport getting in on the flooring craze. This time it’s Pittsburgh International Airport, as the PIT people are in the middle of making their flooring into a bit of an art installation.

Airport officials are calling on nearby Carnegie Mellon University for a little bit of inspiration, as they’re utilizing the school—and professor and artist Clayton Merrell—for design assistance for the 169,000 square-foot project.

According to Action News 4, it’s all Terrazzo tiling, and the final airport masterpiece will reveal blue skies and puffy clouds—a pretty safe design for an airport terminal if you ask us. It sounds like they’re hopeful that travelers will feel as if they are walking across the sky.

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NFL Rivalry Travel: Visit Pittsburgh for the Steelers and Ravens

October 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

If there are two teams—or at least fans—that dislike each other more than any other in the NFL it’s probably the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. it doesn't help that the two teams play each other a couple of times each and every year, as they call the same division home.

One game is already in the books for this year, as the Ravens came out victorious after a big win at home early in the season. Now the teams play again in Pittsburgh during the big Sunday night game on November 2.

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Is Pittsburgh Ready for a Movie Location Tour?

May 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM | by | ()

It's Lights, Camera, Action for the Steel City.

With the success many U.S. cities - like New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Los Angeles - have had with movie location tours, Pittsburgh is ready to launch their own.

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Three Zoos for Visiting Baby Otters This Summer

May 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM | by | ()

The National Zoo, which is mere feet away from Jaunted's Washington DC offices, just put all 11 members of its otter family on exhibit. The clan of Asian small-clawed otters had been transported from Southern California to take up residence in the nation's capital, and the 9 pups are by all reports simply adorable. The Zoo has an extensive photo gallery confirming those reports and persuasively demonstrating that baby otters are indeed very small and very cute.

But what if you can't make it to Washington DC this summer but still want to see otter pups up close and personal? Or what if you can make it but don't want to because, like everybody else, you refuse to set foot in the city because DC's July and August are unlivable? You're in luck.

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Iron Chef Michael Symon is Cooking Up a Little Something Special for Pittsburgh Airport

January 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM | by | ()

If you’re an Iron Chef it’s clear that you are more than half-way decent at cooking, but it also means that you have a passion for restaurants—especially those at the airport. Cat Cora is already slinging stuff in San Francisco and Houston, and now Michael Symon is planning to do something similar.

Bar Symon is headed to Pittsburgh International Airport as soon as this May, and the plan is to ensure that hungry travelers are well fed and are provided with something a little more substantial than a bag of pretzels and a Diet Coke. We’re most looking forward to taking a crack at the restaurant’s "Lola Burger," which will be topped with a fried egg and pickled red onions.

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Will 'The Real World: Pittsburgh' Happen in 2012?

December 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM | by | ()

MTV's The Real World has called more than 20 cities home—including New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas—over the past 26 seasons and now it looks like they may be adding Pittsburgh to that list.

Though there is no official confirmation from MTV about the show's 27th location, and the Pittsburgh Film Office has remained mum about the possibility, many local websites, Twitter reports, and even Wikipedia, seem to agree that The Real World: Pittsburgh is finally happening in 2012.

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Where To Eat Jake Gyllenhaal's Favorite Sandwich

November 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM | by | ()

Last week, Jake Gyllenhaal made appearances on several TV and radio talk shows to promote his new movie, Love and Other Drugs, which also stars Anne Hathaway. But Jake wasn't just singing the praises of his co-star during the interviews; he was also raving about a special sandwich he had while they were filming the movie in Pittsburgh.

On Friday he told Jimmy Fallon, "My favorite sandwich is a Primanti Brothers' sandwich, it has the french fries in the sandwich and cole slaw."

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The Top Three Summer Movie Sets to Stalk Right Now

August 10, 2010 at 2:31 PM | by | ()

Taylor Lautner greets fans

This summer has been one of the busiest ever for movie-making, which means fans have plenty of choices if they want to do some set-stalking. Here are our top three movie shoots to catch right now:

· 'Scream 4' in Ann Arbor, MI
The fourth installment of the Scream franchise has been shooting in Michigan for more than a month. The movie brings back the original stars including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who has been tweeting about his adventures in MI. The movie is also welcoming a new crop of Scream stars, like Adam Brody, Anthony Anderson, Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts, too.

This week, they are filming nights on Lincoln Ave in Ann Arbor. David Arquette, Adam Brody and Anthony Anderson have all been at the set over the past few days.

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How To Be In A Movie With Jake Gyllenhaal And Anne Hathaway Next Week

October 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

Have you ever dreamt of sharing the big screen with Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway? Who hasn't, right? Well, here's your chance! The pair have reunited for the new movie, "Love and Other Drugs," based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman," and they need 400 unpaid extras for a crowd scene filming in Pittsburgh, PA next week.

The scene will be a Pfizer rally shot inside Mellon Arena on October 13th. Anyone over 18 is eligible to participate without having to provide a head shot or resume, all you have to do is contact Matt Clancy at the Pittsburgh Film Office via email (mclancy(at)pghfilm.org) or by phone (412-261-2744) by the end of business today.

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Michelle Obama Begins Locavore Crusade at NYC's Gramercy Tavern

September 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

President Obama might be making his first presidential visit to Pittsburgh today for the G20 Summits, but before heading off for some serious work-time, Mr. and Mrs. Obama hit up New York again for a couple days, creating mass traffic confusion, but some actual excitement when Michelle lunched at the famed Gramercy Tavern restaurant.

In all fairness, Michelle had to eat alone since Barack was not in town for tourist activities like usual, but instead addressing the United Nations. Gramercy Tavern is an excellent choice for the First Lady, even if she may have gone because the chef behind the restaurant also catered the UN activities. It is upscale, rather exclusive and hard to get reservations for, and is known for being a cheerleader of American cuisine.

She didn't make reservations...

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Visit the Real ‘Adventureland’ in Pittsburgh

March 27, 2009 at 9:11 AM | by | ()

"Adventureland", written and directed by Greg Mottola, who also directed "Superbad", is a comedy about a recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) who gets a summer job at an amusement park working for two weirdo bosses (Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. Then, just when his summer job seems hopeless, he falls for a co-worker ("Twilight’s" Kristen Stewart). "Adventureland" was filmed in and around Pittsburgh in the fall of 2007. Here’s your guide to adventure in Steel City.

What to Stay:
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, is located in the restored Fulton Building at 107 6th St and is, apparently, fit for a President. Though price may be a little high for Pittsburgh, about $199 a night, the Renaissance has a prime location near the city's theaters, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Mellon Arena.

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Missed Connections in Pittsburgh: There's a Primary There Too Edition

April 18, 2008 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

We were remiss when we dedicated the Democratic presidential primary on April 22 to the city of Philadelphia. How could we neglect the rest of the great state? So here's a Heinz-Warhol edition to warm the hearts of western Pennsylvania.

We recommend not bowling or hunting with anyone you meet at one of these hot spots:

Kiva Han :: This boutique coffee house offers its own blends on packed weeknights and lazy weekend mornings to a sweetie with a shaved head, a sexy smoker and a girl with warm and friendly eyes. 420 S. Craig St.

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