Friday, May 1, 2015

Hope Through Creativity at the Grand Hall



We hosted a really fun and moving event earlier this week, Hope Through Creativity, which was a summit of high school students from throughout the region discussing the educational plight of homeless children.  The event was sponsored by the Homeless Children's Education Fund, an organization of which I'm proud to serve on the Board of Trustees.  HCEF does some great work in trying to even out educational outcomes for children experiencing homelessness, as well as educating the public about these children.

Here is a link to a Tribune Review article about the event.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thrilllist Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The website Thrilllist.com listed its 15 not to be missed Pittsburgh restaurants.  I've been to many and can recommend them, particularly Legume in Oakland, and Butcher in the Rye downtown.  We're also represented on the North Side by Carmi Family Restaurant, which is a southern/ soul food style cuisine.

To see the article, click here.    Pictured below is Carmi's chicken and waffles.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Priory Pub

A friend was visiting London recently and passed along this photo of the Priory Pub in Kilburn.  We don't own it, if you're wondering.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Boston Globe Loves Pittsburgh!



Here's a nice article from the Boston Globe talking about Pittsburgh's many attractions and offerings to visitors.  Click here to read the article.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Grand Hall Hosts Women in Hospitality

We had a fun event at our Grand Hall recently, hosting the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association's Women in Hospitality Get Together.  The event featured a keynote speech and some great networking among 75 or so of the top industry professionals in the Pittsburgh region.





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Interesting View of the Priory from the Seagate Building

The Seagate building, located in the Strip District, housed a clean manufacturing facility for the computer chip maker for a brief time.  Since that production moved elsewhere, the building was re-purposed for office space (though it still includes the clean rooms), and now offers some pretty terrific views of the Allegheny River.  I was there for a meeting recently, and snapped the following photos of the view, which includes, prominently, our Grand Hall.


  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A North Side Treat - The Pittsburgh Banjo Club Every Wednesday!


An offbeat way to spend the evening nearby our Priory Hotel is to stroll down Pressley Street to the Elks Lodge.  Every Wednesday night the Elks hosts the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, which, as its title suggests, is a band made up of banjo players.  They are typically 30 or so in number, and play for the love of music.  The musical fare runs the gamut from old standards to some interesting versions of modern tunes.  In any event, they are an authentic Pittsburgh icon, and are well worth a visit should you stay with us (or even if you don't!).  Admission is free too.

Here's some links:

Yelp

Facebook

Pop City Media

The Daily Beast