Clubs and bars, comics and entertainers

Tammy Pescatelli: A Very Funny Sister


Comedian Tammy Pescatelli

“Like your sister that won’t shut up” is how star comedian Tammy Pescatelli described her brand of comedy in a recent phone interview. She begins a three-day stint at the Pittsburgh Improv tonight.

Family is a source of both humor and angst for Pescatelli, who was raised outside of Cleveland, in a large Italian household, the daughter of a (former) pro-football player and devoted mother. She also endured several brothers.

After graduating from Kent State University, Pescatelli saw a female comic perform that

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Shadyside’s Smooth New Cantina, The Steel Cactus

Having fun at the Steel Cactus.

For this mission, the Recon Patrol (RP) went deep undercover in order to bring you the lowdown on a new spot in Shadyside, The Steel Cactus: Authentic Mexican Restaurante & Cantina. We spent a few nights snooping around this smooth-looking, modern cantina, the latest offering from the AMP’D  Group (who brought you  South Side’s “Local” and “Diesel” restaurant/bars) to give you a taste of their recent Walnut Street addition.

During our first night undercover, we were posing as

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Mount Lebanon’s Saloon Continues to Please

Mt. Lebanon’s Saloon on Washington Road

The Entertainment Central Recon Patrol is stepping out of the city and into the suburbs to bring you the scoop on The Saloon, a Mt. Lebanon staple that has been serving the South Hills for over 30 years.  And while everyone in this self-proclaimed “Cheers-style” bar might not know your name, you certainly won’t have trouble striking up a conversation if you’re so inclined.

At first glance, you may get the feeling that this place hasn’t changed much

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New Rowdy Bar on the South Side

New Rowdy Bar on South Side

We just got this dispatch in from the Entertainment Central Pittsburgh Recon Patrol:

We had noticed a new, brightly colored well-lit bar on Carson Street while engaging in nighttime patrols recently. The Rowdy Buck sounded intriguing; and seemd like a place worth checking out on a recent Friday night. The doorman was big and friendly. After chatting for a minute or two with him we went in. Right inside there was a beer tub girl

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