Shake the Doldrums at Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Skyvue Restaurant Offers a Diverse Menu (Mon., 3/2/20)

1) If fevered by winter isolation, now’s the time to get out of your cabin and visit the Carnegie
Museum of Natural History. Sure, the dinosaurs are awesome and the gem collection is
unsurpassed, but the museum offers so much more. Check out the Alcoa Foundation Hall of
American Indians where the beaded moccasins and porcupine quill art is stunning. Or the
Wycoff Hall of Arctic Life; its replica igloo and walrus-mounted iceberg will assure you that
Pittsburgh’s winters are nothing to dread. And now until Spring, the Natural History Museum is
also featuring a National Geographic exhibit of the 50 greatest wildlife photographs. From a
baby gray whale in Laguno San Ignacio to a Bornean orangutan climbing hundreds of feet into a
tree canopy, each photo is breathtakingly real. Closed Tuesdays, the Natural History Museum is
open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (P. Orr)

2) Located across from the Allegheny County Airport, the Skyvue is a family-run restaurant which has catered to South Hills fans since the close of WW II. Honoring its location of more than 80 years with model airplanes, aviation lore, and even a bi-plane kiddy ride on its outdoor patio, the Arovits family offers a popular menu of steaks, seafood and pasta at very favorable prices. Veal picatta, chicken romano and swordfish are all under $20; New York strip steak or a hefty ribeye
are just a few dollars more. Appetizers include bruschetta, parmesan crusted artichoke hearts and ubiquitously Pittsburgh beer-battered zucchini strips. 3230 Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin is your landing strip.

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