Escape to Biddle’s (CPs Mon. 10/28/13)

1) Entertainment Central’s food writer Deborah McDonald loves Biddle’s Escape, on Biddle Avenue between Regent Square and Wilkinsburg. Deborah reports they have a great selection of coffee drinks, teas, and sweet treats.  She especially likes the Hungarian szegedi kave: 2 shots of espresso, 2 shots of steamed cream, maple/cinnamon sugar, and whipped cream. Another cool thing, Deborah  says, is their patio where on a warm day you can sit beneath the trees and carved wood faces and enjoy the fall foliage. As you may remember from local history and a movie titled Mrs. Soffel, the Biddle brothers escaped from the Allegheny County jail with the aid of Mrs. Soffel (the warden’s wife who was in love with one of the brothers) in 1902. 401 Biddle Ave., Regent Square/Wilkinsburg.

2) Savoy Restaurant’s Savoy Jazz Mondays continues tonight with host band Roger Humphries Trio and featured performer, jazz vocalist Spanky Wilson. 6 – 10 p.m. No cover. 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District.

3) Now playing at Carnegie Science Center is a lovely IMAX film called Flight of the Butterflies, which documents the Monarch butterflies incredible cross-continental migration and their relationship to people throughout the generations. 12:15, 2:15, and 4:15 p.m. Rangos Omnimax Theater, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore.

4)  Check out new and established talent at one of the town’s best open stage nights, Club Café’s AcoustiCafé. Mike Why is the host of this  supportive and friendly event. No cover. 7 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side.

5) It’s Global Mondays at Cappy’s Café in Shadyside with imported bottled beers for only $3. While there team up an import with a bowl of their scrumptious chili. 5431 Walnut St.

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