Fitz & The Tantrums Play Allegheny Overlook; Frick Park Tavern Offers a Variety of Comfort Fare (Wed., 7/7/21)
2) Fitz and The Tantrums first big success came in 2010 when their initial album Pickin’ Up the Pieces reached number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. The album generated several hits, including “MoneyGrabber,” “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” and “Breakin’ the Chains of Love.” Fitz and the Tantrums followed up with 2013’s More Than Just a Dream. Its “Out of My League” also climbed the charts. Fitz and the Tantrums have grown into a more highly polished dance-pop sound, but have lost some of their raw musical power. However, they are still a very interesting band to hear live. Their 2016 release, Fitz and The Tantrums, contained the hit single “HandClap.” 2019’s, All the Feels is the band’s latest release. Special guest is Colony House. The concert was originally slated for the Starlight Drive-in, but is now at the Allegheny Overlook Park on Ft. Duquesne Boulevard in Downtown Pittsburgh. 7 p.m. (R.H.)
2) Older Pittsburghers love to wax nostalgic about restaurants that are no longer. But in Regent
Square, where the new Frick Park Tavern recently opened, no one’s really talking about the
former Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine which stood before it. Pittsburghers old—and young—are
flocking to this new iteration of space and cuisine that suits this diverse neighborhood perfectly. Interesting mains are Jimmy’s Signature Meatloaf, Grilled Chicken Breast, and the Tavern Steak. So, too, are the deviled eggs appetizer, about which my mother made me a snob. Other popular selections include the FPT Burger and French dip sandwich. Domestic and imported wine and beers, and craft cocktails are also offered. This restaurant could become a new Pittsburgh classic. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.1100 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square.