1) How about a rock event for a great cause? The Joyce and Bill Toms 14th Annual Thanksgiving Benefit Concert will not only raise the decibel level but will also raise funds and awareness for Band Together Pittsburgh. Performing are Bill Toms & Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns), with special guests Musicians in Unity, Jimmy Adler, Jack Sanso, Jill Simmons, Pete Hewlet, Helene Milan, Pierce Dipner, Aris Paul, Marc Reisman and more. 8 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.
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. Their sous-vide cooked double-cut apple glazed pork chop is worth the price of admission. It’s accompanied by a tangy red cabbage and bacon risotto, which is also delectable. So, too, are the deviled eggs appetizer, about which my mother made me a snob. Other popular selections include the fish tacos and Frick Park Tavern’s signature entree, Jimmy’s Meatloaf. Domestic and imported wine and beers, and craft cocktails are also offered.This recently opened restaurant could become a new Pittsburgh classic. 1100 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. (P. Orr)