Category Archives: Drinks

Take a holiday walking tour of Downtown Pittsburgh

Rossilynne Culgan, author of “100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die,” is offering three guided walking tours throughout the holiday season featuring nine holly jolly stops along the way.

Culgan’s tour is $25 per person and includes a copy of her book, plus some other fun.

The tour includes the PPG Place ice rink, the City of Pittsburgh’s gingerbread displays and more.

Her tour is inspired by her 2017 holiday walking tour she published in The Incline.

Study says we drink more in winter

As Straight No Chaser sings … who spiked the eggnog?

Think you drink more during the winter?

A study out of the University of Pittsburgh says you do.

Colder climates apparently contribute to a higher occurrence of binge drinking and liver disease, Elle magazine reported, citing the study.

That warm and toasty feeling you get after throwing back a few drinks relaxes the blood vessels and increases the flow of warm blood to the skin.

And because of that, people tend to want to drink more alcohol in the winter.

Of course, it might also be due to the fact that we tend to be around family more during the holidays. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Coke introduces two flavors for the holiday season

Coca-Cola already gets us into the holiday spirit with its array of Christmas-related commercials (think adorable polar bears, Santa and the trucks decked out in lights).

So it’s no surprise to anybody that Coke is offering two holiday-themed flavors this year: Coca-Cola Cinnamon and Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry.

The flavors are expected to hit store shelves at the end of September and stick be around through the end of the year.

I’m more of a Pepsi guy, but I will give these drinks a try, of course!

Still waiting for Pepsi to bring back Holiday Spice. 👀


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The ‘Confluence’: Where Pittsburgh and the holidays come together

photo by WESAI was graciously invited to return to 90.5 WESA’s “The Confluence” program to share my love of Pittsburgh and the holiday season with listeners.

We talked PPG Place gingerbread houses, local artisan markets, walking tours, and, of course Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights.

I joined Rossilynne Culgan, at The Incline and Katie Blackley, of WESA.

Tune in around the 24-minute mark to hear the interview.