Barbecue en Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th <p></p><p></p><p class="p1">We love our booze — ahem, our craft beers — here at the Social Club podcast, so of course the upcoming Beer Fest is one of Josh and Rachel’s favorite happenings this weekend. For the sober-minded, however, there’s no need to worry: this week’s events include yoga in the square, fashion trucks, and overlooked Pittsburgh barbecue. Listen in for why, “This is like, deliberate yoga, not just a weirdo running around the Square.”</p><p class="p1">This week’s happenings:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:52 +0000 Reid Carter 32786 at Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th The Business of the Barbecue (And Grilling) <p>This Friday is July 4th, and to commemorate the nation’s 238th birthday people across the country will march in parades, watch fireworks and, of course, fire up the grill.</p><p>Tons of hot dogs, burgers, steaks, and propane will be sold in the lead up to Independence Day, <a href="">the biggest grilling day of the year</a>. So it seemed to be an appropriate time to discuss the business of grilling with contributor Rebecca Harris.</p><p>Harris says that even though humans have been cooking meat for hundreds of thousands of years, backyard grilling didn’t truly become popular <a href="">until the 1950’s</a>. The sudden increase in popularity was spurred by the creation of suburbs, and the creation of the backyard grill. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:26:43 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31890 at The Business of the Barbecue (And Grilling) Elaine Labalme's Midwest Adventure Continues <p>As great as the <a href="">ballparks of the midwest</a> may be, Essential Pittsburgh travel contributor Elaine Labalme found that there was much more to the cities that housed them than just baseball.</p><p>From the amazing Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City to Milwaukee’s historic third ward, to the “photographer’s dream” that is the Gateway arch in St. Louis, Labalme quickly learned that the cultural happenings of the midwest were manifold.</p><p>As an added bonus, much of this art and culture is paired up with some of the tastiest eateries these cities have to offer. As Labalme puts it, “I would say food meets art is all over the midwest.” Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:07:45 +0000 John Lavanga 15294 at Elaine Labalme's Midwest Adventure Continues