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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from December 2009

Small Bowl of Eggnog at Tom’s In Zanesville

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It’s Thursday, December 3, a gray day in Pittsburgh. We’re packing up and driving to Columbus, Ohio today for a three-day Breakfast Special shoot. (It’s Glenn Syska’s mother’s birthday so he doesn’t get here till 9:30 or so. He wanted to take his mom to breakfast. Yes, breakfast.  How could Bob and I say No?) […]

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Square Cafe is hip, not square.

December 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The next day, Wednesday, October 14, we went back to the Square Cafe where we’d shot our 30-second promo about three weeks earlier. Not only were owner-operator Sherree Goldstein and her staff friendly and cooperative and excited when we were there, but several Pittsburgh people had made impassioned pleas about our need to include this […]

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Perfect poached eggs.

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I think it was Thursday evening, October 8, at the Half-Price Books in North Fayette when I ran into Earl who used to tend bar at Cupka’s II on the South Side.  Earl was a great bartender, and he’s in my “South Side” show, and he tells me he works at Nadine’s now, and he’s […]

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