Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
A little late but better than never, here are some images from our gala celebrating our new wing.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Our Priory Fine Pastries bake shop, located just up the street from our hotel, was named a regional gold medal winner by the readers of Trib Total Media, which includes the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. We're proud to have such positive feedback from our patrons, and we will continue to strive to provide innovative, tasty and fresh baked goods to folks from around the Pittsburgh area.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Our first Spring wine tasting is set for this Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we'll be outside in the Courtyard. Our wine host is Nick Biondi of Majestic Wines. Our theme is Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, featuring wines from South America and Australia/ New Zealand.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle pub in the Strip District has been a center of Irish culture in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years. It plays host to a multiplicity of Irish bands, and is the headquarters for Ceili dancing in the region. We at the Priory have been proud to partner with the "Harp" for seven years in our Discover the Strip package.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The latest phase of the restoration of Allegheny Commons Park, the Victorian era park that was the center of old Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh's North Side) got underway last week. The plan is to restore the park to its former 19th century glory. Located only 3 blocks from the Priory Hotel, the park hosts many events throughout the year, including a "Fresh Fridays" farmers market and the annual "Celebration in the Park." Here is a link to an article in the North Side Chronicle discussing the project. Pictured: Lake Elizabeth, Allegheny Commons Park
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Our neighborhood, Deutschtown, is nestled across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh and it is named for the German, Swiss & Austrian immigrants who settled here in the 1830's and 1840's. It's a dynamic neighborhood with a very dedicated population of residents. The Community Council's website is www.Deutschtown.org; the community council also just launched a new Facebook page, which gives them the opportunity to announce events and happenings, and also to interact with residents and others. It's a very dynamic page and well worth a visit. Deutschtown Facebook page can be reached by clicking here.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Pittsburgh is a great city with lots of events to keep you entertained. Sometimes, however, they might be difficult to find. It seems a Pittsburgh website is getting a handle on this. It promises to be a great way to find something fun to do on a Friday night, Saturday morning, or Sunday afternoon.
Wawadoo recommends events to you based on your interests. The service does this through a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” voting system: you view a number of things to do and indicate whether they sound interesting. Then, the website gives you recommendations that are more accurate every time you vote. Food, music, activities: any special event at a location. This means you’ll be able to skip the reading and get straight to the Jazz lounge you wanted.
Wawadoo is accepting the first users. Visit the website at www.wawadoo.com, enter your email address, and they will send you an invitation once it opens.
You also may want to check Wawadoo out at its Facebook page.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Our General Manager Tim McGlothlin had occasion to take to the roof of our new wing recently, and took some photos while he was up there. Here's the view from the roof.