Terrible Towel on Twitter

Posted in Pittsburgh Pride by Sarah on February 4, 2011

Now you can power an automated twirl of the Terrible Towel with just a little tweet!  Some social media savvy Steelers fans at an ad agency in Durham, North Carolina, devised a sweet device during their creative time that twirls when you tweet about the #SteelersNation!

All you have to do is tweet (using your Twitter account) and include #SteelersNation in your tweet.  The #SteelersNation hashtag is what gets the Terrible Towel twirling!  On the website Twerrible Towel you can see your tweet-powered twirl in full effect!

Want a little more info?  The graphic below should explain it all:


Now tweet all you can to get those Terrible Towels twirling for the SUPERBOWL!  Here we go, Steelers, here we go!



Posted in Food, Pittsburgh Pride by Elizabeth on November 22, 2009

I was in Pittsburgh this weekend and went to dinner Saturday night with Dad at Lidia’s Pittsburgh.  We both really enjoyed the restaurant.

we love Lidia

The service was top notch.  The server made sure each dish was explained, the entrees were not brought out until our salads were finished.  My plate was not taken if Dad were still eating his and vice versa.  And to top it off, our check was not brought until it was asked for.

On to the food.  Dad opted for the Pasta tasting.  This started with “cesare” salad.  Nothing impressive in his terms.  I’m never too enthused about something with an iceburg lettuce – just not much flavor to it.  My salad was the Insalata di Barbabietole e Caprino.  I’m a sucker for anything with beets and goat cheese these days, it was delightful.  The pastas that night were a spaghetti type pasta that was hollow in the middle with a tomato based sauce.  This pasta was good.  Apart from the fact that it was a nice dried pasta imported from Italy, and thus probably not cheap/easy to obtain, this could probably have been easily duplicated at home.  The second was a freshly made fettuccine pasta with a light butter sauce, pepper flakes and some sauteed broccoli raube – this was delish and light.  Refreshing actually (I’m not sure I ever described a pasta as such).  The third was a freshly made ravioli in a butter sage sauce; the filling was a combination of three mushrooms: porcini, oyster, and cremini.  This was phenomenal.  The filling was rich and complex, wonderful.  I had the osso bucco.  This was tender, fell right off the bone, delicious.  It was served on top of a barley risotto which was tasty but I’m also pretty sure I could have made this at home.

It is perfect for groups, not the best atmosphere for a date, but good food is good food.  Overall, I would definitely go back.  I highly recommend it.

NFL Kickoff Tonight: Go Steelers!

Posted in Pittsburgh Pride by Sarah on September 10, 2009

Break out those Terrible Towels!

r_heinzfieldatnightThe Pittsburgh Steelers kick off another great season at HEINZ FIELD at 8:30 pm ET (5:30 pm Pacific) against the Tennessee Titans!

What the Steelers will do: The Titans play a soft, two-deep zone which should allow QB Ben Roethlisberger, who passed for 329 yards and two touchdowns in a meeting Dec. 21 in Nashville, to make plays down the field. But the Titans also had three of their secondary members make the Pro Bowl — CB Cortland Finnegan, S Michael Griffin and S Chris Hope — because they make plays on the ball and intercept passes. Griffin intercepted Roethlisberger twice last year, returning one for an 83-yard touchdown.

To win, the Steelers must …

1. Harry Kerry. Get pressure on Collins and not give him time in the pocket, which is what happened last year when he had the only 100-plus passer rating against them (102.1).

2. Smash Dash. That is the nickname for Johnson, who hurt the Steelers with 69 yards rushing, including a 21-yard touchdown run.

3. Don’t give them Hope. The former Steelers safety is one of three Pro Bowlers in the secondary who combined for 16 interceptions.

Steelers Bar in San Francisco

Posted in Life, Pittsburgh Pride by Sarah on August 13, 2009
yinz guys have primanti's n'nat?

Yinz guys have Primanti's n'nat?

Meredith came up to visit me in San Francisco last weekend.  I took her on a (brisk!) walking tour of a few nearby neighborhoods.  In North Beach we passed by the Steelers bar that serves Primanti’s sandwiches!  We’ll be watching a game here this season for sure 🙂

p.s. when we walked in, the bartender said “So, you guys go to N.A.?”  As if!

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