When Linda Wernikoff moved to Pittsburgh from Chicago in 1977, she was disappointed by the housewares departments at Horne’s, Kaufmann’s, and Gimbel’s. She felt they lacked inspiration and were predictable. So the next year, she opened Crate in Mt. Lebanon, a tiny, second-​story store on Beverly Road that specialized in gifts and commercial…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
With careers, carpooling and volunteer work, making dinner can be a challenge for busy families! If Stouffer’s is “home cooking” and at tax time you can claim the pizza deliveryman as a dependant, it might be time for a change. Enter a new concept in cooking — meal preparation centers. Creative Dinners and…

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  • Issue Quarter 2006
  • Issue Year Spring /​Summer
  • Sub Heading Cook a month’s worth of meals in one night; get your sandals ready
Dot’s in McKeesport is just that — a dot on the side of the road that is easily missed if it is not your intended destination. There was a time when this stretch of Fifth Avenue on the fringe of the city was more neighborhood street than highway.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Soup for all seasons
Of all of the thousands of students attending classes at the University of Pittsburgh last fall, Elsie Henderson was perhaps the most extraordinary. For starters, she didn’t walk the Oakland campus with an iPod fixed to her ears or consumed in cell phone conversation.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Pitt student Elsie Henderson could teach a few classes as well
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