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
This Napoleon and Josephine story has a happy ending. It began in 1952, just two blocks from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, when Napoleon and Josephine Patti opened Nap’s, a shot-​and-​beer joint along the main drag of the small town.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A taste of Italy near IUP
When you think that you must have taken a wrong turn, you are almost there. The Mighty Oak Barrel sits at the end of a little twig of a road that is also the last chance for anyone who panics at the approaching Hulton Bridge and swerves to the right.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Oakmont’s welcoming and delicious respite
The Bermuda Triangle — that vortex in the Atlantic Ocean that starts at Miami, follows a line southeast to Puerto Rico, then north to Bermuda and back to Miami — forms a region that some have imbued with mysterious powers. Over the decades, many ships have entered this triangle, never to be seen again.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
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