The mother of all Washingtons occupies the federal District of Columbia, yet smaller ones abound. The Father of His Country sired no children but, by way of surrogate progeny, he begat towns bearing his surname in no fewer than 27 states.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Home of the rebels
Pete Valliant arrived in America in 1950 with $20 in his pocket, no English, and a vague notion that he had relatives near Pittsburgh. The Greek merchant sea captain thought he would give the mainland a try, leaving behind his island home on Cephalonia, where Louis de Bernières set his 1994 novel, “Captain…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Breakfast, lunch and a touch of magic
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
There is a relationship that regular patrons have with Johnny’s Restaurant in Wilmerding that is a lot like the one shared by old married couples. They promise each other not to be the first to go, because the survivor will be lost until the end. And after a yearlong hiatus, Johnny Fusilli is…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A dining respite in Wilmerding
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