Alta ViaWhere: 46 Fox Chapel Road, O’HaraHours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Reservations recommendedContact: 412-408-3816 or www.alta viapgh.comThe concept: Modern northern Italian cooking embracing fresh and clean ingredients in a comfortably intimate space.Menu sample: Choose from seven Antipastos, including Fried Calamari ($12), Tuna Tartare ($15) and Beef Carpaccio ($15). Entree’s include Gerber Farms Chicken ($28) with crispy Parmesan potatoes, roasted leeks and piccata vinaigrette, Filet Mignon ($41) with culurgioni, royal trumpet mushrooms, cipollini onions and short rib jus, Laurel Hill Trout ($27) with hen of the woods mushrooms, grilled spring onion, Yukon gold potatoes and salsa verde and Ravioli ($12/$23) featuring Riverview Farms goat cheese, lemon and pistachio.Must try: Customers are digging the vegetable section says Fuller — especially the wood-grilled mushrooms with smoked … [Read more...] about Fox Chapel Plaza’s Alta Via offers a food tour of northern Italy
Tuck and patti tour
After four decades, eclectic Bay Area guitar-and-vocal duo Tuck & Patti have got their act together — to the point of not planning. “We haven’t made set lists in years and years, I keep it open and free,” says singer-arranger Patti Cathcart, mentioning that they’ll be taking requests during their Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut in The City this week. Even though she’s sung “My Romance” thousands of times, it’s always new, she says: “Even our original songs don’t stay static.” Her husband Tuck Andress says of their sound: “We’re playing from our hearts, being honest, having a conversation with each other. I liken it to ballroom dancing… on a tightrope.” Through the years, they’ve become deeper and more nuanced, yet their unique “naked” style — a mix of jazz, folk, soul and blues — clicked from the start. They met in 1978 at an audition in San Francisco … [Read more...] about Togetherness is everything for Tuck & Patti
Johnathan L. Wright Reno Gazette Journal Published 7:15 PM EST Jan 24, 2019 The best amenity at Sorensen’s Resort might be the one not there. The property lacks a digital tether: There’s no Internet, no Wi-Fi, no smartphone service. Instead, in winter, there are stands of aspen and pine swagged in white, free snowshoes for guests, cross-country skiing, cabins and cottages furnished with colorful quilts, and a board game or a good glass of cab after a day outdoors. Without an electronic leash (or even TVs), folks get social (in the old-fashioned sense). ____________ IF YOU GO What: Sorensen’s Resort Address: 14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, Calif. Phone: 800-423-9949 On the web: Right this way ____________ “People tell us, ‘We haven’t talked with our families that way in years,’ ” said John Brissenden, who has owned Sorensen’s with his wife, Patty, for more than 35 years. “Ninety-five out of 100 … [Read more...] about Mountains above Lake Tahoe home to digital-free getaway
Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post Published 8:35 am PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Kevin Paul Gilbert and his granddaughter Vera play at the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky, on Oct. 3, 2018. Kevin Paul Gilbert and his granddaughter Vera play at the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky, on Oct. 3, 2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jessica Ebelhar A walk through the fields of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is rewarded with delicate shades of color.The site in Lexington, Ky., is shown on Oct. 2, 2018. A walk through the fields of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is rewarded with delicate shades of color.The site in Lexington, Ky., is shown on Oct. 2, 2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jessica Ebelhar Visitors sample bourbon at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., on Oct. 5, 2018. Visitors sample bourbon at … [Read more...] about Going beyond bourbon and ponies in Lexington, Ky.
From Tejano standouts and stars of the local world music scene, to Japanese punk and Canadian power pop, our music picks are all over the map this week.OUR TOP PICKS Friends host RakefetFest to help Rakefet Laviolette Friday: RakefetFest at the Parish. Friends and fellow musicians rally to help Rakefet Laviolette, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Laviolette and her husband, Joel Laviolette, run the Rattletree School of Marimba, and the event is designed to help provide a “financial cushion” so the family can devote the time they need to her treatment and recovery. A who’s who of Austin’s top world music artists including Atash, Seu Jacinto and Bamako Airlines will perform. $10. Doors at 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — D.S.S. Friday: Sloan at 3Ten. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1991, power-pop band Sloan rode the ’90s alt-rock wave to semi-stardom and still has a devoted cult following that includes … [Read more...] about Weekend music picks: Viva Mexico!, RakefetFest and more