We are so fortunate to be able to call Pittsburgh “Home”! Evolving from it’s days as a Titan of Steel, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a thriving metropolis and is world renown in the medical industry, technology hub, Hollywood of the Midwest, an up and coming gastrohub, and top tier higher education universities. Although Pittsburgh itself is a very vibrant city, the communities and neighborhoods around town are the backbone of what truly makes the city extra special.
Around Town with MG became an idea when I had a conversation with friends and family about what makes Pittsburgh such a great place to live. One of the recurring themes were the amazing shops, places to eat, things to do, and especially the people of our hometowns. To help showcase those places, I wanted to start highlighting places Around Town that mean a lot to me and the people who are behind the scenes that make those places special.
Check out the various places Around Town, and be sure to come back and visit for new episodes.
Episode 1 – Bowser’s – Beaver County Smoke House
Located at: 1493 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA 15061
One of the best places to grab a sandwich, salad, wings, BBQ or anything else that might fill that craving is Bowser’s in Center Township, Beaver County. The restaurant has been around since 1993 with their most recent addition is Andy’s BBQ.
“If you don’t evolve, you die. And for us, evolution involves a whole lot of smoke. We specialize in smoking all of the classic meats low and slow using simple recipes and making everything from scratch.” – The Bowser Culinary Philosophy
My favorite is the Pastrami Reuben! But the Wings are a must try too!
Episode 2: Cirelli’s Fine Jewelry
Located at: 676 3rd street, Beaver, PA 15009
For over 35 years, Cirelli’s Fine Jewelry has been a mainstay on Third Avenue in Beaver. Mike and Jodie Cirelli are on site daily to help with your jewelry needs. Cirelli’s put the Jewelry Artistry back in to the jewelry store and do most services in the store. From finding your perfect piece, to jewelry repair, custom made jewelry, diamond setting, hand engraving and more, Cirelli’s is your one stop shop.
Episode 3: Mario’s Dockside
Located at: 1420 Riverside Drive, Beaver PA 15009
A nautical theme bar and Steak & Seafood grill setting featuring a beautiful river view. Pizza, burgers, steak, seafood and more to satisfy the entire family’s appetite. A marina is located right on the river front for boaters to dock and come grab a bite.
Episode 4: SCS United
Located at: 1220 Freedom Crider Rd, Suite 6, Freedom, Pennsylvania 15042
A Youth soccer club in western Pennsylvania – 8U-19U. The coaching staff of SCS United is committed to providing each child with a solid base of technical and tactical prowess. Encompasses players from multiple school districts in the Western PA, Greater Pittsburgh region!
Episode 5 : Vesuvio’s
Located at: 88 Wagner Rd #2489, Monaca, PA 15061
In business for over 36 years, Vesuvio’s Italian Restaurant is the place to go to experience the great tastes and traditional charm of old-world Italy. They offer the best selection of Italian favorites made from secret family recipes using only the freshest ingredients!
Episode 6 & 7— Currently in the works!!
Stop back soon to check out more great places Around Town with MG!
Big Shout Out to the genius behind the camera– Burgh Brothers Media — Connor Zarefoss and Nicholas Milliron!
Check out their website and tell them Mark sent you!