Sneak Preview: Urbanist PGH (and Launch Party Details!!) / by EpicDevelopments

A few months back, I wrote about URBANIST GUIDE PGH, a new free curated city guide that is rolling into town from the sunny shores of San Diego.  Today, I am happy to say that after more than four months of work, she's ready to be rolled out!!!  For those of you that missed the post (link above), URBANIST seeks to do things a little differently from other city guides.

'URBANIST guide aims to promote urban adventure and discovery. We are continually inspired by the entrepreneurs who have risked so much to create a unique experience for locals and visitors. They deserve your support. Restaurants that spark conversation. Shopping that encourages individuality. Nightlife that favors authenticity. Salons that understand you. Art that excites you. We believe the businesses listed here represent the best of each urban market we operate in.'
PGH is the first outside city (lucky for us) Urbanist has picked it for expansion (St Louis is the third launching in Summer 2013) and so we wanted to make PGH proud with our first edition of the guide.  Over the course of the past four months we patrolled the city looking to cultivate 152 listings that are exceptional; and we think we've nailed it.  From the mouthwatering tacos at Smoke to the ever changing and beautiful collections at Pavement, we are proud list all 152 locations as URBANIST approved. We know we should wait, but we can't help ourselves; take a sneak peak at some of the content!

We're are so happy with the end product, we thought we'd celebrate with a little party with our friends at TEDxGrandviewAve.  Like Urbanist, TEDxGrandviewAve is bringing something new to the masses of PGH, a TEDx conference open to the public to highlighting the amazing innovation that is taking place in our city.  During the day,  TEDxGrandviewAve will be hosting their first conference with amazing speakers spanning the spectrum in terms of content.  Then its our turn with the Official Launch of URBANIST PGH and official afterparty of TEDxGrandviewAve.  And we are pulling out all the stops, packing it with some of our favorite innovators from the guide including:

  • Food from BAR MARCO, SALT OF THE EARTH, FRANKTUARY, FUKUDA, EL BURRO, BLUEBIRD KITCHEN, MARTY'S MARKET, and ROUND CORNER CANTINA!
  • Drinks from Full Pint, PGH WINERY, STIR SOCIETY, and Troy Hill's RED STAR KOMBUCHA!
  • A chance to mingle with some of the TEDx speakers (including a chance to see first hand some of the innovation in action)!
  • Performance by PILLOW PROJECT!
  • Tunes from TITLETOWN!
  • A new show at SPACE by Jill Larson!
  • AND MORE!
Limited tickets are available at www.showclix.com/event/URBANISTPGHLAUNCHPARTY for $25 with the proceeds benefiting TEDxGrandviewAve (so that they can continue to produce amazing talks like the one of 2/23)!  You wont find another event that is bringing together innovation in the kitchen & behind the bar alongside leaders of innovation in PGH, so get yours today and be apart of this innovation and excitement in your city!!  
...The City Unfolds
W: URBANISTGUIDE.COM (PGH COMING SOON)