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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

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Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.

03/26/2014

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Allegheny County Is Tops In Liquor Sales

The Liquor Control Board reports that Allegheny County spent $260 million on booze last year, that’s even more than they spent in Philadelphia.

11/13/2013

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Sweet-Toothed Liquor Thief Tells Clerk: “See Ya”

Police have been searching for a sweet-toothed, fleet-footed thief who got away with two bottles of flavored vodka after telling a western Pennsylvania state store clerk, “See ya!”

08/30/2013

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Man To Face Trial After Drinking Over $100K Of Vintage Whiskey

A man accused of stealing and drinking more than $100,000 worth of vintage whiskey has been held for court.

07/18/2013

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State Senators Get Much To Mull In Alcohol Debate

Senators are getting a lot to consider during the third and final Senate committee hearing on proposals to liberalize the sale of beer, wine and liquor.

06/04/2013

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Wexford Liquor Store First Of Its Kind

While talks continue over whether to privatize the state’s liquor system, the liquor control board is focusing on re-branding.

03/26/2013

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Police: Man Drank $102,000 Worth Of Vintage Whiskey

The live-in caretaker of a Greensburg mansion faces criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner’s whiskey.

KDKA-TV–03/22/2013

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House To Begin Debate On Privatization Of Liquor Sales

The Pennsylvania House will begin debate on the campaign to privatize the state’s system of state-owned liquor stores today.

03/20/2013

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Pa. Senator Offers Alternative Plan To Control Liquor

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney Jr. from Bucks County may hold the key to Corbett’s privatization of liquor.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/12/2013

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Governor Outlines Plans To Privatize Sale Of Liquor, Wine, Beer

Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday afternoon outlined his plans to open up liquor and beer sales in Pennsylvania. He estimates the plan will generate $1 billion in revenue and get the state out of the alcohol business.

01/30/2013

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Fine Wine And Good Spirits App Released

The Liquor Control Board’s fine wine and good spirits app lets you find the nearest liquor store.

05/07/2012

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Pricey Bars That Are Worth It In Pittsburgh

The majority of the bars in Pittsburgh can tout affordability as one of their top selling points. Occasionally though, quality trumps quantity and sitting down with a good glass of wine or a delicious appetizer is more appealing then wings and an Iron City.

03/22/2012

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Pittsburgh’s Buzz Worthy Bar: Burgatory

Rather than offer a cute, but probably overdone, analogy tying Burgatory’s name to its heavenly menu selections, I’ll just say this. Burgatory Bar is awesome. But really, it’s where all other burgers go to die. I couldn’t resist.

02/23/2012

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The CEO of the PA Liquor Control Board on Q&A Tuesdays

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek is joined in studio by Joe Conti, CEO of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/21/2012

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