All posts by StarLoftsPittsburgh

About StarLoftsPittsburgh

Contact us at 412-943-7660 Janet@StarloftsPGH.com Janet & Charlie Pellegrini have redeveloped their restaurants banquet rooms next to the Benedum Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. They wanted to provide a very upscale, and elegant accommodation right in the action of the theater district in Downtown Pittsburgh for some very special residents. The convenience & star power of the area makes it a special place for anyone excited about being right in the action, and also able to get away from it all with a few steps to their own space. Luxury, sophisticated, convenient, newest. Contact us at 412-943-7660 and we would be happy to show you your new home in Pittsburgh’s Theater District. Janet & Charlie Pellegrini are fans and supporters of the Cultural Trust and the arts. They have contributed to many organizations, and schools to help promote their programs. The largest contribution ever was to PBS in a production for Chris Fenimore of QED called Steel City Chefs.

The Week of LOVE – The Beginning

A week is better than a day. Sometimes maybe. I guess it just depends.
I remember a VERY early Valentine’s day in elementary school. We got to tape brown paper lunch bags to the front of our desks in the hopes that Valentine’s cards would show up. The night before THE BIG DAY I was busy at home cutting and pasting hearts and making handmade cards.


I learned this style of card making watching my older sister Diane handmake cards for boyfriend. She was SOOO good at it and SOOO creative. And I wanted to be JUST like her. I still do.


I made the reddest and pinkest multi-layered heart cards from construction paper and hand wrote a note on each card to all my classmates. (It was the same note to all of them.)


This is when it all started for me.


This was the first time that I remember misspelling a word on a small-scale produced item that was distributed to many associates. I misspelled the word friend. I’m not sure how I misspelled it but I did. I hope I spelled it right in this email.


Since then, I’ve misspelled words on tests, menus, these emails, scholarship applications (that was a doozey) and countless other things.
That’s how I remember the week of love. And you can fall in love the http://www.starlofsPgh.com as well.

Delicious Pasta for You

Spicy Sauce Bucatini

Bucatini are like slightly bigger diameter spaghetti with a hole in the middle.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • 14 OZ. of bucatini
  • 9 OZ. of eggplant
  • 5.5 OZ. of white onion
  • 4 tomatoes
  • Fresh chili pepper
  • Anchovy fillets in oil
  • Capers
  • Basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

METHOD

Quarter the eggplant and fry the pieces in plenty of hot oil; add salt and set aside. 

Peel, seed, and roughly chop the tomatoes to create a concassé.

Slice the onion and sauté in a large pan along with a drizzle of oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3 minced anchovy fillets, the whole chili pepper, and 1 tablespoon of capers.

Allow everything to simmer with a small ladleful of pasta cooking water.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then add the tomato concassé and immediately add the fried eggplant and torn basil. Quickly toss everything and serve.

Make this tasty, but simple dish at your home at the http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com

Take a Walk Through “202021: A New Constellation”

The public art exhibition curated by Tereneh Idia features the work of 11 artists of color, found in nine locations throughout the Cultural District.

At 707 Penn Ave., right next to the StarloftPgh, guests can check the time — through rap lyrics. Steven Montinar’s installation, “Flava Flav’s Digital Clock,” uses 142 distinct lyrics in which capitalized letters spell out the time of day.

Fun thing to do!

EVER EATEN A KUMQUAT?

These tiny citruses (yes, that’s the correct way to make a citrus plural) and super fun to eat. There’s NO WORK. Just pop and chew. The seeds are small enough to not worry about and the skin is impossible to peel. Ok, probably not IMPOSSIBLE, but definitely not worth the effort and plus – the skin is very flavorful.
These are some of my favorite citrus because eating them is is full of contradictions. Don’t peel the citrus and eat the skin? Yep. Subtly sweet yet powerfully sour? Yep. So sour that you won’t eat it again, yet they call you for another… Exactly that.
Kinda reminds me of 2020. Was it fast or was it slow? Impossible contradiction to solve. But similar to a kumquat – it was both.

Kumquats are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae. They were previously classified as forming the now-historical genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus sensu lato. The edible fruit closely resembles the orange in color and shape but is much smaller, being approximately the size of a large olive. Kumquat is a fairly cold-hardy citrus.

A kumquat isn’t much bigger than a grape, yet this bite-sized fruit fills your mouth with a big burst of sweet-tart citrus flavor.

In Chinese, kumquat means “golden orange.”

They were originally grown in China. Now they’re also grown in several other countries, including warmer areas of the United States, such as Florida and California.

In contrast with other citrus fruits, the peel of the kumquat is sweet and edible, while the juicy flesh is tart.

Live in downtown Pittsburgh!

Ahhhh… The Downtown Pittsburgh lifestyle…..Staying home. Zoom meet ups. Movies on Netflix. EVERY NIGHT.Schooling and working from home. Thinking about attending sporting events. Reminiscing about the last concert with a Spotify playlist. Dreaming of dining at a restaurant.
Dude, we’ve got it made.
It may be a tad limited at the moment. And it will only befor a moment. FOR NOW, let’s celebrate what we CAN do:
The weather!! Can you believe the weather today?The the forecast for the entire week??AWESOME. Like, awesome, dude.
PIZZA!!! There is no stay at home order for tacos!!Today is TUESDAY and that means PIZZA!!
The weather and pizza. I love the Downtown Pittsburgh lifestyle.Even if limited.

Your home is at the http://www.starloftpgh.com

Intermission is over at the Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has raised the curtain on its fall 2021 Broadway series and announced a seven-show series beginning in September that includes two of the most hyped shows in the country: “Hadestown” and “Hamilton,” as well as comfortable favorites like “Oklahoma!” and “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

When you live at http://www.starlofts.com , you are right in the heart of the theater excitement. See you soon! Regards, Janet