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It's A Beautiful Day To Rep Your 'Hood

It's A Beautiful Day To Rep Your 'Hood

Mr. Rogers was a man who believed that we all needed a place to belong, to feel loved. A man who understood the power of a neighborhood, and every day, invited us all to be part of his with a catchy song and a simple smile.  

Fall Is For #Lattes

Fall Is For #Lattes

Now that the weather has finally turned to fall-like here in The ‘Burgh, Shades on Point Brand Ambassador Jensen has a list of must-see coffee spots around the city. We couldn’t think of a better way to explore some of the great neighborhoods Pittsburgh has to offer than to sample these tummy-warming treats.

My Story

My Story

Just before classes and campus commitments get back into full swing, Kirsten, our other Shades Brand Ambassador, took time out of her busy summer to share where her fondness for sunglasses comes from. By the end of this blog post, her touching, personal story will have you feeling like you've known her your whole life. Continue to follow Kirsten and her love for food on Instagram @thegirlwhoatepgh, and you'll quickly realize just how good her taste is in not only Shades, but also cuisine. 

There's Never A Fee Unless...

There's Never A Fee Unless...

Follow the bouncing ball, it’s time for another Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest.
 
When it comes to watching sports, I’m really at a lull. Of course we have the Pirates, who are actually showing a bit of life with the return of Marte, but you just can’t allow yourself to feel any sort of hope, because history says they will find a way to crush your soul.

Pittsburgh's Own Fountain of Youth

Pittsburgh's Own Fountain of Youth

You’ve heard a lot from our Uncle Jerry, and from some guy named Muz, but I thought it might be time to get a little bit of a female voice on this site. I was recently in a presentation for my day job and was shocked to hear that women now make up 51% of this great country. We’re no longer the minority, technically.

Oh, Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley! Bring me the Brandy!

Oh, Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley! Bring me the Brandy!

Pass Schultz a beer… It’s time for Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest

Back-to-back, yinz. I mean, it’s crazy to think that I’m saying that again! The last time this happened, Lemieux and Jagr were rockin’ the best Pittsburgh hairstyle there ever was!

An Ode to Summer in Da 'Burgh

An Ode to Summer in Da 'Burgh

Grab a used envelope
Keep it dry, don't lick it
Time for a quick poem
On Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest

The Definitive Ranking of Primanti Sandwiches

The Definitive Ranking of Primanti Sandwiches

Grab a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot, it’s time for another edition of Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest.

Few restaurants around the country are synonymous with a city quite like Pittsburgh and Primanti Bros. “Yeah, somebody told me I have to try one of them… Per-MAHN-tee Brothers sandwiches.” If you’re a real yinzer, you’re quick to correct them. It’s pronounced “sammiches.”

It Was All a Dream...

It Was All a Dream...

It’s been an incredible start for Shades on Point! We’re overwhelmed with the support we’ve received from so many. What started as a simple desire to “do it better,” has become a dedication to create something from nothing – and I couldn’t be more humbled by our launch.
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