Category Archives: Reviews & Criticism

The Best of The Burghosphere award goes to…….

Steel City Mom is proud to team up with Most Wanted Fine Art, to take part in their annual “The Best of The Burghosphere”. Hard to believe that only 3 years in to this blogging thing and I am getting an award. I can not tell you how exciting this is. What’s even more exciting is I get to “give” an award to a fellow blogger. Read More →


Review: Judith the Balloon Artiste AKA Giggles the Clown

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with a wonderful lady by the name of Judith. She is a gentle soul that just radiates happiness. A real angel on earth. Most people know her as Giggles the Clown. Read More →


Review: Jersey Boys in Pittsburgh

This particular evening started off meeting a friend for dinner at a downtown eatery. The sights, the sounds and the people! The Cultural District is amazing and I just love every opportunity to par-take in what it has to offer. After dinner it was off to see Jersey Boys at the Benedum. Sure, I grew up listening to the hits of the Four Seasons – Read More →

#Sponsor Pressley Ridge 21st Annual Ice Cream Fundae

Disclaimer:  I’m teaming up with the Pressley Ridge. Although I am receiving some form of compensation, all opinions are my own. Summer and ice cream go together. Who doesn’t like ice cream on a hot summer day? Mix in a few zoo animals and a great cause ….  DUN-DUN-DUUUUN a Fundae is born. This annual event, Presented by Huntington Bank, in its 21st year, will take Read More →


Picklesburgh – A two day event to celebrate the art of pickling.

Our own Cliff is at it again. Here is his take on Picklesburgh 2015   Now it’s not the event organizer or the County’s fault that this event fell on the hottest weekend Pittsburgh has experienced in the past two months but to have an event that will easily draw over five thousand people, on a bridge, is just the dumbest idea I have heard Read More →


Sponsored: Macy’s “American Icons” Event

Disclaimer: “I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“ America has a ton of great things to offer. When you are asked “What” those things are, people usually say the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canon or the landscapes. While those things are grand, when I think Read More →


Review: Beauty and the Beast

I had the pleasure of accompanying my daughter to see the musical production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast at Heinz Hall, a NETworks presentation and part of the PNC Broadway Across America series. The story is one most of us are familiar with. A selfish prince and his castle are put under a spell until he can understand love and be loved in return. Read More →


Oh Myyy…. Steel City Mom had an Evening with George Takei

What on Earth was Mr. Sulu doing at the Byham? He was ‘Boldly going where no one has gone before…’ by bringing his experiences to Pittsburgh and contributing to first annual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust closed their weekend of events with a powerful, intimate performance from famed Actor and Equal Rights Activist George Takei. A huge Pittsburgh fan, Mr. Takei was very Read More →


Review: Phantom of the Opera

It’s a cold Friday night in Pittsburgh, temperatures in the single digit range.  What better to do than go see a show?  Why not right, after all the Phantom of the Opera was in town, and how could you resist that despite the frigid temperatures.   I’m sure all of us have somewhat of an understanding of the tale of the Phantom of the Opera.  The Read More →


Chuggington Live! ….. Steel City Mom was there

Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure steamed into Pittsburgh this past Saturday with 2 shows at the great Benedum Center. The tour is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. Chuggington is a popular TV series that can be found on the Disney Jr. network. The 3 stars of the show Wilson, Brewster and KoKo are Read More →

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