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Pittsburgh Businesses Gear Up for Winter Classic Fans

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The Carlton Restaurant was recently mentioned in the Pittsburgh Business Times regarding additional business brought in from the Winter Classic:

Pittsburgh Businesses Gear Up for Winter Classic Fans
Pittsburgh Business Times – by Malia Spencer
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rooms at the Fairmont Pittsburgh have been booked for months.

Forty restaurants in Pittsburgh’s Downtown area have opted to open on the traditionally dark New Years Day.

The nearly full reservation book at The Carlton Restaurant is teeming with phone numbers from suburban Washington, D.C.

Businesses in and around Downtown Pittsburgh and Heinz Field are gearing up for what is poised to be a big weekend in Steel City as an estimated 60,000 people are expected to descend for the NHL Winter Classic game between the Penguins and the Capitals Saturday afternoon.

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Time for Wine

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It’s almost New Years Eve, and that means Champagne!

Check out these fun facts on Bubbly Champagne from

The next time you pop the cork off a bottle of bubbly, consider, for a moment, these intriguing facts:

  • The three traditional grapes used to make champagne are the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. True champagne, as opposed to other sparkling wines, has to have developed bubbles by undergoing the fermentation process twice: once in barrels and again in bottles.
  • Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvillers, is considered to have invented champagne.
  • There are 49 million bubbles in a 750ml bottle of champagne, give or take a few, as calculated by scientist Bill Lembeck.
  • The pressure in a bottle of champagne is 90 pounds per square inch, about three times that in an automobile tire.
  • The longest champagne cork flight in the world was 177 feet, 9 inches, set by American Heinrich Medicus in New York in 1988.
  • A champagne cork leaves the bottle at a velocity of approximately 38-40 mph, but can pop out at as fast as 100 mph.
  • Marilyn Monroe is said to have once taken a bath in the bubbly. According to her biographer, it took 350 bottles to fill the tub.

“Champagne Trivia, Fun Facts About the Bubbly” by Cynthia Riede

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of December 27th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

PNC Broadway Across America: Burn The Floor
Tuesday, December 28th 2010 through Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.

Burn The Floor will make you feel like you are live on stage. All the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience is a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls, “Dazzling!”
From Harlem’s hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage. Its ballroom dancing, reinvented.

Call Broadway Across America at 412-392-4900 for more information.

Pittsburgh Penguins!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010: Thrashers Vs. Penguins at 7:00 p.m. (Home)
Wednesday, December 29, 2010: Penguins Vs. Islanders at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 1, 2011: Capitals Vs. Penguins at 1:00 p.m. (Home, Heinz Field)