Food in History author Reay Tannahill tells us that for hundereds of years, the human race had eaten its food raw, but at some point between the first DELIBERATE use of fire – in Africa: 1,400,000 BC or in Asia: 500,000 BC – and the appearance of the Neanderthals on the prehistoric scene, C O O K I N G W A S D I S C O V E R E D .’ He goes on to say that “Improved health must certainly have been one result of the discovery of cooking, and it has even been argued, by the late Carleton Coon, that cooking was the decisive factor in leading man from a primarily animal existence into one that was more fully human’.”
How interesting! And we’d love to cook for you here at The Carlton Restaurant. Our veteran chef and staff offer a menu that changes daily, so you can always depend on the freshest of fresh ingredients for your dining pleasure!
These are just a few of our favorites!
Discover the Real George Washington: Views from Mt. Vernon. Now until July 18th the Senator John Heinz History Center will serve as the premier venue on a nine-city national tour of Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon. This exhibition features highlights from Mount Vernon’s world-class collection and provides a new perspective on Washington, his achievements and legacies, his family and times, and most importantly, his intellectual pursuits and entrepreneurial ventures. For more information visit the Heinz History Center.
Time of My Life. You have until this Sunday, May 16th to catch Time of My life at O’Reilly Theatre. When the Strattons meet at their favorite restaurant, they are hoping for a good time. But for playwright Alan Ayckbourn, time is relative – and wildly funny. While parents Gerry and Laura reminisce in the present, son Glyn and his wife are viewed in the future, and son Adam and his girlfriend are seen from the past. Meanwhile, one actor works overtime as the entire restaurant staff. Ultimately, Ayckbourn’s sly comedy suggests that living in the moment is the best time of all. For more information visit Pittsburgh Public Theatre.
Pittsburgh Flea. Pittsburgh Flea in the Strip District will begin April 18th through November 14th. It will be open every Sunday rain or shine from 8 am to 3 pm. This is an Outdoor Flea. Be a Vendor or a Shopper. Enjoy yourself at the Flea.
Parent’s Night Out. Need a date night but don’t know what to do with the kids? The Science Center can help! Have a night on the town while your kids learn AND have fun at the same time! Evenings include pizza, a laser show, an Omnimax film, and tons of time to explore. Drop off your kids at 5 pm, enjoy your evening, then pick them up at 10 pm. (or 11 pm for just $10 more). For kids ages 6–12. $35 member / $40 non-member per child. Call 412.237.1637 to register or visit the Carnegie Science Center.