Category Archives: Food and Restaurants

“There Is No Tavern In the Town, In the Town”

There were two aspects of life in Duquesne that were commonplace for virtually every hunky living in the area, as evidenced by the sheer number of locations. The first was the spiritual side of their lives. As early as 1902, … Continue reading

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I have to admit; I read the recipe and instructions for preparing Slovak Easter Cheese (SIRECZ or HRUDKU) and was a bit befuddled about the instructions and whether or not I should attempt this Slovak delicacy. After a bit of … Continue reading

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PAGACH Recipe – A.K.A. Hunky Pizza!

I have never made the following recipe, however it sounded very tempting! If anyone attempts this wonderful dish, let us know how it turns out! Pagach  Pagach is a Slavic dish that can be served as a side item like … Continue reading

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Slovak Easter Cheese – Sirecz

Richard Terek added a comment yesterday, March 20, 2012, in response to my posting about the wonderful treats our mothers and grandmothers used to make at Eastertime. Specifically, he mentioned the hot cross buns and the puska. Richard then added: … Continue reading

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The Way to a Hunky Heart is Through Their Stomach!

Earlier this week, I received a special email from one of the blog readers who wanted to share the following recipes with all of us.  Unfortunately, I am unble to share her full name since it wasn’t included. Nonethe less … Continue reading

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Steeler Football Is A Religion Not A Sport !!!

 I had to pass along the following that was sent to me by our friend and former Duquesne kid, Barry Long! Barry currently makes his home in Honolulu, Hawaii for 7 months each year, and in Kirkland, WA for 5 … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Our Hunky Christmas

After spending over 35 years as a retail manager, I have formed some rather strong opinions about the celebration of Christmas in the United States. Granted, I realize that I was party to the commercialization and the ensuing chaos that … Continue reading

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The Road to Great Valley and Beyond

After my last post about Eastland Mall, I began remembering so many other things about my family’s travels outside of Duquesne. By the mid-60’s, Duquesne was no longer a self-sustaining area. Because of the “demise” of a large portion of … Continue reading

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Remembering Eastland

Did you know that there is an obituary of sorts for shopping malls? Seriously! The site is simply called! Who would have thought it would come to that? The only reason I know this is that I happened to … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Autumn!

There is something about the arrival of September that triggers an immediate Autumn mindset for me. It doesn’t matter if the temperatures aren’t cooperating and are still hovering in the 80’s. In my mind, Fall is here. Living on the … Continue reading

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