Burgh Verified Member of the Month: Becky Cibulka (@SaborPgh)
Ah September, the autumnal equinox finds us again and students of all ages head back to school. To celebrate both, Boring Pittsburgh would like to introduce yinz to the Burgh Verified MOTM: Becky Cibulka aka @SaborPgh aka Ms. Cibulka aka Señorita Cibulka. Becky is a Spanish teacher and writer of a local Latino/Hispanic blog called Sabor Pgh.
Veronica Varos chose PNC Park and the Roberto Clemente Bridge (the same bridge that Becky’s foodie friend @BurghGourmand licked for a Burgh Verified shirt!) for the backdrop of our 9/2012 lookbook. Here you can see Becky is gearing up for fall with a Burgh Verified hoodie – but smart enough to sport a tee underneath. You know how Pittsburgh’s chilly fall mornings end up being hot in the afternoon!
I’ve lived in the Pittsburgh area my entire life, with a short stint away only for college, and I realized only within the past few years what an absolutely astounding city it is. How ignorant I have been not to know how much culture and diversity lives right within our metro-area borders.
I became Burgh Verified after the unfortunate closing of Dozen Bake Shop in Lawrenceville. The recipes for both their Vegan and Elvis cupcakes were posted here on Boring Pittsburgh and, on a particularly boring day off from my “Voice of Kennywood” duties (yup, I’m one of them!), I decided to try out the recipe.
They. Were. Awesome. I took pictures, tested them, and *POOF*! Burgh Verified!
I thank this status for helping to propel my blog, Sabor PGH, which started as an extra credit project for my Spanish students and quickly became a way for me to connect with the awesomeness that IS Pittsburgh: the people, the culture, and of course – the food.
So I say to you, Pittsburgh: No eres una ciudad aburrida. ¡Solamente espectacular!
Google Translate will help the gringos with that…and this: ¡Gracias a todos!