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‘Unique’ Pirates ballcap lands Greensburg man in jail, cops say – Tribune

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A “unique” Pittsburgh Pirates cap led to the arrest of a Greensburg man for allegedly stealing cookware and a purse from a Greensburg eatery.

Philip A. Fazio, 58, was arrested by Greensburg police patrolman Hank Fontana at the corner of South Urania Avenue and Euclid Avenue, just a few blocks from the Bar 9 Restaurant on Mt. Pleasant Street, where Fazio is accused of entering the kitchen and taking multiple pans and an employee’s purse about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Fazio was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Chris Flanigan and ordered held in the county prison after he failed to post $15,000 bail.

An employee of the restaurant telephoned police about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when he passed Fazio wearing the same “unique” Pirates baseball cap as the thief who quietly entered the kitchen Monday, grabbed the items from the restaurant and fled onto the nearby Five Star Trail.

Near the trail, police said that they recovered two, 10-inch cooking pans that were taken during the theft, but failed to locate the purse.

According to court documents, restaurant employees described the thief as a white male, who has a black mustache and a “distinctive” stance. Fontana said employees told him he also wore a unique ballcap “with a large Pittsburgh Pirates logo on the front” that was black, yellow and white in color.

When Fontana arrived at the intersection Tuesday, he was able to quickly spot Fazio wearing the ballcap and took him into custody.

“Fazio admitted to being the actor in the preceding events and escorted officers to the location of the victim’s valuables. The victim’s wallet was found, but the purse was not found,” Fontana said.

Fazio’s preliminary hearing is scheduled Aug. 23.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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Cuisinart Cast Iron Skillets Are 70% Off on Amazon Today

There’s only a few cookware tools that you want to leave out in plain sight, but anyone who’s lusted over colorful enameled cast iron knows it can also come at a hefty price. Just one Le Creuset 12-inch skillet will run you $260, and let’s not talk about the sticker shock for the $380 French oven.


Enter the Amazon Deal of the Day: The 12-inch cast-iron Cuisinart skillets that regularly sell for a similarly eye-popping $250 now cost just $70. That’s a savings of $180, or a whopping 70% off quality enameled cookware that looks just like French stuff. And with both the cream and light blue options on sale, you can take your pick on which one matches your countertops better.

The perfectly-sized chicken fryer can withstand the stove, oven, and broiler due to its durable porcelain exterior and cast iron construction. It’s even dishwasher-safe for easy clean up! When the Good Housekeeping Institute tested cast-iron cookware a few years back, the Cuisinart dish also produced the best-tasting results.

No matter which brand you choose, it’s worth investing in at least one cast-iron dish for your home, says Betty Gold, a senior editor and product analyst in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Food Lab.

“Cast iron is amazing for heat retention — it gets hot and stays hot,” she explains. “When your meal is done, it’s pretty enough to go right on the table and the enameled coating makes it easier to clean.”

And with the savings you can get today, now’s the time to refresh your kitchen stash before the holiday entertaining season kicks in. Still need convincing? Just check out what these thrilled buyers had to say:

Great deal for the price when compared to similar Le Creuset pans. Hey, cast iron is cast iron, right?

We use this all the time. We have three Cuisinart cast iron pieces and they hold up so well. Love that the lids can go in the oven.

I love this pot. It just cooks so evenly. Easy to adjust the heat. Nice and big so things aren’t crowded. It’s heavy but that’s why I have my hubby.

Now get to it! This deal only last a few more hours before it goes away for good.

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Ziploc x Beams Accessories Take Your Go-To Kitchen Storage To A …

Fashion and function have been around since fashion has been, but there has never been a collection quite like this. As The Fader found, Beams and Ziploc teamed up for a fashion line that features clear accessories. Each items, which includes a fanny pack and even an umbrella, comes with the iconic pink and blue closure and brand logo.

What a time to be alive. There has been everything from transparent pants and shoes to bags, but nothing can top this Ziploc clothing collection. Forget everything that you know about how to use the brand’s products, because you can now wear them.

The Beams and Ziploc is the most bizarre and genius collection that you will every see. It features Ziploc bags as totes, hats, and daily items. It’s upcycling meet high-fashion, according to the brand.

“The BEAMS COUTURE brand that BEAMS’s deadstock products etc. can be brought back to an item with rich individuality by up-cycling by careful handicrafts one by one while mixing old clothes and ribbons,” the website reads. “This season, a special collaboration with Ziploc has been realized. With the attraction of the Ziploc bag as it is, with the idea unique to BEAMS COUTURE and skillful handwork, I reborn Ziploc into items that can be worn.”

The nine items in the collection range from $10 to $116. That’s a small price to pay for something so unique. Unfortunately, you cannot get these items in the United States though. You’ll either have to fly to China to purchase or get a loving friend to ship them to you.

You can, however, buy Ziploc items. One box of bags runs for about $6 at your local grocery store. So with a little bit of dreaming and good DIY skills, you too could have these couture items. Here are all the items in the collection, if you’re looking for a little inspiration.

Rucksack

$126.19

Beams

Transparent is in, and it doesn’t get trendier than this. You’re already using the Ziploc bags to carry your snacks for lunch, so you might as well use this bag to carry everything else that you’re taking with you.

Umbrella

$89.31

Beams

Everyone needs a good umbrella, and this one will help you stand out. It’s clear, but has the iconic zipper snap. Everyone will know where this inspiration came from.

Cap

$87.36

Beams

No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is a clear, Ziploc hat. There is nothing left to say.

Sacoche

$17.47

Beams

This is not your average purse. The first reason is because you have to tie it together. The other reason is because it’s completely see-through. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to get into sports events super easily.

Waist Bag

$85.42

Beams

A good fanny pack is a a staple in any clothing collection, and this one makes so much sense.

Sun Visor

$81.54

Beams

I’m not saying that it will block the sun super well, but you will look super cool.

Apron

$97.07

Beams

Never go without kitchen apron storage ever again.

Pouch

$11.65

Beams

The cutest Ziplock bag that you’ll ever see — and the most functional.

Tote Bag

$106.78

Beams

If this isn’t the coolest looking Ziploc “bag” you’ve ever seen, then I don’t know what is.

Get your passport ready, because this collection is worth the trip.

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Ziploc x Beams Accessories Take Your Go-To Kitchen Storage To A …

Fashion and function have been around since fashion has been, but there has never been a collection quite like this. As The Fader found, Beams and Ziploc teamed up for a fashion line that features clear accessories. Each items, which includes a fanny pack and even an umbrella, comes with the iconic pink and blue closure and brand logo.

What a time to be alive. There has been everything from transparent pants and shoes to bags, but nothing can top this Ziploc clothing collection. Forget everything that you know about how to use the brand’s products, because you can now wear them.

The Beams and Ziploc is the most bizarre and genius collection that you will every see. It features Ziploc bags as totes, hats, and daily items. It’s upcycling meet high-fashion, according to the brand.

“The BEAMS COUTURE brand that BEAMS’s deadstock products etc. can be brought back to an item with rich individuality by up-cycling by careful handicrafts one by one while mixing old clothes and ribbons,” the website reads. “This season, a special collaboration with Ziploc has been realized. With the attraction of the Ziploc bag as it is, with the idea unique to BEAMS COUTURE and skillful handwork, I reborn Ziploc into items that can be worn.”

The nine items in the collection range from $10 to $116. That’s a small price to pay for something so unique. Unfortunately, you cannot get these items in the United States though. You’ll either have to fly to China to purchase or get a loving friend to ship them to you.

You can, however, buy Ziploc items. One box of bags runs for about $6 at your local grocery store. So with a little bit of dreaming and good DIY skills, you too could have these couture items. Here are all the items in the collection, if you’re looking for a little inspiration.

Rucksack

$126.19

Beams

Transparent is in, and it doesn’t get trendier than this. You’re already using the Ziploc bags to carry your snacks for lunch, so you might as well use this bag to carry everything else that you’re taking with you.

Umbrella

$89.31

Beams

Everyone needs a good umbrella, and this one will help you stand out. It’s clear, but has the iconic zipper snap. Everyone will know where this inspiration came from.

Cap

$87.36

Beams

No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is a clear, Ziploc hat. There is nothing left to say.

Sacoche

$17.47

Beams

This is not your average purse. The first reason is because you have to tie it together. The other reason is because it’s completely see-through. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to get into sports events super easily.

Waist Bag

$85.42

Beams

A good fanny pack is a a staple in any clothing collection, and this one makes so much sense.

Sun Visor

$81.54

Beams

I’m not saying that it will block the sun super well, but you will look super cool.

Apron

$97.07

Beams

Never go without kitchen apron storage ever again.

Pouch

$11.65

Beams

The cutest Ziplock bag that you’ll ever see — and the most functional.

Tote Bag

$106.78

Beams

If this isn’t the coolest looking Ziploc “bag” you’ve ever seen, then I don’t know what is.

Get your passport ready, because this collection is worth the trip.

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Alessi Expands Cookware Lineup With Edo Collection

Alessi has expanded its cookware lineup with a new collection of Japanese-inspired pots and pans designed by Patricia Urquiola.

The Edo collection blends different cultural references for a design-forward and functional new cookware set inspired by Japanese aesthetics, the company said. The designer’s idea was to soften the industrial look with gentle features that recall handcrafted design, including the slight flaring of the pots, and ribbon-like handles pinned to the body of the pans, the company said.

“This project is my response to the changes I observe in society, to the multiplication of fantastic exchanges between different cultures. I wanted it to be different from the others, concave rather than convex: a sort of Basque chapela. Once the Basque theme entered my head, I couldn’t get it it out anymore,” Urquiola said.

With thermal performance, the collection is available in 16 different styles, including stockpots, casseroles, sautee pans, grill, and wok. The full range is dishwasher-safe with lids made of steel and stainless steel with bronze PVD finished detailing. Prices in the line range from $88 to $175.

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