No attempt to make a trademark or IP connection with this one.  This is just a great story from Tuesday’s New York Times about Pittsburgh and how people here have a tradition of opting for cookies, rather than the more traditional wedding cake, at their wedding receptions.  Prof. Michael Madison connects the story with Pittsburgh’s economic transformation at Pittsblog.

I’ve got a couple of personal connections to the story: (1) I’ve recently been a guest at a couple of weddings with delicious cookie plates (one of which took place in Northeast Ohio, which, as the story notes, also claims a wedding cookie culture); and (2) my good friend and fellow Ohio Bobcat, Ross Mantle, took the photographs that appear with the Times story.