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Two Pittsburgh-area restaurants hit with consumer alerts

Bamboo Garden and Rowdy BBQ were cited for recurring health code violations.

1 day ago

 The Stawberry Feta Salad at Chaz and Odette in Shadyside.

Restaurant Review: Refined and rustic flavors at Chaz & Odette

Global and classic/nouveau American fare is served in a charming setting at the Shadyside restaurant.

2 days ago

 The Whitfield, an American-style restaurant at The Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Little Bites: Restaurant news

Quick meals at Whitfield; Casbah’s “Festa di Pasta;” a food and wine tour of Lazio; a new outdoor lounge at Lidia’s; Wine Spectator

2 days ago

Brookline Pub and Our Little Secret hit by consumer alerts

The Allegheny County health department found numerous unsafe practices.

5 days ago

 A Hello Bistro employee cheerfully puts toppings on salads during the bustling lunch hours of Restaurant Week.

Get $6 lunches during Oakland Restaurant Week

From mushroom stroganoff to crab salad on croissant to meatless Monday, 20 Oakland restaurants dish out options.

6 days ago

Munch goes to Full Pint Wild Side Pub

Suburban brewery’s city spot serves award-winning beer with winning sandwich combinations.

1 week ago

  Neil Herlocher with his wife,Sharon and their children, from left, Phoebe, Laney and Charlie. Mr. Herlocher is the president of Herlocher Foods in State College.

State College’s Herlocher Dipping Mustard can now be found at 300 Subway stores

The Train Station’s dipping mustard can be found in the new Artisan Pretzel Roll sandwich.

1 week ago

 The birthday cake made for Pittsburgh's Bicentennial Birthday Bash at the Heinz History Center.

38 pounds flour, 45 pounds sugar, 120 eggs used for Pittsburgh's 200th birthday cake

It took Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique of Lawrenceville 328 hours and five bakers to create the cake.

1 week ago

 Chef Keith Fuller in the kitchen at Root 174 in Regent Square.

Root 174 restaurant in Regent Square closes

The Regent Square spot drew consistent praise for its innovative cuisine by chef and co-owner Keith Fuller.

1 week ago

Tavern, personal care home draw consumer alerts

Kretzler's Tavern and McKees Pointe Lodge were cited for health code violations.

1 week ago

 Vegfest logo.

Food Column: For its 2nd year, VegFest doubles vegan-friendly options

Nondairy ice cream, chili nachos, veggie dogs and wraps, pierogies and falafels will be among the options available.

1 week ago

 The Cafe at the Frick is featuring an 18-ounce grilled Kobe New York strip for dinner on Fridays through the end of August.

Cafe at the Frick features $275 Kobe steak on its menu

The grilled 18-ounce New York strip is served with a foie gras demi glace and white truffle whipped potatoes.

1 week ago

 The Foundry will open in the former Asiago's space on the North Shore.

The Foundry to offer casual upscale dining on North Shore

The gastropub to open in the space previously occupied by Asiago on North Shore Drive will feature food by the Duquesne Club sous chef.

2 weeks ago

 A new gastropub called The Foundry is set to open in four to five weeks in the former Asiago’s site on the North Shore.

New gastropub coming to North Shore

The Foundry, featuring food by Duquesne Club sous chef Michael Godlewski, is coming to the North Shore in time for football season.

2 weeks ago

Deck out in white for dinner at Blanc en Plum

Elizabeth to hold an outdoor dinner Sunday with white linen-covered tables, white candles and guests clad in white.

2 weeks ago

 Guests arrive at a June farm-to-table dinner at Frankferd Farms in Clinton.

Food Column: 412 Food Rescue to sponsor Ugly CSA, 2 farm-to-table dinners

The group hopes to rescue healthy foods that otherwise would be discarded, with the two new programs.

2 weeks ago

 A fried chicken food truck from Giant Eagle.

Giant Eagle's new food truck rolls out Wednesday

Giant Eagle Fried Chicken Express joins the food truck bandwagon on National Fried Chicken Day.

2 weeks ago

 Chris Dilla, founder of Bocktown Beer and Grill in North Fayette, stands next to the beer taps at that location in 2014. In an email blast sent out on Tuesday, Bocktown's owners said it has closed the location at Beaver Valley Mall in Center.

Bocktown Monaca closes its doors

The original Bocktown Robinson in North Fayette will remain open and may absorb some employees from the Beaver Valley Mall location.

2 weeks ago

 Javid Hashmi, bartender at The Livermore in East Liberty, serves a drink Friday to Brogan McGowan. Seated by Mr. McGowan is Will Tolliver. Emily Sturzebecher stands at right.

Pittsburgh restaurants pass a year with no-tipping policy

Staff and owners of two popular restaurants are pleased with a year with a no-gratuity policy, but remain alone in the practice regionally.

2 weeks ago

 The "Roadkill" burger at DJ's Sandwich Shoppe in Bloomfield has a patty made from elk, bison, beef, pork and venison and is topped with shredded pork.

Munch goes to DJ’s Sandwich Shoppe

A Bloomfield butcher uses his meats in his exceptional namesake sandwich shop.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer.

Pittsburgh Mills mall losing Houlihan's, Starbucks

The closures mean about 50 employees will lose their jobs, according to a notice filed this month by the operator of the facilities.

3 weeks ago

 Scott Smith, owner  of the East End Brewing Company.

Good drink and food coming to the Strip District

East End Brewing’s taproom heads a number of new drinking and dining destinations in and around the city.

4 weeks ago

 The Burger King in Hermitage, Pa., is giving a test run to the Whopperito. It has all the ingredients of the Whopper in a wrap instead of a bun.

Burger King meshes Whopper and burrito for a Whopperrito

At Burger King, a flour tortilla is filled with the grilled ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, cheese sauce and mayonnaise.

4 weeks ago

Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel top in customer satisfaction

The 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index shows newer chains with varied menus and gift shops are at the top of diners’ ratings.

4 weeks ago

Health department shutters Swissvale restaurant

Fish, Chicken & More was cited for numerous food safety violations and for operating without a permit.

1 month ago

 A platter of barbecue ribs, brisket and chicken, with a side of macaroni and cheese at Wheelfish in Ross Township.

Munch goes to Wheelfish

Barbecue, blues and bourbon are the specialty at this new North Hills spot.

1 month ago

Consumer alerts posted at two area restaurants

Oishii Bento in Oakland and Uptown Diner in Hampton were cited for multiple food safety violations.

1 month ago

 Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck.

Food trucks are on a roll in Pittsburgh

From crepes to cupcakes, pierogies to empanadas, there’s a truck catering to your tastes. Next week, an ice cream boat joins the fun.

1 month ago

State LCB web portal gives retailers greater access to liquor orders

LOOP designed to help 15,000 retailers save money by streamlining the process of ordering wine and spirits.

1 month ago

 Adnan Pehlivan, owner of Istanbul Sofra on Forbes Avenue at South Braddock.

Turkish restaurant owner continues to make an impact in Pittsburgh area

Customers have rated Istanbul Sofra in Regent Square the No. 1 dining spot in Pittsburgh on TripAdvisor, a travel website.

1 month ago

 Cure chef proprietor Justin Severino in the dinning room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat.

Severino to host best of chefs for one-of-a-kind dinner

The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chefs Tour dinner will be held Friday at The Mattress Factory.

1 month ago

 The award-winning "Figgly Wiggly" Manhattan created by Kimber Weissert  for Wallace's Tap Room at the Hotel Indigo  in East Liberty.

Feast Liberty: So many places to eat and drink you'll need 2 nights - here's your guide

Ace or Indigo hotels have everything you need, but why stop there? Head out Highland Avenue to sample the best fare in East Liberty.

1 month ago

 The front room of Dr. McCarthy's Kitchen in a 200-year-old house in Hopwood, Fayette County.

Munch goes to Bittersweet Cafe, Dr. McCarthy's Kitchen and the Titlow Tavern & Grille

For a Memorial Day road trip to Fort Necessity National Battlefield, I researched places to eat and drink.

1 month ago

 James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy serves eclectic pub fare and also offers live performances. Graham Denmon plays violin during Happy Hour.

Get 20 percent off for having dinner without the cellphone

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy on the North Side will feature Hands Free Night on Wednesdays, starting this week.

1 month ago

 These seats aren't on StubHub: A couple has the dining room to themselves at Stagioni when Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals was going on. The upscale South Side restaurant is one of many around the city reporting a noticeable decrease in business during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Penguins' game nights.

Feast for some, famine for others in service industry during Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup playoffs have been a boon for some area establishments and a bust for others depending on the type of place.

1 month ago

DeLuca's in Strip District hit with consumer alert

Allegheny County Health Department cites restaurant for recurring food safety violations.

1 month ago

 This is the logo for the June 4 Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest, which started in 1995 and has been held every year but two since. This is the last one, host Penn Brewery says.

Beer: The last Microbrewers Fest

The North Side’s Penn Brewery hosts the last of the beer festivals it started in 1995 that helped build the craft beer industry.

1 month ago

 Brian Overbey, a chef at Young Brothers Bar, is king of this year's Northside Sandwich Week.

Young Brothers meatloaf entry wins top prize at Northside Sandwich Week

Marshall-Shadeland’s nightclub bar and restaurant beat last year’s winner Scratch, this year’s runner-up, in sandwich contest.

1 month ago

Indian restaurant in Oakland hit with consumer alert

Tamarind Flavor of India cited by Allegheny County Health Department for food safety violations.

1 month ago

 Sidney Crosby

Monroeville restaurant guaranteeing Penguins win with refund special

Bella Luna Trattoria in Monroeville is offering customers their money back on food purchases if the Penguins lose tonight.

1 month ago

 The charcuterie board at Spork.

Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

1 month ago

Two area restaurants hit with consumer alert

Downtown’s Hong Kong Express 2 and Mullin’s Diner on the North Side were named in consumer alerts.

1 month ago

Consumer alert removed at La Nova Pizzeria

Health code violations were fixed, county health department says.

2 months ago

 Hello Bistro in McCandless

Hello Bistro signs leases for two more locations

The fast casual salad and burger restaurant will open locations at the Siena at St. Clair and at the Village at Pine developments.

2 months ago

 One of several marques hang over the entrances of the Union Trust Building.

Upscale seafood restaurant headed to Union Trust Building

Eddie V’s, a Texas-based chain, has signed a lease for space in the Union Trust Building’s corner spot at Grant Street and Fifth Avenue.

2 months ago

 Bill's Garden opened Tuesday, a cafe addition adjacent to Bill's Bar & Burger located at The Westin Convention Center hotel.

Bill's Bar & Burger opens new Downtown cafe

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership supported the addition of the Bill’s Garden cafe as part of its Paris to Pittsburgh program.

2 months ago

Health department posts consumer alert at La Nova Pizzeria

The Springdale pizza shop was cited for holding food at unsafe temperatures and other problems.

2 months ago

 A platter of the elk carpaccio at Cibo in Regent Square.

Munch goes to Cibo

After a year’s hiatus, the Regent Square restaurant Cibo reopens with new chef, menu and look.

2 months ago

Braddock Hills sub shop shut down

The Health Department yanked the license from Rudy’s Submarines on Thursday, but found it open Friday.

2 months ago

 Doughnuts from the Pub Chip Shop at Piper's Pub in the South Side, which is starting a doughnut shop in May.

Doughnuts pop up at Pub Chip Shop

If the doughnuts are well-received, Piper’s Pub owner says they’ll open a dedicated shop to sell Just Good Donuts on the South Side.

2 months ago


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