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 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 days 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 days 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.

3 days ago

Health department shutters Swissvale restaurant

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

4 days 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.

5 days ago

Consumer alerts posted at two area restaurants

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

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

DeLuca's in Strip District hit with consumer alert

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

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry

The proposed guidelines are voluntary, but the idea is to persuade companies and restaurants to take a more consistent approach.

3 weeks ago

Indian restaurant in Oakland hit with consumer alert

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

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Braddock Hills sub shop shut down

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 Social in East Liberty now offers braille menus for blind customers. The restaurant printed the menus after members of the group Access Mob Pittsburgh began meeting there.

Ramp crawl draws attention to Pittsburgh businesses without barriers

Disability advocates are hopeful that increased patronage will encourage more businesses to comply with the Americas with Disabilities Act.

1 month ago

 Carnegie Mellon campus.

CMU's La Prima Espresso reopens after health-department inspection

Carnegie Mellon University’s on-campus eatery reopened today after it was closed due to illnesses of 40 customers and employees.

1 month ago

 Carnegie Mellon University’s campus

Eatery on CMU campus closed for cleaning after 40 people got sick eating there

Officials believe the people who got sick contracted norovirus after eating at La Prima Espresso’s on-campus location.

1 month ago

 Kelsey Ewing (left) of Middleport, Ohio, and Chelsea Freeman of Athens, Ohio, whooped it up together as the approached the finish line at the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Some options for preparing, celebrating on marathon weekend

It takes just a short walk from the finish line for a wide variety of food and drink.

1 month ago

 Richard DeShantz, left, and Keith Fuller, are teaming up to create Pork & Beans, a new restaurant to open in May.

Beer dinner offers a sneak peek of Pork & Beans

May 7 dinner of five courses with Full Pint beers previews the new Downtown restaurant by chefs Richard DeShantz and Keith Fuller.

2 months ago

 Khao Mun Gai at Asiatique Thai Bistro features crispy chicken, papaya soup, coconut rice, ginger sauce, and sweet and sour sauce.

Dining-out guide for Mother's Day

There’s a Pittsburgh restaurant to match every palate — from the toast & waffle mom to the froufrou mom to the global mom.

2 months ago

Squirrel Hill's Sun Penang restaurant, owner accused of unfair labor practices

Federal indictment alleges that workers were asked to forfeit pay after the restaurant agreed with authorities to restore backpay.

2 months ago

 Teutonia Mannerchor on the North Side was built in 1888.

Private German club invites the public to celebrate brewing law's 500th anniversary

The German beer will flow as the North Side’s Teutonia Mannerchor marks the passage of Rheinheitsgetbot this weekend.

2 months ago

Consumer alert issued for Miller's Seafood in Brighton Heights

The health department cited the restaurant for numerous food safety violations.

2 months ago

 The logo for Huszar on the North Side

New Hungarian tavern invites you to a traditional outdoor bacon roast

The North Side’s Huszar will serve bacon and sourdough bread with brandy, two beers, dessert and live music for $35 on April 30.

2 months ago

 Black mussels with white wine and fresh herbs at McCormick & Schmick’s.

1040s to savor for Tax Day

National food chains are offering food combos for a total cost of $10.40 or a reduction in the bill for that amount.

2 months ago

Local Brewhouse to open across from PNC Park

Local Brewhouse, a spin-off of the popular Local Bar and Kitchen on the South Side, will open in May.

2 months ago

Oakland restaurant hit with consumer alert

Allegheny County Health Department Inspector cited New China Inn in Oakland for food safety violations.

2 months ago

 The famous turtle soup at the new Carmody's Grille on Neville Island.

Munch goes to Carmody's Grille

The warmly renovated former Neville Hotel on Neville Island serves up turtle soup and other local favorites with upscale pub fare.

2 months ago

 From left: Caliente regional chef Erik Von Hansen, Bloomfield general manager Josh Jimerson, Mt. Lebanon general manager Joe Terlecki, owner Nick Bogacz, Mt. Lebanon assistant manager Matt Hickey, Bloomfield assistant manager Brandon Patterson.

Caliente wins 'best pan pizza in the world' honor

The pizzeria, with stores in Bloomfield and Hampton, entered a duck pie at  International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas last month.

2 months ago

 Mixtape co-owners Elaina Holko, left, and Katie Molchan at their cafe, event space and "music gallery" in Garfield. Mixtape is the first business to receive a “Worker-Approved Business” designation by  Pittsburgh United and city Councilwoman Deb Gross.

A new labor group tactic: Pittsburgh businesses earn positive ratings

The “Worker-Approved Business” initiative marks a new strategy from worker advocacy groups that have drawn the ire of businesses.

2 months ago

 Customers enter the diner formerly known as the Venus, now shipped and repurposed as Minneapolis-based Hi-Lo Diner.

Venus rises: Old North Hills diner given new life in Minneapolis

How the Venus Diner went from Hampton institution to Twin Cities landmark is woven in classic Americana and the changing palates of diners.

2 months ago

 Executive chef Nicole Neely of Lidia's Pittsburgh prepares polipo. It will be one of the items that will be served at Lidia's 15 year Anniversary Dinner, which will highlight 15 dishes from the restaurant's 15 years of being in business.

Lidia's Pittsburgh in the Strip District turns 15

The restaurant will offer a 4-course meal on April 12 to celebrate the milestone.

3 months ago

 The chicken and ribs platter with sides of cabbage and macaroni and cheese at Z-Best Barbecue, Uptown.

Munch goes to Z-Best Barbeque

An Uptown barbecue spot is ideal for quality — and inexpensive — Penguins pregame grub.

3 months ago

 Patrons enjoy lunch Tuesday at the newly opened Streets on Carson, on the South Side.

New South Side restaurant is inspired by international street food

Matt and Lauren Christie wanted a food truck, but ended up with a restaurant: Streets on Carson.

3 months ago


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