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2Do this week, July 31-Aug. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

OpenStreetsPGH, Magic Man TJ Hill and Steel City Pizzafest’s Game of Doughs are on tap this week.

In about 3 hours

 An assortment of Bacon Jams products with new labels.

Bacon spread-maker plans a lower pig profile

The Bacon Jams plans to drop the word bacon from its product name. Also vanishing is the sunglasses-wearin’, guitar-strummin’ pink pig.

about 20 hours ago

Little Bites: Local restaurant news

New openings and Smiley cookies for weddings in this week's roundup.

2 days ago

 Lindsey Stirling will perform at Stage AE tonight.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of July 28-31

Lots of music from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble to an electronic violinist on the schedule for this summer weekend.

2 days ago

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Refreshing cocktails for summer

They are easy to make at home because all you need are alcohol, simple syrup and plenty of ice.

3 days ago

 Sweet and Spicy Pickle Slaw.

Let pickled cucumbers be key players on the plate

Whether they are brined or vinegared, pickles add plenty of punch when mixed in with dressings and salads.

3 days ago

The hip, orange super food displacing french fries

Sweet potatoes turn up everywhere, as a healthier, nutrient-dense side dish at burger joints and swanky restaurants.

5 days ago

 A worker at Tomanetti Food Products bakery in Oakmont moves pizza crusts from the oven on Wednesday.

New owners of commercial bakery in Oakmont roll out some big plans

Tomanetti Food Products in Oakmont will likely be moving in the not-too-distant future, as new owners look to grow the business.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 Mexican-style Corn.

Jazz up corn on the cob

Tender cobs can be dressed up with a tangy basil vinaigrette or herb butter or peppery chipotle-honey glaze or sriracha aioli.

1 week ago

 Squash from Miriam's Garden.

Miriam's Garden: Give summer squashes some love, respect

They can be used in crunchy muffins, savory pies and basil-flavored stews.

1 week ago

Serve gourmet dinner with Giant Eagle's Fresh in 30 meal kit

Meals can be whipped up easily with the kit’s fresh vegetables and high-quality ingredients.

1 week ago

 More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month were recalled Tuesday over concerns of listeria contamination at Bar-S Foods.

Listeria fear prompts recall of Bar-S hot dogs, corn dogs made July 10-13

No reports of illness have been reported, but the company recalls 372,000 pounds of food over fears of recurring issues.

1 week ago

 Celebrate National Ice Cream Sundae Day with a Banana Split Ice Cream Bombe, which is made vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice creams and topped with semisweet chocolate and chopped pecans.

'Tis the month to celebrate hot dogs and ice creams

There’s a national food holiday for every day in a year, and it is marked with social media posts and deals from restaurants.

1 week ago

 Redesigned Allegheny County Health Department placards for restaurant doors.

Health department unveils updated restaurant inspection stickers

The redesigned green, yellow and red stickers include QR codes for access to Allegheny County inspection reports.

1 week ago

Food allergy lawsuits can be a tough nut to crack

Restaurants and the food service industry in general are more likely to ask patrons about their allergies when they sit down to eat.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 Zucchini Falafel Burgers with Green Tahini Sauce

What's dishing on the blogs: Pizza, pasta and veggie burgers

Spice up the menu with zucchini falafel burgers, white pizza and homemade chips.

2 weeks ago

 The Heinz Pickle balloon flies over the Rachel Carson Bridge in last year's Picklesburgh festival. The balloon was custom-built by a team that also crafts balloons for Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  Picklesburgh will be held Friday and Saturday.

Pickles, Pizza and the Vintage Grand Prix highlights a busy festival weekend

There is something for every taste and interest during a busy weekend of fairs and festivals.

2 weeks ago

 Grape salsa with ingredients.

Make sensational variations of salsa with fruit, veggies, nuts, herbs and olives

Five unusual salsa recipes using common summer ingredients.

2 weeks ago

 Pickled Stone Fruit and Buffalo Mozzarella Naan Flatbread.

For pickled ice creams, cookies and wine, head to Picklesburgh

For its second year, a bigger festival will return to Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

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New Heinz pickles target younger audience

Kraft Heinz moves to stir things up in the pickle aisle with flavors meant to appeal to millennials. Pittsburgh will get the products first.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 Rice Paper Banh Mi with Pork Meatballs and Nuoc cham Dipping Sauce.

Fresh spring rolls are summer's signature

Refreshing and healthful, Vietnamese-style rolls take the heat out of cooking in summer.

3 weeks ago

 Jenny Bardwell with loaves of Salt Rising Bread.

Keeping Appalachia bread tradition alive is well worth its salt

Rising Creek Bakery in Mt. Morris continues to bake the salt-rising bread with a stinking starter.

3 weeks ago

 Coq Without the Vin is a twist on the classic French poultry dish and uses beef strips instead of bacon and grape juice instead of wine.

Demystifying a halal kitchen with familiar foods

Author Yvonne Maffei showcases how Italian, Puerto Rican and other cuisines can be prepared the halal way.

3 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.

3 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.

3 weeks ago

 Jerk Chicken

Let's eat: Jerk Chicken

Scotch bonnet peppers are the chilies of choice in Caribbean cooking, lending a fiery bite to sauces and marinades.

4 weeks ago

 Red, White and Blue Poke Cake with M&M's

What's dishing on the blogs: Salads, sips and s'mores

Pasta salads, refreshing drinks and impressive cakes get us ready for Fourth of July.

4 weeks ago

 Red White and Blue Pretzel Salad.

Celebrate Fourth of July with red, white and blue desserts and more

The options are plenty when it comes to creating a menu with a patriotic palate — think fruit, meat, cheese and spices.

1 month ago

 Orange chiffon cake is perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.

As American as chiffon cake

The dessert was created in California in 1927 and revolutionized the American baking scene by using vegetable oil instead of butter.

1 month ago

 Zucchini fritters, made with onions, feta cheese, dill and mint.

One good recipe: Bland zucchini exudes plenty of personality

Flavors explode in zucchini fritters when the squash is combined with dill, mint and feta cheese.

1 month ago

 Cast-iron bread baking demonstrations will take place at the historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park on Sunday.

Get Out: Cast-iron gristmill cooking this weekend at McConnells Mill State Park

An educational program at Slippery Rock Gorge on Sunday will be “period-correct” to show how traditionally milled foods were actually made.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 Berrylicious Blueberry Muffins

What's dishing on the blogs: Layered dinners and blueberry madness

Enchiladas and pulled-pork recipes dominate the savory menu, while berry desserts round up the sweet treats.

1 month ago

 Pittsburgh band Lovebettie.

Third annual Pennsylvania Rib Fest runs Friday through Sunday

.The Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Greensburg will be smokin’ this weekend with the third annual Pennsylvania Rib Fest.

1 month ago

 A breakfast smoothie.

Smoothies for around the clock

Versatile beverage can be breakfast or lunch in glass or a snack in the middle of the afternoon or dessert after dinner.

1 month ago

 Blueberry-Sour Cream Pancakes with Big Batch Bacon.

Expecting lots of company? Then serve easy-to-make breakfast

Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and breakfast bread pudding are all crowd-friendly.

1 month ago

 Aji de Gallina (Chicken Chile).

Western Pennsylvania native, Katie Choy, masters the taste of Peru

“Family Secrets: Experience the Flavors of Peru!” features a spicy blend of native, Spanish and Asian cooking styles.

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

 The Burtner House in Natrona Heights.

Turn back the clock and get a taste of history with shortcake at Burtner House festival

With a rich history dating back to 1821, the Burtner House in Harrison will hold its 42nd annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday.

1 month ago

 Steak Sandwiches on Texas Toast.

Espresso, Texas toast add oomph to steak sandwich

Treat Dad on Father’s Day with a tasty, hearty sandwich that has roots in the Lone Star State.

1 month ago

 Pig Pickin' Cake. It has mango and orange zest in the batter, and is covered in buttercream crushed pineapple and coconut frosting.

Roast or no roast, Pig Pickin' cake is creamy and dreamy

Moist and fruity, the layered yellow cake is often served at pig roasts in the Carolinas.

1 month ago

 Milk chocolate and toffee pizza topped with chocolate candies.

Where pizza and chocolate live happily ever after

Instead of a crust made with pizza dough or a cookie, chocolate and English toffee are used in the decadent pie.

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


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