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 A grilled salmon strawberry salad

Despite the risk, Kings Family Restaurants looks to move up the food chain

“You won’t see these new items at Eat‘n Park.”

2 days ago

 This chilled corn soup from "V is for Vegetables" by Michael Anthony is made with corn stock and coconut milk.

Evoking the cold and hot side of corn soup

Corn kernels have the ability to the shine in chilled soups, hot chowders and bisques at room temperature.

3 days ago

 Tamere Lester, left, a student at Friendship Academy, and Ronald Shanks, who attends Brashear High School in Beechview, operate the East End Fruit Cart. The six-week youth entrepreneurship program has a dual goal: to give students employment experience and to reach "food desert" neighborhoods with fresh fruit.

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Fruit cart provides youngsters with work experience and neighborhoods with healthful food choices.

3 days ago

 Cannoli from Moio's Italian Bakery in Monroeville will be one of many Italian foods sold at Little Italy Days Aug. 17-20 in Bloomfield.

Celebrate summer with Italy Days, eats and drinks

Little Italy Days, summer fest, and lessons on fermentation and baking are on the food-events calendar.

3 days ago

 The massive Butcher Paper Sampler of smoked meats at Fourth Street Barbecue in Charleroi, Washington County.

Munch goes to Fourth Street Barbecue

This Charleroi spot isn’t a drop-what-you’re-doing-and-go destination yet, but it soon will be.

3 days ago

 Cucumbers for sale at the Main Street Farmers Market in Washington, Pa.

Cucumber sandwiches appropriate for formal settings and beyond

For a bolder and rustic sandwiches, select small Persian, thin-skinned or super crispy cucumbers.

3 days ago

 A Persian Love Cake, which is made with cardamom and rose water and is topped with edible rose petals at the Butterwood Bake Consortium in Lawrenceville.

Memorable flavors of summer 2017 at Pittsburgh restaurants

They include a Persian Love Cake, chilled zucchini soup, crab-squash blossom arancini and waffle cone filled with pulled pork.

3 days ago

Glenshaw's Middle Road Inn hit with consumer alert

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector found more than a dozen serious health code violations.

5 days ago

 This is the poster for the 11th Millvale Brewfest.

The 11th Millvale Brewfest is Saturday

Attendees at Millvale Riverfront Park have a crack at sampling nearly 200 different beers and buy grub from several food trucks.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers Alejandro Villanueva during afternoon practice at Latrobe High School.

Fueling a football team, the Steelers way

With two daily practices and workouts, the Steelers work up an appetite during training camp and make every calorie count.

1 week ago

 Turkey ricotta meatballs are a perfect big-batch dish to serve a crowd or keep on hand in the freezer. The saucy meatballs are from "Small Victories" by Julia Turshen.

One good recipe: Turkey meatballs with ricotta beg for seconds

The meatballs from Julia Turshen's cookbook, “Small Victories,” are saucy and are baked, not fried.

1 week ago

 Chicken cooks over a grill at Jerk Fess, held in July in Highland Park. Organizer Steve Miller is gearing up for a similar festival, the Pittsburgh Caribbean Seafood Fess, this Sunday in Highland Park. Local restaurants will bring a variety of island seafood dishes.

Seafood festival with Caribbean accent comes to town

Seafood delicacies from 7 Caribbean restaurants and live reggae band will be featured.

1 week ago

 Robert Trakofler, co-owner of Zenith.

The Zenith, a hidden gem on Pittsburgh's South Side

This vegan restaurant and antique shop has drawn a steady clientele for more than 15 years, who come for its quirky collectibles and food.

1 week ago

 Attendees enjoy ice cream at last year's Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae. This year's event is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and will feature Graeter's ice cream samples, live entertainment, face painting and children's activities to benefit Pressley Ridge's programs for at-risk children and adults.

Spirits, wine, garden potluck, ice cream are on the festival calender

Spirit Summer Recess, food truck fest, Shiloh Farm Open House, Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae will be held this weekend.

1 week ago

 What's a piecaken? A cake with a pie buried inside, of course.

Piecaken gets a summer makeover with chocolate, peanut butter

The peanut butter pie inside a chocolate cake is something even bored kids can bake.

1 week ago

 Oprah Winfrey and Kraft Heinz are launching a line of refrigerated soups and side dishes.

You get some soup, and you get some soup, and you get some soup...

Oprah Winfrey and Kraft Heinz are headed to the supermarket aisle with a line of refrigerated soups and side dishes.

1 week ago

 The McKnight Roll with tuna, octopus, yellow tail and asparagus, topped with a spicy mayonnaise and salmon and white tuna at McKnight Kitchen in Ross.

Munch goes to McKnight Kitchen in the North Hills

It’s a solid option for Asian fare along the Pittsburgh area’s suburban traffic hellscape that is McKnight Road.

1 week ago

Pick up your check for free produce, Allegheny Health Department urges families who qualify

The checks from a program to bring farmers market produce to families provide $20 worth of Pa-grown fruits and vegetables for summer.

1 week ago

 Head cheesemaker Matt Rychorcewicz stacks wheels of Hootenanny in the creamery at Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy.

Goat Rodeo wins 2nd spot in national cheese contest

The Indiana Township farm wins the farmstead category for goat’s milk cheese aged for 60 days or more at the American Cheese Society

1 week ago

 Each cheese is carefully prepped for blind judging in American Cheese Society’s Judging & Competition to prevent bias and ensure honest evaluation.

Cheese conference coming to Pittsburgh in 2018

The 35th annual American Cheese Society gathering will be held July 25-28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh cheesesteak burger has two beef patties, shaved sirloin steak, cheese and vinegar peppers.

'Calories-be-damned' cheesesteak burger at Heinz Field may give hot dogs a run this NFL season

Brisket nachos, spicy keilbasa, shrimp po’boy, and pierogies are also on the menu.

2 weeks ago

Returning to the land: Urban gardeners hope to put vacant lots to good use in Homewood

The group plans to grow food on the Homewood site as well as offer an outdoor classroom for students and a meeting place for activities.

2 weeks ago

 From left brothers Shawn, Tony and Matt Lang stand where the future Pittsburgh Food Truck Park will be along the Riverfront Trail in Millvale.

Pittsburgh Food Truck Park to open in Millvale

Area’s first food truck park to include outdoor dining tables, a bar and beer garden deck, event space, fire pits and a game yard.

2 weeks ago

 Homemade ice cream from left: Burnt almond, strawberry and coffee.

Vintage ice cream recipes from the first days of the Post-Gazette

Columnist, cooking school founder and dietitian, Sarah Tyson Rorer, helped popularize the Philadelphia-style ice cream.

2 weeks ago

 French 75 (2.0 Edition) is made with limoncello, gin, sparkling wine and garnished with thyme sprigs.

Cocktails from the garden are coolly refreshing

Fresh herbs, vegetables, alcohol and imagination are the key ingredients for creating concoctions.

2 weeks ago

Too much zucchini? Nah, there can never be too many

The summer squash grows in abundance now. When picked young, they are sweet and crisp.

2 weeks ago

 Customers wait in line at the Onion Maiden truck at last year's Pittsburgh VegFest.

Festivals for vegetarians, wine, rib and chicken lovers in Pittsburgh

Rib & Chicken Fest, Pittsburgh VegFest and Act I Winefest will be held this week.

2 weeks ago

 Cloud eggs are fluffy white meringues with an egg yolk nestled in the middle.

Cloud Eggs: A fluffy taste of heaven

Cloud eggs are suddenly a social media darling. But the French have been whipping up a version of the floating meringues for centuries.

2 weeks ago

 Pierogis cook on the flat top at Conley Pierogis at a food festival in Whiting, Ind.

Food fight erupts over Pennsylvania 'Pierogi Festival' name

Suburban Chicago food festival is threatening a trademark infringement lawsuit over Pennsylvania group's use of the name "Pierogi Festival.

2 weeks ago

 The nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box.

What food labels mean — and don't mean

We all want healthier foods, but reading labels won't always help you spot them.

3 weeks ago

 Traffic from Route 51 inbound approaches West Liberty Avenue and the entrance to the Liberty Tunnel as work starts on the Northbound lanes of the Rt. 51 overpass over West Liberty Ave., in June.

What's the longest line in Pittsburgh? And what's worth waiting for?

Camping out for days to see a popular band? That’s still not the longest line in Pittsburgh. It shouldn’t be a surprise.

3 weeks ago

 Blueberry slushie for grown-ups made with blueberry wine, sauvignon blanc and pureed blueberries.

If only fresh blueberries would have some chutzpah

The blue-hued berries are wonderful in baked goods and slushies, but rather blah just as plain old fruits.

3 weeks ago

 The jackfruit has sweet bulbs of fruit.

Jackfruit, a meat alternative, makes its way to local stores

Move over, seitan. There’s a new stand-in for meat, and it grows on trees.

3 weeks ago

 Jackfruit tacos are now on the menu at Bahama Breeze restaurants.

Where to find jackfruit on Pittsburgh-area menus

“Young” jackfruit is mostly used as a filling in tacos but also makes its way as a topping on nachos and inside a sandwich.

3 weeks ago

 Jen Saffron, right, a participant in First Course and owner of Sprezzatura catering, works on a caprese tray with Monica Cwynar. First Course is a new online tool for aspiring food entrepreneurs.

Food entrepreneurs get lessons from First Course, free for Allegheny County residents

New online learning tools helps with developing, promoting, financing and raising funds for food businesses.

3 weeks ago

Hershey profits soar on higher demand for Easter candy

Hershey, the maker of Milk Duds and Reese's peanut butter cups, said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit soared 40 percent.

3 weeks ago

 Anthony Falcon of Mount Lebanon, owner of Gaucho Parrilla, speaks during the 86 Conference for food and service industry professionals at the Ace Hotel, East Liberty.

Recipe for success: Work hard, be nice, stay true — Conference addresses social issues in service industry

Two-day discussion looks at ethical, environmental and cultural issues that restaurant workers face at Pittsburgh dining spots.

3 weeks ago

 The winning team's dishes at the Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival + Cook-Off included lamb tacos, smoked confit lamb  and lamb robatayaki.

Chefs from Umami and Cantina win cook-off at lamb fest

Umami’s Roger Li, Round Corner Cantina’s Derek Burnell and Erie chef Dan Kern capture People’s Choice award at Lamb Fest + Cook-off.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Abby Williams of Ligonier, Nina Clarke of Squirrel Hill, Ashley Barone of Sidman and Jennifer Seniuk of Alberta, Canada, take a selfie in front of the 35-foot Heinz pickle balloon at Picklesburgh in 2016.

For pickled fudge, sweet tea, pretzel, moonshine and dogs, head to Picklesburgh

Pittsburgh’s pickle festival will be held on Roberto Clemente Bridge Friday and Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 Plates are ready to be served at First Colony Winery in Charlottesville, Va.

Underground Kitchen is heading to Pittsburgh for first time

The secret pop-up supper club will host a dinner prepared by a “Cutthroat Kitchen” winning-chef.

3 weeks ago

 Village Pizza in Hazelwood was hit with a consumer alert.

Two area restaurants hit with consumer alerts

Village Pizza and Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant were cited for numerous health code violations.

3 weeks ago

 The menu at Friday's Summer Safari -- Colors of the Jungle event at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes lollipops with worms and scorpions.

Bugs, for people, are on the menu at Pittsburgh Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo’s Summer Safari aims to raise awareness of pest insects — and the fact you can eat them.

3 weeks ago

 It is best to sear a rack of lamb on both sides in a skillet on a stove top before cooking it in the oven.

All-star chefs to compete in the 1st Western Pa. Lamb Festival + Cook-Off

Twenty-four chefs will be divided into 8 teams to cook some of the country’s best lamb on Sunday at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

Corn is sweet, so why not turn it into a dessert?

How about making a rice-and-corn pudding or a cornmeal cake with corn kernels and raisins.

1 month ago

 An employee at Fuel & Fuddle does a balancing act while serving up piping hot pizza and fries.

Oakland Restaurant Week offers $6 lunches for 6 days

In addition to deals on pizzas, sushi, sandwiches and chicken from July 24-29, diners can win 1 month’s worth of free lunches.

1 month ago

 Jennifer Shearer, right, with Amanda Freitag last month at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis.

Johnstown restaurateur wins $50,000, visit from Amanda Freitag

The Food Network chef will be visiting Press Bistro on Thursday.

1 month ago

 Heinz celebrated National Hot Dog Day by trying to trick Chicagoans into eating hotdogs covered in ketchup rebranded as "Chicago Dog Sauce."

Heinz tricks Chicagoans into putting ketchup on hot dogs

Heinz got roasted on Twitter by Chicagoans unwilling to compromise their traditions.

1 month ago

 Daniel Walker, the new chef at Lidia's Pittsburgh, stands for a portrait in the restaurant's kitchen.

At Lidia's, new chef brings more than just a resume to the table

Lidia Bastianich says a chef needs to be creative and collaborative, and Daniel Walker understands it.

1 month ago

 David Allison from Dunn, N.C., in his 1969 Alexis MK15 Formula Ford and Tammy Lynne Calef from Myrtle Beach, S.C., in her 1981 Gemini Club Ford take turn 20 side by side during the Formula Ford Exhibition Race morning practice at the last year's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Pittsburgh things to do this weekend, July 13-16

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix revs up this weekend, while Seven Springs dishes out the ribs and wings.

1 month ago

 Attendees walk under the 35-foot Heinz Pickle balloon at Picklesburgh, a pickle festival held in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Relishing Pittsburgh's annual Picklesburgh festival

Here is everything you need to know about Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of all things pickled.

1 month ago


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