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 Anthony Bourdain sits down to eat and talk with chef Kevin Sousa at Superior Motors in Braddock as part of the Pittsburgh episode of CNN's "Parts Unknown." They are joined by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, Gisele Fetterman and Franco Harris.

VOTE: What did Anthony Bourdain miss in the Pittsburgh episode of 'Parts Unknown'?

Food made a perfunctory appearance in the CNN show that aired Sunday; what should have been included instead?

about 17 hours ago

 Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain in 2016.

Uh-oh: Pittsburghers are very upset with Anthony Bourdain

It didn’t take long for the social mediasphere to react — many with negativity — to the Pittsburgh edition of “Parts Unknown.”

about 19 hours ago

 Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, say they have a system that works when it comes co-writing cookbooks such as "Lidia's: Celebrate Like an Italian."

Basic recipe for Lidia's new cookbook? Testing 10 to 15 dishes a day

Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, have come out with their eighth cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”

2 days ago

 Arby's in Pleasant Hills started selling venison sandwiches starting today.

Farm-raised Arby's venison doesn't taste like the hunted white-tails

The fast-food chain is selling venison sandwich for the second consecutive year, but this time at all its locations.

2 days ago

 Owner Steve Frankowski, left, and Nancy King of Johnson City, Tenn., share a moment on one of the final evenings of The Bloomfield Bridge Tavern Thursday. The tavern will close after  Saturday. Ms. King grew up working at the bar, which her father owned before Mr. Frankowski.

A final na zdrowie! to the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

The venerable Polish bar in Pittsburgh will close for good after Saturday night after nearly 32 years.

3 days ago

 Jodi Reimers, a work-based learning coordinator at Allegheny Intermediate Unit, looks on as Quien Smalls,  a student at AIU Sunrise School, stirs vegetables during the grand opening of a bistro in its offices in Homestead.

New bistro in Homestead employs special needs students, helps to prepare them for workforce

AlleC Bistro opened this week as a springboard to full-time employment for special needs students.

3 days ago

 Manager Kevin Saftner stands for a portrait outside of James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy. He said the North Side restaurant, bar and music venue will be closing after continued complaints from a few neighbors about the noise.

Deafening silence: James Street owner doesn't know source of anonymous complaints

Kevin Saftner said he can’t fix complaints about noise at his iconic music venue if he doesn’t know who is making them.

4 days ago

 Carrie Clayton, who established the drink menu at Poros, is one half the duo at the new bar opening in the Clark Building.

A 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood' bar in Downtown Pittsburgh? In spirit, not in name

The Fred Rogers Company issues cease-and-desist orders objecting to the name that’s linked to the wholesome children’s show.

5 days ago

 The fried bologna sandwich at The Pub at 333 in Oakmont uses mortadella on a brioche bun.  It is served with a bell pepper slaw.

Munch goes to The Pub at 333

Oakmont pub provides a good bet to hunker down and watch the Steelers with quality food and drink, and a lot of TVs.

5 days ago

 The dining area at the Threadbare Cider House in Spring Garden during a soft opening for friends and family on Oct. 14.

Threadbare Cider House opens in Spring Garden

The next cool venue of the Wigle Whiskey folks makes and serves ciders, mead and cocktails with pizza and regular, interactive tours.

5 days ago

 Dennis Pappalardi, right, and his wife, Judy, of Wexford, listen to jazz during Duquesne University's Jazz Department's "Collegiate Tuesdays" at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in the North Side in November 2016.

Feeling unwelcome, James Street Speakeasy owners to close up

The North Side landmark will have its last day Nov. 11.

5 days ago

 Pierogies will be among the many culinary offerings at the Ukrainian Food Festival in the South Side this weekend.

Festivals to serve pierogies, pies, borscht and more

The public is invited to the Lawrenceville brewpub to “add atmosphere” to the show.

5 days ago

 The Indian restaurant Rasika in Washington, D.C., has come out with its first cookbook.

Rasika's cookbook reveals the restaurant's house secrets

The debut cookbook by the acclaimed Indian restaurant in Washington, D.C., features recipes of its popular dishes.

6 days ago

 Raw vegan lasagna will appear on the menu at the first installmant of Pittsburgh Juice Co.'s Vegan Dinner Series in the Strip District.

What's for dinner? Raw vegan lasagna and tiramisu

Pittsburgh Juice Co. proves these dishes are possible through new raw vegan dinner series

5 days ago

 Anthony Bourdain has a drink with local filmmaker Tony Buba at Hidy's Cafe in Braddock while filming the Pittsburgh episode of the CNN show "Parts Unknown."

Parts Known: Anthony Bourdain captures Pittsburgh as it is now

Anthony Bourdain and his crew get a lot right during their visit to Pittsburgh for CNN’s Emmy award-winning “Parts Unknown” program.

6 days ago

 Arby's venison sandwich features a thick-cut. slow-roasted venison steak and crispy onions topped with juniper berry sauce.

Hungry for some venison? Head to Arby's on Saturday

Arby’s venison sandwich was a runaway hit last year and so the fast-food chain is offering it nationwide beginning on Saturday.

6 days ago

 Primanti Bros. is hoping that the prospect of free sandwiches might entice Amazon to take a longer look at Pittsburgh when it decides on which city to locate it second headquarters.

Primanti's hopes to sweeten bid for Amazon HQ with free sandwiches

If Pittsburgh wins its bid for an Amazon HQ, employees will get a free Primanti’s sandwich and a discount.

6 days ago

 Carleen and Mike King co-own Carmi Soul Food Restaurant in Allegheny West.

Crossing rivers: Soul-food spot headed from North Side to South Side

Carmi Soul Food Restaurant, a neighborhood favorite in Allegheny West, will move into a long vacant property at 1825 E. Carson St.

6 days ago

 Dustin Gardner, executive chef at Casbah in Shadyside.

There's a new spot for 48 beers on tap in Mt. Lebanon

Special events coming at Shadyside’s Casbah and Troy Hill’s Scratch.

6 days ago

 Owner Brian Keyser, left, and executive chef Andrew Hill at Casellula, the restaurant at City of Asylum's Alphabet City, on the North Side. It has transitioned to tipping.

Is there a no-tipping backslide among Pittsburgh restaurants?

Casellula @ Alphabet City is the first dining spot in Pittsburgh to end its no-tipping policy, just 10 months after it opened.

1 week ago

White restaurant manager enslaved black man for years, federal prosecutors say

Bobby Paul Edwards has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Carolina on a charge of forced labor.

1 week ago

 Peter Vauthy, executive chef for Red, the Steakhouse, at the Miami location.

Can this new steakhouse bring sexy to the Steel Tower?

After opening up restaurants in larger cities, owners of Red, the Steakhouse, are focusing on mid-size cities like Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 In this 2015 photo, Rafael Vencio stands in his former kitchen at Smallman Galley in the Strip District. He's putting on the KANTO KanKitchen Filipino-style pig roast at Spirit on Oct. 30.

A Filipino pig roast at Spirit and more

This is the fourth installment of pop-ups from this chef, formerly of Aubergine Bistro at the Smallman Galley.

1 week ago

 A519 Chocolate will bring truffles to the Chocolate Bar on Saturday at the Benedum Center.

Food Column: Chocolate for charity and more

Autumn-themed events are springing up all over the area.

1 week ago

 Henry Dewey of Penn Avenue Fish Co. is opening a new venture this fall. Penn Cove Eatery and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Bar will open at  the Clark Building on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

3 new restaurants to watch out for this fall

They are a chowder house, a restaurant reboot, and day-to-night options from a Pittsburgh longtime restaurant crew.

1 week ago

 Chef Dennis Marron and his partner Jessica Lewis stand for a portrait at Merchant Oyster Co. Tuesday, in Lawrenceville.

Having once cooked for Michelle Obama, this out-of-towner is now a Pittsburgh restaurateur

Dennis Marron is opening two restaurants within a month — or, The Whale, Downtown, and now Merchant Oyster Co. in Lawrenceville.

1 week ago

 Nichola Long, of South Side, chugs milk after eating a  wing during the “Melt Yo Face Off” event at Streets on Carson where each participant endured eleven levels of hot sauce until they reached the hottest one, The Last Dab on Tuesday.

Face Melting: Pittsburgh palates put to test with "Pepper X" sauce

South Side restaurant hosts a hot sauce gauntlet called “Melt Yo’ Face Off,” featuring “The Last Dab,” said to he learned the ins and outs

1 week ago

 Korean fast-casual Bae Bae's Kitchen opened at 951 Liberty Ave. this week.

New Downtown Korean restaurant serves bulgogi and fried chicken with Chipotle-style ordering

This is the first restaurant from Seoul native Ashley Bae and her husband Eddie Lai, who moved here from LA just three months ago.

1 week ago

 Serving Korean fried chicken, pictured, Ki Pollo is opening within the month at 4407 Butler St., from Domenic Branduzzi of Piccolo Forno, Roger Li of Umami Izakaya, and his wife, Claudia Moyano, managing partner and chef.

Piccolo Forno owner to open his first fast-casual spot in Pittsburgh

Lawrenceville group project Ki Pollo will serve Argentinean empanadas and Korean fried chicken by the end of the month.

2 weeks ago

 Vanessa Cominsky, assistant general manager and sommelier, and Andrew Garbarino, chef and proprieter, of the Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty.

Pittsburgh's most ambitious new restaurant is now open

The Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty brings back fine dining: Here are five things to know before you go.

2 weeks ago

 This mural, "A Free Bird Over Paradise," was painted by David Connelly and graces the front of the new LaScola's Italian Ice and Custard on North Euclid Avenue in Highland Park. It pays tribute to the late Andrew LaScola, who loved Pittsburgh.

LaScola's Italian Ice opens a store in Highland Park

First brick-and-mortar location just off Bryant Avenue offer ice, custard, coffees and basil lemonade.

2 weeks ago

 Poster for the Harvest Moon Wine Festival in Millvale.

From Hoptoberfest to Smoketoberfest ... and Greensburg Craft Beer Week

Beer and wine events around the region highlight the season and local bounty, and several of them raise funds for good causes.

2 weeks ago

 Grill master Courtney McFarlane grills burgers in the kitchen at Tessaro's in Bloomfield.

At Tessaro's, how a master of the flame was born

Courtney McFarlane has learned to perfect grilling burgers at this Pittsburgh institution from a lot of practice and a lot of mistakes.

2 weeks ago

 Justin Severino of Cure, and Morcilla, at right, will cook with Abby Molinaro at Tastebuds in November

Top Pittsburgh chefs to bring a world of flavors at Tastebuds

The well-known chefs will team up with people with disabilities at the fundraiser for Best Buddies Pennsylvania.

2 weeks ago

 The new restaurant at Fairmont Pittsburgh — Fl.2 — is scheduled to open for dinner Oct. 27.

New restaurant at the Fairmont Pittsburgh to open Oct. 27

So long Habitat, hello Fl.2. The new dining spot has gone through a top-to-bottom overall and will be presented by a collaborative team.

2 weeks ago

 An order of arepas from Chevere in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch goes to Chevere

Small Downtown shop offers South American street food to delicious effect in barebones location

2 weeks ago


Fall festivals brim with apples, whiskey, wine, chestnuts

Food events for the week also include lessons in making pasta and sauces and fermenting cabbage.

2 weeks ago

 J.J. Johnson, a James Beard-nominated chef from Harlem, will cook for the Carnegie Museum of Art's "Feast: 20/20" on Oct. 6.

NYC chef to roll out a rice-themed feast at Carnegie Museum benefit

Chef J.J. Johnson, a James Beard nominee, also will present a  free community cooking demo at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.

2 weeks ago

 People wait in line during lunch hour at the former Conflict Kitchen in Oakland in March 2017.

Conflict Kitchen goes national?

A $50,000 fellowship will allow Conflict Kitchen’s co-directors to travel to different cities to discuss local versions of the project.

3 weeks ago

 An Impossible Burger at Burgatory on Monday on the North Side. The restaurant is the only one in the state to sell the meatless burger.

Impossible! The 'bleeding' meatless veggie burger arrives at Burgatory

It looks like ground beef and tastes awfully close, and you can now find the Impossible Burger it in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

Owner cited for hiding consumer alert posted at Russelton's Deer Creek Diner

The Russellton restaurant was cited for the same problems during three previous inspections this year.

3 weeks ago

 Police move back onlookers as firefighters respond to a fire at Nicholas Coffee in Market Square in June 2017.

Nicholas Coffee on Market Square to reopen Monday

The 98-year-old landmark had been shuttered since a fire in early June.

3 weeks ago

 Stuff'd Pierogi Bar opened in September on Seventh Street, Downtown.

Downtown Pittsburgh gets a pierogi bar

Savory, sweet, boiled or fried, pierogies dominate the menu at Stuff’d Downtown

3 weeks ago

 Elizabeth Porter of Shaler orders from the new self-ordering kiosk in McDonald's on McKnight Road in Ross.

Want fries with that? Tell it to the kiosk.

Kiosks — long accepted in banking and grocery shopping — have descended upon Pittsburgh’s food service industry.

3 weeks ago

 The Livermore is closing after service on Saturday.

East Liberty cocktail bar Livermore to close this weekend

The Livermore will wrap things up after service on Saturday

3 weeks ago

Vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' coming next week

Burgatory will add the alt-meat Impossible Burger to its menu

3 weeks ago

 Friendship Perk & Brew was created within a late 1800s house that once was used as a 7-Eleven.

Friendship Perk & Brew opens for lovers of coffee and beer

Friendship Perk & Brew at 300 S. Pacific Ave. is a passion project from JoAnn Redondo and Nick Redondo.

3 weeks ago

 The interior of Ineffable Ca Phe on Penn Ave. offers Vietnamese coffee, sandwiches, and plenty of seating.

Little Bites: Ineffable Ca Fe and Enrico's Tazza D'Oro

Ineffable Ca Fe opened in August as a Vietnamese coffee bar; Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro has opened at 524 Grant Ave. in Millvale,

3 weeks ago

 Ben & Jerry's Downtown location, shown in 2012, will close Saturday.

Ben & Jerry's Downtown shop to close Saturday

The store is operated by nonprofit Life’sWork, which said it wants to spend more resources on job placement for its clients.

3 weeks ago

 Toni Pais, owner and chef, outside Cafe Zinho in Shadyside.

Twenty years is a big anniversary for Shadyside chef with Parkinson's disease

Toni Pais of Cafe Zinho still cooks every day,12 years after he was diagnosed.

3 weeks ago



Munch goes to The Pub at 333

Oakmont pub provides a good bet to hunker down and watch the Steelers with quality food and drink, and a lot of TVs.

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