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Restaurants


 Chef Trevett Hooper, owner of Legume Bistro, holds up a cassoulet at Legume Bistro in Oakland.

Come winter, cassoulet offers comfort in a bowl

The casserole is made with beans, pork, sausage and — if you’re lucky — duck, and is a classic French dish in the winter.

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 La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side in 2017.

A bigger umbrella: South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa to move to new space next month

The South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa will move to new digs later this winter, continuing an arc of the American dream for its owners.

2 days ago


 The interior of Umai in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to Umai – not Umi or Umami – in Mt. Lebanon

Attention to detail and quality ingredients in a cozy setting make this eatery stand apart – despite competitors with similar names.

6 days ago


 Lautrec restaurant's chef de cuisine, Kristin Butterworth, is one of the few female chefs with a Five-Diamond AAA rating and a Five-Star rating from Forbes.

Get a 3-course dinner for $60 at one of the highest ranked restaurants in the country

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is holding its first Restaurant Week Jan. 21-25 at all of its four restaurants.

6 days ago


 The interior of Hello Bistro in Oakland, the first of six in the region.

A fast-casual salad showdown in Pittsburgh for the season of resolutions

What are the differences between salads at Hello Bistro, Honeygrow and Earth Inspired Salads?

1 week ago


 Butterscotch panna cotta with biscotti is among the dessert choices at Eddie V's.

Pittsburgh's Restaurant Week offers dinners from $35.18 to $20.18

At least 60 restaurants will offer multicourse meals at discounted prices for 2018’s winter version.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Health Department rules for food trucks and semi-permanent food stands will be one of several issues to be addressed by the newly formed Food Safety Advisory Committee.

From opponents to collaborators: Pittsburgh food safety panel hopes to improve communication between regulators and restaurants

A committee founded locally after the defeat of the letter-grading system is working to better understand challenges in the food industry.

1 week ago


 Lights shine at the entryway for Tequila Cowboy on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 along the North Shore by Heinz Field. On New Year's Eve, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley injured his hip and was escorted out of the bar after his wife Christine Haley was in a "minor scuffle" at the establishment.

Tequila Cowboy nightclub weathers drama involving Steelers assistant coach

The North Shore nightclub was thrust into the spotlight last week because of an incident involving Steelers offensive coordinator Todd

1 week ago


 Demolition is underway following a Thursday morning flood that destroyed the dining room at Morcilla in Lawrenceville.

Burst pipe floods Morcilla in Lawrenceville, forces temporary closure

Reservations as far out as late January might be affected as partner Justin Severino works to demolish and repair the Spanish restaurant.

1 week ago


 Tony Serrao, owner of Oakmont Bakery is pictured on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Oakmont.

Popular Oakmont Bakery plans move, expansion

The new location is expected to have more space, seating and parking and offer live demonstrations so customers can see items being made.

1 week ago


 Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster makes his own Primanti's sandwich with Antonia "Toni" Haggerty.

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster moonlights at Primanti's -- and more news

Plus, the Muddy Waters folks prepare to open a new restaurant in East Liberty this week.

1 week ago


 A platter of peach-pulled-pork pierogies at Stuff'd Pierogi Bar in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch goes to Stuff’d Pierogi Bar: How can such a brilliant concept be so disappointing?

A pierogi-based restaurant in the Golden Triangle is a million dollar idea but needs the execution to match.

1 week ago


 Station Square business area seen in September.

Houlihan's closing its Station Square location

The restaurant was one of the original restaurants that set up shop in the complex when it was developed in the 1970s.

1 week ago


 Potato doughnuts at the PA Cooperative Potato Growers booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a crowd favorite.

Food Column: Kick off 2018 with Pa. Farm Show and Wine & Spirits fest

The annual agricultural show returns for the 102nd time in Harrisburg with animal and food contests, rodeo and exhibitors.

1 week ago


 Preeti's Pitt is now open in the Strip District on Penn Ave.

These four restaurants opened over the holidays in the Pittsburgh area

A coffee and wine bar, a day-to-night lounge, a new location for a beloved pizza joint and more.

2 weeks ago


Baby Loves Tacos in Bloomfield shut down by health department

The Liberty Avenue eatery was operating without a permit.

2 weeks ago


 Steamed mini soup pork buns at Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh restaurant trends to love (or loathe) in 2017

Food halls, seafood, regional Chinese fare and emphasis on design are among the likable local trends of this year.

3 weeks ago


 Aroma Joe's will open its first Pennsylvania location in Greensburg next month.

New coffee shop promises "no mistakes, no attitudes" when it opens in Greensburg on Jan. 8.

Portland, Maine-based Aroma Joe’s will feature world coffees, infused blends and Rush, its own energy drinks.

2 weeks ago


 Champagne bubbles as it is poured in a glass.

Pop open the champagne bottle like a pro and welcome 2018

Remember to twist the bottle away from the cork and point it away from yourself and your company.

3 weeks ago


 Yin & Yang is one of the chocolate fondues available for New Year's Eve at The Melting Pot in Station Square.

Dine out on New Year's Eve: Toast 2018 with truffles, panna cotta, oysters, sparkling wines

Pittsburgh restaurants feature multicourse dinners, unlimited pours and champagne toasts.

3 weeks ago


 Peace, Love & Little Donuts has moved to this larger space in the Strip District on 21st Street, which used to house Thin Man Sandwich Shop.

Peace, Love & Little Donuts expands to a larger spot in the Strip District

It moves to the space formerly occupied by Thin Man Sandwich Shop.

3 weeks ago


 The Schmucker pork sandwich at Brick N' Mortar in Heidelberg.

Munch goes to Brick N’ Mortar

What’s in a name? At Brick N’ Mortar, the whole story is contained within.

3 weeks ago


 The panoramic of Oxford Market in One Oxford Centre Downtown, a cashless food hall.

Downtown food hall to open next month will pair corporate with community, and a hitch: No cash

Shorenstein Properties recruits Eurest to open Oxford Market in One Oxford Centre.

4 weeks ago


 The 'Tis the Season burger at Wahlburgers, now open in Ross Township

Flying the Massachusetts flag, Wahlburgers opens in Pittsburgh

The chain from Mark, Donnie and Paul Walhberg debuts in The Block in the Northway Mall in Ross

4 weeks ago


 Chef Michele Savoia at Dish Osteria prepares spaghetti with bottarga in 2014.

Pittsburgh's most popular food stories of 2017

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” tops the list, along with a few key openings

4 weeks ago


 While fans record the moment on their phones, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, co-stars on the NBC show "This is Us," announce the Steelers' fourth-round draft pick during the annual Steelers Fan Blitz at Heinz Field Saturday, April 29, 2017.

This Was Us: 12 Pittsburgh stories that went viral in 2017

From a congressman’s fall to “Pittsburgh, not Paris,” to a hero ump and a catfish release, these stories resonated throughout social media.

1 month ago


 The dining area of Casellula @ Alphabet City on the North Side.

Casellula in the North Side to close in late December

The New York import lasted just under a year in Pittsburgh’s North Side.

1 month ago


 The interior of the new Missing Links Brewery in Connoquenessing, Butler County.

Missing Links Brewery opening near Butler; CoStar buys in Etna

Brewpub located near the Butler Farm Market on Friday starts out serving 10 house beers, plus Pennsylvania wine, housemade soda and food.

1 month ago


 Anthony DiCio on the second floor of the Pennsylvania building facing 19th Street.

Food hall slated to open in former nuisance building in the Strip

The rehabbed Pennsylvania Building has rescued key vendors from the now closed Pittsburgh Public Market and it’s about to host more.

1 month ago


 Madeleine Bakery & Bistro opens Saturday in Wilkinsburg.

Regent Square, Wilkinsburg residents will soon be within walking distance of warm croissants

Plus, a new wine bar in Lawrenceville and a Thai restaurant on the South Side.

1 month ago


 Adults can learn to make gingerbread houses with Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel pastry chefs in a class Dec. 19.

Food Column: Pancakes with Santa, gingerbread house making class for adults and more

There are still plenty of holiday food activities to keep you in the spirit.

1 month ago


 In this April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York.

When the alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, his workers say

After four anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct were published, the restaurateur and celebrity chef’s brand was thrown into turmoil.

1 month ago


 Tom Horstman, from Mount Washington, dines on wings at Bigham Tavern earlier this year.

'Food Paradise' from The Travel Channel makes a second visit to Pittsburgh

Crew will film at Bigham Tavern in Mount Washington Wednesday.

1 month ago


 Brisket sliders are one of the $5 options for the weekday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pork & Beans Downtown.

Great brisket for $5 at a new happy hour, plus more food news

Plus, a new Thai noodle house opens on the South Side.

1 month ago


 Brewer Bryan McDowell holds his chin while brewing one of the first batches of beer in the brewhouse at the new CR Brewing Co. in Neshannock, Pa., near New Castle.

CR Brewing Co. aims to be a regional destination near New Castle

The Crane Room Grille, complete with a working 10-ton crane, adds a brewery that released its first two beers there this week.

1 month ago


 General view of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery outlet in Shanghai on December 6, 2017.

The world’s largest, most lavish Starbucks has opened in Shanghai

The nearly 30,000-square foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery does much more than simply serve coffee.

1 month ago


 The logo for Rare Ale, which is made exclusively for area BRGR outlets by Full Pint Brewing Co.

BRGR offers customers a Rare Ale

Full Pint Brewing Co. created this amber brew expressly to complement burgers, rare and otherwise.

1 month ago


 The interior of Cyclops Cafe in Bellevue.

One-stop shop for a java jolt and a tattoo

The Cyclops Cafe in Bellevue contains a tattoo parlor and bills itself as a coffee shop, art space, live music venue and co-working space.

1 month ago


 Restaurant owners, Dom Branduzzi, left, and Roger Li, at Ki Ramen.

The best dishes at Ki Ramen in Lawrenceville

The restaurant from neighborhood-favorite restaurateurs delivers value and a formula for a fun time.

1 month ago


 Crispy whole chicken with fried garlic at Vivo Kitchen in Sewickley.

The best dishes of 2017

The PG food staff praises their favorite dishes of the year in and around Pittsburgh.

1 month ago


 A growler of cider is filled at Knockin’ Noggin Cidery & Winery in Volant, Pa.

Food Column: Holiday cookie sales, pancake breakfasts with Santa and more

Wine trails and wine walks are among all the festivities taking place in the Pittsburgh region as we gear up for the holidays.

1 month ago


 Vellutata di Patate con Baccala al Nero di Seppia (Creamed Saffron Potato Soup with Baccala and Squid Ink Foam served with Julienne Vegetables), one of the "seven fishes" to be served on Christmas Eve at Senti in Lawrenceville.

Feasts of the Seven Fishes abound in the Pittsburgh area

Restaurants, a cooking school and an entire town prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American custom.

1 month ago


 The Rathskeller on Pugh Street in State College.

After serving generations of Penn State grads, 'Skeller' seems likely to close

The new landlords say they have another tenant for the location, meaning the institution is likely to close.

1 month ago


 A screenshot of the website for Piada Italian Street Food.

Piada opens second location, partners with BikePGH

The new location — at The Block Northway along McKnight Road — is the Italian Street Food chain’s 41st spot nationwide.

1 month ago


 A closeup of the Chocolate Chip and Cardamom cookies at the Gluten Free Goat Bakery Monday in Garfield.

One smart cookie: Artificial intelligence helps perfect a gluten-free treat

With the help of artificial intelligence, Google Pittsburgh cooks up a recipe for the best-tasting gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

1 month ago


 Eggplant salad at Turkish Kebab House in Squirrel Hill.

The Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right Now

We go to Turkish Kebab House, a pop-up at Gaucho and the Crane Room Grille

1 month ago


 Federal Galley opens in Nova Place on the North Side on Tuesday. Over the weekend, the venue hosted friends-and-family opening with light bites.

Check out the menus at Federal Galley, opening Tuesday on the North Side

The debut of Provision PGH, El Lugar, Supper and Michigan & Trumbull under one roof

1 month ago


 Finishing repairs are made before the opening of Cinderlands Beer Co. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Lawrenceville.

Cinderlands Beer Co. opens in Lawrenceville Saturday

New Butler Street brewpub, formerly Roasted Barrelhouse & Eatery, aims to marry its beer and its food in myriad ways.

1 month ago


 A colorful poke bowl from Pittsburgh Poke, includes spicy tuna, carrot, jalapeno, chili flakes and bright yellow oshinko, a pickled Japanese radish.

Munch goes to Pittsburgh Poke

Downtown is source of healthy fare and lousy wordplay for Munch columnist.

1 month ago


 Puerto Rican native Jamilka Borges is executive chef at Spoon in East Liberty.

A James Beard "Rising Star Chef" and her mother cook to raise funds for Puerto Rico . . . and more news

Also, Grinch-inspired cocktails wear marshmallows and Jell-O shot garnishes for the holiday

1 month ago


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