Cure chef/proprietor Justin Severino.

Dine: Why does Pittsburgh come up short in the James Beard Awards?

Why the James Beard chef and restaurant awards could matter for Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 New dining room and bar area at the Smoke Taqueria location in Lawrenceville.

On the Table: Smoke BBQ Taqueria puts together fine tacos, smoked meat dishes

The new Smoke Taqueria in Lawrenceville offers more seating, a central location, terrific tacos and smoked meat.

4 days ago

 Owners of a McDonald's franchise in Altoona instituted a policy against serving those under 18 after one of the owners says he was assaulted by teens.

McDonald's in Altoona bars youth after teen brawl

“We’re evaluating it day to day,” said one of the franchise owners. “We hope that it’s going to be a temporary thing.”

4 days ago

Coming soon? The Pittsburgh Porkrind Bike

The Pittsburgh mobile food scene looks to go up a notch this June, when the Pittsburgh Porkrind Bike hits the streets.

5 days ago

Restaurant grading proposal vote could come as early as next week

Allegheny County Council's committee on Health and Human Services voted to send the proposal to full council with a neutral recommendation.

4 days ago

Chipotle to stop serving food with genetically modified ingredients

The move to take GMOs out of its products is a first for a major restaurant chain.

1 week ago

 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

1 week ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

1 week ago

 Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield will close May 2.

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield to close

The DelPizzo family sold the building, at 4428 Liberty Ave., to Herky Pollock, an executive vice president with CBRE.

1 week ago

 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

2 weeks ago

 Co-owner and brewer Justin Waters brews a batch of single-hop (nugget) pale ale at Milkman Brewing Co. in the Strip District in July.

Strip District's Milkman Brewing Co. will close at month's end

Justin Waters, one of three partners in the craft brewery, called the business “an amazing experience.”

2 weeks ago

New restaurant coming to Peters

Salvatore Plescia, who owns the Open German Italian Flair Restaurant, plans to open an eatery at the former Center Plate site.

2 weeks ago

 A variety of salads and vegetables line the table of the buffet at the Zenith Cafe on the South Side for Sunday brunch.

What are Pittsburgh's most eclectic restaurants?

The city that brought the world fries on sandwiches and beers brewed on a church altar has no shortage of places that reflect its heritage.

2 weeks ago

 The Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown, will feature a rooftop restaurant and Biergarten in May.

Outdoor rooftop restaurant Biergarten to open at Hotel Monaco in May

There's no kitchen, but there will be carts serving homemade pretzels with mustard, bratwurst and currywurst.

2 weeks ago

4 a.m. bar closings proposed to stem 'brain drain' in Pennsylvania

The measure is not aimed at neighborhood bars, but at "designated entertainment zones away from residential neighborhoods."

2 weeks ago

 The interior of St. Lawrence Market.

A taste of Toronto: Restaurant fare is tantalizing in the cosmopolitan city

Dining around Toronto -- Canada’s most international city -- on a balmy weekend.

3 weeks ago

Eatery, brewhouse coming to South Hills Village

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is set to be located between the Bonefish Grill and Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry.

3 weeks ago

 The 250-seat Bill's Bar & Burger will be opening in what had been the Original Fish Market on April 18 in the Westin Convention Center hotel Downtown.  This is the company's first restaurant in Pittsburgh.

Bill's Bar & Burger to serve specialty blends at Westin in Downtown Pittsburgh

The new venture, from a New York restaurant group, replaces the Original Fish Market, which closed in November.

3 weeks ago

 Heart-transplant patient Allie Sklarew, on her recent annual checkup, ate as she always does at her favorite Pittsburgh eatery: Lulu's Noodles in Oakland.

For a heart-transplant patient and her family, Pittsburgh’s food helps heal

Allie Sklarew, and her family, enjoys Lulu’s Noodles and other Pittsburgh restaurants during yearly check-up visit.

3 weeks ago


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