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 The 25th annual Wine Festival will be held this weekend at Seven Springs. More than 30 Pennsylvania wineries will be at the event along with live bands and artisans.

It's a weekend of wine and tomato festivals, a Feastival and rum-reggae party

The wine fest will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort; tomato and garlic festival at Phipps and food truck feast at McKees Rocks.

21 minutes ago

 Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has a grand view of the Pittsburgh skyline.

Monterey Bay celebrates 20th birthday with a proclamation and donation

The Mount Washington restaurant has gone through several changes but it continues to offer a spectacular view of Pittsburgh.

about 11 hours ago

 The Almost Famous Rogicone is a waffle cone filled pepper jack mac 'n' cheese, coleslaw and topped with pierogies.

Waffle cones filled with pierogies, mac 'n' cheese? They're among the culinary treats beckoning at Pittsburgh fest

After taking a break last year, the pierogi fest is back Sept. 24 with more vendors at its new venue in Kennywood.

4 days ago

Microbrewery or brewpub may open in Collier

The township amended its zoning rules to allow a microbrewer to pursue plans for a site across from the community center on Lobaugh Street.

5 days ago

 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.”

5 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.

6 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.

6 days ago

 Rib-eye with peas, carrots, marrow, borscht and red wine sauce is on Acorn's menu.

Acorn to open in Shadyside on Sept. 6

It will serve modern American fare, showcasing familiar ingredients in unexpected ways.

6 days ago

 Vanessa Cominsky, assistant general manager and sommelier, and Andrew Garbarino, chef and owner, in the upstairs dining room of the Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty.

Frenchman's return: Ambitious two-story restaurant opens in East Liberty

Andrew Gabarino opens a brasserie and the first phase of a plan that includes a larger Twisted Frenchman restaurant on the second floor.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 North entrance of Hotel Henry in Buffalo, N.Y.

From hospital to hotel, Henry offers a stylish stay in Buffalo

In April, the former Buffalo Psychiatric Center reopened as the the Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center in a landmark complex.

1 week ago

 Sonja Finn of Dinette in East Liberty was among a group that spoke with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last month.

Little Bites: Openings, Pittsburgh chef on Capitol Hill, Crosstown Cookout

New Izakaya Downtown, Asian market in South Side, Crosstown Cookout and chef Sonya Finn talks to lawmakers

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 Brooks  Broadhurst in Block 292, a market cafe, in Mt. Lebanon, during its construction in early 2016.

Block 292 in Mt. Lebanon to close

Owner Brooks Broadhurst said that he will “almost immediately” begin to explore new concepts for the building.

2 weeks ago

 Kimber Weissert, the bar manager and bartender at Butcher & The Rye, Downtown.

Little Bites: Bartender wins big; Downtown Restaurant Week underway

Kimber Weissert of Butcher & The Rye will travel to Scotland next month to develop a whiskey at Auchentoshan’s distillery in Glasgow.

2 weeks ago

Consumer alert posted at The Simple Greek in Mt. Lebanon

A health department inspection found more than a dozen health code violations.

2 weeks ago

 Chefs Roger Li and Domenic Branduzzi in the kitchen of Ki Ramen in Lawrenceville.

Using their noodles: Chefs team up for Ki Ramen

Much anticipated ramen restaurant opens in Lawrenceville

2 weeks ago

 Oakland's Red Oak Cafe on its second-to-last day.

Oakland's Red Oak Cafe closing after 11 years

Friday is the last day for this Forbes Avenue restaurant, known for its healthful fare, that will be replaced by a Roots Natural Kitchen.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe and Brewhouse brewer and general manager, Erik Grieco, tests the brewing system at the Cafe in Bridgeville.

Drinks: It's now the Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe and Brewhouse; Koehler Brewing Co. opens, too

Collier beer bar will now serve its own house-brewed brews made by former Pittsburgh Brewing brewmaster Mark Davis and GM Erik Grieco.

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.

3 weeks ago

 Marilu Castro-Adames watches her husband Chris Frangiadis cut up turkey during the opening of Spork Pit, a Texas-style BBQ pit next to Spork restaurant, which serves slow- and low-smoked meats.

The Smoke Whisperer: Spork Pit opens in Bloomfield to cook up Austin, Texas-style barbecue

How to get the best barbecue? It’s all in the quality of the smoke, says Chef Christian Frangiadis, who opened this pit on Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 The Mooch at Villa Italian Kitchen  is named after the ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

The Mooch is making a comeback -- this time in an Italian meatball meal

In honor of Anthony Scaramucci, Villa Italian Kitchen is offering a special meatball meal for 11 days starting Wednesday.

3 weeks ago

 The exterior of Robbie's Super Stuff Super-Licious BBQ on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Munch goes to Robbie’s Super Stuff Super-Licious BBQ

Robert Chambers Jr. first opened the joint in Homewood in the late 1980s and moved it to this roadside spot a decade ago.

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.

4 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.

4 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

 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

 Adnan Pehlivan, owner of Istanbul Sofra, with customers in  June 2016.

Ryan’s Pub to close in Regent Square; neighboring Istanbul Sofra to open new concept there

Longtime bar will make way for sister location of Turkish restaurant near the corner of Forbes and Braddock avenues.

1 month ago

 The grilled peach pizza with feta cheese, arugula and crispy proscuitto at Eighth & Hays in Homestead.

Munch goes to Eighth & Hays

Homestead spot has upscale ambition minus a stuffy atmosphere.

1 month ago

 Prepared picnic foods sit in a display case at a deli in Pittsburgh.

Health department posts consumer alert at Isaly's on North Side

An inspector turned up more than a dozen violations, many of them recurring.

1 month ago

 Pittsburgh Steak Salad is a new item on the menu at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh.

Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh goes a little yinzer

New features on the menu are Pittsburgh Steak Salad, Pittsburgh Local Legendary Burger and Pittsburgh Pierogies and Kielbasa.

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

 An octopus appetizer on the night of the grand opening of Superior Motors on Saturday.

Finally, the much-anticipated opening of Superior Motors

First Look: Kevin Sousa opens his long-awaited restaurant in Braddock Saturday night to a full house.

1 month ago

 Superior Motors on the night of its grand opening on Saturday in Braddock.

Superior Motors revs up

The long-awaited Braddock restaurant from Kevin Sousa opened its doors to the public Saturday night.

1 month ago

 Head chef and owner Richard DeShantz at Tako, one of his restaurants in the Cultural District, Downtown.

Prolific Downtown restauranteur DeShantz to open French bistro in Lawrenceville

It will be the fifth restaurant in Richard DeShantz’s portfolio, and his first outside of the Golden Triangle.

1 month ago

 Former Steeler Wes Lyons, right, and his business partner and University of Pittsburgh graduate Amber Greene at their new business, Cakery Square, in The Waterfront shopping center in Homestead.

Cakery Square opens in The Waterfront -- and will give back

Wesley Lyons’ bakery in Homestead not only offers sweet treats but also creates jobs for under-served youth through his Pursuit Program.

1 month ago

 The wine wall at Altius in Mount Washington.

Restaurant news: 19 Pittsburgh-area restaurants recognized for wine lists

Wine Spectator honorees include The Carlton, Poros, Altius, Alla Famiglia and Spoon.

1 month ago

 Finikia cookies  are flavored with cinnamon, dipped in warm honey syrup and topped with walnuts.

Beer, rib & wing, wine and Greek festivals are on tap

Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, Rib & Wing Festival, Harvest Wine Festival and Greek Food Festival to be held this week.

1 month ago

 The colorful window at Klavon's in 1999.

Klavon’s holds new national ice cream competition with Ice Cream Day festival

This Sunday, 50 small ice cream shops around the country will be competing in Pittsburgh’s Strip District for the best ice cream crown.

1 month ago

 Condado Tacos, Downtown, boasts a colorful interior.

Munch goes to Condado Tacos

The number of combinations is astronomical at funky Downtown spot Condado Tacos.

1 month ago

 Millie's blueberry goat's milk ice cream sundae with buttery pecan brittle topped with fresh whipped cream.

There's good reason to twist and shout on National Ice Cream Day

Here’s a sampling of Pittsburgh-area ice cream shops that are offering deals on Sunday.

1 month ago

 Entrées served at a soft opening Wednesday for Superior Motors in Braddock included lamb served with romesco, lentils and summer squash. It opens to the public on Saturday.

Kevin Sousa's Superior Motors starts its engine in Braddock

The long-awaited restaurant by Kevin Sousa finally opens its doors to an invite-only crowd Wednesday; it prepares for the public Saturday.

1 month ago

 Chad and Lauren Townsend founded Millie's Ice Cream in a mural-covered building on Lynn Way in Point Breeze. Millie's buys milk and cream straight from the dairy and pasteurizes its own ice cream.

Millie's Homemade Ice Cream to open Downtown on Sunday

The acclaimed ice cream shop by Chad Townsend will open its second location with free birthday cake ice cream

1 month ago

Consumer alert issued for Baltimore House in Pleasant Hills

Allegheny County Health Department inspector found more than a dozen food safety violations at The Baltimore House on Curry Hollow Road.

1 month ago

 A bowl of the pimento mac and cheese at Honest John's in Homestead.

Munch goes to Honest John’s

Homestead restaurant honors labor leader and serves well-prepared classics.

1 month ago

 Chef Lily Tran at Soba in Shadyside will present a Vietnamese summer menu Monday through July 14.

Little Bites: Soba hosts Vietnamese summer menu

Also, new wine dinner series at Casbah and Vietnamese summer menu at Soba.

1 month ago

 Sonja Finn of Dinette in East Liberty displays a pasta with pesto sauce.

Dinette adopts no tipping policy

The East Liberty restaurant is the latest to ban gratuities and play servers and staff a guaranteed wage and benefits.

1 month ago

New street fest gives a nod to Italian restaurants, heritage in Pittsburgh

Italian StrEAT Festival, Downtown, will highlight restaurant foods, cooking demonstrations and games.

1 month ago


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