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 Monteze Freeland, seen here in Quantum Theatre's "Electric Baby," will perform “Kalopsia” at the New Hazlett Theater on Thursday.

What to do this week: May 28-June 3

OpenStreetsPGH, PizzaFest and the I Made It Market and the Full Bloom Dance Party are on tap this week.

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 A Barbacoa (steamed and shredded beef) taco by La Palapa, Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side.

Taco Trails: 12 top taco places in Pittsburgh

Here are a dozen places to visit in Downtown/Strip District, East End, South Side and South Hills for the best tacos in Pittsburgh.

about 16 hours ago


 Rhuberry Bluebarb Pie  Two fruits combine making a new spin on rhubarb pie.

Tart rhubarb flaunts its sweet side

The tart and fruity side of it comes through in compotes, crumbles and of course, pies.

2 days ago


  The pork shoulder entree at at Jabo's Smoque House and Saloon in Bloomfield.

No grill for Memorial Day? Get takeout BBQ

Takeout barbecue — with even a vegan option — for your picnic.

2 days ago


 The Kobe Beef Burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

Feeding Pittsburgh's love for (free) burgers

Food-delivery service Postmates offering free burgers on National Hamburger Day on Sunday.

1 day ago


 Spatchcocked Chicken with Fig Glaze.

One good recipe: Spatchcocked Chicken with Fig Glaze

Spread your wings this Memorial Day with a butterflied chicken on the grill

2 days ago


 At Bruster's Ice Cream in Ross, co-owner Carolyn Cimato holds an ice cream treat while customers order at the windows.The store opened June 3 and is the newest store for the 10 year old chain that has 35 stores in seven states. shot  6/10/99  Original Filename: mendelsohn bus brusters c.jpg  company spotlight

Bruster's will open five new franchises in Phoenix area

The Beaver County-based ice cream chain has signed development agreements for seven new markets in the West and Southwest.

3 days ago


 Dippy the Dinosaur sports a floral scarf.

Your scoop? New Dippy the Dinosaur ice cream flavor seeking ingredients

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor, is partnering with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to create a new flavor.

6 days ago


 Bunches of raw white asparagus at the Market District store in Pine.

Whether green or white, asparagus is a rite of spring

Green asparagus is easier to grow and cook while the white variety is nuttier, juicier and creamier.

1 week ago


 The interior of Dugout Deli in Mount Washington features a mural of Pittsburgh baseball hall of fame players.

Dugout Deli hits a homer with memories of Maz, Bucs, baseball

The tiny eatery in Mount Washington pays tribute to the Pirates and big sandwiches.

1 week ago


 Steve and Alexia Krum on the grand opening day of their shop, Krum's Creamery, in Elizabeth Township in March.

Penn State alums sell Creamery ice cream in Elizabeth Township

Krum’s Creamery, owned by Steve and Alexia Krum, carries 14 regular flavors and two new seasonal ones each week.

1 week ago


 The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at the Ross Park Mall parking lot on Saturday.

Food Column: Sandwich feast, two-way street fest and bacon roast on tap

North Side will host the Sandwich Week and Hungarian roast and the food street fest will be held in Wilkinsburg.

1 week ago


 Strata Frittata.

When it comes to fast, easy, nothing beats a frittata

The baked egg dish ranges from spicy to savory to sweet, and can be made with meat, seafood or vegetables.

1 week ago


McDonald's pulls UK ad that upset bereavement groups

McDonald's has pulled a British television ad that was accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food.

1 week ago


 Wheel & Wedge will selling cheeses such as West West Blue, Bridgewater and Mobay at its new retail space at Engine House 25 Wines in Lawrenceville.

Wheel & Wedge to open in Engine House 25 Wines

The cheese shop will be housed in the Lawrenceville winery’s tasting room.

1 week ago


 Apples are a good source of fiber.

Fiber is under the radar, but still boosts health

Despite lots of publicity about fiber’s benefits decades ago, less than 10 percent of Americans are getting the amount of fiber they need.

1 week ago


 Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette. 20160605. Stand alone. Farmer's market.  Elena Swann of Wilkinsburg look at some of the flowers available during the first Sunday of the Citiparks Farmers' Market in Squirrel Hill.

Citiparks farmers markets are blooming

Seven weekly markets continue to open this week, including Monday’s in East Liberty, Tuesday’s in South Side and Friday’s on the North Side.

1 week ago


 Cure chef and proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Restaurant saddled with warning after serving horsemeat

Cure in Lawrenceville was inspected and issued an official warning by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service last week.

1 week ago


 Slinging food at a Night Market.

Saturday's all right for the Night Market

From 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership launches a weekly pop-up market of wares, food and fun on Market Square.

1 week ago


 Quenelle Lyonnaise, a white fish dumpling with lobster sauce, haricots verts and wild rice pilaf, sits next to a Lumieres, a cocktail made with Beefeater gin, St. Elder, lime and OJ bitters.

Le Lyonnais feels familiar, yet completely new

The new Downtown French restaurant by the Big Y Group replaces Sonoma Grille and features comfort foods at affordable prices.

1 week ago


 Cure chef/proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Critics say 'neigh' to horsemeat at Lawrenceville restaurant

Cure offers horse tartare on a special dinner menu and gets backlash and outrage from animal advocates

2 weeks ago


 From left, Jessica George, executive sous chef at Legume in Oakland; Lily Tran, executive chef at Soba in Shadyside; Csilla Thackray, executive chef at The Vandal in Lawrenceville; and Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Mum's the word for Pittsburgh chefs

Jessica George, Lily Tran, Csilla Thackray and Bethany Zozula are thankful to their mothers for helping them become who they are.

2 weeks ago


 Spak Brothers in Garfield is featuring a Mama Mia pizza, which is topped with fennel sausage, arugula, caramelized onion, aged gouda and butter sauce.

Looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Think food

Don’t toil to make it; instead buy some chocolates or a pizza that has mom’s name written all over it.

2 weeks ago


 Spanakopita will be among the classic Greek treats available at the Annunciation Greek Church's food festival.

Food Column: Treat mom to a Victorian tea or 'Yappy Hour'

Opt for an elegant tea in Manchester or drinks and time with the pooch at Wigle’s barrelhouse.

2 weeks ago


 Chef Adam Kucenic co-owner of Muddy Waters Oyster Bar in East Liberty creates a Seafood Tower with three trays of oysters, lobster and shrimp at the restaurant in 2016.

After swift uproar a planned East Liberty restaurant opts for new name

Planned fried chicken restaurant will drop “1990s’ hip-hop” theme and the name of The Coop.

2 weeks ago


 Justin Severino, left, and Jason Church at Pisgah National Forest during a culinary mountain biking tour near Asheville, N.C.

Pittsburgh chef hits the pedal in California to help feed hungry children

Justin Severino will take part in the annual 300-mile Chefs Cycle to raise money for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

2 weeks ago


 Homemade Caramels

Surprise Mom with homemade food gifts on Mother's Day

Make Mom homemade lollipops or chocolate-covered cherries or buttery salted caramels.

2 weeks ago


 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Bethany Zozula imbibed street-smarts of cooking from her mother

Whitfield executive chef’s first lesson in cooking was making tortillas with her mother.

2 weeks ago


 Chef Lilly Tran on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Soba in Pittsburgh.

Lily Tran is most influenced by her mother's cooking techniques

Soba’s executive chef was advised to always taste the foods she prepares and to be patient.

2 weeks ago


 Csilla Thackray, executive chef of The Vandal in Lawrenceville. photo taken on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Csilla Thackray's mom taught her to be strong, independent

The Vandal’s executive chef picked up her penchant for keeping the kitchen clean from her mother.

2 weeks ago


 Jessica George, sous executive chef at Legume.

Jessica George's favorite 'chef': Mom

Legume executive sous chef says her mother is her biggest cheerleader.

2 weeks ago


 Yuengliing's Ice Cream Black & Tan sold at Sheetz

Yuengling's ice cream available at Pittsburgh-area Sheetz stores

The Pint-sized containers come in six flavors, inclduing Black & Tan, vanilla and root beer float

2 weeks ago


 A Twitter plea from a Nevada teen for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's became the most retweeted tweet of all time on Tuesday.

Teen bests Ellen's retweet record with 'plea' for Wendy's nuggets

A teen's joke effort on Twitter to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's becomes the platform's most retweeted post of all time

2 weeks ago


 McLaughlin Distillery, a small batch craft distillery in Sewickley Hills, will be selling its wares this season at the Market Square Farmers Market.

New at the Downtown Pittsburgh farmers market: Spirits

Two distilleries and a maker of mead and cider are among the new vendors at the market, which opens May 11.

2 weeks ago


 Items from the Snack-A-Saurus cafe inside Kiddieland at Kennywood Park.

A new season means new eats at Kennywood Park

Along with gravy-covered “Poutine Patch” Fries, the park’s 2017 menu will have a slate of healthier options.

2 weeks ago


 The open kitchen and wood oven at Ember & Vine at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry.

Munch goes to Ember & Vine Woodfire Oven + Social Bar

At a beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton near booming Cranberry, a classic American restaurant impresses with salt, pepper and fire.

3 weeks ago


 A seating area at Habitat Restaurant at the Fairmont, Downtown.

Fairmont's Habitat restaurant to be replaced

A new, yet-to-be-named restaurant will open in late September and be helmed by Jean-Paul Lourdes, the hotel’s new executive chef.

3 weeks ago


 A new UberEATS decal on the side of Ron Graziano's Kia Soul. Mr. Graziano has been an Uber driver for more than two years and made his first UberEATS delivery on Tuesday.

UberEats joins the endless stream of meal delivery services in Pittsburgh

There’s Grubhub. And Eat24. And EatStreet. And Postmates. And Happy Bellies. And now, UberEATS.

3 weeks ago


'Onions Etcetera' elevates the humble vegetable

“Onions Etcetera” weaves 100-plus recipes, tips and photographs, along with the history of alliums.

3 weeks ago


 Shrimp and grits will be served with sauteed gulf shrimp over creamy cheese grits, finished with a shirred egg and crispy bacon at Eddie V's brunch on Mother's Day.   The restaurant is Downtown.

Dining out options for Mother's Day in Pittsburgh

Restaurants serve choices that will please every type of mother.

3 weeks ago


 Pasta flora, a latticed topped apricot tart, will be sold at St. Nicholas Church's Greek Food Festival.

Food Column: Oakland Greek Food Festival kicks off 56th year Sunday

The food fest will return with a “tried-and-true” menu of grilled meats and pastries.

3 weeks ago


 Hill District Shop 'n Save.

Supermarkets in food deserts don't lead to better food choices

The latest Rand study focused on the Hill District and Homewood and shows once again that changing dietary habits in a community isn’t easy.

3 weeks ago


'Romaine calm': National lettuce shortage hits Pittsburgh

A warm winter in Arizona and a wet spring in California have combined for a national lettuce shortage.

3 weeks ago


 BL Sour Cream and other products sold by Alber and Leff Foods Co.

85 years later, BL Sour Cream sticks to original recipe

In addition to focusing on food distribution, the family-owned business of Alber and Leff Foods has branched out its BL line.

3 weeks ago


 Facing a May 5 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, some restaurants and other establishments are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open and hope to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses to comply.

Food industry seeking another delay in calorie labeling

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.

3 weeks ago


 Six-year-old Colby Lane holds his S'more Loving rolled ice cream from 15 Fahrenheit in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to 15° Fahrenheit in Mt. Lebanon

Rolled ice cream trend rolls into Mt. Lebanon by way of Thailand and New York.

4 weeks ago


 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury carries the Stanley Cup.

In honor of Marc-Andre Fleury: Primanti's Pitts-Burger goes Canadian

Beef steak will be topped with Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese and fried egg in the Canadian Pitts-Burger.

4 weeks ago


 Clockwise from left: Spicy mango barbecue sauce, red wine sauce and peanut sauce.

Enliven chicken, pork and beef with these sauces

Sauces can take a ho-hum steak or pork or chicken and make it something special.

1 month ago


 A handful of green garlic.

Subtle green garlic is part of glorious spring

The immature garlic looks like a scallion and sometimes smells like a ramp.

1 month ago


 Participants toast craft beers at last year's Brewski Festival in Seven Springs.

Food Column: Sample beers, go on a bar crawl and hit a pub tour

Brewski Festival, Fill the Mug Charity Bar Crawl and Dormont Pub Tour are slated for this weekend.

1 month ago


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