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 Fried Basket Cheese.
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Fried Basket Cheese.

Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.


 Wigle Whiskey will store it's whiskey on newly acquired property on the Northside.

Spirits: Wigle Whiskey to roll out the new barrel house

The new barrel storage warehouse is giving new life to an old produce terminal in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden.



 Buffalo fried chicken balls at Emporio: A Meatball Joint

Emporio gives diners meatballs galore

At the restaurant, he makes four types of meatballs -- classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian and chicken -- as well as a meatball of the day.



 Wesley Ross stands in the entrance of the kitchen – a converted antique bank vault inside The Bank Tower – at Carnegie Delicatessan & Catering, Downtown.

Munch goes to Carnegie Delicatessen & Catering

At Pittsburgh's version of the Carnegie Deli, you'll find some Jewish staples.



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    Paying attention prevents cooking fires

    Kitchen cooking fires peak nationwide around holidays like Easter.



    'Bunny food' includes fava salad, fancy cake

    Recipes from our writers that are sure to brighten up the spring menu.


     

    Restaurants


    Dine: Four top Pittsburgh chefs get ready to fete culinary icon Thomas Keller

    What do you cook for Thomas Keller, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world? A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden gala will provide answers.



    Bridge Tap House padlocked for failing to pay drink tax

    The Versailles bar and grille owes more than $53,759 in drink tax liability, Allegheny County officials said.


     

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    Travel


    This brewery in the New Mexico desert is not a mirage

    From the dry dust of the New Mexican desert rises a brewery run by Benedictine monks.



    A fitting year to hike Dylan Thomas trail

    During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.


     

    Seen


    Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center

    Roughly 750 guests came out to enjoy the 22nd annual event that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.



    Dirty Ball supports Attack Theatre

    More than 1,000 patrons partied in a warehouse in the South Side to raise funds for the theater.


     

    Lifestyle


    New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

    A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.



    Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

    A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.


     

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