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 Pears are in season now, sweet or savory.
Pears are in season now, sweet or savory.

Appreciating the underappreciated pear

No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.


 Pizza Ebraica from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.

Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.



 Home brewer Gregor Bender of Peters hams it up in "Breaking Bad" character.

Beer: Brewing Up A Cure offers brews 'you won’t find anywhere else in the world'

The eighth-annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes over Downtown’s PPG Wintergarden on Oct. 11.



 A rack of ribs from the South Side Barbecue Company in the foreground, with the 'Hillbilly Club' -- brisket, pulled pork and cole slaw on the right, and a jar of Full Pint Chinookie IPA.

Munch goes to South Side BBQ Company

A South Side mainstay on 17th Street reopens with Southern spin as South Side BBQ Company.


Homes »


What's in store in home decor for fall

Get a head start on warming up your home’s decor before the temperatures drop, leaves fall and the furnace kicks in.



Old owners laud new owners for changes made to New Kensington home

Family becomes friends with the men who remade the family home in New Kensington —  and made it better.


 

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Exploring Italy's gardens


Join the PG's Doug Oster as he posts stories and photos from a tour of Italy's fabled gardens, including the topiary marvels of the Lake Como District.
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Wedding cheesecakes, made with real cheese, are becoming popular

Not to be confused with traditional cheesecake, these cakes made of cheese can be served with appetizers or as dessert alternatives.



One Good Recipe: Chicken Larb

Chicken Larb has been called the national dish of Laos, where many Hmong people live, and Hmong cooks enjoy various versions of it.


 

Restaurants


Berlin Street Food part of Pittsburgh's growing food cart scene

Sandra and Dustin Friedel, the couple behind Berlin Street Food cart, are showing Pittsburghers German food beyond Munich’s biergarten fare.



Restaurant review: Cafe Diyor Downtown serves a delicious introduction to Uzbek cuisine

Dining at Diyor Cafe & Lounge, which opened a month ago, is one of the more unusual experiences you will have at a Pittsburgh restaurant.


 

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Travel


Russian cruise breaks down barriers

A two-week cruise through Russia for a group from Pittsburgh presents a fascinating journey through one of the world’s pivotal nations.



A shrine to Sidney Crosby in Halifax

Sidney Crosby’s hometown of Halifax honors the Penguins captain in a Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame display.


 

Seen


Animal Friends' Black Tie & Tails Gala

Gala raises $510,000 for the Ohio Township animal shelter.



Cure SMA: Sully's Wish Gala

Event held at the Children’s Museum raises funds to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.


 

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