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D'Imperio's to close Aug. 2

After 37 years, D’Imperio’s Restaurant in Wilkins will close next weekend.

about 9 hours ago


 The menu board at the newly remodeled Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District.

Restaurant review: Penn Avenue Fish Company offers stellar seafood and knowledgeable service

With double the space and a new dining room, Penn Ave. Fish Co. in the Strip District is a fresh catch.

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 The 'Bees Knees' appetizer of warm brie topped with a bacon and shallot jam, served with toasted baguette and paired with a pint of the 'Horse Shu' Gose-style beer at ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales and Food in Zelienople.

Munch goes to ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales & Food

Zelienople brewpub offers good beer and food with a side of neighborhood love.

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Let's Talk About: Ramps and rolling

Building and exploring ramps with your child is easy and provides a great opportunity for preschool engineering and problem solving.

1 day ago


Let's Learn From the Past: Johnny Appleseed

The real Johnny Appleseed was a man named John Chapman who frequented Western Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh Canning Exchange offers a pickle class

‘‍Pickle whiz’‍ will lead Greenfield party and participants can take pickles home.

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 Margarita Cupcakes.

One Good Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes

Boozy baked dessert is a different way to mark National Margarita Day today.

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 Chicken curry was good and flavorful, but not very spicy.

The Food Column: A multi-ethnic food festival in Bridgeville

Columnist Rebecca Sodergren tries a family recipe for Chicken Green Curry that will be served at a multi-ethnic food fest in Bridgeville.

1 day ago


 Shauna  Kearns, 25, a  student in Chatham University's food studies program, chops wood at the Braddock community brick oven to feed the fire for her sourdough bread.

Bringing people together with brick-oven-baked bread

Wielding flour and an ax, Chatham food-studies student helps build a new community oven in Braddock.

1 day ago


Miriam's Garden: It's pickling time

Our columnist is making pickles by the bushel, and her homegrown cukes are next.

1 day ago


 Kristin Estok, the Glenshaw co-owner of Go Shout Love, packs up orders at her dining room table. The company, an online startup, sells apparel and accessories to benefit families with sick children.

Go Shout Love donates to help children receive medical care

The local startup Go Shout Love’‍s main platform is Instagram, which allows the company to connect with families and vendors.

1 day ago


 Assorted smoothies during a test at Arlene Burnett's house.

Smoothie-making was anything but smooth

Eight grandkids plus seven smoothies equals a big mess -- and great memories.

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 Artisan cheese made in the Hudson Valley.

Pittsburgh cheese scholarship winners named

Slow Food Pittsburgh is sending two local cheesemongers to the American Cheese Society conference in Sacramento July 29 to Aug. 1.

1 day ago


 Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza

A really hot trend: Pizza on the grill

Grilled pizza continues to grow in popularity with home cooks as they realize how easy it is  to make pies on a gas or charcoal grill.

1 day ago


 Baby fairy bluebirds at the National Aviary.

Let's Talk About Birds: Baby birds

What hatches out of a bird’s egg can be homely and helpless or capable and cute, depending on what kind of bird it is.

2 days ago


 Summer-on-a-Pizza

What's for dinner: Summer-on-a-Pizza

Pizza on the grill continues to be one of summer‘‍s hottest, and tastiest, trends.

2 days ago


Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

3 days ago


 Dennis Marron -- "It's an exciting time to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh."

The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.

3 days ago


Steel Advice: Clear the air over co-worker's perfume

Delicately and diplomatically tell office mate co-worker her scent is overpowering.

3 days ago


 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.

3 days ago


 Claude O'Steen

Let’s Talk About Art: Claude O'Steen

Filmmaker Claude O‘‍Steen reaches into childhood and the stories his father told around the dinner table to create his narratives on film.

3 days ago


 Lavinia Schumann turns 100 on Thursday.

Century Club: Centenarian relies on good breakfast, good living

Lavinia Schumann celebrates her 100th birthday with a surprise party for 125 friends and family.

3 days ago


Stargazing: Taurus returns to the morning sky

Taurus, a winter constellation, has returned to the morning sky.

4 days ago


 Vegan Pittsburgh member Niki Penberg.

Pittsburgh Vegan Festival Summer Edition!

Roughly 500 people enjoyed different vegan vendors from around the city at the event held at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church.

4 days ago


 Jane Broeren, Deb Smit and Beth Evans.

#SEENSummerPartyRewind

Another look at some recent summer parties.

4 days ago


 Saleem and Patti Ghubril with Pam and Ken McCrory.

Pittsburgh Promise: Fireworks on Mt. Washington

Pam and Ken McCrory hosted roughly 50 guests in their home to raise awareness for the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program.

4 days ago


 Dee Dee Troutman, Debbie Mancuso and Carole Kamin.

The 3rd Wild Orchid Party held at Skybar

The Wild Orchid Party hosted by the Ladies Hospital Aid Society raised roughly $25,000.

4 days ago


 Erika Hennings, left, and Rachael Crossman, from Opera Theater of Pittsburgh SummerFest, perform "Karaoke Catastrophe."

Happy Hour! Pop-Up Opera hits Downtown

Unsuspecting restaurant patrons were happily surprised by 5-minute performances by Pittsburgh Opera company’s young artists.

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates charms are part of the Major League Baseball-inspired collection from PANDORA.

Stylebook: Spruce up your Pittsburgh Pirates style with Pandora charms

Plus vintage fashion in Lawrenceville, Shellie Hipsky holds 1940s fashion event for charity, Famouz Clothing Co. debuts and more.

4 days ago


 Fashion blogger Mandy Fierens, 25, of Crafton models the charter school cardigan, $34.99; the author outings dress in dots, $79.99; palatial presence necklace, $29.99; mobile satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company, $224.99; and 'S Marvelous heels, $39.99, available at modcloth.com.

Style for all sizes: Fashion brands branching out with more plus-size options

The plus-sized women‘‍s category grew 5% last year, according to an NPD Group report, largely due to more - and better - options.

4 days ago


 Holly Giovengo checks the size of the zucchinis at the Millvale Garden. Ms. Giovengo is part of the Browne Leadership Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Growing communities through shared gardens

Community gardens like the one in Millvale offer disadvantaged communities a chance to return to their neighborly roots.

4 days ago


 Adult emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer: Small pest, big potential problems

Part of the problem is that some people don't know their trees are dying.

5 days ago


 Beechview and its sole grocery, Las Palmas IGA, are part of an ambitious five-year project meant to look at food security in the Northeast, examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food in the region.

Experts keeping an eye on Beechview grocery in survey of Northeast food security

The project is examining everything from how much land is devoted to farming to how the supply chain processes and distributes food.

5 days ago


 Chris Day churns up dust on the Denali Highway of Alaska. Eight friends decided to take an 865-mile ride around the state.

Moose, McKinley and motorcycles: Taking the scenic route through Alaska

Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.

5 days ago


Found in Translation: New tools and products changing the language-instruction market

A number of new, creative  tools are aiming to help you rattle off phrases such “table for two” in an unfamiliar language in no time.

5 days ago


 Realtor Greg Gammonley with ConnectRealty.com, right. shows off a home to prospective buyer Maddie Coker in Orlando, Fla. A new report by Trulia, the online real estate firm, suggests that the recession did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home compared to previous generations.

Study: U.S. millennials buying homes later

It suggests that the recession — for all its damage to the economy — did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home.

6 days ago


 From cuts and bug bites to kitchen burns, Wound Wonder by Pittsburgh-based Una Biologicals can help them all. It's made with organic extracts of calendula, comfrey and chickweed. It's $5.50 for a small easy applicator, or $10 for a 2-ounce tub at www.unabiologicals.com

Stylebook Snapshot: Una Biologicals brings health and wellness to beauty

The Ross-based brand specializes in natural, organic products that help soothe and heal everything from bug bites to sunburns.

5 days ago


 Ze Mean Bean Cafe offers an ingenious pierogi happy hour; Baltimore’s Little Poland has gotten smaller over the years but it’s still there if you look for it.

Baltimore boasts a small but hearty Polish heritage

BALTIMORE -- The pierogi at Sophia’s Place sure are yummy. As good as my mother ever made. And the golabki? Mmm-mm

5 days ago


 Passengers wait in line to go through security at an airport. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase, but airline officials say the fee hike is another way the government is tapping an already highly taxed industry.

Travel Notes: Federal security fee hike to increase overall air fares

The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase.

5 days ago


 A latte from the Sugar Cafe in Dormont.

What your coffee choice says about you

Your coffee order may say more about your personality than you think.

5 days ago


 The very same hot spring that Thomas Jefferson soaked in is now part of the Spa Garden complex at the Omni Homestead Resort.  Guests continue to "take the waters."

One-tank Destination: Home to The Homestead

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before the Revolutionary War.

5 days ago


 The exterior of the home of Paula and Doug Arnold at 154 Reiber Road.

Buying Here: Connoquenessing

House built 14 years ago boasts two kitchens, 5,000 square feet of living space and a saltwater, in-ground pool.

5 days ago


 Looking through the family room window to the backyard garden at the Stepts' house in Point Breeze.

Gathering moss gives couple a fresh take on front lawn

When grass won‘‍t grow beneath a big tree, Point Breeze couple turned to a moss lawn. It made them winners of the Great Garden Contest.

6 days ago


 'The President' clematis is a colorful vine that needs a trellis or other support if it is to be used for facade greening.

Facade greening can moderate home's temperature

Facade greening is the new term for growing vines against the house, with or without a trellis.

6 days ago


 The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium wants to build a new African-themed restaurant near the expanded African Savannah display. Plans have to go through the city art commission

Pittsburgh Zoo plans to upgrade food plaza and restaurant

The renovated restaurant area is expected to serve as a gateway to the planned ‘‍Top of the World’‍ exhibit featuring endangered species.

6 days ago


 Chuck Morrison of Union Township (near New Castle) sits in his garden with his cat Bastet, named for the Egyptian goddess of the happy winds.

The garden opens a new chapter for a former teacher

Former teacher goes over the lessons he‘‍s learned in his garden near New Castle.

6 days ago


The Hot List -- What's going on around town this weekend

Start your engines and head to the Grand Prix events this weekend. Or celebrate the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's 20th birthday.

1 week ago


Munch goes to Jim's Famous Sauce

Munch heads into the Monongahela Valley for a legendary hot dog.

1 week ago


 Handmade Steamed Dumplings -- soup dumplings ($8) at Jade Grille in Mt. Lebanon.

Jade Grille open

Jade Grille opened this past Monday for lunch and dinner at 670 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon

1 week ago



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