Restaurants


 New FDA rules released today require chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.

New FDA rules to put calorie counts on menus, supermarket meals, movie popcorn

Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards.

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What's covered in new menu labeling rules

The menu labeling rules take effect in one year for restaurants.

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 Thomas Wood, proprietor of Second  Breakfast in the Pittsburgh Public Market, shows off a crepe with a berry compote filling and a Liege waffle dressed with nuts and a maple-bacon-brandy-coffee syrup, left.

Dine: Off-the-grid dining options

Pittsburgh cooks up unique eats in non-traditional settings and events, and here are a few to consider this fall.

3 days ago


 Chef Matthew Porco and General manager Chris Clark at Mezzo.

On the Table: Mezzo

Pittsburgh's most delicious pasta can be found at Mezzo Downtown in the three-tier Sienna Mercato building.

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 The Garden Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side in April 2014.

Garden Theater development seeks tenant after Piccolo Forno owner opts out

ARDE was the only tenant for the showcase Federal North property, a longtime eyesore.

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 Owner Troy Potteiger, left, and business partner Ron Sofranko go over plans inside the soon to be Circolo restaurant on the South Side. The building also will house piano bar Lounge 88 on the second floor and Stogies Cigar Bar on the third floor.

Dine: From corporate job to restaurant owner

With help from Sofranko Advisory Group some new restaurant owners have defected from corporate work to wade into the restaurant industry.

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 Keith Fuller pours the red wine veal demi-glaze over the hanger steak with triple cooked potatoes, brussels sprouts, bone marrow creme brulee, gremolata, and marble-rye mushrooms at Root 174 in Regent Square.

Dining guide: Pittsburgh restaurants for fall 2014

Never have there been so many compelling choices in dining, from the elegant special-occasion restaurant to the ultra-casual noodle house.

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 Crostini wiith bottarga and sea urchin roe at Dish Osteria.

Food sample: Pittsburgh Fall Dining Guide preview

Whet your appetite ahead of the Post-Gazette’s fall 2014 Dining Guide.

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CMU officials show support amid Conflict Kitchen controversy

One statement reads: “Art is not about presenting a balanced view of ideas, but about offering a creative perspective ...”

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 Chef Justin Severino, owner of Cure.

Justin Severino of Cure to open second Lawrenceville restaurant

The Lawrenceville space that used to house state Sen. Jim Ferlo’s office will become a casual dining spot run by the owners of Cure.

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Roethlisberger scouting North Hills locations for new restaurant, King Street Grille

The Steelers quarterback is an investor in a plan to open a branch of the popular sports bar and restaurant from South Carolina.

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 Micaiah Collins, 11, left, and her brother Angelo Collins, 7, of Garfield attend a sit-in to show support for Conflict Kitchen in Oakland on Monday.

Conflict Kitchen reopening Oakland restaurant Wednesday

The restaurant, serving Palestinian fare since October, closed Saturday after police received a letter containing death threats.

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 At Eleven in the Strip District, the price of oysters has risen from $12 for a half-dozen and $24 for a dozen to $15 and $30 on today's menu.

Dine: Pittsburgh-area eateries battle rising food costs

Amid rising food prices, some Pittsburgh restaurants are switching out beef cuts or types of seafood to keep most menu prices the same.

2 weeks ago


 Chef Janfong Ling Robinson prepares a meal at the Green Mango on William Penn Hwy. in Monroeville.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Restaurant industry largest employer of immigrants in U.S., but not in Steel City

Pittsburgh dining spots are hurting for staff because of the city’s low immigration rate.

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 There were long lunch lines at the Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza in Oakland on the first day of their Palestinian menu in October.

Conflict Kitchen closes after death threat

Conflict Kitchen will be closed until Pittsburgh police confirm the credibility of the threatening letter.

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 The view from the raised deck alongside the swimming pool at Bakery Living includes Bakery Square across the street.

Bakery Square expanding with boutique, restaurant

Ragged Row and Asiatique Thai Bistro will open their doors in the coming weeks.

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 Executive chef and owner Jonathan Vlasic prepares the veal chop Milanese served with lemon, pignoli and Indonesian blue lump crab at  Alla Famiglia in Allentown.

On the Table: At Alla Famiglia you'll find mega meatballs and a 28-ounce veal chop

Alla Famiglia in Allentown flourishes as a red sauce destination.

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 Controversy over Conflict Kitchen’s focus on Palestinian fare has continued since the menu was introduced Oct. 6.

Conflict Kitchen wrappers spark conversation on foundation’s role

Controversy over Conflict Kitchen’s focus on Palestinian fare reaches Teresa Heinz Kerry and John Kerry over a Heinz Endowments grant.

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 Red Lobster’s wood-grilled lobster, shrimp and salmon dish. On Monday, the restaurant said it plans to announce another revamped menu that removes dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop, while taking on more dishes featuring lobster.

Red Lobster reverses course on nonseafood offerings

The struggling chain removed dishes including spicy tortilla soup and wood-grilled pork chop, while adding more dishes featuring lobster.

3 weeks ago


 Bob Marshall with a homemade turkey dinner at his Bob's Diner in Scott.

Dine: Bob's Diners make a comeback

A diner need not have a fancy brand to build loyalty. Diners, like Bob’s Diner here, are the workhorse of the restaurant industry.

3 weeks ago


 Head chef Liu Zhen at the wok at Jade Grille in Mt. Lebanon.

On the Table: Jade Grille provides plenty of hot dishes and warm service

The spacious venue in Mt. Lebanon leads diners down a road of Sichuan flavor, with eclectic choices, too.

3 weeks ago


 The Harmony Inn has been renovated and reopened by Bob & Jodi McCafferty.

Harmony Inn reopens, and the spirits are flowing again

Strange sights and sounds aren’t related to the drinks menu, regulars say

3 weeks ago



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