Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

about 22 hours ago

 The staff of Gaucho in the Strip District.

Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.

3 days ago

Eat, shop under neon lights at Squirrel Hill Night Market

As the sun goes down over Pittsburgh, Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill will come alive on Saturday.

4 days ago

 Poster introducing Kick in the Beanz campaign.

Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa

Competition between Wawa and Sheetz falls along lines as clear as the Eagles versus the Steelers, with the latter shopping at Sheetz.

5 days ago

Las Palmas taco stand in Oakland hit with consumer alert

Las Palmas was cited for holding food at unsafe temperatures and inadequate sanitization, among other problems.

1 week ago

 LaVanda cocktail made of lavender-infused Grappa, green pepper  honey and lemon juice paired with Fegato con Crostini, a chicken liver pate ramekin with a topping of marsala gelee at Grapperia in Lawrenceville.

Bites and brews in Pittsburgh: Something for every appetite

Here are a few of the PG’s favorite spots around the region, highlighting a trend not limited to beer joints.

1 week ago

 Table 86 opened today in Seven Fields.  The menu features appetizers, seafood, steaks, butcher block burgers, salads and pastas.

Hines Ward's restaurant Table 86 officially opens in Seven Fields

Mr. Ward opened the restaurant and wine bar in the Pittsburgh area to thank his fans by creating jobs and a spot to have good food.

1 week ago

 Cheeses from Greece, clockwise from left: Feta, kefalotiri and graviera with oil-cured olives.

Dine: Merchants here say buying Greek imports can help debt-ridden nation

To help with the Greek financial crisis, Greek merchants in Pittsburgh are encouraging residents here to buy more products from Greece.

2 weeks ago

 The founders of Smallman Galley, Ben Mantica and Tyler Benson, are both U.S. Navy lieutenants.

Smallman Galley to give chefs a boost

Smallman Galley teams up with Papa J’s owners to bring restaurant incubator to the Strip District to help launch new chefs.

2 weeks ago

 Items for breakfast at Sakura in Squirrel Hill: From top clockwise, spiced dried bean curd, beef in brown sauce, beef tendon in brown sauce, marinated pig ears and beef tripe in brown sauce.

Restaurant scene: At Sakura, the mostly Japanese menu contains some Chinese-style gems

The vast menu at Sakura restaurant in Squirrel Hill offers hidden regional gems from Xi’an in northwest China.

2 weeks ago

 Udipi Cafe owner Manjunath Sherigar rolls up a paper masala dosa -- filled with potatoes and onions -- on the grill.

Restaurant scene: At Udipi Cafe, the pancake-like dosa making its mark

The dosa at Udipi in Monroeville earns the status of iconic Pittsburgh food

3 weeks ago

Chaz & Odette to open in former Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar location in Shadyside

The lunch and dinner menu at the Baum Boulevard eatery will be influenced by international cuisines.

3 weeks ago

 Tic Toc customers enjoy lunch at the restaurant in Macy's on Tuesday. Janice McCready, left, from Murrysville, had fried chicken, while Loralee Babjack from Pittsburgh had the chicken chili.

Dine: The clock runs out on Tic Toc

Time flies in the final hours for iconic Tic Toc restaurant Downtown, which closed on Friday.

4 weeks ago