The Tako -- grilled octopus, harissa aioli, preserved lemons, mizuna and pickled red onion prepared at Tako on Sixth Avenue Downtown.

On the Table: Tako reaches out to the adventurous

Tako Downtown offers a top-notch staff and creative dishes.

1 day ago

Muddy Waters Oyster Bar to open in East Liberty late fall

The eatery will feature a Cajun-inspired menu, with craft cocktails, bourbon, beer and wine.

2 days ago

No, I’m not finished. What’s the rush, waiter?

Clearing plates when some diners haven’t finished turns a group meal into a group exercise in guilt.

5 days ago

 Customers dine outside at Tako on Sixth Street, Downtown.

Summer 2015 dining guide: 12 reasons to dine out this season

Learn how to dine like an insider with these spots, which are building momentum and excitement in Pittsburgh’s growing restaurant scene.

1 week ago

 In this 2010 file photo, Salt of the Earth chef Kevin Sousa and his team of line cooks prepare for the evening at the Garfield restaurant.

Garfield's Salt of the Earth to close its doors in August

The first of several eateries from chef Kevin Sousa, it had been a partnership between the chef and architects Doug and Liza Cruze.

1 week ago

 The Raw Deal: from left, hanger steak nigiri with seaweed salad and spice aioli, salmon sashimi with torched lemon, yuzu ponzu and scallions, and tuna tartare with garlic scapes, garbanzo bean wasabi hummus and lotus root chips.

Restaurant review: Avenue B, a bold bistro with menus and service to please all

At the busy Shadyside BYOB, the seasonal menu features crowdpleasers, while a chalkboard menu offers a palette of creative dishes.

2 weeks ago

Taste of the town: Salads with an Italian accent

From caprese to panzanella, they are light, colorful and ready to eat at local restaurants.

2 weeks ago

 Curtis Gamble, former chef de cuisine at Grit & Grace Downtown, along with Justin Janosko and John Pieranunzi of Craftwork Kitchen, will open Station in Bloomfield by early August.

Restaurant Scene: A number of new Pittsburgh eateries poised to debut this summer

Although Mediterranean menus remain a common thread, owners are diversifying beyond Italian restaurants.

3 weeks ago

Late-night dining is a fickle scene in Pittsburgh

Some Downtown spots that launched with late hours have retrenched, but you can still find sustenance around midnight in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Mitch Liebovich, left, owner of Smoq Pitt BBQ, and Ebonie Williams, prepare pulled pork at the restaurant in Brookline.

Restaurant Scene: At Smoq Pitt BBQ, a guy from Chicago brings smoked meats to Brookline

Smoq Pitt BBQ is a passion project from owner Mitch Liebovich, an Illinois native who has studied barbecue around the nation.

4 weeks ago

Bombay Curry House in Oakland shut down for health code violations

The problems included holding food at unsafe temperatures and using a dishwasher that wasn’t sanitizing.

4 weeks ago