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 Deep Creek Seafood proprietor Nate Beachler and employee Jesse Paugh shuck oysters in the kitchen of the Mt. Lebanon native's new restaurant in Oakland, Md.

New Deep Creek/Wisp restaurant has close Pittsburgh ties

Mt. Lebanon native Nate Beachler has worked in restaurants most of his life and finally got to open his dream spot in northwestern Maryland.

3 days ago

 Pierogies are handmade at Pierogies Plus in McKees Rocks, one of Melissa McCart's first stories she covered here at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

On the Table: A look forward for a last column

Restaurant critic Melissa McCart says goodbye to Pittsburgh with some suggestions for the city’s dining scene.

3 days ago

 Lori and Kevin Heenan pose in front of the houseboat they will be converting into Sugar and Spice on Water.

Pittsburgh ice cream boat gets a cool grand to launch

Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Boat to use $1,000 Awesome grant to ply the Three Rivers this spring.

5 days ago

  The Wake & Bake pizza and Killer Diller IPA at Spoonwood Brewing company in Bethel Park.

Pittsburgh restaurants, bars get in the game for Super Bowl

They will roll out buffets, specials and deals for appetizers and drinks for the big game Sunday.

5 days ago

 In this 2005 photo, co-Owner Horacio Ruiz holds grilled scallops in mango sauce in the Wine Room at Ibiza on the South Side.

Spanish tapas bar Ibiza on the South Side closes

Ibiza opened in 2005 to positive reviews and was among the first Spanish tapas destinations in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

 Cured tuna with chili oil and Marcona almonds and an anchovy and boquerones montadito at Morcilla  in Lawrenceville.

On the Table: Sip, slurp and get your jamon at Morcilla in Lawrenceville

The sibling to Cure, Morcilla serves exciting dishes and drinks from Spain.

1 week ago

 In March, The Elbow Room will return to its original location on Ellsworth Ave., now home to 1947 Tavern.

The Elbow Room to return to its original Shadyside spot

Owner to close 1947 Tavern to resurrect the bar and restaurant in its original location

1 week ago

 The new signs to replace Grit & Grace are ready to go up tonight Downtown.

Grit & Grace changes course, goes casual with expanded noodle dishes

The Downtown restaurant will become G & G Noodle Bar by dinner service tomorrow.

1 week ago

 John Heller / Post-Gazette Mag / dine0124 Rebranding resturants - Verde in Garfield now renamed Prairie - Dining Area

Dine: Rebound with Rebranding

Restaurant ownership stays the same, but concepts change to attract diners.

2 weeks ago

 Brooks Broadhurst, former senior vice president of food and beverage for Eat’n Park, stands in what will become Block 292, a sustainable foods market and restaurant in Mt. Lebanon.

An Eat'n Park son breaks off to start his own business

Brooks Broadhurst will open Block 292, a sustainable foods market and restaurant in Mt. Lebanon.

2 weeks ago

 Nick Sorg of Ross serves up a lattee at the Gasoline Street Coffee Co. The new Downtown coffee shop will have its grand opening on Thursday.

Fueling up on Gasoline Street

A new Downtown coffee shop takes its name from a cross street where trucks used to idle.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh is front and center for the new Long John Silver’s because of the region’s large Catholic population, the third largest nationwide, according to CEO James O’Reilly.

Long John Silver's plans reboot just in time for Lenten fish fries

Long John Silver’s is hoping to capitalize on Lent, the 40-day season of penance and avoiding meat at meals, starts Feb. 10.

3 weeks ago

 Mike Chen of Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill and other restaurants, stands with Steve Chow, Binh Li and Shyi Long Tseng, members of the Chinese Restaurant Association.

New izakaya to open in Shadyside

Restaurateur Mike Chen of Everyday Noodles will focus on Japanese plates and an extensive sake bar.

3 weeks ago

 During Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, Istanbu Sofra in Regent Square will feature tavuk gogsu, a traditional Turkish milk pudding with fine threads of chicken breast.

Restaurant Week: Enjoy Pittsburgh's finest meals for a fixed price

More than 50 restaurants will offer set courses for lunch and dinner from Monday through Jan. 17.

4 weeks ago

 Workers board up one of the front windows of Casa Rasta in Beechview, which was broken when someone threw a rock through it Thursday night

Large rock crashes front window of Beechview Latino restaurant

For the second time in a month, a business associated with a Latino family in the South Hills has been vandalized.

4 weeks ago

Taverns in McKees Rocks and South Side fined for concealing inspection placards

Taverns in McKees Rocks and on the South Side were cited for removing decals that warned customers about health code infractions.

1 month ago

 The "Kolbassi" sandwich with melted Jarlsberg cheese and sweet sauerkraut at the Insurrection AleWorks in Heidelberg and a snifter of the house Suppression #2 Double IPA.

Munch goes to Insurrection AleWorks

A new brewery in Heidelberg shows great promise with both beer — and food.

1 month ago

 The Abundance, a dish with vegan kofta, rice, greens, mango chutney and tikka masala at the Amazing Cafe, South Side.

Pittsburgh restaurants that can accommodate your New Year's resolutions

From eating more vegetables and trying new foods, to reducing gluten and being mindful of the cost, restaurants help to maintain resolve.

1 month ago

County cites Oakland's Rose Tea Cafe Express with multiple food safety violations

Problems included keeping foods at unsafe temperatures and inadequate sanitization.

1 month ago

 The bloody mary bar at the Commoner.

On the Table: Kick off the year with a bloody mary

Created more than 80 years ago, the popular brunch drink offers so many choices it can serve as a hangover cure to a meal.

1 month ago

 Charlies Klemz at work at Ritter's.

Biography: Charlie Klemz, the Ritter's cook for nearly 50 years, is missed

He walked into the famous Bloomfield diner in 1967 with no experience, and became a skilled cook. He was also a generous and caring soul.

1 month ago

 Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo owners Josephine DelPizzo, along with her children John and Marianne, serve a dinner buffet evening. The family closed the business in May 2015.

The notable restaurant closings of 2015

Some departures in a fast-moving dining scene: Notion, Del’s, Tin Angel, Tamari, Dunning’s, Isabela on Grandview, Tic Toc and Salt.

1 month ago

 Outside dining at Tako on Sixth Avenue Downtown Friday, June 12, 2015.

On the table: The year in restaurants

Here’s how new eateries shaped how we dine out in 2015.

1 month ago

 Carving the Thanksgiving turkey.

Here's what readers read most about food and restaurants in 2015

From how to carve a turkey to the closing of Del’s.

1 month ago

 Restaurant workers James Conway, left, and Jordan Romanus have been affected by the elimination of automatic gratuity.

Following tax change, automatic tips disappear for restaurant servers

Since tax rules changed to consider automatic gratuities as a wage and not a tip, some restaurants have dropped them altogether.

1 month ago

 Jessica Lewis, of Carota Cafe, is one of four chefs cooking at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

Restaurant scene: Smallman Galley will nurture big ambition

Four emerging chefs will be featured at the Strip District venue, which serves as a food court and restaurant incubator.

1 month ago

 Dave White completes his order with one of Franktuary's owners, Megan Lindsay, at the Franktuary truck.

Food truck rules will change before the end of the year

Mayor Bill Peduto will sign into law legislation that allows mobile vendors to park in metered spaces for a significantly longer stretch.

1 month ago

 Tiki bar Hidden Harbor, from Peter and Matt Kurzweg, will open in January, next door to Independent Brewing Company on Shady Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

Hidden Harbor will open in Squirrel Hill

The tiki bar from the founders of Independent Brewing Co. will focus on rum-based cocktails and tropical-inspired dishes

1 month ago

 A prominent national dining survey released Tuesday ranked the city as having had the best year for restaurants.

Zagat: Pittsburgh restaurant scene is No. 1

Zagat said 2015 had seen a boom in ”culinary innovation,“ with chefs leaving bigger cities to set up their own shops in smaller markets.

1 month ago

 Derek Stevens, left,  is leaving Eleven to focus on opening his own place Downtown.

A shuffling of the chefs at Big Burrito

Chef Derek Stevens announces he’s leaving Eleven to run his own place in Downtown, prompting moves for the restaurant group.

1 month ago

 The Ace Hotel is in East Liberty’s former YMCA building, built in 1909.

A new plAce in East Liberty

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh opens in East Liberty, ushering in a new focus for the neighborhood.

1 month ago

 Mattel's "Ava DuVernay Barbie"

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

A doll with brains and vision; a gingerbread house workshop; Bellevue is no longer a dry community; Zuzu’s petals; the ‘Top Chen’ list

1 month ago

 A crowd grows for tacos at Las Palmas sidewalk stand in Brookline on Thursday in response to a call of solidarity on facebook after the store was vandalized with an anti-Mexican message earlier this week.

Residents, diners fight racist graffiti by supporting Brookline taqueria

Anti-Mexican scrawl behind Las Palmas in Brookline prompted a rally of support Thursday for the 6-year-old grocery and sidewalk taco stand.

1 month ago

 Polipo is a grilled octopus starter with potatoes, capers, red onion, olives, Frenched beans and frisée.

Restaurant scene: Lidia's Pittsburgh gets a new look

While Lidia’s Pittsburgh has updated its space, it should expand its hours, improve how it serves wine and create a warmer experience.

1 month ago

 A proposed city ordinance expands the time that food trucks can park and do business on city streets.

Pittsburgh City Council to cast preliminary vote on food-truck bill

Councilman Dan Gilman says legislation has been five years in the making and will help city’s thriving restaurant scene.

2 months ago

Two area food facilities hit with consumer alerts

The Allegheny County health department posted alerts at New China One restaurant in McKeesport and Tom Friday’s Market in Brighton Heights.

2 months ago

 Peter Merriman, the Pittsburgh-born chef who runs a half-dozen restaurants in Hawaii, is the co-author of a new cookbook, "Merriman's Hawaii."

Pittsburgh-born chef's new cookbook shows off 'his' Hawaii

Peter Merriman, with a half-dozen island restaurants and three more on the way, celebrates the farmers who are his partners.

2 months ago

'Sunday Hawaiian' pops up in Lawrenceville

Chef of new Aubergine Bistro and Driftwood Oven mobile wood-fired pizza collaborate on an a la cart dinner at The Vandal.

2 months ago

Morcilla restaurant to open next week

The Severinos’ Spanish restaurant Morcilla will open in Lawrenceville next week

2 months ago

 The Daniel Finch mural "Lady Commonwealth" at the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Pennsylvania’s state capitol is a hidden gem in plain sight in a city building a reputation as a foodie and sightseeing destination.

2 months ago

 Cured Salmon at Poros in Market Square.

On the Table: Poros offers an interesting menu

With an expensive location, design and concept, Poros is the most ambitious restaurant of the moment.

2 months ago

County health department closes Hot Spot Cyber Cafe in North Versailles

Inspection reports for food facilities in the county are available online via the health department’s website.

2 months ago

 You don't have to wrestle with that bird if you don't want to -- there are plenty of places to get turkey takeout. But deadlines for orders are looming.

Last-minute finds for Thanksgiving feast

From roasted turkey to sides to desserts, takeout holiday dinners are available at the eleventh hour.

2 months ago

Cupka's Cafe II in South Side, Mediterrano in Ross hit with Consumer Alert

Allegheny County Health Department posted Consumer Alerts for the two restaurants.

2 months ago

 Eat'n Park is honoring WQED and PBS producer Rick Sebak with a Smiley cookie.

Rick Sebak has something to smile about

Eat’n Park chooses WQED documentary producer Rick Sebak for this year’s celebrity Smiley Cookie.

2 months ago

 From lelft, Casey Shively and Bethany Zozula.

Restaurant scene: Two Pittsburgh natives will helm Whitfield at the Ace Hotel

At Ace Hotel in East Liberty, Casey Shively and Bethany Zozula will take the reins.

2 months ago

 A few sandwiches similar to this one will accompany the "Good Morning America" tour bus to Philadelphia.

'Good Morning America' 40th anniversary tour will make Pitt stop at Primanti's

The tour bus will arrive at Primanti Brothers in Market Square around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

2 months ago

Quaker Steak & Lube files for bankruptcy protection

Sharon-based chain says it expects to be acquired by TravelCenters of America and could possibly expand nationally.

2 months ago

 A detail of a coffee at 4121 Main coffee shop in Bloomfield.

Distinction Winter 2015: Your guide to a cool cup of coffee in Pittsburgh

What makes a coffee shop cool? Is it the atmosphere, the drinks, the food or the people? Here’s a look at some of our favorites.

2 months ago

Two Pittsburgh-area restaurants hit with consumer alerts

The Allegheny County Health Department posted consumer alerts at Rudy's Bar & Grill in McKees Rocks and Golden Gate Chinese in Clairton.

2 months ago


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