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 Doughnuts from the Pub Chip Shop at Piper's Pub in the South Side, which is starting a doughnut shop in May.

Doughnuts pop up at Pub Chip Shop

If the doughnuts are well-received, Piper’s Pub owner says they’ll open a dedicated shop to sell Just Good Donuts on the South Side.

1 day ago


 Social in East Liberty now offers braille menus for blind customers. The restaurant printed the menus after members of the group Access Mob Pittsburgh began meeting there.

Ramp crawl draws attention to Pittsburgh businesses without barriers

Disability advocates are hopeful that increased patronage will encourage more businesses to comply with the Americas with Disabilities Act.

3 days ago


 Carnegie Mellon campus.

CMU's La Prima Espresso reopens after health-department inspection

Carnegie Mellon University’s on-campus eatery reopened today after it was closed due to illnesses of 40 customers and employees.

3 days ago


 Carnegie Mellon University’s campus

Eatery on CMU campus closed for cleaning after 40 people got sick eating there

Officials believe the people who got sick contracted norovirus after eating at La Prima Espresso’s on-campus location.

6 days ago


 Kelsey Ewing (left) of Middleport, Ohio, and Chelsea Freeman of Athens, Ohio, whooped it up together as the approached the finish line at the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Some options for preparing, celebrating on marathon weekend

It takes just a short walk from the finish line for a wide variety of food and drink.

6 days ago


 Richard DeShantz, left, and Keith Fuller, are teaming up to create Pork & Beans, a new restaurant to open in May.

Beer dinner offers a sneak peek of Pork & Beans

May 7 dinner of five courses with Full Pint beers previews the new Downtown restaurant by chefs Richard DeShantz and Keith Fuller.

1 week ago


 Khao Mun Gai at Asiatique Thai Bistro features crispy chicken, papaya soup, coconut rice, ginger sauce, and sweet and sour sauce.

Dining-out guide for Mother's Day

There’s a Pittsburgh restaurant to match every palate — from the toast & waffle mom to the froufrou mom to the global mom.

1 week ago


Squirrel Hill's Sun Penang restaurant, owner accused of unfair labor practices

Federal indictment alleges that workers were asked to forfeit pay after the restaurant agreed with authorities to restore backpay.

2 weeks ago


 Teutonia Mannerchor on the North Side was built in 1888.

Private German club invites the public to celebrate brewing law's 500th anniversary

The German beer will flow as the North Side’s Teutonia Mannerchor marks the passage of Rheinheitsgetbot this weekend.

2 weeks ago


Consumer alert issued for Miller's Seafood in Brighton Heights

The health department cited the restaurant for numerous food safety violations.

2 weeks ago


 The logo for Huszar on the North Side

New Hungarian tavern invites you to a traditional outdoor bacon roast

The North Side’s Huszar will serve bacon and sourdough bread with brandy, two beers, dessert and live music for $35 on April 30.

2 weeks ago


 Black mussels with white wine and fresh herbs at McCormick & Schmick’s.

1040s to savor for Tax Day

National food chains are offering food combos for a total cost of $10.40 or a reduction in the bill for that amount.

3 weeks ago


Local Brewhouse to open across from PNC Park

Local Brewhouse, a spin-off of the popular Local Bar and Kitchen on the South Side, will open in May.

3 weeks ago


Oakland restaurant hit with consumer alert

Allegheny County Health Department Inspector cited New China Inn in Oakland for food safety violations.

4 weeks ago


 The famous turtle soup at the new Carmody's Grille on Neville Island.

Munch goes to Carmody's Grille

The warmly renovated former Neville Hotel on Neville Island serves up turtle soup and other local favorites with upscale pub fare.

4 weeks ago


 From left: Caliente regional chef Erik Von Hansen, Bloomfield general manager Josh Jimerson, Mt. Lebanon general manager Joe Terlecki, owner Nick Bogacz, Mt. Lebanon assistant manager Matt Hickey, Bloomfield assistant manager Brandon Patterson.

Caliente wins 'best pan pizza in the world' honor

The pizzeria, with stores in Bloomfield and Hampton, entered a duck pie at  International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas last month.

1 month ago


 Mixtape co-owners Elaina Holko, left, and Katie Molchan at their cafe, event space and "music gallery" in Garfield. Mixtape is the first business to receive a “Worker-Approved Business” designation by  Pittsburgh United and city Councilwoman Deb Gross.

A new labor group tactic: Pittsburgh businesses earn positive ratings

The “Worker-Approved Business” initiative marks a new strategy from worker advocacy groups that have drawn the ire of businesses.

1 month ago


 Customers enter the diner formerly known as the Venus, now shipped and repurposed as Minneapolis-based Hi-Lo Diner.

Venus rises: Old North Hills diner given new life in Minneapolis

How the Venus Diner went from Hampton institution to Twin Cities landmark is woven in classic Americana and the changing palates of diners.

1 month ago


 Executive chef Nicole Neely of Lidia's Pittsburgh prepares polipo. It will be one of the items that will be served at Lidia's 15 year Anniversary Dinner, which will highlight 15 dishes from the restaurant's 15 years of being in business.

Lidia's Pittsburgh in the Strip District turns 15

The restaurant will offer a 4-course meal on April 12 to celebrate the milestone.

1 month ago


 The chicken and ribs platter with sides of cabbage and macaroni and cheese at Z-Best Barbecue, Uptown.

Munch goes to Z-Best Barbeque

An Uptown barbecue spot is ideal for quality — and inexpensive — Penguins pregame grub.

1 month ago


 Patrons enjoy lunch Tuesday at the newly opened Streets on Carson, on the South Side.

New South Side restaurant is inspired by international street food

Matt and Lauren Christie wanted a food truck, but ended up with a restaurant: Streets on Carson.

1 month ago


 Caption: Diners enjoy the 2013 "Brunch in Bloom" at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.

Brunch choices are vast and varied for Easter

Eggs, ham, lamb and other brunch and dinner specials abound in Pittsburgh restaurants.

1 month ago


 Small vanilla cones will be free at select Dairy Queen locations on March 15.

Rita's and Dairy Queen to hand out free frozen treats

Dairy Queen will give small vanilla cones on Tuesday, and Rita’s will offer Italian ices on Sunday to celebrate the arrival of spring.

1 month ago


 Miguel Cruz, center,  of Brentwood gets support from members of a Groundswell Fund training session as the group spontaneously joins a rally held by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United of Pittsburgh in support of workers from bZ Bar & Twisted Eatery on the North Side Friday.

North Shore bar's sudden closing protested

The sudden closing of Michigan-based bZ Craft Bar & Twisted Eatery came as workers claim labor violations and unpaid wages.

1 month ago


 Jet's Pizzeria manager JoAnn Liebro, left, poses with Jay Leno and Jet's employee Bryanna Zembroski last Saturday night.

Jay Leno drops by Jet’s Pizzeria in Dormont for a slice or three

The former late-show host apparently was hungry after he finished performing stand-up at Heinz Hall.

1 month ago


 The Tower Two-Sixty complex, developed by Millcraft Investments, on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, will feature a new restaurant called Revel + Roost.

Another week, another set of new restaurants for Pittsburgh

The dining explosion in Pittsburgh shows no sign of slowing as another pair of high-profile restaurants make their debuts this week.

1 month ago


Consumer alert posted at Oakland's Sichuan Gourmet

An inspection by the Allegheny County Health Department uncovered nearly two dozen food safety violations.

2 months ago


 Short rib braised in East End Blackstrap Stout with steamed vegetables at Wallace's Tap Room in the Hotel Indigo in East Liberty.

Munch goes to Wallace’s Tap Room

The Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh bar’s drinks and food are another winner for East Liberty.

2 months ago


Drew's Family Restaurant hit with consumer alert

The Forest Hills restaurant was cited by the Allegheny County Health Department for a string of health code violations.

2 months ago


Bell's Market hit with consumer alert

Allegheny County Health Department cites Bell's Market for food safety violations.

2 months ago


 In this 2005 file photo, Dwight and Mary Brown of Shadyside watch "Jeopardy" at the bar of The Elbow Room, Shadyside.

Many happy returns add to Pittsburgh restaurant scene

A local chef’s return and the reopenings of two restaurants highlight some recent changes in the Pittsburgh culinary scene.

2 months ago


 The Pittsburgh Athletic Association on Fifth Avenue in Oakland has been cited for numerous food safety violations by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Pittsburgh Athletic Association cited again by county health department

The Allegheny County Health Department posts ”Consumer Alert” at the Fifth Avenue facility after finding more than a dozen violations.

2 months ago


 Meat cutter Ed Gordon adds a tray of 12-ounce New York strip steaks to the the meat counter at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Washington, Pa., where customers can choose the cut they want for their order. served at the restaurant, working in a 34-degree room most of the day optimizing each cut for customer quality. Gordon will compete with 107 Texas Roadhouse meat cutters in the company's National Meat Cutting Competition in March for a prize of $20,000. Writer: McKay. Story Slug: not available

Washington County meat cutter seeks to stake his claim as the best one in the country

Ed Gordon will be vying for the title of Meat Cutter of the Year at the national Texas Roadhouse competition in Florida next month.

2 months ago


 Nantucket Cod with  broccoli and baked potato from Eat'n Park.

Restaurants cast net well beyond fish fries for Lent

Menus include Buffalo fish sandwich, beer mussels, blackberry salmon, shrimp and crab manicotti.

2 months ago


 Lautrec restaurant Chef de Cuisine Kirstin Butterworth seasons grass-fed Wagyu beef in the restaurant's kitchen at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Fayette Co. She is one of the few female chefs with a Five-Diamond AAA rating and a five-star rating from Forbes.

More laurels for Lautrec

The restaurant at Nemacolin retains its five-star rating in the Forbes Travel Guide.

2 months ago


 A platter of East Coast oysters at Muddy Waters Oyster Bar in East Liberty.

Munch goes to Muddy Waters Oyster Bar

A new East Liberty spot brings Southern seafood flair to Penn Circle.

2 months ago


 Cure chef proprietor Justin Severino in the dinning room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat.

Pittsburgh culinary standouts nominated for James Beard Awards

Justin Severino is a semifinalist for Mid-Atlantic best chef, Morcialla for best new restaurant and Rick Easton for outstanding baker.

2 months ago


 Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery star in "Downton Abbey."   The final season ends March 6.

Where to find British afternoon tea in Pittsburgh

Several local shops serve up afternoon tea.

2 months ago


 Michelle Drakulic of Ohio City Pasta prepares a lunch order at the Pittsburgh Public Market in August 2015.

Pittsburgh Public Market to close with events reflecting its vision

Indoor market in the Strip District will complete its near six-year run at the end of this month.

2 months ago


 Primanti Bros. new Kicked-Up Colossal Fish sandwich at the Market Square location in Downtown. The sandwich, which will be offerered only during Lent, has pepper jack cheese and comes with fries seasoned with Old Bay.

Primanti Bros. has 2 new offerings for Lent

Pittsburgh sandwich shop has unveiled a Kicked-Up Colossal Fish sandwich and Dock ’33 Fries, and they will be available through March 28.

2 months ago


 Chef Michael Gulotta.

New Orleans chef serves a fine blend of fusion

Michael Gulotta will feature cuisines from the Big Easy and Vietnam at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Feast on Friday.

2 months ago


 Beet hibiscus red velvet cake

Pittsburgh restaurants pledge their love for Valentine's Day

From prix fixe and multiple-course dinners to food and drink specials and brunches, chefs whip up heartwarming meals.

2 months ago


 Helene and Regis McQuaide, Jr. of Mt. Lebanon get a nice view of Downtown at Altius restaurant in Mt. Washington.

Mount Washington restaurant Altius garners prestigious AAA rating

Altius gets first Four Diamond rating from AAA, one of two city restaurants to do so. Lautrec at Nemacolin again maintains Five Star rating.

2 months ago


 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 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months ago


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Doughnuts pop up at Pub Chip Shop

If the doughnuts are well-received, Piper’s Pub owner says they’ll open a dedicated shop to sell Just Good Donuts on the South Side.

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