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 Baked goods are now available at La Gourmandine Downtown at 308 Forbes Ave. The 15-seat cafe is open weekdays only.

La Gourmandine has opened in Downtown Pittsburgh. Bon appetit!

It’s the bakery’s fourth outpost in Pittsburgh. It’s in the former Penn Ave. Fish Co. spot on Forbes Avenue.

2 days ago


 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel is a contender for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic for this year's James Beard awards.

These are Pittsburgh's James Beard chef and restaurateur semifinalists for 2018

The city’s restaurants land many nods this year.

3 days ago


 The central open bar at The Lot at Edgewater serves 500 bottles of scotch, whiskey and bourbon.

A diner-steakhouse, The Lot at Edgewater, opens in Oakmont

The new 140-seat restaurant also bills itself as a drinkery and cigar bar.

3 days ago


 In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.

Chipotle’s new chief, Brian Niccol, is the guy who brought you nacho fries

Chipotle is turning for help to an industry crusader for the sort of fat-crammed, high-calorie items that have made the chain shudder.

4 days ago


 Blaze Pizza is on track to open the third location in the area by May.

LeBron James-backed pizza chain will open third Pittsburgh-area location in South Fayette

Blaze Pizza is known for its design-your-own pizza that has embraced a Chipotle-style ordering.

4 days ago


An Outback server got no tip on a $735 takeout order, complained on Facebook — and got fired

The firing has reignited a long-fought debate over whether tipping on carryout orders is compulsory - and how much money to leave.

4 days ago


Applebee’s has admitted that two of its customers in Missouri were racially profiled

By Tuesday, video of the incident in Independence went viral, and was viewed an estimated 3.3 million times.

5 days ago


 Fish sandwich at Primanti Bros.

Spend $5, get a free fish sandwich at Primanti Bros. on Fridays

Primanti Bros. is offering a free fish sandwich deal during Lent, sort of.

5 days ago


 Angela Earley and Henry Dewey, owners of Penn Ave. Fish Company, have opened their grab-and-go restaurant and wine shop at 245 Seventh St., Downtown. This week's hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New fast-casual seafood restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh is also an interesting wine store — and a bar

The project from the Penn Avenue Fish Company owners has opened in the Clark Building.

5 days ago


 Shrimp and More Shrimp at Eat'n Park features shrimp scampi, crispy butterflied shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Pittsburgh restaurants are hooked on Lenten fish fries, too

Some are naming sandwiches with fishy puns and offering them at discounted prices.

5 days ago


 People sit at the counter while Jung Liu throws and stretches a long strand of dough to make noodles at  Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

Squirrel Hill offers some of the city's most captivating fare for Chinese New Year

It’s the Year of the Dog, and this is a good time to explore the Pittsburgh neighborhood’s regional Chinese cuisine.

5 days ago


 Aubrey Plaza, left, and Amy Poehler starred in NBC's "Parks and Recreation," the show that, in 2010, introduced Galentine's Day, a celebration of women's friendship.

A sitcom-inspired holiday for women falls right before Valentine's Day

Galentine’s Day gains momentum in Pittsburgh and beyond as a time to celebrate women’s friendships.

5 days ago


 A choux a la pistache, or pistachio pastry, from La Gourmandine in Mt. Lebanon.

Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right now

This week’s visits include La Gourmandine, Spoon and the new Poulet Bleu

6 days ago


 Chris and Jennifer Bonfili at their restaurant, Avenue B on Centre Avenue, in 2010.

Avenue B restaurant in Shadyside is closing

Chris and Jennifer Bonfili will open a different restaurant with a new concept in the near future.

6 days ago


 Brian Pekarcik, right, with Rick Stern.

Spoon's founding chef-owner will return to the kitchen while his executive chef breaks off to cook in Squirrel Hill

Jamilka Borges will be the head chef for The Independent and Hidden Harbor.

1 week ago


 Burnt almond torte from  Prantl's bakery.

The newest, biggest retail location for Prantl's will open in late February

Plus, Caliente opens in Aspinwall and Pittsburgh hotels line up AAA rankings

1 week ago


 City Works is featuring a King Cake that could win you a $250 Visa gift card.

Celebrate Mardi Gras the Pittsburgh way

For Fat Tuesday parties, diners can don their beads and eat king cakes and po’boys.

1 week ago


 Saladworks specializes in made-to-order salads.

Seven locations of Saladworks are on track to open in Pittsburgh

Out-of-town healthy chains are shaking up the local market.

1 week ago


 Crepes with fruit and chocolate sauce at Gino's Petit Dejeuner, a French/Turkish breakfast-and-lunch place that opened in November in a shopping plaza in Harmar.

Munch goes to Gino's Petit Dejeuner

In a Harmar shopping plaza, across from Alpha Ice Complex, a new restaurant serves beautiful and delicious breakfasts and lunch.

1 week ago


 The heritage chicken comes from Pennsylvania's FreeBird farm and is available as a family-style dish.

Luscious meats anchor family-style plates at Fl.2 -- a restaurant with an exasperating name and a stunning design

A rebrand and an earlier chef departure shook things up at the Pittsburgh Fairmont, but a new head chef points to good things ahead.

1 week ago


 Bob Marshall of Bob's Diner in Scott Township has a homemade turkey dinner with cranberry, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, and homemade stuffing in a photo taken on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Obituary: Robert "Bob" John Marshall / Diner owner was bacon expert and more

The resume of Bob Marshall’s life’s work is as diverse as it is lengthy, and it impacted those he knew.

1 week ago


 Steak Tartare is on the Valentine menu at Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie.

Best pairings for Valentine's Day when dining out in Pittsburgh

Not only can you get a meal filled with love but also pair it with something else to do when you visit these restaurants.

1 week ago


 Poulet Bleu from the Richard DeShantz Group opens Tuesday for dinner in Lawrenceville.

New Poulet Bleu bistro opens in Lawrenceville Tuesday, serving a giant chocolate souffle made to order

The French-inspired restaurant, from the Richard DeShantz Group, opens on Butler Street.

1 week ago


 The Vernor Vegan pizza at the Michigan & Trumbull booth in Smallman Galley is topped with eggplant, romesco sauce and cilantro.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Check out Streets on Carson, Michigan & Trumbull, and Sarafino’s.

1 week ago


 Bar Marco in the Strip District is a no-tipping establishment. Changes in the Department of Labor tip-pooling regulations would not apply to this restaurant.

Restaurant owners could pocket tips under changes in tip-pooling regulations

Comments close today on the rollback of an Obama-era law that says tips are solely owned by the employee.

1 week ago


 Greg Alauzen is opening his own restaurant in Carnegie this spring.

Well-known Pittsburgh chef will be opening his solo spot in Carnegie

Greg Alauzen is opening LeoGreta in March if all goes as planned.

2 weeks ago


 The wings at Station in Bloomfield are brined first in saltwater, then cooked for a day sous vide style, then fried in olive oil with a garli-parmesan-chili rub and served with an Asiago fondue and garnished with Calabrian chilis.

Pittsburgh's best wings: The 24 top spots

They are as ubiquitous, popular and delicious as ever. Take a tour of two dozen of Pittsburgh’s best wing options.

2 weeks ago


 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Six reasons to visit Whitfield at Ace Hotel

Bethany Zozula and Casey Renee grow into their positions at the now woman-run East Liberty hotel restaurant.

2 weeks ago


 Pete Kurzweg stands at the bar of Independent Brewing Co. in Squirrel Hill, which he co-owns with Adam Henry. Mr. Kurzweg and Mr. Henry also own the adjacent Hidden Harbor tiki bar, and will open a new restaurant and bar in East Liberty this summer.

Hidden Harbor owners opening new place in East Liberty

Pete Kurzweg and Adam Henry hope to bring their magic touch to a East Liberty spot that once held The Livermore.

2 weeks ago


 The Oaxaca bowl with brown rice and kale, avocado, beet slaw, black beans, corn, salsa fresca, wontons and lime with a spicy yogurt sauce at the newly opened Freshii at the Union Trust Building in Downtown.

A healthy, fast-casual spot opens in the Union Trust Building

The Twisted Frenchman offers a Bocuse-inspired tasting menu, The Vandal hosts Flight Club, and a late-night menu debuts at Scratch.

2 weeks ago


 Freshly shucked oysters at McCormick & Schmick's at the SouthSide Works.

McCormick & Schmick's on South Side gets a new owner

Restaurant giant Landry’s Inc. sells one of two Pittsburgh locations.

2 weeks ago


 Empanadas on the bar menu at the newly opened Fl. 2 in the Fairmont Hotel Downtown.

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

We visit Ki Ramen, Fl.2, The Foundry and Nak Won Garden

2 weeks ago


 People in line start to move inside when Choolaah had its grand opening  in East Liberty Friday morning.

Who cares if it is cold? Die-hards wait overnight for Choolaah restaurant to open

Choolaah, the new restaurant in East Liberty, gives 52 free full meals to the first 100 guests.

3 weeks ago


 Chef Fiore Moletz in April 2017 holds a burger and fries he just prepared at his second Burgh'ers, this one on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

Burgh'ers and Della Terra to move, but not too far

Popular Harmony restaurants to expand in new spaces on Zelienople’s main drag.

3 weeks ago


 The mezze platter at Kabob-G Grill in Castle Shannon.

Dining Out Review: These two charming kabob spots satisfy vegetarians, too

Kabob-G Grill in Castle Shannon and Turkish Kebab House in Squirrel Hill serve value and variety.

3 weeks ago


 A platter of barbecue from ODBQ in Ambridge can include smoked Parma Italian sausage, pulled pork, brisket and mac and cheese.

Munch gets "pillows of brisket" at ODBQ Barbecue in Ambridge

Self-taught pitmaster bringing quality barbecue to tiny Beaver County shop.

3 weeks ago


 Oakland Restaurant Week kicks off on Monday.

Oakland Restaurant Week features $6 lunches for 6 days

The winter edition of Restaurant Week 2018 in Oakland will be Monday through Feb. 3.

3 weeks ago


 Customers line up at the Pittsburgh Sandwich Society truck, foreground, and the Pittsburgh Po'Boy truck during a food truck roundup at Heinz Lofts last summer.

Chili chefs turning up the heat for Battle of the Bowls

Food truck operators and individual cooks will compete in the chili cook-off at Heinz Lofts, North Side, on Saturday.

3 weeks ago


 Moe's Homewrecker burrito

Moe's Southwest Grill will expand in Market Square to focus on app-based ordering and more outdoor seating

The restaurant, part of an Atlanta-based burrito chain, will close for three months and will take over the old Cherries Diner space.

3 weeks ago


 Enjoying Six Penn Kitchen's rooftop dining at 146 Sixth St., Downtown.

Six Penn Kitchen Downtown is closing next month

The Eat’n Park pioneer helped shape the Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant revival

3 weeks ago


 Maryland crab cakes at The Carlton.

The Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right Now

The Firepit in North Huntingdon, DiAnoia’s, a new Nepali restaurant and more

3 weeks ago


 The exterior of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District.

Would you order chicken if it is called boob?

At Gaucho Parrilla in the Strip, you can get chicken boob in a sandwich or with New York Strip steak and chorizo.

3 weeks ago


 Winter squash and beet salad with feta and pickled peppers is part of the first course at Osteria 2350.

5 places truly worth visiting during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

While most restaurants offer choices in their multicourse prix-fixe menus for a discounted price, some play by their own rules.

1 month ago


Potenza Pizza hit with consumer alert

Some of the problems at the Oakland eatery included rodent droppings and inadequate hand-washing facilities.

1 month ago


 Hilary Prescott Severino and Justin Severino have teamed up with Scott Smith to serve pub fare at East End Brewing Co. by the summer.

Justin Severino of Cure and Morcilla teams up with East End Brewing to serve pub fare

The Larimer brewery/warehouse will start serving food by spring or summer.

1 month ago


 Homemade chicken pho.

Pho: A restorative bowl that you'll want to master at home

In pursuit of the fragrant pho ga to find comfort.

1 month ago


 A screenshot of Ye Olde College Diner's website. The diner, located in downtown State College, Pa., is a mainstay for Penn State students and alumni, may close.

Ye Olde College Diner to close, but iconic Penn State treat will live on

The mainstay diner for Penn Staters may close, but its Grilled Stickies will continue to be produced.

1 month ago


 Restaurant patrons wait for their food at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

What to eat and drink at Smallman Galley vs. Federal Galley

Two Pittsburgh food halls, one in the Strip District, the other its North Side sibling, face off.

1 month ago


 Chef Trevett Hooper, owner of Legume Bistro, holds up a cassoulet at Legume Bistro in Oakland.

Come winter, cassoulet offers comfort in a bowl

The casserole is made with beans, pork, sausage and — if you’re lucky — duck, and is a classic French dish in the winter.

1 month ago


 La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side in 2017.

A bigger umbrella: South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa to move to new space next month

The South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa will move to new digs later this winter, continuing an arc of the American dream for its owners.

1 month ago


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