FOOD

Food


Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce



Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.


 

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Restaurants


A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.



Restaurant Scene: Chick'n Bubbly ushers in crispy concept with its Korean-style fried chicken

In a neighborhood that caters to students, Oakland's Chick'n Bubbly sets a new standard for fast-casual with Korean fried chicken.


 

Munch


Munch goes to San Lorenzo Ristorante

Roman flair of San Lorenzo a fine find in Lawrenceville.



Munch goes to Social at Bakery Square

The emphasis here is on socialization: daily drink specials, an inviting patio and a noticeable conviviality among staff and customers.


 
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The Food Column


The Food Column: Ever hear of a gnocchi Western?

Parkway Theater holds “Spaghetti Westerns” (movie and spaghetti) and “Sunday Morning Movie Services” (coffee/doughnuts with classic movies).



The Food Column: A 'Mega Challah Bake'

About 300 Jewish women from all over Pittsburgh will converge on the Beth Shalom Ballroom next Thursday to make bread and share prayers.


 

Libations


The pressing business of hard cider

A cidery in Benton makes an “old” drink seem new again



Beer: Big Pour Week continues, pumpkin beers proliferate

There still are a few events hap­pen­ing for “Big Pour Week,” lead­ing up to and fol­low­ing the Steel City Big Pour.


 

What's For Dinner


What's for Dinner: Ginger Lime Beef Stir-fry

Hectic days call for something quick and easy for dinner.



What's for Dinner: Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

Preparing to cook at the Steel City Big Pour beer event last weekend got me thinking about beefy, beery burgers on the grill.


 

Recipes


A change of appetite: Eating healthfully more simply

Diana Henry’s new cookbook is still about good food, and it’s better for you



One Good Recipe: Herby Green Mayonnaise

Herby Green Mayonnaise melds perfectly with tomatoes for one lip-smacking sandwich.


 
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