Asparagus is among the season's first strokes of green

A versatile veggie that brightens just about any recipe, asparagus can be boiled, steamed, fried, grilled or roasted.

Try some new traditions for this Passover

Both of these cookbooks would make an excellent holiday present, along with a bag of Matzo Granola and a bottle of kosher-for-Passover wine.


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Standards softened for Allegheny County eateries

The revisions were mandated by the state so that restaurant inspections in the county conform to state and federal food codes.

The Twisted Frenchman restaurant to open in East Liberty

Danielle DiNardo, formerly at Eleven in the Strip District, will be the general manager for the new restaurant on South Highland Avenue.



Munch goes to brunch at Sweet Peaches!

Allentown caterer Sweet Peaches! makes Sunday brunch with a smile.

Munch goes to Circolo on the South Side

The woodfired pizza spot on East Carson aims to serve a more mature audience, and is showing promise.

Mike Pound hosts our new video series "Beer Me," the show about beer and breweries across Pennsylvania.

The latest episode took Mike to a former slaughterhouse in Millvale, home of Grist House Brewing. Watch it here.

• Like Beer Me on Facebook.

• Beer Me visits Voodoo in Homestead.


Beer: Sisters are brewin' it for themselves

At Rock Bottom next week, you can taste the Scottish Ale these women made.

Tastings: Timely news on Chairman's Selections and Passover wines

The Chairman’s Selection wines reviewed in the Tastings column last week were just starting to arrive at Pittsburgh’s specialty wine stores.


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Kitchen Mailbox: Eat your Brussels sprouts

She makes a bunch on Sunday and eats them that week.

Extra-special Valentine's Day treats for those on restricted diets

Arlene Burnett cooks up chocolate desserts that would work for a variety of special recipients.



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