Dining spots such as Mezzo are putting as much effort into design as in the menu.

Best Dining: Unexpected trends

The best of Pittsburgh dining in 2014 includes the rise of international cuisine and a dominance of beer, coffee and cocktails.

2 days ago

 Tony Moio, owner of Moio's Italian Pastry Shop in Monroeville, makes sfogliatelle, an Italian pastry stuffed with ricotta and candied fruit.

Dine: Homemade sfogliatelle is a three-day endeavor

And Moio’s Italian Pastry in Monroeville makes the effort. Delicate sheets of dough and filling make sfogliatelle a rare and special treat.

6 days ago

 Chrysoula and Chris Balouris, owners of Salonika Imports in the Strip District, have run the ethnic food shop for a decade, also supplying Greek and other restaurants from the Mediterranean region

Restaurant scene: Market Square spots part of trend for more authentic, healthier Greek food

Poros will offer polished Greek fare while Simple Greek (a revamped My Big Fat Greek Gyro) will go for updated fast-casual.

1 week ago

 If adopted, the plan would not change inspections themselves but modify the way conditions are reported.

Pittsburgh-area restaurants push to halt health grading proposal

The Allegheny County Health Department wants to post A-B-C cleanliness grades on restaurant doors, restaurant owners say current system

1 week ago

 Customers line up outside of Conflict Kitchen in Oakland in November.

Award money to extend Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian focus

Jon Rubin, receiving a Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award, said the money will allow him to bring more Palestinian voices into town.

1 week ago

 Tim Reynolds lays out king salmon while Kyle Houghtelin unwraps sushi grade tuna  at the Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District in this 2013 photo.

Dine: Feast of the Seven Fishes still popular

As seafood sales soar, more Pittsburghers celebrate Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition for Christmas Eve.

1 week ago

 Kevin Sousa with his puppy Edgar, named for the Edgar Thomson Works across the street, outside of his new restaurant, Superior Motors.

Ambitious Pittsburgh chef Kevin Sousa clears his business plate for Braddock project

Kevin Sousa’s new undertaking is Superior Motors, a Kickstarter-funded project housed in a former Braddock car dealership.

1 week ago

Some upscale hotels serving high-end wines

High-end wines now available by the glass at some upscale hotels.

2 weeks ago

 The rabbit appetizer is served at room temperature, dressed with Sichuan spices and peanuts.

On the Table: Sichuan Gourmet knows how to concoct spicy dishes

The authentic Chinese restaurant in Squirrel Hill draws diners with compelling dishes, nuanced cooking, good ingredients — and lots of heat

2 weeks ago

 Firemen roll up their hoses in front of Morton's The Steakhouse in September after a small fire was brought under control

Morton's restaurant to reopen Dec. 8

The Downtown steakhouse replaced the duct work, yet the dining room saw little damage and the decor remains the same.

2 weeks ago

 A rendering of the dining room at The Commoner, the restaurant that will open in the Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown in January.

Dine: A slew of new restaurants to open in Pittsburgh

The city’s restaurant boom continues with a new round of openings through the winter.

2 weeks ago

 Burgatory opens another restaurant in The Waterfront in Homestead.

Pittsburgh restaurant scene: Fast food 2.0 sizzling as new restaurants open

Fast food gets a new face with eateries such Burgatory, BRGR, Max Mex and Hello Bistro.

3 weeks ago

 New FDA rules released today require chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.

New FDA rules to put calorie counts on menus, supermarket meals, movie popcorn

Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards.

3 weeks ago

What's covered in new menu labeling rules

The menu labeling rules take effect in one year for restaurants.

3 weeks ago

 Thomas Wood, proprietor of Second  Breakfast in the Pittsburgh Public Market, shows off a crepe with a berry compote filling and a Liege waffle dressed with nuts and a maple-bacon-brandy-coffee syrup, left.

Dine: Off-the-grid dining options

Pittsburgh cooks up unique eats in non-traditional settings and events, and here are a few to consider this fall.

3 weeks ago

 Chef Matthew Porco and General manager Chris Clark at Mezzo.

On the Table: Mezzo

Pittsburgh's most delicious pasta can be found at Mezzo Downtown in the three-tier Sienna Mercato building.

1 month ago


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