Dustin Gardner, new executive chef at Soba.

New executive chef at Soba builds on the Big Burrito Restaurant Group's tradition

At Soba in Shadyside, Dustin Gardner has been groomed for the gig, carrying on Big Burrito's tradition of innovation and quality.

1 day ago

Dine: Let's never tolerate harassing behavior

Incidences of sexual harassment in restaurants are everybody’s business.

5 days ago

 Martin Dezell, center, of Shadyside and a Green Bay Packers fan and his friend Nick DellaNeve, a Buffalo Bills fan, watch football in the bar area referred to as "the horseshoe" at Stack'd in Shadyside.

Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.

5 days ago

 Ross McGarry, a pizziola at Piccolo Forno, roasts brussel sprouts in the wood burning oven at Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville.

Piccolo Forno owner develops plans for Grapparia in Lawrenceville

The wine bar and grappa destination will seat 30 to 35 guests in an 800-square-foot space behind the restaurant.

1 week ago

Joe Mama's in Oakland to close

The space will undergo minor renovations and will reopen November 4.

1 week ago

 Michele McClendon, left, and Sue Zitterbart enjoy dinner at The Elbow Room in 2005. Owner Michael DiFiore is selling the establishment to Trapuzzanno Group, LLC.

Shadyside staple The Elbow Room being sold to out-of-town group

Owner Michael DiFiore will hand over the property sometime in December.

2 weeks ago

 Toni Pais, chef and owner of Cafe Zinho in Shadyside, center, has had a major surgery to alleviate symptoms from Parkinson's.   Working in the kitchen with him are Zuck Elyadaki, left, and Dounia Pouil.

Cafe Zinho in Shadyside provides comfort beyond food

A columnist finds a chef’s battles bring a greater appreciation of Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 A waitress at The Harp in Wilmington, N.C., serves customers early this year. A new report says restaurant workers are often victims of sexual harassment from management, co-workers and customers as a “normalized” part of the workplace.

Study blasts restaurant industry over 'normalized' sexual harassment

Tipped restaurant workers, as opposed to hourly or salaried, face more incidents of harassment from management, co-workers and customers.

2 weeks ago

 Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Contingent of restaurant owners reiterate their disapproval of the countywide grading plan.

2 weeks ago

 There were long lunch lines at the Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza in Oakland for the first day of its Palestinian menu.

Conflict Kitchen's Palestinian focus criticized as one-sided

Some call the Oakland eatery anti-Israel with the debut of its new rotation of dishes.

2 weeks ago

Allegheny County Council to consider restaurant grading plan

The grading plan was approved by the Allegheny County Board of Health last month, but needs the nod from county council.

2 weeks ago

 Dustin and Sandra Friedel with their food cart, Berlin Street Food.  The cart is located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Grant Street, Downtown, during lunch hours.

Berlin Street Food part of Pittsburgh's growing food cart scene

Sandra and Dustin Friedel, the couple behind Berlin Street Food cart, are showing Pittsburghers German food beyond Munich’s biergarten fare.

3 weeks ago

 Lagman soup at Cafe Diyor.

Restaurant review: Cafe Diyor Downtown serves a delicious introduction to Uzbek cuisine

Dining at Diyor Cafe & Lounge, which opened a month ago, is one of the more unusual experiences you will have at a Pittsburgh restaurant.

4 weeks ago

 The spicier-than-usual chicken at Gus's World Famous Chicken in the heart of Memphis, Tenn., is seasoned with cayenne. It can be ordered a la carte or as a platter with baked beans, cole slaw and white bread.

What we ate in Memphis

At the Association of Food Journalists conference, the Pittsburgh contingent ate very well.

4 weeks ago


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