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 Made with Guinness Stout, Black and Tan Brownies are an ideal St. Patrick's Day dessert.

Let's eat: Black and Tan Brownies

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a little Guinness Stout to help celebrate.

1 day ago

 A closeup of the logo for  McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores displayed on a barrel at their  Brentwood location , taken Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018 in Brentwood.  The Monroeville location is also closing.  (Bob Bats is reporting).   (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

This weekend to be the last for McGinnis Sisters markets

The “Special Food Stores” in Brentwood and Monroeville are selling the last of what’s left for 50 percent off through Saturday or Sunday.

2 days ago

 Mad Mex on Highland Avenue in Shadyside will soon have a sibling location in Waterworks Mall.

Little Bites: Mad Mex is opening a new location in Waterworks Mall -- and more restaurant news

Plus, reservations are now available for Morcilla’s reopening in Lawrenceville.

3 days ago

 The second Pittsburgh Taco Festival on May 19 will feature a variety of flavors from more than 20 taco vendors.

Pittsburgh Taco Festival offering VIP tickets for 1st time and they are selling fast

The second taco festival is coming back after a one-year hiatus to a bigger venue, Highmark Stadium, on May 19.

4 days ago

 Restaurant patrons sit in the dining area at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

Where to eat during the NCAA tournament

Restaurant options for any craving from low brow to lavish.

4 days ago

 The Nutella-banana crepe is among the sweet versions featured at T-Swirl Crepe.

Step aside French crepe, the pretty Japanese one is here

The gluten-free crepe, which is made with rice flour, is loaded with vegetables and seafood or meat.

4 days ago

 Spinach and rosemary soup.

Banish winter with flavors of spring soups

Spring tonic soups are packed with freshness, vitamins and goodness that wake you up from winter’s drab.

4 days ago

 Reuben sandwiches are on the menu at Revel, Downtown, for St. Patrick's Day.

For St. Paddy's Day, don your green and down some green food and beer

Pittsburgh restaurants serve Kegs & Eggs breakfasts and special Irish-themed menus for St. Patrick’s Day.

4 days ago

 Irish pizza with roasted potato, cabbage and corned beef.

Corned beef and cabbage is as Irish as green beer and green bagel

Since corned beef and cabbage are staples on St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., use them creatively.

4 days ago

 Macarons from Gaby et Jules, one of the bakeries celebrating Macaron Day on March 20 with free samples and donations to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Pop in a free macaron and raise money for Pittsburgh Food Bank

Food fundraisers also seek to help East End Common Ministries, North Hills Community Outreach and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

4 days ago

 Umami's Roger Li, Round Corner Cantina's Derek Burnell and Dan Kern of 1201 Kitchen in Erie won the People's Choice Award at last year's Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival + Cook-Off on July 23 at the Ace Hotel. Dishes included barbacoa lamb, smoke confit lamb, grilled lamb with burrata and lamb robatayaki (skewers).

Lamb festival returns for the second year to Pittsburgh

The cook-off will feature local lamb and more than 20 Pittsburgh chefs, who will vie for Best Dish title.

6 days ago

 The Reviver with gin, lemon, triple sec and Cocchi Americano at Streets on Carson.

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

A shared plate, impressive ravioli and a memorable gin drink.

6 days ago

 Eggs from Lohmann Brown chickens sit in collection baskets at Meadow Haven Farm, a certified organic family run farm, in Sheffield, Illinois.

Walmart and Kroger promised to switch to cage-free eggs. An obscure Iowa law could stop them.

Although the law would only apply to stores’ Iowa locations, it’s intended to address a growing national dilemma.

6 days ago

Find the region's best fish fries with our interactive map

Fish fries are synonymous with the advent of the 40-day Lenten period. Churches, social halls, volunteer fire departments and restaurants

1 week ago

 Curry Lentil Soup with Charred Cauliflower

Let's eat: Curry Lentil Soup with Charred Cauliflower

Chase away the chill with a warm and fragrant vegetarian soup flavored with curry.

1 week ago

 From left: cookbook authors Darra Goldstein, Betty Fussell and Nathalie Dupree reminisce at a panel last month in New York City about the history of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

International culinary conference heading to Pittsburgh

The International Association of Culinary Professionals will be headquartered at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, March 27-29, 2020.

1 week ago

 Lamb Meatballs with Lentils and Cumin.

Swedish meatballs take a drive through Turkey

Lamb is a popular dish as we approach spring, and there are so many different ways to prepare it.

1 week ago

 Save room for the baked Alaska, flambeed tableside.

A meal at Acorn in Shadyside can end with a show -- and that's a good thing

Chicago-trained chef Scott Walton is making a mark as an independent restaurant owner after serving as executive chef at Heinz Field.

1 week ago

 Ashley Thomas with her Instant Pot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in Shadyside.

Blogger-author shares the joy of cooking 'Under Pressure' with an Instant Pot

Ashley Singh Thomas, a die-hard Instant Pothead, honors the multicooker with her blog, group on Facebook and cookbook.

1 week ago

 Charlie Brunner pours maple syrup over his pancake at the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights at last year's Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration. This year the event will be held on  Sunday.

Celebrate maple with pancakes, pajamas, cocktails and history

Maple events will be held at Wigle Whiskey, Threadbare Cider, Fern Hollow Nature Center and Somerset Historical Center.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Distilling Co.'s first batch of Wigle Ginever.

Hometown distilleries win some American Craft Spirits Association bling

Copious medals in annual judging go to Wigle Whiskey, which wins a best of show, as well as Maggie’s Farm Rum and Liberty Pole Spirits.

1 week ago

 Chef Claudy Pierre of Eminent Hospitality Solutions, left, and his assistant Keyla Robinson help Sto-Rox High School freshman Giovanni Salazar make chicken paella.

High schoolers team up with Pittsburgh chefs to compete in Steel Chef Cookoff

Each team will consist of three students and two chefs for the contest, which is the culmination of a  culinary job-training program.

1 week ago

 Cool off with milkshakes named, from left, Orange Creamsicle, Stupendous Strawberry and Yellow Banana Blast.

A milkshake doesn't have to be green to scream spring

Celebrate the season with a rainbow of flavors and colors in your milkshake glass.

1 week ago

 The Downtown location of Fogo de Chao will open in the spring at 350 Oliver Ave., formerly Saks Fifth Avenue.

All-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse is on track to open soon Downtown

Also in restaurant news, Storms moves to the South Hills, a Taiwanese spot opens in Shadyside, and Salud Juicery sets up in Aspinwall.

1 week ago

 Anthony Novak of Northern Virginia, left, samples spirits at Pennsylvania Libations in the Strip District with the help of Todd Ramnanan.

American Craft Spirits Association convention visits a growing Pittsburgh scene

1,000 attendees will be able to try a diverse and growing mix of local whiskeys, vodkas, rums, gins, liqueurs, moonshines and much more.

1 week ago

 Tim Russell checks the temperature and precise taste of a batch of separated alcohol during the "spirits run" process at his Maggie's Farm Rum distillery in the Strip District.

Turning cane sugar into rum

The “still” in Allegheny Distilling separates the alcohol.

1 week ago

What turns some law-abiding Canadians into smugglers? The high price of imported cheese.

This is in a large part because cheese tends to be expensive, along with other dairy products, particularly compared to the U.S. and Europe.

1 week ago

 At Sewickley Hills' McLaughlin Distillery, owner Kim McLaughlin will put his bourbon into a barrel on the day a baby is born and give the customers first dibs on the bottles. The barrels age at the distillery, marked with the baby's date of birth, name and other contact information.

A cool baby gift: Bourbon?

McLaughlin Distillery invites customers to have a bourbon barreled on the day their baby is born ... to be opened when that baby grows up.

1 week ago

Find the region's best fish fries with our interactive map

Fish fries are synonymous with the advent of the 40-day Lenten period. Churches, social halls, volunteer fire departments and restaurants

2 weeks ago

 Condado Taco has come out with new type of hard taco shell -- the firecracker.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Check out Condado Tacos, Penn Avenue Fish Co. and Udipi Cafe.

2 weeks ago

 Roasted Cod Fillets with Burrata and Burnt Oranges

Let's eat: Roasted Cod Fillets with Burrata and Burnt Oranges

You’re probably eating a lot of fish during Lent. Dress it up with Mediterranean spices and a tasty burrata and burnt orange salad.

2 weeks ago

 Feminine floral frocks and colorful outerwear by alice + olivia for spring.

Distinction Magazine: the latest in food, drink, fashion, homes and more

Check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's new online magazine, Distinction, where we cover the latest in food, drink, fashion, homes and more.

2 weeks ago

 The outside patio of the Draai Laag Brewing Co., which in March is being rebranded as Strange Roots Experimental Ales, in Millvale.

Awash: Take a ride on our Allegheny River towns ale trail

Millvale and Sharpsburg already each have two great brewery taprooms — one newly branded — and two more are on the way in neighboring Etna.

2 weeks ago

 Pizza Hut is the new official pizza of the NFL.

Pizza Hut replaces Papa John’s as the NFL’s pizza sponsor

Pizza Hut’s deal is for four years and reportedly will have the company fork over more dough than what Papa John’s was paying.

2 weeks ago

 Jennifer Daurora, COO of  McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores,  talks in the fresh produce section of the store in Brentwood. That store and one in Monroeville are slated to close -- the last in the 72-year-old, family-owned chain.

McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores are closing

The family-run market that started in Baldwin Borough in 1946 is closing its remaining two stores in Brentwood and Monroeville.

2 weeks ago

 A look inside the Blue Box Cafe on the fourth floor of Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

You can now actually have breakfast at Tiffany's -- but good luck getting a table

The Blue Box Cafe opened on the fourth floor of the iconic Fifth Avenue jewelry store and is so popular that tables book up a month out.

2 weeks ago

 The annual Pittsburgh Wine Conference at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center in Ross will bring wine oenophiles and winemakers together.

Farmhouse to Table fest and wine conference to be held this week

Farmhouse ales will be paired with dinner at Ace Hotel. A wine conference and contest for amateurs will be held in Ross.

2 weeks ago

 Desi Oakley will play Jenna in the stage production of "Waitress" when it comes to the Benedum Center on March 6.

Mr. Depleted My Heart wins 'Waitress' pie contest

A whiskey pie with mashed potatoes and chocolate pecan pie are runners-up in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust contest.

2 weeks ago

 This file photo shows Land O Lakes Inc. brand butter in Princeton, Illinois, on June 4, 2013.

Fat is back, and premium butter makers are taking the cream

Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, which is giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands.

2 weeks ago

 The Gerber Farms Chicken Pot Pie at the Union Standard comes with a side salad.

Finding comfort in chicken pot pies with panache at Pittsburgh restaurants

Union Standard, The Foundry and Acorn craft comfy versions of pot pies filled with chicken and vegetables.

2 weeks ago

 A chicken pot pie loaded with chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce and topped with a crisp pie crust brings plenty of comfort and joy.

Take the chill off with a chicken pot pie

The trick to a perfect pot pie is getting all the ingredients — chicken, vegetables, sauce and crust — to the right degree of doneness.

2 weeks ago

 An assortment of foods was served at last year's Pittsburgh Film Office Oscars gala. This year, the event will be held on March 4.

Pittsburghers can walk the red carpet at Oscar gala

Dress in your finest, nibble on hors d’oeuvres and chow down on short rib sliders, stuffed chicken and spinach-artichoke arancini at the

2 weeks ago

 Grilled Chipotle  Shrimp Tacos with Apple Slaw

Prepare tacos with a taste of the sea for Lent

Fried fish sandwiches aren’t your only option on Fridays during Lent. You also can fill up on shrimp, fish and crab tacos, too.

2 weeks ago

 Chameleon beer at Millvale's Grist House Craft Brewery, where co-owner Brian Eaton is chairman of the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild.

First Pennsylvania Beer Marketing Board grants approved

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approves 13 grants totaling $704,985 to increase production and enhance the business of beer in state.

2 weeks ago

 Admission to the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival includes sampling of pierogies and access to rides at Kennywood Park.

Pierogi fest returns to Kennywood Park in September

The popular festival will feature creative as well as traditional dumplings.

2 weeks ago

 The Milk Shake Factory's Cajun chocolate milkshake is poured during happy hour at the South Side location.

Sweet deal: Tull family investing in The Milk Shake Factory

Thomas Tull’s investment group has become a partner in The Milk Shake Factory and plans to open new locations and supply its ice cream.

2 weeks ago

 Mike Appel, right, and Frank Smith, both grill chefs, prepare burgers at the new Oxford Market during a media tour on Monday.  The Flame Station at the restaurant features made-to-order grilled chicken, grilled cheese, ground beef burger, turkey burger, veggie burger, fried chicken and salmon sandwiches.

New Downtown food hall concept debuts at One Oxford Centre

The dining overhaul is part of a multi-million dollar renovation at One Oxford Centre in Downtown.

2 weeks ago

 Carleen and Michael King, owners of Carmi Family Soul Food, which just reopened on Carson Street on the South Side after seven years on the North Side.

South Side soul: Carmi restaurant crosses rivers, engages new audience

Carleen and Michael King made two calculated risks: moving a soul food restaurant to a white neighborhood and crossing Pittsburgh’s rivers.

3 weeks ago

 Dorian Moorefield, the owner of Grandma B's in the Hill District, prepares breakfast.

Hill District restaurant owner rolls out welcome mat to the rich, famous and locals

Dorian Moorefield says Grandma B’s is not only a restaurant that serves good homestyle food but also a cultural center.

3 weeks ago

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