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 Diners enjoy an evening on a busy Saturday night at Federal Galley on the North Side.

What to eat and drink at Smallman Galley vs. Federal Galley

Two Pittsburgh food halls, one in the Strip District, the other its North Side sibling, face off.

about 10 hours ago

 Phil-a-Palooza will be hosted  by the Groundhog Club of Punxsutawney  at Threadbare Cider, North Side.

Food Column: Give a toast to Phil, learn to make real prosciutto, join in global potluck

Lots of culinary events are scheduled for the city and surrounding area.

about 22 hours ago

 Old Time Farm is among the vendors at the Bloomfield Winter Market.

Snow or shine, Bloomfield Winter Market is open through March

The farmers market is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month in Bloomfield.

about 22 hours ago

 Welsh rarebit was called stewed cheese in Colonial times.

Stirring culinary adventures with Benjamin Franklin

A new culinary biography explores the founding father’s life through the foods he favored and served.

about 16 hours ago

Score big with Chicken Parm Sliders for the AFC, NFC championship games

The mini sandwiches are made with rotisserie chicken and topped with chunky marinara sauce and chopped basil.

about 15 hours ago

 Chef Trevett Hooper, owner of Legume Bistro, holds up a cassoulet at Legume Bistro in Oakland.

Come winter, cassoulet offers comfort in a bowl

The casserole is made with beans, pork, sausage and — if you’re lucky — duck, and is a classic French dish in the winter.

about 15 hours ago

 Fresh vegetables from Andrews farm are put on display at Market Square Farmers Market in May 2017. Groceries have been listed as a priority for Downtown Pittsburgh.

Boston developer "going to try hard" to get a grocery into Downtown Pittsburgh

The company has been in discussions with potential grocers about taking anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 square feet.

1 day ago

 In this file photo taken Nov. 1, 2017, Ugandan farmer Richard Opio and his wife sort through their most recent harvest of "super beans" that are being promoted to feed the hunger-prone African continent, in Nwoya, Uganda.

Amid drought and pests, can GMOs save Uganda’s farmers?

“The African farmer has problems. He is desperate for solutions. Do we keep quiet when we see a potential of a technology?”

1 day ago

 La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side in 2017.

A bigger umbrella: South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa to move to new space next month

The South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa will move to new digs later this winter, continuing an arc of the American dream for its owners.

2 days ago

 In this file photo, workers bake cheesecakes at the Junior’s facility in Burlington, N.J., on June 8, 2015. In moving to New Jersey, the company joins a long roster of food manufacturers and distributors that call the Garden State home.

New Jersey is working to distinguish itself as America’s center for the import and export of food

Ever think about where your Spanish rice comes from? It’s a good bet that it’s from Jersey.

2 days ago

 Black Bean Enchiladas

Let's eat: Black Bean Enchiladas

Loaded with beans, these vegetarian enchiladas pack a nutritional punch.

5 days ago

 Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy won prizes at the Pennsylvania Farm Show's cheese contest for its Fresh Chevre, Hootenanny, Stampede and Chickabiddy.

Goat Rodeo wins big in cheese contest at Pa. Farm Show

The Indiana Township goat farm entered four cheeses and each one of them picked up a prize.

6 days ago

 The interior of Umai in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to Umai – not Umi or Umami – in Mt. Lebanon

Attention to detail and quality ingredients in a cozy setting make this eatery stand apart – despite competitors with similar names.

6 days ago

 This photo provided by The Coca-Cola Co. shows examples of Diet Coke's rebranding effort. The Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The company said Diet Coke's new look and flavors were aimed to appeal to millennials. (Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Co. via AP)

Diet Coke gets new look, new flavors amid sinking sales

New flavors like mango and ginger lime attempt to invigorate slumping sales

1 week ago

 Lautrec restaurant's chef de cuisine, Kristin Butterworth, is one of the few female chefs with a Five-Diamond AAA rating and a Five-Star rating from Forbes.

Get a 3-course dinner for $60 at one of the highest ranked restaurants in the country

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is holding its first Restaurant Week Jan. 21-25 at all of its four restaurants.

1 week ago

 The interior of Hello Bistro in Oakland, the first of six in the region.

A fast-casual salad showdown in Pittsburgh for the season of resolutions

What are the differences between salads at Hello Bistro, Honeygrow and Earth Inspired Salads?

1 week ago

 Chicken Meatballs in Lemon Broth.  Diced leeks and fennel are combined with ground chicken to make the meatballs, which are poached in a lemony broth in this soup.

Brothy, yet hearty winter soups

When a good protein is matched with a flavorful broth, the soup is ready for slurping.

1 week ago

 Gluten Free Goat Bakery is on Penn Avenue in Garfield.

Food Column: Chow down a 4-course vegan meal, learn about ancient grains

Gluten Free Goat Bakery in Garfield is featuring a gluten-free Asian meal and Chatham University is hold a grains workshop.

1 week ago

 Sprinly,  an organic plant-based meal delivery service, has expanded its territory to include Pittsburgh.

Sprinly delivers vegan, ready-to-eat meals in Pittsburgh

The Cleveland-based company is a globally inspired, plant-based delivery service.

1 week ago

 A past sourdough workshop led by Shauna Kearns for Chatham University's new Center for Regional Agriculture, Food and Transformation.

The Center for Regional Agriculture, Food and Transformation rises at Chatham University

CRAFT — linked to the food studies program and Falk School of Sustainability — aims to lift up the region’s food systems and food stories.

1 week ago

 Butterscotch panna cotta with biscotti is among the dessert choices at Eddie V's.

Pittsburgh's Restaurant Week offers dinners from $35.18 to $20.18

At least 60 restaurants will offer multicourse meals at discounted prices for 2018’s winter version.

1 week ago

 Demolition is underway following a Thursday morning flood that destroyed the dining room at Morcilla in Lawrenceville.

Burst pipe floods Morcilla in Lawrenceville, forces temporary closure

Reservations as far out as late January might be affected as partner Justin Severino works to demolish and repair the Spanish restaurant.

1 week ago

 The Whole Foods Market in Bethel Park. is pushing to reduce prices at the chain’s 473 stores with new initiatives.

Whole Foods places new limits on suppliers, upsetting some small vendors

The changes are riling some mom-and-pop vendors that have long depended on the grocer for visibility and shelf space.

1 week ago

 Firehouse Chili Gumbo

Let's eat: Firehouse Chili Gumbo

When a bomb cyclone after-effects freezes your toes off, you need something hot and spicy to warm you up from the inside.

1 week ago

 A widely used sugar additive called trehalose may have contributed to the emergence of two hyper-virulent strains of the bacterium Clostridium difficile, shown here.

Did a popular sugar additive fuel the spread of two superbugs?

Trehalose may have contributed to the emergence of two hyper-virulent strains of the bacterium Clostridium difficile.

1 week ago

 Tony Serrao, owner of Oakmont Bakery is pictured on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Oakmont.

Popular Oakmont Bakery plans move, expansion

The new location is expected to have more space, seating and parking and offer live demonstrations so customers can see items being made.

1 week ago

 A platter of peach-pulled-pork pierogies at Stuff'd Pierogi Bar in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch goes to Stuff’d Pierogi Bar: How can such a brilliant concept be so disappointing?

A pierogi-based restaurant in the Golden Triangle is a million dollar idea but needs the execution to match.

2 weeks ago

 Potato doughnuts at the PA Cooperative Potato Growers booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a crowd favorite.

Food Column: Kick off 2018 with Pa. Farm Show and Wine & Spirits fest

The annual agricultural show returns for the 102nd time in Harrisburg with animal and food contests, rodeo and exhibitors.

2 weeks ago

 Milkshake by the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association will be available at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, starting Friday.

Famous Pa. Farm Show milkshake turns 65

The milkshake comes in vanilla, chocolate and twist flavors and continue to be $4 this year.

2 weeks ago

 Pasta with roasted cauliflower and capers from "Back Pocket Pasta."

Think outside the (pasta) box and skip the red sauce

Opt for a garlic and white wine sauce or toss the spaghetti with squash and sausage or pair it with cauliflower and capers.

2 weeks ago

 Lindsey Smith, the "Food Mood Girl," will launch the book tour for her new book, "Eat Your Feelings," in the Pittsburgh area this week.

Hazelwood resident's panic attacks spur 'Eat Your Feelings' and book tour

Lindsey Smith unveils a book on nutrition and wellness and will stop at three venues as part of her book tour.

2 weeks ago

 Broccoli Carrot Soup.

Ring in the new year with healthy food swaps

Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard or taste bad. Just a few simple changes will change your diet for the better in 2018.

2 weeks ago

  Orange Pork with Scallions tastes just like restaurant Chinese but with only 214 calories and 586 milligrams of sodium per serving.

Let's eat: Orange Pork with Scallions

Start the new year right with a good-for-you pork dish that will make you wonder why you ever ordered Chinese takeout.

2 weeks ago

 Aroma Joe's will open its first Pennsylvania location in Greensburg next month.

New coffee shop promises "no mistakes, no attitudes" when it opens in Greensburg on Jan. 8.

Portland, Maine-based Aroma Joe’s will feature world coffees, infused blends and Rush, its own energy drinks.

3 weeks ago

 Stay home on New Year's Eve and enjoy Spinach Queso.

Count down to 2018 from the comfort of your home with easy, last-minute nibbles

Mini Reuben pretzel sandwiches, mini raspberry cheesecakes, spiced nuts and spinach queso are some of the options.

3 weeks ago

 Steamed mini soup pork buns at Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh restaurant trends to love (or loathe) in 2017

Food halls, seafood, regional Chinese fare and emphasis on design are among the likable local trends of this year.

3 weeks ago

 "Man v. Food" host Casey Webb holds the Stuffaluffagus, a sandwich made with an entire loaf of bread, at Steel City Samiches in Indiana, Pa. The episode of the Travel Channel show will air on Jan. 1.

Travel Channel serves a Pittsburgh feast on Jan. 1

Church Brew Works, D’s SixPax and Dogz and Steel City Samiches will be featured on “Man v. Food” on New Year’s Day.

3 weeks ago

 Beans and greens with chicken chili makes for a hearty supper.

One Good Recipe: Chili chicken in a greens and beans state of mind

A hearty cold weather dish of chicken, spinach and beans is an easy and quick reprise from all the rich holiday food.

3 weeks ago

 Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Cafe, on Penn Avenue in Garfield, will host a New Year's Day brunch.

Food Column: Wine & Beer Cruise and gluten-free brunch on tap

Take a 2-hour cruise with an hourlong cocktail hour on Thursday and head for brunch at Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Cafe on New Year’s Day.

3 weeks ago

 Yin & Yang is one of the chocolate fondues available for New Year's Eve at The Melting Pot in Station Square.

Dine out on New Year's Eve: Toast 2018 with truffles, panna cotta, oysters, sparkling wines

Pittsburgh restaurants feature multicourse dinners, unlimited pours and champagne toasts.

3 weeks ago

 Kimberly Lewers, a plant breeder for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with a sample of her handiwork.

You could be eating fresh local strawberries now

A breeder in Maryland dreams of being able to produce great-tasting strawberries year-round on the East Coast.

3 weeks ago

 Christmas pudding - flaming with warm brandy - made from a recipe by Prof. H. I. Blits in a cookbook published in Pittsburgh in the 1890s.

Stir up a Victorian Christmas Pudding, Pittsburgh style

One of the traditional highlights of an English Christmas is the plum pudding served at the end of the meal - dense, rich, and dripping

3 weeks ago

 In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky.

Papa John’s founder is stepping down as CEO weeks after he criticized the NFL over national anthem protests

The company’s COO declined to say if the NFL comments played a role, only saying that it’s “the right time to make this change.”

3 weeks ago

 Coral Tree Cafe's Kale Salad in Los Angeles on March 11, 2015.

Kale and other leafy vegetables may make your brain seem 11 years younger

Look into your salad bowl and think: If a fountain of cognitive youth were flowing in there, would you return every day?

3 weeks ago

 Pear and pecorino  ravioli at Lidia's Pittsburgh in the Strip District.

A ravioli that is sweet, salty and buttery at the same time

This dish is one of the most popular entrees at Lidia’s Pittsburgh in the Strip District.

4 weeks ago

 For a bubble bar, set out champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wines.

This holiday season, sip on these sparkling wines, all for $20 or less

It’s peak time for bubbly consumption: These wines are fancy enough to give as gifts and tasty enough to pour at a party.

4 weeks ago

 Cranberry Ecstasy Bars.

Love the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar? Here's how to re-create your own Bliss

The food editor from the Oregonian has recreated something that’s fresher and even better — Cranberry Ecstasy Bars

4 weeks ago

 Clementine Preserves

Holiday gifts in jars from your heart

A little something sweet or crunchy or spreadable that’s made by your hand is a caring present to a friend, loved one or colleague.

4 weeks ago

 Chris Fennimore

Chris Fennimore's cookbook makes a great last-minute holiday gift

Still looking for a gift for your favorite foodie? “Simple Pleasures” goes back to the basics with recipes made with accessible ingredients.

4 weeks ago

 Breakfast Eggrolls.

Last minute holiday goodies, wrapped and ready to go.

Gifts aren’t the only things that get wrapped up during the holidays.

4 weeks ago

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