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 Gwen Manno and her grandson Gavin Parisi, 15, both of South Fayette, enjoy coffee at Carnegie Coffee, located in the old post office at 132 E. Main St. in downtown Carnegie.

Main Street in Carnegie lined with culinary charms

Several eateries to consider on the stretch.

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 Lemon Basil Blossom Cocktail.

Summer's Green Goddess: Basil

Creative uses for that bunch of fresh basil

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 Cover of Food Traveler magazine.

Guide helps tourists eat up Appalachia

Several Pittsburgh businesses are part of “Bon Appetit Appalachia.”

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 T.J. Frye, 7, hugs his calf, Old Betsy, while getting ready to show her at last year's Westmoreland Fair. This year's addition takes place Aug. 15-23.

County fair season is in full swing with farm animals and noisy trucks

Fairs offer everything from queen contests to pig races.

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 Chef Kate Romane  in the kitchen of E2 in Highland Park in 2011.

Restaurant Review: Informal and inviting, E2 stays busy

While the food can be uneven, E2 in Highland Park pleases with warm ambiance and service, and a brunch to die for.

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 The  logo for the new Apis Meadery in Carnegie.

Apis Mead & Winery's grand opening is Friday in Carnegie

Former Penn Brewery brewer is now fermenting honey wines to sell at his place and around the region.

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 The "Mac Attack" grilled cheese at The Yard in Shadyside, comprised of a house cheddar sauce, spiral pasta and soaked bacon lardons.

Munch goes to The Yard

A novel grilled cheese menu makes for a fun outing.

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Let's Talk About: Earth's past climate

Climate scientists use clues such as pollen and tree rings to figure out what Earth’s climate was like millions of years ago.

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It's summertime, when pickin' a food event to go to isn't easy

A roundup of some summer festival and dinners.

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Let's Learn From the Past: Robert Fulton

Inventor, engineer and Pennsylvania native Robert Fulton developed the first commercial steamboat to successfully navigate Western waters

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 This is the new "The Complete Guide to Making Mead" by Steve Piatz. Subtitled "The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine," it was just published this month by Voyageur Press. List prices is $24.99.

Ohio store offers the chance to get 'Mead Experience'

Vintage Estate’s class will let you taste meads and make braggot.

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 Cast-iron pans from "The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook" by Ellen Brown.

Food Feedback: Cast-iron on glass

Readers wonder: Can you use old-school pans on new-fangled stoves?

1 day ago


 Zucchini and Basil Soup.

What's for dinner: Zuppa di zucchine e basilico

Zucchini and basil combine in this delicious soup.

2 days ago


 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Constant questions, deadline breaking are annoying to co-workers

An office mate’s repetitive queries could be a red flag about her lack of understanding of the work.

3 days ago


 Rebecca Svetina and Casey, the 9-year-old family miniature schnauzer that made a big hit on YouTube.

Video of Murrysville dog fainting with love after reuniting with owner is Internet sensation

Rebecca Svetina’s schnauzer, Casey,has offered more than 20 million YouTube fans a look at loyalty and unconditional love.

3 days ago


 Clara "Nunny" Franceschini.

Century Club: Clara 'Nunny' Franceschini's secrets: Put others first and dress well

Clara “Nunny” Franceschini, famous for her Italian cooking, turns 100 in August and offers several heartwarming recipes for longevity.

3 days ago


Weekend conference to focus on greyhounds' wellness

Greyhound wellness and the day in the life of a racing dog are among topics at special Pittsburgh greyhound conference Aug. 2-3.

3 days ago


Illustrator James McMullan draws readers into 'Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood'

Mr. McMullan is best known as the illustrator of “I Stink,” the story of a garbage truck, but his newest work, a memoir, is quite different.

3 days ago


 Joseph Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich at their wedding. #SEENHavingFun

#SEENWedding: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Joe Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich exchange vows during a lavish local wedding.

4 days ago


 John Hardy men's beaded bracelet available at Orr's Jewelers.

Men embrace bracelets

Wrist wear for men is a trend that is armed and stylish.

4 days ago


Stylebook: Sidewalk sales aplenty across Pittsburgh

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Week seeks vendors, wearable art exhibit, FGI Pittsburgh to hold next meeting and more local fashion happenings.

4 days ago


 Shellie Hipsky.  #SEENBestGlam

Fabulous Forties event held at the Wyndham Grand

Guests jived back in time Saturday night at the Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala hosted by Shellie Hipsky.

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 Anita and Joe Moran with a great horned owl, Merlin.  #SEENChairs

Pittsburgh Zoo’s & PPG Aquarium’s 16th annual Summer Safari.

Summer Safari event plays host to more than 1,500 guests.

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Stargazing: Moon to pass celestial trio

Before the waxing moon completes one-quarter of its journey around Earth, it will pass Spica and Mars and be in position to pass Saturn.

4 days ago


 Rose Ann Milbert, a registered nurse who works in the neonatal unit of Magee-Womens Hospital, creates angel gowns, small dresses given to families of babies who died in the hospital.

Stylebook Snapshot: Bridal gowns repurposed into angel gowns

Rose Ann Milbert, a nurse at Magee-Womens Hospital, repurposes wedding dresses into angel gowns for families who‘‍ve lost a baby.

5 days ago


 National flag with the Osborne bull outside Plaza De Toros in Madrid.

Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

Madrid offers old Castilian architecture and traditions with a modern twist, enjoyed best with a side of paella and a pitcher of sangria.

5 days ago


 Google Pittsburgh Executive Chef Lee Keener oversees a vertical garden planted with greens and herbs used for meals at Elements Cafe.

Dine: Good eats at Google

The new cafe at Google is the best restaurant you‘‍ll never go to in Pittsburgh.

5 days ago


At Google, each floor is its own fantasyland

The Pittsburgh Google offices mix play and whimsy with work.

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 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

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 The Verdon River has cut a gorge more than a half-mile deep through limestone cliffs and is considered one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe.

Verdon Gorge, France's Grand Canyon, offers a spectacular hike

The Gorges du Verdon, near Provence, has outdoor challenges for all experience levels.

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Travel Notes: Southwest’s on-time performance nose-dives

On-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year,

5 days ago


 Bill and June Sheppard.

Couple transform Brentwood rental into spacious home fit for 2 pianos

To make room for two vintage pianos, a couple moved to Brentwood and restored an Arts & Crafts-style house.

6 days ago


 Bill Paxton holds a dried bunch of wild grapes during a search for wildflowers in April 2012.

Phipps Garden Center showcases botanic art

Naturalist Bill Paxton depicts not just the anatomy but a bit of the soul of plants in exhibition at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.

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Peter McKay: Too slow for the slow lane

Riding an old bike is a great way to stay in shape -- just don’t plan on making a fast escape.

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 Author Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery in Austin, Texas, shares her tricks of the trade in her new book "Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design" published by Storey Publishing.

That old furniture might just need a new outfit

Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery has created the ultimate DIY guide to making over your furniture.

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 Retail prices for orange juice have hit a fresh record. In the four weeks ending July 5, prices have averaged $6.42 a gallon. Ten years ago, that figure was $4.40 a gallon.

Expanding options put squeeze on OJ

It may be the end of an all-American, breakfast-eating, mimosa-drinking era. Orange juice is becoming passe, according to Nielsen data.

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Gardening Q&A: Poplar weevils merely a nuisance

Holes in sweetbay magnolia leaves are probably the work of yellow poplar weevils. The good news is that the damage is mostly cosmetic.

6 days ago


 This three-story colonial, built in 1860, is on the market for $149,000.

Buying Here: Shaler

Built in 1860, 500 Friday Street in Shaler offers a historic, colonial atmosphere.

6 days ago


 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

6 days ago


Home & Garden notes

Household chemicals collection set next Saturday in Plum, Manchester House + Garden Tour on Aug. 3, Downtown walking tour Wednesday.

6 days ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Exploring this year's 'Trail of the Year'

There are some rough spots and a lack of local knowledge, but the Redbank Valley Trails have a chance to be real gems.

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Local upholstery sources

Studios, fabrics, supplies and classes in upholstery

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D'Imperio's to close Aug. 2

After 37 years, D’Imperio’s Restaurant in Wilkins will close next weekend.

1 week ago


 The menu board at the newly remodeled Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District.

Restaurant review: Penn Avenue Fish Company offers stellar seafood and knowledgeable service

With double the space and a new dining room, Penn Ave. Fish Co. in the Strip District is a fresh catch.

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 The 'Bees Knees' appetizer of warm brie topped with a bacon and shallot jam, served with toasted baguette and paired with a pint of the 'Horse Shu' Gose-style beer at ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales and Food in Zelienople.

Munch goes to ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales & Food

Zelienople brewpub offers good beer and food with a side of neighborhood love.

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 Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza

A really hot trend: Pizza on the grill

Grilled pizza continues to grow in popularity with home cooks as they realize how easy it is  to make pies on a gas or charcoal grill.

1 week ago




 Assorted smoothies during a test at Arlene Burnett's house.

Smoothie-making was anything but smooth

Eight grandkids plus seven smoothies equals a big mess -- and great memories.

1 week ago


 Shauna  Kearns, 25, a  student in Chatham University's food studies program, chops wood at the Braddock community brick oven to feed the fire for her sourdough bread.

Bringing people together with brick-oven-baked bread

Wielding flour and an ax, Chatham food-studies student helps build a new community oven in Braddock.

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