Citrus tart.

Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.

1 day ago

 The bar in the new pub which is being opened in the old Homestead municipal building by Meadville's Voodoo Brewery.

Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Anthony Zallo of the Bigelow Grille, who will be representing the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Taste of the NFL event on the eve of Super Bowl.

Pittsburgh chef serves elk at Taste of the NFL fundraiser

On Saturday, Chef Anthony Zallo will mark his seventh consecutive appearance at Taste of the NFL, a food-and-wine event for football fans.

1 day ago

 Caldwell Linker, left, and Alix Wiggins at the recent American Cheese Society Conference in Sacramento, which they attended on a scholarship from Slow Food Pittsburgh.

The Food Column: Unboring cheese boards

Two local cheesemongers will serve their wares with accoutrements and drinks.

1 day ago

 The "Pulled Pork Sundae" -- mashed potatoes, pulled pork, red onion crisps and barbecue sauce -- at Heirloom in Beaver, Pa.

Munch goes to Heirloom

Beaver gem promises fresh and local and doesn't disappoint with a gourmet but accessible menu.

1 day ago

 Kimchi  at Nak Won Garden.

On the Table: Nak Won Garden offers classic Korean as well as challenging dishes

Open since November in the Friendship neighborhood, Nak Won Garden shows promise.

1 day ago

Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Beware when ordering magazines from services

Consumer Reports also urges subscribers to read fine print on magazine subscription offers.

1 day ago

 Ava Shazer, 7 of Collier, runs her feet along a "slip nott" to make her shoes stickier before heading back on the basketball court Jan. 22 at the Collier Community Center. The $5 million recreation center was open Jan. 22 for a youth basketball program and an aerobics class and will officially open Feb. 2.

Collier set to open community center

The $5 million center, which will open Monday, has been built on what was once a military Nike site.

1 day ago

'Give a Thread' aiming for Guinness world record

Organizers of a clothing drive at the University of Pittsburgh hope to collect 150,000 pieces in an effort to set a world record.

1 day ago

 Jake Voelker poses for a picture at Voodoo Homestead.

Craft-beer destinations in Homestead, Bethel Park open Saturday

Public can visit Voodoo Homestead and Spoonwood Brewing Co. in Bethel Park.

2 days ago

 Tangerine Chicken.

What's for dinner: Tangerine Bangkok Chicken

Tangerines help brighten an Asian-style stir-fry that’s quick to get on the table

2 days ago

 This alert young buck was spotted at Snyder’s Point in Riverview Park.

Let's talk about parks: Deer in winter

One example of an animal well-suited to the cold is the prolific white-tailed deer.

3 days ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Teach teen to be defensive driver

Daughter’s car accident should be used to teach her valuable lessons about driving safely.

3 days ago

 Henry Fiedler, Prince Charming, dances with Cinderella, Mackenzie Haney.

The 89th annual Cinderella Ball held at the Omni William Penn

Natalie Bencivenga’s SEEN: The Cinderella Ball at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom was a flurry of excitement (and puffy white dresses).

4 days ago

 A standard room in the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

Hotel Monaco comes with a colorful twist and a unique design

Downtown’s newest hotel, Hotel Monaco, ties together birds, Pittsburgh and the building’s history.

4 days ago

Stylebook: Pittsburghers recognized for making strides in style

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame seeks nominees, a new look for a local boutique, meet a bridal designer at Glitter & Grit and more.

4 days ago

 Dawn Keezer, Rich Fitzgerald, Matthew and Jessica Rhenish and Russ Streiner.

Pittsburgh Film Office hosts pre-Oscars celebration

Lots of fun was to be had at J. Verno in the South Side where the Pittsburgh Film Office held its annual pre-Oscars celebration.

4 days ago

 Gladys Bettis with her son Jerome Bettis. #SEENInspiring

Triple Indulgence event raises funds for breast cancer

Jerome Bettis hosted the first Triple Indulgence event at the Rivers Casino on the North Shore in support of his mother, Gladys.

4 days ago

 From left, hotel manager Rob Mallinger, Kimpton Hotels CEO Mike DeFrino and sales director Susan Randolph toast the opening of the company's Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

#SEEN: Hotel Monaco dedication in Downtown Pittsburgh

Hotel Monaco, Downtown, is up and running and soon to be a favorite new hot spot for the chic and fabulous of Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

Stargazing: Bright celestial bookends

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, can be seen simultaneously on opposite sides of the sky after sunset this week.

4 days ago

 Keelah Rooke, 8, tries on the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday crown she made during  the Martin Luther King Jr birthday celebration in the Mattress Factory.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day birthday bash

The Mattress Factory celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with a kid-friendly party.

4 days ago

Kitchen fire breaks out in Atria's in Murrysville

The restaurant was closed at the time the fire started and no one was inside.

4 days ago

City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

4 days ago

 The pizza margherita at Il Pizzaiolo in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon is $15.

Dine: For $40, what do you get in Pittsburgh vs. New York City

From pizza to chicken to cured meats to burgers, here’s a look at what $40 or less can feed you in Pittsburgh eateries versus the Big Apple.

5 days ago

 At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

5 days ago

 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

5 days ago

 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

5 days ago

 The interface of the StyleIt app, which makes outfit suggestions by populating picks from more than 450 retailers.

App by Carnegie Mellon grad takes guesswork out of getting dressed

Stumped about what to wear? Don’t know how to freshen up the fashions in your closet? Now there’s an app for that.

5 days ago

 Visitors can pose for photos with Lawrence Welk at the Welk Museum in Escondido, Calif.

Lawrence Welk resort in California is 'wunnerful'

The site celebrating the Champagne musicmaker features two golf courses, shopping, dining, a fishing pond and the Lawrence Walk Museum.

5 days ago

 A couple walk near the Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Ore., and the state of Washington. One scene from “Wild,” starring Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, features the bridge.

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

The movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-seller “Wild” has had a big effect on inquiries about the path the author hiked.

5 days ago

Cruise line to offer $5,000-a-night suite

One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in spa.

5 days ago

Travel notes: Business travel spending is up 6.7 percent, according to study

The total number of business trips taken went up only 1.4 percent in 2014, meaning the spending growth is toward more expensive trips.

5 days ago

 Donna Zang moves a pallet in her garage workshop in Pleasant Hills.

Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.

6 days ago

 Using the correct amount of detergent will help control mold in front-loading washers.

New technology requires a whole new clean

Too much detergent can cause mold buildup and other things you never knew about front-loading washers. Dryer tips, too.

6 days ago

 Donna Smallin, author of "Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness," says: “When you make space in your life, you are refreshing your life and allowing yourself room to grow and express yourself instead of wasting so much energy, taking care of things."

She found ultimate way to unclutter and enjoy life

She found the ultimate way to unclutter her life — live in an RV.

6 days ago

Peter McKay: Objects of our affection

Before he and his wife end up on “Hoarders,” Peter McKay says it’s time to get rid of all of this stuff — but only if it’s hers.

6 days ago

Composting workshops on agenda

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has scheduled several backyard composting and vermicomposting workshops.

6 days ago

 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

6 days ago

 This three-bedroom Colonial in Leet is on the market for $139,000.

Buying Here: Leet

A Dutch Colonial-style house in Leet boasts big rooms and lots of original woodwork, but it also needs work.

6 days ago

 Of some 438 restaurant employees surveyed, 6 percent admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

Study tracks wait staff reaction to difficult customers

In the recent academic study “The Waiter Spit in My Soup!” 6 percent of restaurant workers admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

1 week ago

 Xia, a three-year-old red panda, takes treats from vet Alicia Hahn while she inspect Xia's hair growth.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

1 week ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 54 years now kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

Nancy Hanst has kept a food diary since 1962

Fifty-three spiral notebooks hold everything she and her husband, Jim, have cooked and eaten since shortly after her marriage.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Juice Company’s Witch’s Brew with some of its raw ingredients — cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, apple, lemon and ginger. The concoction was inspired by the movie “The Last Witch Hunter,” whose cast and crew enjoyed it while they were filming in Pittsburgh.

On the Table: From start to finish, 10 dishes that will please a vegetarian

You can find veg-friendly food in Pittsburgh even in January that's surprisingly satisfying. Check out these drinks, dishes and desserts.

1 week ago

 The logo for Spoonwood Brewing Co., opening at the end of January 2015 in Bethel Park.

Beer: Spoonwood Brewing set to bloom in Bethel Park

Several more brewpubs on the way as the foam continues to rise in the region.

1 week ago

 Let's Move Pittsburgh has just launched its own "Green Light Foods" app.

The Food Column: Phipps serves up a tasty and healthful app

Phipps comes up with app for comparing nutritional information on products at the grocery store.

1 week ago

 GBBO 5 Final

Competitive British baking show gives ‘Downton Abbey’ fans reason to tune in early

In March, one of these home bakers will be named the best.

1 week ago

'Grist from the Mill': One-woman storytelling show in Braddock puts new twist on dinner theater

Dog and Pony Show Theatricals makes the meal part of the performance, backed by the chef behind the forthcoming Superior Motors restaurant.

1 week ago

 Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce.

One Good Recipe: Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce

This dish is quick to make (about 20 minutes total) and tasty.

1 week ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 51 years kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

One memorable meal

Freelancer Nancy Hanst remembers a meal with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt.

1 week ago

 Aiden Ozbey, center, 5, of Collier Township, tries to shield the ball from other players while playing a game in the new hockey rink at the Settlers Cabin Park in Oakdale on Jan. 17.

New dek hockey rink opens at Settlers Cabin Park

The rink is part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Project Power Play initiative.

1 week ago


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