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 A view of the Mansions on Fifth Hotel in Shadyside.

Mansions on Fifth reopens with new menu, furnishings

June 28 is the grand reopening of the 22-room hotel in Shadyside that was purchased by the Priory Hospitality Group last year.

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 An interior view looking out to Seventh Street from one of the bars at Social House 7, Downtown.

Munch goes to Social House 7

A gorgeous space with hit-or-miss food at Asian-themed Downtown hotspot

2 days ago

 Logo for Missing Links Brewery.

Beer: Butler Downtown Beerfest brings together area breweries, including a forthcoming one

Two guys offer tastes of Missing Links Brewery that they hope to open by this fall near the Butler Farm Market in Connoquenessing Township.

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 A CoreLife Eatery grain bowl

CoreLife Eatery to open at The Block Northway

Fast-casual chain’s first local outlet will serve green bowls, grain bowls (including tuna poke) and broth bowls in remodeled Ross mall.

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 Luther,4, is the pet miniature donkey of Destiny Hill Farm owners Nancy and Jim Cameron. “He never misses an event at the farm and crawls under the fence to meet guests. He is our rock star,” the Camerons said.

Field to Vase Dinner to be served at Washington, Pa., farm

Destiny Hill Farm is hosting a four-course dinner for $175 against a backdrop of lavender fields.

3 days ago

 The inaugural Stip Search 2017: Sammich Showdown is a food festival in search of Pittsburgh's best sandwiches.

Sammich Showdown seeks best sandwich in Pittsburgh

Restaurants and food trucks will compete on Saturday in the Strip District.

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 Pork tamale comes with sides of yellow rice and refried beans.

Mesa replaces Conflict Kitchen in Oakland

The takeout restaurant, which opened Monday, offers staples from New Mexico.

4 days ago

 Bartender Lou DiDonato with a bottle of Sweet Lou's Brosé made by Pittsburgh Winery.

Rosé has its day, the longest one of the year

Previously maligned pink wines enjoying their moment in the sun, and it just might last all summer long.

4 days ago

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Palate & pun

A parody on some new dining concepts for Pittsburgh’s too-hip foodie scene.

6 days ago

 The inside of the Union Trust Building on Grant Street, Downtown.

Freshii, a healthy fast-food chain, will open doors in Pittsburgh

The Toronto franchise is expected to open this fall at the Union Trust Building on Grant Street.

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 Salt-baked carrots over coriander yogurt, rubbed with "everything" spice and topped with ribbons of pickled carrot by chef Ryan Peters of Brunoise at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

First bite: Smallman Galley’s new class

The second group of chefs at the Strip District restaurant incubator lives up to the high standard set by the inaugural class.

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 Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette Left: Nick Ambeliotis, owner of Mediterra Bakehouse. Right: Ron Molinaro, executive chef and owner of Il Pizzaiolo.

Pittsburgh dads who really know their dough

Il Pizzaiolo’s Ron Molinaro and Nick Ambeliotis of Mediterra Bakehouse set the standard for Neapolitan-style pizza and artisan bread.

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 Ron Molinaro, executive chef and owner of Il Pizzaiolo in Glenshaw, prepares a high-quality, Neapolitan-style pizza in his restaurant.

Ron Molinaro: Pittsburgh's father of Neapolitan pizza

Ever since he opened Il Pizzaiolo in 1996, he has raised the bar on hand-tossed pies.

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 Nick Ambeliotis, owner of Mediterra Bakehouse in Robinson.

Nick Ambeliotis: Pittsburgh's meister of artisan bread

The owner of Mediterra Bakehouse uses techniques that he learned from bakers around the world.

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 Donnie Amman, left, chef de cuisine at Emporio, watches "Ginormous Food" host Josh Denny cut  into The Six Pack, a ciabatta sandwich packed with six huge meatballs.

Pittsburgh’s biggest eats to air on ‘Ginormous Food’

Food Network will air Emporio’s meatball sandwich, Primanti’s Triple Pitts-Burger and Bakn’s 20-inch pancake on June 16.

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 Hop Farm Brewing Co. in Lawrenceville is hosting a five-course beer-pairing dinner for Father's Day.

Food Column: Toast to Dad at beer dinner or whiskey distillery or Irish pub

Hop Farm Brewing Co., Wigle Whiskey and Claddagh Irish Pub are featuring events for Father’s Day.

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 Long John Silvers will offer free deep-fried Twinkies to customers on June 21 to celebrate the first day of summer.

Long John Silver's to offer free fried Twinkies

On June 21, participating Pittsburgh locations are offering a free vanilla cream-filled sponge cake that is battered and dunked in oil.

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 Zack Shell of Point Breeze talks as he prepares for a soft opening at his new restaurant, Baby Loves Tacos.

Life's work leads to new Bloomfield taco shop

Pittsburgh-native boomerangs back from Philadelphia with taco expertise in new Bloomfield shop.

2 weeks ago

 Kevin Sousa's new restaurant, Superior Motors, is nearing completion with a planned opening for the second week in July.

Superior Motors revs its engine for opening on July 12

Three years in the making, Kevin Sousa’s highly anticipated restaurant in Braddock is finally set to open.

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 Collin Higgins, 22, of Green Tree, plays with his dog Casper, a 5-month-old Jindo, at Pups Pints and Pizza at Bado’s.

Pups, pizza and pints at Bado's in Mt. Lebanon

Pups Pints and Pizza was the idea of Geena Badolato Nearhoof, who helps run Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House.

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 The patio at The Porch at Siena in Upper St. Clair overlooks a mound of green.

Porch at Siena to open in Upper St. Clair

The Eat’n Park restaurant’s menu will be similar to the one at The Porch at Schenley.

2 weeks ago

 A plate of smoked wings with a chili rub at City Works Eatery and Pourhouse in PPG Place.

Munch goes to City Works Eatery & Pour House

Giant new Downtown sports bar is a crowd-pleaser with room for improvement

2 weeks ago

 Logo for the forthcoming Leaning Cask Brewing Co. in Springdale.

Leaning Cask Brewing Co. opening Friday in Springdale

Couple’s storefront tasting room aims to replicate a British pub experience and it’s dog-friendly, too, right down to the ale names.

2 weeks ago

Bloomfield restaurant hit with consumer alert; Etna food truck ordered to close

The health department said both facilities had multiple food safety violations.

2 weeks ago

 Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes at Gluten Free Goat Bakery in Garfield.

Goat Bakery offers gluten-free treats in Garfield

It sells vegan cheesecakes, muffins and cupcakes; grain-free brownies and cookies; and flourless cakes.

2 weeks ago

 Kristina Clark picks up her bowl of chili from Trevon Kendrick at the Revival Chili food truck.

Food truck serves up a helping of opportunity with a side of chili

Pittsburgh’s Revival Chili food truck hires ex-cons to give them a skill and help them to eventually start their own food operation.

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 Philip Lehman of Swiss Villa, a Southeastern Pennsylvania dairy, displays a jug of his milk at East End Food Co-op in Point Breeze. Mr. Lehman will appear at a milk-tasting event organized by East End Food Co-op and Slow Food Pittsburgh.

Putting cow, goat, sheep and camel milk to the test

The dairy-related tasting event will be held in Legume on Saturday.

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 The wine wall at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has domestic and international bottles.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill opens in Cranberry

Some of its signature features are the two wine walls, “waterfall” bar and wood-fire grilled meats and seafood.

2 weeks ago

 Filet mignon sliders served with carmelized onions and horseradish cream on a pretzel roll at City Works in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Places to eat, drink and root for the Penguins

Restaurants are offering deals on beer and food, and screening the Stanley Cup games on multiple screens,

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh bartenders will celebrate La Dolce Vita with Negroni Week, Monday through June 11, featuring the iconic Italian cocktail, like the one made at Vallozzi's Pittsburgh.

Little Bites: Acorn to sprout on Walnut Street

Chicago-chef-turned-Pittsburgh-transplant Scott Walton will open a new concept in the former home of Thai Place in Shadyside.

3 weeks ago

 A Barbacoa (steamed and shredded beef) taco by La Palapa, Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side.

Taco Trails: 12 top taco places in Pittsburgh

Here are a dozen places to visit in Downtown/Strip District, East End, South Side and South Hills for the best tacos in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 A pair of sushi doughnuts, available at Mount Everest Sushi in Oakland.

Munch goes to Mount Everest Sushi

Sushi donuts and sushi tacos on the menu at fast casual Oakland spot.

1 month ago

 Colin Smith, director of operations at Needle & Pin.

Needle & Pin opens with a British-Indian menu and 80 gins

New Dormont pub, from the owners of Winghart’s, opens in Washington Road space that used to be Franco’s Trattoria and Otto’s Hofbrau Haus.

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  The pork shoulder entree at at Jabo's Smoque House and Saloon in Bloomfield.

No grill for Memorial Day? Get takeout BBQ

Takeout barbecue — with even a vegan option — for your picnic.

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 The Kobe Beef Burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

Feeding Pittsburgh's love for (free) burgers

Food-delivery service Postmates offering free burgers on National Hamburger Day on Sunday.

1 month ago

Consumer alert posted at Emiliano's

The health alert at the Richland restaurant was removed after the problems were fixed.

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 At Bruster's Ice Cream in Ross, co-owner Carolyn Cimato holds an ice cream treat while customers order at the windows.The store opened June 3 and is the newest store for the 10 year old chain that has 35 stores in seven states. shot  6/10/99  Original Filename: mendelsohn bus brusters c.jpg  company spotlight

Bruster's will open five new franchises in Phoenix area

The Beaver County-based ice cream chain has signed development agreements for seven new markets in the West and Southwest.

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 The pancetta and spring onion pizza at Dal Forno in North Huntington.

Munch goes to Dal Forno

This pizza is worth the drive on Route 30.

1 month ago

 Diners enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio at Cafe du Jour on the South Side.

Little Bites: Restaurant news & notes for 5.18.17

Cafe du Jour brings back lunch; North Side Sandwich Week begins; Huszar’s bacon roast and Kayafest return.

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 The interior of Dugout Deli in Mount Washington features a mural of Pittsburgh baseball hall of fame players.

Dugout Deli hits a homer with memories of Maz, Bucs, baseball

The tiny eatery in Mount Washington pays tribute to the Pirates and big sandwiches.

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 Steve and Alexia Krum on the grand opening day of their shop, Krum's Creamery, in Elizabeth Township in March.

Penn State alums sell Creamery ice cream in Elizabeth Township

Krum’s Creamery, owned by Steve and Alexia Krum, carries 14 regular flavors and two new seasonal ones each week.

1 month ago

 Richard DeShantz, photographed at one of his restaurants, Meat & Potatoes, in the Cultural District.

Raw fish and gin to be focus of new DeShantz Downtown restaurant

Gi-Jin will be the restaurateur's fifth spot in the Cultural District

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 Cure chef and proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Restaurant saddled with warning after serving horsemeat

Cure in Lawrenceville was inspected and issued an official warning by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service last week.

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 Quenelle Lyonnaise, a white fish dumpling with lobster sauce, haricots verts and wild rice pilaf, sits next to a Lumieres, a cocktail made with Beefeater gin, St. Elder, lime and OJ bitters.

Le Lyonnais feels familiar, yet completely new

The new Downtown French restaurant by the Big Y Group replaces Sonoma Grille and features comfort foods at affordable prices.

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 BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos with black beans and pico de gallo at the 1788 Pub inside Whole Foods Market South Hills in Upper St. Clair.

Munch goes to the 1788 Pub and the Wexford Pub at Whole Foods

A new Upper St. Clair supermarket offers sit-down “surf-and-turf” dining with two dozen draft beers, wines by the glass and cocktails.

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 Cure chef/proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Critics say 'neigh' to horsemeat at Lawrenceville restaurant

Cure offers horse tartare on a special dinner menu and gets backlash and outrage from animal advocates

1 month ago

 From left, Jessica George, executive sous chef at Legume in Oakland; Lily Tran, executive chef at Soba in Shadyside; Csilla Thackray, executive chef at The Vandal in Lawrenceville; and Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Mum's the word for Pittsburgh chefs

Jessica George, Lily Tran, Csilla Thackray and Bethany Zozula are thankful to their mothers for helping them become who they are.

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 Spak Brothers in Garfield is featuring a Mama Mia pizza, which is topped with fennel sausage, arugula, caramelized onion, aged gouda and butter sauce.

Looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Think food

Don’t toil to make it; instead buy some chocolates or a pizza that has mom’s name written all over it.

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 Legume in Oakland will celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.

Legume to mark 10th year with tacos, sundaes, 17 short films

Chef and owner Trevett Hooper is not looking to make big reinventions in the future.

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 Spanakopita will be among the classic Greek treats available at the Annunciation Greek Church's food festival.

Food Column: Treat mom to a Victorian tea or 'Yappy Hour'

Opt for an elegant tea in Manchester or drinks and time with the pooch at Wigle’s barrelhouse.

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