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 The ceiling at Senyai in Shadyside is inspired by the vaulted geometry of ancient Thai architecture.

Thai restaurant Senyai opens in Shadyside

The tiny restaurant features some unusual dishes in an attractive space.

1 day ago


 A  hamburger and fries prepared by Chef Fiore Moletz inside Burgh'ers in Lawrenceville.

Burgh'ers offers a bite of Shadyside, Fox Chapel, Bloomfield

A new Lawrenceville restaurant features burgers named after Pittsburgh neighborhoods and communities.

1 day ago


 Becca Hegarty

Hegarty out, DiMarco in as Cafe Carnegie chef de cuisine

Ms. Hegarty will head the Bitter Ends Garden Project, an urban farm focusing on open-pollinated heirloom vegetables.

1 day ago


 The ropa vielo arepas with a side of black beans at The Colombian Spot, on the South Side.

Munch goes to The Colombian Spot

The city’s only — if not first — purveyor of Colombian cuisine delivers delicious South American dishes.

3 days ago


 Block 292 will serve roast beef with sugar snap peas, roasted carrots and a wedge of bread pudding at its first Sunday Roast.

Have a Sunday Roast, the Pittsburgh way, at Block 292

The supper will feature roast beef, plenty of vegetables, savory bread pudding and beef dressing.

2 days ago


 Becca Hegarty, chef de cuisine at The Cafe Carnegie, is one of 60 finalists in Zagat's 2017 "30 Under 30 National" program. She also was a 2017 semifinalist for a James Beard Award.

Pittsburgh chef named semifinalist in Zagat "30 Under 30" program

Becca Hegarty is the chef de cuisine at The Cafe Carnegie in the Carnegie Museum of Art.

4 days ago


 Clockwise from left, Smelly crispy bean curd, Green tea with mango milk and tapioca, Kimchi hot pot with vegetable and bean curd, Steamed mini soup pork buns, Scallion pancake with beef and Squid with Basil in Casserole by Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill serves authenticity, consistency

The small Taiwanese restaurant sits in the space of a former laundromat near a busy corner in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


 Cobblehaus Brewing Co. in Coraopolis will hold its grand opening on Friday, April 14.

Cobblehaus Brewing Co. opens Friday in Coraopolis

The region gets it next brewery Friday as Cobblehaus Brewing Co. holds its grand opening on the main drag of Fifth Avenue in Coraopolis.

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 A massive mango margarita at Tequila Cowboy, North Shore.

Munch goes to Tequila Cowboy

What you see is what you get at North Shore party spot.

1 week ago


Little Bites: 4.13.17

Thai new year, Polish Dyngus Day and Italian food and wine.

1 week ago


 Mario Batali arrived at the Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson in his signature outfit: a black vest over a shirt with rolled-up sleeves, Bermuda shorts, blue socks and orange Crocs.

For Mario Batali, good food and loud music lead to a curated experience

The chef/restaurateur/cookbook author says old recipes excite him, and so do simple and elaborate ones.

1 week ago


 Chef Chad Rapp of Market Street Grocery is one of three caterers cooking for "La Vie en Vert," this year's capstone event for the Pittsburgh Earth Day Festivities.

Celebrate Earth Day in Pittsburgh with high-end dinner, pub crawl

La Vie en Vert will feature local and sustainable foods, and the pub crawl will stop at seven Downtown bars.

1 week ago


 Turner Dairy Farms was founded in 1930.

Food Column: Give a toast to home brewers and vintage cocktails

North Hills Brewfest and Cocktails & Camaraderie will be held this weekend.

1 week ago


 Executive chef Hoa Le (right) jokes with judges during a "cook off" at Smallman Galley in the Strip District on March 13, 2017. Le was one of eight candidates auditioning for one of four openings at the restaurant incubator.

Smallman Galley announces its new class of chefs

This will be the second class of four chefs to work at the Strip District incubator starting in late May.

1 week ago


Little Bites: Restaurant news

News on Bar Marco, Ace Hotel, Della Terra and more

2 weeks ago


 A platter of pierogies at Mindful Brewing in Castle Shannon.

Munch goes to Southern Tier and Mindful Brewing

Cool settings and great suds make new breweries worth a stop, even if the food is uneven

2 weeks ago


 A dish of the various  hand-made empanadas at the Caribbean-themed Pirata restaurant Downtown.

A half-moon taste of the Caribbean on National Empanada Day

Pirata celebrates the versatile empanada on April 8.

2 weeks ago


Krispy Kreme owner snaps up Panera Bread for more than $7 billion

Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. , owner of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Peet’s Coffee.

2 weeks ago


 Chef Mario Batali will be in town on April 8.

Food Column: Easter celebrations, visit by Batali on tap

Feasts, egg sale and a book signing by famed chef/author are scheduled for this week.

2 weeks ago


 The Easter brunch spread at the National Aviary, North Side.

Dining-out options for Team Ham and Team Lamb on Easter Sunday

Restaurants are pulling out all the stops for a holiday feast that will please both camps.

2 weeks ago


 A group enjoys brunch at Smallman Galley, the restaurant incubator/food hall in the Strip District.

Smallman Galley to open second location on North Side

The popular Strip District food hall and restaurant incubator will open a second location later this year in the Nova Place development.

2 weeks ago


 Long John Silver's

Long John Silver's hit with consumer alert

A roof leak prompted the warning at the Carnegie fast food restaurant.

2 weeks ago


 Some of the “consent coasters” created by the nonprofit Voices of Hope.

Coasters for Consent: Restaurants team up to explain bystander awareness

Kristine Irwin, a rape survivor, started campaign to provide restaurants with coasters to educate patrons about sexual assault and consent.

3 weeks ago


 Jazmyne Jones waits for orders at the window of Michael Bregman's Bull Dawg's truck in Homestead.

Where are they now? Former Pittsburgh Public Market vendors land on their feet

A year after closing, nearly all prepared food vendors at the Pittsburgh Public Market now have fledgling ventures citywide.

3 weeks ago


 Bottles of Wigle wheat whiskey and rye whiskey sit on a shelf.

Little Bites: Wigle Whiskey raises a glass to 5 years

Festa di Pasta at Casbah; new South Side spots; Churchview Farms happy hours and a new head chef at Scratch.

3 weeks ago


 Nick Miller of the Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood holds a punch card featuring President Donald Trump and nine other conservative politicians and media icons. The card has caused a mini-furor with the shop receiving a deluge of phone calls and online comments, both of disparagement and support from around the country.

Pittsburgh coffee shop bombarded with backlash after controversy over political punch card

“We are definitely not advocating violence,” Black Forge co-owner Nick Miller said. “This is purely political satire statement.”

3 weeks ago


 Ariel Scalise creates a cocktail at Tender Bar in Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville's Tender Bar to close in April

The upscale Lawrenceville cocktail bar will close on April 22.

3 weeks ago


 A selection of appetizers at Calabria's in Castle Shannon.

Calabria's restaurant celebrates 25 years in South Hills

Churches and loyal customers helped the Calabria family through perpetual road closures that hindered access to the restaurant for years.

3 weeks ago


 Buttermilk pancakes will be available at the 40th annual Maple Syrup Festival using maple syrup produced in Pennsylvania.

Food Column: Eat, drink and dance at block party and festivals

Block party at Market Square, maple syrup festival, and Latin American & Caribbean Festival are on tap this week.

3 weeks ago


 New signs, like the one at this Kings Family Restaurant in was part of a TV and marketing campaign the company launched in 2014.

Kings closes 5 Pittsburgh-area restaurants; revamp planned

Signs were posted Sunday at the company’s restaurants in Wexford, Bridgeville, Imperial, Harmarville, and Altoona.

3 weeks ago


 Chef Jerome Grant is the executive chef of Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History.

Chef at Museum of African American History and Culture dishes up history

Under the direction of a chef with Pittsburgh ties, Sweet Home Cafe in Washington, D.C., highlights diversity of food in the U.S.

4 weeks ago


 Chef Michele Savoia stands in front of the bar at Dish Osteria and Bar on South 17th Street in the South Side in 2014.

Dish Osteria closing as owners look toward 'next chapter'

The popular South Side restaurant will close its doors on April 22 after 17 years in business.

3 weeks ago


 Tamarind restaurant in Bellevue.

Bellevue's Thai Tamarind is for beginners and seasoned Thai foodies

Curries and noodles capture the delightful essence and aroma of Thai flavors at neighborhood restaurant.

1 month ago


 Owner Fabien Moreau works on a batch of croissants.

La Gourmandine's third location gives Hazelwood an authentic French bakery

The popular pastry shop that started in Lawrenceville will now have four times the production space with the new location.

1 month ago


Rose Tea Cafe Express hit with another consumer alert

It was the second time in 15 months that an alert was posted at the Oakland eatery.

1 month ago


 The bar area at the newly opened Talia Cucina & Rosticceria in the old Alcoa Building, Downtown.

First Bite: Talia Cucina & Rosticceria in Downtown

New Downtown Pittsburgh spot offers Italian with fun and flair.

1 month ago


 A young visitor to last year's Farm to Table Conference walks past a display table in the exhibitor hall.

Food Column: Farm to Table Conference digs into food, cultural roots

Event will feature sampling of foods, beer and spirits, demos and speakers at the convention center Downtown.

1 month ago


 People wait in line during lunch hour at Conflict Kitchen in Oakland on Friday.

Conflict Kitchen closing Schenley Plaza eatery, but continuing mission

Controversial Oakland restaurant of many flavors may not be finished starting dialogue, arguments and “spaces for empathy and action.”

1 month ago


 Chef Jesse Barlass, with help from Marisa Cantelli, makes final preparations during a cook off at Smallman Galley in the Strip District on Monday. Mr. Barlass was one of eight candidates auditioning for one of four openings at the restaurant incubator.

Smallman Galley holds final audition for its new class of chefs

Strip District’s Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh has its final audition for its new class of chefs in this restaurant incubator.

1 month ago


 Lamp Theatre in Irwin, PA.

Lamp Theatre in Irwin to expand using part of Ritter's Diner

A piece of Pittsburgh’s restaurant history will soon join a piece of theater history in Westmoreland County.

1 month ago


 Tony Giaramita, owner of Pizza Taglio in East Liberty, who was formerly an attorney before undertaking his new career.

Pizza makers find true calling in the dough

Several local men give up other careers to become pizza shop owners.

1 month ago


 Conflict Kitchen's last day in Schenley Plaza will be May 31.

Conflict Kitchen to close Oakland location

The restaurant described the closure of its brick-and-mortar shop as “a new phase in the life of the project.”

1 month ago


 Klavon's Shamrock milkshake is made with mint-chocolate ice cream.

Ice cream scoop: Celebrate spring with free ices, milkshakes and cones

Klavon’s will offer free milkshakes on St. Patrick’s Day. Dairy Queen and Rita’s will hand out frozen treats on Monday.

1 month ago


 Tim Hower is the proprietor and director of Two Hands Wines in Marananga, South Australia.

Food Column: Celebrate spring with candy crafts, beer dinner

The week also will feature “breakfast and a movie,” and a spaghetti dinner for charity.

1 month ago


 The bar area at Condado Taqueria bursts with a colorful Day of the Dead look.

Condado Taqueria offers free tacos on opening day in Pittsburgh

The Ohio-based chain offers a long list of tacos and alcoholic beverages.

1 month ago


 Matt Nee and his wife Lauren with son Dexter at their 2016 St. Patrick's Parade Day Party at Buford's, Uptown.

Annual St. Patrick's Parade Day blowout raises money for scholarships

Buford’s Kitchen will be the site of this Saturday’s party.

1 month ago


 On March 10, Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House in Hempfield will be pouring craft boilermakers pairing Full Pint Brewing beers with Wigle spirits.

Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House event serves up boilermakers

Event at Hempfield’s Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House pairs Full Pint craft beers with Wigle craft spirits, and not just whiskey.

1 month ago


 Anthony Badamo slides his Sicilian pizza into the oven at his shop in Mt. Lebanon shop in this 2014 photo. He'll open a second location on the North Side later this year.

Little Bites: 3.9.16

Openings, Lenten specials and special menu dinners.

1 month ago


 Cart/Horse Distilling will open March 18 in Edinboro, Erie County.

Luminary Distilling opens Saturday near Erie

High school math teacher is starting out with Gem City Vodka, plus apple pie moonshine and limoncello at Summit Township distillery.

1 month ago


 James Beard Foundation Cherfs Boot Camp for Policy and Change brings together chefs from across the country to study the important issues and challenges facing the food industry.

Local chefs participate in James Beard Foundation food waste reduction workshop

Kevin Sousa and Justin Severino will be among 15 chefs from around the country at the boot camp in Georgia.

1 month ago


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