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 The fried chicken dinner at Carmi in its new location on the South Side.

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Visits to Burgh’ers, Pirata and the new Carmi.

about 15 hours ago

 Neil Blazin from Driftwood Oven tosses dough during the Polish Hill Arts Festival in 2016.

With abbreviated hours, Driftwood Oven has soft-opened in Lawrenceville

Expect naturally leavened pizza and eventually sandwiches, calzones and more at the brick-and-mortar location.

about 15 hours ago

 Dry-fried green beans

Let's eat: Dry-fried green beans

While you wait for spring’s lettuces and asparagus to arrive, green beans will feed your desire for something green.

2 days ago

 Baked goods are now available at La Gourmandine Downtown at 308 Forbes Ave. The 15-seat cafe is open weekdays only.

La Gourmandine has opened in Downtown Pittsburgh. Bon appetit!

It’s the bakery’s fourth outpost in Pittsburgh. It’s in the former Penn Ave. Fish Co. spot on Forbes Avenue.

3 days ago

 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel is a contender for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic for this year's James Beard awards.

These are Pittsburgh's James Beard chef and restaurateur semifinalists for 2018

The city’s restaurants land many nods this year.

4 days ago

 The central open bar at The Lot at Edgewater serves 500 bottles of scotch, whiskey and bourbon.

A diner-steakhouse, The Lot at Edgewater, opens in Oakmont

The new 140-seat restaurant also bills itself as a drinkery and cigar bar.

4 days ago

 Chocolate maker George Cadbury.

The world owes its sinful Valentine’s Day chocolates to the prudish, self-denying Cadburys

Richard and George Cadbury, who made Valentine’s Day sweet and rich, grew up in a home described as “ascetic, disciplined, and severe.”

5 days ago

 Guests enjoy food from Bigham's Tavern at the 2015 History Uncorked event at the Heinz History Center.

Uncork history with food and drinks and join in a fermented food contest

History Uncorked will be held at the Heinz History Center and a Fermentation Festival will be held in Lawrenceville.

6 days ago

 Blaze Pizza is on track to open the third location in the area by May.

LeBron James-backed pizza chain will open third Pittsburgh-area location in South Fayette

Blaze Pizza is known for its design-your-own pizza that has embraced a Chipotle-style ordering.

5 days ago

 Pineapple tarts.

Ring in prosperity for the Chinese New Year with pineapple tarts

Pineapple tarts are fragrant, delicious and meaningful — what’s not to love about them?

5 days ago

 Stir-Fried Rice Cake with Chicken and Chinese Broccoli.

Chinese New Year: Soul food is filled with comfort and symbolism

The menu on Chinese New Year reflects foods that have auspicious qualities.

5 days ago

 Sauteed cabbage with apple and mashed potatoes. The apple adds just a touch of acidity and sweetness.

Down-to-earth potatoes and cabbage make hearty meals

With dinnertime coming earlier during winter, potatoes and cabbage help a meal come together faster and with less fuss.

5 days ago

 Fish sandwich at Primanti Bros.

Spend $5, get a free fish sandwich at Primanti Bros. on Fridays

Primanti Bros. is offering a free fish sandwich deal during Lent, sort of.

6 days ago

 Angela Earley and Henry Dewey, owners of Penn Ave. Fish Company, have opened their grab-and-go restaurant and wine shop at 245 Seventh St., Downtown. This week's hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New fast-casual seafood restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh is also an interesting wine store — and a bar

The project from the Penn Avenue Fish Company owners has opened in the Clark Building.

6 days ago

Looking for a fish fry? Try our interactive map

To find a fish fry, hours and menu in your area click here:

6 days ago

 Shrimp and More Shrimp at Eat'n Park features shrimp scampi, crispy butterflied shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Pittsburgh restaurants are hooked on Lenten fish fries, too

Some are naming sandwiches with fishy puns and offering them at discounted prices.

6 days ago

Looking for a fish fry? Try our interactive map

To find a fish fry, hours and menu in your area click here:

6 days ago

 People sit at the counter while Jung Liu throws and stretches a long strand of dough to make noodles at  Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

Squirrel Hill offers some of the city's most captivating fare for Chinese New Year

It’s the Year of the Dog, and this is a good time to explore the Pittsburgh neighborhood’s regional Chinese cuisine.

6 days ago

 A King Cake sits ready for packaging on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Oakmont Bakery.

Fit for a king: Behind the scenes of Oakmont Bakery's Mardi Gras King Cake

During last year's Fat Tuesday, the Oakmont Bakery sold 480 cakes.

1 week ago

 A choux a la pistache, or pistachio pastry, from La Gourmandine in Mt. Lebanon.

Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right now

This week’s visits include La Gourmandine, Spoon and the new Poulet Bleu

1 week ago

 Chris and Jennifer Bonfili at their restaurant, Avenue B on Centre Avenue, in 2010.

Avenue B restaurant in Shadyside is closing

Chris and Jennifer Bonfili will open a different restaurant with a new concept in the near future.

1 week ago

 Burnt almond torte from  Prantl's bakery.

The newest, biggest retail location for Prantl's will open in late February

Plus, Caliente opens in Aspinwall and Pittsburgh hotels line up AAA rankings

1 week ago

 City Works is featuring a King Cake that could win you a $250 Visa gift card.

Celebrate Mardi Gras the Pittsburgh way

For Fat Tuesday parties, diners can don their beads and eat king cakes and po’boys.

1 week ago

 Amazon Prime Now bags full of groceries are loaded for delivery by a part-time worker outside a Whole Foods store, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Cincinnati.

Kale to go? Amazon has begun rolling out delivery at Whole Foods.

Deliveries started Thursday in Austin, Texas; Cincinnati; Dallas; and Virginia Beach, Virginia; and is set to expand nationwide this year.

1 week ago

 Saladworks specializes in made-to-order salads.

Seven locations of Saladworks are on track to open in Pittsburgh

Out-of-town healthy chains are shaking up the local market.

1 week ago

 In this file photo, Lohmann Brown chickens stand outside a barn on Aug. 4, 2015, in Sheffield, Illinois.

Can Americans eat more chicken? The industry is betting on growth.

Production of the nation’s most-popular meat is headed for the biggest growth spurt in more than a decade.

1 week ago

 Crepes with fruit and chocolate sauce at Gino's Petit Dejeuner, a French/Turkish breakfast-and-lunch place that opened in November in a shopping plaza in Harmar.

Munch goes to Gino's Petit Dejeuner

In a Harmar shopping plaza, across from Alpha Ice Complex, a new restaurant serves beautiful and delicious breakfasts and lunch.

1 week ago

A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that the baker may deny to a same-sex couple, a California judge ruled

As a result, a state anti-discrimination law does not apply to the baker of the cake in question, who happens to be in Bakersfield.

1 week ago

 The heritage chicken comes from Pennsylvania's FreeBird farm and is available as a family-style dish.

Luscious meats anchor family-style plates at Fl.2 -- a restaurant with an exasperating name and a stunning design

A rebrand and an earlier chef departure shook things up at the Pittsburgh Fairmont, but a new head chef points to good things ahead.

1 week ago

 Creamy shrimp salad with radish and cucumber.

Quit obsessing that all foods should be heart-shaped for Valentine's Day

Not all foods need to be shaped into a heart; some express love just the way they are.

1 week ago

  Paczki, a Polish filled doughnut, is a popular treat on Fat Tuesday,  the day of indulgence before the Christian fast known as Lent. The selections from Oakmont  Bakery in Oakmont include (clockwise from left) blueberry, apple, raspberry, maple bacon, and cookies and cream.

On Fat Tuesday, it's all about stuffing up on paczki

Before you start fasting for Lent, eat your fair share of paczki, the deep-fried Polish doughnuts filled with cream or fruit.

1 week ago

 Steak Tartare is on the Valentine menu at Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie.

Best pairings for Valentine's Day when dining out in Pittsburgh

Not only can you get a meal filled with love but also pair it with something else to do when you visit these restaurants.

1 week ago

 Prohibition agents pour confiscated liquor into a sewer in New York City following a raid, circa 1921. Although agents often made a dramatic show of dumping alcohol, lasting enforcement proved difficult. A traveling exhibit tracing the rise and fall of Prohibition opens Saturday the Heinz History Center, Strip District.

It's a week of American spirits and Pittsburgh foods

A traveling exhibit tracing the rise and fall of Prohibition stops by at the Heinz History Center.

1 week ago

 Brownie sandwiches with raspberry cream.

A Valentine's Day dinner that screams love for the entire family

Heart-shaped foods doesn’t mean just dinner for two; they also are fit for kids, mom, grandma, sibs and friends.

1 week ago

 Poulet Bleu from the Richard DeShantz Group opens Tuesday for dinner in Lawrenceville.

New Poulet Bleu bistro opens in Lawrenceville Tuesday, serving a giant chocolate souffle made to order

The French-inspired restaurant, from the Richard DeShantz Group, opens on Butler Street.

1 week ago

 The Vernor Vegan pizza at the Michigan & Trumbull booth in Smallman Galley is topped with eggplant, romesco sauce and cilantro.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Check out Streets on Carson, Michigan & Trumbull, and Sarafino’s.

2 weeks ago

 Clerk Menzie Althoff, left, checks out Suzee and Jeana Talerico Sunday at the UnCommon Market in Upper St. Clair, which is closing on Feb. 25.

Specialty grocery, The Uncommon Market, is down to its last days in Bethel Park

Upper St. Clair specialty food store, which was ahead of its time when it opened in 1986, is closing Feb. 25.

2 weeks ago

 This file photo shows a triple cheeseburger combo at a Wendy's restaurant in Littleton, Colorado, on April 24, 2008.

As the NAFTA talks continue, does the hamburger hang in the balance?

Few meals are more American than a burger and fries, but the affordability of that classic meal depends on a free-trade agreement.

2 weeks ago

 Dan Rooney’s Garlic Rub Chicken Wings

Let's eat: Dan Rooney’s Garlic Rub Chicken Wings

It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without some super-good wings. These forgo the traditional buffalo sauce for a garlicky dry rub.

2 weeks ago

 The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is sponsoring a pie-baking contest in honor of "Waitress," the stage production at the Benedum Center, Downtown, March 6-11.

Bake a whimsical pie and win 4 tickets to see 'Waitress'

Contestants are encouraged to bake from the heart and express their hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations in their pie creations.

2 weeks ago

 Greg Alauzen is opening his own restaurant in Carnegie this spring.

Well-known Pittsburgh chef will be opening his solo spot in Carnegie

Greg Alauzen is opening LeoGreta in March if all goes as planned.

2 weeks ago

Starbucks launches credit card, hoping to jolt sales

The card, launched Thursday with JPMorgan Chase and Visa, comes as Starbucks struggles with slowing growth in the U.S.

2 weeks ago

 Author Adrian Miller, left, with kitchen steward Adam Collick in the White House kitchen.

'Kitchen Cabinet' captures the hearth and soul of the White House kitchen

Food historian Adrian Miller blends presidential history, culinary culture and stories of African-American cooks in his book.

2 weeks ago

 The wings at Station in Bloomfield are brined first in saltwater, then cooked for a day sous vide style, then fried in olive oil with a garli-parmesan-chili rub and served with an Asiago fondue and garnished with Calabrian chilis.

Pittsburgh's best wings: The 24 top spots

They are as ubiquitous, popular and delicious as ever. Take a tour of two dozen of Pittsburgh’s best wing options.

2 weeks ago

 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Six reasons to visit Whitfield at Ace Hotel

Bethany Zozula and Casey Renee grow into their positions at the now woman-run East Liberty hotel restaurant.

2 weeks ago

 The TTLA i s made with tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce and avocado on ciabatta bread, and is available at Whole Foods Market.

Step aside BLT, TTLA is the new buzz word

TTLA, a vegan spin-off on the classic BLT, and is built with tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce and avocado.

2 weeks ago

 Sweetheart Smiley Cookies are being sold at Eat 'n Park Restaurants through Feb. 14.

Sample and feast on beers, wines, spirits this week

Beer, wine and spirit events will be held in Lawrenceville and North Side.

2 weeks ago

 Minnesota Taco Tater Tot Hotdish is topped with salsa con queso.

The MVP of Super Bowl buffet: Tater Tots

Toss the Tots in a Minnesota-styled hotdish or use them in the place of nachos or bake them into patties to tuck inside a sandwich or to

2 weeks 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's way of partying with a purpose on Super Bowl eve is with stuffed quail

For the 10th year, Anthony Zallo of Bigelow Grill will represent Pittsburgh and the Steelers at NFL party on Super Bowl eve.

2 weeks ago

 Minnesota Booya is loaded with short ribs, chicken thighs and vegetables.

Booya: A meaty stew that also means party on

Minnesota’s thick stew with Belgian roots is a favorite for fundraisers and community gatherings.

2 weeks ago

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