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A hockey weekend in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada

Travelers can find plenty of charms in St. Catharines, just over the border in southern Ontario, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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 A peach tree, right, grows in Sarah Drake's shady backyard garden in Point Breeze.

How to grow your own peaches

Planting and taking care of a peach tree is a labor of love, and mostly praying for rain.

about 11 hours ago

 Mary Louise and husband boxer Billy Conn in the early 1940s. She was 18 when they married and their life together was anything but dull.  The movie made about his life "The Pittsburgh Kid," will be shown at the Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville on Friday night.

Here’s what’s happening the weekend of June 22-25

Movies, food and music in abundance on this warm summer weekend.

1 day ago

 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.

about 23 hours ago

 Refrigerated Produce  in  the newly renovated "Aldi", location in Robinson Twps. Wednesday June 21, 2017.   (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

Aldi invests $36 million in Pittsburgh as discount grocers step up their game

The no-frills chain is expanding its foothold across the country amid tightening competition in the grocery business.

1 day ago

 Strawberries, Parmesan cheese, red chicory and chives top a ready-made pizza crust.

Pizzas that taste just like summer

Whether the pie is made with a from-scratch shell or slice of Italian bread, it can accommodate any type of seasonal topping.

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 The pick-me-up taste in the Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from the sesame seed paste and flaky salt.

Tahini is becoming a star in confections, condiments

The sesame seed paste adds flavor in cookies, salad dressings and smoothies.

2 days ago

 Attack Theatre uses a water game to get into the tar and featherin' spirit at last year's Tar & Feather party.

Food Column: Welcome summer with spirits, food, tarring and feathering

Wine, wings and ramen festivals also on tap in Pittsburgh venues

1 day ago

 foodie restaurants illustration 0618 hilston Libercus Media Files, Next desk

Palate & pun

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

5 days ago

 Lauren Leader scoops vanilla ice cream at Millie's Homemade Ice Cream in Shadyside. The international shortage of vanilla beans has impacted local businesses, including Millie's, which have absorbed the higher costs.

Rising vanilla prices sour Pittsburgh businesses

Ice cream stores, bakeries, and liquor producers are searching for solutions, substitute suppliers.

6 days ago

 French toast with ham and cheese.

Let's eat: French Toast Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Even small hands can help make this easy brunch dish on Father’s Day.

6 days ago

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is expected to buy Whole Foods for $42 per share, Bloomberg News and Reuters are reporting Friday.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann  and Bob Weir of Dead & Company in concert.  The group will perform at Keybank Pavilion.

Here’s what’s happening the weekend of June 15-18

Kinetic Theatre premieres “The Christians,” singer Sam Hunt hits town, and The Mattress Factory hosts the Urban Garden Party.

1 week ago

 This file photo provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows a side-by-side comparison of the old, left, and new food Nutrition Facts labels. The revamped Nutrition Facts panel that the FDA announced Tuesday was being delayed and could change what companies get to count as fiber.

Revamped nutrition labels could change what companies count as fiber

The revamped Nutrition Facts panel that was delayed this week could also change what companies get to count as fiber.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 American Flag Cheesecake Bars.

Unfurl the red, white and blue with patriotic cheesecake bars

Celebrate Flag Day with creamy, fruity cake cut into bars.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 Coffee from Ethiopia is one of the choices offered by Atlas Coffee Club, a monthly coffee subscription service.

Last-minute gift ideas for Father's Day

It’s not easy to buy gifts for dads, but this guide will come in handy to shop and also please him.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 Wholey's Fish Market in the Strip District held a naming for a 40-pound catfish caught from the Allegheny River by a local fisherman.

Winning name in catfish contest is not Subban's Breath or Carrie Underwater but...

Wholey’s held a contest to name a catfish during the Penguins-Predators Stanley Cup playoffs.

1 week ago

 Two new Starbucks drinks released Tuesday. From left, Violet Drink and Matcha Lemonade

Starbucks-Lady Gaga collaboration introduces 'Cups of Kindness'

A portion of the profits from Matcha Lemonade and Violet Drink will go to a charity that spreads acts of kindness.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 Doce Taqueria Chefs Alex Balint and Sean Riffe at the South Side restaurant Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The readers have spoken: Doce is the winner for best tacos in Pittsburgh

Here are the picks by Post-Gazette readers on the best taco places in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

 James Rich, proprietor of the PGH Taco Truck prepares chicken, bacon and ground beef inside the kitchen area of his food truck. Mr. Rich, who has been off the roads for nearly a year because of surgery for a hernia, is back behind the wheel — and the grill — of his mobile business.

PGH Taco Truck is back on the road

Popular food truck is back up and running after nearly a year off.

1 week ago

 Crispy Eggplant with Kale Pesto Fettucini

Let's eat: Crispy Eggplant with Kale Pesto Fettuccine

This tasty alternative adds chopped kale and walnuts to the mix, which adds a bright, herby punch to any dish.

1 week ago

 Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle issues recall for seafood product

The store on Friday announced a voluntary recall of Market District toasted crumb tilapia (PLUs 09123 and 19123).

1 week ago

 Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain speaks in Austin, Texas, in 2016.

Where should Anthony Bourdain visit in Pittsburgh?

If the traveling chef has questions about Pittsburgh, Twitter has the answers.

1 week ago

Plans underway for microbrewery in Oakmont

Mia Tedesco, 23, a professional drag racer, wants to open a microbrewery that would have a bar and a restaurant that could seat about 100.

2 weeks ago

 Chef Anthony Bourdain's travels have included a trip to the ancient Incan city of Machu Piccu in Peru.

Anthony Bourdain films 'Parts Unknown' at Squirrel Hill Cafe

“He was trying to get into iconic Pittsburgh,” the Squirrel Hill Cafe’s owner said.

2 weeks ago

 The finished product.  Angel food cake roll is frosted with cream cheese icing and topped with berries.

Roll out angel food cake with summer berries

Follow a step-by-step tutorial to make a light fruity and creamy log.

2 weeks ago

 Garden Swiss chards don't have as thick and tough a rib as store-bought ones.

Miriam's Garden: Colorful leafy Swiss chard brings cheer to the garden

Chards might be related to beets, but they are all about the leaves.

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.

2 weeks ago

 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

 New details of exactly how the country’s three largest tuna companies, including Pittsburgh’s StarKist Co., allegedly spent years sharing information and collaborating are included in a pile of amended complaints submitted last month in federal court by numerous grocers, restaurants and suppliers.

Lawsuit takes aim at kings of the tuna industry

The latest in an ongoing court battle involving large companies, including Pittsburgh’s StarKist, alleges price fixing.

2 weeks ago

 The Peach Truck sold 25-pound boxes of cling peaches Sunday at six locations in Western Pennsylvania.

A peach shortage? Not if The Peach Truck rolls in

The truck sold 25-pound boxes of the Georgian cling variety at six Pittsburgh-area stops for $40.

2 weeks ago

 Leek Flamiche with Cheese Pastry.

Let's eat: Leek Flamiche with Cheese Pastry

Serve with a peppery arugula salad and a glass of burgundy wine for a complete meal.

2 weeks ago

Sewage backup closes Downtown McDonald's

The restaurant, at 500 Liberty Ave., also was cited for failing to contact the county health department in an emergency.

3 weeks ago

 A truck is loaded with peaches at Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Ga. The Peach Truck will bring peaches directly from the 1,800-acre farm to Pittsburgh on June 4.

Peach Truck to roll into Pittsburgh with fresh fruits from Georgia

A truck from Pearson Farm will make stops with peaches in Mt. Lebanon, McDonald, Harmar, Ambridge, Natrona Heights and Cranberry on Sunday.

3 weeks ago

 Bikers who complete the Tour de Donut in New Wilmington will receive this medal.

Food Column: Donut Daze Festival may induce a food coma

A Donut Crawl, bike ride, games with doughnuts and a doughnut selfie station are all part of the festivities in New Wilmington.

3 weeks ago

 Creamy Shrimp Salad with Radish and Cucumber is a simple dish to make but comes out elegant.

Radish adds a lovely hue in creamy shrimp salad

After you buy your radishes at the farmers market, add them to a shrimp salad for spice, crunch and elegance.

3 weeks ago

 Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire enjoyed their stay at Primanti’s restaurant in the Strip District.

Watch: NBC's Doc Emrick gives play-by-play of Primanti's sandwich construction

The NBC Sports broadcaster enjoyed a bite to eat in the Strip District while in town for the Stanley Cup final.

3 weeks ago

 A 40-pound catfish caught from the Allegheny River by a local fisherman is on display at  Wholey's in the Strip District.

Wholey’s to Preds fan: Come work for us

The Strip District store is serving catfish sandwiches and is holding a naming contest for a 40-pound catfish.

3 weeks ago

 Andrews Farm Market  sells freshly picked vegetables at the Market Square Farmers Market. The farm is among the new vendors at the Downtown market this year.

Your guide to farmers markets in Western Pa.

Head to the farmers market to buy fresh berries and pasta, and also whiskey and wine.

3 weeks ago

 In this 2010 photo, Fausto Godinez herds cattle into a milking station at the Marburger Dairy Farm in Butler County.

Food, dairy companies supplying state prisons unhappy with contract changes

The Department of Corrections announced one $154 million contract awarded to Aramark, cutting out a many smaller food and dairy providers.

3 weeks ago

 Monteze Freeland, seen here in Quantum Theatre's "Electric Baby," will perform “Kalopsia” at the New Hazlett Theater on Thursday.

What to do this week: May 28-June 3

OpenStreetsPGH, PizzaFest and the I Made It Market and the Full Bloom Dance Party are on tap this week.

3 weeks ago


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