Dustin Gardner, new executive chef at Soba.
Bill Wade/Post-Gazette
Dustin Gardner, new executive chef at Soba.

New executive chef at Soba builds on the Big Burrito Restaurant Group's tradition

At Soba in Shadyside, Dustin Gardner has been groomed for the gig, carrying on Big Burrito's tradition of innovation and quality.

  • Chef Dustin Gardner and the Big Burrito group

  •  Food_Bar_reading102314_dm

    There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

    For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.

     Centipede Cake.

    Kitchen Mailbox: Recipes for Halloween fun

    Don't be scared that it will take too much time: Holiday treats can be made quick and easy

     David Demeter sorts packages in July at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments.

    FedEx expects record holiday season shipments

    FedEx Corp. promised shoppers on Wednesday that it’s ready for the frenzy set to commence the day after Thanksgiving.

    Homes »

    Home & Garden Notes: Landmarks Foundation offers workshops, tours

    Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers demonstration workshops, lectures and tours of Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus, old

    Buying Here: Canonsburg

    An early 1900s house in Canonsburg has a turret and second-floor apartment.



    A blog about wellness & you

    Wellness N'At showcases some our region's top fitness experts sharing their experiences and answering your questions about the road to a healthier, stronger life. Visit for conversations about cycling, running, nutrition, weight training and triathalon.
    Latest Mortgage Rates Current Last Week 30 Year Fixed 15 Year Fixed 5/1 ARM
    Mortgage CalculatorAffordability Calculator
    Refinance LoansFHA Loans
    Loan ModificationsHome Equity Loans

    Mortgages, Home Loans, and Mortgage Quotes at Zillow Mortgage Marketplace See local rates


    PG Blogs:
  • Gardening with Doug

  • Community Voices:



    Dine: Let's never tolerate harassing behavior

    Incidences of sexual harassment in restaurants are everybody’s business.

    Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

    The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.


    Video »

    More Videos >>

    Style & Fashion

    Steelers fashion show Friday at Heinz Field

    The Steelers Style runway show celebrates 40 years of well-dressed athletes supporting the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine.

    Brain surgeon Bill Bookwalter is also a beekeeper

    Fox Chapel neurosurgeon Bill Bookwalter finds his hives a sweet sanctuary from the operating room.



    Sultanate of Oman is safe, laid-back

    Oman, on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bewitches visitors with its striking beauty, mix of cultures and relaxed pace.

    Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie 'Gone Girl'

    Sites in southeastern Missouri shine in movie “Gone Girl.”  Cape Girardeau plays the role of the fictional North Carthage.



    Pittsburgh Opera hosts 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

    Roughly 300 guests helped raise more than $300,000 for the opera.

    Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    Amachi Pittsburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary in supporting children and families of incarcerated parents with its mentoring program.



    Hot list of events for the coming weekend

    Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents "A Chorus Line" this weekend at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

    Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

    Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”


    You have 2 remaining free articles this month

    Try unlimited digital access

    If you are an existing subscriber,
    link your account for free access. Start here

    You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

    To continue unlimited reading

    If you are an existing subscriber,
    link your account for free access. Start here