Restaurants


 Restaurateur Grainne Trainor has bought the Blue Dining restaurant in McCandless and plans to turn it into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.
Terri Sokoloff
Restaurateur Grainne Trainor has bought the Blue Dining restaurant in McCandless and plans to turn it into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

Former Mighty Oak Barrel owner to take over McCandless restaurant

Grainne Trainor plans to transition Blue Dining, a restaurant and martini bar, into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.


 The jerk shrimp from Leon's Caribbean Restaurant on Warrington Avenue in Allentown.

Munch goes to Leon's Caribbean Restaurant

Allentown spot is chock full of favorites from the Greater Antilles like oxtail stew, Jamaican patties and brown stew fish.



 Kevin Joyce, owner of The Carlton in Downtown Pittsburgh, shows a selection of French and Italian wines.

Restaurant review: The Carlton remains a class act and competitor in a changing dining scene

With top service, compelling wine list, clubby bar and “unapologetically conservative” menu, The Carlton reflects its owner, Kevin Joyce.



 Markie Maraugha, the new owner of the reopened Nancy's East End Diner on South Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.


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As more seniors rely on reverse mortgages, troubles beckon for heirs

Problems and confusion are expected to continue as more baby boomers retiring with little or no savings turn to the loans for help.



Buying Here: Latrobe

A Colonial-style house in Latrobe boasts original woodwork, updated kitchen and a tight-knit neighborhood.


 

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Fall 2014 Dining Guide

Dishes from Stagioni.
Pittsburgh dining is coming into its own. Never have there been so many compelling choices, from the elegant special-occasion restaurant to the ultra-casual noodle house.

Need some restaurant recommendations? Take a peek at the Post-Gazette's Fall 2014 Dining Guide.




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