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 Dave Jenkins, 49,  "pit master," owner and operator at The Dream Bar-B-Q, cooks in front of his restaurant on North Braddock Avenue.

Restaurant scene: Dream Bar-B-Q feeds hungry football fans and a neighborhood

For 10 years Dave Jenkins has been building a clientele for lunch, dinner and takeout at his barbecue spot in Homewood.

about 7 hours ago


 The Butter Mesquite wings at Nox's Tavern and Grille in Blawnox, which took first place in the exotic wings category at the inaugural King of the Wing competition held this past weekend at Hop Farm Brewing Company in Lawrenceville.

Munch goes to Nox’s Tavern and Grille

A little Blawnox bar makes big impression with award-winning wings.

about 7 hours ago


Let's Learn From the Past - Allegheny Arsenal Explosion

The Allegheny Arsenal explosion in 1862 in Lawrenceville killed 78 civilians.

about 7 hours ago


Let's talk about science: Packing peanuts

Companies have used packing materials to protect items during shipment for many years.

about 7 hours ago


 Chris Jamison will appear Saturday at the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field.

Hot list of events for the Labor Day weekend

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about 7 hours ago


 American Eagle Outfitters’ newly remodeled aerie intimates store at Ross Park Mall.

American Eagle banking on more growth for aerie

The head of American Eagle’s aerie intimate clothing division talks strategy and shows off the latest store concept, at Ross Park Mall.

about 7 hours ago


 The Kobe beef burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.

about 20 hours ago


 Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.

Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

1 day ago


 Tomato-Mint Salad.

Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.

1 day ago


 Cotton Candy grapes.

Eat a green grape, think pink cotton candy

The seedless Cotton Candy grape is packed with the flavor of hand-spun sugar.

1 day ago


 Baby Back Ribs with Maple Chipotle Sauce

Labor Day spread is worth the extra effort

You could add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday.

1 day ago


Food Column: Fundraiser calls all foodies who are good spellers

Spellers and the audience can win restaurant gift cards at “Food Words,” which will be held Thursday in Bloomfield.

1 day ago


 Johnson Estate Winery, just over the border in Westfield, N.Y., is seeking grape pickers to help with the harvest on Sept. 7 to 8. Pickers will be paid $10 per hour and, if they do three hours, a sandwich and a piece of pie.

Lake Erie winery invites people to pick grapes on Labor Day

The “GRAPE PICKERS WANTED” sign went up recently in front of the Johnson Estate Winery, just over the state border in Westfield, N.Y.

1 day ago


 The Victoria crowned pigeon is one of the largest and most unusual pigeons in the world.

Let's talk about birds: Pigeons

Whatever your view may be, there is much more to the humble pigeon than meets the eye.

1 day ago


 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

2 days ago


 A Facebook photo has sparked some interest from one man regarding a child's paternity.

Ask Natalie: Don't wonder if he's the father of ex-girlfriend's child

A man who wonders whether a former beau’s child is his should ask.

2 days ago


Your Greatest Race: Week 3

Tips from running experts in advance of the Pittsburgh’s Great Race events on Sept. 27.

2 days ago


  Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps.

Great race, great taste: Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps

After your run, wrap things up with a wrap full of flavor and texture.

2 days ago


 Lillian Jeffrey.

Century Club: Life has taken centenarian from farmers markets to foreign capitals

Lillian Jeffrey, who sold produce for much of her life, lifts filled gallon water jugs over her head to stay in shape. She’s almost 100.

2 days ago


 Megan Gilson #SEENBestDressed.

Riverlife's #PoshPicnic held on the North Shore

This year’s event drew 950 partygoers, dressed to the nines.

3 days ago


 Deauville's signature brightly colored umbrella tents along the town's expansive shoreline.

France's Deauville delights with charm and panache

Deauville, on France’s North Atlantic coast, was once a favorite summer retreat for wealthy Parisians. Now everyone goes.

3 days ago


 Dr. Hyagriv Simhan and Dr. Gabriella Gosman at Savor Pittsburgh.

10th annual Savor Pittsburgh raises funds for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

It was party central at Stage AE on Thursday night as 1,400 partygoers came out to Savor Pittsburgh and raised $85,000.

3 days ago


 From left, Dotty Bechtol, Bill Crawford, Sally Wiggin and Carol Kinkela.

Carabella cocktail party raises funds for Alzheimer's research

More than 350 guests came out to support the event which raised $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research..

3 days ago


 Dara DeChellis and Armando Ocando of The Aruna Project.

#LetsMakeaSEEN: The Aruna Project

The Aruna Project takes on sexual exploitation of women and girls, a human rights issue found around the world.

3 days ago


 David Bush , left, and Tim McVay.

Sewickley event raises funds for Animal Advocates

Wilpin Hall event brought attention to Animal Advocates, an organization that helps four-legged friends find their forever homes.

3 days ago


 Rev. Andrew K. Newberry with honoree Ted Kerr and his wife.

Circle of Courage Awards held at the Doubletree Hotel Monroeville

The awards, presented by BCC Ministries, honored 24 people from the Pittsburgh region.

3 days ago


 From left, Lauren Delorenze of Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown project helps Ophion and Argena Hall plant kale, cabbage and collard greens in the backyard of their Homewood home.

Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens

Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.

3 days ago


 Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder Miyoshi Anderson walks the runway at the opening night showcase at Highmark Stadium in September 2014. The event returns for its sixth year Sept. 21-27.

Stylebook snapshot: Fashion scoop for September

Welcome the new season into your sense of style with a few new things to buy, try and watch for this fall.

4 days ago


 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

4 days ago


 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


 Arundel Head (Sophocles), 200 - 1 B.C., Greek; bronze and copper.

Treasures from the Mediterranean featured in exhibit

Greek antiquities crafted during the Hellenistic period shine at the Getty museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit moves to D.C. in December.

4 days ago


 Members of the Open Door Church at Garfield Community Farm gather under budding trees to worship in the open air. The open-air service mixed traditional worship and singing with chores at the urban farm. Among them were baking the communion bread in a wood-fired oven.

Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

As traditional congregations decline, some faith leaders are creating new venues of worship in unconventional spots.

4 days ago


 The Reverend B.J. Woodworth of the Open Door Church.

The Revs. Woodworth: father and son church planters

Rev. B.J. Woodworth is a second-generation church planter, founding Open Door in Highland Park.

4 days ago


 Pastor Brian Bolt, founder of CityReach Church on the North Side.

Brian Bolt: going to 'places nobody else will go to'

For Brian Bolt, the road to leading an ambitious church-planting network began in a bloody ambulance ride more than a decade ago.

4 days ago


 Archaeologist David Starbuck poses near stone walls unearthed at Lake George Battlefield Park. An archaeological dig at the 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago.

New York dig unearths stone walls of an old British fort

Dig at Lake George Battlefield Park, in the southern Adirondacks, uncovers fort's stone walls.

4 days ago


Wildlife: Migrations mean summer yields to fall

Chances are good that when you step outside, you’ll hear nocturnal flight calls that help keep members of migrating flocks together.

4 days ago


Travel Q&A: Yucatan, Puerto Rico suitable for family vacations

Travel questions answered by experts.

4 days ago


 Visitors learn about Sacramento, Calif., history on an Old Sacramento Underground Tour.

Old Sacramento tours descend to history underground

The Old Sacramento Underground Tours, started by city historian Marcia Eymann, offers a family-friendly history tour, and an adult tour.

4 days ago


Outdoors notebook: Report charts climate change by driving for brook trout

Native to clean, cold-water streams, the brook trout is popular among anglers and considered an indicator of water quality.

4 days ago


2Do this week, Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Wilson/Barnes/Throckmorton Trio,  PSO’s “Neighborhood Week,” and a Festival of Combustion all scheduled for the coming week.

4 days ago


 The racing action continues into darkness on Saturday nights at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial.

Dirt track competitors heat up the course at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Watching the races at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial is loud, dirty ... and a lot of fun. (Food’s good, too.)

5 days ago


Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh announces new board members, next event

Plus, charity fashion shows, made-to-measure suits trunk show at Larrimor’s, a workshop for models in the making and more fashion news.

5 days ago


 The sun garden looking back toward the main house and an outbuilding at Clare and Duncan Horner's second home in Wind Ridge, Greene County.

Greene County farm is a testament to plants' toughness, her smart choices

Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.

5 days ago


 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.

4 days ago


 The house at 100 Watkins Ave. in Bellevue has tapered columns and stained-glass windows and transoms.

Buying Here: Living like the Fricks is just one plus of 16-room house in Bellevue

A family is looking for the next “curators” of the nearly 6,000-square-foot house in Bellevue with exquisite details.

5 days ago


Bellevue at a glance

In 1795, Bellevue’s fate hinged on the birth of Frankie East.

5 days ago


 Guests dressed all in white take part in last year's Diner en Blanc in New York. Pittsburgh will hold its first Diner en Blanc on Sept. 11 at an undisclosed location.

Diner en Blanc comes to Pittsburgh for first time

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.

5 days ago


 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

Let's Eat: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Back to school means back to dinner and a good solution is a Cajun-style gumbo.

5 days ago


Fall is the perfect time to plant a new lawn

The job can be broken down into three parts: soil preparation, planting and post-planting care.

5 days ago


Biking: Pinkerton Tunnel to reopen for bicyclists in mid-September

Mid-September reopening almost sure thing for Pinkerton Tunnel, and bicyclists will love it.

5 days ago



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