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 The Italian sausage sandwich at Bobby D's in Kennedy uses Ricci's sausage and Mancini's bread, both produced very close by.

Munch goes to Bobby D’s

Does a Kennedy pub have the most locally sourced sammie in Greater Pittsburgh? Either way, it’s got a good story.

1 day ago


 Diners eat and converse at Stagioni's Sunday Supper, one of Munch's 40 favorite food adventures.

40 FOR 40 Munch celebrates a birthday by sharing his favorite Pittsburgh food spots

Columnist shares 40 favorite Pittsburgh food stops, past and present.

1 week ago


 A bowl of the Lan Zhou Ramen at Mad Noodles on the South Side.

Munch goes to Mad Noodles

South Side pan-Asian noodle house offers big portions at good value in colorful space.

2 weeks ago


 The massive Butcher Paper Sampler of smoked meats at Fourth Street Barbecue in Charleroi, Washington County.

Munch goes to Fourth Street Barbecue

This Charleroi spot isn’t a drop-what-you’re-doing-and-go destination yet, but it soon will be.

1 month ago


 The McKnight Roll with tuna, octopus, yellow tail and asparagus, topped with a spicy mayonnaise and salmon and white tuna at McKnight Kitchen in Ross.

Munch goes to McKnight Kitchen in the North Hills

It’s a solid option for Asian fare along the Pittsburgh area’s suburban traffic hellscape that is McKnight Road.

1 month ago


 The exterior of Robbie's Super Stuff Super-Licious BBQ on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Munch goes to Robbie’s Super Stuff Super-Licious BBQ

Robert Chambers Jr. first opened the joint in Homewood in the late 1980s and moved it to this roadside spot a decade ago.

1 month ago


 The grilled peach pizza with feta cheese, arugula and crispy proscuitto at Eighth & Hays in Homestead.

Munch goes to Eighth & Hays

Homestead spot has upscale ambition minus a stuffy atmosphere.

2 months ago


 Condado Tacos, Downtown, boasts a colorful interior.

Munch goes to Condado Tacos

The number of combinations is astronomical at funky Downtown spot Condado Tacos.

2 months ago


 A bowl of the pimento mac and cheese at Honest John's in Homestead.

Munch goes to Honest John’s

Homestead restaurant honors labor leader and serves well-prepared classics.

2 months ago


 A Donburi bowl of sashimi at Tan Izakaya in Shadyside.

Munch goes to Tan Izakaya

Japanese gastropub delivers quality fare at reasonable prices.

2 months ago


 An interior view looking out to Seventh Street from one of the bars at Social House 7, Downtown.

Munch goes to Social House 7

A gorgeous space with hit-or-miss food at Asian-themed Downtown hotspot.

3 months ago


 A plate of smoked wings with a chili rub at City Works Eatery and Pourhouse in PPG Place.

Munch goes to City Works Eatery & Pour House

Giant new Downtown sports bar is a crowd-pleaser with room for improvement

3 months ago


 A pair of sushi doughnuts, available at Mount Everest Sushi in Oakland.

Munch goes to Mount Everest Sushi

Sushi donuts and sushi tacos on the menu at fast casual Oakland spot.

4 months ago


 The pancetta and spring onion pizza at Dal Forno in North Huntington.

Munch goes to Dal Forno

This pizza is worth the drive on Route 30.

4 months ago


 BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos with black beans and pico de gallo at the 1788 Pub inside Whole Foods Market South Hills in Upper St. Clair.

Munch goes to the 1788 Pub and the Wexford Pub at Whole Foods

A new Upper St. Clair supermarket offers sit-down “surf-and-turf” dining with two dozen draft beers, wines by the glass and cocktails.

4 months ago


 The open kitchen and wood oven at Ember & Vine at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry.

Munch goes to Ember & Vine Woodfire Oven + Social Bar

At a beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton near booming Cranberry, a classic American restaurant impresses with salt, pepper and fire.

4 months ago


Let's talk about science: Climate change and the greenhouse effect

Just like a greenhouse traps heat inside, certain gasses in Earth’s atmosphere trap heat near the planet’s surface.

4 months ago


 Six-year-old Colby Lane holds his S'more Loving rolled ice cream from 15 Fahrenheit in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to 15° Fahrenheit in Mt. Lebanon

Rolled ice cream trend rolls into Mt. Lebanon by way of Thailand and New York.

4 months ago


 The ropa vielo arepas with a side of black beans at The Colombian Spot, on the South Side.

Munch goes to The Colombian Spot

The city’s only — if not first — purveyor of Colombian cuisine delivers delicious South American dishes.

5 months ago


 A massive mango margarita at Tequila Cowboy, North Shore.

Munch goes to Tequila Cowboy

What you see is what you get at North Shore party spot.

5 months ago


 The pork shoulder entree at at Jabo's Smoque House and Saloon in Bloomfield.

Munch goes to Jabo’s Smoque House and Saloon

New owners turn Del’s into a barbecue on Liberty.

7 months ago


 Duck tacos at Tres Rios on the South Side.

Munch goes to Tres Rios

South Side Tex-Mex spot is vastly improved but can still smooth some edges

7 months ago


 Pittsburgh Cheesesteak -- hanger steak, grilled onions/mushrooms, house-brined hot peppers,  Emerald Valley Artisans' Mozzarella, Mediterra Bakehouse's French  Baguette servied with hand-cut fries at the Railyard Grill & Tap Room in Bridgeville.

Munch goes to Railyard Grill & Tap Room

Former Tambellini’s in Bridgeville is on track to be a sports bar destination for people who like good and interesting food.

7 months ago


 The Romano, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, meatballs, and ricotta.

Munch goes to Pizzuvio

New Downtown pizza shop brings Neapolitan street fare in sleek setting.

7 months ago


 The "Bleu Burger" from Provision PGH, located in Smallman Galley, the restaurant incubator/food hall in the Strip District.

Munch goes to Smallman Galley

Restaurant incubator/food hall in the Strip District gives four aspiring restaurateurs a space to ply their trade.

8 months ago


 The Ciganypecsenye, a Gypsy-style boneless pork chop with bacon strip and fried potatoes at Huszar on the North Side.

Munch goes to Huszar

Tavern brings Hungarian food, culture and heritage to Pittsburgh’s North Side.

8 months ago


 Customers converse at the bar at DiAnoia's Eatery in the Strip District, while bartender Heather Perkins prepares a drink.

Munch goes to DiAnoia’s Eatery

An ambitious new Italian restaurant in the Strip District combines tradition with technique to excellent effect.

8 months ago


 A platter of beer can chicken and tri-tip beef at Pork & Beans, Downtown.

Munch goes to Pork & Beans

The fourth restaurant from Richard DeShantz gives barbecue and booze with upscale twists in a Downtown roadhouse setting.

9 months ago


 An order of the churrasco tacos at Pirata Caribbean Cuisine & Rum Bar, Downtown.

Munch goes to Pirata

New Downtown spot focuses on rum and Caribbean cuisine.

9 months ago


 The “Land” mac and cheese at Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine in Regent Square.

Munch goes to Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine

Regent Square gastropub gives flourish to comfort food classics.

10 months ago


 The Korean fried wings at The Foundry Table & Tap on the North Shore.

Munch goes to The Foundry Table & Tap on the North Shore

An independent eatery amid a sea of chains offers interesting dishes.

11 months ago


 The 12-ounce "pepperoni" burger at UUBU 6 on the South Side Slopes.

Munch goes to UUBU 6 in South Side Slopes

Massive portions for little money are on the menu at this tiny tavern on the South Side Slopes.

11 months ago


 The exterior sign of iconic John's Roast Pork in South Philadelphia.

Munch goes to Philadelphia (for 25 hours)

An overnight cross-state trip for a Steelers game instead yields a fantastic array of culinary delights.

11 months ago


 The exterior of Roasted Barrelhouse & Eatery on Butler St. in Lawrenceville.

Munch goes to Roasted Barrelhouse & Eatery

New Lawrenceville spot good for a beer and a sandwich.

11 months ago


Munch goes to Bakersfield

Despite some uneven elements, Bakersfield is reasonably priced and a practical stop for a decent lunch or after work bites and brews.

1 year ago


 "The Heater" pizza at Yoli's Pizza in Jefferson Hills is topped with a spicy arrabiata sauce, hot and andouille sausages, hot soppressata, capicola, fresh banana peppers and jalapenos, and a habanero ranch drizzle.

Munch goes to Yoli’s Pizza

Ben Bartilson’s small pizza place in Jefferson Hills truly lives up to the promise of “feeding you like family.”

1 year ago


 The PA 'Shroom Crostini with button, crimini and oyster mushrooms at Scratch Food & Beverage in Troy Hill.

Munch goes to Scratch Food & Beverage

A Troy Hill gastropub serves high quality fare from scratch at reasonable prices.

1 year ago


Munch goes to The Abbey on Butler Street

A coffee shop, a bar and a restaurant under one roof in a gorgeous setting in Lawrenceville.

1 year ago


 An order of the Thai pork dumpling appetizer from Thai Suan Thip in Cecil, Washington County.

Munch goes to Thai Suan Thip

Restaurant is an unlikely spot for excellent southeast Asian fare in Washington County.

1 year ago


Munch goes to Full Pint Wild Side Pub

Suburban brewery’s city spot serves award-winning beer with winning sandwich combinations.

1 year ago


 The "Roadkill" burger at DJ's Sandwich Shoppe in Bloomfield has a patty made from elk, bison, beef, pork and venison and is topped with shredded pork.

Munch goes to DJ’s Sandwich Shoppe

A Bloomfield butcher uses his meats in his exceptional namesake sandwich shop.

1 year ago


 A platter of barbecue ribs, brisket and chicken, with a side of macaroni and cheese at Wheelfish in Ross Township.

Munch goes to Wheelfish

Barbecue, blues and bourbon are the specialty at this new North Hills spot.

1 year ago


 The front room of Dr. McCarthy's Kitchen in a 200-year-old house in Hopwood, Fayette County.

Munch goes to Bittersweet Cafe, Dr. McCarthy's Kitchen and the Titlow Tavern & Grille

For a Memorial Day road trip to Fort Necessity National Battlefield, I researched places to eat and drink.

1 year ago


 The kielbasa breakfast sandwich with loaded home fries at Breakfast at Shelly's in the city's Allentown section.

Munch goes to Breakfast at Shelly’s

A new Allentown diner embodies the classic greasy spoon, where everything is made to order and a homey feeling rules.

1 year ago


 The charcuterie board at Spork.

Munch goes to Spork

Chef Christian Frangiadis returns to Pittsburgh dining scene in a big way with a new Garfield spot.

1 year ago


 A platter of the elk carpaccio at Cibo in Regent Square.

Munch goes to Cibo

After a year’s hiatus, the Regent Square restaurant Cibo reopens with new chef, menu and look.

1 year ago


 A graffiti mural by artist Jewels Antonio at the newly opened Streets on Carson, on the South Side.

Munch goes to Streets on Carson

A new South Side spot gallops the globe with international street foods.

1 year ago


 The famous turtle soup at the new Carmody's Grille on Neville Island.

Munch goes to Carmody's Grille

The warmly renovated former Neville Hotel on Neville Island serves up turtle soup and other local favorites with upscale pub fare.

1 year ago


 The veggie tacos -- grilled pineapple, onion, shishito peppers, falafel crouton, micro greens and a harissa aioli -- at Hidden Harbor in Squirrel Hill.

Munch goes to Hidden Harbor in Squirrel Hill

New Tiki bar on Shady Avenue brings tropical tastes to the East End.

1 year ago


 The chicken and ribs platter with sides of cabbage and macaroni and cheese at Z-Best Barbecue, Uptown.

Munch goes to Z-Best Barbeque

An Uptown barbecue spot is ideal for quality — and inexpensive — Penguins pregame grub.

1 year ago


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