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

No grill for Memorial Day? Get takeout BBQ

Takeout barbecue — with even a vegan option — for your picnic.

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Consumer alert posted at Emiliano's

The health alert at the Richland restaurant was removed after the problems were fixed.

1 day ago

 At Bruster's Ice Cream in Ross, co-owner Carolyn Cimato holds an ice cream treat while customers order at the windows.The store opened June 3 and is the newest store for the 10 year old chain that has 35 stores in seven states. shot  6/10/99  Original Filename: mendelsohn bus brusters c.jpg  company spotlight

Bruster's will open five new franchises in Phoenix area

The Beaver County-based ice cream chain has signed development agreements for seven new markets in the West and Southwest.

1 day 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.

5 days ago

 Diners enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio at Cafe du Jour on the South Side.

Little Bites: Restaurant news & notes for 5.18.17

Cafe du Jour brings back lunch; North Side Sandwich Week begins; Huszar’s bacon roast and Kayafest return.

5 days ago

 The interior of Dugout Deli in Mount Washington features a mural of Pittsburgh baseball hall of fame players.

Dugout Deli hits a homer with memories of Maz, Bucs, baseball

The tiny eatery in Mount Washington pays tribute to the Pirates and big sandwiches.

6 days ago

 Steve and Alexia Krum on the grand opening day of their shop, Krum's Creamery, in Elizabeth Township in March.

Penn State alums sell Creamery ice cream in Elizabeth Township

Krum’s Creamery, owned by Steve and Alexia Krum, carries 14 regular flavors and two new seasonal ones each week.

6 days ago

 Richard DeShantz, photographed at one of his restaurants, Meat & Potatoes, in the Cultural District.

Raw fish and gin to be focus of new DeShantz Downtown restaurant

Gi-Jin will be the restaurateur's fifth spot in the Cultural District

6 days ago

 Cure chef and proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Restaurant saddled with warning after serving horsemeat

Cure in Lawrenceville was inspected and issued an official warning by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service last week.

1 week ago

 Quenelle Lyonnaise, a white fish dumpling with lobster sauce, haricots verts and wild rice pilaf, sits next to a Lumieres, a cocktail made with Beefeater gin, St. Elder, lime and OJ bitters.

Le Lyonnais feels familiar, yet completely new

The new Downtown French restaurant by the Big Y Group replaces Sonoma Grille and features comfort foods at affordable prices.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 Cure chef/proprietor Justin Severino in the dining room of his restaurant with a piece of cured meat in January 2015.

Critics say 'neigh' to horsemeat at Lawrenceville restaurant

Cure offers horse tartare on a special dinner menu and gets backlash and outrage from animal advocates

1 week ago

 From left, Jessica George, executive sous chef at Legume in Oakland; Lily Tran, executive chef at Soba in Shadyside; Csilla Thackray, executive chef at The Vandal in Lawrenceville; and Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Mum's the word for Pittsburgh chefs

Jessica George, Lily Tran, Csilla Thackray and Bethany Zozula are thankful to their mothers for helping them become who they are.

1 week ago

 Spak Brothers in Garfield is featuring a Mama Mia pizza, which is topped with fennel sausage, arugula, caramelized onion, aged gouda and butter sauce.

Looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Think food

Don’t toil to make it; instead buy some chocolates or a pizza that has mom’s name written all over it.

1 week ago

 Legume in Oakland will celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.

Legume to mark 10th year with tacos, sundaes, 17 short films

Chef and owner Trevett Hooper is not looking to make big reinventions in the future.

1 week ago

 Spanakopita will be among the classic Greek treats available at the Annunciation Greek Church's food festival.

Food Column: Treat mom to a Victorian tea or 'Yappy Hour'

Opt for an elegant tea in Manchester or drinks and time with the pooch at Wigle’s barrelhouse.

1 week ago

 Chef Adam Kucenic co-owner of Muddy Waters Oyster Bar in East Liberty creates a Seafood Tower with three trays of oysters, lobster and shrimp at the restaurant in 2016.

After swift uproar a planned East Liberty restaurant opts for new name

Planned fried chicken restaurant will drop “1990s’ hip-hop” theme and the name of The Coop.

1 week ago

 Justin Severino, left, and Jason Church at Pisgah National Forest during a culinary mountain biking tour near Asheville, N.C.

Pittsburgh chef hits the pedal in California to help feed hungry children

Justin Severino will take part in the annual 300-mile Chefs Cycle to raise money for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

1 week ago

 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.

Bethany Zozula imbibed street-smarts of cooking from her mother

Whitfield executive chef’s first lesson in cooking was making tortillas with her mother.

1 week ago

 Chef Lilly Tran on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Soba in Pittsburgh.

Lily Tran is most influenced by her mother's cooking techniques

Soba’s executive chef was advised to always taste the foods she prepares and to be patient.

1 week ago

 Csilla Thackray, executive chef of The Vandal in Lawrenceville. photo taken on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Csilla Thackray's mom taught her to be strong, independent

The Vandal’s executive chef picked up her penchant for keeping the kitchen clean from her mother.

1 week ago

 Jessica George, sous executive chef at Legume.

Jessica George's favorite 'chef': Mom

Legume executive sous chef says her mother is her biggest cheerleader.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

 Mark Dunlap and Mimi Oliphant taste Caymus Special Selection during the 2008 Pittsburgh Wine Festival at the Heinz Field.

Little Bites: Wine Festival, Sandwich Week hit the North Side

Thursday is the 15th annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival, and hundreds of wines will be pouring in the club lounges at Heinz Field.

2 weeks ago

 A seating area at Habitat Restaurant at the Fairmont, Downtown.

Fairmont's Habitat restaurant to be replaced

A new, yet-to-be-named restaurant will open in late September and be helmed by Jean-Paul Lourdes, the hotel’s new executive chef.

2 weeks ago

 A new UberEATS decal on the side of Ron Graziano's Kia Soul. Mr. Graziano has been an Uber driver for more than two years and made his first UberEATS delivery on Tuesday.

UberEats joins the endless stream of meal delivery services in Pittsburgh

There’s Grubhub. And Eat24. And EatStreet. And Postmates. And Happy Bellies. And now, UberEATS.

2 weeks ago

 Shrimp and grits will be served with sauteed gulf shrimp over creamy cheese grits, finished with a shirred egg and crispy bacon at Eddie V's brunch on Mother's Day.   The restaurant is Downtown.

Dining out options for Mother's Day in Pittsburgh

Restaurants serve choices that will please every type of mother.

2 weeks ago

 Pasta flora, a latticed topped apricot tart, will be sold at St. Nicholas Church's Greek Food Festival.

Food Column: Oakland Greek Food Festival kicks off 56th year Sunday

The food fest will return with a “tried-and-true” menu of grilled meats and pastries.

2 weeks ago

Saga owner pleads guilty to harboring undocumented workers

Steve Lin, 44, of McKees Rocks pleaded in federal court to one count of harboring the workers in his restaurants from 2009 to 2014.

3 weeks ago

'Romaine calm': National lettuce shortage hits Pittsburgh

A warm winter in Arizona and a wet spring in California have combined for a national lettuce shortage.

3 weeks ago

 Le Lyonnais features traditional foods from Lyon, France.

New French restaurant, Le Lyonnais, opens in Downtown Pittsburgh

It sits in the space that formerly housed Sonoma Grill on Penn Avenue.

3 weeks ago

Consumer alert posted at Mullin's Diner

The North Side restaurant was cited for more than a dozen food safety violations.

3 weeks ago

 Facing a May 5 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, some restaurants and other establishments are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open and hope to either delay the menu labeling rules again or include legislation in the larger bill that would revise the law and make it easier for some businesses to comply.

Food industry seeking another delay in calorie labeling

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

 Beers brewed at the Couch Brewery are themed for comfort at the new brewery on Washington Blvd in East Liberty.

Couch Brewery invites people over to 'drink comfortably'

Pittsburgh’s newest brewery, on Washington Boulevard in Larimer, has plush seating in its “Living Room,” serving brews and wine and spirits.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury carries the Stanley Cup.

In honor of Marc-Andre Fleury: Primanti's Pitts-Burger goes Canadian

Beef steak will be topped with Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese and fried egg in the Canadian Pitts-Burger.

3 weeks ago

Chipotle says sales rise, discloses payment system scare

NEW YORK — Chipotle saw a key sales figure rise more than expected as it works to regain customers’ trust after a series of food scares,

3 weeks ago

 Chef Michele Savoia at Dish Osteria in 2014.

Saturday Diary: A requiem for a restaurant, Dish Osteria

Dish Osteria — my “third place,” after work and home — is closing today.

1 month ago

 The ceiling at Senyai in Shadyside is inspired by the vaulted geometry of ancient Thai architecture.

Thai restaurant Senyai opens in Shadyside

The tiny restaurant features some unusual dishes in an attractive space.

1 month ago

 A  hamburger and fries prepared by Chef Fiore Moletz inside Burgh'ers in Lawrenceville.

Burgh'ers offers a bite of Shadyside, Fox Chapel, Bloomfield

A new Lawrenceville restaurant features burgers named after Pittsburgh neighborhoods and communities.

1 month ago

 Becca Hegarty

Hegarty out, DiMarco in as Cafe Carnegie chef de cuisine

Ms. Hegarty will head the Bitter Ends Garden Project, an urban farm focusing on open-pollinated heirloom vegetables.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 Block 292 will serve roast beef with sugar snap peas, roasted carrots and a wedge of bread pudding at its first Sunday Roast.

Have a Sunday Roast, the Pittsburgh way, at Block 292

The supper will feature roast beef, plenty of vegetables, savory bread pudding and beef dressing.

1 month ago

 Becca Hegarty, chef de cuisine at The Cafe Carnegie, is one of 60 finalists in Zagat's 2017 "30 Under 30 National" program. She also was a 2017 semifinalist for a James Beard Award.

Pittsburgh chef named semifinalist in Zagat "30 Under 30" program

Becca Hegarty is the chef de cuisine at The Cafe Carnegie in the Carnegie Museum of Art.

1 month ago

 Clockwise from left, Smelly crispy bean curd, Green tea with mango milk and tapioca, Kimchi hot pot with vegetable and bean curd, Steamed mini soup pork buns, Scallion pancake with beef and Squid with Basil in Casserole by Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill serves authenticity, consistency

The small Taiwanese restaurant sits in the space of a former laundromat near a busy corner in Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 Cobblehaus Brewing Co. in Coraopolis will hold its grand opening on Friday, April 14.

Cobblehaus Brewing Co. opens Friday in Coraopolis

The region gets it next brewery Friday as Cobblehaus Brewing Co. holds its grand opening on the main drag of Fifth Avenue in Coraopolis.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Little Bites: 4.13.17

Thai new year, Polish Dyngus Day and Italian food and wine.

1 month ago

 Mario Batali arrived at the Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson in his signature outfit: a black vest over a shirt with rolled-up sleeves, Bermuda shorts, blue socks and orange Crocs.

For Mario Batali, good food and loud music lead to a curated experience

The chef/restaurateur/cookbook author says old recipes excite him, and so do simple and elaborate ones.

1 month ago

 Chef Chad Rapp of Market Street Grocery is one of three caterers cooking for "La Vie en Vert," this year's capstone event for the Pittsburgh Earth Day Festivities.

Celebrate Earth Day in Pittsburgh with high-end dinner, pub crawl

La Vie en Vert will feature local and sustainable foods, and the pub crawl will stop at seven Downtown bars.

1 month ago


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