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 Burn by Rocky Patel, a new bar and cigar lounge on the North Shore, is scheduled to open to the public on April 7.

Cigar bar poised to open on North Shore in April

The North Shore venue will be Rocky Patel’s second in the U.S.

about 9 hours ago

 Celebrity chef Robert Irvine's newest release is the Fit Crunch protein powder. His Fit Crunch protein bars are made at Bakery Barn in Pleasant Hills.

Robert Irvine: 'I'm tough and passionate, but not an angry man'

The celebrity chef will visit Settler’s Ridge Market District on Saturday to promote his new protein powder.

about 13 hours ago

 Brian Hammond is planning to open Siempre Algo -- Spanish for "Always Something" -- on East Ohio Street on the North Side in May.

Accomplished Pittsburgh chef on track to open North Side restaurant in May

Three years after he bought the building, Brian Hammond will open Siempre Algo on Pittsburgh’s East Ohio Street.

1 day ago

 Amy Reed, general manager of Cafe Phipps, will do cooking demos at Phipps Conservatory's inaugural Waste Not Dinner.

Phipps Conservatory to host gourmet Waste Not Dinner

The cafe at the botanical gardens will use foods that are typically considered waste or scraps in its $58 four-course menu.

1 day ago

 Veggie Lover Roll at No. 1 Sushi Sushi in Market Square

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The food staff visits No. 1 Sushi Sushi, Sakura, Honeygrow and La Palapa

2 days ago

 A latte from Crazy Mocha's headquarters on Baum Boulevard in Friendship.

Cranberry Township-based Kiva Han buys Crazy Mocha coffee: Expect loyalty perks, barista training and more shops

This week’s takeover shores up current locations as well as providing options for expansion.

6 days ago

 Barrel Aged Irish Red Ale at Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville.

Munch: Drink like a pro, not a bro, this St. Patrick’s Day

Raise a glass the right way this weekend when celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.

6 days ago

 Mad Mex on Highland Avenue in Shadyside will soon have a sibling location in Waterworks Mall.

Little Bites: Mad Mex is opening a new location in Waterworks Mall -- and more restaurant news

Plus, reservations are now available for Morcilla’s reopening in Lawrenceville.

6 days ago

 Chef Tamilselvan Thangadurai of Spice Affair is holding Kahrahi paneer.

This unusual dish may only be available at Spice Affair in Aspinwall

A passionate chef and restaurant owner demo cuisine they love at their neighborhood Indian spot.

1 week ago

 The second Pittsburgh Taco Festival on May 19 will feature a variety of flavors from more than 20 taco vendors.

Pittsburgh Taco Festival offering VIP tickets for 1st time and they are selling fast

The second taco festival is coming back after a one-year hiatus to a bigger venue, Highmark Stadium, on May 19.

1 week ago

 Restaurant patrons sit in the dining area at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

Where to eat during the NCAA tournament

Restaurant options for any craving from low brow to lavish.

1 week ago

 The Nutella-banana crepe is among the sweet versions featured at T-Swirl Crepe.

Step aside French crepe, the pretty Japanese one is here

The gluten-free crepe, which is made with rice flour, is loaded with vegetables and seafood or meat.

1 week ago

 Umami's Roger Li, Round Corner Cantina's Derek Burnell and Dan Kern of 1201 Kitchen in Erie won the People's Choice Award at last year's Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival + Cook-Off on July 23 at the Ace Hotel. Dishes included barbacoa lamb, smoke confit lamb, grilled lamb with burrata and lamb robatayaki (skewers).

Lamb festival returns for the second year to Pittsburgh

The cook-off will feature local lamb and more than 20 Pittsburgh chefs, who will vie for Best Dish title.

1 week ago

 The Reviver with gin, lemon, triple sec and Cocchi Americano at Streets on Carson.

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A shared plate, impressive ravioli and a memorable gin drink.

1 week ago

 Save room for the baked Alaska, flambeed tableside.

A meal at Acorn in Shadyside can end with a show -- and that's a good thing

Chicago-trained chef Scott Walton is making a mark as an independent restaurant owner after serving as executive chef at Heinz Field.

2 weeks ago

 Chef Claudy Pierre of Eminent Hospitality Solutions, left, and his assistant Keyla Robinson help Sto-Rox High School freshman Giovanni Salazar make chicken paella.

High schoolers team up with Pittsburgh chefs to compete in Steel Chef Cookoff

Each team will consist of three students and two chefs for the contest, which is the culmination of a  culinary job-training program.

2 weeks ago

 The Downtown location of Fogo de Chao will open in the spring at 350 Oliver Ave., formerly Saks Fifth Avenue.

All-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse is on track to open soon Downtown

Also in restaurant news, Storms moves to the South Hills, a Taiwanese spot opens in Shadyside, and Salud Juicery sets up in Aspinwall.

2 weeks ago

 Condado Taco has come out with new type of hard taco shell -- the firecracker.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Check out Condado Tacos, Penn Avenue Fish Co. and Udipi Cafe.

2 weeks ago

 Chef Adam Kucenic and his wife Diana Strekalovskaya inside of "Bird on the Run" the couple's third restaurant on South Highland Avenue in East Liberty.

Bird on the Run opens; new spaces for La Palapa and Istanbul Grille

The East Liberty fried chicken restaurant opens 10 months after causing an unintended furor.

2 weeks ago

 A look inside the Blue Box Cafe on the fourth floor of Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

You can now actually have breakfast at Tiffany's -- but good luck getting a table

The Blue Box Cafe opened on the fourth floor of the iconic Fifth Avenue jewelry store and is so popular that tables book up a month out.

3 weeks ago

 The Gerber Farms Chicken Pot Pie at the Union Standard comes with a side salad.

Finding comfort in chicken pot pies with panache at Pittsburgh restaurants

Union Standard, The Foundry and Acorn craft comfy versions of pot pies filled with chicken and vegetables.

3 weeks ago

 Mike Appel, right, and Frank Smith, both grill chefs, prepare burgers at the new Oxford Market during a media tour on Monday.  The Flame Station at the restaurant features made-to-order grilled chicken, grilled cheese, ground beef burger, turkey burger, veggie burger, fried chicken and salmon sandwiches.

New Downtown food hall concept debuts at One Oxford Centre

The dining overhaul is part of a multi-million dollar renovation at One Oxford Centre in Downtown.

3 weeks ago

 Carleen and Michael King, owners of Carmi Family Soul Food, which just reopened on Carson Street on the South Side after seven years on the North Side.

South Side soul: Carmi restaurant crosses rivers, engages new audience

Carleen and Michael King made two calculated risks: moving a soul food restaurant to a white neighborhood and crossing Pittsburgh’s rivers.

3 weeks ago

 Dorian Moorefield, the owner of Grandma B's in the Hill District, prepares breakfast.

Hill District restaurant owner rolls out welcome mat to the rich, famous and locals

Dorian Moorefield says Grandma B’s is not only a restaurant that serves good homestyle food but also a cultural center.

3 weeks ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro addresses reporters while standing alongside Kevin Cox, a co-owner of Bar Marco, at the Strip District bar on Thursday.  Mr. Shapiro said he strongly opposes the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed changes in tip pooling, which would reverse a 2011 law preventing employers from collecting and distributing tips to anyone other than tipped employees.

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro will fight effort to give restaurant owners control over tips

Workers say the movement to take away tips amounts to retribution for their push to make minimum wage.

3 weeks ago

 The pulled pork sandwich at Porked in Lincoln Place.

Munch goes to Porked, a porcine palace and temple to the pig in tiny Lincoln Place

This sandwich shop features only pig products, and the owners are bullish on success.

3 weeks ago

 The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park during its preview party in November.

Pittsburgh Food Truck Park announces April 6 opening

New outdoor Millvale food and drinks spot will start with limited Friday and Saturday hours, just in case the weather cooperates.

3 weeks ago

 Brugge on North at Alphabet City will open in the former Casellula location, the New York import that had been open for less than a year.

A new Belgian restaurant is opening soon on the North Side

Brugge on North will debut in Alphabet City in less than two months.

3 weeks ago

 Union Standard resides in the Union Trust Building, with an entrance on the corner of William Penn Place and Oliver Avenue Downtown.

A year after opening, Union Standard has become the Downtown mainstay

Derek Stevens’ first solo restaurant is a crowd-pleaser; it’s the first independently owned restaurant in the revived Union Trust Building.

4 weeks ago

 The Corned Beef Collins at The Commoner features fat-washed Jameson and is garnished with a mini-Reuben sandwich.

Get a sip of corned beef and cabbage as a cocktail

At the Commoner in Pittsburgh, bartenders are working meaty components into their cocktails

4 weeks ago

 Bert Mooney IV checks the condition of a beer barrel aging at Strange Roots Experimental Ales in West Deer.

Goodbye, Draai Laag Brewing; Hello, Strange Roots Experimental Ales

Millvale’s “weird little brewery” expands into a big West Deer brewery and taproom and a much wider variety of brews instead of just sours.

4 weeks ago

 Penn Brewery on the North Side will open the pet-friendly patio today.

Here's where to eat and drink when it's 70 degrees in February

A rundown of where to bask in the warmth before winter returns

4 weeks ago

 Police move back onlookers as firefighters respond to a fire at Nicholas Coffee in Market Square, Downtown on June 30, 2017. Damage caused by the blaze is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.

Insurer goes to court to recoup costs from June fire at Nicholas Coffee

The civil action, which seeks at least $75,000, says two Market Square restaurants were damaged as a result of negligence in the blaze.

1 month ago

 The fried chicken dinner at Carmi in its new location on the South Side.

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Visits to Burgh’ers, Pirata and the new Carmi.

1 month ago

 Neil Blazin from Driftwood Oven tosses dough during the Polish Hill Arts Festival in 2016.

With abbreviated hours, Driftwood Oven has soft-opened in Lawrenceville

Expect naturally leavened pizza and eventually sandwiches, calzones and more at the brick-and-mortar location.

1 month ago

 A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

KFC’s restaurants in Britain have a problem. They don’t have chicken.

KFC said the shortage was caused by “a couple of teething problems” with its new delivery partner, DHL.

1 month ago

 Baked goods are now available at La Gourmandine Downtown at 308 Forbes Ave. The 15-seat cafe is open weekdays only.

La Gourmandine has opened in Downtown Pittsburgh. Bon appetit!

It’s the bakery’s fourth outpost in Pittsburgh. It’s in the former Penn Ave. Fish Co. spot on Forbes Avenue.

1 month ago

 Bethany Zozula, executive chef at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel is a contender for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic for this year's James Beard awards.

These are Pittsburgh's James Beard chef and restaurateur semifinalists for 2018

The city’s restaurants land many nods this year.

1 month ago

 The central open bar at The Lot at Edgewater serves 500 bottles of scotch, whiskey and bourbon.

A diner-steakhouse, The Lot at Edgewater, opens in Oakmont

The new 140-seat restaurant also bills itself as a drinkery and cigar bar.

1 month ago

 In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.

Chipotle’s new chief, Brian Niccol, is the guy who brought you nacho fries

Chipotle is turning for help to an industry crusader for the sort of fat-crammed, high-calorie items that have made the chain shudder.

1 month ago

 Blaze Pizza is on track to open the third location in the area by May.

LeBron James-backed pizza chain will open third Pittsburgh-area location in South Fayette

Blaze Pizza is known for its design-your-own pizza that has embraced a Chipotle-style ordering.

1 month ago

An Outback server got no tip on a $735 takeout order, complained on Facebook — and got fired

The firing has reignited a long-fought debate over whether tipping on carryout orders is compulsory - and how much money to leave.

1 month ago

Applebee’s has admitted that two of its customers in Missouri were racially profiled

By Tuesday, video of the incident in Independence went viral, and was viewed an estimated 3.3 million times.

1 month ago

 Fish sandwich at Primanti Bros.

Spend $5, get a free fish sandwich at Primanti Bros. on Fridays

Primanti Bros. is offering a free fish sandwich deal during Lent, sort of.

1 month ago

 Angela Earley and Henry Dewey, owners of Penn Ave. Fish Company, have opened their grab-and-go restaurant and wine shop at 245 Seventh St., Downtown. This week's hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New fast-casual seafood restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh is also an interesting wine store — and a bar

The project from the Penn Avenue Fish Company owners has opened in the Clark Building.

1 month ago

 Shrimp and More Shrimp at Eat'n Park features shrimp scampi, crispy butterflied shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Pittsburgh restaurants are hooked on Lenten fish fries, too

Some are naming sandwiches with fishy puns and offering them at discounted prices.

1 month ago

 People sit at the counter while Jung Liu throws and stretches a long strand of dough to make noodles at  Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

Squirrel Hill offers some of the city's most captivating fare for Chinese New Year

It’s the Year of the Dog, and this is a good time to explore the Pittsburgh neighborhood’s regional Chinese cuisine.

1 month ago

 Aubrey Plaza, left, and Amy Poehler starred in NBC's "Parks and Recreation," the show that, in 2010, introduced Galentine's Day, a celebration of women's friendship.

A sitcom-inspired holiday for women falls right before Valentine's Day

Galentine’s Day gains momentum in Pittsburgh and beyond as a time to celebrate women’s friendships.

1 month ago

 A choux a la pistache, or pistachio pastry, from La Gourmandine in Mt. Lebanon.

Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right now

This week’s visits include La Gourmandine, Spoon and the new Poulet Bleu

1 month ago

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