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 The Buffalo chicken pierogies at Penn Brewery in Troy Hill.

The 10 best restaurant pierogies in Pittsburgh right now

From grandma-style to gourmet, these are the best in the region.

about 10 hours ago

 Bernadette Kazar makes pierogies at Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe, which is owned by her brother, Tom Kazar.

How a meister went from knowing nothing to everything about pierogies

Bernadette Kazar makes potato-cheese, beer and potato-jalapeno pierogies for Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe in Homestead.

about 10 hours ago

 Pasta with Chicken Bolognese.

Let's eat: Pasta with Chicken Bolognese

Made with diced chicken instead of the traditional combo of ground chuck and pork, it’s a little lighter than the classic dish.

about 11 hours ago

 The Steak and Lobster Special at Morton's the Steakhouse, Downtown, is $59 on Easter Sunday.  Credit: Morton's the Steakhouse

Last-minute Easter dining still available here

Holiday brunch and dinner options abound throughout Pittsburgh for this special occasion on April 1.

1 day ago

 It's the first anniversary of DiAnoia's Eatery in the Strip this week.

Breakfast on the rise: More options than ever for the best meal of the day

In Pittsburgh, you’ll find avocado toast and green juice to pancakes covered with whipped cream.

1 day ago

 Simple menu items like ham, greens, potatoes and desserts are perfect to mix and match for Easter meals.

Mix and match an Easter feast

The Easter menu gets so much better when you mix and match dishes. Start with the centerpiece — a baked ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze,

2 days 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.

2 days ago

 New Holland Brewing had a table at last year's Hops for Hearth event, which benefits homeless families who are survivors of domestic violence. The event will be held on Friday at Alloy 26 on the North Side.

Easter bunny will be out and about for breakfast and brunch

In addition to food, IKEA, Atria’s and Technique by Toni will feature photo-ops with the bunny.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

2 days 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

4 days ago

 Made with Guinness Stout, Black and Tan Brownies are an ideal St. Patrick's Day dessert.

Let's eat: Black and Tan Brownies

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a little Guinness Stout to help celebrate.

6 days ago

 A closeup of the logo for  McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores displayed on a barrel at their  Brentwood location , taken Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018 in Brentwood.  The Monroeville location is also closing.  (Bob Bats is reporting).   (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

This weekend to be the last for McGinnis Sisters markets

The “Special Food Stores” in Brentwood and Monroeville are selling the last of what’s left for 50 percent off through Saturday or Sunday.

1 week 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.

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

 Spinach and rosemary soup.

Banish winter with flavors of spring soups

Spring tonic soups are packed with freshness, vitamins and goodness that wake you up from winter’s drab.

1 week ago

 Reuben sandwiches are on the menu at Revel, Downtown, for St. Patrick's Day.

For St. Paddy's Day, don your green and down some green food and beer

Pittsburgh restaurants serve Kegs & Eggs breakfasts and special Irish-themed menus for St. Patrick’s Day.

1 week ago

 Irish pizza with roasted potato, cabbage and corned beef.

Corned beef and cabbage is as Irish as green beer and green bagel

Since corned beef and cabbage are staples on St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., use them creatively.

1 week ago

 Macarons from Gaby et Jules, one of the bakeries celebrating Macaron Day on March 20 with free samples and donations to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Pop in a free macaron and raise money for Pittsburgh Food Bank

Food fundraisers also seek to help East End Common Ministries, North Hills Community Outreach and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

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

 Eggs from Lohmann Brown chickens sit in collection baskets at Meadow Haven Farm, a certified organic family run farm, in Sheffield, Illinois.

Walmart and Kroger promised to switch to cage-free eggs. An obscure Iowa law could stop them.

Although the law would only apply to stores’ Iowa locations, it’s intended to address a growing national dilemma.

1 week ago

Find the region's best fish fries with our interactive map

Fish fries are synonymous with the advent of the 40-day Lenten period. Churches, social halls, volunteer fire departments and restaurants

2 weeks ago

 Curry Lentil Soup with Charred Cauliflower

Let's eat: Curry Lentil Soup with Charred Cauliflower

Chase away the chill with a warm and fragrant vegetarian soup flavored with curry.

2 weeks ago

 From left: cookbook authors Darra Goldstein, Betty Fussell and Nathalie Dupree reminisce at a panel last month in New York City about the history of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

International culinary conference heading to Pittsburgh

The International Association of Culinary Professionals will be headquartered at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, March 27-29, 2020.

2 weeks ago

 Lamb Meatballs with Lentils and Cumin.

Swedish meatballs take a drive through Turkey

Lamb is a popular dish as we approach spring, and there are so many different ways to prepare it.

2 weeks 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

 Ashley Thomas with her Instant Pot on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in Shadyside.

Blogger-author shares the joy of cooking 'Under Pressure' with an Instant Pot

Ashley Singh Thomas, a die-hard Instant Pothead, honors the multicooker with her blog, group on Facebook and cookbook.

2 weeks ago

 Charlie Brunner pours maple syrup over his pancake at the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights at last year's Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration. This year the event will be held on  Sunday.

Celebrate maple with pancakes, pajamas, cocktails and history

Maple events will be held at Wigle Whiskey, Threadbare Cider, Fern Hollow Nature Center and Somerset Historical Center.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Distilling Co.'s first batch of Wigle Ginever.

Hometown distilleries win some American Craft Spirits Association bling

Copious medals in annual judging go to Wigle Whiskey, which wins a best of show, as well as Maggie’s Farm Rum and Liberty Pole Spirits.

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

 Cool off with milkshakes named, from left, Orange Creamsicle, Stupendous Strawberry and Yellow Banana Blast.

A milkshake doesn't have to be green to scream spring

Celebrate the season with a rainbow of flavors and colors in your milkshake glass.

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

 Anthony Novak of Northern Virginia, left, samples spirits at Pennsylvania Libations in the Strip District with the help of Todd Ramnanan.

American Craft Spirits Association convention visits a growing Pittsburgh scene

1,000 attendees will be able to try a diverse and growing mix of local whiskeys, vodkas, rums, gins, liqueurs, moonshines and much more.

2 weeks ago

 Tim Russell checks the temperature and precise taste of a batch of separated alcohol during the "spirits run" process at his Maggie's Farm Rum distillery in the Strip District.

Turning cane sugar into rum

The “still” in Allegheny Distilling separates the alcohol.

2 weeks ago

What turns some law-abiding Canadians into smugglers? The high price of imported cheese.

This is in a large part because cheese tends to be expensive, along with other dairy products, particularly compared to the U.S. and Europe.

2 weeks ago

 At Sewickley Hills' McLaughlin Distillery, owner Kim McLaughlin will put his bourbon into a barrel on the day a baby is born and give the customers first dibs on the bottles. The barrels age at the distillery, marked with the baby's date of birth, name and other contact information.

A cool baby gift: Bourbon?

McLaughlin Distillery invites customers to have a bourbon barreled on the day their baby is born ... to be opened when that baby grows up.

2 weeks ago

Find the region's best fish fries with our interactive map

Fish fries are synonymous with the advent of the 40-day Lenten period. Churches, social halls, volunteer fire departments and restaurants

3 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.

3 weeks ago

 Roasted Cod Fillets with Burrata and Burnt Oranges

Let's eat: Roasted Cod Fillets with Burrata and Burnt Oranges

You’re probably eating a lot of fish during Lent. Dress it up with Mediterranean spices and a tasty burrata and burnt orange salad.

3 weeks ago

 Feminine floral frocks and colorful outerwear by alice + olivia for spring.

Distinction Magazine: the latest in food, drink, fashion, homes and more

Check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's new online magazine, Distinction, where we cover the latest in food, drink, fashion, homes and more.

3 weeks ago

 The outside patio of the Draai Laag Brewing Co., which in March is being rebranded as Strange Roots Experimental Ales, in Millvale.

Awash: Take a ride on our Allegheny River towns ale trail

Millvale and Sharpsburg already each have two great brewery taprooms — one newly branded — and two more are on the way in neighboring Etna.

3 weeks ago

 Pizza Hut is the new official pizza of the NFL.

Pizza Hut replaces Papa John’s as the NFL’s pizza sponsor

Pizza Hut’s deal is for four years and reportedly will have the company fork over more dough than what Papa John’s was paying.

3 weeks ago

 Jennifer Daurora, COO of  McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores,  talks in the fresh produce section of the store in Brentwood. That store and one in Monroeville are slated to close -- the last in the 72-year-old, family-owned chain.

McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores are closing

The family-run market that started in Baldwin Borough in 1946 is closing its remaining two stores in Brentwood and Monroeville.

3 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 annual Pittsburgh Wine Conference at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center in Ross will bring wine oenophiles and winemakers together.

Farmhouse to Table fest and wine conference to be held this week

Farmhouse ales will be paired with dinner at Ace Hotel. A wine conference and contest for amateurs will be held in Ross.

3 weeks ago

 Desi Oakley will play Jenna in the stage production of "Waitress" when it comes to the Benedum Center on March 6.

Mr. Depleted My Heart wins 'Waitress' pie contest

A whiskey pie with mashed potatoes and chocolate pecan pie are runners-up in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust contest.

3 weeks ago

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