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 Gus Kalaris, 86, of Gus and YiaYia's cart serves up ice balls to children from West Allegheny elementary school Friday in Allegheny Commons Park West on the North Side.

In the City of Bridges, one closure won’t stop the 84-year tradition of Gus & YiaYia’s

Business has dropped at the shaved ice stand in West Park by 50 percent since the West Ohio Street Bridge closed in January.

2 days ago

 Double cheeseburger from Checkers & Rally's.

Checkers & Rally's plans to open 24 restaurants in Pittsburgh. Should they?

Drive-thru chain has plans for rapid expansion, doubling Pa. locations.

2 days ago

 Pastries from Azorean Cafe, opening this week in Bloomfield.

Portuguese native is opening Azorean Cafe in Bloomfield this week

Expect imports from Portugal and island fare from the Azores.

3 days ago

13 ideas for your summer bucket list

Post-Gazette staffers recommend these as must-do this summer.

3 days ago

 A plate of buffet desserts, including the Kremes vanilla custard-filled pastry, a chocolate-rasberry custard, Carrot Cake and Chocolate Rum Cake at the Darlington Inn near Ligonier.

Munch goes to the Darlington Inn

A trip to this landmark restaurant in a tiny village in the Laurel Highlands is like going back in time, to Transylvania and Hungary.

3 days ago

 The Superiority Burger is chef Brooks Headley's version of the veggie burger. It's made with quinoa and chickpeas, and is one of 90-plus recipes in "The Superiority Burger Cookbook" that hits store shelves in June 2018.

Recipe to try this summer: The Superiority Burger

Chef Brooks Headley’s vegetarian Superiority Burger puts all other veggie burgers to shame. Plus, it’s super easy to make at home.

3 days ago

 The team at new bistro/beer hall Lorelei to open in early summer in East Liberty. From left: wine director Max Stein, bartender Cecil Usher, chef Jamilka Borges, chef Dianne DeStefano, bartender Lizzie Fistel, and co-owners Pete Kurzweg and Adam Henry.

Siren's call: New beer hall and bistro Lorelei to open in East Liberty

The spot will be the third endeavor from the ownership team behind Hidden Harbor and the Independent Brewing Co. in Squirrel Hill.

4 days ago

 Angkor Restaurant has been in business on the Pittsburgh-Green Tree border for nearly 20 years.

Open for over 15 years, Angkor Cambodian restaurant is a Pittsburgh classic

It’s one of several owned by the family that has been around for almost two decades.

4 days ago

 “Wine is an emotional beverage and it’s meant to bring health and happiness to people,” winemaker Tim Mondavi says.

Tim Mondavi: Be mindful of Mother Nature and Christ-like toward immigrants

The scion of the most famous wine-making family in America was in Pittsburgh to promote his Continuum portfolio of wines.

4 days ago

 Chocolate sugar cookies will satisfy any cookie lover.

Just don't call chocolate sugar cookies, cookie cutters

The dough for these cookies doesn’t need to be chilled nor does it need to be rolled out and shaped with cutters.

4 days ago

 Jordan Bailley, a food market assistant, stocks green peppers at a market stop in Millvale. Green Grocer is a program of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank that sells fresh foods in local food desert communities.

Green Grocer cart serves fruits, vegetables to food deserts

Food Bank program visits 13 communities with more to come

4 days ago

 Pancakes will be served with maple or blueberry syrup at the Pancake Breakfast and Plant Sale at Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Mt. Lebanon.

Kick off summer with tequila, tacos and food from trucks

Wigle Whiskey to host Taco & Tequila fest, and food trucks to pull into Bakery Square and The Meadows.

4 days ago

 German chocolate cake topped with coconut and pecans

The German chocolate cake is actually Texan and not German

A classic cake is usually three-tiered and topped with a custard-y topping with coconut and pecans.

4 days ago

 Parmesan Shot with Salsa

Five great finger foods from the grill for your Memorial Day cookout

The grill is a perfect vehicle for creating incredible small bites for summer get-togethers.

4 days ago

 Potato Patch French fries

Pittsburgh stinks! So how exactly would we put our stamp on stench?

Using the U.S. Postal Service’s plan for scratch-and-sniff stamps as inspiration, we wonder how Pittsburgh would be represented.

5 days ago

 Insomnia Cookies is now open in Oakland.

You can get sweets delivered to your door at 1 a.m. from now-open Insomnia Cookies

Plus: Fig & Ash to open this year in the North Side.

6 days ago

 Moon & Mars American pale ale at Stick City Brewing Co. in Mars

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

You know those restaurant visits, when a single dish stands out from the rest: It’s the one your tablemates wish they’d ordered because

6 days ago

 Starbucks will implement company-wide racial bias education training for an afternoon on May 29.

Now everyone can use the bathroom at Starbucks. So why is the company under fire again?

Local businesses consider how to implement anti-bias training in their restaurants and cafes.

6 days ago

 Matt Christie, executive chef and owner of Streets on Carson on the South Side, prepares to chop vegetables.

'It's OK, I put her in the walk-in': Pittsburgh chefs share their stories of nights gone very wrong

Pittsburgh chefs share kitchen nightmares, mostly not of their own making.

1 week ago

 Stanley Tucci, left, and Tony Shalhoub star in "Big Night," the heartwarming story of two Italian immigrant brothers attempting to save their failing restaurant and attain the American dream.

Pittsburgh restaurants holding big dinner to celebrate 'Big Night,' a movie that continues to inspire

Spork in Bloomfield will host a dinner dedicated to the cult film “Big Night” while Stagioni on the South Side makes it part of its menu.

1 week ago

 Perfect Instant Ramen is doctored up with American cheese and a poached egg.

Let's Eat: The best bowl of ramen you will ever eat

This cheesy spin on ramen noodles is a guilty, silky pleasure.

1 week ago

Health code violations at A'Pizza Badamo in Mt. Lebanon trigger consumer alert

The Washington Road pizza shop was cited for the same problems in previous inspections.

1 week ago

 New canned beers at East End Brewing Co. are Fat Gary nut brown ale, seasonal Pedal Pale Ale and Monkey Boy hefeweizen.

Eastern Ohio's Hightower Brewing Co. celebrates its first birthday, East End launches new cans

Tiny brewery on the Ohio River at Rayland — between Steubenville and Wheeling, W.Va. — sells draft and cans and sells to a few local bars.

1 week ago

 The Whole Foods Market in Upper St. Clair in an Aug. 28, 2017 file photo.

Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods

NEW YORK — It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon said it will give its Prime members extra discounts at the grocery chain.

1 week ago

 Smoked salmon eggs Benedict at Penn Ave. Fish Company in the Strip District is available for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why brunch has caught up with dinner as the most popular restaurant meal

Take a look at steak and eggs at Whitfield, congee at Sakura, smoked salmon eggs Benedict at Penn Ave. Fish Company and more.

1 week ago

 A Make-A-Wish volunteer serves chicken Waldorf salad on endive spears at the 2017 Grapevine: A Wine Tasting Event.

Bloody mary, brew, wine and food truck festivals on tap this week

Bloodys & Brunch, Country Brew & BBQ, First Choice Wine Festival and North Hills Food Truck Festival will be held in the Pittsburgh area.

1 week ago

 Condado Taco will be among the vendors at the Pittsburgh Taco Festival.

2nd Pittsburgh Taco Festival is all about being bigger, better and more

The festival will be held Saturday at Highmark Stadium to accommodate a larger crowd.

1 week ago

 From left, Christopher Hoffman, Christina Decker, Jewel Edwards and Sam Cobbett are the first four bakers-in-residence at The Bakery Society Pittsburgh in Mount Oliver.

First bakery incubator in the U.S. prepares to fire up its oven in Mount Oliver

Meet The Bakery Society Pittsburgh’s inaugural class of bakers-in-residence .

1 week ago

 Ginger-Rhubarb Scones are studded with tart bits of rhubarb and crystalized ginger, and gilded with a crunchy coarse sugar topping.

Tart and sweet rhubarb is spring's darling

The cold weather has delayed much of the rhubarb this spring, but recipes cake, compote and scones are worth waiting for.

1 week ago

 Kevi Lee Furgason, a pastry chef at Spork in Garfield, bakes her version of the royal wedding cake. Her riff on the recipe from Claire Ptak, owner of London’s Violet Bakery, includes white cake, lemon curd and elderflower buttercream. It will be served at the restaurant through May 19.

Now you can sample the royal wedding cake, too, at Spork in Garfield

Spork’s pastry chef will offer her version of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake through May 19.

1 week ago

 The Mansions of Fifth will be hosting a Burgh Brides royal wedding watch party May 19.

Your guide to royal wedding watch parties across Pittsburgh

From flannel PJ’s to fascinators, viewing Meghan and Prince Harry on their big day requires at least a little pomp.

1 week ago

 Wise County Biscuits at Wigle Whiskey.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

The PG visits Lidia’s in the Strip, Burgh’ers in Harmony and Dinette in East Liberty

1 week ago

Persistent mouse infestation at Popeye's in Oakland triggers consumer alert

The fast food restaurant was cited for a persistent mouse infestation.

1 week ago

 Cleveland Kraut is one of five products involved in Kraft Heinz's first class of incubator start-ups.

Kraft Heinz chooses 5 food startups for its first incubator class

Springboard, first unveiled by Kraft Heinz in March, is meant to identify and nurture a lot of interesting ideas with speed.

1 week ago

 Ed Sheeran

There's a Heinz ketchup ice cream, and you can blame Ed Sheeran for it

The frozen treat was concocted in honor of the singer-songwriter.

2 weeks ago

 This Sunday from 11 a.m. on, mothers get a free sandwich or salad provided she's with someone who buys something, too.

Free Primanti's for Mom on Sunday — and more restaurant news around Pittsburgh

Plus, a sandwich contest, a new brunch and spruced-up airport eats

2 weeks ago

 Serve this Classic Ham and Bacon Quiche with a salad dressed in a vinaigrette.

A classic French quiche is always in style

Whether you’re serving brunch, packing for a picnic or simply want a light dinner, a flaky quiche Lorraine always pleases.

2 weeks ago

 Mancini's Bakery has closed in Market Square to make way for a Prantl's expansion.

Mancini's Bakery closes its Market Square shop as Prantl's expands

Prantl’s is expanding into the space vacated by Mancini’s on Market Street off Market Square, Downtown.

2 weeks ago

 A bowl of Salt & Pepper Tofu at Yuzu Kitchen, Downtown.

Munch goes to Yuzu Kitchen and soon to be Up Down Express

Ramen spot on Wood Street is a hip space with great drinks and tasty Japanese and Asian foods; upstairs lunch hot- and cold bars open soon.

2 weeks ago

 The Arabic coffee served after dinner is laced with cardamom.

A Pittsburgh restaurant stalwart reopens after a four-year hiatus

Closed since 2014, the original family has reopened Khalil’s in Bloomfield.

2 weeks ago

 To the far right, Kendall Koehn -- of Alpha Farms Produce of Homeworth, Ohio -- waits on customers during the first day of the 2017 Market Square Farmers Market.

Market Square and other city farmers markets are opening

Downtown’s Thursday Market opens this week with a couple of new vendors; the City of Pittsburgh’s Special Events markets are opening, too.

2 weeks ago

 Tom Glover, left, and Dave Hallam at the bar of the taproom at Abjuration Brewing Co. The former Parkway Theater in Stowe is also home to the Film Lounge and a screening room. The brewery now has its own license.

Abjuration Brewing is fully licensed and opening on Thursdays, too

Brewery and tasting room inside the Parkway Theater in Stowe to ease into more hours as owners work to make more beer.

2 weeks ago

 Courtney Scott, center, samples the Thai green curry she and her husband Derek Scott, left, both from Brookline, made while Piyo Boonyarat, right, watches during a cooking class in February at Thai Me Up restaurant on the South Side.

South Side restaurant gives lessons in Thai cuisine

Chef Jeeraporn “Noi” Chaisri doesn’t want people just to like her native fare, she wants people to understand it, too.

2 weeks ago

 Wigle Whiskey's Allison Burns, left, and the International Spy Museum's Shana Oltman present a night of spirits and spies on May 14 at Threadbare Cider on the North Side.

More Mother's Day events in Pittsburgh

From a wine walk to chocolate painting, there is still time to plan fun events with mom this week.

2 weeks ago

 The Mother's Day basket from Chantal's Cheese Shop in Bloomfield includes two types of cheese, jam, crackers, salted caramel, A519 chocolates and more.

Give Mom the gift of food or drink

Pittsburgh shops offer plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas this week.

2 weeks ago

 Jessica Merchant of North Huntingdon prepares avocado toast with arugula, pickled onions and fried eggs at her home.

This Pittsburgh food blogger makes pretty dishes

Food blogger Jessica Merchant is crazy about easy-to-make, honest food. She shares 150 of her favorite recipes in a new cookbook.

2 weeks ago

 Jimmy John's lists calories on all items on its menu boards, Downtown.

Are you sure you want that 1,700-calorie Jimmy John's double roast beef sandwich?

A new federal law is banking on consumers making healthier choices when they know calorie counts.

2 weeks ago

 A stack of pallets and kegs at Rivertowne Brewing's production brewery in Export in 2016.

Rivertowne Brewing files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but still looks to innovate

The Export brewery and restaurants in Verona, North Huntingdon, Monroeville and North Shore will continue to operate.

2 weeks ago

 The Tako taco includes grilled octopus, harissa aioli, preserved lemons, mizuna greens and herbs and pickled red onion.

The best tacos in Pennsylvania are right here in Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh’s täko makes Thrillist’s list of “The Best Tacos in Every State.”

2 weeks ago

 Salumi at Cure in Lawrenceville, chef Justin Severino's mecca for cured meats.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Visits to Cure, Claudio’s and more

2 weeks ago

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