Food


 Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.

Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

1 day ago


 The Kobe beef burger at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.

about 18 hours ago


 Tomato-Mint Salad.

Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.

1 day ago


 Cotton Candy grapes.

Eat a green grape, think pink cotton candy

The seedless Cotton Candy grape is packed with the flavor of hand-spun sugar.

1 day ago


 Baby Back Ribs with Maple Chipotle Sauce

Labor Day spread is worth the extra effort

You could add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday.

1 day ago


 Cheerios cereal was part of one of many lawsuits filed this  year, specifically for gluten issues.

What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.

4 days ago


 Pickles in Suzdal, pickle capital of Russia.

Chef Trevett Hooper savors Russian hospitality for a new venture

Legume’s chef visits Eastern Europe and Russia to bring back ideas for Dacha, a restaurant he hopes to open in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


 Guests dressed all in white take part in last year's Diner en Blanc in New York. Pittsburgh will hold its first Diner en Blanc on Sept. 11 at an undisclosed location.

Diner en Blanc comes to Pittsburgh for first time

The elegant picnic that began in France in 1988 will be held Sept. 11 at a undisclosed site.

5 days ago


 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

6 days ago


 A look at Domenico Carpico's garden.

Italian Garden project celebrates the secrets of fresh-picked flavor and quality produce

Italian Garden Project to host a Fig Fest Saturday as part of festivities to preserve disappearing practices.

1 week ago


Eat, shop under neon lights at Squirrel Hill Night Market

As the sun goes down over Pittsburgh, Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill will come alive on Saturday.

1 week ago


 Mixed Summer Salad.

Summer's last hurrah: Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Celebrate the last weeks of the summer season with fruits and vegetables that best define it.

1 week ago


 Antonio Manti's garden in Shaler.

A chef salutes Italian Project gardeners

Vallozzi’s executive chef, Josiah Henry, wants garden project to get bigger and supports the people behind it.

1 week ago


 Spicy Chicken Tacos.

Great Race, Great Taste: Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos make a handheld dish that’s simple to prepare.

1 week ago


 Jeff Sloan, left, and Will Humphrey taste test coffee samples from beans they roasted the day before.

Dine: From bean to coffee cup, a new roastery will open in Munhall

Will Humphrey is so into coffee that he is opening a roastery/​lab in a building that had former lives as the Stay Tuned distillery.

1 week ago


 Frank Ruzomberka adds toasted coconut to his Coconut Cream Pie at Grant Bar & Restaurant in Millvale.

Rick Sebak's new PBS shows, 'A Few Good Pie Places' and 'A Few Great Bakeries,' are good eats

Grant Bar & Restaurant and Minerva Bakery are among the good pie places and great bakeries in Rick Sebak’s latest TV specials.

1 week ago


 Let the baking begin! Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back for PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show,” beginning Sept. 6.

Reality Check: PBS baking contest rises again

It’s ready, set, BAKE, as “The Great British Baking Show” returns on Sept. 6; Clairton’s Nora Hewitt avoids the ax on “Face Off.”

1 week ago


Westmoreland County musem to reopen with new cafe cart

The cart will be run by The Supper Club of Greensburg and will offer soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago


 LaVanda cocktail made of lavender-infused Grappa, green pepper  honey and lemon juice paired with Fegato con Crostini, a chicken liver pate ramekin with a topping of marsala gelee at Grapperia in Lawrenceville.

Bites and brews in Pittsburgh: Something for every appetite

Here are a few of the PG’s favorite spots around the region, highlighting a trend not limited to beer joints.

2 weeks ago


 Ricotta cavatelli with Italian sausage, rapini and tomato.

Pack to school: What do professional chefs pack for their kids?

Pittsburgh chefs think outside the box when it comes to packing lunches for their school-going children.

2 weeks ago


 Paulina Neuschwander, left, and Vanessa Kachulis, center,  help their grandmother, Mary Papazis, while making cookies at the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh.

Greek festival cookie recipe: Hard work, lots of humor

Members from Presentation of Christ (Ypapanti) Greek Orthodox Church in East Pittsburgh make 2,000-plus cookies in 7 hours for festival.

2 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Summer corn's a good team player

Pair it with tomato in soup, salad, salsa, bread or frittata, and you have a match made in heaven.

2 weeks ago


 Cheeses from Greece, clockwise from left: Feta, kefalotiri and graviera with oil-cured olives.

Dine: Merchants here say buying Greek imports can help debt-ridden nation

To help with the Greek financial crisis, Greek merchants in Pittsburgh are encouraging residents here to buy more products from Greece.

2 weeks ago


 Guests enjoy a cool summer night during an al fresco dinner party at the Ben Avon home of Gretchen McKay.

Celebrate summer with a dinner party al fresco

How not to be thrown by the thought of an outdoor gathering that doesn’t center around hot dogs, hamburgers and a charcoal grill.

3 weeks ago


Miriam's Garden: Cool beans -- A little past peak but still delicious

Beans are happy in the sun or rain, but critters may not leave much to pick.

3 weeks ago


 Jeff Solensky of DuBois came up with the New York Reuben flavor in a contest sponsored by Lays. It is one of four finalists.

Prize for potato chip contest? $1 million

With his New York Reuben flavor, Jeff Solensky of DuBois is among the four finalists of Lay’s Do Us a Flavor competition

3 weeks ago


 SLUG: LETSEAT0808 CAPTION: Corn Polenta with Tomato Salsa.

Let's Eat: Smoky Corn Farina with Tomato Salad

A dish that celebrates two of summer’s favorite crops

3 weeks ago


 Francisco Cervelli, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, talks about his love of cooking and painting during an interview at PNC Park.

Cervelli to help teach his culinary and painting skills to kids

Pirates catcher to host cooking and painting camp at Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh today.

3 weeks ago


 Joe Bowser and Gayle Lawrence of McKees Rocks browse through offerings at the Farm Truck Foods Pittsburgh stand in McKees Rocks  on July 31. The mission of the farm truck is to increase access to local nutrient dense foods.

New business brings farm-fresh foods to places where markets are scarce

The company, started by three graduate students, made its first delivery in June in Homewood.

3 weeks ago


  Tara Sherry-Torres was born in Brooklyn. Her mother had emigrated from Puerto Rico.

Cafe Con Leche serves up Latino food, culture

Tara Sherry-Torres started the organization after she discovered that Latinos here often feel isolated.

3 weeks ago


 Udipi Cafe owner Manjunath Sherigar rolls up a paper masala dosa -- filled with potatoes and onions -- on the grill.

Restaurant scene: At Udipi Cafe, the pancake-like dosa making its mark

The dosa at Udipi in Monroeville earns the status of iconic Pittsburgh food

4 weeks ago


 Iced Teas, from left, Blueberry, Peach, Boston Iced Tea, Green Iced Tea and Lemon Ice Tea.

Iced tea: Simply refreshing

Brew a perfect beverage with good quality tea and fresh water

4 weeks ago


 Macy's Thumbprint Cookies.

Macy's classic thumbprint cookie will be no more

Kevin Ulrich has been baking the iconic Thumbprint Cookies at the Arcade Bakery inside Macy's Downtown store since the mid 1980s.

4 weeks ago


 Atlantic Beach Pie has a creamy lemon filling in a salty, buttery, crunchy crust.

Atlantic Beach Pie: Crunchy and creamy at once

Easy-to-make dessert has a thick saltine crust and sweet tangy filling.

4 weeks ago


 Linkie Marais demonstrates how to cook with the Big Green Egg grill in the seventh annual Big Green Egg festival at Moraine State Park in Portersville.

Big Green Egg, a Japanese kamado-style grill, fires up the faithful

Annual EggFest celebrated with cooking demos and grilled foods

1 month ago


McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

1 month ago


 Todd Saulle of Pop Stop makes popsicles from scratch.

Check out the summer bucket list for Pittsburgh foodies

Explore these foods and dining venues before the curtain comes down on the season.

1 month ago


 Rita's Easy Quiche.

Dairy cookbook salutes farm families, foods

Middlesex farmer’s easy-to-make quiche is among 110 recipes selected by “The Dairy Good Cookbook.”

1 month ago


 Three feta-based dishes, Mediterranean Olive Bread, Healthy Spanakopita and Feta Salsa.

Debate on feta heats up in Monroeville cheese class

A local cheesemonger asks, and a jury decides: Can feta cheese be made outside of Greece?

1 month ago


Upcoming food events in the Pittsburgh area

Regional food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

1 month ago


Supervalu may spin off Save-A-Lot division

Grocery distributor says its discount grocery operation and its independent grocers may be helped by separating the businesses.

1 month ago


 Black Bean Burger with Mango Salsa.

Let's Eat: Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa

Get your protein fix with a spicy-sweet vegetarian burger.

1 month ago


 Folk-rocker Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) will perform at the Carnegie Homestead Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Horror Realm & Pop Expo,  Rib & Wing at Seven Springs, and two PSO events: Diana Krall on Thursday and a “Night of Symphonic Rock” Saturday.

1 month ago


 Apricot bars.

Summer's bounty: Stone fruits

Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and cherries are bakers’ favorites in tarts, muffins and cookies

1 month ago


Miriam's Garden: Cool cucumbers crave warmth

Vines are growing, but fruit is slow to form because of the wet season

1 month ago


Upcoming food events in the Pittsburgh region

Regional food-related events scheduled for the coming weeks.

1 month ago


 Shark tacos.

One good recipe: Shark tacos

This fish taco is worth sinking your teeth into.

1 month ago


 Fried Zucchini Pasta

Let's Eat: Fried Zucchini Pasta

When the garden overflows with zucchini, it’s time to make pasta

1 month ago


 Students taking the ice cream short course at then-Pennsylvania State College in 1894 work to separate cream at the dairy barns.

Penn State creamery still a staple in Happy Valley at 150

The popular 3,700-square-foot retail store employs more than 20 full-time workers and 100 students.

1 month ago


Dunning’s Grill in Regent Square to close this week

Dunning’s Grill’s owner is retiring after being in business for 44 years.

1 month ago





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