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 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.

2 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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,

4 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Little Bites: 4.13.17

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 Turner Dairy Farms was founded in 1930.

Food Column: Give a toast to home brewers and vintage cocktails

North Hills Brewfest and Cocktails & Camaraderie will be held this weekend.

2 weeks ago

 Executive chef Hoa Le (right) jokes with judges during a "cook off" at Smallman Galley in the Strip District on March 13, 2017. Le was one of eight candidates auditioning for one of four openings at the restaurant incubator.

Smallman Galley announces its new class of chefs

This will be the second class of four chefs to work at the Strip District incubator starting in late May.

2 weeks ago

Little Bites: Restaurant news

News on Bar Marco, Ace Hotel, Della Terra and more

3 weeks ago

 A platter of pierogies at Mindful Brewing in Castle Shannon.

Munch goes to Southern Tier and Mindful Brewing

Cool settings and great suds make new breweries worth a stop, even if the food is uneven

3 weeks ago

 A dish of the various  hand-made empanadas at the Caribbean-themed Pirata restaurant Downtown.

A half-moon taste of the Caribbean on National Empanada Day

Pirata celebrates the versatile empanada on April 8.

3 weeks ago

Krispy Kreme owner snaps up Panera Bread for more than $7 billion

Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. , owner of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Peet’s Coffee.

3 weeks ago

 Chef Mario Batali will be in town on April 8.

Food Column: Easter celebrations, visit by Batali on tap

Feasts, egg sale and a book signing by famed chef/author are scheduled for this week.

3 weeks ago

 The Easter brunch spread at the National Aviary, North Side.

Dining-out options for Team Ham and Team Lamb on Easter Sunday

Restaurants are pulling out all the stops for a holiday feast that will please both camps.

3 weeks ago

 A group enjoys brunch at Smallman Galley, the restaurant incubator/food hall in the Strip District.

Smallman Galley to open second location on North Side

The popular Strip District food hall and restaurant incubator will open a second location later this year in the Nova Place development.

3 weeks ago

 Long John Silver's

Long John Silver's hit with consumer alert

A roof leak prompted the warning at the Carnegie fast food restaurant.

3 weeks ago

 Some of the “consent coasters” created by the nonprofit Voices of Hope.

Coasters for Consent: Restaurants team up to explain bystander awareness

Kristine Irwin, a rape survivor, started campaign to provide restaurants with coasters to educate patrons about sexual assault and consent.

4 weeks ago

 Jazmyne Jones waits for orders at the window of Michael Bregman's Bull Dawg's truck in Homestead.

Where are they now? Former Pittsburgh Public Market vendors land on their feet

A year after closing, nearly all prepared food vendors at the Pittsburgh Public Market now have fledgling ventures citywide.

4 weeks ago

 Bottles of Wigle wheat whiskey and rye whiskey sit on a shelf.

Little Bites: Wigle Whiskey raises a glass to 5 years

Festa di Pasta at Casbah; new South Side spots; Churchview Farms happy hours and a new head chef at Scratch.

1 month ago

 Nick Miller of the Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood holds a punch card featuring President Donald Trump and nine other conservative politicians and media icons. The card has caused a mini-furor with the shop receiving a deluge of phone calls and online comments, both of disparagement and support from around the country.

Pittsburgh coffee shop bombarded with backlash after controversy over political punch card

“We are definitely not advocating violence,” Black Forge co-owner Nick Miller said. “This is purely political satire statement.”

1 month ago

 Ariel Scalise creates a cocktail at Tender Bar in Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville's Tender Bar to close in April

The upscale Lawrenceville cocktail bar will close on April 22.

1 month ago

 A selection of appetizers at Calabria's in Castle Shannon.

Calabria's restaurant celebrates 25 years in South Hills

Churches and loyal customers helped the Calabria family through perpetual road closures that hindered access to the restaurant for years.

1 month ago

 Buttermilk pancakes will be available at the 40th annual Maple Syrup Festival using maple syrup produced in Pennsylvania.

Food Column: Eat, drink and dance at block party and festivals

Block party at Market Square, maple syrup festival, and Latin American & Caribbean Festival are on tap this week.

1 month ago

 New signs, like the one at this Kings Family Restaurant in was part of a TV and marketing campaign the company launched in 2014.

Kings closes 5 Pittsburgh-area restaurants; revamp planned

Signs were posted Sunday at the company’s restaurants in Wexford, Bridgeville, Imperial, Harmarville, and Altoona.

1 month ago

 Chef Jerome Grant is the executive chef of Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History.

Chef at Museum of African American History and Culture dishes up history

Under the direction of a chef with Pittsburgh ties, Sweet Home Cafe in Washington, D.C., highlights diversity of food in the U.S.

1 month ago

 Chef Michele Savoia stands in front of the bar at Dish Osteria and Bar on South 17th Street in the South Side in 2014.

Dish Osteria closing as owners look toward 'next chapter'

The popular South Side restaurant will close its doors on April 22 after 17 years in business.

1 month ago

 Tamarind restaurant in Bellevue.

Bellevue's Thai Tamarind is for beginners and seasoned Thai foodies

Curries and noodles capture the delightful essence and aroma of Thai flavors at neighborhood restaurant.

1 month ago

 Owner Fabien Moreau works on a batch of croissants.

La Gourmandine's third location gives Hazelwood an authentic French bakery

The popular pastry shop that started in Lawrenceville will now have four times the production space with the new location.

1 month ago

Rose Tea Cafe Express hit with another consumer alert

It was the second time in 15 months that an alert was posted at the Oakland eatery.

1 month ago

 The bar area at the newly opened Talia Cucina & Rosticceria in the old Alcoa Building, Downtown.

First Bite: Talia Cucina & Rosticceria in Downtown

New Downtown Pittsburgh spot offers Italian with fun and flair.

1 month ago

 A young visitor to last year's Farm to Table Conference walks past a display table in the exhibitor hall.

Food Column: Farm to Table Conference digs into food, cultural roots

Event will feature sampling of foods, beer and spirits, demos and speakers at the convention center Downtown.

1 month ago

 People wait in line during lunch hour at Conflict Kitchen in Oakland on Friday.

Conflict Kitchen closing Schenley Plaza eatery, but continuing mission

Controversial Oakland restaurant of many flavors may not be finished starting dialogue, arguments and “spaces for empathy and action.”

1 month ago

 Chef Jesse Barlass, with help from Marisa Cantelli, makes final preparations during a cook off at Smallman Galley in the Strip District on Monday. Mr. Barlass was one of eight candidates auditioning for one of four openings at the restaurant incubator.

Smallman Galley holds final audition for its new class of chefs

Strip District’s Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh has its final audition for its new class of chefs in this restaurant incubator.

1 month ago

 Lamp Theatre in Irwin, PA.

Lamp Theatre in Irwin to expand using part of Ritter's Diner

A piece of Pittsburgh’s restaurant history will soon join a piece of theater history in Westmoreland County.

1 month ago

 Tony Giaramita, owner of Pizza Taglio in East Liberty, who was formerly an attorney before undertaking his new career.

Pizza makers find true calling in the dough

Several local men give up other careers to become pizza shop owners.

1 month ago

 Conflict Kitchen's last day in Schenley Plaza will be May 31.

Conflict Kitchen to close Oakland location

The restaurant described the closure of its brick-and-mortar shop as “a new phase in the life of the project.”

1 month ago

 Klavon's Shamrock milkshake is made with mint-chocolate ice cream.

Ice cream scoop: Celebrate spring with free ices, milkshakes and cones

Klavon’s will offer free milkshakes on St. Patrick’s Day. Dairy Queen and Rita’s will hand out frozen treats on Monday.

1 month ago

 Tim Hower is the proprietor and director of Two Hands Wines in Marananga, South Australia.

Food Column: Celebrate spring with candy crafts, beer dinner

The week also will feature “breakfast and a movie,” and a spaghetti dinner for charity.

1 month ago


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