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 Sauerkraut and mushroom pierogis and the smoked potato roast parsnip and mustard greens pierogis served with beets, sauce and chive at Apteka.

Dining Out: Apteka -- Where being vegan (or not) is trendy

Inexpensive, creative dishes draw a faithful crowd.

3 months ago

 Lidia's Pitttsburgh is serving Bucatini all Amatriciana to help earthquake victims in Amatrice, Italy.

Lidia's Pittsburgh helping Italian earthquake victims with pasta dish

The restaurant will give part of the proceeds of Bucatini all Amatriciana to the Italian Red Cross.

3 months ago

 Bartender Javed Hashmi serves a drink to a customer at the Livermore in East Liberty. Experts cite employee makeup, rental agreement and target clientele as key determiners for a successful restaurant. And, of course: Location, location, location.

Several factors allow restaurants to stay open with empty tables

How restaurants can keep their doors open for years — even with less-than-stellar dine-in business.

3 months ago

 Wine being poured at the new Nova Cellars Winery owned by Walt and Katie Novosel in Pulaski, Lawrence County.

Nova Destinations draws its own wine trail across Northwest Pennsylvania

New spread will be home to a main winery, new brewery and distillery, and you also can visit the company’s other winery, cidery and more.

3 months ago

 The Cafe at the Frick is featuring an 18-ounce grilled Kobe New York strip for dinner on Fridays through the end of August.

Is a steak worth $275? It is if it melts in your mouth

A food writer takes a fork and knife to an 18-ounce, A5-graded Japanese Kobe steak at the Cafe at the Frick.

3 months ago

 The dining area of Eighteen, a kosher restaurant that recently opened next door to Pinsker's, a retail store in Squirrel Hill.

New Squirrel Hill restaurant Eighteen serves kosher fare from ice cream to sushi

Derived from the numeric value of the letters for the Hebrew word for “life,” 18 is a number of significance in the Jewish faith.

3 months ago

 A platter of ribs with Kansas City cheesey corn at Twelve Whiskey Barbecue on the South Side.

Munch goes to Twelve Whiskey Barbecue

South Side barbecue spot shows promise but lacks consistency.

3 months ago

 Roasted Tomato Pierogies at The Foundry.

Little Bites: North Shore's The Foundry opens

A new North Shore dining option for those headed to Pirates and Steelers games and Stage AE shows opened Monday.

3 months ago

 Chris and Jesse Churchfield of Lawrenceville brave the humid conditions to eat outside at The Abbey on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

Outdoor dining options abound as heat abates

Summer days are waning? Fat chance. Here are 56 spots to dine and drink outdoors in Greater Pittsburgh.

3 months ago

 The main dining area of Blue North in McCandless.

Dining out: Blue North is a hidden gem that shines in McCandless

American-fusion menu offers a twist on classics and an introduction to unexpected ingredients.

3 months ago

 Cured tuna with chili oil and Marcona almonds and an anchovy and boquerones montadito at Morcilla  in Lawrenceville.

Little Bites: 8.18.16

Major honors for a Pittsburgh restaurant (and sandwiches), a whiskey museum and a pair of Italian dinners in this week’s roundup.

3 months ago

 Ruth’s Chris Steak House plans to remain at 6 PPG Place, Downtown, where it has been for nearly 29 years.

After scouting, Ruth’s Chris decides to stay at PPG Place

After searching elsewhere, the well-known steakhouse decides to stay in the space it’s occupied for decades.

3 months ago

 Nicholas Schilling tackles a plate of spaghetti and meatballs at the Spaghetti Warehouse in the Strip District in 1999.

Strip District's Spaghetti Warehouse to close

The restaurant's last day of business will be Aug. 28

3 months ago

Yelp partners with Oakland-based Nowait

Yelp will be making an $8 million strategic investment in Nowait as part of the agreement, according to the company.

3 months ago

Little Bites: Local restaurant news

News on Morcilla, Whitfield, Soba, Burger Bash & Chef Competition and more.

3 months ago

 PAN Asian Restaurant in Lawrenceville won the Best Preview award at the Summer 2015 Kickoff Party for its Lobster Monkey Rolls.

Price is right for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Pittsburgh's Restaurant Week

Seafood gumbo, chilled strawberry gazpacho and Korean fried chicken wings will grace menus for Restaurant Week, starting Monday.

4 months ago

 KFC Georgia Gold fried chicken.

KFC chooses Pittsburgh to test new Georgia Gold fried chicken

Crispy chicken, tenders and wings are served with a honey-mustard barbecue flavor.

4 months ago

 Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s Whole Hog Burger served with sides packs nearly 3,000 calories.

2,850-caloried burger, 970-caloried grape drink among Xtreme Eating winners

Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, Dave & Buster’s, Sonic and Buffalo Wild Wings are some of the offending honorees this year.

4 months ago


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