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 Owner Brian Keyser, left, and executive chef Andrew Hill at Casellula, the restaurant at City of Asylum's Alphabet City, on the North Side. It has transitioned to tipping.

Is there a no-tipping backslide among Pittsburgh restaurants?

Casellula @ Alphabet City is the first dining spot in Pittsburgh to end its no-tipping policy, just 10 months after it opened.

about 8 hours ago


White restaurant manager enslaved black man for years, federal prosecutors say

Bobby Paul Edwards has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Carolina on a charge of forced labor.

4 days ago


 Peter Vauthy, executive chef for Red, the Steakhouse, at the Miami location.

Can this new steakhouse bring sexy to the Steel Tower?

After opening up restaurants in larger cities, owners of Red, the Steakhouse, are focusing on mid-size cities like Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


 In this 2015 photo, Rafael Vencio stands in his former kitchen at Smallman Galley in the Strip District. He's putting on the KANTO KanKitchen Filipino-style pig roast at Spirit on Oct. 30.

A Filipino pig roast at Spirit and more

This is the fourth installment of pop-ups from this chef, formerly of Aubergine Bistro at the Smallman Galley.

5 days ago


 A519 Chocolate will bring truffles to the Chocolate Bar on Saturday at the Benedum Center.

Food Column: Chocolate for charity and more

Autumn-themed events are springing up all over the area.

6 days ago


 Henry Dewey of Penn Avenue Fish Co. is opening a new venture this fall. Penn Cove Eatery and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Bar will open at  the Clark Building on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

3 new restaurants to watch out for this fall

They are a chowder house, a restaurant reboot, and day-to-night options from a Pittsburgh longtime restaurant crew.

6 days ago


 Chef Dennis Marron and his partner Jessica Lewis stand for a portrait at Merchant Oyster Co. Tuesday, in Lawrenceville.

Having once cooked for Michelle Obama, this out-of-towner is now a Pittsburgh restaurateur

Dennis Marron is opening two restaurants within a month — or, The Whale, Downtown, and now Merchant Oyster Co. in Lawrenceville.

4 days ago


 Nichola Long, of South Side, chugs milk after eating a  wing during the “Melt Yo Face Off” event at Streets on Carson where each participant endured eleven levels of hot sauce until they reached the hottest one, The Last Dab on Tuesday.

Face Melting: Pittsburgh palates put to test with "Pepper X" sauce

South Side restaurant hosts a hot sauce gauntlet called “Melt Yo’ Face Off,” featuring “The Last Dab,” said to he learned the ins and outs

6 days ago


 Korean fast-casual Bae Bae's Kitchen opened at 951 Liberty Ave. this week.

New Downtown Korean restaurant serves bulgogi and fried chicken with Chipotle-style ordering

This is the first restaurant from Seoul native Ashley Bae and her husband Eddie Lai, who moved here from LA just three months ago.

6 days ago


 Serving Korean fried chicken, pictured, Ki Pollo is opening within the month at 4407 Butler St., from Domenic Branduzzi of Piccolo Forno, Roger Li of Umami Izakaya, and his wife, Claudia Moyano, managing partner and chef.

Piccolo Forno owner to open his first fast-casual spot in Pittsburgh

Lawrenceville group project Ki Pollo will serve Argentinean empanadas and Korean fried chicken by the end of the month.

1 week ago


 Vanessa Cominsky, assistant general manager and sommelier, and Andrew Garbarino, chef and proprieter, of the Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty.

Pittsburgh's most ambitious new restaurant is now open

The Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty brings back fine dining: Here are five things to know before you go.

1 week ago


 This mural, "A Free Bird Over Paradise," was painted by David Connelly and graces the front of the new LaScola's Italian Ice and Custard on North Euclid Avenue in Highland Park. It pays tribute to the late Andrew LaScola, who loved Pittsburgh.

LaScola's Italian Ice opens a store in Highland Park

First brick-and-mortar location just off Bryant Avenue offer ice, custard, coffees and basil lemonade.

1 week ago


 Poster for the Harvest Moon Wine Festival in Millvale.

From Hoptoberfest to Smoketoberfest ... and Greensburg Craft Beer Week

Beer and wine events around the region highlight the season and local bounty, and several of them raise funds for good causes.

1 week ago


 Grill master Courtney McFarlane grills burgers in the kitchen at Tessaro's in Bloomfield.

At Tessaro's, how a master of the flame was born

Courtney McFarlane has learned to perfect grilling burgers at this Pittsburgh institution from a lot of practice and a lot of mistakes.

1 week ago


 Justin Severino of Cure, and Morcilla, at right, will cook with Abby Molinaro at Tastebuds in November

Top Pittsburgh chefs to bring a world of flavors at Tastebuds

The well-known chefs will team up with people with disabilities at the fundraiser for Best Buddies Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


 The new restaurant at Fairmont Pittsburgh — Fl.2 — is scheduled to open for dinner Oct. 27.

New restaurant at the Fairmont Pittsburgh to open Oct. 27

So long Habitat, hello Fl.2. The new dining spot has gone through a top-to-bottom overall and will be presented by a collaborative team.

1 week ago


 An order of arepas from Chevere in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch goes to Chevere

Small Downtown shop offers South American street food to delicious effect in barebones location

1 week ago


 Chestnuts

Fall festivals brim with apples, whiskey, wine, chestnuts

Food events for the week also include lessons in making pasta and sauces and fermenting cabbage.

1 week ago


 J.J. Johnson, a James Beard-nominated chef from Harlem, will cook for the Carnegie Museum of Art's "Feast: 20/20" on Oct. 6.

NYC chef to roll out a rice-themed feast at Carnegie Museum benefit

Chef J.J. Johnson, a James Beard nominee, also will present a  free community cooking demo at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.

1 week ago


 People wait in line during lunch hour at the former Conflict Kitchen in Oakland in March 2017.

Conflict Kitchen goes national?

A $50,000 fellowship will allow Conflict Kitchen’s co-directors to travel to different cities to discuss local versions of the project.

2 weeks ago


 An Impossible Burger at Burgatory on Monday on the North Side. The restaurant is the only one in the state to sell the meatless burger.

Impossible! The 'bleeding' meatless veggie burger arrives at Burgatory

It looks like ground beef and tastes awfully close, and you can now find the Impossible Burger it in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


Owner cited for hiding consumer alert posted at Russelton's Deer Creek Diner

The Russellton restaurant was cited for the same problems during three previous inspections this year.

2 weeks ago


 Police move back onlookers as firefighters respond to a fire at Nicholas Coffee in Market Square in June 2017.

Nicholas Coffee on Market Square to reopen Monday

The 98-year-old landmark had been shuttered since a fire in early June.

2 weeks ago


 Stuff'd Pierogi Bar opened in September on Seventh Street, Downtown.

Downtown Pittsburgh gets a pierogi bar

Savory, sweet, boiled or fried, pierogies dominate the menu at Stuff’d Downtown

2 weeks ago


 Elizabeth Porter of Shaler orders from the new self-ordering kiosk in McDonald's on McKnight Road in Ross.

Want fries with that? Tell it to the kiosk.

Kiosks — long accepted in banking and grocery shopping — have descended upon Pittsburgh’s food service industry.

2 weeks ago


 The Livermore is closing after service on Saturday.

East Liberty cocktail bar Livermore to close this weekend

The Livermore will wrap things up after service on Saturday

2 weeks ago


Vegetarian burger that 'bleeds' coming next week

Burgatory will add the alt-meat Impossible Burger to its menu

2 weeks ago


 Friendship Perk & Brew was created within a late 1800s house that once was used as a 7-Eleven.

Friendship Perk & Brew opens for lovers of coffee and beer

Friendship Perk & Brew at 300 S. Pacific Ave. is a passion project from JoAnn Redondo and Nick Redondo.

2 weeks ago


 The interior of Ineffable Ca Phe on Penn Ave. offers Vietnamese coffee, sandwiches, and plenty of seating.

Little Bites: Ineffable Ca Fe and Enrico's Tazza D'Oro

Ineffable Ca Fe opened in August as a Vietnamese coffee bar; Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro has opened at 524 Grant Ave. in Millvale,

2 weeks ago


 Ben & Jerry's Downtown location, shown in 2012, will close Saturday.

Ben & Jerry's Downtown shop to close Saturday

The store is operated by nonprofit Life’sWork, which said it wants to spend more resources on job placement for its clients.

2 weeks ago


 Toni Pais, owner and chef, outside Cafe Zinho in Shadyside.

Twenty years is a big anniversary for Shadyside chef with Parkinson's disease

Toni Pais of Cafe Zinho still cooks every day,12 years after he was diagnosed.

2 weeks ago


 Jamilka Borges, executive chef at Spoon, shows a photo of her mother who lost her home, possessions, and business in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria on Tuesday in the dining room of Spoon in East Liberty.

Puerto Rican gourmet chef torn between worlds

Jamilka Borges is an executive chef but recently her thoughts have been with her home.

2 weeks ago


 Fabien Moreau, owner of the French bakery La Gourmandine, works on a batch of croissants during a baking shift at the new location of La Gourmandine in Hazelwood in March 2017.

French bakery will open fourth location Downtown

La Gourmandine will take over the former Penn Avenue Fish spot on Forbes Avenue

3 weeks ago


 The Italian sausage sandwich at Bobby D's in Kennedy uses Ricci's sausage and Mancini's bread, both produced very close by.

Munch goes to Bobby D’s

Does a Kennedy pub have the most locally sourced sammie in Greater Pittsburgh? Either way, it’s got a good story.

3 weeks ago


 Restaurant patrons sit in the dining area on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

Little Bites: Lineup set for Federal Galley

Smallman Galley’s sibling location brings new concepts to North Side

3 weeks ago


 Rachel Grozanick brews a cup of Kenyan coffee at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District.

21st Street Coffee and Tea may close in the Strip District

Tenants claim they are facing a 40 percent rent hike as they explain the reason for the possible closing.

3 weeks ago


 The pawpaw is native to more than 20 states, but is still largely unknown. It has creamy, custard-like flesh that takes like a cross between mangoes and bananas.

Pittsburgh festivals celebrate the humble pierogi, unheralded pawpaw

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival will be held in Kennywood Park while Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale will host the Pawpaw Fest.

3 weeks ago


 Employees prepare for cake cutting along with accordionist Kevin Solecki during a birthday celebration at Wholey's in the Strip District. Wholey's will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Saturday with a seafood class, live music, cake, petting zoo, airbrush tattoos, balloons and more.

It's a week of festivals, cooking classes, hurricane relief

Wholey’s celebrates its 105th anniversary with a party, seafood class, petting zoo, balloons, samples, giveaways and live music on Saturday.

3 weeks ago


 Villa Italian Kitchen, a quick-service restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta and salads located in the main area of the airside terminal known as the center core, was hit with the most critical health violations over a two-year period. It received 13.

Pittsburgh International Airport eateries showing improvement on health inspections

Vendors at Pittsburgh International averaged 3 critical violations over the last two years vs. 14 when the Post-Gazette checked 4 years ago.

4 weeks ago


 Pastry chef Arbil Lopez poses for a photo with a honey cake at Cafe Eighteen in Squirrel Hill.

Rosh Hashana : A holiday of hope and honey cake

Cafe Eighteen’s pastry chef, Arbil Lopez, explains the science behind the ingredients of the cake.

4 weeks ago


 Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is currently in West Virginia working on an episode for his CNN show, "Parts Unknown."

PG Exclusive: An interview with Anthony Bourdain

The celebrity chef talks about Pittsburgh, food as politics, the opioid crisis and how writing about a salad is like writing porn.

1 month ago


 Streets on Carson on a Saturday on the South Side.

MUNCHING: Take a bite on the South Side

In old Birmingham, new restaurants and fresh cuisine mingle with old neighborhood favorites on East Carson Street.

1 month ago


 The new Distrikt Hotel restaurant or, The Whale holds a grand opening event Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Downtown.

First Bite: or, The Whale opens Downtown

Restaurant in new Distrikt Hotel continues Downtown dining hot streak

1 month ago


 Diners eat and converse at Stagioni's Sunday Supper, one of Munch's 40 favorite food adventures.

40 FOR 40 Munch celebrates a birthday by sharing his favorite Pittsburgh food spots

Columnist shares 40 favorite Pittsburgh food stops, past and present.

1 month ago


 The City of Asylum Bookstore @ Alphabet City in the North Side.

Liquor license issue resolved for Casellula and bookstore at City of Asylum

PLCB approves the Alphabet City organization’s request to operate a bookstore on the same premises as its Casellula restaurant.

1 month ago


 Aeros Lillstrom, with the Who Cooks For You Farm in New Bethleham, talks with customers at the Bloomfield Saturday Market.

Harmony at Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Pittsburgh farms band together

The all-day music and food festival aims to raise awareness and money to keep family farms on the land.

1 month ago


 Becca Hegarty has been named to Zagat dining guide's "30 under 30"

Pittsburgh chef named to Zagat list; Downtown diner moving

Local chef on prestigious list; Downtown diner flips corner.

1 month ago


 Crawfish are the centerpiece of a buffet at the Swedish Crawfish Party planned at IKEA in Robinson.

Food Column: Sample a world of flavors at crawfish party and Oktoberfests

There also will be festivals this week inspired by the planet Earth and Congo rainforest, and wine and brew festivities.

1 month ago


 Bull River Taco Co. is a narrow storefront restaurant in Squirrel Hill.

Bull River Taco Co. in Squirrel Hill features $3 tacos

The taco joint sits in the spot that used to be Waffallonia on Murray Avenue.

1 month ago


 Jill Glausier with her husband, Neil Glausier, of Burgh'ers Brewing previewed several of Burgh'ers Brewing's beers, including the Hipster Tone New England-style India pale ale and the Oat Black Water oatmeal stout, during the Brewtal Beer Festival in Millville on Saturday.

Burgh'ers adds Burgh'ers Brewing

Lawrenceville burger joint is making its own house brews to serve there and at its sister restaurants in Harmony and Butler County.

1 month ago


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