The second annual fundraiser for Back of the House from Youth Places will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 on the North Side.

Pittsburgh restaurant news: Penn Ave. Fish Co., Dor-Stop and more

Chaz & Odette has officially opened, the restaurant that has debuted in what had been Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar in Shadyside.

about 12 hours ago

 Allegheny County Council didn't approve a grading system for dining establishments. But an analysis of restaurants using criteria from the rejected system, plus data from inspections, shows some restaurants warrant an alert or even a closure.

In an A-B-C rating system, which restaurants would make the grade?

If you eat at a restaurant in Allegheny County, you’ve probably seen a green health inspection sticker.  What does it tell you? Not much.

2 days ago

How PublicSource reported the story

PublicSource submitted a right-to-know request for every restaurant inspection conducted from Jan. 1, 2012, to April 30, 2015.

2 days ago

 The Porch at Schenley opened in Oakland four years ago, and Eat’n Park, the parent company, is planning to open a new location in Upper St. Clair.

Eat’n Park ready to invest in new dining options

The Homestead restaurant company is flush with cash after selling its hospitality division and has new venues planned.

4 days ago

 Dan Lamb, the chef at Marty's Market.

On the Table: Marty’s Market ups its game by adding dinner service, booze and brews

Marty’s Market is a specialty grocery store, coffee bar, bottle shop, bar and restaurant with dishes that aim to please many appetites.

5 days ago

New restaurants on Mount Washington, in Brookline and Market Square

Vue 412, Jolina’s Mediterranean now serving; Poros opens next week.

1 week ago

 Popcorn panna cotta at Station restaurant in Bloomfield, created by chef Curtis Gamble.

Station restaurant in Bloomfield makes its panna cotta pop

As the Italian dessert known as “cooked cream” becomes more popular on restaurant menus, cooks are incorporating other ingredients.

1 week ago

 The hanger steak at Station restaurant.

On the Table: Station in Bloomfield offers a menu beyond bar food

Station and chef Curtis Gamble are a welcome addition in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.

1 week ago

 Gonzalo Cembrero in his recently opened authentic Spanish restaurant Pallantia Tapas de Espana in Shadyside.

On the Table: For a sip and a snack, try tapas at Shadyside's Pallantia

Spanish native Gonzalo Cembrero moves his restaurant from Greensburg to Shadyside, where he cooks his favorite dishes from home.

2 weeks ago

Restaurants challenge city of Pittsburgh on paid sick-leave law

The lawsuit was filed by local businesses and the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association.

2 weeks ago

 Lautrec restaurant chef de cuisine Kristin Butterworth seasons grass-fed wagyu beef in the restaurant's kitchen at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Fayette County. She is one of the few female chefs with a Five Diamond AAA rating and a Five Star rating from Forbes.

Dine: Lautrec has one of the few female chefs de cuisine in the firmament of top restaurants

Rising star Kristin Butterworth, who has scored star ratings at Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort, is a culinary powerhouse.

3 weeks ago

 Eva Hough has opened Eva's German Kitchen on Spring Street in Latrobe featuring German selections such as this Jager Schnitzel with Spatzle and dark mushroom gravy. The restaurant is decorated with paintings done by her father, such as this one of the Castle Holenzollern.

Eva's German Kitchen: A melting pot in Latrobe

The restaurant features all homemade foods, including some American fare.

3 weeks ago

 Starting today, Burgatory burgers can be found on the North Shore.

Restaurant scene: Setting the table for new arrivals in Pittsburgh

Find out which new dining places have opened or are heading near you this fall.

3 weeks ago

 Brent Young, a Franklin Park native who co-founded The Meat Hook in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pittsburgh native plans 'meat-centric' restaurant for Ace Hotel, opening in East Liberty

Brent Young, from Franklin Park, will launch Whitfield in the Ace Hotel, opening this year. He is a partner in The Meat Hook in Brooklyn.

3 weeks ago

 Poros, under construction, will open next month at Two PPG. City Works is planned for another side of the building.

2 PPG Place adding restaurant, craft beer hub

City Works will move into 2 PPG Place and have more than 120 beers on tap.

3 weeks ago

 "I wanted to use this visit as an opportunity to give back to the community I still care so much about," Amanda Carto said.

Pittsburgh chefs, bartenders bring girl power to the forefront

Female restaurant-industry leaders will prepare food and drinks at Girls to the Front to raise money for Girls Rock! Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Smoked beef tartare with black garlic aoli, by Dennis Marron at The Commoner.

Restaurant spot-check: How three notable dining places have changed

Here’s a look at transitions or modifications made at The Commoner, Kaya and Stagioni, and what those mean for diners.

1 month ago

 The Jerky Cow organic beef burger at the Tipsy Cow in Shadyside.

Munch goes to the Tipsy Cow Burger Bar in Shadyside

A beef/bacon blend and organic burgers are the attraction at the Ellsworth Street pub.

1 month ago

 Richard DeShantz, left, and Keith Fuller, who are teaming up to create Pork & Beans, a new restaurant they hope to open in early 2016 in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Chef/owners from Root 174 and Meat & Potatoes teaming up in the creation of a new Downtown restaurant

Pork & Beans owners promise ’well-rounded’ menu to create something Pittsburgh ’has never seen before.’

1 month ago

 Lynn Cauley of Park Place shows off some of the peppers she and her husband Jim use to create their tailgate spread at Heinz Field.

A football feast: Pairing Steelers and food

Cheer on your favorite Black and Gold player with a Pittsburgh restaurant munchie that best represents him.

1 month ago

 The Rev. Brian Evans  shows the soot and grease on his fingertips from around the pipes of the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church’s pipe organ. He said that smoke from the wood-fired oven, grill and conventional oven at The Commoner restaurant at Hotel Monaco is damaging the church's $1 million pipe organ.

Church in Downtown Pittsburgh fuming over wood-fired oven exhaust from The Commoner

The Lutheran church claims that smoke from Hotel Monaco restaurant’s oven is damaging thechurch’s $1 million pipe organ.

1 month ago

 Meat cooks on the grill outside of Dream Bar-B-Q.

Restaurant scene: Homewood's Dream Bar-B-Q feeds hungry football fans and a neighborhood

For 10 years Dave Jenkins has been building a clientele for lunch, dinner and takeout at his barbecue spot.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 The staff of Gaucho in the Strip District.

Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.

1 month 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 month ago

 Poster introducing Kick in the Beanz campaign.

Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa

Competition between Wawa and Sheetz falls along lines as clear as the Eagles versus the Steelers, with the latter shopping at Sheetz.

1 month ago

Las Palmas taco stand in Oakland hit with consumer alert

Las Palmas was cited for holding food at unsafe temperatures and inadequate sanitization, among other problems.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 Table 86 opened today in Seven Fields.  The menu features appetizers, seafood, steaks, butcher block burgers, salads and pastas.

Hines Ward's restaurant Table 86 officially opens in Seven Fields

Mr. Ward opened the restaurant and wine bar in the Pittsburgh area to thank his fans by creating jobs and a spot to have good food.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

 The founders of Smallman Galley, Ben Mantica and Tyler Benson, are both U.S. Navy lieutenants.

Smallman Galley to give chefs a boost

Smallman Galley teams up with Papa J’s owners to bring restaurant incubator to the Strip District to help launch new chefs.

1 month ago

 Items for breakfast at Sakura in Squirrel Hill: From top clockwise, spiced dried bean curd, beef in brown sauce, beef tendon in brown sauce, marinated pig ears and beef tripe in brown sauce.

Restaurant scene: At Sakura, the mostly Japanese menu contains some Chinese-style gems

The vast menu at Sakura restaurant in Squirrel Hill offers hidden regional gems from Xi’an in northwest China.

2 months 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

2 months ago

Chaz & Odette to open in former Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar location in Shadyside

The lunch and dinner menu at the Baum Boulevard eatery will be influenced by international cuisines.

2 months ago

 Tic Toc customers enjoy lunch at the restaurant in Macy's on Tuesday. Janice McCready, left, from Murrysville, had fried chicken, while Loralee Babjack from Pittsburgh had the chicken chili.

Dine: The clock runs out on Tic Toc

Time flies in the final hours for iconic Tic Toc restaurant Downtown, which closed on Friday.

2 months ago

  Paella with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, chicken, Spanish sausage and rice with saffron at Mallorca.

On the Table: Mallorca needs to bring menu up to same level as setting and staff

A terrific space and a warm experience draw diners to this South Side stable; if only the food were better.

2 months ago

Tic Toc, Arcade Bakery could live on after Macy’s leaves Downtown Pittsburgh site

The agreement under consideration would assign names, branding and intellectual property rights of the restaurant and bakery to the city.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

 A Second Breakfast Waffle Wagon customer walks into Coffee Buddha to eat after receiving her order from the food truck. The Waffle Wagon serves customers every Thursday in the parking lot of the Ross coffee shop.

Food trucks here have nowhere to go but up

With nearly 30 Pittsburgh-based food trucks, a growing fleet gets creative to navigate Pittsburgh ordinances.

2 months ago

 Pittsburgh is receiving a flurry of national media attention lately.

Why is Pittsburgh being called the new darling destination?

Last week’s flurry of national media attention on the city’s charms has become the new normal.

2 months ago

 The exterior of Pizzaiolo in Market Square.

Rooftop dining is among al fresco options Downtown

If you like eating in the out of doors, Downtown has spots high, low and in between.

2 months ago

 Gloria Fortunato, left, and Cathleen Enders are the owners of Wild Rosemary Bistro in Upper St. Clair.

Tables at Wild Rosemary Bistro in Upper St. Clair hardest to reserve

Wild Rosemary Bistro, a 28-seat BYOB restaurant run by Cathleen Enders and Gloria Fortunato, will celebrate its seventh anniversary.

2 months ago

Carnegie Museums sets a new course for food services

The new arrangement with Culinaire ends a 19-year relationship with Parkhurst Dining, a division of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.

2 months ago

 Nancy and Ed Sullivan of Oakmont brought their grandchildren, visiting from South Carolina, to Klavon’s, where co-owner Jacob Hanchar was giving out free ice cream to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

Klavon's offers Strip District-inspired ice creams

The Primanti Brother’s Ice Cream Sammich and Wholey’s Catch are among flavors offered at an old-time ice cream parlor.

2 months ago

 Under the revised policy, the size of the penalty would be based on a number of factors, such as size of the food facility, seriousness of the violation, willfulness and whether the violation was a repeat offense

Allegheny County eyes higher fines for food safety violations

The proposals follow a failed attempt to display health department grades on restaurant doors.

2 months ago

 Ray Auslander owns Wiener World on Smithfield Street.

Dine: Owner of Downtown's Wiener World reflects on changes as he puts business up for sale

Surrounded by Downtown Pittsburgh’s renewal, Wiener World celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2 months ago

 Andrew Garbarino plates a foie gras appetizer using brioche, foie gras, balsamic glaze, onion marmalade and nut butter.

Lively Twisted Frenchman serves old-world wine and modernist-inspired dishes

Andrew Garbarino’s East Liberty restaurant resonates as a fun, tailored spot with an ambitious chef who is confident yet eager to please.

2 months ago

 The view from Isabela on Grandview, atop Mount Washington, with a serving of honey-glazed blue marlin with fresh watermelon, pickled watermelon rind and a mint gastrique

Isabela on Grandview to close at month's end

"I'm so grateful to my wonderful employees, family, friends and loyal patrons,” owner George Merrick, 81, said in a press release.

2 months ago

 The Commoner Executive Chef Dennis Marron

Chef at Hotel Monaco leaves to pursue independent venture

Executive chef Dennis Marron of the Commoner at The Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Downtown, has left the position to pursue his own venture.

3 months ago


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