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 Winter squash and beet salad with feta and pickled peppers is part of the first course at Osteria 2350.

5 places truly worth visiting during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

While most restaurants offer choices in their multicourse prix-fixe menus for a discounted price, some play by their own rules.

1 day ago

Potenza Pizza hit with consumer alert

Some of the problems at the Oakland eatery included rodent droppings and inadequate hand-washing facilities.

2 days ago

 Hilary Prescott Severino and Justin Severino have teamed up with Scott Smith to serve pub fare at East End Brewing Co. by the summer.

Justin Severino of Cure and Morcilla teams up with East End Brewing to serve pub fare

The Larimer brewery/warehouse will start serving food by spring or summer.

3 days ago

 Homemade chicken pho.

Pho: A restorative bowl that you'll want to master at home

In pursuit of the fragrant pho ga to find comfort.

2 days ago

 A screenshot of Ye Olde College Diner's website. The diner, located in downtown State College, Pa., is a mainstay for Penn State students and alumni, may close.

Ye Olde College Diner to close, but iconic Penn State treat will live on

The mainstay diner for Penn Staters may close, but its Grilled Stickies will continue to be produced.

3 days ago

 Restaurant patrons wait for their food at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.

What to eat and drink at Smallman Galley vs. Federal Galley

Two Pittsburgh food halls, one in the Strip District, the other its North Side sibling, face off.

3 days ago

 Chef Trevett Hooper, owner of Legume Bistro, holds up a cassoulet at Legume Bistro in Oakland.

Come winter, cassoulet offers comfort in a bowl

The casserole is made with beans, pork, sausage and — if you’re lucky — duck, and is a classic French dish in the winter.

4 days ago

 La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen on the South Side in 2017.

A bigger umbrella: South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa to move to new space next month

The South Side Mexican restaurant La Palapa will move to new digs later this winter, continuing an arc of the American dream for its owners.

6 days ago

 The interior of Umai in Mt. Lebanon.

Munch goes to Umai – not Umi or Umami – in Mt. Lebanon

Attention to detail and quality ingredients in a cozy setting make this eatery stand apart – despite competitors with similar names.

1 week ago

 Lautrec restaurant's chef de cuisine, Kristin Butterworth, is one of the few female chefs with a Five-Diamond AAA rating and a Five-Star rating from Forbes.

Get a 3-course dinner for $60 at one of the highest ranked restaurants in the country

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is holding its first Restaurant Week Jan. 21-25 at all of its four restaurants.

1 week ago

 The interior of Hello Bistro in Oakland, the first of six in the region.

A fast-casual salad showdown in Pittsburgh for the season of resolutions

What are the differences between salads at Hello Bistro, Honeygrow and Earth Inspired Salads?

1 week ago

 Butterscotch panna cotta with biscotti is among the dessert choices at Eddie V's.

Pittsburgh's Restaurant Week offers dinners from $35.18 to $20.18

At least 60 restaurants will offer multicourse meals at discounted prices for 2018’s winter version.

1 week ago

 Allegheny County Health Department rules for food trucks and semi-permanent food stands will be one of several issues to be addressed by the newly formed Food Safety Advisory Committee.

From opponents to collaborators: Pittsburgh food safety panel hopes to improve communication between regulators and restaurants

A committee founded locally after the defeat of the letter-grading system is working to better understand challenges in the food industry.

1 week ago

 Lights shine at the entryway for Tequila Cowboy on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 along the North Shore by Heinz Field. On New Year's Eve, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley injured his hip and was escorted out of the bar after his wife Christine Haley was in a "minor scuffle" at the establishment.

Tequila Cowboy nightclub weathers drama involving Steelers assistant coach

The North Shore nightclub was thrust into the spotlight last week because of an incident involving Steelers offensive coordinator Todd

1 week ago

 Demolition is underway following a Thursday morning flood that destroyed the dining room at Morcilla in Lawrenceville.

Burst pipe floods Morcilla in Lawrenceville, forces temporary closure

Reservations as far out as late January might be affected as partner Justin Severino works to demolish and repair the Spanish restaurant.

2 weeks ago

 Tony Serrao, owner of Oakmont Bakery is pictured on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Oakmont.

Popular Oakmont Bakery plans move, expansion

The new location is expected to have more space, seating and parking and offer live demonstrations so customers can see items being made.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster makes his own Primanti's sandwich with Antonia "Toni" Haggerty.

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster moonlights at Primanti's -- and more news

Plus, the Muddy Waters folks prepare to open a new restaurant in East Liberty this week.

2 weeks ago

 A platter of peach-pulled-pork pierogies at Stuff'd Pierogi Bar in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch goes to Stuff’d Pierogi Bar: How can such a brilliant concept be so disappointing?

A pierogi-based restaurant in the Golden Triangle is a million dollar idea but needs the execution to match.

2 weeks ago

 Station Square business area seen in September.

Houlihan's closing its Station Square location

The restaurant was one of the original restaurants that set up shop in the complex when it was developed in the 1970s.

2 weeks ago

 Potato doughnuts at the PA Cooperative Potato Growers booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a crowd favorite.

Food Column: Kick off 2018 with Pa. Farm Show and Wine & Spirits fest

The annual agricultural show returns for the 102nd time in Harrisburg with animal and food contests, rodeo and exhibitors.

2 weeks ago

 Preeti's Pitt is now open in the Strip District on Penn Ave.

These four restaurants opened over the holidays in the Pittsburgh area

A coffee and wine bar, a day-to-night lounge, a new location for a beloved pizza joint and more.

2 weeks ago

Baby Loves Tacos in Bloomfield shut down by health department

The Liberty Avenue eatery was operating without a permit.

2 weeks ago

 Steamed mini soup pork buns at Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh restaurant trends to love (or loathe) in 2017

Food halls, seafood, regional Chinese fare and emphasis on design are among the likable local trends of this year.

3 weeks ago

 Aroma Joe's will open its first Pennsylvania location in Greensburg next month.

New coffee shop promises "no mistakes, no attitudes" when it opens in Greensburg on Jan. 8.

Portland, Maine-based Aroma Joe’s will feature world coffees, infused blends and Rush, its own energy drinks.

3 weeks ago

 Champagne bubbles as it is poured in a glass.

Pop open the champagne bottle like a pro and welcome 2018

Remember to twist the bottle away from the cork and point it away from yourself and your company.

3 weeks ago

 Yin & Yang is one of the chocolate fondues available for New Year's Eve at The Melting Pot in Station Square.

Dine out on New Year's Eve: Toast 2018 with truffles, panna cotta, oysters, sparkling wines

Pittsburgh restaurants feature multicourse dinners, unlimited pours and champagne toasts.

3 weeks ago

 Peace, Love & Little Donuts has moved to this larger space in the Strip District on 21st Street, which used to house Thin Man Sandwich Shop.

Peace, Love & Little Donuts expands to a larger spot in the Strip District

It moves to the space formerly occupied by Thin Man Sandwich Shop.

4 weeks ago

 The Schmucker pork sandwich at Brick N' Mortar in Heidelberg.

Munch goes to Brick N’ Mortar

What’s in a name? At Brick N’ Mortar, the whole story is contained within.

1 month ago

 The panoramic of Oxford Market in One Oxford Centre Downtown, a cashless food hall.

Downtown food hall to open next month will pair corporate with community, and a hitch: No cash

Shorenstein Properties recruits Eurest to open Oxford Market in One Oxford Centre.

1 month ago

 The 'Tis the Season burger at Wahlburgers, now open in Ross Township

Flying the Massachusetts flag, Wahlburgers opens in Pittsburgh

The chain from Mark, Donnie and Paul Walhberg debuts in The Block in the Northway Mall in Ross

1 month ago

 Chef Michele Savoia at Dish Osteria prepares spaghetti with bottarga in 2014.

Pittsburgh's most popular food stories of 2017

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” tops the list, along with a few key openings

1 month ago

 While fans record the moment on their phones, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, co-stars on the NBC show "This is Us," announce the Steelers' fourth-round draft pick during the annual Steelers Fan Blitz at Heinz Field Saturday, April 29, 2017.

This Was Us: 12 Pittsburgh stories that went viral in 2017

From a congressman’s fall to “Pittsburgh, not Paris,” to a hero ump and a catfish release, these stories resonated throughout social media.

1 month ago

 The dining area of Casellula @ Alphabet City on the North Side.

Casellula in the North Side to close in late December

The New York import lasted just under a year in Pittsburgh’s North Side.

1 month ago

 The interior of the new Missing Links Brewery in Connoquenessing, Butler County.

Missing Links Brewery opening near Butler; CoStar buys in Etna

Brewpub located near the Butler Farm Market on Friday starts out serving 10 house beers, plus Pennsylvania wine, housemade soda and food.

1 month ago

 Anthony DiCio on the second floor of the Pennsylvania building facing 19th Street.

Food hall slated to open in former nuisance building in the Strip

The rehabbed Pennsylvania Building has rescued key vendors from the now closed Pittsburgh Public Market and it’s about to host more.

1 month ago

 Madeleine Bakery & Bistro opens Saturday in Wilkinsburg.

Regent Square, Wilkinsburg residents will soon be within walking distance of warm croissants

Plus, a new wine bar in Lawrenceville and a Thai restaurant on the South Side.

1 month ago

 Adults can learn to make gingerbread houses with Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel pastry chefs in a class Dec. 19.

Food Column: Pancakes with Santa, gingerbread house making class for adults and more

There are still plenty of holiday food activities to keep you in the spirit.

1 month ago

 In this April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York.

When the alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, his workers say

After four anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct were published, the restaurateur and celebrity chef’s brand was thrown into turmoil.

1 month ago

 Tom Horstman, from Mount Washington, dines on wings at Bigham Tavern earlier this year.

'Food Paradise' from The Travel Channel makes a second visit to Pittsburgh

Crew will film at Bigham Tavern in Mount Washington Wednesday.

1 month ago

 Brisket sliders are one of the $5 options for the weekday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pork & Beans Downtown.

Great brisket for $5 at a new happy hour, plus more food news

Plus, a new Thai noodle house opens on the South Side.

1 month ago

 Brewer Bryan McDowell holds his chin while brewing one of the first batches of beer in the brewhouse at the new CR Brewing Co. in Neshannock, Pa., near New Castle.

CR Brewing Co. aims to be a regional destination near New Castle

The Crane Room Grille, complete with a working 10-ton crane, adds a brewery that released its first two beers there this week.

1 month ago

 General view of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery outlet in Shanghai on December 6, 2017.

The world’s largest, most lavish Starbucks has opened in Shanghai

The nearly 30,000-square foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery does much more than simply serve coffee.

1 month ago

 The logo for Rare Ale, which is made exclusively for area BRGR outlets by Full Pint Brewing Co.

BRGR offers customers a Rare Ale

Full Pint Brewing Co. created this amber brew expressly to complement burgers, rare and otherwise.

1 month ago

 The interior of Cyclops Cafe in Bellevue.

One-stop shop for a java jolt and a tattoo

The Cyclops Cafe in Bellevue contains a tattoo parlor and bills itself as a coffee shop, art space, live music venue and co-working space.

1 month ago

 Restaurant owners, Dom Branduzzi, left, and Roger Li, at Ki Ramen.

The best dishes at Ki Ramen in Lawrenceville

The restaurant from neighborhood-favorite restaurateurs delivers value and a formula for a fun time.

1 month ago

 Crispy whole chicken with fried garlic at Vivo Kitchen in Sewickley.

The best dishes of 2017

The PG food staff praises their favorite dishes of the year in and around Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 A growler of cider is filled at Knockin’ Noggin Cidery & Winery in Volant, Pa.

Food Column: Holiday cookie sales, pancake breakfasts with Santa and more

Wine trails and wine walks are among all the festivities taking place in the Pittsburgh region as we gear up for the holidays.

1 month ago

 Vellutata di Patate con Baccala al Nero di Seppia (Creamed Saffron Potato Soup with Baccala and Squid Ink Foam served with Julienne Vegetables), one of the "seven fishes" to be served on Christmas Eve at Senti in Lawrenceville.

Feasts of the Seven Fishes abound in the Pittsburgh area

Restaurants, a cooking school and an entire town prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American custom.

1 month ago

 The Rathskeller on Pugh Street in State College.

After serving generations of Penn State grads, 'Skeller' seems likely to close

The new landlords say they have another tenant for the location, meaning the institution is likely to close.

1 month ago

 A screenshot of the website for Piada Italian Street Food.

Piada opens second location, partners with BikePGH

The new location — at The Block Northway along McKnight Road — is the Italian Street Food chain’s 41st spot nationwide.

1 month ago

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