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 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

about 11 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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 days 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 week ago

 Take a guided tour of the new restaurants and fresh cuisine mingling with neighborhood standbys on Pittsburgh's storied South Side. Pictured, the patio at Cafe du Jour on a summer Saturday.

MUNCHING: Take a bite on the South Side

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

1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week ago

 The Rachel at Jason's Deli.

Jason's Deli to open in Ross on Sept. 11

The Texas-based deli chain will feature soups, salads and a range of sandwiches.

2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh abounds with festivals, charity dinners and more

Nine local chefs prepare a fall harvest feast with food stations, cocktails, beer, wine, hayrides, games, music and a silent auction.

2 weeks ago

 Country music band Rascal Flatts -- Joe Don Rooney, left, Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox

Rascal Flatts restaurant to replace Bar Louie in Station Square

Rascal Flatts restaurant will feature a full-service bar and live entertainment in the 7,463-square-foot, longtime spot in Bessemer Court.

2 weeks ago

 Thin Man Sandwich Shop, owned by Dan and Sherri Leiphart, will close on Sept. 17.

Thin Man Sandwich Shop in Strip to close

Creative sandwich shop's last day is Sept. 17.

2 weeks ago

 "Jackal" wings at Bigham Tavern in Mount Washington.

Soaring chicken wing prices making Pittsburgh bars, restaurants sweat

A classic case of demand outpacing supply has caused a spike in the price of the otherwise ubiquitous chicken wing.

3 weeks ago

 Drew Allen, left, and Ismael Jones tend to chicken on one of the smokers at Showcase BBQ in Homewood.

Little Bites: When life handed Drew Allen lemons, he made Showcase BBQ

Drew Allen of Showcase BBQ wanted to be a big time DJ; he ended up a big time pitmaster instead.

3 weeks ago

 The winning professionally decorated cake at 2016's "Let Them Eat Cake" fundraiser for The Midwife Center was a cake titled "All You Need is Love" by Breanne Gustafson of  Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique in Lawrenceville.

Festivals in Pittsburgh celebrate all things ribs, British, Greek and beer

The five-day rib fest will be held outside Heniz Field and Britsburgh Festival will be at various locations around Steel City.

3 weeks ago

 A spread of Franktuary hot dogs in an undated publicity photo.

Hot dog shop Franktuary closes Downtown location

The restaurant on Forbes Avenue, just off of Market Square, is closed permanently. Fans can still enjoy the Lawrenceville location.

3 weeks ago

 Moths were found in bags of rice at  Thai Hana & Sushi Bar, which was hit by a consumer alert from the Allegheny County Health Department.

Consumer alert posted at Thai Hana & Sushi Bar in Oakland

Some of the problems at the Fifth Avenue eatery included bags of rice infested with moths, the presence of roaches and unsafe food temps.

3 weeks ago

 Marie Kozak serves beer to Chris Miller of Esplen during Oktoberfest 2014 at Penn Brewery.

It's Oktoberfest time! Beer and festivities abound in local breweries

Lawrenceville’s Church Brew Works, North Side’s Penn Brewery and South Side’s Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh start celebrating this weekend.

1 week ago

 Roast pork stir-fry is one of Honeygrow's fall options, and it has egg white noodles, pork, baby spinach, broccoli, red onion. chili flakes and Asiago cheese shavings.

Honeygrow to open its first restaurant in Pittsburgh on Sept. 8

The healthy fast-casual shop will open in East Liberty and features stir-fries, salads and a build-your-own honeybar.

3 weeks ago

 "Big" Louie Brimmage mans the ribs grill at Showcase BBQ in Homewood.

Burgh B-Q: Pittsburgh might not have an historic style for smoked meats but options still abound

Pittsburgh doesn’t have a barbecue style, but its universal appeal and range of quality options can make for a diverse tour of the region.

3 weeks ago

 A charcuterie board at Spork Pittsburgh.

Little Bites: Soba to hold a farm-tasting menu and Hotel Monaco to host a summer luau

Spork will hold a seven-course charcuterie next week.

4 weeks ago

 Donnie Wahlberg, from left, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlburgers gets liquor license to open restaurant in Ross

The restaurant, which offers gourmet hamburgers, was founded by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother, Paul, a chef.

4 weeks ago

 The 25th annual Wine Festival will be held this weekend at Seven Springs. More than 30 Pennsylvania wineries will be at the event along with live bands and artisans.

It's a weekend of wine and tomato festivals, a Feastival and rum-reggae party

The wine fest will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort; tomato and garlic festival at Phipps and food truck feast at McKees Rocks.

1 month ago

 Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has a grand view of the Pittsburgh skyline.

Monterey Bay celebrates 20th birthday with a proclamation and donation

The Mount Washington restaurant has gone through several changes but it continues to offer a spectacular view of Pittsburgh.

1 month ago

 The Almost Famous Rogicone is a waffle cone filled pepper jack mac 'n' cheese, coleslaw and topped with pierogies.

Waffle cones filled with pierogies, mac 'n' cheese? They're among the culinary treats beckoning at Pittsburgh fest

After taking a break last year, the pierogi fest is back Sept. 24 with more vendors at its new venue in Kennywood.

1 month ago

Microbrewery or brewpub may open in Collier

The township amended its zoning rules to allow a microbrewer to pursue plans for a site across from the community center on Lobaugh Street.

1 month ago

 A grilled salmon strawberry salad

Despite the risk, Kings Family Restaurants looks to move up the food chain

“You won’t see these new items at Eat‘n Park.”

1 month ago

 A Persian Love Cake, which is made with cardamom and rose water and is topped with edible rose petals at the Butterwood Bake Consortium in Lawrenceville.

Memorable flavors of summer 2017 at Pittsburgh restaurants

They include a Persian Love Cake, chilled zucchini soup, crab-squash blossom arancini and waffle cone filled with pulled pork.

1 month ago

 The massive Butcher Paper Sampler of smoked meats at Fourth Street Barbecue in Charleroi, Washington County.

Munch goes to Fourth Street Barbecue

This Charleroi spot isn’t a drop-what-you’re-doing-and-go destination yet, but it soon will be.

1 month ago

 Rib-eye with peas, carrots, marrow, borscht and red wine sauce is on Acorn's menu.

Acorn to open in Shadyside on Sept. 6

It will serve modern American fare, showcasing familiar ingredients in unexpected ways.

1 month ago

 Vanessa Cominsky, assistant general manager and sommelier, and Andrew Garbarino, chef and owner, in the upstairs dining room of the Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty.

Frenchman's return: Ambitious two-story restaurant opens in East Liberty

Andrew Gabarino opens a brasserie and the first phase of a plan that includes a larger Twisted Frenchman restaurant on the second floor.

1 month ago

Glenshaw's Middle Road Inn hit with consumer alert

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector found more than a dozen serious health code violations.

1 month ago

 North entrance of Hotel Henry in Buffalo, N.Y.

From hospital to hotel, Henry offers a stylish stay in Buffalo

In April, the former Buffalo Psychiatric Center reopened as the the Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center in a landmark complex.

1 month ago

 Sonja Finn of Dinette in East Liberty was among a group that spoke with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last month.

Little Bites: Openings, Pittsburgh chef on Capitol Hill, Crosstown Cookout

New Izakaya Downtown, Asian market in South Side, Crosstown Cookout and chef Sonya Finn talks to lawmakers

1 month ago

 Attendees enjoy ice cream at last year's Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae. This year's event is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and will feature Graeter's ice cream samples, live entertainment, face painting and children's activities to benefit Pressley Ridge's programs for at-risk children and adults.

Spirits, wine, garden potluck, ice cream are on the festival calender

Spirit Summer Recess, food truck fest, Shiloh Farm Open House, Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae will be held this weekend.

1 month ago

 Chicken cooks over a grill at Jerk Fess, held in July in Highland Park. Organizer Steve Miller is gearing up for a similar festival, the Pittsburgh Caribbean Seafood Fess, this Sunday in Highland Park. Local restaurants will bring a variety of island seafood dishes.

Seafood festival with Caribbean accent comes to town

Seafood delicacies from 7 Caribbean restaurants and live reggae band will be featured.

1 month ago

 Brooks  Broadhurst in Block 292, a market cafe, in Mt. Lebanon, during its construction in early 2016.

Block 292 in Mt. Lebanon to close

Owner Brooks Broadhurst said that he will “almost immediately” begin to explore new concepts for the building.

1 month ago

 Kimber Weissert, the bar manager and bartender at Butcher & The Rye, Downtown.

Little Bites: Bartender wins big; Downtown Restaurant Week underway

Kimber Weissert of Butcher & The Rye will travel to Scotland next month to develop a whiskey at Auchentoshan’s distillery in Glasgow.

1 month ago

Consumer alert posted at The Simple Greek in Mt. Lebanon

A health department inspection found more than a dozen health code violations.

1 month ago

 Chefs Roger Li and Domenic Branduzzi in the kitchen of Ki Ramen in Lawrenceville.

Using their noodles: Chefs team up for Ki Ramen

Much anticipated ramen restaurant opens in Lawrenceville

1 month ago



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.

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