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 John Shrader, right, 21, of Washington, Pa., has a beer after work at Peter's Pub on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Oakland. Peter's Pub in Oakland is closing next Friday after 46 years in business.

Pitt's stop: as Oakland icon gets ready to close, Peter remembers 44 years in the Pub

“Every friend I have in the world besides the people I grew up with, I know from there,” he said.

2 days ago

 Matt Christie, executive chef and owner of Streets on Carson on the South Side, prepares to chop vegetables.

'It's OK, I put her in the walk-in': Pittsburgh chefs share their stories of nights gone very wrong

Pittsburgh chefs share kitchen nightmares, mostly not of their own making.

2 days ago

 Stanley Tucci, left, and Tony Shalhoub star in "Big Night," the heartwarming story of two Italian immigrant brothers attempting to save their failing restaurant and attain the American dream.

Pittsburgh restaurants holding big dinner to celebrate 'Big Night,' a movie that continues to inspire

Spork in Bloomfield will host a dinner dedicated to the cult film “Big Night” while Stagioni on the South Side makes it part of its menu.

2 days ago

Health code violations at A'Pizza Badamo in Mt. Lebanon trigger consumer alert

The Washington Road pizza shop was cited for the same problems in previous inspections.

3 days ago

 Fans watch the Super Bowl at Peter's Pub in Oakland in this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo. The restaurant/tavern was the site of many sports celebrations and other big gatherings over the years.

After more than 4 decades, Peter's Pub in Oakland is closing its doors for good

The pending closing, set for month's end, was announced on the restaurant/tavern's Facebook page on Wednesday.

3 days ago

 Smoked salmon eggs Benedict at Penn Ave. Fish Company in the Strip District is available for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why brunch has caught up with dinner as the most popular restaurant meal

Take a look at steak and eggs at Whitfield, congee at Sakura, smoked salmon eggs Benedict at Penn Ave. Fish Company and more.

4 days ago

 A Make-A-Wish volunteer serves chicken Waldorf salad on endive spears at the 2017 Grapevine: A Wine Tasting Event.

Bloody mary, brew, wine and food truck festivals on tap this week

Bloodys & Brunch, Country Brew & BBQ, First Choice Wine Festival and North Hills Food Truck Festival will be held in the Pittsburgh area.

4 days ago

 Condado Taco will be among the vendors at the Pittsburgh Taco Festival.

2nd Pittsburgh Taco Festival is all about being bigger, better and more

The festival will be held Saturday at Highmark Stadium to accommodate a larger crowd.

4 days ago

 From left, Christopher Hoffman, Christina Decker, Jewel Edwards and Sam Cobbett are the first four bakers-in-residence at The Bakery Society Pittsburgh in Mount Oliver.

First bakery incubator in the U.S. prepares to fire up its oven in Mount Oliver

Meet The Bakery Society Pittsburgh’s inaugural class of bakers-in-residence .

4 days ago

 A customer walks toward the entrance of a Chili's restaurant in Texas.

Chili's: Customer names, credit card numbers compromised in cyber attack

The Dallas-based restaurant chain did not disclose how hackers gained access to customers’ data in a recent malware attack.

6 days ago

 Wise County Biscuits at Wigle Whiskey.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

The PG visits Lidia’s in the Strip, Burgh’ers in Harmony and Dinette in East Liberty

6 days ago

Persistent mouse infestation at Popeye's in Oakland triggers consumer alert

The fast food restaurant was cited for a persistent mouse infestation.

6 days ago

 Ed Sheeran

There's a Heinz ketchup ice cream, and you can blame Ed Sheeran for it

The frozen treat was concocted in honor of the singer-songwriter.

1 week ago

 This Sunday from 11 a.m. on, mothers get a free sandwich or salad provided she's with someone who buys something, too.

Free Primanti's for Mom on Sunday — and more restaurant news around Pittsburgh

Plus, a sandwich contest, a new brunch and spruced-up airport eats

1 week ago

 Mancini's Bakery has closed in Market Square to make way for a Prantl's expansion.

Mancini's Bakery closes its Market Square shop as Prantl's expands

Prantl’s is expanding into the space vacated by Mancini’s on Market Street off Market Square, Downtown.

1 week ago

 The new craft beer documentary "Poured in Pennsylvania" features several Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania breweries, including Larimer's East End Brewing Co.  Brewer Brendan Benson, left, and owner Scott Smith are in the film.

Time for ‘Poured in Pennsylvania' and Pour at the Park

Look for local breweries while sipping their brews as documentary premiers at Row House in Lawrenceville; South Park hosts a beer festival.

1 week ago

 A bowl of Salt & Pepper Tofu at Yuzu Kitchen, Downtown.

Munch goes to Yuzu Kitchen and soon to be Up Down Express

Ramen spot on Wood Street is a hip space with great drinks and tasty Japanese and Asian foods; upstairs lunch hot- and cold bars open soon.

1 week ago

 The Arabic coffee served after dinner is laced with cardamom.

A Pittsburgh restaurant stalwart reopens after a four-year hiatus

Closed since 2014, the original family has reopened Khalil’s in Bloomfield.

1 week ago

 The Grist House Craft Brewery in Millvale.

Where to eat and drink in Millvale

Lots of places to eat and drink during the Millvale Music Festival, or whenever you visit the bustling small town.

1 week ago

 Courtney Scott, center, samples the Thai green curry she and her husband Derek Scott, left, both from Brookline, made while Piyo Boonyarat, right, watches during a cooking class in February at Thai Me Up restaurant on the South Side.

South Side restaurant gives lessons in Thai cuisine

Chef Jeeraporn “Noi” Chaisri doesn’t want people just to like her native fare, she wants people to understand it, too.

1 week ago

 Wigle Whiskey's Allison Burns, left, and the International Spy Museum's Shana Oltman present a night of spirits and spies on May 14 at Threadbare Cider on the North Side.

More Mother's Day events in Pittsburgh

From a wine walk to chocolate painting, there is still time to plan fun events with mom this week.

1 week ago

 The Mother's Day basket from Chantal's Cheese Shop in Bloomfield includes two types of cheese, jam, crackers, salted caramel, A519 chocolates and more.

Give Mom the gift of food or drink

Pittsburgh shops offer plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas this week.

1 week ago

 Jimmy John's lists calories on all items on its menu boards, Downtown.

Are you sure you want that 1,700-calorie Jimmy John's double roast beef sandwich?

A new federal law is banking on consumers making healthier choices when they know calorie counts.

1 week ago

 The Tako taco includes grilled octopus, harissa aioli, preserved lemons, mizuna greens and herbs and pickled red onion.

The best tacos in Pennsylvania are right here in Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh’s täko makes Thrillist’s list of “The Best Tacos in Every State.”

1 week ago

 Salumi at Cure in Lawrenceville, chef Justin Severino's mecca for cured meats.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Visits to Cure, Claudio’s and more

1 week ago

 Dog Daze Cafe, connected to Big Easy Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, serves coffee from Grounds & Hounds, with proceeds going toward dog rescue.

A dog-friendly coffee shop has opened in Lawrenceville — and more news

Plus, Hello Bistro will open three more locations

2 weeks ago

 Look for a menu of pho, rice bowls and Vietnamese vermicelli dishes at Two Sisters, opening late summer.

Two Sisters will open this summer, heralding an uptick in Vietnamese restaurants in Pittsburgh

This restaurant from two newcomers joins a growing array of Vietnamese restaurants in the city.

2 weeks ago

 The dessert tray at the Pie for Breakfast pop-up at Whitfield at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty included chocolate mousse tarts and lemon rosewater poppyseed cookies.   :

Check out the food at Pie for Breakfast's opening in Pittsburgh

Pie for Breakfast, Oakland’s all-day comfort food spot will feature pies like mom would make if she had the time.

2 weeks ago

 The mortadella sandwich at Driftwood Oven in Lawrenceville is topped with buttercup cheese, spicy pickled peppers, arugula, and an aioli on pan grilled sourdough bread.

Munch goes for pizza — and a load of baloney — at Driftwood Oven in Lawrenceville

The sourdough pizza is the star here, but, man, does it make a killer baloney — or, rather, mortadella — sandwich.

2 weeks ago

 Burnt Almond Torte from  Prantl's Bakery.

Best cake in Pennsylvania? Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte, of course.

Henry Prantl created the cake in the 1970s, and he’ll attend the celebration Thursday of Prantl’s grand opening in Greensburg.

2 weeks ago

 Master pizzaiolo Ron Molinaro has teamed up with Bob Wolfinger to buy serveral Big Y Properties, including Poros, which will become Molinaro Ristorante in June.

Giant, new Italian restaurant is taking over Poros space in Market Square

Italian native Domenico Cornacchia comes to Pittsburgh by way of Washington, D.C., where he racked up an impressive CV.

2 weeks ago

 Smithsonian curator Paula J. Johnson will visit Pittsburgh for "In Vino Veritas," a discussion of American wine history on Sunday at the Heinz History Center.

Get a taste of Ukrainian and Korean foods, Millvale's best recipes, fine wines

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with taco and tequila specials and some Derby thrown into the mix.

2 weeks ago

 Giada de Laurentiis was born in Rome and grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade.

Why Giada stands up for #MeToo and Calabrian chili paste

The celebrity TV chef/cookbook author will be opening her third restaurant in Baltimore on May 16.

2 weeks ago

 Dining out on Mother's Day: A guide.

Dining out on Mother's Day: A guide for the children, spouse or whoever is picking up the tab

Local restaurants offer everything from oysters and a pearl necklace for $6,125 to a $9 zucchini noodle salad for Mother’s Day.

2 weeks ago

 Chef David Racicot has left the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group to join as a partner in Bridges & Bourbon, a new spot opening Downtown at 930 Penn Ave.

Star chef David Racicot leaves Poulet Bleu to lead Downtown's new Bridges & Bourbon restaurant

The chef is joining the team behind Bridges & Bourbon, opening in the former Seviche space this summer

2 weeks ago

 Korean fried chicken, stir-fried glass noodles and a side salad at Bae Bae's Kitchen, Downtown.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Visits to Bae Bae’s Kitchen, Bloom Brew, Merante’s Gifts, of all places, and more

2 weeks ago

 Workers plant romaine lettuce on Thursday at the EG Richter Family Farm in Puyallup, Wash. The farm sells most of its lettuce to large local grocery store chains, and owner Tim Richter says that so far his farm hasn't been affected by warnings that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz., apparently has been contaminated with the E. coli bacteria.

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Restaurants’ advice to their customers? Romaine calm.

3 weeks ago

 Revival on Lincoln is a new restaurant on track to open late summer in Bellevue.

Two restaurants are poised to open and help in revival of Bellevue, North Side neighborhoods

Revival on Lincoln will debut in Bellevue, while Leo. a public house will open in Allegheny West

3 weeks ago

 A horse-drawn carriage makes its way through The Waterfront Town Center in Homestead.

New reason to visit the Waterfront: Free carriage ride after a meal

Diners who spend $25 at participating Waterfront restaurants on specified dates will receive a voucher for a horse-drawn carriage ride.

3 weeks ago

 One of The Yard's fancy grilled cheeses features fried green tomatoes along with sides of tomato soup and homemade chips.

At restaurants, grilled cheese sandwiches take the traditional or trendy route

Just days after National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, we look at a recent trend toward transforming grilled cheese into grilled-cheese

3 weeks ago

 Shrimp cocktail at Bar Frenchman in East Liberty.

Increasing sales of this seafood dish point to a strong economy

Shrimp cocktail is more popular than ever

3 weeks ago

 More than 900 tipped workers who have worked at Primanti Bros. in Pennsylvania and other states will get back pay.

Primanti Bros. settles class-action wage violation suit for $2.1 million

More than 900 Primanti Bros. employees will get back pay under terms of a wage-violation settlement.

3 weeks ago

 Lexington Wolff Rykaczewski is a Pittsburgher who has recently moved back to the area from Houston and has started sexual harassment prevention workshops for restaurants.

Lawyer holds sexual harassment prevention workshops for restaurants

Fujiya Ramen is now open in Shadyside in the former Tan Izakaya space, with a menu of dumplings, rice bowls, yakitori and ramen.

3 weeks ago

 Spencer Warren, owner of The Warren, Downtown, will be among the contestants at Cultured Cocktails on Saturday.

Bartenders vie to create best cocktail at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust fundraiser

Mixologists will compete in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s fundraiser, Cultured Cocktails, at the Benedum Center Saturday.

3 weeks ago

 An Eat'n Park restaurant on April 19, 2018, along Ohio River Boulevard in Bellevue.

Why is Eat’n Park such a Pittsburgh staple?

While all-you-can-eat salad bars are dead in the rest of the country, it’s driving profits as the No. 1 seller at this local chain — Eat’n

3 weeks ago

 The Market Table at Fogo de Chao has an assortment of imported cheeses, salads, olives and cured meats.

Go Fogo!: Upscale Brazilian steakhouse opens Monday

Known for its all-you-can-eat meats and tableside service by gauchos, Fogo de Chao opens at the former Saks Fifth Avenue spot.

1 month ago

 The Drunken Lomain dish with pork and vegetables at Dancing Crab Thai Noodle House on the South Side.

Munch goes to Dancing Crab Thai Noodle House

Thai food truck moves to brick-and-mortar location on the South Side.

1 month ago

 Brugge on North opens this week @Alphabet City in the City of Asylum on the North Side.

The new restaurant in the North Side's City of Asylum opens this week

Also, Carnegie’s Bakn will open a new Marshall location.

1 month ago

 Vanilla and concord grape on a waffle cone at Millie's Homemade Ice Cream Downtown.

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Warm weather means ice cream and more

1 month ago

 The interior of Soju, the 38-seat Korean restaurant from Simon Chough.

It took this restaurateur six years to open Soju, a Korean restaurant in Garfield

A casual spot with great drinks, Soju offers Korean classics, poke and is already drawing a crowd.

1 month ago

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