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  • Prevent kitchen fires
    Our Rebecca Sodergren talked to the Allegheny County fire marshal for tips on avoiding cooking fires, like the one that happened to a local woman she also talked to.
  • Emperio -- a Meatball Joint
    Dining critic Melissa McCart reviews the new Downtown meatball joint and writes, "In my three visits, the beef or pork has been the most flavorful. They can be good, but they're not always emphatically good ..."
  • More on our Carnegie Deli
    Our Bill Toland builds on what our Dan Gigler started to "Munch" Downtown's new Carnegie Deli: "Go for the sandwiches, but stay for the architecture."
  • Roll out the barrel house
    Bill Toland reports on a new use for a former produce building in Spring Garden, which soon will host Wigle Whiskey barrels, tours and events.
first-look-open-bottle-bistro
Open Bottle Bistro is shaping up as an interesting neighborhood place. With a compelling wine list, a cozy dining room and a charming outdoor patio, it's likely to pull patrons from outside the neighborhood, too.The restaurant opened for lunch and dinner service two weeks ago....
skinny-pete-s-aj-s-incan-peruvian-have-closed
Open just more than a year, Skinny Pete's Kitchen in Avalon has closed. Though the menu did not specialize in lean cuisine, "This is a bright little spot, with a stick-figure logo," wrote Post-Gazette's Munch. "It features a full breakfast menu; salads, sandwiches, pizzas and...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-easter-recipes
With Easter fast approaching, your kitchen will be filled with sweet and savory goodness that will rock the house this holiday! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:The Brown Eyed Baker created a festive Chocolate-Covered Banana Cake with Strawberries and Cream Cheese...
papa-j-s-will-auction-off-memorabilia
PaPa J's Centro at 212 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown, will auction off everything in the restaurant starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.That includes Madame Dolly Cavanaugh's headboard behind the bar and the bar itself.Lore states that a false ceiling in her bed chamber...
world-beer-cup-honors-local-brew
I had to scan the list of winners in this year's World Beer Cup competition, which was held this past week in Denver.I was a bit surprised to see just one Western Pennsylvania brewery on the list: Export, Westmoreland County's, Rivertowne Brewing Co., which won a silver medal...
san-lorenzo-now-open-in-lawrenceville
San Lorenzo Ristorante, a 44-seat Italian restaurant from the owners of Cafe Vita in Oakmont, has opened at 4407 Butler St. in Lawrenceville.The BYOB restaurant offers a menu of arancini, artichokes Romano, greens and beans, beet and goat cheese salad for the first course....
a-great-day-for-beers-of-the-burgh
Yellow-T-shirted volunteers -- including Emily O'Brien, left, and Amber Ohiokpehai -- helped attendees find their way.  Organizers couldn't have picked a nicer day for the inaugural Beers of the Burgh festival.In addition that yesterday was 4/12, as in Pittsburgh's area...
celebrating-women-in-food-wine
The Hartwood Restaurant is celebrating women’s increasingly influential role in the food and wine industry with a "Women in Food & Wine" wine dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17.The Indiana Township (Glenshaw) restaurant chose "wines that stood out and winemakers who are...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-cookies-and-pizza
This week, we have plenty of cookies and pizza for everyone! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:The Brown Eyed Baker published a great recipe for Oatmeal Cream Pies. Katy created crisp and chewy Chocolate Chip, Pretzel & Potato Chip Cookies in her...
pay-what-you-wish-lunch-at-fukuda-today-and-tomorrow
Fukuda in Bloomfield now serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. And to motivate you check it out, lunch is pay-what-you-wish today and tomorrow.The menu includes teriyaki bento boxes ($8.50), shio ramen ($8), soba ($8), udon ($8), a Japanese curry called...
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