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  • The language of food
    Stephanie McFeeters and Rebecca Droke head out to the University of Pittsburgh where they join some language students for one of their regular summer ethnic picnics.
  • Legume
    Dining critic Melissa McCart is drawn back to Oakland's Legume Bistro for many of its attributes, including "a soul, a center, thoughtfulness, movement."
  • Munch goes to Il Tetto
    Munch, aka Dan Gigler, heads up onto the rooftop of Sienna Mercato and really enjoys the views, including the one of his plate.
  • New brewery opens in the Strip
    Bob Batz Jr. visits Milkman Brewing as it opens in the Strip District and checks out the Crowlers at Hough's in Greenfield.
Looking for an unusual outing this weekend? Reese Winery is celebrating its opening in McDonald with free wine tastings all weekend. Winemaker Teresa Reese and her husband, Mitchell, moved here last year from North Carolina. He  is the district manager for the Cracker...
This week, we have summer staples and sweet things. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:With summer in full swing, grilling is a must! Jessica from How Sweet It Is was obsessed with these mouthwatering Smoky Sweet Cherry Pepper Cheeseburgers, whereas Bill from Three...
Chef David Racicot is well-known for the ultra-creative, modernist dishes he cooks up at Notion and the absolutely gorgeous way he plates them. It's the very definition of culinary artistry.By hey -- we eaters like to dabble in the arts, too, given the chance. Especially when...
Pittsburgh's craft rum distiller, Maggie's Farm, is releasing a specially made reserve rum named the Queen's Share by closing off its 3200 Smallman Street block for its first annual Zombie Party. From 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, the street should be crawling with...
There are a handful of openings and closing announcements this week, starting with:1. India Garden in Oakland has closed. The restaurant owned by Didar Singh is listed for sale for $1,300,000.  Mr. Singh also owns the year-old All India, but its opening head chef,...
So, breakfast in a pizza shop? Like many residents of Penn Township, my son and I were anxiously awaiting the opening of Aiello's Pizza LLC here in Harrison City for what seems like an eternity. (It's not affiliated with the famed Squirrel Hill Aiello's, but owner Pete...
This week, we have tons of ice cream on the menu! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:In July, we're celebrating National Ice Cream Month! As a result, the girls from eatPGH decided to try a different ice cream place every day for the entire month. The Brown Eyed Baker...
Tartine is open for dinner on weekends.  On Fridays and Saturdays, the charming West End Village restaurant will offer a five-course prix-fixe that includes soup, salad, first course, a choice of entree and dessert for $45. It's reservations-only, BYOB. Owner Louis Bucci...
Altius in Mount Washington will host its first weekend wine tasting starting at 4 p.m. this Saturday, dubbed "Alan Uchrinscko's School of Matching Food and Wine."  For $35, you'll learn about six different organic or biodynamic wines. Light repast, including focaccia,...
This week, we have an eclectic menu for the Fourth of July weekend! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:To start the celebrations off, Bill from Three Dogs BBQ prepared a homemade Potato Salad to go with a good barbecue meal this Independence Day. Jessica from How Sweet...
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