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  • Discovering Hidden Harvest
    Jessica Server goes on one of the first pickings with a new local group that harvests fruit and nuts and shares them with hungry people, the tree owners and volunteers.
  • Cafe Diyor
    If you're up for an adventure, writes dining critic Melissa McCart, get introduced to Uzbek food at this new Downtown cafe.
  • Munch goes to San Lorenzo
    Munch, aka Dan Gigler, goes with his dad to San Lorenzo Ristorante, a "fine addition of Roman flair" to Lawrenceville.
  • A gift of 300 Crock-Pots
    Bob Batz Jr. visits Milkman Brewing as it opens in the Strip District and checks out the Crowlers at Hough's in Greenfield.
sharpen-those-knives
Sure, you can slice and dice with a dull knife. But the question is: Do you really want to? As anyone who's ever tried to cut through an old tomato with a worn-down blade can tell you, dull knives put you at greater risk for injury -- having to press harder while you're slicing...
cure-pairs-with-the-commoner-for-two-fall-dinners
On the heels of his dinner at the James Beard House in New York on Monday, chef Justin Severino of Cure in Lawrenceville announces two collaborative dinners on Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 with Dennis Marron, the chef for The Commoner in the upcoming Hotel Monaco, Downtown. The...
at-the-intersection-of-artisan-food-and-tableware
The Society for Contemporary Craft is at it again, bringing together edibles and art. The Strip District center announced its latest annual CRAFTED exhibit like this: "Dining is a daily part of life, and is often treated as a routine of physical necessity rather than a culinary...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-good-eats
This week, we have simple salads and magic desserts. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:How about we start with dessert. Katy baked smooth and chocolatey Zingerman's Black Magic Brownies in her BakingDomesticityandAllThingsMini kitchen. The Brown Eyed Baker made...
piccolo-forno-to-open-grapparia
Sometime next month, Piccolo Forno owner Domenic Branduzzi hopes to start the build out for Grapparia, a wine bar and grappa destination behind his Lawrenceville restaurant. "I wanted to have a space where my customers can hang out while they're waiting for a table," he...
cocktail-bar-to-open-in-squirrel-hill
There's a bar-in-progress from lawyers-turned-restaurant owners Peter and Matt Kurzweg, in a secret-ish location on Shady Avenue near The Independent Brewing Company. The to-be-named bar will feature "innovative modern cocktails with respect to classics," says Lucky Munro,...
joe-mama-s-to-close-lava-lounge-for-sale-quiet-storm-for-lease
1. Joe Mama's Italian Deluxe in Oakland has been sold, reports The Pitt News. The owners, Mike Hanley and Jerry Dilembo, will focus on their other properties, Burgatory and Uncle Sam's.They'll turn over the space on Oct. 27 to new owners Brandon Smith, former general...
kohinoor-closed-due-to-fire
10/15 UPDATE: Kohinoor will re-open on Friday. Tamil Selvan will be working with his brother and new partner who is moving to the area from Ohio. At the start, the restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with lunch hours Thursday through Saturday.  "I'm...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-pumpkin-flavors
This week, we have delicious pumpkin treats and savory autumn flavors. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Since we are in the midst of pumpkin season, the Brown Eyed Baker opted for this amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte Fudge, while Haute Pepper Bites combined her favorite...
in-pumpkin-beer-news
[Oct. 10 update:] A pumpkin-beer tsunami hits Pittsburgh this weekend. One place to start: Independent Brewing Co., which tonight -- Friday -- is hosting the release of a pumpkin imperial stout co-brewed by The Brew Gentlemen and Grist House Brewing. It's called Noob Gains, and...
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