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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.
blind-pumpkin-beer-tasting-set
It's September and so it doesn't feel TOO early to share some events specifically about pumpkin beer.Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, the store you wished were in Pennsylvania instead of just over the border in Boardman, Ohio, is inviting you to help rate the best pumpkin beers of...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-sandwiches-and-pizza
This week, we have layered sandwiches and homemade pizza. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Culinary Cory assembled a tasty Petite Baguette with Prosciutto, Butter and Pickles just like the one at La Gourmandine Bakery in Lawrenceville, whereas Jessica from How Sweet...
meet-ray-searage-and-bucco-blonde
Thursday night, Aug. 28, starting at 5 p.m., you can meet a beer called Uncle Ray Searage's Bucco Blonde as well as the Bucs' pitching coach, Ray Searage.He's called "Uncle Ray" by his players as well as by some folks at Slippery Rock's North Country Brewing Co., which brewed up...
arsenal-to-open-its-cider-garden
You know what a beer garden is, right?Well, Lawrenceville's Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar is officially opening its new cider garden from noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 30. Arsenal's Bill Larkin says the space has seating for 48 "plus lots of lawn space for blankets....
it-s-a-mega-challah-bake
We love that Barb Segel, development coordinator for Chabad of the South Hills, sent us a heads-up about this cool event, because it's fun to say "Mega Challah Bake." That's what girls and women from all over Pittsburgh will be doing at Beth Shalom Congregation's Ballroom in...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-tomatoes-and-zucchini
This week, we have an abundant display of tomato and zucchini concoctions. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Tomatoes are at their peak and they show up in a myriad of dishes! At Cooks and Eats, Chef Chuck turned the sweet tomatoes from his garden into Fresh Garden...
notion-to-cook-for-yinz-n-at
Chef Dave Racicot of Notion is at it again with his imaginative, push-the-envelope food artistry.On Sept. 17 through Sept. 20, he'll offer a special six-course tasting menu at his East Liberty restaurant that aims to redefine -- while also paying homage to -- more than a...
pop-up-barbecue-stand-at-the-fairmont
Cool street-food news from the Fairmont Pittsburgh: Executive Chef Jason Dalling is doing a one-day pop-up barbecue stand at Andys bar during lunch on Friday, Aug. 29. They'll be serving up his house-smoked brisket and pulled-pork sandwiches and sides from a street-side...
the-gymnasts-who-ate-pittsburgh
For the first time ever, the P&G Gymnastics Championships are being held in Pittsburgh from this Thursday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 24, but the competition is not limited to the gym. There’s a competitive food element as well.“Steel City’s Taste of the Championships”...
new-eats-at-heinz-field
Among the new dishes being offered at Heinz Field this season, from left: Fox's Pepperoni Pizza, "Burghers" on a Stick, and Stuffed Meatballs. Heinz Field will welcome a few new bells and whistles when the Pittsburgh Steelers kick off the (pre) season tomorrow night against the...
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