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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.
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Last night Justin Severino of Cure hosted a Cure'ated dinner at his Lawrenceville restaurant, part of a series that incorporates the cooking of guest chefs from around the country.Washington, D.C., chefs, Scott Drewno of Wolfgang Puck's The Source and Top Chef season 6...
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This week, we have local food events and tasty recipes. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:September is packed with food events! On Sept. 13, Chef Chuck from Cooks and Eats invites us to The Pittsburgher, the annual gourmet burger competition and music festival....
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Diyor Cafe & Lounge (14 Smithfield Street) opened Downtown last month, a Russian restaurant with an interesting bar and tapestry-covered tables and walls. It's owned by Oybek Babajanov who started Diyor Pizza that had been in the Parkway Center Mall, now closed.He's one of...
bea-s-taco-town-now-open-downtown
Bea's Taco Town opened on 633 Smithfield on Monday, the little taqueria from the owner who had briefly set up shop last year on the South Side near the Birmingham Bridge. Bea Martinez mans the cash register as the line files out the door for a super inexpensive pair of tacos...
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From 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 13, it’s the Mars/Cranberry Craft Beer Tap Fest at the Double Wide Grill in the Adams Shoppes on Route 228. Under a tent in the parking lot, you can sample more than 60 beers from 20-some breweries. Tickets are $40 in advance and...
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Amber Webb (class of 2015) and Brittany Thorp (class of 2014) at work on Chatham University's Eden Hall campus.  Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus will present a “Harvest Tasting” dinner featuring produce from its own fields and other local foods at 6:30 p.m....
monday-news-round-up-restaurant-openings-and-reopenings
Restaurant news is heating up. Here are a few notes for the late afternoon:1. Ohio Township's Willow Restaurant from Richard Stern and Brian Pekarcik of S+P Restaurant Group, will celebrate its reopening on September 18. "We're planning to make it more casual and more...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-summer-favorites
This week, we're firing up the grill and enjoying the summer fruit bonanza. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Sam from Haute Pepper Bites grilled locally-sourced Little Italy Burgers. Bill from Three Dogs BBQ put his grill and smoker to good use and prepared Fire...
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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...
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