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  • Time for some "real ale"
    Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week runs April 25 through May 4, and it's a great time to try some "real ale," especially at the May 3 Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival.
  • Chaya
    Dining critic Melissa McCart reviews the Squirrel Hill Japanese restaurant, Chaya. She really likes it, but gives a warning that "natto is pungent and has been compared to the smell of old socks."
  • El Toro Loco
    Our Dan Gigler puts on the Munch bag and reviews the new Mexican restaurant in the South Side Flats and "he left very pleased, and very full."
  • What's that smell?
    Lots of people are crazy for ramps, the Appalachian delicacy that's just now in season. Bob Batz Jr. reports on two places where you can eat them this weekend.
a-quick-afternoon-news-round-up
Here are a few pieces of afternoon news for you: 1. Five Guys will open at 3 PPG Place, Downtown, in late May or early June.The chain that was founded in Arlington, Va., is setting up its second outlet in the area.2. Have I mentioned how disappointed I am that Burma Tokyo has...
food-fit-for-a-pope
This Sunday, April 27, as my PG colleague Peter Smith recently wrote about, Pope Francis is going to proclaim both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II to be saints. The landmark Italian restaurant out in Crabtree, Westmoreland County, Rizzo's Malabar Inn, is marking the...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-springtime-dishes
This week, we have springtime dishes, decadent sweets and restaurant announcements! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Liz from Stiller Snacks whipped up adorable Yinzer Cookies. Yum Yum opted for a smooth and impressive Vanilla Cheesecake, whereas the Brown Eyed Baker...
burgatory-will-open-at-the-waterfront-on-saturday
Burgatory will to open its location at The Waterfront (299 W. Bridge St., West Homestead) this Saturday, April 26.To celebrate, all locations will feature a shake using chocolate-chip cookies by West Homestead neighbor, Nancy B's Bakery.The original Waterworks location near...
eddie-merlot-s-opened-downtown-yesterday
The 300-seat steakhouse Eddie Merlot's opened yesterday at Four Gateway Center, Downtown, in the space formerly occupied by Elements.The open dining room features accents of copper, maple and cherry wood. There are also two wine rooms, three private dining rooms and a patio.The...
great-lakes-brewing-cleans-up-south-side
Earth Day is perfect for sharing the news about a Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week event that is cleaning up a little slice of the Earth.The company behind it, Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing Co., is well-known for its environmental friendliness. This year, it's ramped up its...
istanbul-sofra-opens-today-in-regent-square
Today the Turkish restaurant, Istanbul Sofra, has opened in Regent Square. Located at 7600 Forbes Ave., it's in the space that had been Alma, which closed in November. The restaurant is the first from Amanda and Adnan Pehlivan and chef Edip Sensel. Mr. Pehlivan originally is...
where-to-eat-and-drink-right-now-updated
Here's the updated list of where to eat and drink now that I've written for the Eater National website. The number of new Downtown restaurants is impressive. Click here to read on.Eater National graphic
dc-chef-transferred-to-pittsburgh-to-run-hotel-monaco-restaurant
Dennis Marron, executive chef at Poste Modern Brasserie in Washington, D.C., will be relocating to Pittsburgh to run the restaurant at the Hotel Monaco, Downtown. The boutique hotel, part of San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant group, is scheduled to open in late...
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....
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