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first-look-open-bottle-bistroOpen 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....
skinny-pete-s-aj-s-incan-peruvian-have-closedOpen just more than a year, Skinny Pete's Kitchen in Avalon has closed. Though the menu did not specialize in lean cuisine, "This is a bright little spot, with a stick-figure logo," wrote Post-Gazette's Munch. "It features a full breakfast menu; salads, sandwiches, pizzas and...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-easter-recipesWith Easter fast approaching, your kitchen will be filled with sweet and savory goodness that will rock the house this holiday! Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:The Brown Eyed Baker created a festive Chocolate-Covered Banana Cake with Strawberries and Cream Cheese...
papa-j-s-will-auction-off-memorabiliaPaPa J's Centro at 212 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown, will auction off everything in the restaurant starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.That includes Madame Dolly Cavanaugh's headboard behind the bar and the bar itself.Lore states that a false ceiling in her bed chamber...
world-beer-cup-honors-local-brewI had to scan the list of winners in this year's World Beer Cup competition, which was held this past week in Denver.I was a bit surprised to see just one Western Pennsylvania brewery on the list: Export, Westmoreland County's, Rivertowne Brewing Co., which won a silver medal...
san-lorenzo-now-open-in-lawrencevilleSan Lorenzo Ristorante, a 44-seat Italian restaurant from the owners of Cafe Vita in Oakmont, has opened at 4407 Butler St. in Lawrenceville.The BYOB restaurant offers a menu of arancini, artichokes Romano, greens and beans, beet and goat cheese salad for the first course....
a-great-day-for-beers-of-the-burghYellow-T-shirted volunteers -- including Emily O'Brien, left, and Amber Ohiokpehai -- helped attendees find their way.  Organizers couldn't have picked a nicer day for the inaugural Beers of the Burgh festival.In addition that yesterday was 4/12, as in Pittsburgh's area...
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