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james-beard-finalists-announcedThis morning, the awards committee announced James Beard AWARD finalists as well as this year's cookbook and journalism awards. Pittsburgh chefs who were semi-finalists did not make short lists. Among them, executive chef of Bar Marco in the Strip District, Jamilka Borges,...
happy-macaron-dayTomorrow is not only the first day of spring, but also Macaron Day.Or Jour du Macaron, as it was called when it started a decade ago by La Maison Pierre Herme Paris  and the Relais Desserts association. Several years ago it spread to New York City, and now...
bakn-will-open-in-carnegie-in-mayUpscale casual breakfast and lunch spot, Bakn will open in May in the Carnegie Granite Works building at 335 E. Main St. in Carnegie. Chef Randy Tozzie and partner Susan McMahon have been looking for a space for three years and are pleased to have landed in this spot. Mr. Tozzie...
winery-releases-maple-liqueurHere's a new twist on the region's maple-syrup production.Johnson Estate Winery -- just over the border in Westfield, N.Y. -- has released a maple-infused liqueur, made by winemaker Jeff Murphy with local maple syrup and a blend of Vidal Blanc wine and neutral grape spirits....
bill-s-bar-burger-to-open-in-the-westin-in-aprilRestaurateurs are still betting on burgers in the Pittsburgh market: Bill's Bar & Burger will open mid-April in the Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown. It's the first location outside of the New York-New Jersey area.Bill's Bar & Burger comes here via BR Guest...
ikea-assembling-a-spring-paskbord-feastI'd never heard of a "Påskbord feast" and now I'm craving one. According to IKEA, which is hosting the feed at most of its U.S. store restaurants on Friday, March 27, it's a Swedish feast of traditional spring dishes.  IKEA stores, including ours in Robinson, are...
green-beer-colored-with-kaleI've never been a fan of green beer, but I am intrigued by Hop Farm Brewing's St. Patty's time offering. The Lawrenceville brewpub will be pouring the Barleystone, an India pale ale naturally colored with kale and other juices.  The brew, which is REALLY green, is a...
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