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Snacks n’at: Theo’s Diner in Manchester

By Bob Karlovits
Nick Alexiades is fighting the good fight. He has established his Theo’s Diner in the site of another restaurant that ran into difficulties with county health ...

Tako’s atmosphere and Asian and Mexican street foods worth the wait

By Sarah Sudar
It seems like it took forever for Tako to open. Pittsburghers walked past the graffiti mural and twinkling Tako sign on Sixth Street, mouths watering ...

Dining News: Lighter options available on Rock Bottom summer menu

By Tribune-Review
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, a national chain with a location at the Waterfront in Homestead, has launched its new summer menu, featuring several new ...

Duquesne Club leader influenced Pittsburgh restaurant scene

By Rex Rutkoski
As a child, Keith Coughenour sat transfixed in front of his family’s television when it was time for Graham Kerr’s “The Galloping Gourmet” show. “For me, ...

Snacks N’At: Play Date 4 Kids, Pittsburgh

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Rachna Jain envisioned a welcoming area for adults to work while their children could play nearby. No longer just an idea, Playdate 4 Kids, an indoor ...

Umi does not disappoint to those looking for top-notch Japanese cuisine

By Amanda Mcfadden
“There are two ways to dine at Umi,” according to our highly informed and engaged server. “Omakase or sharing.” Omakase is a multi-course meal with ...

Cook’s Place has heaping helpings so customers never have to leave hungry

By Mary Ann Thomas
The meat is piled high and the salads are mammoth at Cook’s Place, a country bar-restaurant in Gilpin. Background A retired coal miner and published ...

Dining News: Restaurants prepare for North Side Sandwich Week

By Tribune-Review
A dozen restaurants are preparing for the fourth annual North Side Sandwich Week, from June 18 through 24, which will include the Sandwich Sampler event ...

Following trends, not fads, separates Big Burrito Restaurant Group

By Chris Fleisher
Oh, how Pittsburgh’s food scene has changed since Bill Fuller arrived 20 years ago. Fuller, 47, is the corporate chef at Big Burrito Restaurant Group, which ...

Connellsville’s Bicycle Bistro promises fresh food, fun

By Marilyn Forbes
For a quick bite, delicious smoothie or just to sit back and kick up your heels, the newly opened Bicycle Bistro reportedly is a great ...

Snacks N’At: Bartram House Bakery, Wexford

By Kate Benz
Expect to exert a Herculean effort to resist the in-house confections churned out on a daily basis by the diet-busting kitchen of Bartram House Bakery ...

The Cafe at the Frick is a simple gem with sustainable, simple, quality ingredients

By Laura Zorch
Idyllic: “pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity,” see: Cafe at the Frick. In Point Breeze, nestled on the campus of the sprawling Frick Art and ...

Dining News: Beer vs. wine at at Omni William Penn Hotel

By Tribune-Review
It might be the ultimate showdown. Dreadnought Wines will host “He Said Beer, She Said Wine,” a 6 p.m. dinner May 21 at the Omni ...

Mt. Washington’s Tin Angel to close May 30

By Michael Hasch
A Mt. Washington restaurant that once hosted a meeting between President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major will close at the end of the month, one of the owners said Monday. The Tin Angel on Grandview Avenue, which opened ...

Review: Osteria 2350 in the Strip delivers great meals time after time

By Julia Gongaware
Like a lot of people, I have a tendency to fall into routines. Some of my routines have been formed out of habit and some ...

Springdale’s Ladles has strong Italian base, scoops up tasty treats from Poland, Ireland, U.S.

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND Kathy Kaminski says she is 100 percent Italian, and that heritage is evident at her Ladles restaurant. There’s plenty of pasta, Mancini’s Bakery bread and ...

Dining news: Morton’s Million Dollar Burger

By Tribune-Review
Morton’s the Steakhouse With May being National Burger Month, Morton’s The Steakhouse is giving foodie enthusiasts a chance to feel like a million with its ...

Capt. Wild Bill, Luke Wholey team up for seafood fundraiser in Pittsburgh

By Candy Williams
Bill Wichrowski says he loves the taste of fresh crab meat so much that he could eat it every day. And often, he does just that, ...

Pittsburgh Wine Festival puts accent on social aspects of wine

By Bob Karlovits
Ray Isle hopes he can cork many of the fears that sometimes make wine-tasting sessions seem like gatherings of snobs. The wine editor of Food & ...

Flaunt your hat style on Kentucky Derby day at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Mint juleps. Horse racing. Stylish hats. You don’t need to travel to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on May 2 to enjoy a lively atmosphere ...