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Spoon aims for the extraordinary but also tries to remain inviting

By Amanda Mcfadden
Few restaurants can pull off upscale without coming across as uppity, unapproachable or just plain pretentious. Spoon pulls it off, boasting a modern elegance without ...

Savor marries gourmet regional American cuisine with fresh ingredients with a decent price

By Mary Ann Thomas
Savor in the South Pike Plaza in Buffalo Township presents gourmet regional American cuisine with fresh ingredients at a surprisingly moderate price. Operated by a ...

Snacks N’At: Eggs-R-Us, Pittsburgh, near Crafton

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Its name sounds like a massive megastore, but is a quaint space nestled in the Noble Manor Shopping Center, Pittsburgh, near Crafton, that ...

Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar has lots about it that’s local, but much about it goes far beyond ordinary

By Laura Zorch
Opening your own business can be a tricky, well, business. One of the hardest parts of getting chef Don Winkie’s restaurant off the ground ...

Bacon: Pittsburgh has its own ways of enjoying the favorite salty treat

By Tribune-Review
Few words have as much power over some people as “bacon.” Say it out loud, and you can quickly gauge the lovers from, well, everyone ...

Dining News: Spring means free Italian ice at Pittsburgh-area Rita’s

By Tribune-Review
Rita’s will have its 23rd annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway from noon to 9 p.m. March 20. Guests can get a ...

Squirrel Hill bakery plans giveaway to mark Macaron Day

By Tribune-Review
Gaby et Jules Patisseries et Macarons will celebrate Macaron Day on March 20, to raise awareness and donations for a nonprofit fighting hunger. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gaby et Jules will give a free macaron to every customer who ...

Snacks N’At: The Slippery Mermaid, Sewickley

By Kate Benz
The Norman Rockwellian streets of Sewick­ley are a long way from the beach. But everything about the Slippery Mermaid, on Beaver Street, exudes southern tranquility. “We ...

One Thirty One East leads the charge in bringing a new level of dining to Carnegie

By Julia Gongaware
A quick 15-minute drive from Downtown brings you to the borough of Carnegie. Much like the rest of Pittsburgh, Carnegie is experiencing a change. That ...

O’Hara Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern stands out by making its food from scratch

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND Dean Chobanian says the O’Hara location of Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern offers a unique dining experience apart from Atria’s seven other locations. In fact, ...

Dining News: Senti to make a grand opening

By Tribune-Review
Senti, a new modern-Italian restaurant and wine bar in Lawrenceville, will celebrate its grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. March 12. The restaurant, which has ...

Taste of Westmoreland serves up new, traditional flavors this year

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Now in its 23rd year, Taste of Westmoreland continues to attract new restaurants to its lineup of two dozen local and chain eateries. A mix ...

Snacks N’At: Old Village Grille, Penn Hills

By Kellie B. Gormly
Old Village Grille in Penn Hills says it’s the Home of the Authentic Gyro. Owner Niko Papageorgiou — a first-generation American with Greek roots — ...

Biba Latin Kitchen cooks up exotic, approachable cuisine that makes every day one to celebrate flavor

By Sarah Sudar
Taco Tuesdays are a thing celebrated in bars, restaurants and households. The origins of this celebration apparently began at Taco John’s, a Wyoming-based, national Mexican ...

Dining news: Lenten diners can catch a fish fry at Franktuary in Lawrenceville

By Tribune-Review
Just in time for Lenten season, Franktuary is adding a wild-caught, hand-battered cod sandwich to its lineup. It comes loaded with a deep-fried pierogi, house ...

As tastes change, food giants try hipster guises

By The Associated Press
At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull, and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so ...

Review: Belgian-inspired Point Brugge Cafe has a menu curated to satisfy your stomach

By Amanda Mcfadden
The food at Point Brugge Cafe lends itself well to any season, but with temperatures dipping below freezing in Pittsburgh lately, it’s nice to indulge ...

Snacks N’At: Fat Cat’s Subs, Harmar

By Rex Rutkoski
When Jon Wildi’s niece Mia, at age 3, gave him the nickname “Fat Cat,” she had no idea that one day she would see it, ...

Pittsburgh icon Primanti Bros. launches Lenten sandwich duo

By Michael Machosky
Primanti Bros., that Pittsburgh icon of giant sandwiches stacked with meats, cheeses, fries and coleslaw, is seizing the moment — Lenten fish-fry season — to ...

The Commoner is much more than a restaurant attached to a hotel, it’s a destination all its own

By Laura Zorch
“I love big flavors,” says chef Dennis Marron. “It’s the American in me.” The Commoner, Pittsburgh’s newest jewel on the Downtown dining scene, opened its ...