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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 ...

Snacks N’At: Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe, Homestead

By Michael Machosky
It used to be there weren’t many businesses better than running a bar in Homestead. While the steel mills were smoking, the money flowed as ...

Ring in Chinese New Year with varieties of the cuisine in Squirrel Hill

By Michael Machosky
General Tso, please step aside. Lo mein, chicken fried rice, orange chicken? You, too. In honor of Chinese New Year on Feb. 19 — the Year ...

Dining News: The Vandal latest addition to Lawrenceville

By Tribune-Review
The latest addition to the Lawrenceville dining scene is The Vandal on Butler Street. It is led by Joey Hilty, formerly of Bar Marco, and Emily Slagel, owner of Mid-Atlantic Mercantile. The two say the restaurant was inspired by their ...

Carmella’s Pints and Plates has taken a while to hit its stride, but it’s been worth the wait

By Julia Gongaware
If you grew up during the ’80s, you might remember a TV show called “Growing Pains.” It chronicled the life of the all-American Seaver family. ...

Snacks N’At: Lupi & Leo, Hempfield

By Shirley Mcmarlin
Walking through the door of Lupi & Leo in Hempfield, patrons see what seems to be a typically trendy, New American cuisine-type restaurant. The long, narrow ...

The Upper Crust Pizza does it big and, oh, so very good

By Joyce Hanz
BACKGROUND John English isn’t an Italian, but he sure knows how to cook like one. This Mt. Washington resident strives to provide the Pittsburgh area ...

Dining news: Bread and Salt opens its doors in Bloomfield

By Rachel Weaver
Bread and Salt bakery is open at 330 Pearl St. in Bloomfield. The bakery specializes in naturally leavened, old-world European-style bread, sweets and pastries, sandwiches and ...

Piper’s Pub has atmosphere, drinks and food that start with comfort and end up delish

By Sarah Sudar
One of my favorite spots that dot South Side’s East Carson Street is Piper’s Pub. It stands out among other bars and restaurants because it’s ...

Snacks N’At: Patron Mexican Grill, East Liberty

By Mark Kanny
Often, if not usually, life is only approximately what we intended. When Martin Bolanos was growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, he thought he would like working ...

Dining news: Circolo Woodfired opens its doors on Pittsburgh’s South Side

By Rachel Weaver
Circolo Woodfired is open at 2100 E. Carson St. on the South Side. The menu features an array of soups, salads, pizzas, pasta and libations. ...

Restaurant is woman’s slice of her native Transylvania

By Nicole Chynoweth
The oldest of four children, Elizabeth Kastal grew up cooking for her siblings while her parents were working in her homeland of Transylvania. “There was chicken ...

Dinette focuses on fresh, tasty ingredients for their pies, some grown right on the roof

By Amanda Mcfadden 9:23 p.m.
Chef Sonja Finn makes some of the city’s best pizza. Don’t believe me? Ask the horde of hungry guests waiting for a seat at Dinette ...

Dining: Randita’s Organic Vegan Cafe

By Mary Ann Thomas 9:01 p.m.
Background Although the name Randita’s Organic Vegan Cafe implies a special class of dining, the menu can be enjoyed by just about any palate. Many of ...

Dining news: Trackside Restaurant part of $15M renovation

By Rachel Weaver 9:01 p.m.
Trackside Restaurant was part of the $15 million renovation at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. The casual dining and comfortable restaurant, led by ...

Cafe Io is bright, welcoming and offers lots of bright spots for stomach

By Laura Zorch
“Hot soup” was scrawled with chalk on a sign outside the tiny Cafe Io storefront. Ice on the sidewalk crunched below our shoes, and the ...

Snacks N’At: Chocolate featuring Jacques Torres Chocolate Shadyside

By Alice T. Carter
Until recently, fans of Jacques Torres’ chocolate had two choices — travel to one of his eight stores in New York City or order online. That’s ...