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Forget online, Pittsburgh singles can meet mates through Dinner for 8

By Alice T. Carter
Forget the fast-track frenzy of speed-dating and the frustrations of online dating services. Bill Cartiff and Nan Cohen have founded Dinner for 8, a subscription ...

A&E notebook: Pittsburgh’s Diner en Blanc date set — Sept. 11

By Tribune-Review
The date is set for Pittsburgh’s first Diner en Blanc (dinner in white) — Sept. 11. But the location for this elegant, invitation-only, bring-your-own-meal, outdoor occasion ...

Snacks’NAt: Arancini House, Mt. Lebanon

By Alice T. Carter
For Joe Reale, arancini has been a favorite food since he was kid. The recipe for the large balls of lightly fried risotto formed around a ...

Highland Park is rich with restaurant options for hungry Pittsburghers

By Michael Machosky
Just about every Pittsburgher knows Highland Park. There are plenty of reasons: A world-class zoo. A gorgeous park with exceptionally nice fountains and gardens. ...

Pusadee’s Garden charming little spot in Lawrenceville filled with big flavor

By Amanda Mcfadden
Some hail it as one of the city’s best outdoor dining spots. If you’ve ever sat beneath the intertwined twinkling lights and lush greenery, you’d ...

1st of summer Rib Fests ready to meat Pittsburgh public

By Matthew Zabierek
This summer’s first of three Pennsylvania Rib Fests will come oinking into the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Mt. Pleasant Township from June 26 to 28, for the second consecutive year. Barbecue enthusiasts from across the state will be able to purchase an ...

Dining News: Double Wide Grill brings Goo-Ball to menu

By Tribune-Review
There’s a new dessert at the Double Wide Grill. The vegan and gluten-free Goo-Ball is a round ball packed with honey, peanut butter, flax seed ...

Pittsburgh restaurant Salt of the Earth closing doors Aug. 1

By Alice T. Carter
After five years of spicing up the local dining scene, Salt of the Earth will serve its last meals Aug. 1. Owners Doug and Liza Cruze are closing the restaurant to focus exclusively on their growing architectural practice, Cruze Architects. Located at ...

Snacks’NAt: Jet’s Pizza, Dormont

By Kellie B. Gormly
While Doug Zalla has heard many compliments from satisfied customers of the Jet’s Pizza he owns and manages, there’s one that takes the cake — ...

Hyeholde has atmosphere of days gone by and cultivated menu to match

By Sarah Sudar
Hyeholde is enchanting, complete with Old World charm and grace. From the minute you pull into the winding drive, you will be mesmerized by ...

Dining News: Oakland Restaurant Week brings lunch options at a special price

By Tribune-Review
More than a dozen eateries will offer lunch options at a special price during Oakland Restaurant Week. From June 22 through 27, the 18 restaurants participating ...

North Side eateries celebrate the sandwich

By Candy Williams
For organizers of Northside Sandwich Week and its “Dine Another Day” sandwich-sampler event, the promotion for local eateries has turned out to be the greatest ...

Primanti Bros. hoping Pigs Fly sandwich takes off — to help food banks

By Tribune-Review
Primanti Bros. isn’t big on change. They’ve become, for better or worse, go-to shorthand for “Pittsburgh food” by doing their thing — giant sandwiches with ...

Pittsburgh chef says Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ tactics ‘evil’

By Kellie B. Gormly
The Food Network’s reality show “Cutthroat Kitchen” is exactly what it sounds like. The tactics contestants use to sabotage their competitors are just mean, says a ...

Snacks’N At: White Rabbit Cafe & Patisserie, Greensburg

By Shirley Mcmarlin
More than a little serendipity went into the November 2013 opening of the White Rabbit Cafe & Patisserie in downtown Greensburg. The way co-owner Tommy Medley ...

Senti’s all about family, bringing flavors of Northern Italy to Lawrenceville

By Laura Zorch
“Every day you discover something new.” Franco Braccia has only good things to say about his city, Pittsburgh. Braccia owns Senti, a bright, new culinary ...

Dining News: Mall at Robinson adds dining options

By Tribune-Review
The Mall at Robinson will add two new dining options this summer. Fresh Healthy Cafe has already opened, May 25, offering a menu of health-conscious ...

Snacks’N At: Five Points Artisan Bakeshop, Squirrel Hill

By Mark Kanny
Strong word of mouth about distinctively tasty creations and a conservative business plan have produced quick success for Five Points Artisan Bakeshop in Squirrel Hill. ...

Vivo Kitchen has a great outdoor space without much ostentation, and some standout dishes to match

By Julia Gongaware
As temperatures start to rise in the city so does the need to be outside. Maybe it’s because some’ve been cooped up inside for the better ...

Aspinwall’s Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar has a tasty dish for everyone

By Joyce Hanz
BACKGROUND The Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar on Freeport Road in Aspinwall has been cooking up traditional American cuisine with an upscale twist since 2009. The ...