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Snacks N’At: Loafin Bakery Cafe in Lower Burrell

By Rex Rutkoski
Owners Jackie Torkeo and Brenda Stelika wanted to bring back the old-fashioned feel of a community bakery, combining it with the modern touch of a ...

Squirrel Hill’s Green Pepper offers plenty of tasty food, whether or not you’ve had Korean cuisine

By Amanda Mcfadden
The world of ethnic cuisine can be a little daunting. One look at the menu for Green Pepper, Squirrel Hill’s notable Korean restaurant, and even ...

Rivertown Pub in Leechburg keeps the ingredients and the love local for value, price, quality

By Eric Felack
Background When Ron Holt retired from Alcoa 12 years ago, he wasn’t ready for a rocking chair and Florida sunshine. Instead, he and his wife, ...

California drought may be felt in Pittsburgh restaurants, groceries

By Chris Fleisher
Snack platters, salads and guacamole might get more expensive this summer as the West Coast drought threatens the nation’s largest growers of fruits, nuts and ...

Dining news: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants plans opening for beer bar

By Rachel Weaver
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is planning a May 15 opening for the Biergarten, an 88-seat open-air beer bar on the ninth-floor rooftop of Hotel Monaco ...

A&E notebook: Taco Truck owner floats hopes for a taco boat

By Tribune-Review
A Pittsburgh food truck owner is hoping his latest idea for reaching customers holds water. James Rich, owner of Pittsburgh Taco Truck, wants to bring his business to the Three Rivers. On April 21, Rich tweeted, “This is not a ...

Snacks N’At: Sun Dawg Cafe, Greensburg

By Shirley Mcmarlin
During the lunch rush, the Sun Dawg Cafe in Greensburg is likely a place where everybody knows your name — or your business. It’s packed elbow-to-elbow, ...

Dining news: Strip District’s Osteria 2350 offering up seasonal menus

By Rachel Weaver
Osteria 2350, at 2350 Railroad St. in the Strip District, has taken communal dining to the next level with new seasonal lunch and dinner menus ...

Foodies can sample goodies, benefit charities at Burrell Rotary Buffet

By Joyce Hanz
Calling all foodies, this festival is for you. Food and fellowship will be on the menu April 19 at the Burrell Area Rotary Club’s Hometown ...

Hines Ward to open Table 86 restaurant in Seven Fields

By Rick Wills
No. 86 is coming to Butler County. By late summer, retired Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward will open a restaurant and companion wine bar in Seven ...

Mysterious Dinner in White planned for urban setting in Pittsburgh

By Alice T. Carter
Three Pittsburgh-area women are planning a really big dinner party. Krystal Vangura of Murrysville, Jenny Altman of Highland Park and Trisha Daniel of Delmont are organizing ...

PNC Park continues to up its game

By Michael Machosky
Like the Pirates themselves, PNC Park has embarked upon a steady program of gradual improvements, year after year. Unlike the team, who truly had to start ...

Snacks N’At: Cafe Chocolade, Oakdale

By Alice T. Carter
A bakery is probably not the usual spot to purchase a craft beer six-pack — unless it’s Cafe Chocolade. The Oakdale-based bakery and coffee shop is ...

Donegal’s Out of the Fire Cafe has fresh country air and many tasty treats

By Julia Gongaware
If you live in the city like me, you might find leaving to be difficult. Crossing bridges and going through tunnels is only considered an ...

Cooper Station Restaurant offers fusion-inspired American cuisine

By Joyce Hanz
Look for the authentic red caboose along Route 356, north of Freeport, and you’ll know you have arrived at a delicious dining destination. Cooper Station ...

Freeport wine festival makes helping others a matter of taste

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Those who attend the 10th annual Spring Wine, Cheese and Pasta Festival in Freeport will have a rare opportunity: They can spend an evening enjoying ...

Dining News: Jet’s Pizza debuts in Dormont with free pizza offering

By Rachel Weaver
To celebrate its grand opening, Pennsylvania’s first Jet’s Pizza will give away free slices of its signature Detroit-style deep-dish square pizza (one per person) from ...

Concert, bar, fun join for Howl-ing success at new Pittsburgh nightclub

By Rex Rutkoski
The party is about to get started at Howl at the Moon. Pittsburgh’s newest nightclub, a 21-and-over, high-energy, live-music venue with a name emphasizing celebration, has ...

Strip District incubator to give new chefs a taste of running a restaurant

By Rachel Weaver
Two Pittsburgh entrepreneurs are looking to give a crop of rising chefs all the ingredients they need for success. Ben Mantica of the South Side ...

Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences

By Rachel Weaver
Designers of several upscale Pittsburgh restaurants are giving patrons plenty to feast their eyes on. As discriminating diners continue to seek full-sensory experiences, design ...