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Snacks N’At: Fredo’s Market Deli & Catering in Dormont

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Sadik Cehic feared for his family’s safety in Bosnia, so he brought them to the United States for a better life. He, wife Mediha and daughter ...

Westmoreland mainstay Vallozzi’s brings Italian flavor to Downtown location

By Julia Gongaware
If you grew up or live near Greensburg, then you’ve probably heard of Vallozzi’s. The legendary restaurant is a go-to for fancy celebrations big and ...

Travelers find direct Web route to Priory’s spirited past in North Side

By Tory N. Parrish
Self-service booking in the Internet age has been a welcome game changer for Pittsburgh’s historic Priory Hotel. The 42-room boutique hotel, a former monastery in the ...

Twisted Thistle chef plans menu for farm-to-table dinner in Gilpin

By Joyce Hanz
Like to eat fresh and local? Twisted Thistle restaurant makes an effort to use local ingredients and support independent farmers — and executive chef Michael “Buzz” ...

Snacks N’At: Biddle’s Escape in Regent Square

By Kellie B. Gormly
Joe Davis, a Baltimore native who collected and sold artifacts from around the world, closed his Oakland store called History a few years ago and ...

Pittsburgh eateries add their unique touch to tacos

By Tribune-Review
One of the great things about tacos is their simplicity — all you really need are meat, cheese and a tortilla shell. Another great thing ...

Paris 66 embraces rich, creamy dishes with joie de vivre

By Sarah Sudar
There’s a quote on Paris 66’s le diner menu from the great Julia Child: “If you are afraid of butter, use cream.” This quote is ...

Dining News: Marty’s Market Cafe adds dinners to its menu

By Tribune-Review
Marty’s Market Cafe in the Strip District has added dinners to its menu. Continuing its mission to shorten the distance between food sources/farms and urban dinner ...

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream’s rebound led by store upgrades, premium product

By Tory N. Parrish
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has appealed to its “sweet-tooth” fans’ nostalgia for old-fashioned ice-cream stands since it opened 25 years ago. Its throwback strategy wasn’t enough ...

Mt. Washington’s Isabela on Grandview closing its doors

By Alice T. Carter
After six years of hosting diners, owner George Merrick will close Isabela on Grandview on July 31. An intimate 50-table fine-dining restaurant with a 210-degree view of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, Isabela has been a fixture on Mt. Washington since 1999. Over ...

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program open for business

By Rex Rutkoski
The possibility that the Pittsburgh region could become a national forerunner in the still-emerging restaurant sustainability movement became a reality July 16. The announcement of the launch of the voluntary Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program, open to all restaurants, focuses on ways ...

Snacks’NAt: Arnold’s Tea Shop and Cafe, North Side

By Matthew Zabierek
After working as an educator in Pittsburgh Public Schools for over three decades, Verna Arnold only had one box left to check. Growing up, Arnold says ...

At the Tin Front Cafe, non-meat-eaters are not deprived of delicious dishes

By Laura Zorch
I enjoy a good piece of meat. And lucky for me, Pittsburgh is a meat-and-potatoes kind of town. In buns, on kebabs, grilled, fried, covered ...

Dining News: Allegheny Distilling releasing first aged single-barrel rum

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny Distilling, maker of Maggie’s Farm Rums, is releasing its first aged single-barrel rum as a limited release. Distilled on-site from the same turbinado ...

Snacks’NAt: The Yard, Shadyside

By Michael Machosky
If you’re going to chuck a lucrative career in finance in favor of starting a business in Pittsburgh, you’d better have a good plan. But if ...

Monterey Pub has fare, portions to make you crave tasty Irish treats

By Amanda Mcfadden
With a last name like McFadden, I am by blood bound to enjoy all things Irish — especially Irish food. One step inside the dark ...

The Saxon Inn’s menu, atmosphere doesn’t aim for upper-crust, but the personal touch

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND The Saxon Inn is very much a family affair. Michelle McClain says her father, Fritz McClain, opened the Harrison bar and restaurant in 1976 and ...

Dining News: Paris 66 offers second of wine-paired dinners

By Tribune-Review
The tour continues at Paris 66. On July 19, the East Liberty bistro will offer the second in its five-part series of wine-paired dinners based on regions of France, this time heading to Provence. The event will start at 6 p.m. ...

Snacks’NAt: Jerry’s Custard, Lower Burrell

By Rex Rutkoski
Praises are still being sung at the intersection of Route 780 (Seventh Street) and Wildlife Lodge Road, the site of a former church in Lower ...

Coca Cafe has not only lots of character, but menu that involves a lot of creativity

By Julia Gongaware
Some secrets should be kept forever, while others should be shouted from the rooftops at any opportunity. One secret worthy of shouting is this: Coca ...