Dining Out

Unpretentious, all-vegetarian Udipi Cafe a hub for Indian cuisine

The tall tales often ring true, that the most unsuspecting of restaurants, the "hole in the walls" if you will, serve some of the best ...

Primanti's honors Penguins' HBK line with sandwich

The Penguins' third line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel — the "HBK" line — has grown in popularity so much that it ...

Bea Taco Town specializes in fresh, authentic Mexican fare

Alberto Martinez appreciates the opportunities of living in the United States. As owner of three locations of Bea Taco Town with his wife, Gricelda, they ...

Dining news: Tar and Feather at Wigle Whiskey; private culinary classes

Wigle Whiskey Wigle Whiskey will host its fourth Tar and Feather celebration from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 10 at the Northside Barrelhouse and Whiskey ...

Grandsons resurrect, relocate Carmody's Grille

The brand-new Carmody's Grille on Neville Island is not just a relocated restaurant from the North Hills. The new incarnation shares the name, a few ...

For classic Pittsburgh fare, longtime staple Emil's Lounge can't be beat

Four small plates and a box of oversized pastries plopped onto our table after my friends and I asked about dessert. Dessert is available at ...

Family-run Deer Creek Diner specializes in 'great food, fellowship'

Family-run Deer Creek Diner in Russellton celebrates its sixth anniversary next month and has established itself as a popular eatery next to Deer Lakes Park. Just ...

Dining news: Farmer's Fork; Priory wine party; Northside Sandwich Week

Farmer's Fork dinner series Frankferd Farms, 717 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg, will host its first farm-to-table dinner series beginning in June. Frankferd Farms Foods is ...

Smallman Galley fills food hall void, doubles as chef incubator

Food halls are not a new concept. They've been gathering spots for generations across Europe and Asia. Typically an indoor market that showcases local food ...

Grapperia Bar Classico offers a bit of Italy in Lawrenceville

For the majority of Americans who aren't also Italian grandpas, the spirit called grappa is likely a mystery. In Pittsburgh, however, that's changing fast — because ...

Dining news: Rivers Club's new dining rooms; Pork & Beans; Senti

The Rivers Club The Rivers Club in One Oxford Centre, Downtown, now features the updated Hearth Lounge and Foundry dining rooms as part of an ...

Latrobe's family-owned Hotel Loyal Pizza has a 'Cheers' vibe

When they answer the phone at Hotel Loyal Pizza in Latrobe, they just say, "Hotel." It isn't a hotel anymore, and it offers a ...

Cafe Notte's strong offerings make it a perfect pit stop in Emsworth

If you travel down Ohio River Boulevard, you might speed past Cafe Notte on your commute to and from work. One day, I suggest you ...

Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine works way into the hearts, stomachs of Regent Square diners

Regent Square is home to several beloved Pittsburgh restaurants. Contemporary Root 174, engaging Square Cafe and relaxing D's Six Pax & Dogz. It can't be ...

Dining news: New lunch menu at G&G Noodle Bar; Lidia's hosting homestyle dinner

G&G Noodle Bar Chef Brian Pekarcik has launched a new lunch menu at G&G Noodle Bar, 535 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Selections include small plates of ...

Butterwood Bake Consortium is a real treat

It's easy to mistake the Butterwood Bake Consortium for a Victorian living room. Upon entering the dessertery and coffeehouse on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, visitors ...

Dining news: Remodeled Jacksons; Narcisi Winery; Mother's Day at Habitat

Jacksons Restaurant + Bar Jacksons Restaurant + Bar, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe, has unveiled its remodel and seasonal menu. With a ...

Vegan-inspired Apteka in Bloomfield lives up to its mission

Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski started a pop-up pierogi night in late 2010 "just for kicks," Skowronski says. Those evenings of vegan food and fellowship ...

Customers call the shots at Bartram House Bakery

For someone like me — a late riser who loves freshly baked pastries — Bartram House Bakery's formula sounds like a recipe for success. Bartram House ...

Riverside Cafe doles out New England-style fare

A bit of New England cuisine has settled into a cozy cafe on High Street in downtown Freeport. Riverside Cafe serves breakfast and lunch six days ...