Dining Out

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dining news: Soba's Songkran fest; Whiskey Garden opening; Juniper Grill

Songkran at Soba Soba, at 5847 Ellsworth Ave. in Shadyside, is hosting a Songkran festival through April 15. Songkran is the traditional celebration of the ...

Spork boasts an eclectic menu and cookie table, but inquire about portion size

The anticipation has been building since Quiet Storm shut its door in 2013. What would fill the void on the corner of Penn Avenue and ...

Rocket Fizz in a sweet spot at The Waterfront

Adam King grabs the Nik-L-Nip wax bottles — candy filled with sugary liquid. "I have been looking for this everywhere," says the 9-year-old. "We will definitely ...

The Twisted Frenchman the crème de la crème when it comes to posh dining, artful presentation

The Twisted Frenchman is keeping the posh dining experience alive. Service at this East Liberty restaurant is attentive, the dishes are elegantly presented, and there ...

Bantha Tea Bar exudes 'Star Wars' cantina vibe

Entering Bantha Tea Bar is like stepping into a different world. The Garfield spot really does look like some watering hole on the planet Tattooine, ...

Franklin Inn's Mexican fare worth drive into North Hills suburbs

Nestled in the North Hills is a restaurant worth the drive into the suburbs, Franklin Inn. Although it's gone through several iterations since it was ...

Dining news: Revel + Roost

Revel + Roost Revel + Roost, a refined rustic American restaurant, is open at Tower Two-Sixty, Market Square. Roost will offer breakfast and dinner options ...

Ligonier offers plenty of dining, entertainment options

Ligonier has a lot going for it, for a small town (population: 1,573). There are plenty of small- to midsize cities that don't have as many ...

Muddy Waters Oyster Bar's atmosphere, menu will have you thinking you're in New Orleans

It's been said that "good things come in small packages." The truth in that saying is especially evident with each slurp of an oyster at ...

Smokin' Toad's BBQ in Sarver lives up to its name

For barbecue done right, head to Smokin' Toad's BBQ in Sarver. Here, customers must choose whether they are "smokin' " or "non-smokin' " — a reference to ...

Grab lunch, or a treat, while supporting Westmoreland museum

The newly renovated and expanded Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg houses more than just fine art; it also offers artisanal sandwiches, soups, wraps ...