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South Side’s La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen puts its effort into what’s on the plate

By Julia Gongaware
Once just a tiny booth at Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip, La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen expanded and opened a full-fledged storefront last year. …

Meadows Casino’s Band Wagon truck is no gamble for fun food

By Alice T. Carter
There are a lot of pluses fueling the food-truck fad. Menus often feature interesting innovative or uncommon items at affordable prices. Snack-sized portions make it …

Dining News: The Yard gastropub is now open in Shadyside

By Rachel Weaver
The Yard, a new gastropub specializing in locally sourced food, is open at 736 Bellefonte St. in Shadyside. The restaurant features American contemporary fare with …

Severino, Pittsburgh chefs are collaborating at Cure’ated Dinners

By Rachel Weaver
While Justin Severino loves being in his kitchen at Cure in Lawrenceville, he often wonders what’s happening in other restaurants around the world. To find …

Snacks n’at: Plaza Azteca brings sights, tastes of Mexico to Robinson

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh’s dining scene does not lack for variety, but options for popular Mexican cuisine got richer on May 9 with the opening of Plaza Azteca …

Review: Wexford’s Dive Bar & Grille has low-rent name but tasty bar food a cut above

By Sarah Sudar
When you think of typical “dive bar” cuisine, what usually comes to mind is baskets of deep-fried provolone sticks, onion rings, chicken fingers and zucchini …

Dining news: Carlton Restaurant hosts ‘Best of Argentina’ wine dinner

By Rachel Weaver
The Carlton Restaurant, 500 Grant St., Downtown, will host a “Best of Argentina” wine dinner with Joe Barsotti at 6:30 p.m. July 18. Barsotti recently …

NOLA rebirth to bring more Big Easy flavor to Market Square

By Rachel Weaver
Management of a Market Square restaurant used a February fire as an opportunity to infuse even more Big Easy influence into their Cajun-inspired eatery. NOLA …

Millvale Diner offers simple, tasty options

By Bob Karlovits
Haroon Mirza says there was a simple reason he left a comfortable life as owner of a nearby convenience store to open a diner. “My …

Pittsburgh’s Eden can open eyes to tasty raw, vegan food

By Laura Zorch
The Biblical story of the Garden of Eden goes a little something like this: Adam and Eve frolicked through the expansive wilderness enjoying nature’s bounty …

Brackenridge Heights’ Tables on the Green has class and taste without restrictions

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND We were surprised to have the Tables on the Green dining room nearly to ourselves on a recent Sunday afternoon. The food was excellent, …

Dining News: City Deli in lower level of Koppers Building to close

By Rachel Weaver
Jim and Libby Calato, proprietors of City Gourmet Group, have announced plans to close City Deli, in lower level of the Koppers Building on Seventh Avenue for the past 15 years, July 25. The restaurant originally opened in 1988 at …

Panther Hollow Inn may become new restaurant

By Tribune-Review
The building that formerly housed the Panther Hollow Inn at 4611 Forbes Ave., Oakland, could open Jan. 1, 2015 as a new restaurant. A representative of Winthorpe Valentine LP, the owner of the building, will brief the Pittsburgh Planning Commission …

Wine and dine under the stars with rooftop dining in Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
Hey, where are we? Is this Manhattan? The Loop in Chicago? Elegant small plates, high-end craft beers, well-dressed young professionals, a rooftop patio way above …

Crested Duck Charcuterie seeks to fill a butchering, cooking need

By Sarah Sudar
At only 28 years old, Kevin Costa is producing some of the best charcuterie around. Not only do local gourmands, markets and restaurants who consume …

Stocklein’s has baked goods sweetened by family ties

By Kellie B. Gormly
When you walk into Stocklein’s Bake Shop in Penn Hills, a smorgasbord of sweet goodies, lined up picturesquely in cases and stacked on tables, surrounds …

Dining news: Chef Laffont back in charge at Paris 66

By Rachel Weaver
Chef Franck Lacaille has completed his residency year as visiting chef de cuisine and will be passing the lead culinary role back to award-winning chef …

Bret’s Salad, honoring Butler native Michaels, stars at Hard Rock Cafe

By Kellie B. Gormly
Hometown boy Bret Michaels, Poison’s frontman and reality-show star, is now starring in a salad available this month only at Station Square’s Hard Rock Cafe. …

Bar Marco offers a lot of substance to back up atmosphere

By Julia Gongaware
The dining room at Bar Marco has a vibe. It’s minimalistic. It’s charming. It’s young, despite being housed in the very old Engine House No. …

Yuva India gives customers taste of homemade authenticity

By Rachel Weaver
Owners of an Oakland Indian restaurant pride themselves on deviating from the typical with their food offerings and the way they serve them. Diners won’t …