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Pittsburgh eateries have their own gourmet touch with sliders

By Tribune-Review
Good things can come in small packages — like mini-sandwiches or sliders. Sports bars have been offering mini-burgers for years, but the slider trend is …

Chef named for Pittsburgh’s new Kimpton hotel restaurant

By Tribune-Review
Washington D.C.’s Poste Moderne Brasserie executive chef Dennis Marron will be coming to town this summer to helm the kitchen of the new restaurant in Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Marron’s experience spans the country with posts in California at Scala’s Bistro, Mecca …

Redbeard’s keeps it casual, but adds upscale tastes

By Kellie B. Gormly
Although Redbeard’s Sports Bar & Grill still caters mostly to the casual crowd, the restaurant — with locations in Mt. Washington and Downtown — will …

Dining news: Sincerely Yogurt bringing its business to North Hills

By Tribune-Review
Sincerely Yogurt, the self-serve, all-natural and fresh frozen yogurt chain, opens its newest Western Pennsylvania location on April 10, in the McKnight Siebert Shopping Center, …

Tarentum’s Massart’s Restaurant continues family tradition of fine food, friendly service

By Eric Felack
BACKGROUND With restaurants having the highest failure rate of any business in America, it’s rare to have a restaurant last more than 90 years. And …

Robinson bakehouse invests time, love in artisan products

By David Conti
Nick Ambeliotis speaks in terms of art when he talks about baking bread but acts like a patient investor. He spent $50,000 on a levain …

New Mexican War Streets grocer connects with North Side neighborhood

By Chris Togneri
Rob Collins believes he has the formula to reanimate a piece of lost history in the Mexican War Streets. Collins is owner of the Allegheny …

Want pizza and more to your liking? Be hard to Top This!

By Rex Rutkoski
When you have what you think just might be a brilliant idea, what could be better than bringing it to life on a street that …

Dining news: Steakhouse Eddie Merlot’s coming to Downtown Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
On April 22, Eddie Merlot’s will open at 444 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The premier steakhouse helmed by executive chef Raymond Dial features a menu of …

Food truck inside Meadows is no gamble in taste

By Alice T. Carter
Parking a food truck inside a casino makes perfect sense to Kevin Brogan. “We are a casino. We are supposed to have things you don’t …

Chef Severino honored by Food & Wine magazine

By Rachel Weaver
Upon hearing news of his latest accolade, Justin Severino was quick to thank the Pittsburgh community that’s helped elevate him to national acclaim. The chef …

Pizza Cono thinks it can flat-out improve on tradition

By Michael Machosky
“Pizza not flat anymore.” This cryptic slogan began spreading through social media a few months ago, attributed to something called Pizza Cono — eventually traced …

Freedom Square Diner finds niche with Verona crowd

By Rebecca Killian
BACKGROUND Freedom Square Diner is a family-owned, family-oriented restaurant that opened last fall in Verona’s River Town Shopping Center. Judging from the Saturday noon crowd, …

Dining news: Wine and Whiskey Dinner back at Carlton

By Tribune-Review
The Carlton Restaurant, 500 Grant St., Downtown, will host the 10th anniversary Wine and Whiskey Dinner to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on April …

Food & Wine honors Phipps as one of top museum restaurants

By Rachel Weaver
For its focus on fresh and inventive health-conscious cuisine, Cafe Phipps at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been named one of the top museum …

Angelo’s restaurant celebrates 75 years

By Rex Rutkoski
Sometimes Michael Passalacqua just shakes his head in amazement. “Even though there are a million things to do every day, I realize they are the …

Ice cream lovers are winners at Any Given Sundae

By Alice T. Carter
A dedicated consumer of ice cream treats could indulge in a lifetime of daily visits to Any Given Sundae in Wexford without exhausting all its …

Smoke BBQ Taqueria hopes move helps keep up with demand

By Mark Kanny
It takes a special knack to be individual and successful. Nelda Carranco and Jeff Petruso have that mix of initiative, creativity, dedication and luck. Four …

Dining: Shanghai Tokyo brings the tastes of Asia to Buffalo Township

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND The presence of Shanghai Tokyo Chinese Restaurant and Sushi Bar is a sign that Buffalo Township is no longer the rural hamlet of your …

Dining news: Houlihan’s featuring new spring line-up of lighter-fare items

By Tribune-Review
Houlihan’s Restaurants, with various Pittsburgh-area locations, is featuring a new spring line-up of lighter-fare items, under 600 calories each. They include lemon-and-herb grilled chicken with …