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Brownsville restaurant opens in historic home, pays homage to ‘Gone With the Wind’ plantation

By Mary Pickels
Susan Yurkovich was not sure what her husband had in mind when he took her to a Water Street property in Brownsville last year. “He …

Harmony’s Harmony Inn restaurant opens after numerous delays

By Bill Vidonic
For Bob McCafferty, an oven fire just before the unofficial reopening of the Harmony Inn last month wasn’t much of a surprise, considering the struggles …

Grit & Grace offers the new, interesting, still Asian

By Sarah Sudar
With a name like Grit & Grace, you might think this Downtown eatery serves Southern comfort food. But don’t let the name be misleading. Here, …

Snacks N’At: Tartine, West End

By Alice T. Carter
With its eye-catching blue facade and flower-filled window boxes, Tartine brings a little bit of Paris to a workaday block of the West End’s South …

Hartwood Restaurant and Whisperers Pub offers new takes on familiar

By Mary Ann Thomas
With its bookshelf-lined dining room and patio nestled in the woodlands of Indiana Township, the Hartwood Restaurant offers a country-chic atmosphere that is warm and …

Dining News: Pittsburgh Botanical Garden to host ‘Garden to Table’ dinner

By Rachel Weaver
Garden to Table Justin Severino of Cure in Lawrenceville will head up the culinary team for the inaugural “From Garden to Table Dinner at the …

Lunch app puts ‘social’ back in ‘social media’

By Rachel Weaver
Among the tables of friends, co-workers and couples enjoying lunch at a popular Pittsburgh restaurant, one group shared a unique situation. None of the four …

Snacks N’At: El Toro Loco, South Side

By Mark Kanny
South Side’s diverse array of dining spots gained a new option in March when El Toro Loco opened its Mexican restaurant. El Toro Loco is …

Out of the basement, Franktuary’s has kept the playful puns for its tasty treats

By Amanda Mcfadden
For 10 years, Franktuary was found in the basement of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. With witty puns, a la “Franks be to God,” Franktuary taught ’Burghers …

Food trucks add spice to Fall Food Festival

By Michael Machosky
Food trends come and go. Food trucks come and go. But then, that’s their job. Though their novelty may wear off, it’s that mobility that …

Dining news: Dip into Pot of Meatballs at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

By Tribune-Review
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, with locations in Cranberry, Robinson, Monroeville and Peters, has launched its new Pot of Meatballs, featuring 13 large, homemade meatballs with …

East Liberty restaurant will feature classic Burgh food with a twist

By Rachel Weaver
Chef Dave Racicot hopes a new menu featuring classic Pittsburgh comfort food served with contemporary culinary twists will show diners upscale doesn’t have to mean …

Snacks ’N At: At Valliant’s in Ross, diners appreciate its classic look, food

By Bob Karlovits
Walking into Valliant’s Diner is a step into the past. And while the look might be old-fashioned, the food is classic. “We try to keep …

Dining Out: The Golden Pig in Cecil is small, but the personal attention is plentiful

By Laura Zorch
Yong Kwon stood behind a tiny counter and laughed as she fondly recounted the story of a now-regular customer’s first visit. The customer had requested …

Dining: Don’t mistake Ziggys Lounge in Tarentum for just a biker bar; it has plenty to offer

By Liz Hayes
BACKGROUND Don’t be fooled by the motorcycles parked out front and the Harley-Davidson dealer next door: Ziggys Lounge is more than a biker bar. “It’s …

Dining News: Double Wide Grill Craft Beer Tap Fest

By Rachel Weaver
The second annual Double Wide Grill Craft Beer Tap Fest will be Sept. 13 at the Double Wide Grill, 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars. More than 60 craft beers will be featured at the event from more than 20 breweries including …

New Kensington’s Zamboni Sports Bar & Grill to offer restaurant fare

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Along with three other men, Rob Kemp of Natrona Heights hoisted a more than 400-pound stainless-steel cooking hood off a truck last week at the …

Hundred Wood reclaims part of Point Park’s Downtown Pittsburgh campus

By Rachel Weaver
Having worked Downtown for years, Denny and Melody Scott know what people are looking for when it comes to quick, quality food served in a …

Snacks N’at: Coffee & Cream, Greenfield

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The Hershey’s ice cream sign drew her in. The taste of the cool treat will keep her coming back. “My husband Tony and I were …

Pasta, seafood, amore: Dish Osteria and Bar garners notice for authentic Sicilian fare

By Julia Gongaware
I grew up in a mostly Italian town. We celebrated Pasta e Fagioli, names made up of mostly vowels, and DeLallo’s. But there was a …