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Dining news: Brunch on the menu at Franktuary in Lawrenceville

Franktuary in Lawrenceville now serves brunch, including this Breakfast Poutine.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:16 p.m.


Franktuary, at 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville, started serving brunch on June 2.

A menu including breakfast poutine; a “Good Morning” frank with a waffle bun, local sausage and omelet; brunch punch and more will be offered Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: 412-586-7224 or


A new Walnut Grill restaurant will open this fall at 1595 Washington Pike, Collier. Existing Walnut Grills are in Wexford, Fox Chapel and Mt. Lebanon.

President Kirk Vogel says the newest location will be the largest at nearly 7,300 square feet. The location has an existing patio that they expect to renovate.

Vogel also says that he and his partners are interested in opening additional locations.



The Rooney family celebrates both its Celtic and Pittsburgh Pride with the recent launch of the next generation of brews, Rooney's Lager. A golden lager has a slight malty sweetness, delicately balanced with the spicy, zesty notes of the Tettnang and Saaz hops.

In 2011, Rooney's Old Irish Ale was introduced, a blending of an Irish ale and American amber ale.

The Rooney roots go back to the turn of the 20th century, when the family's first pub opened on the corner of Corey and General Robinson streets where Three Rivers Stadium later stood in Pittsburgh. In 1933, the family expanded the business to brewing at General Braddock Brewing Co. Four beers were produced: Rooney's Irish Ale, Rooney's Lager, Rooney's Pilsner and Veterans & Civilians Pilsner/Lager blend.

The handcrafted family-brewing heritage continues to this day, at the historic Pennsylvania Brewing Company in Troy Hill. Details:

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