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First Draft: Beer lovers at CoStar take the time to brew it right

By Chris Togneri 7:16 p.m.
Jeff Hanna was moments away from getting married when his buddy Dominic Cincotta proposed a different type of union. “Dom was like, ‘Dude, we could ...

Celebrity Chef Tour plans dinner stop in Pittsburgh

By Rachel Weaver
Local food lovers will get a taste of what happens at New York’s esteemed James Beard House when a group of acclaimed chefs collaborate for ...

Snacks N’At: Brother Tom’s Bakery, Sharpsburg

By Bob Karlovits
Brother Tom’s Bakery cooks up more than you’d think. While the counters at the Sharpsburg site are filled with cookies, breads and pies in true ...

Dining News: Habitat special marks 5th anniversary for Fairmont Pittsburgh

By Rachel Weaver
Habitat To commemorate Fairmont Pittsburgh’s fifth anniversary, executive chef Jason Dalling will feature $5 burgers and $5 Bloody Marys from 11 a.m. to 5 ...

Farm to Table Conference to offer tips on how to ‘Cook at Home’

By Candy Williams
Home cooking shouldn’t only be what you eat when you visit your grandmother’s house. At the ninth annual Farm to Table Conference at the David L. ...

Cookbook author Joan Nathan delves into history of Jewish food

By Candy Williams
Tradition is important to food journalist and cookbook author Joan Nathan. It’s why she has written 10 cookbooks and is working on her 11th; it’s ...

KitchenWise: This Easter, master perfectly creamy scalloped potatoes

By The Associated Press
With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast. And really, what’s not to ...

A la carte: Barney Butter spreadsthe almond love with new flavors

By Tribune-Review
Spreading almond love The nut butter world beyond peanuts is a busy place. Butters from hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews and almonds crowd store shelves. The ...

Quick Fix: Spicy Pork with Fennel and Bean Salad

By Tribune-Review
Have a meal your Italian nonna would be proud of. The simple, yet satisfying, combination of tomato, hot pepper, olives and garlic on the pork pairs beautifully with the earthiness of the beans and the surprising bite of fennel bulb ...

Dinner can be comforting when it comes in a bowl

By Ellise Pierce
I’ve collected bowls for years. Big ones, little ones and bowls shallow and deep. I use bowls not just for eating out of, but for ...

Meyer lemons deliver sunshine to individual souffles

By Leah Eskin
March, aptly named, is a slow, obligatory trudge. The scenery is best indoors: cup, counter, cookbook. A moment startled, one morning, by the buzzer; the man in the brown uniform handed off a brown box. Small, heavy and postmarked California. I ...

Wigle Whiskey focuses on fans, not simply drinkers

By Bob Karlovits
Meredith Grelli was celebrating her new master’s degree in business administration when she and her family decided it was time to “roll the dice.” Since then, ...

Cooking, enjoying family dinners feeds a range of benefits

By Kellie B. Gormly
Jessica Carson and her husband, Paul, work full time: she as a project manager at an advertising agency, and he as a physician at Allegheny ...

Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more

By The Associated Press
You may think you’re immune to transparent sales pitches like “Do you want fries with that?” But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Here’s a look at a ...

A la carte: Sonic follows Nerds hit with more candy-drink plans

By Tribune-Review
Last summer, Sonic Drive-In launched a line-up of Slush drinks with Nerds candy mixed in. They were so popular, some people ask to get the ...

Naturi startup of Pittsburgh created out of desire for better yogurt

By Katelyn Ferral
Aditya Dhere and Anes Dracic got their idea for a yogurt company when they couldn’t find what they wanted on supermarket shelves. The recent MBA ...

Cooking Class: Eddie Merlot’s Bananas Foster

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Cooking Class visits the kitchens of area restaurants, whose chefs share their popular recipes. An impressive wave of light, soothing colors washes over ...

Key to onion soup’s layered flavors is patience with caramelization

By Tribune-Review
I’ve made lots of stews, soups and gratins in the past few months, but if I had to pick my favorite cozy dish for cold ...

Sweet carrot, tangy cheese pair well for appetizer

By Mario Batali
Fact: I enjoy everything Venetian. A region filled, on one hand, with rolling hills and elegant mountains, and, on the other, with historic canals, lagoons ...

First Draft: There’s no doubt the stout will be out for St. Patrick’s

By Chris Fleisher
This Tuesday, every sauced reveler Riverdancing his way from pub to pub will become just a little Irish. Green plastic hats and T-shirts soliciting kisses ...