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 Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette--Thursday, August 18,  2016--STORY BY NATALIE BENCIVENGA SEEN-- The Kanapki, a small plate dish with three tartines on house seed bread at Apteka, a new vegan Polish restaurant in Bloomfield on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Front, carrot pate, radish, cucumber and dill. Back left, polish salad with pickle, celeriac and potato. Back right, tomato, thyme sherry onions and herbs.

Beyond salad: 6 places to get your vegan food fix

Call it a health trend or call it a lifestyle. Either way, more people across the country are going vegan, and business is catching on.

about 1 hour ago

 Wendy Mitchell, co-owner of Trolley Stop Inn, takes a break from the cleanup at the restaurant after Wednesday night's flash flood; South Hills Country Club donated the lunches.

Owner for 35 years of Bethel Park's Trolley Stop Inn: 'We've never seen flooding like this'

Neighbors pitch in to clean out the restaurant damaged by Wednesday night’s storm

1 day ago

 A half-rack of baby back ribs from Two Brothers Bar-B-Q in Collier.

Meat your maker: Munch opens the summer and barbecue season at Two Brothers

Summer means many things to many people, but to Munch, it is the most glorious time of the year for delicious smoked meats.

1 day ago

Nicky's Thai Kitchen cleared by health department to reopen

Nicky's Thai Kitchen on the North Side reopened last month after being closed by the Allegheny County Health Department for unsanitary

2 days ago

Starbucks to accelerate store closings next year to boost sluggish sales

NEW YORK — Starbucks says it will accelerate its store closings in the U.S. next year as it tries to boost sluggish sales.

2 days ago

 Condado Tacos has come out with a new type of hard taco shell -- the firecracker.

A superfood market will open in the Strip next week — and more news

Plus, the former Tender Bar and Kitchen space in Lawrenceville will become a giant taqueria.

2 days ago

 Jacobson’s Meringue, made with egg whites, baking powder, sugar and water, can be used on any pie that calls for a meringue topping.

It's hard to top fruit crisps, streusels or glazes for summer desserts

The toppings can be stashed in the freezer and used on Bettys, muffins, tarts and pies as and when needed.

2 days ago

 Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille will feature a bloody mary garnished with a soft shell crab that has green olives for eyes.

Come in your Sunday best for Pittsburgh's first bloody mary festival

Fourteen restaurants will vie to make the best bloody at Heinz Lofts.

2 days ago

 Diners need to dress in white for the outdoor Blanc en Plum dinner that will be held in Elizabeth on Sunday.

Dine in white, attend Lidia's dinner and partake in a vegan meal

Blanc en Plum is back for the third year; Lidia hosts a dinner to celebrate her memoir; and a raw vegan dinner will be held in the Strip

2 days ago

 Limoncello is made by bar manager Julia Wood at Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh.

Pucker up for Festa di Limoncello. It returns to Pittsburgh on June 30

When life gives you lemons, Italians have a plan: Make limoncello, the liqueur known as the icy toast of the Amalfi Coast.

2 days ago

Subway shop Downtown, two other food facilities cited for health code violations

Also, Claddagh Irish Pub at the SouthSide Works and Chakh Le India mobile food truck were hit with consumer alerts .

4 days ago

 Cocktails at the new Eliza Bistro in the new Hotel Indigo in Oakland.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

We visit Di Anoia’s, Pie for Breakfast and more.

4 days ago

 The interior of Casbah in Shadyside

Distinction Magazine: Shadyside still rules when it comes to crowd-pleasing plates

Consider visits to old-school spots like Girasole or Casbah or check out new places like Fujiya Ramen.

4 days ago

 The Bar Frenchman will become Le Riviera in July, a rebrand from owner Andrew Garbarino.

East Liberty's Bar Frenchman will rebrand as Le Riviera

The similar names of the fine restaurant and bar have caused some confusion among patrons.

1 week ago

 Keyla Nogueira Cook in the doorway of Navus House on the North Side Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Pittsburgh.

Hampton chef brings Brazilian flavor to Pittsburgh

Keyla Nogueira Cook is a chefpreneur who has been shaking up the Pittsburgh scene with her creative take on Brazilian cuisine.

1 week ago

 Confit hen, garlic and tomatoes, with spring lettuce, pancetta, peas, preserved lemon ($11).

New chef at Willow hails from two-star Michelin restaurant in New York City

Aaron Allen is running the kitchen at the Ohio Twp. restaurant

1 week ago

 The Korean fried chicken meal at Bae Bae's Kitchen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Munch tries Korean at Bae Bae’s Kitchen

The recent summit brought Munch to an uncomfortable realization: He knows next-to-nothing about Korean food.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the City of Pittsburgh are working with businesses to stave off a downturn during construction on Smallman Street in the Strip District, on track to last at least through mid-2019.

Smallman Street construction curtails weekday daytime business in the Strip

The City of Pittsburgh and PWSA are working to stave off downturns.

1 week ago

 The exterior of Poulet Bleu in Lawrenceville includes an outdoor patio.

Review: Desserts shine at Lawrenceville's Poulet Bleu

But that’s not the only reason to get excited about the Butler Street bistro.

1 week ago

 The Choolaah Mint Yogurt ice cream will be available for three days, starting Friday.

Get free scoops of new Choolaah Mint Yogurt ice cream on Friday

Millie’s is teaming with Porch at Schenley and Porch at Siena to launch the Chocolate Beehive ice cream.

1 week ago

 A spread of Swedish foods will be featured at the Midsummer Smorgasbord on Friday at IKEA in Robinson.

Catch fireworks, and sip on wine, beer and mead at food fests

Fireworks & Food Trucks Festival, Craft Carnival, Wine Time, Wine ‘ Wheels are slated for Saturday.

1 week ago

 A pig is roasted at last year's Father's Day Pig Roast at Wigle Whiskey's North Side location. This year's event is on Sunday.

Give Dad the gift of food for Father’s Day

Grilling gear, craft liquors, takeout sandwiches and doughnuts, and tickets for food events all fit the bill.

1 week ago

 The seafood boil at Merchant Oyster Co. in Lawrenceville.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

With stops at Bakersfield, Round Corner Cantina, Merchant Oyster Co. and more

1 week ago

 The burger at Eliza: A Hot Metal Bistro, located in the new Hotel Indigo on the South Side. Named after a furnace used by Jones & Laughlin Steel, the restaurant opens June 19.

Get ready for a new rooftop restaurant on the South Side

Hotel Indigo will fire up its restaurant on the South Side. Also, a fire has forced the temporary closure of Spice Affair in Aspinwall.

1 week ago

 The Polish Hill sandwich, which features Mrs. T's Pierogies, is unveiled Friday at Primanti Bros. in Market Square, Downtown.

Primanti's launches its sandwich with pierogies on it -- the Polish Hill

Available for a limited time, unless people really love it, this kielbasa sandwich is topped with three Mrs. T pierogies and fried coleslaw.

2 weeks ago

 Amabile "John" Carbonara

Video used to challenge alleged molestation victim's account in Castle Shannon restaurateur trial

A defense attorney challenged parts of the woman’s account by showing video of friendly encounters between her and the owner of Carbonara’s.

2 weeks ago

 Istanbul Sofra owner Adnan Pehlivan offers lamb kabob (left)  and Iskender kabob at his Turkish restaurant in Regent Square in 2014.

Even with an owner in jail, it's business as usual at Istanbul Sofra -- for now

The Turkish restaurant remains open for lunch and dinner, with partners and family taking the helm.

2 weeks ago

 Lee Robinson plays his saxophone while restaurant-goers enjoy their meals on the patio of Piazza Talarico and Papa Joe's Wine Cellar in Lawrenceville.

Where to eat and drink outside this summer in Pittsburgh

Patios, rooftops, sidewalk seating and hidden gems abound this summer in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 Justin Severino of Cure and Morcilla, center, and chef Csilla Thackray of The Vandal prepare nettle custard at Eleven while Big Burrito executive chef Bill Fuller looks on.

Pittsburgh's top chefs prepare to honor Rick Bayless at gala

An expert on Mexican cuisine, Rick Bayless is the fifth Pittsburgh Botanic Garden gala honoree.

2 weeks ago

 Adnan Hilton Pehlivan

Judge again denies bond for Regent Square restaurateur charged in sexual assault

In denying GPS monitoring, the judge said he had to balance defendant Adnan Hilton Pehlivan’s rights with community and victim safety.

2 weeks ago

 The scallops at The Vandal in Lawrenceville are paired with pea shoots and a quail egg.

Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

Mezze at Daphne Cafe, Scallops at The Vandal and a new ice cream sandwich for dessert in Carnegie.

2 weeks ago

 2 years in the making, Pie for Breakfast, Chef Trevett Hooper's third restaurant, is opening for breakfast and lunch in North Oakland on June 4. It will open for full service on June 12.

Pie for Breakfast is finally open in North Oakland

Chef Trevett Hooper’s newest restaurant will offer high-quality, old-fashioned comfort food  crafted with local ingredients.

2 weeks ago

 Paul, left and brother Mark Wahlberg visit Wahlburgers Pittsburgh at The Block Northway on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Ross.

Wahlberg brothers visit Pittsburgh Wahlburgers

It’s the first outside of Fenway Park that the three brothers have visited together.

2 weeks ago

 Donnie Wahlberg posts a selfie video of himself and brothers Mark and Paul to say the are on their way to Pittsburgh for a June 1 appearance at their Wahlburgers restaurant in Ross.

Wahlberg brothers are set to touch down in Pittsburgh

Actors Mark and Donnie and chef Paul are visiting their new Wahlburgers restaurant in Ross.

3 weeks ago

 The tofu skins with chives is on the menu at Northeastern Chinese Kitchen in Squirrel Hill.

Free doughnuts, free pizza, new restaurants and more news

Plus, Pie for Breakfast is finally opening in Oakland.

3 weeks ago

 Primanti Bros.' Polish Hill sandwich is filled with pierogies instead of French fries.

Primanti Bros. to launch a sandwich stuffed with pierogies

The Polish Hill sandwich will be available June 8 through mid-August.

3 weeks ago

 The brunch sandwich from Home starts with sliced pound cake, with brie, fig preserves, rosemary butter and bacon.

Soon you can order fancy TV dinners at Smallman Galley in the Strip District

The popular incubator/food hall ushers in two new vendors as part of its latest collection of chefs.

3 weeks ago

 Arriviste Coffee Bar in Shadyside is one of several independent alternatives for where to get a specialty drink when all store-owned Starbucks locations close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

With Starbucks closed this afternoon, here's where to go for a p.m. coffee in Pittsburgh

The coffee giant will not sell coffee as it conducts anti-bias education training after 2:30 p.m.

3 weeks ago

 Double cheeseburger from Checkers & Rally's.

Checkers & Rally's plans to open 24 restaurants in Pittsburgh. Should they?

Drive-thru chain has plans for rapid expansion, doubling Pa. locations.

4 weeks ago

 The dining room of Bruneaux restaurant in Sewickley Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Architects, restaurateur cook up a delicious redesign at Bruneaux

Bruneaux restaurant in Sewickley boasts palate-pleasing food, a calm color palette and a thoughtful design that makes the meal memorable.

4 weeks ago

 Pastries from Azorean Cafe, opening this week in Bloomfield.

Portuguese native is opening Azorean Cafe in Bloomfield this week

Expect imports from Portugal and island fare from the Azores.

4 weeks ago

13 ideas for your summer bucket list

Post-Gazette staffers recommend these as must-do this summer.

4 weeks ago

 The team at new bistro/beer hall Lorelei to open in early summer in East Liberty. From left: wine director Max Stein, bartender Cecil Usher, chef Jamilka Borges, chef Dianne DeStefano, bartender Lizzie Fistel, and co-owners Pete Kurzweg and Adam Henry.

Siren's call: New beer hall and bistro Lorelei to open in East Liberty

The spot will be the third endeavor from the ownership team behind Hidden Harbor and the Independent Brewing Co. in Squirrel Hill.

1 month ago

 Angkor Restaurant has been in business on the Pittsburgh-Green Tree border for nearly 20 years.

Open for over 15 years, Angkor Cambodian restaurant is a Pittsburgh classic

It’s one of several owned by the family that has been around for almost two decades.

1 month ago

Tomato Pie Cafe ordered to close over water issue

The Allison Park pizza shop was cited for a water issue.

1 month ago

 Insomnia Cookies is now open in Oakland.

You can get sweets delivered to your door at 1 a.m. from now-open Insomnia Cookies

Plus: Fig & Ash to open this year in the North Side.

1 month ago

 Moon & Mars American pale ale at Stick City Brewing Co. in Mars

The best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now

You know those restaurant visits, when a single dish stands out from the rest: It’s the one your tablemates wish they’d ordered because

1 month ago

 Guests roast bacon over an open fire at the 3rd annual Hungarian bacon roast at Huszar, a Hungarian bar and restaurant, on Saturday May 19, 2018, on the North Side.

Magyar merrymaking at Hungarian bacon roast on North Side

Huszar hosted their third annual cookout featuring heaping helpings of slab bacon.

1 month ago

 Starbucks will implement company-wide racial bias education training for an afternoon on May 29.

Now everyone can use the bathroom at Starbucks. So why is the company under fire again?

Local businesses consider how to implement anti-bias training in their restaurants and cafes.

1 month ago

 John Shrader, right, 21, of Washington, Pa., has a beer after work at Peter's Pub on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Oakland. Peter's Pub in Oakland is closing next Friday after 46 years in business.

Pitt's stop: as Oakland icon gets ready to close, Peter remembers 44 years in the Pub

“Every friend I have in the world besides the people I grew up with, I know from there,” he said.

1 month ago

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