25 essential Pittsburgh food experiences
Butler Street in Lawrenceville is dotted with flavor every step of the way from the 34th to the 54th block. Bakeries, cafes, coffee houses, bars, sandwich shops, pizza joints and ethnic restaurants sit on either side of the street and range from casual to upscale and everything in between. While some open at the crack of dawn, life at the others begins at dusk, making Butler a street that barely sleeps.
There are restaurant door handles, and then there are restaurant door handles that exude personality, evoke dishes prepared by the kitchen and start a conversation.
Just as Ben Roethlisberger and Ramon Foster are serious about football, so are they about food.
It’s a common tale of woe this time of year.
The holidays are full of questions and not all of them have to do with gift-giving.
This season’s knockout centerpiece dessert is Peppermint Devil’s Food Cake.
With holiday feasts and nibbles around the corner, caterer Nikki Heckman and chef Matthias Bodnar of Bistro to Go offer tips on how to arrange a Christmas table for a sit-down dinner, and Marc Serrao of Oakmont Bakery shares ideas on how to set a cookie table for the swap party.
With summer a memory and the colors of fall faded, winter opens up new food cravings.
Want to surprise your holiday party guests with elegantly prepared foods or shock them that you can cook at all?
Chef Norman Hart knows more than a thing or two when it comes to baking.
Sue Marsula of Baldwin Borough loves making Christmas cookies, even if it means waking up at 6 a.m.
Pittsburgh is awash with fine places to drink all sorts of alcoholic drinks, but the best spots to savor local libations might be right where they’re made, in one of our growing collection of wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies.
Thirty tons of grapes arrive in two seasonal shipments at the Roberto Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville every year.
There are plenty of reasons to go bar hopping in Pittsburgh, and we don’t mean the kind where you get yourself sloshed silly.
A gustatory burst punctuated the last few weeks of 2015 like the high flames of a flaring kitchen grill, closing out with the opening of four restaurants — Morcilla in Lawrenceville; Whitfield at the Ace Hotel and Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, both in East Liberty; and Smallman Galley in the Strip District — which were instant hot spots.
His technique is meticulous, and his food as exquisite as it is delicious.