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Pittsburgh Popcorn Company Sep19

Pittsburgh Popcorn C...

Pittsburgh is poppin’! And I’m not talking about the latest dance move by Hines Ward.  Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory moves to its own beat, popping out the tasty kernels that will have our taste buds doing the tango. Here’s a warning though,  the fun flavors can quickly...

Pgh Marshmallow Sep08

Pgh Marshmallow

If angels were to grab a snack in the clouds, they would surely find something like a Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory creation.  These heavenly treats are delightful and on a recent weekend strolling  around a very crowded Strip District, I bought some of the fluffy white confections for the...

Mediterrano Sep06

Mediterrano

  Gyros, baklava and feta cheese. Oh, and stuffed grape leaves. That’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge of Greek cuisine. After a couple visits to Mediterrano, a Greek restaurant on Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills, I can’t say that my knowledge of Greek food has expanded...

D’Imperio’s Aug27

D’Imperio̵...

As I’ve mentioned here before, I am always looking for a good Italian restaurant.  On a recent evening, my female friend and I found ourselves hungry and in the eastern suburbs. I pulled up Urbanspoon on my phone to see what restaurants were close by, and D’Imperio’s was on the list....

The Green Mango Aug26

The Green Mango

I remember when The Green Mango first opened in Swissvale. It was a tiny take out place other than the two small bar tables. I used to visit frequently on lunch breaks and it was especially wonderful in the winter with the front windows steamed up from the delicious warm food being...

Peace Love & Little Donuts Aug24

Peace Love & Li...

  If you don’t see the clapboard on Smallman don’t worry … just follow your nose and you’ll find that these little bites of pure donut delight taste as good as they smell.  Peace Love and Little Donuts create gourmet donuts fresh daily in the Strip District....

Sieb’s Pub Aug20

Sieb’s Pub

One of the biggest gambles for a person who grew up in Baltimore is to order a crab cake from a Pittsburgh restaurant. I took the gamble at Sieb’s Pub on Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township, and it paid off. The bride and I arrived as the dinner rush was ending, just after 7:30, and were able...

La Feria

La Feria Peruvian restaurant gives you more than just a wonderful meal, it also offers a wonderful cultural experience.  Inside the restaurant is a unique gift shop selling original folk art from Peru. This charming little place is easy to miss. It’s quietly perched above the popular...

Happy Hot Dog Man

When something is named Happy Hot Dog Man, you can’t resist giggling.  But when I heard it was created by two Pittsburghers I suddenly imagined using it to add some flair to my Steelers tailgating party! The Happy Hot Dog Man is a plastic contraption that turns a hot dog into a hot dog...

DiPietro’s Restaurant Aug17

DiPietro’s Res...

I’m on a constant quest to find the second best place to get Italian food in Pittsburgh. The number one place for Italian food is my mother’s kitchen, in case you were wondering. I still haven’t made up my mind as to who gets the silver medal for Italian food in Pittsburgh, but one...

Bella Frutteto Aug13

Bella Frutteto

I love the “yelp” app on my iPhone and my bride loves the coupons in her Enjoy book, and so the combination landed us at Bella Frutteto Restaurant in Wexford on a Friday night. The address is 2602 Brandt School Road, but for locals, the easiest way to describe how to find it is “go the...

Willow Aug12

Willow

I can’t remember a more exciting time in Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene. It seems like there’s a new restaurant popping up every week creating a new buzz. And while I want to try each new restaurant as soon as possible, sometimes I have to put off trying the newest hot restaurant in order...

Root 174 Aug08

Root 174

There are just over three-dozen seats inside Root 174, a small neighborhood restaurant at 1113 South Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, and they are rarely empty. Owner-chef Keith Fuller opened Root 174 just a few months ago, but he’s already got a loyal customer base. I thought the food was...

Boyd & Blair Jul31

Boyd & Blair

I was at a food festival a couple years ago when I first learned that vodka was being distilled in Shaler. Shaler? Vodka? I pictured the water pouring from the waterfall built into the facade of the Shaler Water Authority building on Route 28 being turned into vodka and couldn’t help but...

The Fire Escape Jul26

The Fire Escape

The Fire Escape is quietly tucked away in Ben Avon and my friend suggested it was the perfect place to meet and share summer vacation stories.  It’s not easy to find (thank goodness for GPS!). It’s in the middle of a neighborhood on Church Avenue but that made it all the more...