Top Shabu Shabu, in Oakland, brings the Asian hot-pot dining experience to Pittsburgh

Top Shabu Shabu, in Oakland, brings the Asian hot-pot dining experience to Pittsburgh

Go with a big group and order a whole bunch of soup ingredients


A closer look at bitters

What’s in, and behind, the classic cocktail ingredient?

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Hidden Harbor vs. Plum Pan Asian Kitchen

We match up sake-and-herb cocktails and savor the results

Winter Remedies

We cannot overcome the tasteless, yet still bitter, truth: Being sick sucks.

A new casual eatery in Oakland, Noodle Uchi, specializes in you-pick ramen and rice bowls

The dozens of flavor combinations are up to the customer

Modernizing Medieval Meals

Sound Bite time-travels to the Middle Ages with the authors of A Thyme and Place: Medieval Feasts and Recipes for the Modern Table

Steel Cactus, in Shadyside, is unabashedly Mexican-American

A welcoming informal atmosphere and a somewhat ambitious menu counters some inconsistent preparations

Champagne Campaign

In regards to bubbles, fermentation matters

Virile Chickpeas

Boiled gall bladders from cattle were eaten to sooth sciatica pain, and live snails were used to heal a burn.

Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon

Price $11.77/six-pack

The Everyday Café in Homewood serves breakfast and lunch, plus gives back to the community

But take plastic: it’s completely cashless

Part Five: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

The Lawrenceville brewery goes dark, and untold relics of city history are sold off.

Mount Lebanon’s Block 292 combines well-curated market, butcher shop and fine-dining establishment

It’s a top-notch destination for sophisticated yet uncomplicated food suitable to a date, a family dinner or a celebration

Dugout Deli in Mount Washington offers sandwiches with ample amounts of meat

“You’re not just getting a sandwich. You’re basically getting a whole meal.”

This year sucked, but there were plenty of good drinks to ease the pain

Drinkers in Pittsburgh have never had better options


“For anyone who thinks sausage-making is mysterious and difficult, you will be surprised, with the possible exception of firing up the grill in winter, how easy it is.”

Have Food, Will Travel

How much food goes to waste in the United States?




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