Suzanne Cope connects old and new trends in food in new book

Suzanne Cope connects old and new trends in food in new book

Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Foods looks at the four foods' histories and the resurgence of small-time production

Dining Reviews

Sukhothai Bistro

This Squirrel Hill restaurant merges the traditional flavors and preparations of Thailand with modern European-bistro aspirations
Squirrel Hill has a lot of, if not exactly hole-in-the-wall venues, then small storefronts well-suited to modest establishments specializing in the take-out, snacks and treats trade.

Dining Reviews

Eighty Acres Kitchen and Bar

Diners will find well-prepared contemporary American cuisine at this Plum venue
The name of Eighty Acres Kitchen and Bar — and its address, on the lonesome-sounding New Texas Road — might lead you to picture it down a winding country lane, surrounded by rolling fields or, perhaps, dappled woodland.

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On The Side

Grow Pittsburgh opens a lending library for gardening tools

"It seems silly for one person to buy a tiller for hundreds of dollars when it can be shared amongst many."
For many city-dwellers, the prospect of urban gardening sounds nice on paper ... until you realize your apartment's linen closet is a terrible place to store compost and shovels. But local urban-agriculture nonprofit Grow Pittsburgh is trying to solve that problem using principles of the sharing economy.

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On The Rocks

The bourbon news is good for Pittsburgh

An honor for Butcher and the Rye and local bartenders take a field trip
One of my favorite things about autumn is that it's the perfect time to transition from bright summertime cocktails to sturdy brown spirits. I prefer Scotch and Irish whiskies, but Pittsburgh is quite clearly a bourbon town, and that's just fine.

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A new pocket guide tours you through local booze-makers

"It's great for libation tourism."
It's the perfect time of year to gather some friends and hit the trails. Sure, you could lace up your hiking boots and tread a nature trail ... or you could celebrate Pittsburgh booze-producers by following the new Allegheny Libation Trail.

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