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
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.
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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"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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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.
"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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