Stagioni offers well-prepared seasonal Italian cuisine

Stagioni offers well-prepared seasonal Italian cuisine

Relocating to the South Side from Bloomfield has served the restaurant well

Dining Reviews

Apteka brings vegan Eastern European food to Bloomfield

It re-invents traditional fare such as pierogi, golumpki and borscht
Faced with a world of international cuisines, vegans know the safest routes —Asian, Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines offer plenty of options. But few would point to the meat- and dairy-centric menus of northern Europe, east or west, as promising options for a vegan meal out.

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Five Minutes in Food History

Allie Contreras takes us back through a recent history of bartending in Pittsburgh

“What is this magical thing that’s not a flaming Dr. Pepper!?”
We talk to bartender Allie Contreras about her career as a bartender in Pittsburgh and her love of flaming drinks.

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On The Side

Beans aren’t just for hearty winter fare

The humble bean is perfect for fast and easy summer-time meal options
People often think of sturdy beans — pintos, black, kidneys — as a hearty winter food. But the humble, inexpensive bean should be a primary food during the long, hot summer months, too.

On The Side

Now Lawrenceville offers the Spirit Sunday Brunch Buffet

The music venue and pizza shop expands into Sunday afternoon food, drink and DJs
If Spirit is where you spent the very late hours of Saturday night, it might also be the place to spend your Sunday afternoon. Every week, the bar and music venue — which is also home to pizza shop Slice Island — hosts the Spirit Sunday Brunch Buffet from noon to 4 p.m.

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On The Rocks

Bees are just one of the new features of Arsenal Cider’s expansion in Penn Hills

Locally produced honey will be used to make mead
Bill Larkin, co-owner of Arsenal Cider, has become fascinated with bees. After taking a class last year with renowned Pittsburgh beekeeper, Joe Zgurzynski of Country Barn Farm, he decided to start a small apiary as part of Arsenal’s business plan.

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A Look at Tea in Booze

Making the world’s favorite beverage even more popular
I’ve never given tea much thought. You drank it hot for a sore throat, cold to wash down barbecue, and that was about it.

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Personal Chef

Chocolate fudgies, just like grandma used to make

“She looked at me, flashed a little smile, and nodded, as if to say, ‘They taste right, too.’”
If there’s a family recipe I know well, it’s my Grandma Ruthie’s fudgies. They’re richer than brownies, with dense, moist centers and delicate crackly tops, and brimming with walnuts.

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Celebrating Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub

“Through shrub-making, we participate in deep care of the earth and her fruitfulness.”
Shrubs, commonly referred to as “drinking vinegar,” are rich in history. Records indicate that this beverage rose to popularity during the colonial era as a refreshing drink for farmers.

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Booze Battles

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Industry Public House vs. Mixtape

Smokin’ Whiskey
Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste them both and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles.

Booze Battles

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Bakersfield vs. Round Corner Cantina

Margarita Matchup
Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste them both and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles.

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One Bordeaux, One Scotch, One Beer

Harpoon Brewery, Camp Wannamango

$10-12 / six-pack Wish IC Light Mango tasted like beer and didn’t portray you as someone pretending to enjoy alcohol?

One Bordeaux, One Scotch, One Beer

Collefrisio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé

Retail Price: $20.32/750ml We call it our “summer water.” It’s dry, not super-sweet, and made with Montepulciano grapes.

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Sound Bite

YMCA program teaches value of birds in Pittsburgh's gardens

Sound Bite takes flight with the YMCA garden program and Neighborhood Nestwatch Pittsburgh to learn about urban bird populations.

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  • Re: Silky's

    • They have this new chef in the kitchen me and a couple of friends went…

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