Sound Bite goes huntin’ for pawpaws with Andrew Moore

Sound Bite goes huntin’ for pawpaws with Andrew Moore

Celine Roberts goes hunting for pawpaws with Andrew Moore, author of Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit.

Dining Reviews

Italian restaurant Cibo in Regent Square re-opens under a new chef

Its ethos appears to be that flavorful food doesn’t have to be complicated
It was almost exactly five years ago that we first visited Cibo, an intimate Italian place in Regent Square that offered mildly updated dishes in a mildly upscale atmosphere. Cibo 1.0 had a good run, then shut down for awhile.

Dining Reviews

Pasha Café and Restaurant offers Turkish cuisine in style in a former Shadyside home

Late summer might be the best time for Mediterranean food, with ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs and grilled meats in abundance
Pasha is a throwback term, the Ottoman title for governors and generals. It is also the name of a Turkish restaurant in a former residence on Ivy Street, in Shadyside.

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On The Side

412 Food Rescue takes up urban gleaning

Hidden Harvest targets food trees in parks and backyards
Nobody knows how many fruit and nut trees Pittsburgh has, less still how much of that nutritious produce falls to the ground, uneaten. A new 412 Food Rescue program aims to get as much of that food to hungry people as possible. 

On The Side

Rolling Pepperoni, in Millvale, offers an authentic take on West Virginia pepperoni rolls

Owner Katt Schuler uses local ingredients from Parma Sausage and Hannah’s Honey
A look at the pepperoni rolls of Millvale's Rolling Pepperoni.

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On The Rocks

The Old Fashioned never goes out of style

A salute to a drink with tangled roots and deep personal ties
Not long ago, a woman requested an Old Fashioned at the bar where I work. I prepared one according to our house recipe — bonded bourbon, demerara sugar syrup and a healthy dose of bitters.

On The Rocks

Steel City Big Pour proves you should cross some rivers

It is a crunchy beer-lover’s dream.
This past weekend was the 10th annual (and my first) Steel City Big Pour at Construction Junction, in Point Breeze. I went to taste beers from lesser-known local, new-ish breweries, and to find a few that would be worth crossing rivers for.

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Personal Chef

Curried Green Tomato Soup

A group of folks would gather, bringing salads, breads and drinks, to pair with the soups.
Back in the late ’90s, before I cooked for a living, I used to scratch that itch by cooking for friends. I hosted a weekly Monday-night soup party at my apartment in Lawrenceville.

Personal Chef

Chicken Paprikash

This iteration of the recipe is the result of a hundred family dinners
Chicken paprikash has been my favorite home-cooked meal since I was little. I thought the recipe had some great family history, but my mom actually adapted it from a recipe she found in The New York Times — go figure.

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Booze Battles

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Social vs. Speakeasy at the Omni William Penn Hotel

Rosemary Gin Gimlets
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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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Stack’d Burgers & Beers vs. Buford’s Kitchen

Spiked Milkshakes
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

Hop Farm Provision with homegrown lime basil

$8 / pint
I swear to God I wasn’t going to drink. It was too early in the day for beer, and I hadn’t been up very long.

One Bordeaux, One Scotch, One Beer

Prunotto Roero Arneis 2012

Price: $58/bottle
“This wine is drinkable on its own, or in a pairing with meats and cheeses.

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