A longtime commitment to seasonal and locally sourced spans the menu at the Gibsonia restaurant
Large portions of classic entrees is just one of Emil's connections to Rankin's past
We've all heard tales of Pittsburgh's heyday, when the mills cranked out steel all day and local businesses prospered on the paychecks of the workers who made such productivity possible. Some may have their own memories of that time; the rest of us have Emil's.
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There's nothing quite like this root vegetable's dense magenta flesh and its hefty feel in your hand
This year's vegetable-garden roulette produced minimal potatoes, but plenty of beets. We'd never grown beets before, but some of them came up softball-sized.
The Chateau Café and Cakery offers cupcakes named for Pittsburgh neighborhoods
The Chateau street looks more like the ideal place to open up a machine shop or a trucking company than to buy delicious cupcakes named after Pittsburgh neighborhoods. But that's what Laura Hatajik and her partner, Keren DeCarlo, have done in the old Fort Pitt Bedding Company in this sliver of the North Side.
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"Imagine a Pittsburgh where 90 percent of our city is decimated and everyone's displaced."
For those looking to give something back this holiday season, Leah Lizarondo and Caitlin Grater-Kapoor want you to consider their potluck the perfect place to start. It's a chance to demonstrate generosity abroad while enjoying a generous helping of food cooked up here at home.
"Soup is a good way to begin, because it easily gets everyone to the table and eating."
"Thanksgiving was the one and only big family meal of the year. It is by far my favorite holiday," says Sonja Finn, chef/owner of East Liberty hotspot Dinette.
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"It's the day that set everything in motion for us."
Although there are plenty of holidays that are celebrated by engaging in excessive drinking, the logic behind the boozing is often quite misplaced. Cinco de Mayo, a bacchanalia best known for getting hammered on tequila and Tecate, commemorates a Mexican victory against the French army in 1862.
"Not having anything for sale was my worst-case scenario."
At the height of the recent federal shutdown, U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor and said, "There's a rum maker in Pittsburgh who was just getting his business together ... ready to produce legally, good rum in Pittsburgh. Maggie's Farm Rum."
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