The Colombian Spot, on the South Side, offers the fare of this South American country

The Colombian Spot, on the South Side, offers the fare of this South American country

On the menu: arepas, corncakes stuffed with various fillings including, meats, cheese, beans and even fries


Clo-pening with Rafael Vencio

A conversation with an inaugural cohort chef at Smallman Galley

Substitute Cool Whip for Sweet-Tooth Cravings

For someone who is overweight, can’t swim and is as pale as a pile of snow, the beach has never been my scene

The Nonino family is distilling tradition

“She can only achieve this result with the help of other women in the wineries.”

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Spork vs. Apteka

Flowers and Tequila

Wheel and Wedge opens a new artisanal cheese shop in Lawrenceville

“I view it like the craft-beer movement 10 or 15 years ago.”

Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

“There’s more of a push among sustainable gardeners and green-minded folks to only harvest the leaves.”

The Railyard Tap Room, in Bridgeville, makes a good stop for inventive pub fare and plenty of beer

Scattered among the poutine, Scotch eggs, wings and burgers were a selection of Indian items

Really Simple Chicken in Za’atar

“Let’s share books and talk.”

Back to the old school with natural wine

“I fell head over heels in love with these types of wine.”

Strip District pop-up shop Steel City Salt Company expands to Millvale storefront

Favorite salt mixtures include Steeltown Garlic and Herb, or the Black and Gold, mixing Hickory Smoked Sea Salt and spices

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Six Penn Kitchen vs. Club Café

We test a pair of amaretto sours

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup Liqueur


Friendship Bagel

Nourishment that goes beyond food

Umai, in Mount Lebanon, offers fare from Thailand and Japan

Besides curries and sushi, the restaurant offers several fish specials

Brew Tours

“Nobody wants to wear lederhosen anymore.”

Rhubarb cake is a great way to embrace this late-spring vegetable

This one-bowl cake is so easy that I once made it with a broken arm

A North Side Hungarian restaurant holds its second annual bacon roast

Huszar’s revived old-country tradition proves popular




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