Dining Reviews

steamed pork dumplings

Tasting The Far Side of Local Chinese Restaurant Offerings

Take a walk on the wilder side of local Chinese restaurant offerings.

buffalo chicken sandwich

Morgantown’s Von Blaze: A Contemporary Sandwich Restaurant with Scratch Cooking

Von Blaze is making a name for itself for their culinary take on sandwiches, Drummies, fries, and salads.

pepperoni (ctr.)

‘Driven’ to Make the Best Pizza

Driven PGH offers a wide variety of Detroit-style pizzas and some memorable meatballs.

owners of GG's Cafe.|Meredith and Christine Galloway

Galley Bakery Square: An Exciting New Dining Attraction for the Shopping District

The new food hall features up-and-coming and established local restaurateurs.

Kiin's Tamarind spare ribs are coated with a splendid tasting bbq sauce.|The grand opening celebration was lively with several different food tastings and performances by Thai dancers.|Shrimp Pad Thai.|Sai Oua.|Mok with catfish.

Kiin Takes Diners on a Culinary Journey to the Thailand-Laos Border

The Squirrel Hill restaurant features many Laotian offerings not regularly seen in Pittsburgh.

Taiwanese crispy chicken (l.) and prawn with duck eggs. (photo: Rick Handler)

Night Market Gourmet Brings Taiwanese Street Foods to Oakland’s Atwood Street

Oakland restaurant features street foods from Taiwanese night markets plus traditional Chinese fare.

sage butternut squash

Corner Mercantile Features Fast Casual, Chef-Driven Dining Downtown

Quick, healthy, and savory food in a sleek setting.

rice and roasted veggies and the tikka maasala sauce on the side. There were three lamb meatballs

Choolaah Offers Traditional Indian Foods in a Fast Casual Setting

Choolaah Indian BBQ achieves the twins goals of healthy and tasty Indian foods.

Make It Grain Salad.|White bean tuna salad.|Red coconut curry stir-fry.|||Honeygrow displays their sources for local ingredients in the store.

Honeygrow Blossoms in East Liberty

Honeygrow has a limited menu with big flavor offerings.

Margharita pizza.|Martini Limoncello.|Bocce Balls.|Linguini with pesto sauce and grilled shrimp.|Cheesecake.|Sauteed calamari.|Pecan ball and tiramisu.|Escarole and beans.|Veal Parmigiana.|Cannoli.|Partners Albert Diulus (l.) and Eugene DePasquale (r.) in front of Alida's woodfired pizza oven.|Grilled double-cut lamb chops.|Veal Parmigiana.|Alida's dining area.

Alida’s Woodfired Cucina Features Traditional and Contemporary Italian Food

Wood fired pizzas, pasta, salads, savory entrees, and tantalizing desserts are some of the offerings found on Alida’s menu.

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