Dining reviews and tales of epicurean delight

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.


Lidia Bastianich’s ‘My American Dream’ A Compelling Read

Lidia Mattichio Bastanich’s new memoir, ‘My American Dream,’ is a an interesting memoir of her life from a small town in Istria to award-winning chef and TV host.

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.

Garlic chicken.|Mitchell's Tavern.|Chinatown Inn.|Charcoal grilled steak and cheese sandwich and lemon chicken and rice soup at the Apollo Cafe.|Salads on ice at the Apollo Cafe.|The Apollo Cafe.|A lucky bamboo plant at Chinatown Inn.|Caulfield’s Hot Meatloaf Sandwich.|Mitchell's Reuben panini.|Juror card for trial.

Juror #4: Lunchtime Adventures While on Jury Duty

A hungry citizen explores several Downtown restaurants for lunch while serving on a trial.

Pork; notice the trout roe on the right.|Crab appetizer.|Chef Sousa ready to place the next ingredient on a dish.|Chef Sousa puts some added touches on a dish.|Veal crowned with apple slices.|The main dining room and bar area.|Bread pudding.|Beef (skirt steak) with the goat cheese on the side.|Paintings by Pittsburgh artist Mia Tarducci adorn the walls of the smaller second dining room.|Tartare (tuna) with nori.|Tequila cocktail.|Pavlova.|Octopus.|Sunchoke soup.

Superior Motors: Firing on All Cylinders

The chef-driven restaurant utilizes the freshest and finest ingredients for innovative, savory meals.

'Celebrate Like an Italian.'|||Grace from Cleveland looks in awe at Lidia while Lidia signs a children's book for her and talks with her mom Natalie Kupinski.

Lidia Bastianich Discusses Her New Cookbook, Family, and Restaurants

Lidia was in town to promote the release of her latest cobo, “Celebrate an Italian,” at a dining event at Lidia’s Pittsburgh.


Chef Kevin Sousa’s Road to Braddock

Superior Motors restaurant is a new gear in Braddock’s ecosystem.

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