Dining reviews and tales of epicurean delight

Sightseeing from the top deck after brunch.

Sunday Cruising: Brunch on the Three Rivers

The Gateway Clipper has revived its Sunday Brunch cruise, with four cruises during summer and fall.

featuring applewood smoked bacon.

BRGR Offers Burgers and Shakes to Stop and Savor

Handcrafted burger restaurant BRGR is competing in a crowded field, but it’s serving up great, original burgers worth taking the time to savor.


Nancy’s East End Diner: A New Twist on a Local Favorite

The new owners of Nancy’s East End Diner in Wilkinsburg have lovingly revived the neighborhood favorite with a few tweaks, and plenty of charm.

Thai Fried Chicken

Feed Your Brain at Noodlehead

Noodlehead’s goal is to be your local neighborhood noodle shop featuring food from the street markets of Thailand.

a picturesque setting.|The cozy confines of the the Frick Café.|Butternut squash soup with crostini.|Green onion and bacon quiche topped with spring mix from The Frick's greenhouse.||A flute of champagne goes nicely with any selection.|An Elysian Fields' lamb chop perfectly grilled.|Chef Seth Bailey in The Frick greenhouse next to tomato plants and happy that he has fresh local tomatoes year round.|The Frick Café (ctr.) nestled among the trees and lawns of The Frick Art & Historical Center.

The Café at the Frick: A Fresh Take on Victorian Elegance

The Frick Café’s menu highlights the changing seasons and fresh local ingredients.


Fredo’s Offers Quality, Quantity on a Worldly Menu

Fredo’s i (and market and coffeeshop) in Dormont offers i standards and surprises, all of them good.


Social Squared

Tasty bar food x friendly service is a winning equation.

Crepes Parisiennes South Craig Street Location

Crepes Parisiennes Consolidates Locations and Grows on South Craig Street

The charming little French cafe with the best sweet and savory crepes around has consolidated operations with its South Craig Street restaurant in Oakland.

managers Brandon Beatty and Alex Cromer with owners Anna and Michael Mercurio.||Mercurio's and Prantl's

Flour Power: From Lou’s Bar to Mercurio’s Pizza, The Turning Of A Shadyside Corner

The most obvious cultural touchstones in Mercurio’s Neapolitan technique are also evident in the finest quality ingredients, made in house, from scratch.


Believers Flock to Lawrenceville For Cure

The house calls its fare “local urban Mediterranean,” in other words, unembellished, unabashed good food, with  a wide range of local and organic produce, locally-sourced meats and cheese, elusive wild goods  and edibles.

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