Food and drink

How this Pittsburgh-based start-up is changing the way we think about our local food systems

Over the past year, our routines have changed so much, and it’s a wonder what habits will stick with us when things go back to “normal” — including how we shop for our groceries.

Harvie, a Pittsburgh-based start up that provides home-delivered grocery boxes directly sourced from more than 75 Pennsylvania-based farmers and artisans, is on a mission to be a part of that answer.

/ April 13, 2021

Meet Pittsburgh’s allergy-friendly foodie

When she’s not strategizing creative marketing for Pittsburgh businesses, North Hills native Liz Fetchin has her hands in the kitchen, cooking up allergy friendly food for her family. Recently, Liz launched Octofree, a blog where she shares recipes for everyday meals and comfort food free of the top eight food allergens; product reviews for her favorite ingredients, snacks and kitchen tools; and how-to guides for navigating life with food allergies and intolerances. Responses have been edited for clarity and length.

/ April 6, 2021

Pittsburgh food in April 2021: What’s opening and what’s closing

A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though nothing really seems “normal” these days.

/ April 1, 2021

🍰 Pittsburghers baking a difference

Yuzu macarons, matcha strawberry shortbread, lavender honey cupcakes, and chocolate tarts with miso caramel and sesame — these are just a few of the latest creations from the Bakers for Change group, a local organization that strives to “enact change through baking” by hosting virtual bake sales for social justice campaigns. 

/ March 23, 2021

Celebrate “Grandma Month” at this Millvale eatery

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Incline caught up with Jen Saffron and her team at Sprezzatura, a community cafe in Millvale serving sustainable and accessible Italian heritage food, for a look into their featured heirloom recipes.

/ March 17, 2021

Pittsburgh food in March 2021: What’s opening and what’s closing

Pittsburgh is saying hello to eight new restaurants, bars, markets, and cafes, with dozens more on the horizon. And we’re saying farewell to a beer spot that didn’t end up on tap after all.

/ March 1, 2021

Pittsburgh food in February 2021: What’s opening and what’s closing

This month, we say hello to a CommuniTEA-minded cafe, a soul food spot, “Pittsburgh’s first matcha tea bar,” and a new Scottish pub in a very old location.

/ February 2, 2021

Pittsburgh’s biggest restaurant openings and closings in 2020

Keeping a restaurant open wasn’t easy in 2020. Neither was trying to open one. Here are the biggest Pittsburgh restaurant openings and saddest closings of the past year.

/ December 18, 2020

Pittsburgh food in December 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

We say hello to a new Turkish takeout spot, a Jewish deli on wheels, a “socially-distanced, winter-themed pop-up” in Garfield, and more.

/ December 1, 2020

Pittsburgh food in November 2020: What’s opening and what’s closing

Shiloh Gastro has replaced Shiloh Grill on Mount Washington’s namesake street. (📸: @k8isgr8ful) Updated Nov. 10 A new month is about to begin, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though we haven’t seen “normal” in the local service industry for months. This month, we say […]

/ October 30, 2020