Food and drink

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


Food bloggers dish on Pittsburgh’s best-kept dining secrets and more

Clockwise from top-left: Briana White, aka Breelicious Bites; Shannon Daly, aka PittsburghPlates; Alex Goodstein, aka Alex Eats Too Much; Jess Iacullo, aka Hungry Grl Big City; Elyse Levkulich, aka BurghNosh; Stacy Skiavo, aka YinzHungry412. Updated: 10:26 a.m. Oct. 19 Pittsburgh restaurants need our support more than ever. (They also needs the government’s support, for the […]

/ October 9, 2020


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

Cooped up in a good way. (📸: @rossilynne) Updated Oct. 2  A new month has begun, and you know what that means. We’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. This month, we say hello to a socially distant beer […]

/ October 2, 2020


These sisters are making an oasis in one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts

TaRay Kelly, left, and Raynise Kelly are the Soil Sisters. (📸: Courtesy of the Soil Sisters) Meet TaRay and Raynise Kelly, a.k.a. the Soil Sisters.  Based on the Hilltop, one of Pittsburgh’s harshest food deserts, they’re part of a growing movement of Black farmers and gardeners that’s embracing horticulture as both therapeutic and transformational. In […]

/ September 25, 2020


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

Looking for a drink? You’re in luck. (📸: Lucky Sign Spirits) It’s the first of the month, and that means we’re back with our normal monthly food-and-drink updates … even though things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. This month, get ready for to-go cocktails from a new neighborhood spot, […]

/ September 1, 2020


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

Tootie’s has a new home. 📸: @rossilynne Things are far from “normal” in the local dining industry right now. But we’re going to keep bringing you our monthly food and drink updates because there’s a lot changing. These days, that sadly means a lot of bar and restaurant closures. We’ve got nearly a dozen closures […]

/ August 4, 2020


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

Gaucho is back. (📸: @rossilynne) A long, long time ago (a.k.a. March), we wrote what turned out to be our last monthly food and drink guide for a while. If you’re new here (hi!), we usually publish a round-up of restaurant/bar openings and closings at the beginning of each month. Obviously, the pandemic changed all of that. […]

/ July 2, 2020


Highlighting the Helpers: The food bank workers at the center of a hunger storm

Volunteers at a food bank event at PPG Paints Arena in April. (📸: Courtesy of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank) The images were stunning and daunting and grim.  Hundreds of cars waiting for emergency food in Duquesne. The same at the Butler County Fairgrounds, and PPG Paints, and the airport weeks later.  During this pandemic, […]

/ May 14, 2020


It’s o-fish-al: Meet the 2020 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry

St. Sava really tipped the scales. (🎨: The Incline illustration) They are the champions.  Thirty-one opponents and thousands of votes later, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport has won the 2020 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket, capping an unusual and abbreviated fish fry season with a resounding victory. More than 2,410 votes came in […]

/ April 3, 2020