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The Gran Canal Caffe

The Gran Canal Caffe

  Tucked away just up the street from the statue of Seneca Chief Guyasuta in Sharpsburg is the Gran Canal Caffe. Since 1995, owners Michele and Antoinette Bonaventura have been serving freshly-made and cooked-to-order delicious Italian cuisine. How this restaurant escaped my attention baffles me, but I’m beginning to suspect that their loyal diners must have been keeping this gem to themselves for fear if […]

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Autumn Recipes

Autumn Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Autumn Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that scrumptious, delectable, “hit the spot for fall weather,” easy to follow recipe! We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest! Mom’s Roasted Turkey and Stuffing While the chefs at Popular Pittsburgh love good food, like most Pittsburghers, we are a practical lot, […]

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Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Since Pittsburgh welcomed the Sesame Inn into its dining scene, it has `garnered many accolades both from diners and restaurant critics. I first visited the Sesame Inn several years ago, and after that initial experience, I left feeling sure that all those awards were well deserved.Since that initial visit, I’ve returned to the Sesame Inn a half-dozen times, and I have never left disappointed. I […]

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Bars We Like

Bars We Like

If you Google fictional bars, a long list of watering holes comes up, ranging from The Sopranos’ The Bada Bing, Harry Potter’s The Hog’s Head, Archie Bunker’s Kelsey’s to the iconic television show set in a bar, Cheers. Whether we like to admit it or not, bars, taverns, pubs, biergartens—whatever you choose to call them—play an important part in most of our lives. They are […]

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Summer Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to put the Zing in your Spring. We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest!   Check out our latest recipes! Roasted Carrots I love recipes that have just a few ingredients, that take just a few steps, […]

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Spring Recipes

Spring Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Spring Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to put the Zing in your Spring. We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest!   Check out our latest recipes! Rhubarb Jam Rhubarb Jam is a sweet seasonal treat favored by many western Pennsylvanians. Roast Leg of […]

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Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Welcome to Popular Pittsburgh’s “Winter Recipes” Section! A perfect place to find that easy to follow recipe sure to warm your home & soul on a cold winter’s night! We will continue to add new delicious choices over time, so stop back often to see the latest!     Chicken Pot Pie Soup A very quick, flexible recipe for those who have a hectic schedule […]

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Great Coffee Shops in the Pittsburgh Area

Great Coffee Shops in the Pittsburgh Area

How great are coffee shops? Not only do they provide cups of coffee, but they provide a wonderful place in which to meet. When you need to meet with someone, but meeting at your home or office is just not practical, a coffee shop provides a great neutral venue. In years past, business leaders often met in smoke-filled social clubs or over three Martini lunches at restaurants, but with the passage of time, the coffee shop […]

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What’s Your Favorite Meal in the Pittsburgh Area?

What's Your Favorite Meal in the Pittsburgh Area?

We hope our Favorite Meal list gives you some “food for thought” when someone asks what you would like to to eat.  The list comes from our staff, friends and readers.   We didn’t ask about the parking, the service or the price. The star of this list is good meals!  Just good meals whether breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or even a snack. This list was […]

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Pittsburgh-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

Pittsburgh-Style Thanksgiving Recipes

Great Ways to Prepare Some Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Pumpkin Pie! While the chefs at Popular Pittsburgh love good food, like most Pittsburghers, we are a practical lot, interested in preparing delicious dishes with the least fuss, and with ingredients that don’t require a loan from the bank. Thanksgiving is a well-known day for eating.  To help you prepare for your feast, we’ve included recipes […]

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