Empire Palace

Empire Palace

My first trip to the Empire Palace took place a few months ago.  A friend called to ask if I would meet him for lunch.  He was a bit surprised that I didn’t know anything about what he described as one of his favorite restaurants. While I wasn’t in “review mode” at the time, I can tell you that I left feeling that the food

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Breakfast in Pittsburgh, Anyone?

Breakfast in Pittsburgh, Anyone?

Breakfast is often overlooked, but it is the most important meal of the day. If you are eating out, it is relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of dinner. These are two good reasons to check out some establishments that specialize in the first meal of the day. I decided to take on the task of finding great places for breakfast. My list began

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Tapping into the Beer Scene 

Tapping into the Beer Scene 

Pittsburgh’s Historic Beer Pedigree In Pittsburgh, the only flowing thing more beloved than our rivers is beer! Soon after people settled in the region, brewing began.  In 1765, the British Army established a brewery at Fort Pitt, making it the first brewery west of the Alleghenies.  In 1803, the Point Brewery was founded by Colonel James O’Hara, making it the first commercial brewery in the

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Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Entrepreneurs You Should Know in the Pittsburgh Region

Erin Jaussen Olive & Brie Curating boards, boxes and grazing tables is such an art, and I thoroughly strive for excellence in each one. There is something magical about food – it brings people together, and some of life’s best memories are made around the table. I absolutely love what I do; and I promise to make your event – or even just a simple

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