Fast Food and Nutrition in America

Fast Food and Nutrition in America

The Big Mac and the banana split were both invented in our area, illustrating how much Pittsburghers have always loved fast food. But does fast food love us? In 2017, the Allegheny County Health Department released data on fast food restaurants in the county. The health department defines fast food as chain restaurants without a liquor license, whether local or national, having one or more

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13 Spooky Halloween Treats

13 Spooky Halloween Treats

No matter if you are young or old, when Halloween rolls around, you still like a treat. Below are 13 ideas for Halloween goodies that are sure to make your Halloween spook-tacular. Banana Ghosts Not all treats have to be unhealthy. Peel bananas and cut the banana in half.  Press two mini chocolate chips into the pointy end of the banana to make a ghost.

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It’s a Wrap…at the Walnut Grill

It's a Wrap...at the Walnut Grill

When someone asks me to meet for lunch, a few restaurant names come quickly to mind. Until recently, the Walnut Grill restaurants have not been on that short list. Don’t get me wrong, I like all three of the Walnut Grill restaurants that surround Pittsburgh, and if someone suggested we meet there, I would certainly show up. But I don’t think I’ve ever considered it

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Dining at Aladdin’s Eatery

Dining at Aladdin’s Eatery

Tucked in the corner of the McKnight-Siebert Shopping Center, Aladdin’s Eatery is the perfect oasis for those looking to enjoy Mediterranean fare. And on the Wednesday evening that I found myself dining in, I was fully satisfied and filled with the delectable food on their menu. For an appetizer, my dinner mate and I chose to explore two of their offerings- so as to taste

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Refucilo Winery

Refucilo Winery

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. -Louis Pasteur It’s not certain if Dr. Juan Antonio Lora believes as Louis Pasteur that wine is the most healthful and hygienic of drinks, but he and his wife, Cecilia, believe so much in the beverage that they purchased five acres in a managed vineyard in the Mendoza province of Argentina. They sell their wines

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Take Out Food for Quarantine

Take Out Food for Quarantine

It certainly goes without saying that our current situation in the world is unprecedented and it has been quite an adjustment for all of us. The good news for us “foodies” is that plenty of options exist to quench the need for mouthwatering, comfort food. With recommendations, government orders and guidelines changing by, what seems to be by the minute, restaurants and other businesses have

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Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Federal Galley: Restaurant Accelerator

Reminiscent of an old school cafeteria or lunch counter from back in the day, the Federal Galley located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, near the Children’s Museum, certainly doesn’t disappoint. It was a chilly Saturday morning, leap day to be exact, and it was obvious where many chose to spend their “extra Saturday” of the year. Federal Galley was bustling with people all around. The long,

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Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh’s Signature Sandwich

Primanti Brothers- Pittsburgh's Signature Sandwich

Philly has its cheesesteak. New Orleans has its po’boy. New England has its lobster roll. If Pittsburgh has a signature sandwich, it would have to be the Primanti sandwich. As is often the case, necessity is the mother of invention, and it is believed that the first sandwich was created in 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich, while playing cards, asked that his meat be

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Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Be Mine: Candy Hearts with a Pittsburgh Twist

Last February, aisles filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and frilly, cards of romantic exclamations were missing a Valentine’s Day staple. The long-beloved Sweethearts failed to grace the shelves of grocery stores and supermarkets across America, as their production was halted last year when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” reigns supreme

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Eat’n Park Bringing Food and Smiles to Pittsburghers for 7 Decades

Eat’n Park Bringing Food and Smiles to Pittsburghers for 7 Decades

For many Pittsburghers, they have never known a time without Eat’n Park restaurants, which was founded in 1949 before many of them were even born. Eat’n Park’s first location opened on June 6 of that year on Saw Mill Run Boulevard and was a sensation from the start. So much so, that the grand opening caused a traffic jam on Route 51 necessitating that the

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