Local Eats: The Rochester Inn

Local Eats: The Rochester Inn

The Rochester INN is a bar/restaurant located just north of the city in Ross Township. It has been owned by the same family for over 25 years. The parking lot might be a little tight, but once you step inside the high ceiling and welcoming smiles make you feel comfortable. There is a large bar area with high top tables and TVs lining the walls.

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Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

There’s no Tuesday like a Taco Tuesday. So, when we had the opportunity to turn our business meeting into lunch, 202 Hometown Tacos was at the top of our list. Located in Bellevue, 202 Hometown Tacos is a Tex Mex/American style taco shop and bar dedicated to being “that fun & tasty place that continues to be a driving staple” for the community. Taco Tuesday

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Condado Lawrenceville

Condado Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville has gone through some major revitalization over the past decade. Whole city blocks that were once desolate and full of empty store fronts are now home to new and thriving businesses. Take a walk down Butler Street and you’ll see the sidewalks bustling with people. Some are popping in and out of shops, while others are scouting out which restaurant or coffee shop to

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Lunch at El Campesino

Lunch at El Campesino

What’s the best thing to do at work on a slow Friday afternoon? Take a lunch break and go out to eat must be the correct answer. I’m sure not everyone has the type of job where leaving for a long lunch break is accepted, but if you do I would advise checking out an El Campesino near you. When we arrived, a hostess greeted

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The History Behind the Holiday: Rosh Hashanah

The History Behind the Holiday: Rosh Hashanah

What marks a new year? Across most of the Western world, parties leading up to midnight of January 1st celebrate a new calendar year. Often, the first day of school in September marks a new year. In the business world, fiscal years can begin and end at any time. For the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah is the two-day religious festival that honors the Jewish New

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Caliente Pizza & Draft House: World Pizza Champions

Caliente Pizza & Draft House: World Pizza Champions

Caliente Pizza & Draft House is a locally owned and internationally known restaurant. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do. On a Friday night in early April, my husband and I decided to enjoy the weather while eating our dinner. After picking up food from Caliente, we drove to the nearby North Park where we found a table by the lake.  The

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Best Ham Sauces in the ‘Burgh

Best Ham Sauces in the 'Burgh

As Easter approaches, many of us start thinking about our Easter dinners. When I was a kid, my grandmother always prepped our Easter ham by covering the outside of it with pineapple rings secured to it with toothpicks and putting a Maraschino cherry in the center of each ring and then studding it with whole cloves. She would then bake it in the oven with

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6 Recipes to Make Your Holidays Special

6 Recipes to Make Your Holidays Special

The holiday season is the time to pull out all the stops when celebrating and entertaining. It’s the time to take your culinary ventures to the next level. Whether it be elegant or whimsical, below are some recipe favorites that will help you to do the holidays up right. Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Christmas Wreath You will need 2 packages of Pillsbury Crescent rolls, a cup

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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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