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

God made only water, but man made wine. – Victor Hugo, 1856 Dr. Juan Antonio and Cecilia Lora are passionate about making wine. The Westmorland County couple purchased five acres of a managed vineyard in the Mendoza province of Argentina in 2016. They opened the Refucilo Winery in the North Side of Pittsburgh in 2018. Cecilia and Juan Antonio Cecilia and Juan Antonio are originally

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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

Brunch at Federal Galley does not disappoint. The Group Located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Federal Galley boasts four unique restaurant concepts—and a bar—with community style seating. It’s known as a food hall and “restaurant accelerator.” While lunch and dinner are available daily, weekend brunch has been on my list for quite some time. I was finally able to cross it off of my bucket

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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

In February of 2019, 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 in 2018 when Spangler acquired their producer, the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). Nevertheless, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder”

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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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Four Twelve Project: A Wine & Dinery

Four Twelve Project: A Wine & Dinery

“We’re not a chain,” said Kevin Romasco, who with his wife, Josie, and another couple, Josh and April Egal, opened Four Twelve Project Winery and Dinery this past February. “We use locally-sourced products and offer a farm-to-table menu. And when I say farm-to-table, we take into consideration how many hands have touched the product. In our case, it’s the farmer, the butcher, and then us.”

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