Hasenpfeffer Review

Hasenpfeffer Review

Occasionally, I have consumed and, more often than not, enjoyed German food. From sandwiches with Bratwurst, Weisswurst or Knackwurst to Sauerbraten and an assortment of Schnitzels, I am not a stranger to German fare. But one famous German dish that I have been tempted to order but have shied away from is Hasenpfeffer. I like to be a little adventurous when dining out; I enjoy

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Ox Tail in the Strip District

Ox Tail in the Strip District

You have that “life is good” feeling when you find yourself approaching your restaurant of choice, and a parking spot becomes available. Others see it, but it’s yours for the taking and you are parked in front of Kaya at 2000 Smallman Street a few minutes before your 11 a.m. brunch reservation. No three-block walk. No $5 or $10 parking lot fee. Just lock the

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Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Area Breweries

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Area Breweries

Pittsburgh has often been characterized as “a shot and a beer town.” In the late 1800s, there were many regional brewers, but in 1899, many of them banded together to form the conglomerate Pittsburgh Brewing Company. Big brewers reigned for nearly eight decades. Since the 1980s, however, favored suds have shifted from large breweries to artisans. The region is no longer dominated by a few mega-breweries but

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March 2nd, 2018: Opening Day for The Stage at Karma

March 2nd, 2018: Opening Day for The Stage at Karma

Kevin Saftner is taking the expertise he gained as the former general manager/booking agent for the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy on Pittsburgh’s North Side and parlaying it into a new venture: The Stage at Karma on the South Side. It is located at 1713 E. Carson Street at the former Devils & Dolls nightclub. “When the James Street Gastropub closed on Nov. 11, 2017,

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North Park Lounge Restaurant Review

North Park Lounge Restaurant Review

It was early on a Thursday evening in December when I looked in the refrigerator and realized that I had two choices: start defrosting something and have a late dinner or jump in the car and go to a restaurant. We headed for the car. After naming a dozen places, we agreed on the North Park Lounge, located at 8701 Babcock Boulevard, McCandless Township. There

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Valentine’s Day Dining in Pittsburgh

Valentine’s Day Dining in Pittsburgh

The most romantic thing you can ever do for me is buy me food.  ~Anonymous One of the most romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to dine with your special someone. We’ve asked co-workers, friends, and family for their recommendations of where is the best place to take your Valentine in the area. Although unscientific, we’ve compiled this list of 14 of the area’s

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Comparing Our Irish Pubs with Ireland’s

Comparing Our Irish Pubs with Ireland’s

The Irish pub is arguably one of the best cultural exports of the Irish. For a millennium, the Irish have been gathering in pubs, and when they left the Emerald Isle, they brought their pub culture with them. Today, it is estimated that there are 7,000 Irish pubs found all over the world. There is even an Irish pub on Mt. Everest in Katmandu, Nepal!

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Pittsburgh’s Fantastic Food Trucks

Pittsburgh's Fantastic Food Trucks

Not too long ago when someone said the words food truck, images of mushy sandwiches and tasteless salads sprang to mind. Today, that has all changed. Food trucks now bring delicious, restaurant-quality meals to you. Many are available to cater your next event or star in your next fundraiser. Below is a list of some of the fantastic food trucks you may come across in

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Michael Bonaventura: Pursuing Love and Pasta in Pittsburgh

Michael Bonaventura: Pursuing Love and Pasta in Pittsburgh

When Michael Bonaventura arrived in Pittsburgh in 1983, the city’s steel industry had bottom out, but Michael’s life was on the rise. He had come here to purse two dreams: marrying his beautiful Pittsburgh fiancée, Antoinette, and becoming a well-respected chef. Happily, both of those dreams have come true. Michael married Antoinette, and they are the owners of the renowned restaurant The Gran Canal in

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Sushi Tomo Review

Sushi Tomo Review

For those whose palates prefer Asian cuisine, Sushi Tomo is the perfect restaurant for your next dining excursion. From the classic egg drop soup to the more exotic fish roe sushi, everyone will be able to find something they love. And the prices are reasonable, which is a plus for a college student or anyone who likes a good value. Sushi Tomo is located at

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