Food & Drink
Jan. 11 is National Hot Toddy Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than with this classic hot cocktail. While Pittsburgh doesn’t boast too many places that offer this comforting winter weather drink, there are several bars that serve up their own version of a hot toddy.
Spending time in the kitchen is a great way to bond with kids. It encourages creativity and helps to develop math skills and dexterity. Here are some easy meals that, with a little bit of supervision, you can make with your kids. Chef Kate Cunning understands cooking for kids, so much so that she teaches it. “I love cooking and want to show people of all ages what fun it can be,” she said. “At my cooking demonstrations, I always strive to show recipes that families can enjoy making together.” Here she’s done just that with three easy recipes for you and your family to enjoy any time.
This year saw some great expansions, rehabilitations and reimaginings of traditional fare in Pittsburgh. The South Hills and East Liberty seemed to have been the biggest beneficiaries of new food venues. Whether you are looking for street tacos, casual barbecue or something a little more upscale, the best new restaurants that opened in 2012 to rave reviews.
It’s that time of year again. Time for merry-making, holiday parties and fancy cocktails. This year, take your host or hostessing abilities up a notch with these creative cocktails, courtesy of expert Pittsburgh mixologists.
Whether the person on your list loves salty or sweet, there is certain to be a perfect tasty gift for them to enjoy at the best places to buy edible gifts in Pittsburgh.
Not only is pumpkin a great fall seasonal dish, but it is healthy, too. Pumpkin contains fiber and antioxidant vitamins A, C and E as well as mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are great for heart health. This smooth and flavorful vegetable is not only great in sweet dishes, such as pumpkin pie, but also used in many savory foods. These are the city’s best pumpkin dishes to try when you are out and about in Pittsburgh.
If you’re tired of the same old family Thanksgiving dinner or just don’t want to cook and clean up the mess, it’s time to venture out a bit. Let one of the five great establishments cook for you and yours this holiday season. Whether dining in or out, these restaurants have something to please the kids, your diabetic Uncle Roy and even your spouse’s picky third cousin.
The Thanksgiving turkey is the center of the Thanksgiving meal and celebration. With all of the importance placed on turkey, it is good to know that there are more places to find a perfect bird than just your local grocery store. Here are some great places to get a Thanksgiving turkey in the Pittsburgh area.
The designation of sommelier is earned by a special group of people who study endlessly to hone their wine skills. These are Pittsburgh’s best sommeliers.
Mediterranean cuisine contains a wide variety of dishes from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Syria are just some of the options. Although these countries have varied backgrounds and heritage, the common theme to their food is fresh meat, vegetables and herbs prepared by grilling or broiling. In Italy and Spain, fresh seafood makes up an important part of the diet in dishes such as paella and risotto with seafood. If you are in the mood for some fresh, healthily prepared dishes with abundant fresh spices, these restaurants offer the best of the Med right here in Pittsburgh.
As the leaves start to change color and the temperatures cool, it’s time for specialty seasonal beer brews to show up at the taps of local bars and breweries. Read on for an inside look at where to find the best Oktoberfest, pumpkin and dark seasonal beers in Pittsburgh.
The slight chill, softer sunlight and changing leaves, autumn is certainly in the air. Its time for the sweet treats only autumn can provide, from harvest fruit to salty caramel and earthy nuts. As the weather cools and the days get shorter, these are the best places in Pittsburgh for fall treats you’ll never forget.
As the sweltering heat of the summer of 2012 subsides, Pittsburghers brace for the cold to come. If winter returns with a vengeance, blanketing the area with inches of cold slush, you’d better hope you’re prepared. No, not with shovels, coats and tire chains — it’s all about finding the best winter drink. Be prepared for the worst weather with this list of the best hot beverages the Burg has to offer.
For Pittsburgh foodies, nothing beats a solid, informative Twitter feed. With so many great sites to follow, it’s no wonder the food culture here is exploding, especially with social media sites blowing up feeds with tips, insider information and food news any cuisine junkie can get behind. Pittsburgh’s foodies to follow on Twitter will keep you in the know with great places to eat and drink all year long.