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Eat Street

Pusadee's Garden Will Close at End of Year (But Not Forever)

Look for some big changes at the Upper Lawrenceville restaurant, which is expected to shutter for at least a year.

Mesa to Open in Former Conflict Kitchen Space

Robert Sayre opens a restaurant with a New Mexico-inspired menu at the Schenley Plaza location.

First Look: Iron Born at Smallman Galley

Pete Tolman's Detroit-style pizza at the Strip District restaurant incubator is a must-get.
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Taste

Brian Pekarcik: From Ballfield to Brigade

The S + P Restaurant Group corporate chef and co-owner found a home in the kitchen after a sports injury.

Hungry For Something Good, Pittsburgh? Where We're Eating in June

We're crushing hamburgers, enjoying Colombian cuisine and road-tripping to Windber for Italian-American food. Plus, we chat with The Vandal's Csilla Thackray.

Jeralyn Beach is Making Waves of Grain (and Other Crops)

The new general manager of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance looks to broaden the cooperative’s appeal.

Hungry For Something Good, Pittsburgh? Where We're Eating in May

We're snacking on dulce de leche, checking out a new restaurant from a Pittsburgh favorite, eating chicken parm in the Strip and Indian food in Aspinwall. Plus, we chat with Smallman Galley bartender Cat Cannon.

Peter Kurzweg Isn’t Joking (About Beer)

According to the co-owner of the Independent Brewing Company, bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to beer selection.

Hungry For Something Good, Pittsburgh? Where We're Eating In April

We're visiting a Turkish Market, eating cheese expertly paired with condiments, enjoying Caribbean cuisine and revisiting one of our favorite sandwich shops. Plus, we chat with Sabatino ‘Sam’ DiBattista, Executive Chef/Owner of Vivo Kitchen.
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Dish Reviews

Restaurant Review: The Café Carnegie

The restaurant, run by Dinette’s Sonja J. Finn, boosts the dining experience at the Carnegie museums in Oakland.

Restaurant Review: DiAnoia's Eatery Bridges the Gap

With a little work, the Strip District restaurant could become a Pittsburgh classic.

Restaurant Review: Pork & Beans

The latest restaurant from the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group brings Texas-style smoked meats and more to Downtown.

Restaurant Review: Salem's Market & Grill in the Strip District

Salem’s offers accessible and delicious meals for Pittsburghers of all stripes.
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Archive » Cooking With...

Cooking With: Chef Sonja Finn

Pittsburgh's best chefs share some of their secrets. Watch Sonja Finn, Chef/Owner of Dinette, prepare grilled Shishito peppers.

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2017 Best Restaurants Party

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Archive » Exclusive Recipes

From The Chef's Kitchen: Ahi Tuna Toro Tacos

Exclusive recipes, shared only with Pittsburgh Magazine, from some of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants and chefs. This tasty seafood dish comes from the kitchen of Penn Avenue Fish Co. in the Strip District.

From the Chef's Kitchen: Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

Exclusive recipes, shared only with Pittsburgh Magazine, from some of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants and chefs. This tasty dish comes from the kitchen of Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

From the Chef's Kitchen: Dirty Pasta

Exclusive recipes, shared only with Pittsburgh Magazine, from some of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants and chefs. This tasty pasta dish comes from the kitchen of Butcher and the Rye Downtown.

From the Chef's Kitchen: Asparagus & English-Pea Risotto with Pancetta & Mint Pesto

Exclusive recipes, shared only with Pittsburgh Magazine, from some of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants and chefs. This creative rice dish comes from the kitchen of Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville.
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2017 Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017

Best Restaurants 2017

This year Pittsburgh Magazine's independent Restaurant Review Panel recognizes 34 establishments as our regions's top restaurants. Our list includes All Arounders, Killer Casual, Fancy Night Out, Best Budget and Classic Comfort establishments.
Pittsburgh Chef of the Year: Bill Fuller

Pittsburgh Chef of the Year: Bill Fuller

Bill Fuller’s portfolio includes overseeing five specialty restaurants — Eleven Contemporary Kitchen, Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar, Soba, umi and Kaya — as well as 14 fast-casual Mad Mex restaurants and a full-service catering operation. Even in an increasingly competitive environment, his restaurants remain in-demand and relevant.
Pittsburgh's Best New Restaurant: Apteka

Pittsburgh's Best New Restaurant: Apteka

Apteka, operated by Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski, is a vegan eatery that draws on Lasky’s sixth-generation Pittsburgh roots and Skowronski’s Polish heritage.
Pittsburgh's Best Delicious Design: Cocothé

Pittsburgh's Best Delicious Design: Cocothé

Renovation of the Sewickley restaurant — completed in August 2016 — took about two months from start to finish.
Chef's Poll 2017: Pittsburgh Chefs Speak Up

Chef's Poll 2017: Pittsburgh Chefs Speak Up

This year we asked the chefs who appear on Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants lists to answer seven questions; we received responses from 24 chefs. As was the case for our chefs’ polls in the previous two years, responses varied widely.
Fond Goodbyes: Three Pittsburgh Restaurants We Will Miss

Fond Goodbyes: Three Pittsburgh Restaurants We Will Miss

Three Pittsburgh Magazine Best Restaurants honorees closed their doors last year. While gone, they certainly are not forgotten.

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Buzzworthy

Best Restaurants 2017

Best Restaurants 2017

Best Restaurants 2016

Best Restaurants 2016

Which 33 Pittsburgh-area establishments did our independent Restaurant Review Panel include among its top picks this year? Find them here.
Six Pittsburgh Chefs Who Are Outstanding in Their Field

Six Pittsburgh Chefs Who Are Outstanding in Their Field

In addition to awarding Best Restaurant honors this year, our Independent Restaurant Review Panel also voted to recognize six chefs for their contributions to Pittsburgh’s culinary community in 2015.
Best New Restaurant in Pittsburgh: Morcilla

Best New Restaurant in Pittsburgh: Morcilla

Morcilla’s menu of Spanish cuisine is divided into small plates — which diners can enjoy at the front-room standing bar or in the 50-seat dining room — and platters, which are served only in the dining room.
Delicious Design: Monterey Bay

Delicious Design: Monterey Bay

Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal a breathtaking overview of Pittsburgh’s rivers, bridges, buildings and hills.