The Foodie Report

Fans of Paris 66’s macarons can now enjoy pastry chef David Piquard’s homemade delicacies at Gaby et Jules.




Photo by Dawn Biery
 

 


Gaby et Jules Patisserie et Macarons
Fans of Paris 66’s macarons, available in flavors from chocolate to lavender, can now enjoy pastry chef David Piquard’s homemade delicacies at Gaby et Jules. Piquard, a native of France, moved on from his role at Paris 66 to open this sister shop with Fred and Lori Rongier, the restaurant’s owners. The patisserie, which is named for the grandfathers of Piquard and Fred, offers the meringue-based cookies and other sweets, such as éclairs.

[5837 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/682-1966; photo by Dawn Biery]


Taverna 19
Honoring Greek food and culture, Taverna 19 opened in late July to much enthusiasm. The restaurant is housed in the Strip’s historic Pennsylvania building and offers a full lineup of Greek fare, including souvlaki and spanakopita. Here, performers dance, and folks break dishes or toss napkins — so it may not be suitable for business meals. It is, however, the right place for lively Greek-food lovers to have a good time. In The Courtyard at Taverna 19, known as “an inner-city hideaway” on 18th Street, you’ll find herbs and plants, a bar, cabana seating and grilled food; stop here for takeout or a sit-down meal on the weekend.

[108 19th St., Strip District; 412/224-2720, taverna19.com]



 


Le Petit Chocolat
Carrying the farm-to-table movement over to confections, Le Petit Chocolat owner Amanda Sougouna sources butter and cream from Turner Dairy Farms and Beaver Meadows Dairy for her handmade candies. The results are mouthwatering —  crème brûlée, ginger rose, toffee and coconut-pineapple-lime chocolates. If you’re ambling through South Side, you’ll notice this simple shop, which opened earlier this summer; walk in and consider getting a piece of dark-chocolate pistachio toffee.

[1928 E. Carson St., South Side; 412/245-1533, lepetit-chocolat.com]


Track the Mobile-Food Scene
Next time you have a hankering for chicken meatballs, find out where Sara Lechman is stationed. Lechman, who runs the Miss Meatball “wagon” (@EatMissMeatball), is one of several new mobile-food vendors. Other newcomers include the Lomito Truck (@LomitoTruck). Follow local mobile-food activity on our new feed, @PghMagEat.


Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Welcome to the New Pittsburgh: A City Transformed

Welcome to the New Pittsburgh: A City Transformed

A new economy is being built by a younger, highly educated generation that appreciates the city’s past while embracing its future.
Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined

Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined

Thanks to grassroots community efforts and investments by nonprofits, foundations and developers, the neighborhood is on the cusp of a long-awaited renaissance.
PittGirl: Time to Let Go of the Past

PittGirl: Time to Let Go of the Past

She says we 'Burghers must recognize our resistance to change and realize that we need to give it a chance.
Review: Willow

Review: Willow

Following a menu and interior overhaul in late 2014, Willow returns as a revitalized dining option in the North Hills.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

See 62 Years of Change in Pittsburgh With a Swipe of the Mouse

See 62 Years of Change in Pittsburgh With a Swipe of the Mouse

Guaranteed you will look at this more than once.
Pittsburgh Dad's Take on Super-Deflate-Gate, Parking Meter Meltdown, Hypnotic Snow

Pittsburgh Dad's Take on Super-Deflate-Gate, Parking Meter Meltdown, Hypnotic Snow

Our weekly round-up of awesome, funny, quirky posts about or from the 'Burgh.
Another Movie Shot & Set in Pittsburgh Headed to the Big Screen

Another Movie Shot & Set in Pittsburgh Headed to the Big Screen

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.
New Comedy Shooting in Pittsburgh Features A-List Celebs

New Comedy Shooting in Pittsburgh Features A-List Celebs

The cast includes three Academy Award-Winners
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Welcome to the New Pittsburgh: A City Transformed

Welcome to the New Pittsburgh: A City Transformed

A new economy is being built by a younger, highly educated generation that appreciates the city’s past while embracing its future.
Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined

Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined

Thanks to grassroots community efforts and investments by nonprofits, foundations and developers, the neighborhood is on the cusp of a long-awaited renaissance.
PittGirl: Time to Let Go of the Past

PittGirl: Time to Let Go of the Past

She says we 'Burghers must recognize our resistance to change and realize that we need to give it a chance.
Review: Willow

Review: Willow

Following a menu and interior overhaul in late 2014, Willow returns as a revitalized dining option in the North Hills.
A Growing Rivalry on Ice: Robert Morris vs. Penn State

A Growing Rivalry on Ice: Robert Morris vs. Penn State

Two teams that clearly don't like each other are vying for bragging rights for the state.
Review: Salt of the Earth

Review: Salt of the Earth

Brandon Fisher is the latest chef behind Salt of the Earth’s modern-American dishes.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags