Rock the Vote: Two 'Burgh Bakeries in National Finals

Bake magazine names Oakmont and Kretchmar bakeries in short list for 'America's Best' contest.

Photo by Chuck Beard

Bake magazine selects pair of local bakeries as finalists in national competition
 Last February, we had the pleasure of spotlighting 20 area bakeries in “Creme de la Creme,” our cover story dedicated to all things sweet. But we’re especially glad when others take notice of the fine treats produced in Pittsburgh.

Bake magazine chose a half-dozen bakeries for its America’s Best Bakery contest, which wraps April 29 — and we’re proud to share that the beloved Oakmont and Kretchmar bakeries are included in the short list of national places; a crew from each spot was interviewed for The Baking Channel’s online “Discovering America’s Bakeries” series, and those clips are posted online for all to see.

The contest winner will be featured in Bake's June issue and on its site, too. Be sure to show your ’Burgh love by casting your vote today!

Root 174 and Savoy chefs team up for 'Good Taste' demos
Eat Street's a big fan of cooking demos, especially when some of our favorite chefs are behind the stovetop. See Keith Fuller of Root 174 and Kevin Watson of Savoy at Good Taste Pittsburgh's 10th event tomorrow. An all-day extravaganza, Good Taste Pittsburgh offers good food, info and fun. Plan on walking away with newfound knowledge about anything from repurposing goods to good-mood foods.

(Good Taste Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township; April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;

Rumfish serves seafood & more
After ironing out some final details, Chet Garland and Paul Tebbets (of Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar fame) finally opened the doors of their latest venture, Rumfish Grille, this week. The duo and their team focus on serving fresh seafood so they work with numerous providers to get their hands on top products. Not sure where you’re dining this weekend? Rumfish makes mean conch fritters and the bar's stocked with all the finest spirits. And stay on the lookout for updates about the outdoor patio and forthcoming lunch menu.

(Rumfish Grille, 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville;

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