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Allegheny Celebrating Local Food & Healthy Lifestyles

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PIZZA ISSUE COVERING EVERYTHING WE LOVE, FROM TOPPINGS TO CRUST!

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oct/nov 2017 in season BROCCOLI BRUSSELS SPROUTS BUTTERNUT SQUASH CAULIFLOWER CRANBERRIES ENDIVE GARLIC GINGER

20 A SLICE OF LIFE

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EDITOR’S LETTER When your memories tie (mostly) to pizza pie, that’s amore.

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CALENDAR From fall festivals, to foodfocused holidays, we’ve rounded up the happenings and events that will have you busy all autumn long.

10 #FOODGRAMS Indulge in these cameraready comfort foods.

12 THREE INGREDIENT FIX See how three staple pizza toppings are re-worked into delicious dishes.

37 EDIBLE DINING GUIDE Revamped and bigger than ever, our guide is the ultimate resource for Pittsburgh diners.

48 DIRECTORY Find the vendor details you’re looking for here.

56 LAST BITE Every great pizza begins — and ends — with a great crust.

features 16 A PIECE OF THE PIE Local restaurants share where they source the ingredients that make up their savory slices.

One father-son duo shares why owning their own pizzeria is truly a dream come true.

22 A TALE OF TWO PIZZAS We take a look at the incredible histories of two iconic Pittsburgh pizzerias: Mineo’s Pizza House and Aiello’s Pizza.

26 PIZZA BY THE NUMBERS We did our research, breaking down just how much Americans love pizza.

28 EDIBLE ALLEGHENY MAGAZINE’S PIZZA DIRECTORY Find the best place for pizza in your neighborhood!

34 SHAMANIC HEALING Channel your spiritual energy with Jasa Johnson, Shamanic Energy Healer and Dream Builder Life Coach.

HEARTS OF PALM JALAPEÑOS KUMQUATS MUSHROOMS PERSIMMONS POMEGRANATES PUMPKIN RADICCHIO SWEET POTATOES SWISS CHARD TURNIPS

Photograph by Michael Fornataro

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Celebrating Local Food & Healthy Lifestyles

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PUBLISHER

Jack Tumpson “I love pizza with arugula and prosciutto. I’m also a sucker for anything topped with a dippy egg.”

WE A S K E D O U R S TA TA F F:

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Christine McMahon Tumpson

“What’s your favorite pizza topping?”

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Rachel Jones ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Matthew Hacke CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Sven Hosford, Sierra Smith “Mushrooms and/or prosciutto.”

See where local restaurants source their toppings on page 16!

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jason Solak GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTO STYLIST

Alyssa Otto STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Michael Fornataro “Plain cheese.”

“Banana peppers and pepperoni!”

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Sarah Collins “Pesto!” ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Darrelyn Leebov DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

Aubray Onderik ADVERTISING PRODUCTION MANAGER

Alexandra Meier

“Pepperoni and green peppers.”

BUSINESS MANAGER “Crumbled sausage and mushrooms!”

Amanda Wilson EDITORIAL INTERNS

Caitlin Cesa, Emma Honcharski

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• EDITOR’S LETTER •

Pizza My Heart

The first meal in your new apartment, the thank-you present to the friends who helped you move into that apartment. The expected entrée at your nephew’s birthday party, the safety net when your plans for a night out fall through. Pizza is a staple in our food culture. Any way you slice it, the easily accessible and universally appealing dish is constantly reinvented, yet rooted in nostalgia. For my family, every Friday night was pizza night. Whether my mom made it with the treasured dough recipe my nana passed down, or picked it up from the shop across town, the cheesy, saucy goodness capped off a busy week of work and school, and started the weekend off right. We’re proud to live in an area — recently dubbed one of the best and most affordable pizza towns in the country by SmartAsset, no less — that offers so many opportunities to create new pizza traditions and memories. We’re also excited to present our Pizza Issue, serving up everything from where local restaurants source their ingredients (page 16), to the history behind the city’s most iconic pizzerias (page 22). Plus, our extensive list of pizza places in Allegheny County starts on page 28. Feel free to try them all this fall.

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As always, our issue closes with the Last Bite feature. This time, we’re ending with the last bite of a pizza — the crust! See how Piccolo Forno creates a crispy, substantial bite that’s worth holding on to (page 56).

Rachel Jones, EDITOR IN CHIEF

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• CALENDAR •

oct 2017 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30SUNDAY OCTOBER 29 Trax Farms 48th Fall Festival Trax Farms, Finleyville 412.835.3246 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 3-2-1 Ride Pittsburgh Heinz Field, North Shore 844.321.7433 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 11th Annual NAMI Walks The Waterfront, Homestead 412.366.3788 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 Italian Heritage Day Heinz History Center, Strip District 412.454.6000 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 9th Annual Cribs for Kids Breath of Life Stroll & Fall Riverfront Place, North Shore cribsforkids.org THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 The Art of Wine & Food Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Shore 412.953.2188 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 SIX x ATE: Memento Vivere Society for Contemporary Craft, Strip District sixxate.com FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 Hoptoberfest Homebrew Tasting Rivers Club, Downtown 412.391.5227

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 “A Toast to the Community” Wine Tasting Event Embassy Suites by Hilton, Pittsburgh International Airport, Moon Township 412.777.6313 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 Party in the Tropics Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland 412.622.6914 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 “New Installations: 40th Year” Opening Reception Mattress Factory, North Side mattress.org

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 Kid’s Day at Schenley Plaza Schenley Plaza, Oakland 412.421.4222 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Sounds of Pitt Heinz Memorial Chapel, Oakland 412.624.5589 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 Houston Pumpkin Festival Houston American Legion Post #902 Picnic Grounds, Houston 724.746.6740

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Hometown-Homegrown Heinz History Center, Strip District 412.454.6000

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 DODO: a World-premiere Immersive Theater Production Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Oakland BricolagePGH.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Step Out to Stop Diabetes North Shore main.diabetes.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 Fall Gear Fest Schenley Plaza, Oakland gearfestpgh.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 Hickory Apple Festival Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Company, Hickory 724.356.FEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 2017 Maker Faire Pittsburgh Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side pittsburgh.makerfaire.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 The Neighborhood Flea 26th Street and Penn Avenue, Strip District neighborhoodflea.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 The Sneaker Bash Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side gotrmagee.org/sneaker-bash

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 23rd Annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington 724.863.4577 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Pittsburgh Heart Walk North Shore 412.208.3554 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Ukrainian Food Festival St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church, South Side Flats 412.431.9758 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 Owl-o-Ween The National Aviary, North Side 412.323.7235 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 ZooBoo Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park 412.655.3640 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 GUTS Pittsburgh Spirit, Lawrenceville gutspittsburgh.com TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Double Feature: The Vacation & 15 Short Films About Legume Melwood Screening Room, North Oakland foodsystemsfilm.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 Priory October Wine Party Priory Hotel, East Allegheny thepriory.com TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Halloween

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nov 2017 Check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes at edibleallegheny.com

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Indian Vegetarian Demo Robinson Market District, Robinson Township 412.788.5392 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Party in the Tropics Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland 412.622.6914 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Fun & Grub DrinkFest aPalooza David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown 412.405.9721 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 ZooZilla 5K Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park 412.655.3640

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Wings & Wildlife Public Art Show and Marketplace The National Aviary, North Side 412.323.7235 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 2017 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park 412.261.4115 x754 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Pies are Perfect Robinson Market District, Robinson Township 412.788.5392 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Spin4 Crohn’s & Colitis Cures Mecka Fitness, South Hills 412.823.8272

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Harmony Museum’s Annual WeihnachtsMarkt (Christmas Market) Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District, Harmony 724.452.7341 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Italian Wine Party Priory Hotel, East Allegheny thepriory.com FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Pittsburgh Tango Fierro Wightman Community Center, Squirrel Hill pghtango.com/fierro THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Thanksgiving

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#FOODGRAMS BY RACHEL JONES • PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO + SARAH COLLINS

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IT’S OFFICIALLY COMFORT FOOD SEASON! Cozy up to these rich indulgences from across the city.

PORK AND BEANS

Hailed for its high-quality, flavor-packed barbecue, Pork and Beans delivers with its signature Cuban sandwich. Smoky pulled pork, mustard, Swiss cheese, and pickles piled on toasty bread? We’re there. Pork and Beans, 136 6th St., Downtown. 412.338.1876. porkandbeanspgh.com.

FUDGE FARM

Willy Wonka’s got nothing on the Fudge Farm. Churning out craveworthy desserts and tasty shakes with over-the-top toppings, the sweet shop also incorporates local flavors into every menu item’s name. This one’s called The Flats! Fudge Farm, 1503 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.315.7893. 142 W. Bridge St., Homestead. goodyhouse.com.

KAYA

Spice up your lunch break with Kaya’s Tempura Avocado Bahn Mi Tacos. Topped with carrot, radish, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeño, and vegan mayo, the dish brings a delicious kick in every bite. Cool down afterwards with a glass of Kaya Juice, a pretty mix of mango, guava, cranberry, and pineapple. Kaya, 2000 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.261.6565. kaya.menu.

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• 3 INGREDIENT FIX •

START FROM THE

TOPPINGS BY RACHEL JONES | PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO | STYLING BY ALYSSA OTTO

Mozzarella, sausage, and mushrooms — sounds like the makings of a great pizza, right? Since this is our Pizza Issue, we asked local chefs to think outside the pie and turn these popular toppings into delicious dishes. And they did not disappoint! 12

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VEGAN SAUSAGE-STUFFED MUSHROOMS BY MOLLY PALMER MASOOD OF EAST END FOOD CO-OP Y I E L D : 12 S E R V I N G S

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DIRECTIONS

Two dozen mushrooms, large enough to stuff (Chef’s Note: Cremini, White Button, or Baby Bella’s work great. We used Cremini) 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 6 oz vegan sausage (Chef’s Note: We used No Evil Food Sausage “The Stallion.”) 4 oz vegan mozzarella cheese, finely chopped (Chef’s Note: We used Miyoko’s Fresh VeganMozz.) 1-2 small onions, finely chopped 1-3 teaspoons of minced garlic, to taste 2-4 cups fresh spinach ¼ cup breadcrumbs 1-2 tablespoons Italian seasoning Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray or a homemade oil-based spray. 2. Wipe the mushrooms clean and remove the stems, setting them aside for later. Arrange the mushroom caps, top down, on the baking sheet and brush gently with olive oil. Bake until just slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. 3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the vegan sausage until it is separated and resembles cooked loose sausage, about 4 minutes. Set aside.

5. Slice the vegan mozzarella into small chunks. Add it to the pan with the mushroom stems, onions, and garlic. Then, mix in the cooked sausage, breadcrumbs, and Italian seasoning. Add salt and pepper, to taste. 6. Form 1 tablespoon of the sausage mix into a ball. Place it into a mushroom cap, pressing it firmly into the mushroom. It should be generously mounded. Repeat, filling all of the mushrooms. 7. Sprinkle lightly with breadcrumbs. Bake the stuffed mushrooms until the filling is lightly browned on top, about 12 minutes.

4. Finely chop the mushroom stems and onions. Add more oil to the pan if needed, and sauté the stems, onions, and garlic until they are soft, about 6 minutes. Add spinach and lightly sauté until slightly wilted. Remove the pan from heat.

East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade St., East End. 412.242.3598. eastendfood.coop.

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MUSHROOM SAUSAGE RAGU OVER CREAMY MOZZARELLA POLENTA BY JENNIFER GERASOLE OF GIRASOLE Y I E L D : 4 - 6 S E R V I NG S

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1 cup dried morel mushrooms 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 sweet Italian sausages ½ pound sliced mushrooms 2 thinly sliced shallots Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Chopped parsley, for garnish 3 cups chicken stock ¾ cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ whipping cream

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Soak dried mushrooms in 1 cup hot water. Allow to steep. 2. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add sausage and lightly brown. Stir in sliced mushrooms and shallots. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 3. Add tomato paste, and cook until the mushrooms are caramelized. Stir in the morel mushrooms and mushroom water, then reduce. Add butter and parsley, then set aside.

4. For the Creamy Mozzarella Polenta, bring chicken stock to a boil in large saucepan. Whisk in cornmeal, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer until polenta thickens, whisking often, about 15 minutes. 5. Add in mozzarella, Parmesan, and whipping cream. Whisk until the cheeses melt. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 6. To serve, pour the Mushroom Sausage Ragu over the Creamy Mozzarella Polenta.

Girasole, 733 Copeland St., Shadyside. 412.682.2130. 733copeland.com.

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TOMATOES FARCIES IN GR ED I E N T S 2 big tomatoes 2 shallots 2 cloves garlic 4 oz mozzarella 5 mushrooms Parsley, to taste ½ pound Italian sausage, with casings removed 2 teaspoons breadcrumbs 2 eggs Salt and pepper, to taste

BY L ARRY FAFFONT OF PARIS 66 BISTRO Y I E L D : 2- 4 S E R V I N G S

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out the pulp, and set aside. 2. Finely dice shallots, garlic, mozzarella, mushrooms, and parsley. Set aside.

3. Combine ground sausage meat and breadcrumbs. Add this to the mixture, along with the eggs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 4. Scoop the mixture into the tomatoes until they are filled to the top. 5. Bake the Tomatoes Farcies for 30 minutes, using a toothpick or bamboo skewer to check if it’s done.

Paris 66 Bistro, 6018 Centre Ave., Shadyside. 412.404.8166. paris66bistro.com.

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• Feature •

A PIECE

OF THE PIE AREA RESTAURANTS FILL US IN ON WHERE THEY SOURCE THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THEIR SIGNATURE SLICES. BY MATTHEW HACKE PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

Ever wonder what goes into making one of your favorite, local pizzas? Three restaurant owners share where they find the ingredients that make up the pies you love!

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DIANOIA’S EATERY THE OLD WORLD PIZZA

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WHEN CERTAIN VEGETABLES ARE IN SEASON, DIANOIA’S EATERY TRIES TO FEATURE TOPPINGS FROM LOCAL FARMS, SUCH AS CHURCHVIEW FARMS.

CRUST: “Ours is made in-house from Caputo ‘00’ pizza flour, water, olive oil, sugar, and salt,” says Dave Anoia, owner of DiAnoia’s Eatery.

SAUCE: “The sauce is made from La Valle tomatoes, which is a San Marzano-style,” Anoia continues.

CHEESE: “Our cheese is a 100-percent aged provolone from Wisconsin. We chose this for our pizza as it has less water content than some of the Italian cheeses, so this helps to keep the crust from getting soggy. Every one of our pizza’s gets snipped basil, Parmesan cheese, and oregano to top it off!”

DiAnoia’s Eatery, 2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.918.1875. dianoiaseatery.com.

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SLICE ON BROADWAY STUFFED BANANA PEPPER PIZZA

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LUNARDI’S FAMILY USED TO OWN LUNARDI’S RESTAURANT IN BEECHVIEW. “AFTER WE CLOSED, PEOPLE KEPT ASKING FOR OUR STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS,” LUNARDI SAYS. SHORTLY AFTER OPENING SLICE ON BROADWAY, LUNARDI CAME UP WITH THIS STAPLE SLICE BY COMBINING STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS WITH PIZZA! CRUST: “We make all of our dough from scratch, using an unbromated, high-gluten flour. It’s made a day before to let cold raise, which creates a crispy outer crust and fluffy interior,” says Rico Lunardi, Slice on Broadway owner.

SAUCE: “Just like our dough, our sauce is made from scratch as well. We use whole San Marzano tomatoes mixed with fresh basil and other seasonings. We do little to it because the quality of the tomatoes and other seasonings are highlighted in their own natural elements.”

CHEESE: “We shred all of our cheese in-house, which is a blend of provolone and mozzarella from a brand called Grande, one of the best in quality,” Lunardi continues

BANANA PEPPERS: “All of our produce is sourced from a local vendor, which we receive daily. These peppers are long, shaped like a banana, and have a nice heat level, which adds to the natural flavor. To prepare the peppers, we oven roast them with fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and seasonings.”

MEATBALLS: “Our meatballs are made inhouse and will surly remind you of a Sunday dinner at your grandmother’s house,” Lunardi says. “We use a mixture of beef, pork, and veal that we source locally from Weiss Meat Provision in the Strip District. We add fresh garlic, Romano cheese, and other seasonings to make a soft meatball packed with flavor.”

Slice on Broadway, sliceonbroadway.com.

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VALLOZZI’S PITTSBURGH THE CLASSIC VALLOZZI PIZZA

CRUST: “Our crust is more of a pastry-, flaky-style crust, which is incredibly unique. Making our pizza dough is very labor intensive because it’s sensitive to weather and humidity. It’s the dough my grandmother’s family used to make in Abruzzi, Italy,” says Julian Vallozzi, owner of Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh

SAUCE: “Our sauce is made in-house from imported Italian products. It’s my grandmother’s sauce and it’s tough to beat, making it our most popular pizza offering.”

CHEESE: “Our cheeses are also sourced directly from Italy. This slice features a classic provolone.”

Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh, 220 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.394.3400. vallozzis.com.

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A Slice

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ONE FATHER-SON DUO TURNED AN APPRECIATION OF PIZZA INTO A FULFILLING CAREER BY EMMA HONCHARSKI PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

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Between menus boasting gluten-free flatbreads and a Vocelli’s delivery car around every corner, “pizza from the family-owned shop down the street” sometimes feels like a dying art. Remember the perfect spot for a victory pizza after a baseball game, or at the end of a long day, red checkered tablecloths and all? It’s off the main drag in Carnegie, in an unassuming strip of stores across from the Dairy Queen, and it’s everything pizza should really stand for. Father-and-son team Steve and Josh Booher opened Tomatoes II Pizzeria in 2012, after months of “pizza research” — spending their days trying out the Pittsburgh area’s pizza joints to get a lay of the land. “We ended up pretty much where we started,” Steve laughs. And even though that isn’t straight from Italy, it does feel like it. After working in the food industry for a few decades, he was ready to run a business independently, working alongside his son. Steve opened Mauramori Café in Lawrenceville, but wanted to put his efforts into something that would feel closer to home. Steve’s mother, Ida, was raised by her father, a cook in the Italian army during World War I. “I don’t want to say they were in the middle of a giant battle and said, ‘OK, time out, we gotta eat,’” Steve says, “but whenever it was time to eat, they ate!” The experience and appreciation for food in the family runs deep. Josh grew up cooking with his grandmother, and he attributes what he knows to her expertise on cooking from scratch and using the right seasonings. Their hand-tossed dough

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recipe is a slight variation of hers, and the homemade sauce has a bit of a kick to it that Josh says is different from his grandmother’s. While their recipes remain a secret, one thing they’ll reveal is an ingredient that doesn’t appear in most sauces: honey. They both enjoy the simplicity that comes with a good old-fashioned pie. “Pepperoni pizza was the same yesterday as it is today as it will be tomorrow,” Steve says. While pizza may not change, Carnegie may. He describes the Pittsburgh suburb as a blue-collar, hard-working community, and one that’s experiencing a positive resurgence. “As long as the community continues to grow, we grow with it, and we become a part of it,” he says. Steve does a lot of the deliveries because he likes the opportunities to get to know customers — even after being hit with a car while he was walking a delivery, leaving him in the hospital for a week and keeping him in recovery for five months. Of course there are challenges that come with working for yourself (and working with your family), but the Boohers appreciate the ways they feel rewarded from customer interactions more than anything. “People saying it reminds them of home or what their grandmother did — that’s the best thing I could get out of this,” Josh says. “It’s not the money, it’s just being able to put that impression on somebody. I didn’t realize food touched so many people’s lives.”

Tomatoes II Pizzeria, Glenn Scott Plaza, 1069 Washington Ave., Carnegie. 412.745.7474. tomatoesiipizza.com.

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• Feature •

A Tale of

TWO PIZZAS We explore the rich histories behind a pair of iconic pizza shops: Mineo’s Pizza House and Aiello’s Pizza.

BY MATTHEW HACKE • PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

Mineo’s Pizza House Founder of Mineo’s Pizza House, Giovanni “John” Mineo, immigrated to Pittsburgh from Sicily, Italy, in 1955. “After meeting and marrying my Pittsburgh born-and-raised mother, whose family was also from Sicily, my father came over to live with her and her parents,” says Mineo’s son, Giovanni “John” Mineo Jr. “After settling in with them in Oakland, he first worked as a laborer in the railroad industry in Homestead.” Taking the trolley home from work every day, John Sr. would pass by the storefronts on Murray Avenue, the future location of his first pizza shop. “My father was always intrigued by Squirrel Hill and thought the area would be a perfect place for a pizzeria,” John Jr. continues. While John Sr. worked in the bakery industry in Sicily, he had no formal training in pizza until he came to the United States. “He knew how to make dough and things like that, but he wasn’t fluent in making pizza at first,” says John Jr. “He actually had a friend who had a

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Giovanni “John” Mineo Jr. and his son, Giovanni “John” Mineo III stand below a photo of founder and family patriarch, Giovanni “John” Mineo Sr.

restaurant and pizza shop in Chicago. So, he went there for a few months and learned the trade.” Soon after, John Sr. was ready to open up his own pizza shop, and did just that in the neighborhood he was enamored with, right on the vibrant Murray Avenue, in 1958. For almost 60 years, the family-owned shop has stood the test of time and kept customers coming back because, as John Jr. attests, they haven’t changed a thing since 1958. “We make our own dough and sauce daily, and nothing comes pre-fabricated,” he says. “We do everything from scratch and we’ve been doing the same thing since 1958.” This past spring, Mineo’s was rated one of the top-26 pizza shops in the country, and No. 1 in Pennsylvania,

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The classic wooden booths and red tabletops are a staple of the Squirrel Hill shop.

by Tasting Table, a prominent digital media food company. “When that went viral on social media, we were slammed that weekend,” John Jr. continues. “We had people coming in from all over the place, faces that we’ve never seen. We even had a family come in on their company jet from San Diego!” Today, John Jr., along with his brother and co-owner Dominic, are keeping the family business thriving with the goal of passing it down to the next generation of Mineo family members. “My brother Dominic’s daughter is the bar manager; his son, J.D., works here; and my son, Giovanni ‘John’ III, works here as well,” John Jr. says. The honor of carrying on the family legacy has kept this famed Pittsburgh pizza establishment going for so long. “I take a lot of pride in making my product and pride in the family-owned business because my father took a lot of pride in it,” John Jr. continues. “He taught me from the ground up what to do, and I haven’t changed a thing in the 40 years that I’ve been working here. That says a lot about us, and our customers old and new really value that.”

Mineo’s Pizza House, 2128 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.2053. 713A Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, 412.344.9468. mineospizza.com.

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You can’t go wrong with Aiello’s exceptional cheese and Giuseppe Margherita pizzas!

Aiello’s Pizza Coming up on 40 years next April, Aiello’s Pizza has been a staple in Squirrel Hill since 1978. “My father, Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Aiello, was one of five children and he always dreamed of opening his own place after he came to America from Palermo, Sicily,” says current owner Michael Italo Aiello. Joe started his pizza career in Pittsburgh by working at a local pizza shop, but followed his dream to eventually open his own place on Murray Avenue. “Once he opened, this store was his life and passion,” Michael says. “He was here every day.” Today, Michael and his sister, Cathy, run the store that their father loved and cherished for so many years. “I’ve been working here since I was 9 years old and I am 40 now,” jokes Michael. “Cathy started working here three years ago, and her husband, Travis, works here as well.” Travis covers the night shift, as the shop is open seven days a week until 2 a.m. Michael comes in at 5 a.m., just like his father did, to start making the fresh dough by hand. “The dough is what separates us from everyone else because we don’t use a dough mixer,” Michael explains. “We make it all by hand in a bowl, and I still make it how my dad made it 40 years ago. It’s a very labor-intensive process, but it’s actually very therapeutic for me because it’s what we are known for.” Along with the dough, the sauce is also made fresh daily from scratch. During the summertime, Michael incorporates produce grown in his own backyard garden. “I have about 300 tomato plants, and 100 green pepper and basil plants that cover over half an acre in my yard,” he says. These come in handy when making one of Aiello’s most popular pizzas, the Giuseppe Margherita, a white pizza with garlic, homegrown tomatoes, and fresh basil.

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Aiello’s makes its pizzas in this expansive kitchen space.

This holiday season, expect to see a new addition to Aiello’s Pizza shop: a 3,000-square-foot taproom bar. “We began work on it over a year and a half ago, and it’s almost near completion,” says Michael. “It was time for a change, and adding this to our space was perfect. This neighborhood and our customers deserve this.” Carrying on his father’s dream and making his customers happy is something that Michael has thrived on since he began working here, and it’s truly the recipe for Aiello’s Pizza’s success. “Anyone can open a business, but keeping it afloat is the hard part,” he says. “I make everyone who walks through this door feel like family, just like my dad did, which is why they keep coming back. That and the pizza, of course!”

Aiello’s Pizza, 2112 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.512.9973. aiellospizza.com.

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• Feature •

Pizza

BYSNUMBERS BY CHRISTINE TUMPSON

COME ON — 93 PERCENT OF A MERICANS HAVE EATEN PIZZ A THIS MONTH? THAT IS A LOT OF DOUGH! NOW YOU SEE WHY EVERYONE WANTS A PIECE OF THAT PIE. GIVE ME A SLICE.

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AMOUNT OF PEPPERONI CONSUMED EVERY YEAR FROM PIZZA ANNUAL PIZZA SALE REVENUE AMOUNT OF PIZZA THAT IS EATEN EACH SECOND

252 MILLION POUNDS $32 BILLION 350 SLICES

TOTAL NUMBER OF PIZZERIAS IN THE U.S.

70,000

PERCENT OF INDEPENDENT PIZZERIAS THAT MAKE UP ALL PIZZERIAS

65% 46 SLICES

Pizza can be so simple, but it is the hardest thing to master.”

TOTAL NUMBER OF PIZZAS SOLD IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR

3 BILLION

—Dave Anoia, DiAnoia’s Eatery

TOTAL NUMBER OF PIZZAS SOLD WORLDWIDE EACH YEAR

5 BILLION

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PIZZA EATEN BY A PERSON EVERY YEAR

PERCENT OF ALL PIZZERIAS THAT OFFER DELIVERY PERCENT OF AMERICANS WHO PREFER THIN CRUST PIZZA TOTAL NUMBER OF PIZZERIAS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK ALONE PERCENT OF AMERICANS WHO EAT AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF PIZZA PER MONTH

83% 61% 9,000 93%

StatisticBrain.com

How many slices do Americans eat per second? 350, about 20,000 per minute. Creditdonkey.com

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PIZZA DIRECTORY Peruse our round-up of the hottest pizza places in town, and start planning your next party today!

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

BLOOMFIELD

PIZZA PARMA

412.621.5530 4766 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield angelospizzeria.us

412.441.6600 823 Penn Ave., Downtown; 217 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside; 1790 N. Highland Road, Upper St. Clair pizzaparma.com

SLICE ON BROADWAY 412.276.0200 108 E. Main St., Carnegie; 2128 Broadway Ave., South Hills; 115 Federal St., North Side sliceonbroadway.com

ALLENTOWN DESALLA’S PIZZA 412.462.5070 708 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown

ASPINWALL CASA DEL SOLE PIZZA 412.784.8178 222 1st St., Aspinwall

BALDWIN SUNSERI PIZZA 412.885.8833 2805 Custer Ave., Baldwin

BEECHVIEW BETO’S 412.561.0121 1473 Banksville Road, Beechview betosoriginalpizza.com

BELLEVUE LUIGI’S 412.734.0980 531 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue luigispizzeriaristorante.com

ANGELO’S PIZZERIA

CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFTHOUSE 412.682.1414 4624 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield pizzadrafthouse.com

FAZIO’S PIZZA 412.251.5312 4028 Penn Ave., Bloomfield faziopizza.com

PIZZA ITALIA 412.621.8960 4512 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield

BRADDOCK HILLS VELTRE’S 412.271.3244 1268 Brinton Road, Braddock Hills swissvale.veltrespizza.com

BRENTWOOD DISILVA’S PIZZERIA 412.892.9672 3600 Brownsville Road, Brentwood

EM PIZZERIA

ANGELINA’S PIZZA 412.341.4044 109 Brookline Blvd., Brookline angelinaspgh.com

BELLISARIO’S PIZZA PALACE 412.531.6111 437 McNeilly Road, Brookline bellisarios.com

FIORI’S PIZZARIA 412.343.7788 103 Capital Ave., Brookline fiorispizzaria.com

PIZZA 412 412.885.4125 2080 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Brookline

VINNY’S PIZZA 412.344.8500 618 Brookline Blvd., Brookline vinnysbrookline.com

CASTLE SHANNON CARABONARAS 412.341.4011 250 Mt Leabanon Blvd., Castle Shannon carbonararistorante.com

CENTRAL OAKLAND LARRY AND CAROL’S PIZZA

412.884.3034 4140 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Brentwood empizzeriabrentwood.com

412.687.1189 410 Semple St., Central Oakland larryncarolspizza.com

PIZZA SHACK

CHATEAU

412.881.9513 3546 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Brentwood

BROOKLINE A’PIZZA BADAMO

WISEGUYS PIZZA 412.766.4774 1223 Woods Run Ave., Chateau wiseguyspizzapittsburgh.com

412.563.1000 656 Washington Road, Brookline apizzabadamo.com EDIBLEALLEGHENY.COM • edible ALLEGHENY

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DOWNTOWN CAFE MILANO 412.281.3131 134 6th St., Downtown pizzamilano.net

CITY OVEN 412.281.6836 336 Fourth Ave., Downtown cityoven.com

EPHESUS MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 717.862.4514 219 Fourth Ave., Downtown pizzarestaurantpittsburgh.com

GENOA PIZZA & BAR 412.281.6100 111 Market St., Downtown genoapizza.com

GIOVANNI’S PIZZA & PASTA 412.281.7060 123 6th St., Downtown eatgiovannis.com

PIZZA FIESTA 412.281.4222 14 Smithfield St., Downtown pizzafiesta.com

PIZZAIOLO PRIMO 412.575.5858 8 Market St., Downtown pizzaioloprimo.com

PIZZUVIO 412.471.0400 268 Forbes Ave., Downtown pizzuvio.com

PROPER BRICK OVEN & TAP ROOM 412.281.5700 139 7th St., Downtown properpittsburgh.com

R & B’S PIZZA PLACE 412.288.8888 107 Smithfield St., Downtown randbspizza.com

SANREMO PIZZA 412.765.3003 111 Market St., Downtown

ITALIAN VILLAGE PIZZA

STONE NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

412.566.1398 600 Grant St., Downtown italianvillagepizza.com

412.904.4351 300 Liberty Ave., Downtown stonepizzeria.com

JOE & PIE CAFE & PIZZERIA 412.402.0444 955 Liberty Ave., Downtown joeandpie.com

V3 PIZZA 412.456.0500 11 Fifth Ave., Downtown v3flatbreadpizza.com

LA GONDOLA PIZZERIA

VALLOZZI’S PITTSBURGH

412.261.5252 4 Market Square, Downtown lagondolapgh.com

412.394.3400 220 Fifth Ave., Downtown vallozzispittsburgh.com

MAMMA LUCIA PIZZA

VILLA REALE PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT

412.281.0416 443 Wood St., Downtown mamaluciapittsburgh.com

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SIENNA MERCATO MEZZO 412.281.2810 942 Penn Ave, Downtown siennamercato.com

EAST LIBERTY CAPRI PIZZERIA 412.363.1250 123 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty capripizzeria.com

CENTER AVENUE SLICE 412.931.4031 332 Center Ave., East Liberty ceneravenueslice.com

PIZZA PALERMO 412.578.9888 5440 Centre Ave., East Liberty pizzapalermo.com

ETNA ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA 412.772.1337 183 Butler St., Etna

GARFIELD SPAK BROTHERS 412.362.7725 5107 Penn Ave., Garfield spakbrothers.com

GREENFIELD RIALTO PIZZA 412.421.2121 623 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield rialto.pizza

412.391.3963 628 Smithfield St., Downtown

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GREEN TREE VINCENT’S OF GREEN TREE 412.921.8811 333 Mansfield Ave., Green Tree vincentsgreentree.com

HIGHLAND PARK EDDIES PIZZA HAUS

SPIRIT 412.586.4441 242 51st St., Lawrenceville spiritpgh.com

MCKEES ROCKS GAVINO’S PIZZERIA 412.331.3700 528 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks Gavinospizza.com

412.361.6600 1744 Chislett St., Highland Park

PASQUARELLI’S PIZZA HOUSE

HILL DISTRICT

412.331.5558 824 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks

PIZZA MILANO

MILLVALE

412.281.8181 1304 5th Ave, Hill District pizzamilano.net

LAWRENCEVILLE CHURCH BREW WORKS

DEMORE’S PIZZERIA 412.821.2000 1256 Evergreen Road, Millvale

FRANK’S PIZZA & CHICKEN

412. 688.8200 3525 Liberty Ave, Lawrenceville churchbrew.com

412.931.5040 641 North Ave., Millvale frankspizzachicken.com

GRAZIANO’S PIZZERIA

MT. WASHINGTON

412.621.7790 4109 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville grazianospizzaandbeer.com

PESARO’S PIZZA 412.681.8220 4324 Butler St., Lawrenceville pesarospizza.net

PICCOLO FORNO 412.622.0111 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville piccoloforno.com

THE PIZZA COMPANY LAWRENCEVILLE 412.683.1011 4065 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville thepizzacompany.biz

JOE CESTONE’S 412.431.3311 200 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington

LA TAVOLA 412.481.6627 1 Boggs Ave., Mt. Washington latavolaitalianarestaurant.com

MT. LEBANON IL PIZZAIOLO 412.344.4123 703 Washington Road, Mt Lebanon ilpizzaiolo.com

MT. OLIVER AMILI’S PIZZERIA 412.882.8777 1021 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver

MUNHALL DI SALLA’S PIZZA PARLOR 412.462.5070 948 E. 8th Ave., Munhall

NORTH OAKLAND LITTLE NIPPERS 2 412.683.3777 216 N. Craig St., North Oakland littlenippers2.com

PIZZA BELLAGIO 412.688.8448 4635 Centre Ave., North Oakland pizzabellagio.com

PIZZA PRONTO 412.621.7700 4611 Centre Ave., North Oakland pizzaprontopittsburgh.com

POTENZA PIZZA & PASTA 412.682.2111 4709 Centre Ave., North Oakland potenzapgh.com

NORTH SIDE RIVIERA PIZZA & PASTA 724.339.3333 1213 Spring Garden Ave., North Side pizzariviera.com

RON’S PIZZA PALACE 412.231.7699 1535 Lowrie St., North Side

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CHATEAU CAFE AND CAKERY 412.802.2537 1501 Preble Ave, North Side chateaucc.com

OAKLAND ANTOON’S PIZZA 412.687.5446 247 Atwood St., Oakland

FUEL AND FUDDLE 412.682.3473 212 Oakland Ave., Oakland fuelandfuddle.com

ORIGINAL MILANO PIZZA 412.681.2858 3606 5th Ave., Oakland originalmilanopizza.com

PAPA D’S KITCHEN & BAR 412.683.3000 3526 Boulevard of the Allies, Oakland papadavinci.com

PIZZA ROMANO 412.688.8080 219 Atwood St., Oakland pizzaromano.ordersnapp.com

SCIULLI’S PIZZA 412.687.9287 3404 5th Ave., Oakland sciullispizza.synthasite.com

SORRENTO’S PIZZA 412.532.8685 233 Atwood St., Oakland sorrentospizzaroma.com

THE PORCH AT SCHENLEY 412.687.6724 221 Schenley Drive, Oakland dineattheporch.com

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PENN HILLS

SOUTH HILLS

NONNI’S PIZZA

JET’S PIZZA

412.828.8088 254 Freeport Road, Penn Hills nonnis pizzamenu.com

RIDGEMONT SAMMY’S PIZZA 412.928.3020 2145 Noblestown Road, Ridgemont sammyspizzapgh.com

ROSS TWP. LUPI’S FAMOUS PIZZA 412.931.0666 2311 Babcock Blvd., Ross Township lupisfamouspizza.com

SIR PIZZA 412.367.1333 320 Sewickley Oakmont Road, Ross Township sirpizza-pittsburgh.com

412.343.9400 1810 Dormont Ave., South Hills jetspizza.com

NICK’S PIZZA 412.343.7722 329 Mt Lebanon Blvd., South Hills nickspizza.biz

NIPPER’S PIZZA PGH 412.563.6266 303 Beverly Road, South Hills nipperspgh.com

UNCLE TONY’S PIZZA 412.561.2004 3285 W. LIberty Ave., South Hills uncletonypizza.com

SOUTH SIDE BENNY FIERRO’S 412.709.6077 1906 E. Carson St., South Side bennysva.com

SHADYSIDE

GENNARO’S PIZZA & PUB

DINETTE

412.431.1450 1728 E. Carson St., South Side getgennaros.com

412.362.0202 5996 Centre Ave., Shadyside dinette-pgh.com

MERCURIO’S 412.621.6220 5523 Walnut St., Shadyside mercuriosgelatopizza.com

PIZZA PERFECTTA

MAMMA MIA PIZZERIA 412.432.7000 511 E. Carson St. South Side mammamia1.com

SAL’S PIZZA 412.381.3663 1322 E. Carson St., South Side

412.661.9991 128 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside pizzaperfectta.com

PIZZA TAGLIO 412.404.7410 126 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside tagliopgh.com

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SOLA PIZZA

OSTERIA 2350

LA CAPPELLA

412.481.3888 1217 E. Carson St., South Side solapizza.com

412.281.6595 2350 Railroad St., Strip District

412.449.0200 1041 Freeport Road, Waterworks lacappellapgh.com

SQUIRREL HILL AIELLO’S PIZZA 412.521.9973 2122 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill aiellospizza.com

PASTOLI’S PIZZA, PASTA AND PAISANS 412.422.9660 1900 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill

MINEO PIZZA HOUSE 412.521.2053 2128 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill mineospizza.com

NAPOLI PIZZERIA 412.521.1744 2006 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill napolipizzasqhill.com

STRIP DISTRICT BELLA NOTTE

osteria2350pittsburgh.com

ROLAND’S 412.261.3401 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District rolandsseafoodgrill.com

SWISSVALE MALDINI’S TASTE OF ITALY

412.931.1120 512 Perry Hwy., West View mandyspizza.com

PIZZA CARE 412.281.8585 1525 Fifth Ave., Uptown pizzacare.net

PIZZA VESPUCCI 412.263.5555 1710 Forbes Ave., Uptown pizzavespuccipittsburgh.com

DIANOIA’S EATERY

412.391.4955 1504 Fifth Ave., Uptown giovannispizzaon5th.com

412.281.0949 54 21st Street (Smallman Galley), Strip District ironbornpgh.com

MANDY’S PIZZA

UPTOWN

THE ORIGINAL GIOVANNI’S PIZZA

IRON BORN

412.727.8000 3621 Forbes Ave., West Oakland lotsa.com

412.271.8600 1900 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale maldinis.com

412.281.4488 1914 Penn Ave., Strip District bellanottepgh.com

412.918.1875 2549 Penn Ave., Strip District dianoiaseatery.com

LOTSA STONE FIRED PIZZA

WATERWORKS ADRIAN’S PIZZA 412.486.0101 605 Thompson Run Road, West Mifflin adrianspizzathompsonrun.com

BELLAMONTE PIZZERIA 412.922.1212 410 S. Main St., West End bellamontepizza.com

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Shamanic Healing JASA JOHNSON SHARES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A CHALICE FOR SPIRITUAL ENERGY BY SVEN HOSFORD

To describe a Shamanic healing session with Jasa Johnson feels like skipping a stone across a pond. I can touch lightly on what she did and where and how, but none of that fully captures the internal gyrations and fluctuations, sensations and temptations, and visions and realizations that rock the psyche like an emotional thunderstorm. The work is deep under the surface. I’m laying on a healing table and I know she’s singing, but I’m so engaged in other realms that I only vaguely hear it. The one thing I know is that I’m in the hands of a master healer. “Words can never fully describe what happens in a Shamanic healing session,” Johnson says. “One can only experience it.” Nonetheless, her verbal preview was pretty accurate.

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Modern Day Shamanism “I do what I identify as Shamanic healing. I identify myself as a Shamanic healer,” she states at the beginning of our interview. “My goal in working with people is to empty myself and get me out of the way, and allow my body and being to become a chalice for spirit energy to come through and go into that person in whatever way is in their best and highest interest.” Johnson exudes a deep humility. “I don’t have the capacity to heal anyone,” she says. “I work with lots of prayer. I work with the energy of Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene. But I also call in the person’s whole healing team — guides, angels, elders, wise ones, priests, and priestesses — whatever wants to come through and assist, I invite them into the room to literally lay their hands on the person.” Many clients, including myself, report the feeling of multiple hands on their body. Johnson’s original training was with Michael Harner, creator of the Harner Method of Shamanic Healing. “For a while, I followed those specific modalities until I discovered some other energy was awakening in me. The more I paid attention to the voices that were coming through, the more powerful the work became.”

Who Goes for Shamanic Healing? Johnson studied with Jean Houston, a leading expert on discovering our human potential, and often refers to her work. “Jean talks about people who are being birthed into this new age. We are what she identified as ‘Homo Noeticus.’” (Editor’s Note: Noetic science is the study of how consciousness affects the physical world.) “We are the New People,” says Johnson. “We are refusing to hold onto the old ways because something new is waking up in us, and we can’t pretend that it’s not. It’s not just waking up in a few people, it’s waking up in the world. People are having psychic experiences, emotional breakdowns, relationship breakdowns. Relationships with others, but also relationship with themselves and how they define themselves.” These kinds of crises bring people to her door. “When I get people who come in who are physically, but mostly emotionally not well, the question is ‘Where are you out of integrity with what you believe? Where are you needing to rebalance, reconfirm, and recalibrate your system so you can live in your body with greater ease?’”

Tribal Influences Johnson describes how and why we get out of balance. “Jean Huston talks about a tribal belief system — things the whole tribe believes. They will keep you safe, tell you things to do, the things to eat, how to act so you can be safe. That’s fine, as long as you never leave that tribal system. When you go out into the world and meet different tribes, they may not have the same belief system. You need to learn how to navigate between those.” Johnson emphasizes that uneasiness comes less from doing battle with another tribe over what is true, it occurs when you are not in harmony with what is true for you right now. During a session, she will often ask, “Is your life working? Are your relationships working? Do you feel good with who you are?” She will usually get a laundry list of all the things that are happening in the client’s external life. “Then I’ll ask, ‘Are you happy?’ and they’ll look at me like a deer in the headlights because that’s such a strange thought form to go through them. ‘This is not about being happy, this is about getting mine.’ Well, what is mine? And if you don’t have a relationship with yourself, and everything is externally focused, at the end of your life you’re going to have a lot of stuff, but will you have you?”

Live and Love Your Story “I believe that humanity is a universal chorus and that every voice is supposed to be different. If you’re not living what your music is, the chorus cannot be complete,” Jasa says. “We are here to live our story — not anyone else’s. And to remember that we all have a divine purpose on the planet. Your job in coming here is to connect with and discover what your divine purpose is. The answer is not out there. It really is inside and you really do have to take the time and mine gold. It’s literally mining a vein of gold within yourself.” Johnson adds, “My goal is to literally get people to fall in love with themselves. We are magnificent creations and people forget that.” I’m walking down the boulevard near where I live. I’ve been walking for a while. Johnson worked on me earlier in the day, our second session. During the first, decades of cosmic debris was released. Today’s session was a soul retrieval. I find my arms around myself, feeling what is missing and what is now there. I feel 40 pounds lighter, and the flesh of my torso feels like uncharted territory. I sit and watch the sunset, hugging myself, in deep appreciation for Johnson, the earth, the gifts of spirit, and my life.

Jasa Johnson, 550.307.6501. johnsja9@aol.com.

+ JASA JOHNSON IS ALSO A “SOMETIME CO-HOST” OF THE DEEP DIVES PODCAST, AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AND GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.

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Bourbon sweet potato soufflé with bacon pecan praline from Revel + Roost

Eat with us at these local restaurants RESTAURANTS ARE CHOSEN FOR THIS DINING GUIDE BECAUSE OF THEIR COMMITMENTS TO USING LOCAL, SEASONAL INGREDIENTS, AND BECAUSE OF THEIR PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL FARMS AND FOOD ARTISANS. THEIR DEDICATION MAKES DINING OUT ENJOYABLE AND SUSTAINABLE. These restaurants are recognized as part of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program. Details at sustainablepittsburgh.org.

Multiple Locations

BUFORD’S KITCHEN ANDORA Brunch, lunch, and dinner menus make Andora a versatile option for any meal. Plus, an extensive wine list makes it even more desirable, with many selections available by the bottle or by the glass. 599 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel. 412.967.1900. 1616 Mt. Nebo Road, Sewickley. 412.749.2452. andorarestaurant.com.

BLUEBIRD KITCHEN At its two Downtown locations, Bluebird Kitchen prides itself on a regular menu of pastries, breakfast foods, and sandwiches, in addition to its seasonal menu of hot entrees made from locally sourced ingredients. 221 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.642.4414. 11 Stanwix St., Downtown. 412.281.4422. bluebirdkitchen.com.

ATRIA’S

BRGR

Visit Atria’s for good, dependable food in a sports bar atmosphere. With standout entrée salads filled with delicious, fresh ingredients, all nine locations have a wide range of options. The pot roast nachos are not to be missed. Morgantown, Mt. Lebanon, Murrysville, North Shore, O’Hara, Pleasant Hills, Peters Township, Richland, Wexford. atrias.com.

BRGR offers a variety of handcrafted burgers, made with a specialty blend of Angus chuck, sirloin, New York strip, and ribeye. Pair your burger or local hot dog with a spiked milkshake, float, local brew, or soda from Natrona Bottling Company. 5997 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. 412.362.2333. 20111 Route 19 & Freedom Road, Cranberry. 724.742.2333. 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.341.2333. brgrpgh.com.

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You won’t have to travel far for real Southern food with Buford’s Kitchen’s three Pittsburgh-area locations. Come enjoy this contemporary game-day venue with a roomy bar offering American pub fare, craft drafts, and cocktails. They love big flavors, great burgers, and tall shakes! 5980 University Blvd., Moon Township. 412.269.0644. 100 Adios Drive, Washington. 724.249.2986. 1014 5th Ave, Downtown. 412.281.2583. bufordskitchen.com.

HELLO BISTRO With a 55-topping salad bar and extensive burger menu to boot, Hello Bistro satisfies all of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner expectations. Skip the line by ordering online, as it’s likely to get crowded with other hungry foodies. Oakland, South Side, Downtown, McCandless Crossing. hellobistro.com.

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IL PIZZAIOLO Opened in 1996 by Pittsburgh native Ron Molinaro, Il Pizzaiolo operates under this creed: create Neapolitan-style pizza using old-world technique and the highest-quality ingredients. Everything on its menu is either housemade or sourced from the world’s best artisans — the burrata is imported weekly from Naples! 703 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.4123. 701 Warrendale Village Drive, Warrendale. 724.933.3155. Coming soon — Harts Run Road, Gibsonia. ilpizzaiolo.com.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT The nation’s premier family of seafood restaurants is designed to create an inviting, original, and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest-quality dining experience. 2667 Sidney St., SouthSide Works. 412.432.3260. 301 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.201.6992. mccormickandschmicks.com.

WAFFLES, INCAFFEINATED Are you ready for the most amazing waffle experience you will ever have? It all starts with a perfectly prepared sourdough waffle, followed by any combination of your favorite toppings; savory or sweet, the choice is yours! 2517 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.301.1763. 453 3rd St., Beaver. 724.359.4841. 10339 Perry Hwy., Wexford. wafflesincaffeinated.com.

INDUSTRY PUBLIC HOUSE Named for its vintage, industrial-style setting, Industry Public House offers American comfort cuisine and lively libations. The locale’s skilled bartenders can recommend the perfect local craft beer to pair with each meal, or craft a beautiful and delicious speciality cocktail. 4305 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.683.1100. 140 Andrew Drive, North Fayette. 412.490.9080. industrypgh.com.

WALNUT GRILL P&G PAMELA’S DINER A breakfast destination with multiple locations around Pittsburgh, Pamela’s made a name for itself with its famous, crepe-style pancakes. Strip District, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Millvale, Oakland, Mt. Lebanon. pamelasdiner.com.

Enjoy upscale and casual dining fit for the entire family at four different locations, and order from the diverse, chefdriven menu. 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.933.8410. 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. 412.782.4768. 1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.564.5746. 1210 Settlers Ridge, Robinson Township. 412.747.2100. eatwalnut.com.

Allentown

PENN AVENUE FISH COMPANY JIMMY WAN’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Family owned and operated, Jimmy Wan’s Restaurant and Lounge is a Pan-Asian restaurant that offers a vibrant array of Asian favorites and delicacies, ranging from the traditional classics to the innovative and contemporary. Jimmy Wan’s offers takeout and delivery services, patio dining, private dining, and full-service catering. 1337 Old Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. 412.968.0848. 1686 Route 228, Cranberry Township. 724.778.8978. jimmywans.com.

Though its two locations offer different menus, Penn Avenue Fish Company delivers fresh seafood and gourmet cuisine wherever you go. Its original location in the Strip District, one-part restaurant, one-part market, is fittingly more casual, specializing in sandwiches and soups. Visit the Downtown locale for a swankier experience. The sushi is excellent anywhere. 2208 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.434.7200. 308 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.562.1710. pennavefishcompany.com.

ONION MAIDEN The highly anticipated brick-and-mortar location that you’ve probably seen at a pop-up or coffeeshop is finally here. A punk-rock themed, all-vegan menu brings a creative twist to Asian and American comfort food. Onion Maiden provides an unforgettable dining experience for music and veggie lovers, and will remind you that eating plant-based means much more than salads! 639 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown. onionmaiden.com.

ASPINWALL

SALÚD JUICERY LA GOURMANDINE BAKERY This husband-and-wife-owned bakery offers a true taste of France in the heart of Pittsburgh. Fabien and Lisanne Moreau bring their French roots to the handcrafted pastries and breads that are prepared onsite daily. 4605 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.682.2210. 300 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.200.7969. lagourmandinebakery.com.

Reconnect with Mother Earth and a healthy lifestyle at Salúd Juicery. The cold-pressed juice and smoothie bar focuses on serving what tastes great and makes customers feel better. Stop in for a quick sip or experience a rejuvenating detox with a multi-day juice cleanse. 348 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.259.8818. 733 Copeland St., Shadyside. 412.683.1064. saludjuicery.com.

CORNERSTONE RESTAURANT & BAR As its name would suggest, Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar is a true cornerstone for family and friendly gatherings. The comfortable atmosphere and pivotal location in Aspinwall combine with its feel-good menu for the ultimate dinner spot. 301 Freeport Road. Aspinwall. 412.408.3420. cornerstonepgh.com.

Bloomfield

MAD MEX Experience the funky, fresh tastes of Mad Mex that blend West Coast foods with a mashup of Mexican, Southeast Asian, and Spanish flavors. The vibe is exhilarating at the restaurant’s seven locations, and the burritos and margaritas always make for a good time. Cranberry, Monroeville, North Hills, Oakland, Robinson, Shadyside, South Hills, Canonsburg. madmex.com.

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STEEL CACTUS

APTEKA

With three locations in town, this cantina serves up authentic Mexican cuisine in a steely, urban space. 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.709.6444. 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.431.3535. 115 Federal St., PNC Park. 412.927.2571. steelcactuspgh.com.

Featuring Central and Eastern European cuisine, Apteka’s menu contains only vegan items. They offer cafe-style ordering and can accommodate reserved parties for any occasion. 4606 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. 412.251.0189. aptekapgh.com.

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Canonsburg

SAUSALIDO Thriving under the direction of owner Nicholas Mineo and Executive Chef Michael Simpson, Sausalido brings the heart of the Napa Valley to Bloomfield with its fresh, delicious, gourmet dishes featuring authentic New American and European flavors. The contemporary décor and sweet sounds of jazz and soul give the 40-seat space an intimate, yet refined, atmosphere to add to the sophisticated cuisine. 4621 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.683.4575. sausalido.net.

BELLA SERA Bella Sera Catering, Venue, Bistro, and BBQ strives to source locally grown products and patronize regional purveyors whenever possible. As pioneers of the green movement in food service locally, Bella Sera’s staff feels a responsibility to set a good example within the community it serves. 414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg. 724.745.5575. bellaserapgh.com.

BRADDOCK’S PITTSBURGH BRASSERIE Executive Chef Jason Shaffer’s diverse experience has made him the master of many types of cuisine, from burgers to traditional French foods. But it is his love of his hometown, Pittsburgh, and passion for local cuisine that define his creations at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie. 107 6th St., Downtown. 412.992.2005. braddocksrestaurant.com.

STATION Station is the perfect local stop for food and libations in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Little Italy. Under the direction of Executive Chef Curtis Gamble, Station’s menu features food prepared in New American style with Mediterranean influences, creating familiar dishes in unique and inventive ways. The bar has an extensive wine list, craft cocktail menu, and a rotation of 12 craft and local draft beers. 4744 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.251.0540. station4744.com.

TESSARO’S AMERICAN BAR AND HARDWOOD GRILL Nearly 25 years ago, Kelly Harrington opened Tessaro’s. The restaurant serves one of Pittsburgh’s most succulent and juicy burgers, weighing in at half a pound. An in-house butcher prepares the eatery’s meats daily, and its sandwiches and salads are equally delicious! 4601 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.682.6809. tessaros.com.

BUTCHER AND THE RYE JACKSONS RESTAURANT + BAR Enjoy this neighborhood restaurant offering new American cuisine in a chic and welcoming atmosphere. Jacksons’ smart, casual dining features fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced foods and an extensive wine and craft cocktail list. 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg. 724.743.5005. experiencejacksons.com.

TOSCANA BRICK OVEN Offering lunch and dinner, this Canonsburg restaurant guarantees traditional Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, pastas with a boost of homemade flavor, and a bar containing craft beers and unique Italian wines. 1800 Main St., Canonsburg. 724.485.2026. toscanabrickoven.com.

Bridgeville

Downtown

BEE’Z BISTRO & PUB

Andys, Fairmont Pittsburgh’s “art- and industry-inspired” bar, is one of the most captivating spots in the city, serving classic cocktails and eclectic menus. Enjoy live music from local musicians every Thursday through Saturday, and every second Sunday, at Jazz at Andys. Through September, breakfast, lunch and dinner service is available inside and on the outdoor patio at Andys Coffee Bar in the luxury hotel’s lobby. 510 Market St., Downtown. 412.773.8848. andyswinebar.com.

Butcher and the Rye serves meals that are hearty, earthy, and satisfying. Deep, rich flavors are abundant on this inventive menu, with hints of French cuisine mingling expertly with a global mix of inspiration. Not to be outdone by the butcher, the rye portion of the menu is just as fresh, channeling more “Southern comfort” than “South of France.” 212 6th St., Downtown. 412.391.2752. butcherandtherye.com.

CORNER MERCANTILE With Corner Mercantile’s diverse menu, guests can customize a home-cooked meal to bring back to the family when time is short, while customers on the go can treat themselves to an array of pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. The Tower at PNC Plaza, Street Level, 472 Wood St., Downtown. 412.586.5738. cornermercantile.com.

ANDYS A family-owned restaurant that’s been in business for more than 20 years, Bee’z Bistro & Pub started out as a small pizza shop and has grown into a full-service restaurant and bar. The “Chef’s Selection Menu” utilizes products sourced from the surrounding area, including a selection of local craft beers served in the Pub. 3249 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.257.9877. beezbistroandpub.com.

FAMILY FARM CREAMERIES Dedicated to the support of local agriculture, Family Farm Creameries only sources its products from the dairy farmers who still bottle their own milk and make their own cheese on-site. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, be sure to try a scoop of homemade ice cream. Market Street Grocery, 435 Market St., Downtown. familyfarmcreameries.com.

RUMFISH GRILLE Somehow Rumfish Grille has turned the middle of Bridgeville into the sandy shore of the Caribbean. Happy hour specials and fresh, seasonal offerings make this unique location (with an extensive outdoor area) a vacation destination for the night. 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.914.8013. rumfishpgh.com.

THE APOLLO CAFÉ

LE LYONNAIS

Offering traditional breakfast choices, this Downtown stop also serves up Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisines for lunch. 429 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.471.3033. apollocafepittsburgh.com.

Specializing in “French comfort food,” Le Lyonnais makes seemingly simple dishes come to life with outstanding flavors. 947 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.697.1336. lelyonnaispgh.com.

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MEAT & POTATOES Carnivores will rejoice at the pork-, lamb-, chickenand beef-filled menu at Meat & Potatoes. But even if “meat” isn’t your religion, you’ll find plenty of options in delicious fish, pastas, and salads. The trendy restaurant embodies Pittsburgh’s chic foodie renaissance. 649 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.325.7007. meatandpotatoespgh.com.

S&D CAFÉ

SOUPER BOWL

This delicatessen’s eclectic menu includes Reubens, gyros, quesadillas, and paninis. Breakfast is also served at the café, as are vegetarian and vegan options. 1425 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.281.1819.

Located across from PPG Paints Arena, stop by Souper Bowl for a bite before or after any Penguins game. Be sure to take advantage of the daily drink specials, too! 910 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.471.0216. souperbowlpgh.com.

NOLA ON THE SQUARE The laid-back, jazzy atmosphere of NOLA is like stepping foot in The Big Easy itself, with the aroma of Creole cuisine filling the trendy space. Spicy and authentic lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus are offered at the Big Y venture, with opportunities for private events. Note the Fried Alligator and Frog Legs options, as intimidating as they are delicious. 24 Market Square, Downtown. 412.471.9100. nolaonthesquare.com.

SEVICHE Named for the Latin American dish of raw fish cured in citrus juices, Seviche is the destination for choice seafood. Cooked options are also generous on the menu, with tacos, tapas, and entrees available. A food and drink happy hour combine the zing of its cuisine with thirst-quenching cocktails. 930 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.697.3120. seviche.com.

PORK & BEANS

SIENNA MERCATO

The newest brainchild of two rockstars is on the Pittsburgh restaurant scene: Pork & Beans. From Keith Fuller of Root 174 and Richard DeShantz of Meat & Potatoes comes a new restaurant that’s embracing both meat and vegetarian options in a communal dining atmosphere, a new and inventive style for Pittsburgh. 136 6th St., Downtown. 412.338.1876. porkandbeanspgh.com.

Offering an exploration of delicious fare, Sienna Mercato stacks three styles of cuisine in the Downtown space. Start on the first floor, Emporio, for its famous meatballs; climb to the second floor, Mezzo, for housemade charcuterie and wood-fired pizza; and top it off at Il Tetto, the rooftop beer garden. 942 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.281.2810. siennapgh.com.

THE SPEAKEASY Reminiscent of the days of the 1920s, The Speakeasy is tucked below the Omni William Penn Hotel lobby. The lavish, sophisticated lounge keeps diners intrigued with an elaborate selection of drinks at the Prohibition-era bar. 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com.

TÄKŌ Delivering an edgy take on classic Mexican, täkō is effortlessly cool with a fierce devotion to delivering fresh, authentic flavors. But maybe even better than its enticing fare and funky atmosphere is the killer cocktail list. Go for the carnitas, stay for the tequila. 214 6th St., Downtown. 412.471.8256. takopgh.com.

POROS A lively and expansive bar welcomes you into Poros, where fresh seafood is flown in from the Aegean Sea and fresh lamb is sourced from local farms. Small plates and a fun drink menu make this Mediterranean hotspot perfect for happy hour, and if it’s not 5 o’clock here, it may be in Greece. PPG2 Market Square, Downtown. 412.904.2051. porospgh.com.

TERRACE ON FIFTH SIX PENN KITCHEN Simple, yet sophisticated, Six Penn Kitchen is an American bistro that attracts both busy Downtown commuters and neighborhood regulars. It’s the No. 1 spot for a quick bite before or after a trip to Pittsburgh’s amazing theaters. 146 6th St., Downtown. 412.566.7366. sixpennkitchen.com.

Pittsburgh’s largest outdoor lounge and fully enclosed penthouse bar is located on the top floor of Buford’s Kitchen in Pittsburgh’s Uptown District. Terrace on Fifth features craft cocktails, craft beer, shareable plates, a state-of-theart sound system, and unsurpassed views of Pittsburgh. 1014 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.281.2583. terraceonfifth.com.

REVEL + ROOST

TERRACE ROOM

Revel + Roost is a refined, rustic American restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Stop by to “revel” downstairs and enjoy speciality cocktails with al fresco dining, or “roost” in their comfortable and elegant atmosphere overlooking Market Square. 242 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.281.1134. revelandroost.com.

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Terrace Room provides an elegant atmosphere in the Omni William Penn Hotel. Don’t miss its afternoon tea, served Monday through Saturday, or its monthly wine dinners, featuring expert pairings with gourmet fare. 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.553.5235. ominhotels.com.

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SOCIAL HOUSE SEVEN This Izakaya-style restaurant is serving up Asian and Japanese cuisine with a funky twist, and fun cocktails to go with each dish. 123 7th St., Downtown. 412.709.6808. socialhouse7.com.

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Grilled sweet potato salad with maple-bourbon dressing and candied bacon from Burgh Bites

UMBRELLA CAFÉ Tucked behind a warm storefront are three small eateries in one. Whether you want soup and a sandwich, baked goods, or fresh juices, all are available inside at Soup Nancys, Om Nom Bakery, and Savasana Juice Company. 951 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 412.391.8500. theumbrellacafepgh.com.

WESLEY’S DELICATESSEN AND CATERING Order from a wide menu of sandwiches named after various points of interest around the city, or build your own with whatever meats, cheeses, and breads you like. Soups and salads are also available, and breakfast is served all day in this classical delicatessen. 307 4th Ave., Downtown. 412.281.3354. wesleysdeli.com.

PARIS 66 BISTRO Travel to Paris through the tastes, aromas, and atmosphere of this lovely French bistro. Simple in its authenticity, Paris 66 offers the warm, rich staples of French cuisine in the trendy East Liberty neighborhood. Paris 66 is also the 2015 WHIRL Magazine Chef’s Best Dish winner for “Best Presentation!” 6018 Centre Ave., East Liberty. 412.404.8166. paris66bistro.com.

East Liberty

V3 Focusing on fresh ingredients and careful preparation, V3 specializes in firing up unique flatbread pizzas. 11 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.456.5000. Coming soon — 4500 Butler St., Lawrenceville. v3flatbreadpizza.com.

ASIATIQUE THAI BISTRO

SOCIAL

Asiatique is owned and operated by Chef Ling Robinson, a native of Thailand, who came to the U.S. in 1991. Serving delicious and simple dishes, Robinson believes in using only fresh and healthy ingredients to provide her customers authentic Thai cuisine. 120 Bakery Square Blvd., Bakery Square. 412.441.1212.

Social at Bakery Square sets itself apart from other bars and eateries with its cool atmosphere and focus on fresh, vibrant food. Start with the ahi tuna tartare nachos with a drink, then try the Italian sandwich or the pierogi pizza for a taste of Pittsburgh. 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 412.362.1234. bakerysocial.com.

VALLOZZI’S

SPOON

Serving traditional family recipes, ranging from homemade gnocchi to fresh meat and seafood, Vallozzi’s stands at the cutting edge of Pittsburgh’s booming Italian restaurant scene. Try something from the fresh mozzarella bar, which features meats and cheeses flown in weekly from Italy! 220 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.394.3400. vallozzispittsburgh.com.

Spoon features a modern American, farm-to-table menu that is driven by local and sustainable products from the Pittsburgh region. Spoon also offers an extensive and unique cocktail selection, in addition to a diverse wine menu designed by the certified sommelier. 134 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.362.6001. spoonpgh.com.

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THE LIVERMORE From the owners of Bar Marco, this cocktail-café spot offers a variety of traditional cocktails, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light fare. 124 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.361.0600. thelivermorepgh.com.

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Greensburg

Irwin

WHITFIELD

J. CORKS

CENACOLO RESTAURANT

A trio of Pittsburgh natives run the kitchen of Whitfield at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, combining local ingredients, like beef sourced from Jubilee Hilltop Ranch, for new and inventive results. Seating 100, the restaurant also serves brunch daily and offers a late-night bar menu until 2 a.m. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. 412.626.3090. whitfieldpgh.com.

Housed in the former Elks Club building, built in 1806, J. Corks continues the organization’s tradition by creating an inviting location for friends and family to enjoy delicious food and drinks. Every Saturday, enjoy live music while dining on a bison burger and truffle Parmesan French fries! 25 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. 724.691.0434. jcorks.com.

Opened in October 2013 as a response to the overwhelming popularity of the company’s flagship fresh pasta wholesale store, Fede Pasta, this Italian restaurant offers delicious dishes made from scratch. There’s always a seat for family and friends at the cozy Cenacolo. 1061 Main St., North Huntingdon. 724.515.5983. cenacolorestaurant.com.

garfield

Harmony

Lawrenceville

GLUTEN FREE GOAT BAKERY & CAFÉ At the recently opened brick-and-mortar location in Garfield, you’ll find the baked goods that have made their way to coffeeshops across the city — and much more. Its menu is filled with breakfast and brunch staples, which are all gluten-free, allergen-friendly, and mostly vegan. The baked goods change weekly, so you’ll always have a new cupcake or dairy-free cheesecake to try! 4906 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412.362.1600. glutenfreegoat.com.

BURGH’ERS

52ND STREET MARKET

This restaurant more than lives up to its name with a menu featuring burgers named after and based on Pittsburgh’s various neighborhoods. Guests can also build their own burgers, or order from a selection of sandwiches and salads. 100 Perry Hwy., Harmony. 724.473.0710. burgherspgh.com.

Nestled in Lawrenceville, this community corner store offers up a range of essential groceries like dairy, produce, and eggs, and also provides a place to sit down with a cup of coffee. 601 52nd St., Lawrenceville. 412.408.3798. 52ndstreetmarket.com.

MIXTAPE Come for the “coffee shop meets local cocktail bar” vibe, stay for the vegan-friendly bar bites, smoothies, board games, and occasional live music. It also has a no-tipping policy, and a “tip” jar to collect funds for local organizations. 4907 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412.661.1727. mixtapepgh.com.

DELLA TERRA ITALIAN BISTRO While the menu may be subject to seasonal changes, this farm-to-table Italian experience still dishes out high-quality pizza, pasta, and other entrees all year long. 100 Perry Hwy., Harmony. 724.473.0630. dellaterrapgh.com.

THE ABBEY ON BUTLER STREET A coffeehouse, pub, and bistro all in one, The Abbey on Butler Street brings a European feel to Lawrenceville with amazing eats and drinks for every meal. 4635 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.682.0200. theabbeyonbutler.com.

Highland Park

SPORK Spork features an array of house-prepared pastas, breads, charcuterie, pastries, and ice creams served in a small plate format. The daily, changing menu is complemented by an ambitious cocktail program, as well as carefully curated wine and craft beer lists. Open for dinner, Spork recently added late-night weekend hours and a reverse happy hour built around Neapolitan-style pizza and featured cocktails. 5430 Penn Ave. 412.441.1700. sporkpittsburgh.com.

Good, traditional Italian cuisine fills the menu at Joseph Tambellini Restaurant. Fresh seafood, free-range, organic chickens, and wine tastings throughout the month are just a sampling of what it has to offer. 5701 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.665.9000. joesphtambellini.com.

Gibsonia

Hill District

THE PINES TAVERN

LEGACY CAFÉ, LLC

This historic restaurant has been growing its own produce for the last 15 years in an effort to achieve 70 percent sustainability. Chef Jason Culp starts all of his crops from seeds in the restaurant’s greenhouses and sells his surplus to neighboring restaurants. Owner Mike Novak has also made a commitment to Pittsburgh talent, festooning the tavern’s walls with local art. 5018 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia. 724.625.3252. thepinestavern.com.

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B52 JOSEPH TAMBELLINI RESTAURANT

LEGACY CAFÉ, LLC Serving coffee, tea, pastries, desserts, and other baked goods, this community space is owned and operated by Hill District native Chef Leeretta Payne. 1733 Cliff St., Hill District. 412.608.8985.

This vegan café cooks up a combination of American and Middle Eastern cuisines inside its modern dining space. Serving homemade baked goods and coffee, B52 is open five days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus Sunday brunch. 5202 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.408.3988. b52pgh.com.

COCA CAFÉ Coca Café is now serving small plates for weekend dinner, in addition to its always-impressive breakfast, lunch, and signature Sunday brunch, which features a selection of seasonal specials as well as featured items from the expansive breakfast menu. Coca Café is also the exclusive provider for The Mattress Factory Café. 3811 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.621.3171. coca-cafe.net.

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SENTI PASTITSIO CURE This extra local, urban, Mediterranean restaurant is run by Chef Justin Severino, who is dedicated to ethical farming practices, sustainability, and traditional cooking techniques. His vision is for the restaurant to be a reflection of the seasons in Western Pennsylvania and its local farms. 5336 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.252.2595. curepittsburgh.com.

Owner Matt Bournias is a proud member of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance from which he sources a lot of local produce for this Greek take-out restaurant. The mushrooms used in his dishes are sourced from Wild Purveyors, and the meats come from Park Farm and J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand. Pastitsio also enjoys weekly deliveries from local food provider Paragon Foods. 3716 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.586.7656. greekpastitsio.com.

Born from Franco Braccia’s dream of bringing together authentic Italian food, traditional European service, and modern wining and dining, Senti Restaurant and Wine Bar is perfect for anyone searching for an upscale dining experience. The wine bar lounge, equipped with a state-of-the-art, automated wine dispenser, features exquisite Italian wines. The interior design was done by Christina Ishida of Cici Crib Interiors who sought to pay homage to Lawrenceville’s Art Center by designing Senti’s open, gallery-like layout. 3473 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.586.4347. sentirestaurant.com.

PICCOLO FORNO FRANKTUARY With two brick-and-mortar locations and a two-truck fleet, Franktuary serves up all types of specialty hot dogs, as well as the Canadian favorite, poutine. 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.586.7224. 115 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.281.0115. franktuary.com.

Chefs Domenic and Carla Branduzzi recreate traditional Tuscan recipes with their wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas, as well as an enormous array of tempting appetizers. The Branduzzi family has a long history of supplying great food to the Pittsburgh community, and Piccolo Forno delivers, plain and simple. 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.622.0111. piccolo-forno.com.

SMOKE BARBEQUE TAQUERIA Choose from tacos, sandwiches, ribs, and burgers made from Australian wagyu beef, Berkshire pork, or Gerber poultry, or stop in Sunday for a smoky brunch menu. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.224.2070. smokepgh.com.

SPIRIT THE PITTSBURGH JUICE CO. KALEIDOSCOPE CAFÉ Whether you want a fresh salad, homemade gnocchi, or filet mignon, Kaleidoscope Café can serve up a menu as diverse and colorful as its name would imply. 108 43rd St., Lawrenceville. 412.638.4004. kaleidoscopepgh.com.

Crafting a wide array of homemade, cold-pressed juices from local fruits and vegetables, the Pittsburgh Juice Co. also creates its own programs for customers to try a juice cleanse. 3418 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville. 412.586.5060. pittsburghjuicecompany.com.

Order specialty pizza by the slice or by the pie, or browse the list of draft beers and house cocktails. With an endless Sunday brunch special, Spirit also features a Saturday popup lunch event on its patio, featuring a different regional chef each week. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. 412.586.4441. spiritpgh.com.

THE VANDAL KICKBACK PINBALL CAFÉ Visit Kickback Pinball Café in the heart of Lawrenceville for a unique dining experience. Combining the joys of eating with the fun of playing classic pinball machines, the café offers sandwiches, soups, salads, a full espresso menu, and fresh squeezed lemonade with a second floor pinball arcade. It’s a BYOB establishment, too! 4326 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.682.3200. kickbackpgh.com.

PUSADEE’S GARDEN Thai cuisine in a full, overflowing, green garden sets Pusadee’s Garden apart as a noodle destination. The Tongdee family will wow your tastebuds with authentic dishes remembered from their childhoods. 5321 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.781.8724. pusadeesgarden.com.

Those looking for a healthy, affordable, and lively eatery should look no further than The Vandal. The intimate, 30-seat space features a fresh, ingredient-driven menu and serves in a European counter style. The perfect spot for dining with friends, family, or even solo, The Vandal is open for lunch and dinner, and all menu items are available for takeout. 4306 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.251.0465. thevandalpgh.com.

McMurray

MORCILLA

ROUND CORNER CANTINA

Morcilla’s family-style menu fosters a convivial environment with a focus on traditional pintxos, while chef and co-owner Justin Severino’s signature charcuterie program takes on a Spanish accent. When you dine at Morcilla, not only are you able to enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, but you’re also helping to support over 13 local farms and creameries. 3519 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.652.9924. morcillapittsburgh.com.

Round Corner Cantina is a 21-and-over hot spot for great drinks and great Mexican food. Try one of its 11 different tacos, which include vegan choices, such as cauliflower with avocado salsa, and meatier options like pork belly with apple pico. Complement your dish with a pour from its extensive selection of tequila and mezcal. 3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.904.2279. roundcornercantina.com.

ARLECCHINO RESTAURANT Family-style appetizers, hearty entrees, and homemade pastas make up Arlecchino’s Italian menu. Fresh, traditional ingredients evoke flavors of the old country — nothing showy or gimmicky, just delicious Italian cuisine. 133 Camp Lane, McMurray. 724.260.5414. arlecchinopgh.com.

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BELLFARM KITCHEN | BAR

THE GRANDVIEW SALOON & COAL HILL STEAKHOUSE

Seasonal farm-to-table cuisine makes up the unique menu at Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport’s restaurant. Located in the main lobby, it’s a gourmet choice for travelers on the go and regular patrons alike. 1111 Airport Blvd., Moon Township. 724.899.6050. pittsburghairport.regency.hyatt.com.

The Grandview Saloon & Coal Hill Steakhouse provides classic saloon food with a timeless perk: the wide open view of the city from Mt. Washington, enjoyable from the upper or lower deck. 1212 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.431.1400. thegrandviewsaloon.com.

BISTRO TO GO A full-service, bistro-style restaurant, Bistro To Go’s menu features fresh sides and hot entrees like hearty, cross-cultural comfort foods; healthy favorites; and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections. Enjoy your next meal in the dining room or garden courtyard, or call for takeout or catering services! 415 E. Ohio St., North Side. 412.231.0218. bistroandcompany.com.

Mt. Lebanon

BISTRO 19

CHATEAU CAFÉ & CAKERY

The eclectic and sophisticated menu at Bistro 19 is filled with local and seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Jessica Bauer creates fresh dishes while supporting the community by working with Wooden Nickel Farms, Jameson Farms, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Emerald Valley Artisans, and Uptown Coffee. 711 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.306.1919. bistro19.com.

The perfect lunch locale, Chateau Café & Cakery is run by a family that loves Pittsburgh and all things tasty. Grab a cup of locally roasted coffee from La Prima Espresso or one of Chateau’s signature herbal tea blends. We recommend pairing either with a slice of the house-made vegan chocolate chip banana bread! 1501 Preble Ave., North Side. 412.802.2537. chateaucc.com.

MONTEREY BAY FISH GROTTO Fresh fish is flown in daily to prepare the sushi and entrees available at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, where guests can also enjoy a picturesque view of the city from Mt. Washington. 1411 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.481.4414. montereybayfishgrotto.com.

North Hills

BLOCK 292 BLOCK 292

WILLOW

Brooks Broadhurst, former senior vice president of food and beverage for Eat’n Park, is beginning his own venture, a new sustainable foods market and restaurant in Mt. Lebanon. Joining the small strip of shops and restaurants on Beverly Road, Block 292 will embrace local farms and exquisite food. 292 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.668.2292. block292.com.

Executive Chef John Mottinger is committed to local, seasonal ingredients and designs his modern American menu in the North Hills around the region’s bounty of produce, scouting local farmers markets. Chicken from Eichner’s Farm is also featured on the menu year-round. 634 Camp Horne Road, North Hills. 412.847.1007. willowpgh.com.

North shore

CAFÉ IO Chef Jeff Iovino attempts to utilize local food vendors as much as possible. He relies on Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance for food items and encourages other Pittsburgh vendors to go local. 300A Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.440.0414. cafeio.com.

Mt. Washington

ANDREW’S STEAKHOUSE This contemporary steak and fresh seafood restaurant inside Rivers Casino offers an exclusive wine list and delicious dishes. 777 Casino Drive, North Shore. 412.231.7777. theriverscasino.com.

THE MODERN CAFE Serving shots and beer on the North Shore since 1933, The Modern Cafe provides an exciting atmosphere for grabbing a bite to eat before, during, or after a Pittsburgh sporting event, while choosing from a selection of more than 140 beers and award-winning sandwiches. 862 Western Ave., North Side. 412.321.4550. themoderncafe.com.

Oakland

CAFÉ PHIPPS The menu at Café Phipps features salads, sandwiches, quiches, and other dishes as colorful as the attractions inside the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden it calls home. One Schenley Park, Oakland. 412.622.6914. phipps. conservatory.org.

North Side

LEGUME ALTIUS Executive chef and partner Jessica Bauer offers guests an elevated dining experience, featuring American cuisine that’s refined and modern. The ingredient-driven menu is complemented by modern surroundings and an organic, sustainable wine menu. 1230 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.904.4442. altiuspgh.com.

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BENJAMIN’S WESTERN AVENUE BURGER BAR For American bar food that’s finger-licking-good, go to Benjamin’s. Its standout burger menu combines unique ingredients and hearty meats to achieve delicious results. 900 Western Ave., North Side. 412.224.2163. benjaminspgh.com.

Legume sources from a community of growers, presenting a new menu daily based on what’s available from farms and artisans, such as Grow Pittsburgh, Mildred’s Daughters, Kistaco Farms, Greenawalt Farms, J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand, McConnell’s Farm, So’ Journey Farm, Jamison Farm, Heilman’s Hogwash Farm, Ron Gargasz’s organic grass-fed beef, Mushrooms for Life, and Hidden Hills Dairy. 214 N. Craig St., Oakland. 412.621.2700. legumebistro.com.

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Plum

café zinho CAFÉ ZINHO EIGHTY ACRES KITCHEN & BAR LUCCA Executive Chef Eric Von Hansen loves using local ingredients. His fresh and delicious salad greens come from Spring Valley Farms, and he uses local lamb from Elysian Fields Farms. 317 S. Craig St., Oakland. 412.682.3310. luccaristorante.com.

Fresh and local, the dinner, lunch, and Sunday brunch offerings at Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar are packed with seasonal flavors. Veteran Chef Don Winkie and his wife, Amy, own the new restaurant — “a refined, modern approach to contemporary American cuisine.” 1910 New Texas Road, Plum. 724.519.7304. eightyacreskitchen.com.

Café Zinho Chef Toni Pais has been one of Pittsburgh’s premier restaurateurs since he opened the restaurant in 1997. Though Café Zinho is now the only restaurant he operates, it continues to dazzle with its inspired array of Portuguese dishes. Pais was recently honored by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for his contributions to the city’s food scene. 238 Spahr St., Shadyside. 412.363.1500.

Point Breeze

CASBAH POINT BRUGGE CAFÉ PETER’S PUB Not far from the University of Pittsburgh campus, Peter’s Pub provides patrons with access to an extensive list of import beers. Guests can also munch on a menu of burgers, wraps, and locally renowned hot wings. 116 Oakland Ave., Oakland. 412.681.7465. mypeterspub.com.

Fresh, innovative cuisine in a casual neighborhood setting is the focus of Point Brugge Café located in Point Breeze. The menu features Belgian-inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Jay Seghi — most notably, mussels in three distinct preparations. A full bar and two of the best selections of Belgian and craft beers in the city are also offered. 401 Hastings St., Point Breeze. 412.441.3334. pointbrugge.com.

Specializing in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, many of the ingredients used in Casbah’s menu items are from local vendors, including greens from Grow Pittsburgh, lamb meat from Elysian Fields Farms, and berries and peaches from McConnell’s Farm. Chef Dustin Gardner prefers local ingredients from farmers he can get to know on a personal level. 229 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.661.5656. casbahpgh.com.

Regent Square

THE PORCH AT SCHENLEY Situated within beautiful Schenley Plaza, The Porch is a comeas-you-are, no-reservations bistro, serving the University community, neighborhood regulars, and park users alike. Creating simple, delicious, made-from-scratch food, using fresh ingredients from local partners and farms, The Porch is great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Oakland with good company. 221 Schenley Drive, Oakland. 412.687.6724. dineattheporch.com.

SQUARE CAFÉ Square Café is a proud supporter of Grow Pittsburgh, sourcing herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and potatoes from the nonprofit. The café also sources milk and cheese from Marburger Dairy, coffee from Kiva Han, and bread from Allegro Hearth Bakery. Even the plates are made locally by the Riverside Design Group, and the walls are bedecked with art from Pittsburgh talents. 1137 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. 412.244.8002. square-cafe.com.

DAPHNE CAFÉ At this family-run restaurant, Turkish, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine, including homemade paninis, gyros, shish kabobs, and hummus, is served with a smile. 5811 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.441.1130. daphnecafepgh.com.

SEWICKLEY

COCOTHÉ RED OAK CAFÉ Stop in for breakfast, or make a lunch out of Red Oak’s array of salads, soups, wraps, and sandwiches. Blue-plate specials are offered daily on a menu, which also includes vegetarian options. 3610 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412.621.2221.

Cocothé began as a shop specializing in chocolates, confections, and pastries, but has evolved into a delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner spot. The culinary team sources its ingredients locally, adding to the artisanal, seasonal dishes on the menu. 545 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.259.8847. cocothe.com.

DINETTE With a menu that changes daily, this casual dining space sources its ingredients from an in-house, rooftop garden. 5996 Centre Ave., Shadyside. 412.362.0202. dinette-pgh.com.

Shadyside

THE BURGH BITES TRUCK SUSHI FUKU A modern approach to sushi that allows you to customize your own rolls and bowls according to your tastes in rice, veggies, and seafood. 417 S. Craig St., Oakland. 412.621.1689. sushifuku.com.

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Enjoy “handhelds,” “spoonables,” “torts,” and “dogs” from this zesty venture that started as a cart, grew into a food truck, and will soon have a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Bridgeville, called Brick and Mortar. Chef and owner Ricci Minella keeps it fresh by changing up the menu weekly, and even offers catering for groups of 15-250 people. 412.229.7119. burghbitestruck.com.

GIRASOLE Authentic, Italian offerings that change with the season make up Girasole’s lunches and dinners. Among a menu of imaginative pastas and classic first courses are daily selections of fish, poultry, and meat, plus an amazing wine list to boot. 733 Copeland St., Shadyside. 412.682.2130. 733copeland.com.

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BAR MARCO MUDDY WATERS OYSTER BAR

YINZBURGH BBQ

Boasting both brunch and dinner menus, Muddy Waters is a destination for fresh seafood prepared with skill. Beyond an extensive raw bar, Muddy Waters delivers Southern-style cooking in the form of small plates, large plates, sandwiches, and snacks. Note: Those with an aversion to seafood should not be put off by the name; the menu has land options as well. 130 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.361.0555. muddywaterspgh.com.

Yinzburgh BBQ prepares its barbecue Southern style, seasoning with a special spice mix and smoking it low and slow over hardwood until it’s juicy and tender. From there, customers can choose from five homemade sauces, adding as much or as little as they like. Catering services are also available. 4903 Baum Blvd., Shadyside. 412.621.YINZ. yinzburghbbq.com.

The Bar Marco staff cultivates perfect flavors with all things local, organic, and natural. With ingredients from Clarion River Organics, Who Cooks for You Farms, Clarion Farms, Penn’s Corner Alliance, and more, the restaurant focuses on simple, yet hearty dishes. Bar Marco fans will also enjoy its creators’ newest establishment, The Livermore, which serves up small plates and unique libations. 2216 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.471.1900. barmarcopgh.com.

South Hills

CIOPPINO THE PORCH AT SIENA NOODLEHEAD With a cool, industrial atmosphere, Noodlehead features tasty noodle dishes inspired by the street markets of Thailand and other festive bites. 242 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. noodleheadpgh.com.

Located on Upper St. Clair’s bustling new Siena Drive, The Porch at Siena brings the delicious, thoughtful fare we love at the Porch at Schenley flagship to the South Hills neighborhood. 120 Siena Drive Upper St. Clair, 412.833.5385. dineattheporch.com.

This chophouse and seafood specialist works with fresh, local ingredients. Over 250 whiskeys are available in a separate, onsite Cigar Bar. Live music every Thursday through Saturday within the bar lounge area. Complimentary valet parking after 5 p.m. daily. Open 4-11 p.m., MondayThursday, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 2350 Railroad St., Strip District. 412.281.6593. cioppinogroup.com.

South Side

SOBA Forming a relationship with local farmers is an important aspect in obtaining the highest quality ingredients for Soba’s Chef Lily (Le) Tran. Guests are served pork from Cunningham Meats and produce from Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Golden Harvest Farms, and Cherry Valley Organics. “I like the fact that we’re supporting the people who grow and nurture our wonderful ingredients,” Tran says. “Hopefully, we’re also helping the environment in some way.” 5847 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.362.5656. sobapa.com.

DIANOIA’S EATERY extraVEGANza Chef Mya Zeronis took care in crafting a fully vegan menu that includes fresh juices, vegan baked goods, and raw pizza and pasta. 1317 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.212.8816. 98poundchef-pgh.com.

This family-owned Italian eatery is serving up traditional fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, with brunch on Sunday. The eatery encompasses a full bar, and offers a delicious in-house pastries and espresso program. 2549 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.918.1875. dianoiaseatery.com.

MALLORCA THE TWISTED FRENCHMAN French food with a modern twist sits on artfully prepared plates at The Twisted Frenchman. Critically acclaimed for its innovation and quality, the restaurant’s most unique features are an eight-course Chef’s Tasting, or, at the Chef’s Table, a 14-course prix fixe meal. Call well in advance to experience the latter. 128 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.361.1340. thetwistedfrenchman.com.

UMI Committed to serving ingredients that ensure freshness and quality, Umi provides Japanese delicacies unlike any other. A large selection of fish is flown in from around the world, making every meal at Umi an absolutely fine-dining experience. 5849 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.362.6198. bigburrito.com/umi.

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Mallorca brings the cuisine and spirit of the Mediterranean to those in search of something out of the ordinary — award-winning wines, eclectic décor, and authentic Spanish and Portuguese regional classics. Where else can you find wild boar osso buco, traditional seafood dishes, or the best paella this side of the Atlantic? Mallorca is like a trip to Spain without the airfare. 2228 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.488.1818. mallorcarestaurantpgh.com.

ELEVEN CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN Located in an elegant, renovated warehouse, Eleven Contemporary Kitchen reflects the city’s history with an industrial backbone and polished interior. Executive Chef Eli Wahl provides a variety of vibrant seasonal ingredients on a constantly changing menu. Each visit is a custom-tailored experience. 1150 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.201.5656. elevenck.com.

STAGIONI

GAUCHO PARRILLA ARGENTINA

Chef and co-owner Stephen Felder uses seasonal, local ingredients to freshen up his Italian-inspired cooking, while co-owner Cara Delsignore crafts rotating wine and drink lists to go with seasonal dishes. Try one of the restaurant’s incredible pastas or the Jamison Farm lamb steak with Romesco sauce and arugula. 2104 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.586.4738. stagionipgh.com.

Located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina offers high-quality cuts of meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables, all prepared over a wood-fired grill. Sourcing wood locally, the parrilla only burns USDAcertified, mixed hardwoods. Carnivores expected. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. BYOB. 1601 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.709.6622. eatgaucho.com.

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KAYA

SMALLMAN GALLEY

To make the most of the island-inspired cuisine offered at Kaya, the freshest ingredients available are used to mirror authentic island fare. Chefs at Kaya use Penn’s Corner Farmers Alliance, McConnells’ Farm (especially for their famous peaches), Heritage Farms, and Harvest Valley Farms. Kaya also receives produce from Amish farmer Mose Miller. 2000 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.261.6565. bigburrito.com/kaya.

More than a restaurant, Smallman Galley is a “restaurant incubator,” where four chefs with four different restaurant concepts and four different kitchens serve patrons in a 6,000-square-foot space. A central bar serves craft cocktails and recommends pairings for the diverse, delicious fare. 54 21st St., Strip District. 412.904.2444. smallmangalley.org.

This industrial-looking dining space offers a menu of comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even if you wake up late, brunch is served all day on Sunday. 1720 Lowrie St., Troy Hill. 412.251.0822. scratchfoodbev.com.

Squirrel Hill

Washington

SCRATCH FOOD AND BEVERAGE

LIDIA’S Lidia’s offers classical and regional Italian cuisine that embraces the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Nicole Neely incorporates local produce and meats from Janoski’s Farms, Heritage Farms, Yarnick Farms, and Millers Amish Farms. Experience the signature pasta tasting trio, an unlimited tableside serving of fresh pasta. Not to be missed are the house-made mozzarella and burrata, and Pork Osso Buco. 1400 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.552.0150. lidias-pittsburgh.com.

ANGELO’S RESTAURANT THE GREEK GOURMET Sample traditional Greek dishes at this restaurant, including hummus, spanakopita, tabouli, and gyros. 2130 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.422.2998.

For 75 years, this family-run business, owned by Michael Passalacqua, has put its heart into serving traditional, delicious Italian food. Homemade gelato, handmade flatbreads, and a plethora of pastas fill the menu. Catering services are also available. 2109 N. Franklin Drive, Washington. 724.222.7120. angelosrestaurant.com.

TROY HILL

PRESIDENTS PUB LUKE WHOLEY’S WILD ALASKAN GRILLE

REDFIN BLUES

For the freshest seafood selections, dive in to Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille. The popular Strip District spot serves up delicious lunch and dinner dishes, and even offers catering options for your next big event. 2106 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.904.4509. lukewholey.com.

Redfin Blues is located right along the Allegheny River with a deck overlooking the water. As such, the view and the fresh seafood fare combine to transport guests to a quaint beach town. 100 Waterfront Drive, Troy Hill. 412.322.5837. redfinblues.com.

OSTERIA 2350

The husband-and-wife team behind Pear and the Pickle aim to bring the experience of a vintage corner grocery store to the neighborhood, with a cafe serving breakfast and lunch during market hours. But it doesn’t stop there. Its Saturday suppers are casual and simple, but require a reservation for the prix fixe menu, posted a week in advance and limited to 30 people. 1800 Rialto St., Troy Hill. 412.322.0333 pearandpickle.com.

Newly renovated and with a brand new image, Presidents Pub is Washington’s newest culinary destination. Two dozen craft beers on tap plus an outdoor patio with two fire pits and a stunning waterfall feature make it the perfect place to enjoy an intimate dinner. 88 N. Main St., Washington. 724.206.0918. presidentspub.com.

PEAR AND THE PICKLE Enjoy house-made seasonal Italian fare created with fresh, local ingredients, sourced within 100 miles of Pittsburgh; casual dining with full bar options; and complimentary validated parking offered daily within the 24th Street Parking Garage. Access its sister location, Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar, via a connected hallway. 2350 Railroad St., Strip District, 412.281.6595. cioppinogroup.com.

SAVOY Chef Kevin Watson of SAVOY believes in using the best of what our local community and farms can offer. He sources lamb from Elysian Fields Lamb in Greene County, poultry from Stambolis Poultry Market in Braddock, and proteins from Strip District Meats to create award-winning appetizers and unique food pairings. SAVOY also supports BreadWorks and La Prima Espresso; and a number of menu items can be made gluten-free. 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.281.0660. savoypgh.com.

THE SPRINGHOUSE The SpringHouse has happy cows, which they feed and milk themselves for use in all of their dairy products. Owner Marcia Opp says her family is committed to buying local produce from Simmons and Matthews Farms, and to making all of their baked goods from scratch. This business is “the real thing on the real farm.” 1531 Route 136, Washington. 724.228.3339. springhousemarket.com.

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BREWERIES THE BREW GENTLEMEN BEER COMPANY The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company churns out an impressive lineup of beers throughout the year that vary in both flavor and style. Its crew focuses their energy on hop-forward beers that are delectable and flavorful. 512 Braddock Ave., Braddock. 412.871.5075. brewgentlemen.com. CHURCH BREW WORKS Try a “Pious Monk Dunkel” and other brews at the award-winning, historic landmark. 3525 Liberty Ave., Lawrenceville. 412.688.8200. churchbrew.com. DRAAI LAAG Draai Laag is a yeast-forward brewery inspired by Belgian, French, German, and local traditions. It is one of 12 U.S. breweries represented by the prestigious beer importers Shelton Brothers Inc. and is available bottled in 18 different states. Stop by the brewery’s cozy Millvale taproom, featuring a sun-drenched outdoor beer garden. 501 E. Ohio St., Millvale. draailaag.com. EAST END BREWING COMPANY Tours and tastings are offered at this Pittsburgh microbrewery, as well as a wide variety of yearround and seasonal beers. Be sure to check out its new tap room, located in the Strip! 147 Julius St., East End. 102 19th St., Strip District. 412.537.2337. eastendbrewing.com.

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FULL PINT BREWING COMPANY Full Pint Brewing Company is all about bringing new beer to life. Giving reference to a few of the good-humored and great-tasting beers such as Ale Satan, Tastes Pretty Good, and Night of the Living Stout, it’s bound to have you eager for a brewery adventure. 5310 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.408.3083. 1963 Lincoln Hwy., North Versailles. 412.467.6414. fullpintbrewing.com. GRIST HOUSE CRAFT BREWING If the sun’s shining, you can bet that the biergarten at Grist House is hopping. The ever-changing draft selections keep beer lovers coming back for more, while a rotating schedule of local food trucks ensure that no soul goes hungry. And, bring your pup along — Grist House is dog-friendly! 10 Sherman St., Millvale. 412.447.1442. gristhouse.com. HITCHHIKER BREWING CO. The handcrafted, distinctive beers at Hitchhiker check off a lot of boxes for craft enthusiasts: a large variety of progressive and traditional styles of beer, frequent releases, and a fun, laid-back brewpub to take it all in. Hitchhiker focuses on the evolution of its craft, exploring the unknown and continually offering new styles of beer with its three-barrel brewing system. 190 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon. 412.343.1950. hitchhikerbrewing.com.

HOP FARM BREWING COMPANY Like the name implies, Hop Farm grows its own hops, furthering its mission of crafting innovative, interesting, sustainable, and of course, tasty, brews. In addition, you’ll also find delicious, locally sourced pub food, innovative burgers, flatbreads, and sweets! 5601 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.408.3248. hopfarmbrewingco.com. INSURRECTION ALEWORKS A nanobrewery located in Heidelberg, Insurrection Aleworks invites you to stop in and check out the brewery while enjoying one of its handcrafted ales. This hidden gem offers delicious bites to accompany the unique, high-quality brews in its cozy taproom. 1635 E. Railroad St., Heidelberg. 412.276.2030. insurrectionaleworks.com. PENN BREWERY Visit Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest brewery, housed in the mid-19th century landmark E&O Brewery Building in the North Side’s Deutschtown neighborhood. 800 Vinial St., North Side. 412.237.9400. pennbrew.com. RIVERTOWNE BREWING COMPANY Rivertowne knows beer is not one-size-fits-all. Starting in 2002 and embarking on a journey that would eventually lead to opening a stateof-the-art brewing facility, Rivertowne boasts a “destination bar” reputation, bringing locals and tourists alike out to sample its ever-changing spectrum of craft beers. 5578 Old William Penn Hwy., Export. 724.519.2145. myrivertowne.com.

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ROUNDABOUT BREWERY Finding themselves continually drawn to Pittsburgh, Dyana and Steve Sloan opened up shop in Lawrenceville in 2013. Since then, they’ve continued to build a following around town and release avorful brews while focusing on fresh, clean, and drinkable beers. 4901 Butler St., Lawrenceville. roundaboutbeer.com. SPOONWOOD BREWING COMPANY Stop in for a pint (or two) from Spoonwood’s exciting, rotating selection of drafts, and enjoy the killer happy hour, spacious outdoor patio, and kidfriendly environment. Be sure to ďŹ ll up a growler while you’re there — Spoonwood also features a high-tech ďŹ lling machine! 5981 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. 412.833.0333. spoonwoodbrewing.com. VOODOO BREWING COMPANY Chalkboard mural ceilings, painted garage doors, good vibes, and of course, a long wood bartop equipped with 13 taps, outďŹ t Voodoo Brewery’s Homestead location, opened in 2014. Its air for being original and paying attention to detail certainly shine through in each pour of Voodoo’s “artisanal, handcrafted, challenging, and differentâ€? beers. 205 E. 9th Ave., Homestead. 412.368.8973. voodoobrewery.com.

MARKETS BEDNER’S FARM AND GREENHOUSE Pick some produce at Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse, or use its plant ďŹ nder catalogue to help your own garden grow. Don’t forget to visit its festivals and events, too! 315 Coleman Road, McDonald. 724.926.2541. bednersgreenhouse.com. BRENCKLE’S ORGANIC FARM AND GREENHOUSE Famous for its heirloom peppers and tomatoes, Brenckle’s Organic Farm and Greenhouse offers a wide variety of produce and plants. Sign up for a CSA share, or visit many local farmers markets for its fresh, organic vegetables. 768 Glen Eden Road, Zelienople. 724.774.2239. brencklesfarm.com. DELALLO AUTHENTIC ITALIAN MARKETPLACE This market has been serving domestic and imported cheeses, olives, and antipasto, as well as seasonal prepared foods made fresh daily since 1954. 6390 Route 30 East, Jeannette. 724.523.6577. delallo.com. EAST END FOOD CO-OP The only consumer-owned natural food store in Pittsburgh offers certiďŹ ed organic produce, herbs, bulk foods, hard to ďŹ nd items for special dietary needs, and more. 7516 Meade St., East Liberty. 412.242.3598. eastendfood.coop. GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT Shop fresh produce, a variety of meat and seafood, domestic and imported cheese, and your favorite staples from Giant Eagle Market District’s multiple locations. marketdistrict.com.

J.L. KENNEDY MEAT STAND Following the tradition of ďŹ ve generations, John and Val Kennedy and their children provide a variety of locally raised meat and poultry at the Farmers’ Market Co-Op of East Liberty. The stand is committed to serving steroid - and antibiotic-free meats that are federally certiďŹ ed with the USDA. 344 N. Sheridan Ave., East Liberty. 412.661.4414. farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com. NATURE’S WAY MARKET Nature’s Way Market makes grocery shopping easy for the health-conscious shopper. Fresh, organic produce, vitamins and supplements, and household products stock the shelves, all curated to ďŹ t effortlessly into a healthy lifestyle. 796 Highland Ave., Greensburg. 724.836.3524. healthylivingatnatureswaymarket.com.

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PENN’S CORNER FARM ALLIANCE With this group, local farmers deliver fruits, vegetables, and other farm-raised products right to you. 150 54th St., Lawrenceville. 412.363.1971. pennscorner.com. QUALITY GARDENS Peruse a large selection of annuals, perennials, trees, water plants, as well as a farmers market. 409 Route 228, Valencia. 724.625.2770. quality-gardens.com. SAND HILL BERRIES Part of Greendance Winery, Sand Hill Berries is an expanding farm store that features homegrown berries available fresh, frozen, or inside one of its homemade half-baked pies. Peruse other local gourmet delicacies at the charming market, too. 304 Deer Field Road, Mt. Pleasant. 724.547.4760. sandhillberries.com.

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SCHRAMM FARM AND ORCHARD Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, a bottle of Arrowhead Wine, or plants for your own garden at this family-owned farm and market. 1002 Blank Road, Jeannette. 724.744.7320. schrammfarms.com. SCHWARTZ LIVING MARKET The Schwartz Living Market is an evolving collaborative process, creating “An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living.â€? Its goals are to move the building, neighborhood, and city into a resilient and regenerative future that supports environmental harmony, social equity, and personal and community empowerment and prosperity. 1317 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.491.0303. 1317eastcarson. blogspot.com. SHENOT FARM & MARKET Shenot Farm & Market offers something for every season, including fresh produce, homemade fudge, and baked goods. Find delicious milk, meats, owers, bread, cheese, and jellies in its market, open yearround. 3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford. 724.935.2542. shenotfarm.com.

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SOERGEL ORCHARDS Growing fresh produce for generations, this family-run farm sells everything you need for cooking dinner, decorating the house, or finding a great gift. 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford. 724.935.1743. soergels.com. SUNNY BRIDGE NATURAL FOODS & CAFE This grocery store offers a wide variety of natural and organic foods, and boasts the largest low-carb and glutenfree sections in the area. 130 Gallery Drive, McMurray. 724.942.5800. sunnybridgenaturalfoods.com.

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TRAX FARMS Explore the antique loft, the wine shop, and items from the specialty market for a delicious dinner or lunch on the go. Be sure to add the farm’s familyfriendly events to your calendar. 528 Trax Road, Finleyville. 412.835.3246. traxfarms.com. WHEEL AND WEDGE CHEESE SHOP Wheel and Wedge sells a premier selection of regional farmstead cheeses at the Farmers Market Cooperative of East Liberty. Definitely put the Chocolate Raspberry Chèvre from Mackenzie Creamery on your bucket list. wheelandwedge.com. WHOLE FOODS MARKET Enjoy the highest quality natural and organic products. 5880 Centre Ave., East Liberty. 412.441.7960. 10576 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 724.940.6100. wholefoodsmarket.com.

COFFEE TREE ROASTERS Owner Bill Swoop Jr. visits coffee farms annually to ensure his coffee beans are full-bodied and top quality. The coffee is then roasted locally and sold to his customers fresh within eight days. Swoop is dedicated to Fair Trade practices and boasts a variety of coffee options in his six neighborhood shops. Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Shadyside, Bakery Square, and Pleasant Hills. coffeetree.com. DELICIOUS RAW JUICE BAR A sanctuary for anyone who wants to improve their quality of life, Delicious Raw offers targeted nutritional boosts in the form of delicious and natural juice. Energize yourself with its fresh and various selections. 280 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.281.1473. delraw.com. ESPRESSO A MANO Drink in an espresso bar that provides high-quality espresso and coffee beverages in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 3623 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.918.1864. espressoamano.com.

ARNOLD’S TEA Arnold’s Tea aims to elevate their customers’ tea experience with a selection of natural and organic products prepared by a staff of highly knowledgeable baristas. 502 E. Ohio St., North Side. 412.322.2494. arnoldsteapittsburgh.com.

FORTUNES GOURMET COFFEE For over 60 years, Fortunes Gourmet Coffee has been providing its loyal wholesale customers with a consistently smooth and delicious selection of gourmet coffees. Sign up for its coffee subscriptions and have your favorite blend delivered at your doorstep. 412.771.7767. fortunescoffee.com.

BLUE CANARY COFFEEHOUSE New to Mt. Lebanon, Blue Canary CoffeeHouse whips up its syrups from scratch for its coffee drinks, which include nitro coffee. The eclectic coffee shop also carries local ice cream and pastries, while catering to customers with gluten-free needs. 300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., 412.344.7100. bluecanarycoffeehouse.com.

FRESH FROM THE FARM JUICES This juicery sources local, certified naturally grown, and organic produce to create raw, coldpressed, one-of-a-kind juices. 11883 Perry Hwy., Suite D, Wexford. 724.640.3396. 4000 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.640.3396. freshfarmjuices.com.

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BLUME HONEY WATER Blume Honey Water is a line of naturally energizing and elegantly hydrating waters that delight the palate and build awareness around bee sustainability. Welcome to the sweetest way to savor life together! 412.406.7391. blumehoneywater.com.

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GREENLIGHT JUICE GreenLight Juice is a great spot to grab premium, cold-pressed organic juice and reap the benefits of increased energy, glowing skin, and a strong immune system — over one pound of produce is packed in each bottle! Stop in, call, email, or place an order online. 2108 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.421.1693. info@greenlightjuice.com. greenlightjuice.com. GRYPHON’S TEA Specializing in organic, sustainable, and fair trade sources, these hand-bagged and custom-blended batches are available to provide customers with the perfect cup of tea. 4127 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.877.4223. LA PRIMA ESPRESSO COMPANY The mission at La Prima Espresso Company is to roast and serve the finest coffees available. Offering an espresso and cappuccino bar at their Strip District location, they pride themselves on selling and servicing the best espresso machines in the world, all while being a valuable member of our local community. 205 21st St., Strip District. 412.281.1922. laprima.com. PRESTOGEORGE One of the oldest coffee roasters and loose tea specialists in Pittsburgh, Prestogeorge is a specialty market selling house-roasted coffees, loose leaf teas, and light fare to enjoy for takeout. 1719 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.471.0133. prestogeorge.com. SIMPATICO ESPRESSO Serving high-quality coffee and tea, Simpatico Espresso aims to please caffeine and health lovers alike with its coffee drinks and Veggie Fusion Shakes. Keep an eye out for Simpatico’s expansion, coming soon! 611 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.287.7598. simpaticoespresso.com. TUPELO HONEY TEAS This tea shop and cafe brings over 70 loose leaf teas and other drinks to Millvale, with a vegan and vegetarian cafe menu of comfort food in a cozy setting. It also offers events for tea enthusiasts, including tea blending classes! 211 Grant Ave., Millvale. 412.821.0832. tupelohoneyteas.com.

SCHOOLS CHATHAM UNIVERSITY This private, selective, fully accredited, and nonsectarian institution offers baccalaureate degrees to men and women, and co-ed graduate programs. 1 Woodland Road, Shadyside. 412.365.1100. chatham.edu. CHOP, WOK, AND TALK! This Asian and specialty cooking school welcomes cooks of all skill levels. 5404 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. 412.362.0679. chopwoktalk.com.

RANIA’S CATERING Experienced caterer and cooking aficionado Rania Harris creates extraordinary experiences for her clients, offering everything from prepared foods and cooking classes at her Mt. Lebanon store, to special event and wedding planning services. 100 Central Square, Mt. Lebanon. 412.531.2222. rania.com. ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY Located approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, this 5,000-student university offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs. 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. 412.397.3000. rmu.edu.

SPECIALTY VENDORS BIG HORN RANCH This ranch builds its customer relationships with a foundation of trust — trust that every product sold will be grown the way an animal should be, according to nature’s design. The naturally and humanely raised livestock are grass-fed, and every high-quality meat is good for the environment, the animal, and you! Big Horn Ranch offers home delivery for CSA shares. 1640 Page Hollow Road, Pittsfield. 814.563.7348. bighornmeats.net. BREADWORKS The arousing aromas and inviting textures of their Old World-style breads create one irresistible urge the moment you step into the store. All specialities are full of ingredients naturally nurtured, with no preservatives, so all of the Earth’s wholeness is reflected in every dough that is baked. 2110 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh. 412.231.7555. breadworkspgh.com. DIETZ & WATSON Meet your deli needs with a range of products from the family-owned and operated, fourth-generation company. dietzandwatson.com. DJ’S BUTCHER BLOCK DJ’s Butcher Block’s goal is to provide the highest quality local and natural meats at reasonable prices, as well as local breads, eggs, cheeses, and pastas. 4623 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.621.3100. djsbutcherblock.com. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Fresh fruit bouquets, made with premium fruit arranged in a variety of stunning displays, make every occasion special. 6401 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 412.441.2270. ediblearrangements.com. EMERALD VALLEY ARTISANS Dynamic duo Alisa Fava-Fasnacht and Alan Fasnacht grew up as farm kids. Passionate for the natural world, the pair married and started Emerald Valley Artisans, offering a selection of artisanal cheeses, biscotti, and gift boxes of goodies. The farm’s products can also be found at Soergel Orchards and the Main Street Farmers Market in Washington, Pa. Scenery Hill, 1.855.67.GOTCOWS. emeraldvalleyartisans.com.

FEDE PASTA Founded in 2005, Fede Pasta has been proudly producing fresh pasta for restaurants throughout the country. 1061 Main St., North Huntingdon. 724.515.5983. cenacolorestaurant.com. FELLOWSHIP FOODS “Connecting Pennsylvania Farmers with Pennsylvania Eaters.” Serving as the intermediary between people at home and the people who grow the food you eat at home, Fellowship Foods is here to provide the best of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s locally produced food. 864 Jackson Ave., Monaca. 412.596.0264. fellowshipfoods.com. HEALTHY PET PRODUCTS Keep your pet healthy and happy with a variety of all natural and organic foods, treats, and accessories. 9805 McKnight Road, McCandless. 412.366.0700. 3043 Washington Road, McMurray. 412.831.3700. healthypetproducts.net. MERANTE GIFTS Celebrating all things Italian since 1983. 4723 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.682.3370. merante-gifts.com. OLIVE AND MARLOWE This locally owned purveyor of artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegars sources its products from small groves and presses in California. All oils carry the California Olive Oil Council seal, and the store’s selection includes several monovarietal oils, as well as dozens of flavored oils and vinegars. 5975 Broad St., East Liberty. 412.362.1942. oliveandmarlowe.com. THE OLIVE MERCHANT Honoring the integrity of extra-virgin olive oil, this specialty store features 40 flavors of awardwinning infused olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and gourmet sea salts for every palate. 4430 William Penn Hwy., Rosa Court, Murrysville. 724.519.8576. theolivemerchant.net. THE OLIVE TAP Stop by to sample oils and vinegars from large stainless steel urns called Fustis. Side by side, they’ll be able to detect the subtle — and sometimes not so subtle — differences in the various extra-virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, vinegars, and balsamic vinegar products. 108 19th St., Strip District. 412.252.2234. theolivetap.com. REPUBLIC FOOD ENTERPRISE CENTER Operating a food hub in Fayette County that links the gap from farm to table, RFEC is a nonprofit organization promoting the economical, physical, and environmental health of our community by making local, healthy food available to everyone! 40 Legion St., Republic. 724.246.1536. republicfoodenterprisecenter.org. TURNER DAIRY Turner Dairy has been setting a higher standard since 1930 and takes pride in producing the highest quality of dairy products available. They’ve also been producing Pittsburgh’s favorite iced tea for more than three decades. 1049 Jefferson Road, Penn Hills. 800.892.1039. turnerdairy.net.

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DESSERT SHOPS GIOVANNI’S CHOCOLATES Giovanni’s Chocolates was founded on the simplicity of owner Fethi Turan’s love for chocolate. All chocolate and truffles are made by hand in small batches, right in the store. 3049 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont. 412.344.3047. GOOD L’OVEN COOKIE SHOP A quaint and charming bakery that specializes in gourmet cookies, Good L’Oven is perfect for a party orders or a bite on-the-go. 417 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. 412.616.1251. MILLIE’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM Give this locally sourced, homemade ice cream a try and you’ll never go back. Its flavors change seasonally, and the milk and eggs are from Western Pennsylvania farms. Plus, you can smell the freshly made waffle cones from down the street! 232 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.404.8853. 246 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 412.709.6579. millieshomemade.com.

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NATUROLL CREAMERY You’ve probably seen the line wrapped around the block, waiting for one of the biggest food trends: rolled ice cream. It’s definitely worth the hype! 4318 Butler St, Lawrenceville. 412.687.1572. Piazza Plaza, 20550 Route 19 Unit #5 Cranberry, 724.779.7655. naturollcreamerypgh.com. PICCADILLY ARTISAN YOGURT Experience fresh from the farm, organic frozen yogurt at Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt in Mt. Lebanon. Using all “real food” ingredients and 100 percent organic coconut milk for its vegan flavors, this shop has something healthful for kids and adults alike. 695 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.207.9654. piccadillypittsburgh.com. SPINOLA’S BAKE SHOP This bakery now serves coffee, cappuccinos, and lattes in addition to a wide variety of homemade cookies, cakes, and pastries for all occasions. 3845 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville. 724.519.7741. spinolasbakeshop.com.

BOTANICALS GREENSINNER Though technically a florist, greenSinner also offers its services as an event designer, flower farm, and urban garden center. Visit the dynamic spot in Lawrenceville for everything from terrarium classes to wedding arrangements! 5232 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.532.6107. greensinner.com.

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PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of the region’s most vibrant, thriving cultural attractions. It brings fresh perspectives and artists into its historic glasshouse environment; and advocates for green-building practices, sustainable gardening, and environmental awareness. 1 Schenley Park, Oakland. 412.622.6914. phipps.conservatory.org. PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY Founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh’s parks. The Parks Conservancy has since raised more than $84 million toward park improvements and recently expanded into other city parks as time and resources permit. 412.682.7275. pittsburghparks.org. PITTSBURGH URBAN GARDENING PROJECT Whether you have acres of farmland or a single pot of soil, this project aims to teach Pittsburghers to sustainably garden and grow their own food in their own backyards. pittsburghurbangardens.com.

LIFESTYLE FARM TO TABLE PITTSBURGH Farm to Table Pittsburgh provides Local Food Programs for schools, employers, senior residencies, and community groups as it strives to bridge the gap between consumers and local food producers. Its Wellness Program and local food tastings aim to provide locally grown foods that benefit both physical and economic health. 412.563.8800. farmtotablepa.com. HILLMON APPLIANCE Hillmon Appliance offers a wide variety of appliances, including laundry, cooking, refrigeration, cleanup, outdoor, and small appliances and accessories. It’s also the region’s leading servicer. hillmonappliance.com. LOOM EXQUISITE TEXTILES LOOM Exquisite Textiles provides fabulous fabrics and accoutrements for all of your decorating, upholstery, and sewing needs. 2124 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.586.4346. loomshowroom.com. THE MATTRESS FACTORY A museum of contemporary art that presents exhibits you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, The Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere. 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side. 412.231.3169. mattress.org. MCG JAZZ The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s mission is to promote, present, and preserve jazz music. Since 1987, MCG has helped improve Pittsburgh’s jazz culture through performances and educational programs. 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. 412.323.4000. mcgjazz.org.

PUREDENT Smile brighter with this mercury-free, fluoridefree biological dental practice. 5830 Ellsworth Ave., Suite 304, Shadyside. 412.631.8947. holisticdentistpgh.com. SPLASH KITCHEN BATH HOME From faucets and fixtures to tiles and tops, full custom cabinetry and hardware, SPLASH offers a comprehensive collection of necessities for kitchen, bath, bar, and home. 1237 Freedom Road, Cranberry, 724.772.1060, 4807 William Penn Hwy., Murrysville. 724.772.2600. 1400 William Flynn Hwy., Glenshaw. 412.486.2700. splashshowrooms.com. STANDING CHIMNEY A store, a gallery, and a destination, located on a farm dating back to the mid-1880s, this space opens the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March through December, unless otherwise noted. 566 Paden Road, New Galilee. 724.336.5224. standingchimney.com. TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES A Fair Trade retailer of artisan-crafted home décor, this shop also sells personal accessories and gift items from across the globe, made by more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries. 5824 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.421.2160. pittsburgh. tenthousandvillages.com. UNA BIOLOGICALS Una Biologicals products are made from the highest quality organic ingredients, without harsh chemicals, petroleum, or artificial fragrances. The company believes that your body and your beauty deserve the best that nature offers. 4322 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.621.4126. unabiologicals.com. VON WALTER & FUNK Von Walter & Funk provides fine goods, carefully selected to elevate living by offering passionately inspiring, uniquely curated, and tastefully eclectic collections for the home, garden, apothecary, paper, and vintage lines. 5210 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.0800. vonwalterandfunk.com.

TRAVEL FAIRMONT PITTSBURGH Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s business, cultural, and retail hub, Fairmont Pittsburgh offers superb and distinctive guest services and accommodations in a luxury setting. 510 Market St., Downtown. 412.773.8800. fairmont.com/pittsburgh. FALLINGWATER One of America’s most famous architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark and available for tours. 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run. 724.329.8501. fallingwater.org.

GREENE COUNTY TOURISM The center provides you with everything and anything you need to know about visiting “Nature’s Corner of Northern Charm and Southern Hospitality.” 19 S. Washington St., Fort Jackson Building, Waynesburg. 724.627.8687. greenecountytourism.org. GREENSBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Get ready to explore Greensburg’s educational, residential, and commercial opportunities, along with the best restaurants and events in the county. 41 W. Otterman St., Suite 520. Greensburg. 724.689.0040. thinkgreensburg.com. THE NATIONAL AVIARY This Pittsburgh tourist attraction is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on the historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world. 700 Arch St., Pittsburgh. 412.323.7235 aviary.org. OGLEBAY RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER A prime business meeting and vacation spot, Oglebay offers golf courses, fine dining, accommodations, and recreation activities for the entire family. 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, W. Va. 877.436.1797. oglebay-resort.com. OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL History defines elegance in this classic, Downtown Pittsburgh hotel. Since opening in 1916, the Omni William Penn has hosted movie stars, politicians, heads of state, and leaders of business and industry. 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com. TROEG’S BREWERY Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, this brewery offers self and guided tours, plus a tasting room and snack bar with elevated American grub. 200 E. Hershey Park Drive, Hershey. 717.534.1297. troegs.com. WASHINGTON COUNTY TOURISM PROMOTION AGENCY Plan your next trip to Washington County with ease, thanks to the latest information on the area’s flourishing dining and entertainment scenes. 375 Southpointe Blvd., Suite 240. Canonsburg. 1.866.927.4969. visitwashingtoncountypa.com.

WELLNESS THE BREATHE PROJECT This coalition of residents, businesses, government, and many other groups in Southwestern Pennsylvania works together to clean up our air for the health of our families and economy. breatheproject.org.

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HARDIN ACUPUNCTURE Experience acupuncture treatments for everything from women’s health, and anxiety, to depression and migraines. 5655 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.927.4768. hardinacupuncture.com. HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE Deepen your practice of yoga and meditation, and better your holistic health. 300 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.7434. hipyoga.org. JANET MCKEE, HOLISTIC HEALTH COUNSELOR Janet McKee has a private practice where she helps her clients reach their personal wellness goals with holistic healing and nutrition. 724.417.6695. sanaview.com. ONE WHIRL STUDIO Retreat to ONE WHIRL Studio, a place for community members to reconnect with their bodies and minds in order to create their own paths to healthy living. Yoga, meditation, nutrition, finance, and specialty products and services are available in this beautifully designed space that is also available for private party rentals. 5314 Butler St., Upper Lawrenceville. onewhirlstudio.com.

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PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH AND HEALING This award-winning, environmentally friendly wellness spa features alternative medicine services and provides a holistic approach to assist you in your transformation to living a life of health and joy. 1124 S. Braddock Ave., Suite B, Regent Square. 412.242.4220. pghhealthandhealing.com. SOUTH HILLS POWER YOGA This studio offers both heated & non-heated power vinyasa yoga classes, as well as gentle yoga and monthly workshops. 3045 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont. 412.207.9535. 4145 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.260.0011. southhillspoweryoga.com. UPMC MYHEALTH MyHealth is a one-stop shop for managing your health. UPMC Health Plan, 888.876.2756. upmchealthplan.com.

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YOGA FACTORY PITTSBURGH Fully affiliated and certified by Bikram’s Yoga College of India, this studio is dedicated to providing the highest quality classes and services to the Pittsburgh area. 3418 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.513.5000. yogafactorypittsburgh.com.

WINES & SPIRITS ARSENAL CIDER HOUSE & WINE CELLAR Sip high-quality, artisancrafted adult beverages in a historic and nostalgic atmosphere. 300 39th St., Lawrenceville. 412.682.7699. arsenalciderhouse.com CHRISTIAN W. KLAY WINERY Award-winning wines are sold at this restored 1880s barn, which is also suitable for private events. 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. 724.439.3424. cwklaywinery.com. DREADNOUGHT WINES From casual tastings and specialty wine education classes, to its Wine of the Month Club, this Strip District shop is an oenophile’s fantasy. 3401 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.391.1709. dreadnoughtwines.com. ENGINE HOUSE 25 WINERY This beautifully renovated firehouse features a main room on the first floor, event space that doubles as a commercial photography studio on the second floor, an operational winery, a wine cellar, and the Clemente Museum. 3339 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville. 412.621.1268. enginehouse25.com. GERVASI VINEYARD Take in the total vineyard experience, with a bistro, winery, marketplace, cucina, and villas. 1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio. 330.497.1000. gervasivineyard.com.

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GLADES PIKE WINERY Taste 20-plus varieties of award-winning wines. 2208 Glades Pike, Somerset. 814.445.3753. gladespikewinery.com. GREENDANCE WINERY Cheers to more than 40 distinct wines, from reds and white to blushes. 306 Deerfield Road, Mt. Pleasant. 724.547.6500. greendancewinery.com. J&D CELLARS Focused on making small batches of the highest quality wine by using a variety of American and French Hybrid grapes, J&D Cellars delivers the very best vino. 290 Roupe Road, Eighty Four. 724.579.9897. jndcellars.com.

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hether you like artisanal toppings like Brussel sprouts and kale or prefer a classic cheese pie, a truly great pizza begins at the dough — and there’s no one in Pittsburgh who knows this better than Domenic Branduzzi, owner of Lawrenceville’s Piccolo Forno. Born in Tuscany and raised in Pittsburgh, Branduzzi has experienced many different kitchens over the years, drawing from each to create his own unique brand. For over a decade, Piccolo Forno has been providing delicious wood-fired pizzas to the hungry masses, serving as a symbol of Branduzzi’s culinary history. From a family-owned pizzeria in Italy to his parent’s Strip District bakery, Branduzzi discovered early on that he’d continue the family tradition. “I really got to see first-hand the kind of cooking my grandmother did and passed on to my mom,” Branduzzi says. “And my mom had gone over [to Italy] to learn to cook and my dad was a baker, so there was always a strong kitchen influence in my life up until my parents opened their own little shop in the Strip.” (Fun fact: Branduzzi’s mom still works in the kitchen with him today!) Branduzzi spent his teenage years in the family shop, Il Piccolo Forno, learning to bake delicious Foccacia bread, Italian pastries, and more, and spent summers in Italy, where his uncle taught him all about “Tuscan-style” pizza dough — a process that involves a lot of yeast and much quicker rising times, producing a thinner, denser crust — and wood-fired pizza ovens. Prior to opening Piccolo Forno in 2005, Branduzzi formally trained as a pizzaiolo under Roberto Caporuscio at Regina Margherita, where he learned all about traditional Neapolitan-style pizza. “The Neapolitans take a lot of pride in their pizza,” Branduzzi says. “They consider themselves to be the first to invent and make pizza in Italy, so they have really technical rules about the cheese, the sauce, the dough, the flour they use, all of that.” As opposed to the “crackery” crust, popular in his uncle’s pizzeria, Caporuscio taught Branduzzi a slower fermentation process, which results in a lighter crust. By combining his decades of diverse culinary experience, Branduzzi has mastered what he calls “Piccolo-style” pizza. “There were a lot of influences from different people — my dad, my uncle, Roberto. I eventually created my own style of pizza and dough,” he says. It starts with flour, water, salt, and fresh yeast, creating a dough that refrigerates for 24 hours before it’s stretched, floured, and shaped into the pizza’s foundation. “It gets nice and crispy, golden brown, and a good flavor, a little sour but not too much.” When cooked in the wood-fired oven, his pizzas take on a smoky, hearty flavor. Crisp yet still airy throughout, the perfect combination of Tuscan and Neapolitan styles. And no matter the toppings or the style, we can all agree that Piccolo Forno’s pizza is good to the last bite!

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