Pittsburgh Local Food News

September 9, 2017

Dear Newsletter Subscriber:

Hello and good morning.  Here is a collection of articles I read during the last week or so that I thought you might be interested in reading yourself.


This month in Pittsburgh food:  What’s opening and what’s closing

Rossilynne Culgan
September 1, 2017

With new restaurants opening at a breakneck pace in the city, we’re keeping tabs each month on what’s opening and what’s closing.

August brought ramen, French comfort food and frozen treats to Pittsburgh. What’s coming next: Oysters, cookies and a honeybar. Here’s where we’re eating (and drinking) this month — dig in.
or, The Whale, Downtown This Moby Dick-inspired farm-and-fisher-to-table concept located along the Boulevard of the Allies at Grant Street is now serving brunch and dinner in a soft open phase this week. The space is the brainchild of Chef Dennis Marron (formerly of The Commoner at Hotel Monaco), which he describes a “well-rounded” restaurant versatile enough to host everything from lunch to an anniversary date to a night with friends.

Read the article here - http://isidorefoods.blogspot.com/2017/09/this-month-in-pittsburgh-food-whats.html

When the Road of the Future Looks a Lot Like the Past

Brentin Mock
September 7, 2017

In the earliest years of the 20th century, Pittsburgh’s roads were a mess, with no logic to the layout. To sort the streets out, the city recruited Frederick Law Olmsted, the nation’s first dean of urban planning, in 1909 to bring some order to the city’s ad hoc patchwork of cobblestone, gravel, brick, and sand-clay roads.

Olmsted found a lot of promise in the waterfront areas lining Pittsburgh’s Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, despite the fact that these embankments had already been carved up pretty well by railroad tracks.

Read the article here –