Local food http://wesa.fm en What's on the Menu for Fall Dining in Pittsburgh? http://wesa.fm/post/whats-menu-fall-dining-pittsburgh <p>If this week’s weather has put you in the mood for Autumnal spices and rich-flavorful comfort foods, you’re in luck. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette restaurant critic <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/more/life/dining/">Melissa McCart</a> says in the coming weeks, roughly&nbsp; 20 new restaurants will be opening in the Pittsburgh area.</p><p>"We're seeing a lot of casual fare. But then again we're also seeing casual small plates with more refined details," says McCart. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:53:48 +0000 Heather McClain 16775 at http://wesa.fm What's on the Menu for Fall Dining in Pittsburgh? Preserving the Harvest, Beyond Canning http://wesa.fm/post/preserving-harvest-beyond-canning <p>Food contributor, Rhonda Schuldt of <a href="http://www.localgoodness.com">LocalGoodness.com</a> knows a number of ways for you to preserve your harvest this time of year. She shares some simple methods which go beyond the process of canning. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:16:10 +0000 Heather McClain 16514 at http://wesa.fm Preserving the Harvest, Beyond Canning Late Summer Fairs and Festivals with Local Goodness http://wesa.fm/post/late-summer-fairs-and-festivals-local-goodness <p>Summer is beginning to draw to a close, and for most there are only a few chances left to get out there and enjoy all of its offerings -- especially the area’s lovely fresh produce.</p><p>According to Rhonda Schuldt of <a href="http://www.localgoodness.com">Local Goodness</a>, there are a dearth of food festivals and fairs that are sure to satisfy anyone still eager to explore the local food scene. Chief among these events are the amazing array of food festivals, including the Laurel Highlands Garlic Festival this weekend, which she calls “a nice day trip away from Pittsburgh.” the festival boasts hundreds of varieties of garlic which will intrigue any foodie with an affinity for the pungent plant. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:39:27 +0000 John Lavanga 14930 at http://wesa.fm Late Summer Fairs and Festivals with Local Goodness My Market: An Essay by Bob Batz Jr. http://wesa.fm/post/my-market-essay-bob-batz-jr <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh has </span><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/farmers-market" style="line-height: 1.5;">farmers markets</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in virtually every neighborhood, making it possible to visit a different market every day of the week. But being a city of neighborhoods, is it any wonder that many </span>Pittsburghers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> prefer their local farmer's market? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food editor, </span><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/the-pittsburgh-farmers-market-season-begins-687750/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob Batz Jr</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. loves the atmosphere of his farmer's market in Mt. Lebanon and shares the sounds of opening day in an essay.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11744 at http://wesa.fm My Market: An Essay by Bob Batz Jr.