Restaurants http://wesa.fm en New Restaurant Grading System Moves Forward in Allegheny County http://wesa.fm/post/new-restaurant-grading-system-moves-forward-allegheny-county <p>The Allegheny County Board of Health voted to move forward on crafting a new <a href="http://http://wesa.fm/post/new-grading-system-restaurant-safety-works-allegheny-county">restaurant grading system</a> that would give eating establishments a letter grade from "A" to "C."</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:38:47 +0000 Deanna Garcia 25270 at http://wesa.fm Vegan Pittsburgh Wants To Help You Find Your Next Meal http://wesa.fm/post/vegan-pittsburgh-wants-help-you-find-your-next-meal <p>Pittsburgh’s reputation as a meat and potatoes kind of town is changing. As more diverse cuisine becomes popular, even the most old-school mom-and-pop sandwich shops are expanding their menu options for all dietary needs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vegan Pittsburgh is a project of Voices for Animals that is making it easier for people looking for vegan food to connect with options by way of a website and decals in restaurant windows.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:26:22 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24985 at http://wesa.fm Vegan Pittsburgh Wants To Help You Find Your Next Meal New Grading System for Restaurant Safety in the Works in Allegheny County http://wesa.fm/post/new-grading-system-restaurant-safety-works-allegheny-county <p>If you want to know how your neighborhood sandwich shop or your favorite sushi restaurant fared on its last health department inspection, you can find that information online, but those reports can often be full of jargon and difficult to interpret.</p><p>Now, the Allegheny County Health Department is working to make that information easier to digest by implementing a four-tiered grading system for restaurant inspections.</p><p>Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the county health department, said they’re still figuring out how that grading process would work.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:41:05 +0000 Liz Reid 22551 at http://wesa.fm Kevin Sousa’s New Restaurant Could be a Community-Driver for Braddock http://wesa.fm/post/kevin-sousa-s-new-restaurant-could-be-community-driver-braddock <p>Kevin Sousa, award-winning chef and owner of <a href="http://www.saltpgh.com/">Salt of the Earth</a> restaurant in East Liberty, has an ambitious plan to bring a community-driven restaurant to Braddock, PA.</p><p><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379429428/superior-motors-community-restaurant-and-farm-ecos">And he’s appealing to the Pittsburgh community for help. </a></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="432" scrolling="no" src="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379429428/superior-motors-community-restaurant-and-farm-ecos/widget/video.html" width="575"></iframe></p><p>Sousa is working with community groups such as the <a href="http://braddockyouth.org/">Braddock Youth Project </a>and <a href="http://www.growpittsburgh.org/what-we-do/we-grow-food/braddock-farms/">Grow Pittsburgh</a> to create a community-based, world class restaurant, which would include housing. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:51:18 +0000 Heather McClain 21551 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh's Homestyle Cuisine are Coming into Season http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghs-homestyle-cuisine-are-coming-season <p>All over the country there has been a resurgence in down-home, comfort foods, especially heading into the winter months. In Pittsburgh home-style meals have never gone out of style and these days regional cuisines are being translated by and for Pittsburgh diners.</p><p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette restaurant critic <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/more/life/dining/">Melissa McCart</a> notes that Pittsburgh takes great pride in their home-style meals and picked up on another restaurant trend, single concept restaurants. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:11:17 +0000 Nick Frost 18748 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh's Homestyle Cuisine are Coming into Season 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? A Wide Variety of Authentic Mexican Restaurants for Pittsburghers http://wesa.fm/post/wide-variety-authentic-mexican-restaurants-pittsburghers <p class="p1">Even though the Steel City is hundreds of miles away from the southern border, Pittsburgh has recently seen a rise in restaurants offering authentic Mexican cuisine. The new establishments are finding Pittsburghers to be eager customers.</p><p class="p1">One such customer is food critic <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/more/life/dining/">Melissa McCart</a>. A fan of Mexican food, McCart says these authentic restaurants have brought an increased variety of regional flavors.&nbsp; McCart points to how Pittsburgh has begun to approach a Tex-Mex favorite: the taco.</p><p class="p1">“Six years ago you might not have seen a tongue taco or a chorizo taco, but now you can find them at four or five different places,” says McCart.</p><p class="p1">Although the number of restaurants has been rising, McCart says the important trend is the variety of styles and approaches within the cuisine. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:29:14 +0000 Reid Carter 15366 at http://wesa.fm A Wide Variety of Authentic Mexican Restaurants for Pittsburghers