Essential Pittsburgh
2:11 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Pittsburgh's Homestyle Cuisine are Coming into Season

Pittsburgh home-style favorites like Pierogis are starting to draw more attention as the weather gets colder.
Pittsburgh home-style favorites like Pierogis are starting to draw more attention as the weather gets colder.
Credit Liz Gosselin / Flickr

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette restaurant critic Melissa McCart notes that Pittsburgh takes great pride in their home-style meals and picked up on another restaurant trend, single concept restaurants.

When single concept restaurants and home-style meals combine, you get places like Emporio, a new venue with a menu focused on meatballs! It opens in November at 942 Penn Avenue.

Then there's the first annual Pierogi festival this Saturday from noon to 5 PM at the South Shore Riverfront Park. An event focused on the diversity of one of Pittsburgh's favorite foods.