- Best African/Ethiopian Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best American Traditional Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Asian Fusion Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Bakery in Pittsburgh
- Best Barbecue Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Belgian Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Bistro in Pittsburgh
- Best Breakfast Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Brewpub Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Brunch in Pittsburgh
- Best Burgers in Pittsburgh
- Best Cafe in Pittsburgh
- Best Caribbean/Tropical Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Charcuterie Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Chinese Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Coffeehouse in Pittsburgh
- Best Contemporary Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Continental Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Deli in Pittsburgh
- Best Dessert Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Diner in Pittsburgh
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best German Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Greek Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Hot Dogs in Pittsburgh
- Best Indian Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Irish/British Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Italian Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Korean Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Late-Night Dining in Pittsburgh
- Best Latin/South American Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Mexican Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Pizza in Pittsburgh
- Best Polish Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Sandwiches in Pittsburgh
- Best Seafood Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Small Plates Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Spanish Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Sports Bar/Pub Food in Pittsburgh
- Best Steak House in Pittsburgh
- Best Subs/Hoagies/Po-boys in Pittsburgh
- Best Gourmet Takeout Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Pittsburgh
- Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Pittsburgh
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Zagat Buzz reports that to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation is hosting a series of food festivals and special dinners in 20 cities nationwide. The events kick off on September 18th in New York with a lavish menu inspired by Beard at Four Seasons. The celebrations continue the next week with elaborate dinners cooked by first-rate toques in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Short Hills, NJ and Washington, DC. All of the events are unique, with different chef lineups and dining formats ranging from gala dinners to walk-around tastings, so check the individual city pages for details. Though prices for the dinners vary, all of them will be followed up on September 29th with special events at local Williams-Sonoma stores where chefs will be offering cooking demos, book signings, specialty food tastings and kids' educational activities free of charge. For more information about the event, logon to www.jbftasteamerica.com. zagat.com
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
IN THE NEWS: Pittsburgh Business Times reports, "The former COO of the world's largest pizza chain, Jerry Buss, sounds ready to plunge his fingers into some fresh dough. After a brief retirement, Buss, a 30-year veteran of Pizza Hut's executive ranks, and his family are relocating from Dallas to Pittsburgh where, in a single acquisition his Seven Fields-based Aurora Huts LLC became one of the largest pizza restaurant operators in the region. In late March, Aurora Huts bought 53 Pittsburgh-area Pizza Hut locations from Pizza Hut's corporate parent, which had been operating the restaurants for more than 20 years. Now, Buss has aggressive plans to establish the franchise as a family-run business, with his three children all playing leadership roles. A first order of business for the Buffalo, N.Y., native is to renovate and modernize the Pizza Hut locations." ... The Tribune-Review's Karin Welzel visits Rizzo's Malabar Inn Italian Restaurant (Route 119, Crabtree in Westmoreland County), while Mark Howser reviews Sharp Edge Bistro (510 Beaver St., Sewickley). pittsburghlive.com ... The Post-Gazette's Munch column stops by Cuzamil Restaurante Mexicano (2109 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill). post-gazette.com ... City Paper's Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth review Seviche (930 Penn Ave., Downtown). pittsburghcitypaper.ws ... EatItAndLoveIt.com visits Bahama Breeze (6100 Robinson Center Drive) and Mexi-Casa (3001 West Liberty Ave). ... Blogger Pittsburgh Dish pittsburghdish.typepad.com reports that construction is due to begin soon for East Ohio Street's Bistro to Go, to be operated by local caterer Nikki Heckman.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Lou's Pub & Package, Birmingham, Ala.; J Lounge, Golden Gopher, The Edison, The Broadway Bar, La Cita, Bordello, Redwood, and Bar 107, Los Angeles; Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood, Calif.; The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills; Beach Ball, Newport Beach, Calif.; Brennan's Pub, Marina Del Ray, Calif.; Bourbon & Branch, The Owl Tree, Vesuvio, and Zeitgeist, San Francisco; The Sportsman, Sonora, Calif.; Cruise Room, and El Chapultepec, Denver; Jimbo's, and Churchill's Pub, Miami; The Clermont Lounge, Atlanta; Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani Hotel, and La Mariana Sailing Club, Honolulu; The California Clipper, The Red Lion Pub, Bungalow, The Matchbox, Hideout, and Chipp Inn, Chicago; The Red Key, and Nicky Blaine's, Indianapolis; The Old Seelbach Bar, Louisville; The Chart Room, The Bar at Tujague's, Fritzel's European Jazz Pub, and Napoleon House, New Orleans; The Brewer's Art, and Shamrock Inn, Baltimore; B-Side Lounge, Cambridge, Mass.; No. 9 Park, Boston; Doyle's Cafe, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; The Bar at Seldom Blues, Detroit; Miller's Bar, Dearborn, Mich.; Bulldog NE, and Nye's Polonaise Room, Minneapolis; Half Time Rec, St. Paul; John D. McGurk's, St. Louis; Any bar on the Strip, Double Down Saloon, and Petrossian Bar, Las Vegas; Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, Little Branch, The Bar at Keens Steakhouse, Minetta Tavern, Jimmy's Corner, The Angel's Share, The Brooklyn Inn, The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, Flatiron Lounge, The Saloon, San Domenico Restaurant, Spuyten Duyvil, 21 Club, Grassroots Tavern, Bill's Gay 90s, Julius', and Pegu Club, New York City; Freddy's Bar & Backroom, Brooklyn; Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Queens; Thomas Street Tavern, Charlotte, NC; Andyman's Treehouse, Columbus, Ohio; The Library Bar & Grill, Norman, Okla.; Friendly Lounge, The Grey Lodge, and Southwark, Philadelphia; Dee's Cafe, Pittsburgh; Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, and Robert's Western World, Nashville; La Tuna, San Antonio; Donn's Depot, Austin; The Inwood Lounge, Dallas; Shooting Star Saloon, Huntsville, Utah; Sambar, Zig Zag Cafe, and Fu Kun Wu, Seattle; Hawk 'n' Dove, and The Tune Inn, Washington, DC; Holler House, Milwaukee.
IN THE NEWS: Pittsburgh Business Times reports, "Laforêt, long one of Pittsburgh's best restaurants, is closing in July (July 14). Owners Michael and Robert Uricchio have sold the Highland Park restaurant to Joseph Tambellini, the executive chef at Franco's Trattoria in Dormont, who expects to reopen the restaurant as a new Italian concept. For more than 10 years, Laforet garnered a strong reputation for its contemporary French cuisine. It was named the city's best restaurant by Pittsburgh magazine and was recognized by national publications Gourmet and Wine Spectator." ... The Post-Gazette also weighs in on Laforet's impending shuttering and announces dining critic Elizabeth Downer's departure from the beat to concentrate on her wine column. ... The Munch column visits Remedy (5121 Butler St., Lawrenceville). post-gazette.com ... Karin Welzel of the Tribune-Review pittsburghlive.com reviews Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen & Wine Bar (229 S. Highland Ave. in Shadyside), while Michael Machosky visits McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon (211 North Shore Drive, North Side) and Sally A. Quinn stops by Mojo Bistro (172 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue) .
Monday, May 14, 2007
Forbes' Top 10 Restaurant Cities:
1. New York City
3. San Francisco
4. Los Angeles
5. New Orleans
7. Washington, D.C.
10. Las Vegas
Rankings were based on: Overall number of restaurants above the fast food level; Number of fine dining restaurants with national and international standing; Solid representation of regional American food; A wide segment of second-tier restaurants that would include seafood, steakhouses, and independently chef-owned restaurants; Breadth and depth of ethnic restaurants, especially if the city has neighborhood such as a Chinatown; A significant number of neigborhood restaurants where the locals tend to eat out regularly; A well-traveled clientele that regards eating out in that city one of the real pleasures of going there.
IN THE NEWS: The Post-Gazette's Elizabeth Downer looks at BYOB restaurants Orchids and Cafe Zinho. ... The paper The Munch column visits Little Tokyo (636 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon) and reports that Eric Fisher of Jimmy G's in Sharpsburg is the winner of the Simon SuperChef trophy and title of "Simon SuperChef Pittsburgh." post-gazette.com ... The Tribune-Review stops by Sushi Too, 5432 Walnut St. in Shadyside. pittsburghlive.com ... Pittsburgh City Paper gives two stars to Pho Kim 88, 4100 Library Road (Route 88) in Castle Shannon. pittsburghcitypaper.ws ... Blogger Eatitandloveit.com reviews D’s Six Packs and Dogs (4320 Northern Pike in Monroeville) and Fajita Grill (5865 Ellsworth Ave. in Pittsburgh).
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Chicago's Frontera Grill won Outstanding Restaurant of the Year and Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C. was named Outstanding Chef at the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony. Hosted by CBS Early Show anchor Hannah Storm, the Beard Awards were held May 7 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center. More than 60 awards were presented by the country's pre-eminent nonprofit culinary organization, in its 20th anniversary celebration, and more than 1,600 industry leaders attended the ceremony. Other top awards went to: New York's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, named Best New Restaurant; Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca.) received the award for Outstanding Restaurateur; and David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York) received the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. Celebrity and culinary superstar attendees included Stephanie March, Ted Allen, Katie Lee Joel, Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Thomas Keller, Jose Andres, Tom Colicchio, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Padma Lakshmi, and Marcus Samuelsson. The Foundation's Media Awards took place at a separate event at the Hudson Theatre at Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 6. All Award winners received a bronze medallion etched with the image of the late James Beard, the esteemed chef, cookbook author, and food journalist. There are no cash awards. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognizes outstanding achievement within the fine food and beverage industry in North America. For full awards results, please visit http://www.jamesbeard.org.
Beard Award highlights are:
AMERICA'S CLASSICS: Primanti Brothers, Demetrios Patrinos, Pittsburgh, Pa.; The Pickwick, Christopher Wisocki, Duluth, Minn.; Doe's Eat Place, The Signa Family, Greenville, Miss.; Aunt Carrie's, Elsie Foy, Narragansett, R.I.; I
Brookville Hotel, Mark and Connie Martin, Abilene, Kan.; Weaver D's, Dexter Weaver, Athens, Ga.
BEST CHEF, GREAT LAKES: Grant Achatz, Alinea, Chicago
BEST CHEF, MID-ATLANTIC: R.J. Cooper, III, Vidalia, Washington, DC
BEST CHEF, MIDWEST: Celina Tio, The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
BEST CHEF, NEW YORK CITY: David Waltuck, Chanterelle, New York, NY
BEST CHEF, NORTHEAST: Frank McClelland, L'Espalier, Boston
BEST CHEF, NORTHWEST: John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle
BEST CHEF, PACIFIC: Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco
BEST CHEF, SOUTH: Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
BEST CHEF, SOUTHEAST: Scott Peacock, Watershed, Decatur, Ga.
BEST CHEF, SOUTHWEST: Nobuo Fukuda, Sea Saw, Scottsdale, Ariz.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Chef-Owner: Joël Robuchon, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING CHEF: Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF: Michael Laskonis, Le Bernardin, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT: Frontera Grill, chef-owner: Rick and Deann Bayless, Chicago
OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE: Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand, and Richard Melman, Tru, Chicago
OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL: Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, Calif.
OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE: Mark Slater, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR: David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York, NY
IN THE NEWS: After years of advertising on local cable television and months of establishing franchise operators, Sonic has committed to its first Pittsburgh-area location, Pittsburgh Business Times reports. The Oklahoma-based drive-through restaurant chain announced that it will open at the Village at Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer Township. ... The paper also reports that the smoking ban in Allegheny County bars and restaurants has been snuffed again, at least temporarily. A state appellate court on May 1 issued a stay on the smoking ban, Allegheny County Solicitor Michael Wojcik said. The ban on smoking took effect at midnight April 30 when Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Michael A. Della Vecchia declined to extend an injunction he issued in January that delayed its implementation. But Commonwealth Court Judge James Gardner Collins effectively overruled Della Vecchia when he granted a request for a temporary injunction. Wojcik said the injunction request was filed by an attorney for Mitchell's Restaurant and Bar and the Smithfield Cafe, the restaurants that filed the original suit. The stay will be in place indefinitely, Wojcik said. ... Post-Gazette critic Elizabeth Downer awards three stars in her review of Seviche, 930 Penn Ave. in the Cultural District, while the Munch column visits Famous Dave's barbecue ... The Post-Gazette's Torsten Ove writes a worthy obituary of Josephine Giaramita, the owner of La Tavola Italiana (The Italian Table) restaurant on Mount Washington. ... Luis Fabregas of the Tribune-Review critiques downtown's Original Fish Market, 1000 Penn Avenue, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel -- as does Pittsburgh magazine -- while the Tribune-Review's Michael Machosky reviews Orchids International Vegetarian Restaurant, 4519 Centre Ave. in Oakland ... Pittsburgh City Paper considers Sewickley Speakeasy, 17 Ohio River Blvd. in Sewickley.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
-- Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco; Frontera Grill, Chicago; Magnolia Grill, Durham, N.C., Picholine, New York; Spiaggia, Chicago.
-- Best New Restaurant: A Voce, New York City; Chochon, New Orleans; Cut, Beverly Hill, Calif; L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, New York City; Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York City; Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas.
-- Outstanding Restaurateur: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif; Keith McNally, Balthazar, New York City; Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (R.J. Grunts, Wildfire, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!), Chicago; Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group (Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Rubicon), New York City; Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges restaurant, New York City.
-- Outstanding Chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, New York City; Lee Hefter, Spago, Beverly Hills, Calif.; Jean Joho, Everest, Chicago; Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago; Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, D.C.
-- Rising Star Chef: Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco; Graham Elliot Bowles, Avenues at The Peninsula Hotel, Philadelphia; David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York; Patrick Connelly, Radius, Boston; Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York City.
Restaurant magazine just released its list of the world's top 100 restaurants. (http://www.theworlds50best.com/2007_list.html) Here are the U.S. entries:
The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca. (No. 4)
Per Se, New York City (No. 9)
Jean Georges, New York City (No. 18)
Le Bernardin, New York City (No. 26)
Charlie Trotter's, Chicago (No. 30)
Daniel, New York City (No. 32)
Alinea, Chicago (No. 36)
Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Ca. (No. 40)
Masa, New York City (No. 56)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Four Seasons, New York City (No. 64)
Peter Lugar, Brooklyn, NY (No. 69)
Nobu New York, New York City (No. 89)
Gramercy Tavern, New York City (No. 90)
WD-50, New York City (No. 91)
Zuni Café, San Francisco (No. 98)
Alex at Wynn, Las Vegas (No. 100)
IN THE NEWS: Joe Costanzo Jr., former owner of The Primadonna Restaurant, plans to open casual bistro Cafe Costanzo sometime in June 2007, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. The paper also cites brewery expansion plans of the Church Brew Works (www.churchbrew.com), with two additional tanks to launch two Belgian-style beers, as well as the upcoming launch of sushi bar-Asian fusion restaurant Tamari on Butler Street sometime in the next few months. pittsburgh.bizjournals.com ... The Post-Gazette's Elizabeth Downer awards three stars to North Side's Acanthus, 604 W. North Ave. And the column Munch stops by Kelly's Riverside Saloon, 1458 Riverside Drive, Bridgewater. www.post-gazette.com ... Pittsburgh City Paper's Angelique Bamber and Jason Roth each give two and a half stars to the Taqueria Cuzamil, 2019 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws. ... The blog eatitandloveit.com takes Steve Sheetz and his sandwich shop Sheetz to task for the "HUGE mistake by getting rid of your veggie subz." ... The blog pittsburghdish.typepad.com drools all over the cupcakes from Food Glorious Food, 5906 Bryant St, Highland Park. ...