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.
Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com