Monday, August 27, 2007

The Big Mac Museum Restaurant Debuts

IN THE NEWS: The Tribune-Review's William Loeffler reports on the opening of The Big Mac Museum Restaurant, which will serve a full McDonald's menu (9061 Route 30, in North Huntingdon), while Luis Fabregas reviews Penn Brewery (800 Vinial Street, Troy Hill, 412-237-9402), Kellie Gormley visits Double Wide Grill (2339 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-390-1111), and Michael Machosky considers Village Candy (344 Beaver St., Sewickley, 412-741-1490). ... The prospect of an Allegheny County pour tax may compel the local hospitality industry to organize in a way many say it never has before, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Led by Sean Casey, owner of The Church Brew Works, a bevy of well-known local restaurateurs are working to establish a new business league to formally oppose a 10 percent tax on alcoholic drinks that's expected to be voted on by Allegheny County Council in December. The new organization -- informally called Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation -- includes both fine-dining institutions, taverns, brew pubs and breweries, bridging a long-time divide between wine and beer interests in the region. ... The Times also reports that Bruschetta’s owner John Lewis, citing declining sales at his flagship restaurant on the South Side, is opening a third Bruschetta’s, this one in Murrysville. ... The Post-Gazette's Munch column visits Pacific Ring (1900 Murray Ave, Squirrel Hill, 412-421-3338, ... The City Paper reviews Remedy (5121 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 412-781-6771) and previews the 35th Annual Greek Food Festival begins Wed., Aug. 29, through Sept. 2. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (302 W. North Ave., North Side, 412-321-9282).

Compiled by Pat Embry,

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