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Farmer's Table at Manchester Farms

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA

The area around Pittsburgh has everything it needs to foster a thriving locavore movement -- ample affordable farmland, creative community leaders and passionate chefs. Together, they're cooking up something powerful.

Lake Erie Wine Country

Vino-vation

Lake Erie vintners are exploring new ways to keep tourists coming to the ever-growing Northwest, Pa. wine region, including more than just grapes.

Beth Corning of The Glue Factory.

Disruptors: Five Pittsburghers shaking up the status quo and reshaping our world

Using the power of art, technology, community and academia these citizens are creating the critical differences that will propel Pittsburgh forward.

Cooking club student Sam works with chefs from Spoon. Photo by Alaina Webber

Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club fundraises to close gap between quality food and city youth

The group is also looking to put on the largest Food Revolution Day in the world at Barack Obama Academy. 

Beers of the Burgh

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Beers of the Burgh Festival

Over 30 local and regional craft breweries come together in Lawrenceville for a unique, Pittsburgh-only beer festival.

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Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

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The allure of (local) seasonal beers

"No pumpkins were harmed in the brewing of this beer," jokes Scott Smith of East End Brewing of his Nunkin Ale. But it's the fresh hops he uses in the seasonal Big Hop Harvest that make it the model of true seasonal beer. Plenty of others are available throughout the region, from Jacked Up O'Lantern Stout to Festivus Ale. Here's a roundup that will make your mouth water.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash in Pittsburgh

Before you don those masks and do the Monster Mash, do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash! Running October 22nd through October 27th at venues around town, the nomadic food and drink tour pairs Brooklyn brews with local chefs and creatives.

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From farm tables to city lots, it's a new scene in dining

At Six x Ate, the focus is on five-minute presentations from local artists. At Off-the-Grid Sunday Suppers, it's taking over a  restaurant and pairing wine to each course. Around the World dinners focus on local healthy food. Whatever your appetite, you'll find a great creative dinner series in Pittsburgh.

Marty's Market in the Strip District

Great places to drink coffee in Pittsburgh

It's not just the coffee but where you drink it. As coffeehouse culture in Pittsburgh keeps getting better, we invite you to check out our list of great spots to drink a great brew. It runs the gamut from classic one-of-a-kind places such as La Prima Espresso to newer faves including Espresso a Mano.

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The Pop City guide to French food and wine in Pittsburgh

From macarons in a rainbow of colors to dishes like savory lamb with black truffles, our writer explores the feast of French foods (and wines!) found here in Pittsburgh.

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A day in the life of: Chef Bill Fuller of Big Burrito

As corporate chef for Big Burrito, the restaurant group credited with starting the transformation of the Pittsburgh food scene, Bill Fulller has a big-city appreciation for restaurants and the way they should work. 

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5 things not to miss on Penn Avenue in the Strip

Bustling Penn Avenue in the Strip is the must-see place for tourists and the go-to place for Pittsburgh residents. To help you better explore, we offer five exceptional choices for your next visit. 

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Pop Star: Leah Lizarondo of The Brazen Kitchen

Why can't healthy food taste great? That question launched the now popular blog, The Brazen Kitchen, and turned its writer into a food activist and now ambassador for Jamie's Food Revolution. Meet Leah, an inspiration for food that's shamelessly good for you.

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Making the most of Pittsburgh's craft beer (by pairing it with the best kind of food)

Just in time for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, some tips on pairing craft beer with food that brings out its best. Think Nut Brown Ale and a rich cheese or a Czech pilsner with spicy jambalaya. Learn more here then head for some Beer Week events like the Farm to Fork beer dinner where you can taste test. Cheers!
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