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arancini-house-will-open-in-mt-lebanon-mid-novemberJoe Reale and his soon-to-be father-in-law, Emanuel Lacommare have been working toward the opening of Arancini House in mid-November at 615 Washington Road in the building's terrace-level cafe. The duo started catering in July, specializing in Sicilian street food: panelle...
szmidt-s-to-open-downtown-next-yearDarren Smith signed a lease Tuesday on 955/957 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The addresses had been Mercy Life Center Corp. and an Indo Asian-fusion restaurant. It's going to be Szmidt's Old World Deli (pronounced Szmeeds)."I'm really excited and really nervous and I just...
think-you-re-the-next-masterchef-juniorDo you think you're the next MasterChef Junior? Well, you can give it a shot if you're willing to drive/train/fly to Philly. The show's casting associate producer Nina Steffel told me she's "aware that it's not necessarily next door. It is an open call and we'd like to get...
an-absolut-ely-cool-new-bottleDid you know that there's a new "Andy Warhol Edition" of the Absolut vodka bottle that the artist helped make famous in 1986? His original artwork is incorporated in the bottle, "allowing anyone to bring home their very own Warhol," says the vodka maker.Absolut went on to work...
carmella-s-plates-pints-will-open-for-dinner-nov-8David Murphy, the new chef at Carmella's Plates & Pints on the South Side, said the restaurant will begin dinner service on Nov. 8. Carmella Salem opened the place a year ago and has been putting the finishing touches on the kitchen buildout, which has taken a bit...
local-food-groups-making-an-impactNews today from Food Tank, which, with the James Beard Foundation and some other experts, has produced a developed its first annual "Good Food Org Guide" highlighting nonprofit organizations that are "doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and...
what-s-dishing-on-the-blogs-bbq-ribsThis week, we have BBQ ribs, soups and stews. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:On the savory front, the Brown Eyed Baker prepared glorious Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs. Haute Pepper Bites threw together a colorful Maple Roasted Root Vegetables and Squash dish. Linda from...
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