What's dishing on the blogs: Grilled sandwiches

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

20150519 171001

This week, we have grilled sandwiches and easy pizza concoctions. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

Linda from Dinner Plan-it gobbled down a crunchy Eggplant Parm Grilled Cheese Supreme for dinner, while Sam from Haute Pepper Bites wolfed down an awesome Griller Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper Mayo. On the somewhat lighter side, Jessica from How Sweet It Is made BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps, and Chef Chuck from Cooks and Eats prepared Tequila Prawns with Cilantro, Basil, Honey, and Sweet Peppers.

On the pizza menu, The Hungry Hounds whipped up a vibrant Carrot Ricotta Tart with Herbs and the Brown Eyed Baker went for a flavorful Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread with Dipping Sauce. For a touch of sweetness, try the colorful Coney Island Cheesecake from How Sweet It Is or the Classic Pound Cake from the Brown Eyed Baker. And for even more inspiration, check out Hungry Hounds' cookbook collection.

Lastly, on the restaurant front, the girls from eatPGH reviewed Osteria 2350; Chef Chuck from Cooks and Eats paid a visit to Lenzis in Monongahela; according to Good Food Pittsburgh, Spoon introduced new spring cocktails; Hal B. Klein at Pittsburgh Magazine informed us that the city's food community paid tribute to Penn Mac's "Dearheart"; Yum Yum recapped her dining experience at 22 North in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.; whereas Bill from Three Dogs BBQ attended the Salt City BBQ Festival in Syracuse, N.Y.

See you here next week!

Dinner Plan-it photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.

What's dishing on the blogs: Colorful salads

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

buff-caesar-I-howsweeteats.com-3

This week, we have fun salads and rich main courses. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

Jessica from How Sweet It Is made a summery Grilled Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad. Haute Pepper Bites prepared easy Asian Lettuce Wraps. The Hungry Hounds whipped up a Crunchy Broccoli Stem Slaw with Hoisin Vinaigrette, while Yum Yum opted for simple Roasted Broccoli.

For something more satisfying, try the silky Fettuccine with Brown Butter Asparagus and Parmesan Fonduta from How Sweet It Is or the hearty Smoked Pork Roast Braised in Bloody Mary Mix from Three Dogs BBQ. And on the dessert menu, Culinary Cory tossed together some beautifully perfumed Stove-top Candied Pecans, whereas the Brown Eyed Baker shared with us the Ultimate Magic Bars.

On the restaurant scene, the girls from eatPGH celebrated at Tako; Hal B. Klein at Pittsburgh Magazine dished about the new developments at Cure; Good Food Pittsburgh announced that San Lorenzo Restaurant is hosting a pig roast this Friday, May 15; Leah from Brazen Kitchen updated us on where to find her in May; Yum Yum took a trip to N.C.; and Dan from Pizza Walk with Me talked about the latest on Pittsburgh Pizza.

See you here next week!

How Sweet It Is photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.

What's dishing on the blogs: Burgers and cookies

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

static1.squarespace.com

This week, we have Mexican burgers and homemade cookies. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

The Hungry Hounds scarfed down mouthwatering Smokey Ancho Cheddar Burgers. Linda from Dinner Plan-it put a twist on the Mexican classic of Carne Rojo (Shredded Beef With Red Chilies). Jessica from How Sweet It Is devoured the super tasty Homemade Pulled Pork Nachos, while the Brown Eyed Baker dove into her favorite Guacamole. Cinco de Mayo may be behind us but its flavors still linger on!

For something sweet, try the delectable Tres Leches Cake Donuts from How Sweet It Is. And if you're looking for crunchier treats, look no further than Yum Yum's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brown Eyed Baker's Chunky, Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies.

Locally, the girls from eatPGH were impressed with the food at Sausalido; Yum Yum ventured out to Emporio; Hal B. Klein at Pittsburgh Magazine took a close look at Tako; Good Food Pittsburgh announced that Trapuzzano Italian Chop House launched its new brunch menu; Three Dogs BBQ headed to Annapolis, Md., for the Naptown BarBAYq Contest and Festival; and Dan from Pizza Walk with Me posted another Pittsburgh Pizza update.

See you here next week!

The Hungry Hounds photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.

What's dishing on the blogs: Ethnic dishes

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

6. SR Chocolate Coconut Cake

This week, we have family recipes and ethnic flare. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

At Simply Romanesco, I revived my grandma's festive Chocolate Coconut Cake, one of my family's favorite desserts. The Hungry Hounds whipped up the rustic French sweet treat of Îles Flottantes. And Jessica from How Sweet It Is opted for bright and colorful Strawberry Mango Mint Julep Fruit Salad with Whipped Marshmallow.

On the savory menu, Linda from Dinner Plan-it made a Middle Eastern-inspired Roasted Chicken with Sumac, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme, Yum Yum shared numerous Quick Glazes for Grilled Chicken, while Bill from Three Dogs BBQ delved into the different ways to grill pizza. And since Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching, try Brown Eyed Baker's flavorful Taco Dip, or the super tasty Mexican Grilled Corn Avocado Toast from How Sweet It Is.

On the restaurant scene, the girls from eatPGH discovered the Korean food at Green Pepper in Squirrel Hill; Dan from Pizza Walk with Me spread the word about the Roman-style pizza at Pizza Taglio; Yum Yum revisited Butcher & the Rye; Bill from Three Dogs BBQ checked out Barrel Junction in Richland; Good Food Pittsburgh announced that Pennsylvania Microbrewers' Fest will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Penn Brewery; Pittsburgh Magazine's Hal B. Klein showed us how to be a good forager; Sugar Pixie dished about LunchBots; and Haute Pepper Bites explored the sights and food of Williamsburg, Va.

See you here next week!

Simply Romanesco photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.

What's dishing on the blogs: Gluten-free and comforting

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

BlueberryCobbler

This week, we have gluten-free desserts and comforting entrees. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

Since life is short I'll dive straight into desserts. Culinary Cory posted a juicy Gluten-free Blueberry Cobbler. The Brown Eyed Baker shared her recipe for nicely spiced Hermit Cookies. And who doesn't love lemons? Meyer lemons, that is. If you do, make sure you try Haute Pepper Bites' amazing Meyer Lemon Bars. Now, if you want more gluten-free tips, check out Sincerely Caroline's!

For something green, head over to The Hungry Hounds for a leafy Kale Cobb Salad with Avocado Green Goddess, and then wash it all down with the spiked Kiwi Margaritas from How Sweet It Is. If you're looking for comforting food, get grilling at Three Dogs BBQ to make an unbelievable Grilled Shrimp Stir Fry with Brussels Sprouts, then sink your teeth in the Cheesy Crunchy Crispy Chickpea Burgers at How Sweet It Is, and finish up with a plate of Yum Yum's creamy Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas.

On the local scene, the girls from eatPGH announced that Market St. Grocery has opened in Market Square; Good Food Pittsburgh dished about Sinful Sweets' new location at the Pittsburgh Public Market; Pittsburgh Maganize indulged in Indonesian food at Kusuka Indonesian Cuisine in North Huntingdon; Yum Yum dined at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mount Washington; and according to Dan from Pizza Walk with Me Pittsburgh is still bursting with pizza news.

See you here next week!

Culinary Cory photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.

What's dishing on the blogs: Mexican food

Written by Dana Cizmas on . Shared Plates

static1.squarespace.com

This week, we have an eclectic roundup sprinkled with bright Mexican flavors and pizza news. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

The Hungry Hounds introduced us to a smokey Charred Ancho Mexican Red Rice and Jessica from How Sweet It Is whipped up wonderfully Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos. Who doesn't like Mexican food? But if you fancy something else, Yum Yum tossed toghether colorful Spring Vegetables with Warm Vinaigrette, while Bill from Three Dogs BBQ couldn't resist a nice Brisket Philly Cheesesteak Pizza. And to properly end a great feast, try the unique Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake from the Brown Eyed Baker or a fabulous Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Chocolate Pistachio Brittle from How Sweet It Is.

On the restaurant front, Dan from Pizza Walk with Me gave us the latest news on Pittsburgh Pizza; Good Food Pittsburgh announced that there's a rooftop beer garden to open at Hotel Monaco; the girls from eatPGH attended a pop-up dinner at Thin Man Sandwich Shop; and Yum Yum celebrated her anniversary with gorgeous cupcakes from Grandview Bakery. Pittsburgh Magazine discussed gardening in Pittsburgh; Chef Chuck shared grilling tips at Cooks and Eats; whereas Culinary Cory spent his birthday exploring the restaurant scene in Sandusky, Ohio.

See you here next week!

The Hungry Hounds photo

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.