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  • More than a sandwich

    On their salads or their sandwiches, Pittsburghers have a strange desire to put French fries on top of almost everything. This odd habit can be traced back to Joe Primanti, founder of Primanti Bros. Restaurant.

    Pillbox | December 3, 2007
  • Aftertaste

    Some things never change. Luckily, the hamburger at Tessaro’s is one of them. The recipe has remained virtually the same since Kelly Harrington took over the restaurant in 1984 with the help of his sister and mother. When you enter, it’s guaranteed that at least one Harrington will greet you.

    Pillbox | November 12, 2007
  • Aftertaste

    Few of us have a firm understanding of Southern cuisine — seriously, what the hell is a chitterling? And even fewer of us have Southern grandmothers who cook it. For the bulk of us who are not so fortunate, we are lucky to have Brenda Franklin, who opened Big Mama’s House of Soul last spring.

    Pillbox | October 29, 2007
  • The gourmet grocers come to Pittsburgh

    I am not a patient person. Indeed, there are few things I dislike more than having to wait for something; yet it was with great pleasure that I waited in a checkout line for 30 minutes during the grand opening of Trader Joe’s’ Pittsburgh store on October 27. The reason for my pleasure is simple: For a college student with a tight budget, a penchant for good food, and a taste for adventure, Trader ...

    Pillbox | November 6, 2006
  • CMU clipped by Thiel in triple overtime

    Sophomore kicker Sammy Koyl has literally been the weak leg of the Thiel College football team all season. Coming into Saturday?s game, Koyl only converted three of seven field goal attempts. Yet, for most of the season, the undefeated Cats have not needed to rely on their kicker to win games. Saturday?s game against Carnegie Mellon in the Tartans? home finale was almost an exception.
    With less t...

    Sports | November 14, 2005