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GoodTaste! Pittsburgh’s first annual PITTSBURGH BREW ‘N CHEW


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No tap was left unturned when ‘Burgh Vivant loosed contributors Lonnie Jantsch and Andy Coleman on the Monroeville Convention Center January 11th for the first annual Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew event presented by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh.  The debonair duo sampled beers from numerous breweries, both local and national in this tour de force of fun and… Read more »

World-Renowned Brewmaster Garrett Oliver to Headline First-Ever Pittsburgh Brew ’N Chew

PITTSBURGH, Pa., November 14, 2013 – GoodTaste! Pittsburgh is excited to announce that legendary Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster, Garrett Oliver will be headlining the first-ever Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew on January 11, 2014, at the Monroeville Convention Center. One of the foremost authorities in the world on the subject of beer, Oliver will bring his more… Read more »

Inaugural Pittsburgh Brew ’N Chew Brings Beer Flights and Big Bites to Monroeville Convention Center

  PITTSBURGH, Pa. – There’s a new beer festival on tap for the greater Pittsburgh region, and this one’s got bite. As beerfest buzz continues to bubble across our great city, GoodTaste! Pittsburgh is giving its famed food-show reputation a new twist with the introduction of its first-ever Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew, sponsored in part by… Read more »

Review – IL MEGLIO DEI DUE MONDI, Lidia’s Pittsburgh


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‘Burgh Vivant revisits LIDIA’S PITTSBURGH for Il Meglio dei due Mondi – “The Best of Both Worlds” – a 4-course beer pairing dinner arranged by General Manager Adam Greiner and Executive Chef Jeremy Voytish.  The flavors were bursting – and so were the comments from guest contributor, comedian Missy Moreno!  Get the dish on the… Read more »

Award-winning Café Phipps Welcomes New Executive Chef

Amy Tyner selected to fulfill sustainable mission of public garden’s Green Restaurant Certified® eatery. Pittsburgh, Pa.—Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome Amy Tyner as Café Phipps’ new executive chef. Nestled inside the public garden’s LEED® Silver Welcome Center, this Green Restaurant Certified® and Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability award-winning establishment is committed to serving… Read more »

JEREMY VOYTISH – Executive Chef, Lidia’s Pittsburgh


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Our delicious visit to LIDIA’S PITTSBURGH continues as host Brian Edward has a few words (over vodka SAUCE for a change) with Executive Chef, Jeremy Voytish.  Get the inside “dish” on what makes a great Italian meal, the hardest part about serving Presidents, and what its like to work with one of America’s most beloved… Read more »

LIDIA BASTIANICH – Chef, Author, Restauranteur, LIDIA’S PITTSBURGH


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What do you cook for the Pope?  One of America’s most beloved chefs, Lidia Bastianich has the answer!  She is the host of the Emmy-nominated television series, LIDIA’S ITALY, a best-selling cookbook author, and the restauranteur behind LIDIA’S PITTSBURGH.  Tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant, the ever delightful Lidia discusses her latest cookbook LIDIA’S COMMONSENSE ITALIAN COOKING,… Read more »