By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth   For a minute there, it looked like the traditional dominance of the local restaurant market by red-sauce Italian joints might be fading.   Old stalwarts were closing, and in their place, a new generation of Asian and upscale American restaurants have begun offering chicken banh mi in place of chic...

Internationally acclaimed musicians Luisa Sello and Bruno Canino will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Sello, a flutist, and Canino, pianist, will perform songs that reflects their Italian heritage and highlights original works by Pittsburgh-based composers Reza Vali and Federico Garcia...

Joe Motisi describes himself as a jack-of-all-trades and master at some. He's held just about every job imaginable, but studied broadcasting and is a former talk radio board operator and producer.   Currently, this Chicago native—and current Pittsburgher—convinces people to buy very expensive things for a living. Joe is also a cartoonist whi...

Guest chefs Mary Menniti of The Italian Garden Project, Anna Torrance and Jennifer Bamonte demonstrate how to prepare traditional Italian American recipes of the holiday season in the center's kitchen.   The mission of The Italian Garden Project is to celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden,...

When: Friday, April 22, 2016 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmWhere: Heinz History CenterCosts: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. $10 for History Center members.   International flutist Luisa Sello and pianist Bruno Canino, two of the best chamber musicians of our time, will perform a concert in Pittsburgh during their 2016 United S...

By Sara Bauknecht Gina Mazzotta doesn't give much mind to those who say Pittsburgh comes up short when it comes to having a sense of style. In just shy of three years, she's turned her interest in millinery into a full-fledged business based here.   "There's definitely that style in Pittsburgh, and it's growing," she says. "There is a...

By Dan Gigler   Whether the reason was as simple as changing palates, the ubiquity of chains serving lousy lasagna or the paranoia of a growing worldview of carbohydrates as a societal evil on par with the "Whip/Nae Nae" song, good ol' red sauce Italian joints briefly became passé with the dining-out set.   Locally, some of the old gu...

Baseball coach and scout Claudio Reilsono donated this selection of artifacts that represent milestones from his baseball career, which spans three decades. Reilsono has been the head coach of the Carnegie Mellon University's Tartans since 2005, leading them to their first baseball championship in the school's history, the 2015 District V Conferenc...

Bloomfield is referred to as Pittsburgh's Little Italy and According to a report in TribLive, a local civic group that nearly fizzled last year because of funding problems and infighting has reorganized and plans initiatives to improve Pittsburgh's "Little Italy."   Pittsburgh architectural historian, Franklin Toker, has said that Bloomfield...

Tony Ceoffe, lifelong Lawrenceville resident and community activist, is hoping to make an impact on public service beyond his years of volunteer work in local neighborhoods, and recently decided to campaign full-time for City Council District 7.   The seat became vacant when Patrick Dowd resigned last month. A special election will be h...