In 1968, Pittsburgh Chef Ferdinand Metz cabled from Frankfurt, Germany, to tell his friends that the U.S. Team won the Grand Gold Award in the International Culinary Competition. He was at the top of the culinary world, with 16 gold medals and the grand award given to him and his team. And thousands…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The history of Pittsburgh dining and the challenges it now faces
Nothing says summer like a classic banana split. For some of us, it recalls going to the neighborhood drug store/​soda fountain with no thought of caloric intake or cholesterol levels.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading As the summer heats up, cool off with a visit to this old-​time ice cream shop in the Strip
Is winter getting to you? How about taking time for the perfect cup of hot chocolate? Drive to 2101 Penn Avenue in the Strip and enter Mon Aimee Chocolate, most simply described as the chocolate lover’s dream. What’s better than being a kid in a candy store? Being an adult in one, with…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Chocolate and cars: These stops can fix a cold soul and dirty wheels
In a food world where cured pork products have been catapulted to sexy heights of connoisseurship by chefs like Mario Batali, Pittsburghers blithely accept, take for granted and plain underappreciate the elegant — and bargain-​priced — sausage and prosciutto made here in a fourth-​generation family business in the Strip.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
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