At the busy intersection of South Highland Avenue and Penn Circle South, near the Goodwill clothing store, the upscale restaurant Spoon (on right) and adjacent BRGR Bar (center) are owned by executive chef Brian Pekarcik, Pittsburgh Magazine's 2012 Chef of the Year.
Union Pig and Chicken in the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
Mural in the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh.
Interior of the Union Pig and Chicken.
The menu at Union Pig and Chicken is all about barbeque.
Vanilla Pastry Studio in East Liberty serves cupcakes and other sweet confections.
Chocolate cupcake with espresso buttercream at Vanilla Pastry Studio.
Chris Rhodes, owner of Zeke's Coffee in East Liberty, roasts one pound of coffee at a time.
Dinette in East Liberty serves pizza in a stylish setting.
Spicy spinach and egg pizza at Dinette in East Liberty.
Conflict Kitchen was a take-out style storefront serving food from countries with which the US is in conflict. It recently closed at this location and has been functioning as a Cuban paladar (home-based restaurant) until it secures a new space downtown.
Cuban food to-go at Conflict Kitchen: black beans and rice with roast pork.
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
Thomas Jamison and his partner Alecia Shipman opened Dream Cream Ice Cream in Pittsburgh's Cultural District as part of a city-sponsored Pop-Up Project.