Chef's Spotlight: Andrew Garbarino, Chef/Partner of The Twisted Frenchman
Chef Andrew Garbarino knows his way around a kitchen. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he worked for several years at Spoon, one of the more revered establishments in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood, and followed that by working at the beloved Il Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebanon. Working with same silent investor behind the now defunct Notion, he opened his modest 32-seat restaurant, The Twisted Frenchman, in April of 2015. In fact, it occupies the same space N
Chef's Spotlight: Jessica Bauer, Executive Chef, Bistro 19 & Altius
One phrase immediately comes to mind when learning about Jessica Bauer: hard working. As the executive chef at not one, but two restaurants, Jessica spends her days overseeing the menus at two very different restaurants: Bistro 19 and Altius. Working with her longtime business partner, Josephine "B" DeFrancis, the two have carved out a niche in the heart of the Pittsburgh area's rising food scene. Their first effort, Bistro 19, offers a fine-dining experience set within a jub
Chef's Spotlight: Dan Lamb, Executive Chef, Marty's Market
The heart of Pittsburgh's historic Strip District may be Penn Avenue, but, tucked away on nearby Smallman Street lies a hidden gem – Marty's Market. The unconventional establishment is part market and part café, offering a delicious mix of high-quality organic and locally-grown foods. Marty's Market has been featured on numerous "best of" lists, including The Pittsburgh Sun-Times' "Top 7 Coffee Shops" and Pittsburgh Magazine‘s "10 Best Lunch Spots that Won’t Bust Your Budget.
Chef's Spotlight: Jason R. Shaffer: Executive Chef, Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie
Braddock's American Brasserie in Pittsburgh is known for its eclectic menu of globally-inspired comfort food favorites and handcrafted cocktails. It should come as no surprise that its executive chef, Jason R. Shaffer, is known for his creative, innovative dishes and a love of locally sourced ingredients. Recently, the Bradford, PA native answered some questions about his two-year tenure at Braddock's and his life-long love of cooking. When did you start cooking? I started m