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90.5 WESA reporters look at food issues in the region, including access, school lunch programs, food history, culture and more. Check our collection of stories below.

Pittsburgh's Homestyle Cuisine are Coming into Season

Liz Gosselin

All over the country there has been a resurgence in down-home, comfort foods, especially heading into the winter months. In Pittsburgh home-style meals have never gone out of style and these days regional cuisines are being translated by and for Pittsburgh diners.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette restaurant critic Melissa McCart notes that Pittsburgh takes great pride in their home-style meals and picked up on another restaurant trend, single concept restaurants.

When single concept restaurants and home-style meals combine, you get places like Emporio, a new venue with a menu focused on meatballs! It opens in November at 942 Penn Avenue.

Then there's the first annual Pierogi festival this Saturday from noon to 5 PM at the South Shore Riverfront Park. An event focused on the diversity of one of Pittsburgh's favorite foods.