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Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day Weekend Itinerary & a Giveaway!

As always, Reservations are Recommended!

Friday, February 12, 2016

In Bed By Ten Dance Party

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy - Motown Records Night, Valentine's Edition

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Mount Washington

Penn Brewery - 3-course Beer Pairing Dinner

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh - 4-course Prix Fixe menu with optional Wine Pairings

Wigle Whiskey's Spicy Soirée

Saturday, February 13, 2016

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy - Beauty Slap Valentine's Party with special guests

Montana's Rib & Chop House - Valentine's Day Weekend Dinner for Two

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Mount Washington

New Sun Rising's Cultural Gumbo

Penn Brewery - 3-course Beer Pairing Dinner

Spoon - Valentine's Day 3-course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Parings

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh - 4-course Prix Fixe menu with optional Wine Pairings

Wigle Whiskey's Ginger Whiskey Weekend

Sunday, February 14, 2016 

Il Pizzaiolo Market Square Brunch - New Brunch Menu launching this day!

Mandy's Pizza - Pre-order a heart-shaped pizza for for sweetie!

Mattress Factory Breakfast in Bed

Montana's Rib & Chop House - Valentine's Day Weekend Dinner for Two

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Mount Washington

Nakama - This Valentine's Day our hibachi chef's plan to bring the heat to your dinner plate. Treat your sweetie to Pittsburgh's most interactive dining experience at one of Nakama's two unique locations: Southside & Wexford. Reserve your table at

NOLA on the Square - Valentine's Day Menu

Penn Brewery - 3-course Beer Pairing Dinner

Root 174 - Valentine's Day is such a beautiful day to spend with the one you love at Root 174! We love you back so much that we are opening this day to spend some QT with you! We are planning an elegant three course meal with a decadent a la carte menu. Our hours for the 14th will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call for reservations before it's too late! (412) 243-4348

Spoon - Valentine's Day 3-course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Parings

The Summit Pgh Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration - Love to hate on the idea of love? Join us as we drink our sorrows away on this ridiculous Hallmark holiday

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh - 4-course Prix Fixe menu with optional Wine Pairings

Wigle Whiskey's Ginger Whiskey Weekend

Friday through Sunday

Bill's Bar and Burger - Special $7 "Hearts On Fire" Milkshake (vanilla ice cream, strawberry puree, whipped cream & topped with cinnamon heart candies). Also, if you're single, you can spike your milkshake with a shot of Fireball Whiskey for no additional charge! (with food purchase, limit one per person)

A Last-Minute Valentine's Day Dinner for Two Giveaway
courtesy of Montana's Rib & Chop House - Southpointe! 

Giveaway runs Monday, February 8, 2016
through 8pm (EST) Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Good luck and thanks for participating!

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Giveaway runs Tuesday, January 26, 2016
through Monday, February 1, 2016.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Good luck and thanks for participating!
(make sure you check back daily for additions!)

If your name is listed below, please send an email to:
by the end of the day on Thursday, February 4, 2016
to claim your prize!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gift Card Giveaway to benefit 412 Food Rescue!

How it works:
1) Make a donation of any dollar level to 412 Food Rescue
through this link and you become eligible
to enter to win one of MANY gift cards being donated
by Pittsburgh area restaurants,
coffee shops and other food-related businesses.

2) Email your donation receipt to:
and you're automatically entered to win!
We will notify the winners via email following the random
drawing on December 26, 2015.

Meet our sponsors and gift card donors:


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Small Biz Spotlight: Batch

Batch's name is derived directly from our style of cooking and the artisan made goods that we carry; handmade in small batches. Our intent is to rekindle the simplicity of flavors we once enjoyed as children and that the generations before us once enjoyed, but with a modern twist. 

Meghan and Jessica are two women with one dream, to live a life growing, creating, and eating. Most all of the ingredients that go into their products are either grown by them or as locally sourced as possible  according to the season. Their vision is to connect the produce and the people who grow it directly to the food that they create. This makes our jams, jelly and whatever else we create fresh and bursting with local flavor. 

Batch doesn't just have food however. The retail area is filled with items homegrown and handmade such as; potted plants, candles, pillows, soap, lotion, jewelry, clothing and more. Batch is this place to buy local!










And, you'll find Jessica making three different kinds
of homemade quiche every Saturday!

Friday, December 4, 2015

It's finally here! Introducing YaJagoff!'s The Pittsburgh Podcast with John and Craig...

We did it! We released our first YaJagoff! Podcast!!

Click the image below to link to the YaJagoff! website to give a listen...
and please - let us know what you think!

The Food Tasters will be a regular guest and contributor to this Pittsburgh-centric podcast.
If you're a locally-owned restaurant and would like to get involved,
please email us at:

Episode 1 was recorded live at Steel City Studios located inside Fifth Avenue Place
in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh on Light Up Night 2015.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


#‎GivingTuesday‬ is about GIVING BACK. Giving back meaning making a donation to your local food bank or humane societyanimal shelter or other charity or non-profit organization that you, or someone you know, may have benefitted from in the past or may depend on in the future. Or, maybe just because you can.  

If you live in the Greater Pittsburgh area and ending hunger in your own community is important to you, please consider making a donation to 412 Food Rescue. The goal of 412 Food Rescue is to fight hunger by collecting fresh, healthy food that would otherwise be discarded and directly distributing it to community organizations that serve those in need.

Did you know that 40% of food is wasted yet one in six people go hungry?  Since March of 2015, 412 Food Rescue has rescued approximately 150,000 pounds of food--perfectly good fruits, vegetables, bread and milk--healthy, nutritious food that many of those in need often have no access to.

And, today 412 Food Rescue launched a fundraiser to help them secure a second truck that will allow them to serve all of Allegheny County. They have the opportunity to pick up LARGER donations--pallets full of food--perfectly good, healthy food that will go to those in need. Not landfills. 

Learn more about 412 Food Rescue and make a donation here:

412 FOOD RESCUE - $25K IN 25 DAYS!