Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The former Oakmont restaurant is up for rent.
About a year after opening, 314 Pasta & Prime restaurant in Oakmont has closed. Chef Dave Racicot, owner of the restaurant and the former Notion restaurant at that location, is reopening Notion at 128 S. Highland Avenue in East Liberty some time this month, according to the Post-Gazette. What should go in this location? Another restaurant? Something different? Tell us in the comments! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chef Gordon Ramsay takes on Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine in a new show that airs Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. on the Fox Network.
As a young child, Jean Gould would stand on a chair and watch her mother cook. That love of cooking extended into adulthood—first for her church, then in her own restaurant. On Friday, Gould will be cooking for America when her Wilkinsburg restaurant, Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine, is featured on Chef Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares," which airs on WPGH Fox 53. The teaser on the "Kitchen Nightmares" website says: "Chef Ramsay travels to the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, to help a desperate retired special education teacher, Jean, who put her entire life's savings into her failing restaurant. Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine has a gained a negative reputation in the community for the bad food and even worse service. Customers even say that Ms. …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
You've nominated them, and now it's time to vote!
The weather for the rest of the week and this weekend is supposed to be warm and gorgeous—will you be heading out to any restaurants with outdoor patios? We've asked you to nominate the local restaurant with the best outdoor dining, and you've chosen: We've put your picks in a poll and are asking you to vote for your favorite! Voting ends on Sunday morning. The place with the most votes will receive a certificate from Patch. If you think we're missing a location, tell us in the comments and we will add it to our poll. Ready. Set. VOTE. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, May 14, 2012
When we have gorgeous weather, where do you like to enjoy a meal outside?
Warm summer days and nights are on the horizon, and sometimes, there's nothing better than soaking up the sun while enjoying a great meal. This week, we're asking readers to choose the restaurant with the best outdoor patio. There are plenty of restaurants in Plum, Oakmont and Verona that allow visitors to dine and drink outside. Leave your nominations in the comments section of the article. On Wednesday, we will add a poll with your nominations and ask you to choose your favorite place. The winner will receive a Patch Readers' Choice certificate saying our readers think it's outdoor dining area is the best. Start nominating! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Chef David Racicot's vision for 314 Pasta & Prime is community-oriented, kid-friendly.
When Chef David Racicot opened Notion on Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont at the end of 2010, he knew it was temporary. "We always knew we'd want to move Notion," he said. "Oakmont wasn't meant to be its final spot." Notion, a restaurant devoted to fine, modern dining aimed for adults, isn't what Racicot envisioned for the small community. Since March 2011, Racicot and his team have been working on a plan that would move Notion to East Liberty and open a new family-oriented restaurant in its Oakmont location. When Notion closed on Dec. 17, 314 Pasta & Prime was born. Racicot, whose three children currently attend Tenth Street Elementary, said he has at least 11 years left in Oakmont, so he wanted to create something longstanding. "We …