Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pittsburgh Restaurants, Volume 1

This show was originally aired at www.talkshoe.com on December 1, 2009 and can be heard archived at: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/tscmd/tc/18520
Or on the Positively Pittsburgh Live Radio Channel at www.positivelypittsburghlivemagazine.com

Pittsburgh Restaurants, Volume 1

STORMS Restaurant & Lounge opened September 4, 2007. We primarily serve Italian-American cuisine but have a little bit of everything. My husband Rob and I are the owners. Rob is the chef and I handle front of the house and all of the office work. Rob has been a chef in Pittsburgh for the past 10 years. He is originally from Highland Falls NY. He came to Pittsburgh and trained at Scoglio Restaurant where he was mentored by Gary Komoroski.
He was a partner at Jamie’s on the Square and Jamie’s in Dormont and helped open Piccolina’s Restaurant. We are located in the Law & Finance Building on 429 4th Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. We are open Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 7 PM. Lunch is our busiest time, serving 11 AM to 4 PM and dinner 4 PM to 7 PM. Happy Hour is 5 to 7 PM with drink specials and a free buffet on Thursdays.
We do corporate and personal catering and are closed on the weekends except for private parties and catering. We have many events throughout the year, including charity events. We are having a shopping party on Monday, December 8th from 5 to 9 PM with a variety of vendors available for holiday shopping. There is a $5 donation at the door to benefit The Make-A-Wish foundation as well as basked raffles benefitting charities.
Rob & Jennifer Storms
Storms Restaurant & Catering
429 4th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Long Putters Pub, Harmony Ridge Golf Club

I am Chef Dan Colaizzi form Harmony Ridge Golf Club, formerly the Ambridge Country Club

I graudeted from Pennsylvania Culinary in 2004 after 30 years in manufacturing in the Pittsburgh area. I haved worked at several clubs in the area. Harmony Ridge is offering lunch and dinner Wednesday thru Sunday and breakfast Saturday and Sunday. We are a full event center with banquet facuiltys up to 225 people seating.

Open for Lunch and Dinner with specialty sandwiches, lunch and dinner specials, friday is prime rib night Wednesday Ladies night with bar bocce, thursday family pasta night, saturday Martinis with michelle.

The Venue

Banquet Faciulty

225 seating capacity, live entertaimment, new sound system, stage and stage lighting, complete banquet menu.

Dutch Pivilion

Out door seating for 200 great for wedding, showers golf outting. First pig roast this year.

Old Ambridge Country club, three partners, Greg Paul. Ed Rae, John Mazza (Golf Pro)

Pool and Golf season passes
Greg Paul
Harmony Ridge Golf Club
1280 Breitenstein Rd
Ambridge, PA 15003

Folino's Ristorante and Tom's Diner

The Story of Folino's Catering and Tom’s Diner “A Folino Family Restaurant”

The Folino’s own and operate Tom’s Diner in Dormont and South Side and know the importance of a family run operation. Penny Folino, along with her father, mother, and brother opened Tom’s Diner in Dormont in 1981, which has been a huge success in Pittsburgh. Now Penny, along with her husband, Tony, would like the opportunity to serve you once again.

Our story at Folino’s is to know this as a “New Twist on an Old Establishment” with breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays, Hearty Steaks, Italian Pasta Creations, Ice Cold Beer, Margaritas and Specialty Martinis, along with a Lively, Fun, Yet Relaxing atmosphere. Serving the City of Pittsburgh 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In the News...
• City Police Team With Restaurant To Feed Needy On Thanksgiving
Munch goes to Folino's Ristorante
• Diner Ladies

Penny Folino
Folino's Ristorante
1719 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


I took on a second job during my son Michael's college years at Penn State University, and he went on to earn a Masters Degree. While still at school, he started a company and made me an offer to go into business with him. That was 23 years ago, and now the company, American Made, LLC, is a $25 million corporation known worldwide. My current position there is Chief Operating Officer of their industrial liner division, American Made Liner Systems. When I began in 1983, I was dead broke ... and several years ago, I reached the millionaire status. Guess it is never too late to gain success and wealth.

My daughter Deborah Ann and I also started another business. She showed a flair for design and creative works of art, as well as the ability to organize and manage large projects of an industrial nature. So we formed Classic & Chic Gift Boutique ... bringing new and enticing innovative products to the consumer industry. She does most of the designing of the ideas we both have for new products; and my part is mostly providing the financial requirements. Deborah also can boast of her two handsome and talented sons, and

… and even though these are designer bibs for women, they do use them under suits and coats since they are so very lovely and attractive. And some of the women are even purchasing the plain darker colored ones in the neck loop style for their male relatives. We are also introducing a line of Bridal Bibs … some of which are one of a kind and can be purchased on site, while others will be custom made to match or coordinate with the wedding gown.

Caroline La Rocco
Classic Chic
Cafe Boutique
Diner's Elegant Bib

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