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the most delicious event of the year! Welcome to the 22nd annual Pittsburgh magazine Best Restaurants Party! We are pleased to host this year’s event in one of Pittsburgh’s most recognized landmarks: Heinz Field. We hope that you will sample signature dishes from each of the leading restaurants participating tonight. Among the participants, you will find many of this year’s 25 Best Restaurants, special award winners and those recognized in the annual readers’ poll as selected by thousands of our readers. Also at the party this year, there is a great selection of donated items and services available for raffle and bidding. When you’re between samplings, be sure to check them out; there’s something for everyone. After the event ends, fun for foodies continues at 8:30 p.m. when the official “Best Restaurants After Party” begins at Andrew’s Steak & Seafood, located just down the street at Rivers Casino. We are pleased to continue our partnership with WQED this year. Pittsburgh magazine is donating a portion of the proceeds from tonight’s event to the public-broadcasting icon. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Restaurant Review Panel, a group of food connoisseurs who meet regularly to share their dining experiences and to vote on the 25 Best Restaurants and other special awards. Thank you for coming to the 2011 Best Restaurants Party. We appreciate your support. Enjoy the evening! Your friends at Pittsburgh magazine

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Special thanks to: Casey Mahaven, events coordinator Susan Krol & Kimberly Hamilton, auction coordinators pittsburghmagazine.com / June 2011


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Participants  

ADRIENNE’S SASSY GOURMET Owner Adrienne Brown 412/212-3181 asassygourmet.com ANDREW’S STEAK & SEAFOOD 777 Casino Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412/231-7777 theriverscasino.com/andrews ANGELO’S RESTAURANT  Owner Michael Passalacqua 2109 North Franklin Drive Washington, PA 15301 724/222-7120 angelosrestaurant.com AMEL’S  Owner Ralph Reiland 435 McNeilly Road Pittsburgh, PA 15226 412/563-3466 Avenue B  Chef/Owner Chris Bonfili 5501 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412/683-3663 avenueb-pgh.com BADO’S CUCiNA  Chef/Owner Sam Badolato 3825 Washington Road McMurray, PA 15317 724/942-3904 badoscucina.com Braddock’s American Brasserie  Chef Brian Volmrich 107 6th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/992-2005 braddocksrestaurant.com BUCA DI BEPPO Nick Grandinetti  3 Station Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412/788-8444 bucadibeppo.com Casbah  Chef Eli Wahl big Burrito Restaurant Group 229 S. Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/661-5656 bigburrito.com/casbah pittsburghmagazine.com / June 2011

25 Best RESTAURANTS Readers’ poll

Church Brew Works  Chef Jason Marrone 3525 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412/688-8200 churchbrew.com

Girasole   Executive Chef Jennifer Girasole 733 Copeland St. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412/682-2130 733copeland.com

Legume  Trevett and Sarah Hooper 214 N. Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412/371-1815 legumebistro.com

CIOPPINO Chef Greg Alauzen 2350 Railroad St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/281-6593 cioppinoofpittsburgh.com

GULLIFTY’S  Matt Hastie 1922 Murray Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-521-8222 gulliftys.us

LU LU’S NOODLES  Co-owner David Yum 400 S. Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412/687-7777

Cross Keys Inn  Michael and Robert Uricchio 599 Dorseyville Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238 412/967-1900 crosskeysinnpgh.com

HABITAT  Executive Chef Andrew Morrison 510 Market St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/773-8848 habitatrestaurant.com

Dinette  Chef/Owner Sonja Finn 5996 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/362.0202 dinette-pgh.com

ICHIBAN hibachi steakhouse & Sushi bar  Owner Joyce Zhang 983 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238 412/781-7600 ichibanhibachisteakhouse.com

DUNKIN DONUTS Two locations downtown heartlandrestaurantgroup.com EAT’N PARK  Eat’n Park Hospitality Group 500 First Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412/434-6584 eatnpark.com Elements Comtemporary Cuisine  Executive Chef Justin Severino Four Gateway Center 444 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/251-0168 elementscuisine.com Eleven   Chef Derek Stevens big Burrito Restaurant Group 1150 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/201-5656 bigburrito.com/eleven

Iovino’s Cafe Executive Chef Jeff Iovino 300A Beverly Road Mount Lebanon, PA 15216 412/440-0414 iovinoscafe.com ISABELA ON GRANDVIEW  Co-Executive Chefs Daniel and Sherri Leiphart 1318 Grandview Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15211 412/431-5882 isabelaongrandview.com Joseph Tambellini Restaurant  Chef Joseph Tambellini 5701 Bryant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/665-9000 josephtambellini.com Kaya  Executive Chef Sean Ehland big Burrito Restaurant Group 2000 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/261-6565 bigburrito.com/kaya

Mad Mex  Corporate Chef Bill Fuller big Burrito Restaurant Group 370 Atwood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412/681-5656 madmex.com MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’s  2667 Sidney St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412/432-3260 mccormickandschmicks.com Monterey Bay Fish Grotto  Chef Travis Hall 1411 Grandview Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15211 412/481-4414 montereybayfishgrotto.com Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar  Chef Ron Dunn 1611 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412/381-6000 eatatnakama.com NINE ON NINE  Chef/Owner Richard DeShantz 900 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/338-6463 nineonnine.com NOTION  Chef/Owner Dave Racicot 314 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont, PA 15139 412/828-7777 notionrestaurant.com


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PARIS 66  Executive Chef Larry Laffont 6018 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/404-8166 paris66bistro.com

Sesame Inn  Owner George Lee 715 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15228 412/327-9301 sesameinn.net

Tamari   Executive Chef Roger Li 3519 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412/325-3435 tamaripgh.com

PASTA LORENZO  Chef Joe Carei 100 Wayland Smith Drive Uniontown, PA 15401 724/437-4440 pastalorenzo.com

SEVICHE  Executive Chef Max Scribner 930 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/697-3120 seviche.com

Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar   Chet Garland and Paul Tebbets 5102 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-224-2579 toastkitchen-winebar.com

Piccolo Forno   Chef/Owner Domenic Branduzzi 3801 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412/622-0111 piccolo-forno.com

six penn kitchen  Executive Chef Keith Fuller 146 Sixth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/566-7366 sixpennkitchen.com

PIPER’S PUB  Owner Drew Topping 1828 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412/381-3977 piperspub.com

Smallman street deli 2840 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/434-5800 sixpennkitchen.com

Umi  Chef Shu big Burrito Restaurant Group 5849 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412/362-6198 bigburrito.com/umi

PIZZA HUT  Owner Jerry Buss 300 Northpoint Circle Seven Fields, PA 16046 724/778-8288 pizzahut.com PLUM PAN ASIAN KITCHEN Owner George Lee 5996 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/363-7586 plumpanasiankitchen.com

Soba  Executive Chef Danielle Cain big Burrito Restaurant Group 5847 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412/362-5656 bigburrito.com/soba spoon  Executive Chef/Owner Brian Pekarcik 134 S. Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412/362-6001 spoonpgh.com stagioni  Chef Stephen Felder 4770 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412/687-5775 stagionipgh.com

PRETZEL CRAZY  Sheri Powell 412/526-1300 pretzelcrazy.com

sweet bites COOKIES Diane Stewart 300 Blackheath Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205 412/889-3823 bestsweetbites.com

Salt of the Earth  Chef/Owner Kevin Sousa 5523 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412/441-7258 saltpgh.com

THE TAJ MAHAL  Chef Usha Sethi 7795 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237 412/364-1760 tajmahalinc.com

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Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory  Executive Chefs Michael Henney and Pete Phillipy 614 Pressley St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412/323-9394 pittsburghsgrandhall.com

WOODEN ANGEL Owner Alex Sebastian 308 Leopard Lane Beaver, Pa. 15009 724/774-7880 wooden-angel.com

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customers who are named the BEST in Pittsburgh! 100 Fleet Street  Pittsburgh, PA 15220 412-208-7767  www.pghpos.com

Official After Party: Andrew’s Steak & Seafood at Rivers Casino Fun for Pittsburgh magazine foodies continues at 8:30 p.m. when the official “Best Restaurants After Party” begins at Andrew’s Steak & Seafood, located just down the street at Rivers Casino. All party-goers will receive $10 in free slot play to try their luck at Rivers’ 3,000 slot machines. The Rivers’ After Party will feature food and beverages fromAndrew’s. A special prize drawing and announcement will take place in Andrew’s at 9:30 p.m.

(Please keep your wrist band from the Best Restaurants Party for entry into the Rivers’ After Party)

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