June 29, 2016 - The Pet Issue - Pittsburgh City Paper

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BOOZE BATTLES {BY CELINE ROBERTS}

Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste them both and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and use #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

THE DRINK: SANGRIA

VS.

Mallorca

Six Penn Kitchen

2228 E. Carson St., South Side

146 Sixth St., Downtown

INGREDIENTS: A California red wine, orange juice, triple sec, brandy, cut orange and apples OUR TAKE: This fruity summer drink is served in a pot-bellied wine glass over plenty of ice. Each sip is full and round, with a large dose of sweetness, like adult fruit punch. It’s a perfect drink to sip during a midday rest on a weekend, with the bonus of wine-soaked (but not soggy) fruit at the end.

The 5th Judicial District of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County

INGREDIENTS: Pinot Noir, Cointreau, macerated orange, lemon, lime and cherry OUR TAKE: This was a very light, wineforward sangria with a focus on fresh citrus, particularly orange. Since there wasn’t any added juice, it was tart instead of sweet, with a healthy kick of Cointreau to balance it. Macerated fruit at the bottom made the drink pulpy and bright.

This week on 5 Minutes in Food History: Talking communal kitchens with artist M. Michelle Illuminato, creator of the Tripoli Street BakeYard

Pretrial Services urges you to enjoy your weekend out in Pittsburgh but

make the right choice,

don’t drink & drive.

One Bordeaux, One Scotch, One Beer Carlsberg Beer Retail Price: $40-45 / case During a trip to Ireland a few years back, my traveling companions wanted to visit the site of a late-1800s miracle in which an apparition of the Virgin Mary descended on a tiny town. I went across the street to a pub and ordered a ham sandwich and, at the bartender’s recommendation, a pint of Carlsberg. While the sandwich gave me indigestion, this full-flavored German-style pilsner from a Danish brewery was on the money. I had three more beers and another sandwich with the locals, walked outside, and swear I started seeing apparitions myself. BY CHARLIE DEITCH

CARLSBERG IS AVAILABLE AT AREA ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDING: Sharp Edge (922 Penn. Ave., Downtown); Hal’s Bar and Grill (3225 Babcock Blvd., North Hills); and Hough’s (563 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield)

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