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5847 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412.362.5656
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With full service and drop-off catering, any of the award winning big Burrito cuisines will bring your event to life. 412.361.3272 x208
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On the cover: Assorted gelato from Mercurio’s Artisan Gelato and Neapolitan Pizza PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
NEVER A COVER CHARGE!
Make dining out an adventure — Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite before a game or celebrating at one of Pittsburgh’s upscale restaurants, our Dining Guide has a wide range of up-and-coming restaurants and classic city staples for any occasion. Let us guide you through Pittsburgh’s extensive dining scene one meal at a time. Don’t let these sections limit you; the following restaurants offer more than what is featured.
Breakfast 4 ••• Lunch 8 Dinner 14 ••• Sweets 22 Kid-Friendly 26 ••• Food Truck-a-Palooza 28 Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants commit to actions such as buying local, donating food, or recycling, among many others. Together, they are transforming the restaurant industry for a more sustainable Pittsburgh region! LOOK FOR THESE SYMBOLS THROUGHOUT OUR DINING GUIDE
to ﬁnd designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants. A complete list of restaurants and details on how each restaurant is pursuing sustainable policies and practices are found on the restaurant’s proﬁle, available at sustainablePGHrestaurants.org.
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^Soft Scramble from The Vandal: Scrambled eggs with house ricotta, spring onions, blood orange and rye toast / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
Do you really know who serves breakfast in Pittsburgh? Some names you may recognize, some may come as a surprise. Here are some recommendations that will appease that A.M. craving. BAKN
335 E. MAIN ST., CARNEGIE. 412-275-3637 / EATBAKN.COM
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. BLUEBIRDKITCHEN.COM
For those searching for classic breakfast dishes, Bluebird Kitchen is the right place for you. Items such as “Chicken & Waffle,” biscuits and gravy, and pastrami-cured salmon on a house bagel top the list.
Bacon. Need we say more? Come try the Bakn-stuffed ’cakes or pan-seared shrimp and grits signature breakfast item.
BISTRO 19 711 WASHINGTON ROAD, MOUNT LEBANON. 412-306-1919 / BISTRO19.COM
Bistro 19 goes above and beyond when it comes to Sunday Brunch. Choose from various menu selections such as prosciutto-and-gruyere panini, chicken-salad croissant and bananas-Foster pancakes.
BREAKFAST AT SHELLYS 740 E. WARRINGTON AVE., ALLENTOWN. 412-245-6785 / FACEBOOK.COM/ BREAKFASTATSHELLYS
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This cozy family-run café serves up breakfast combos such as the “greedy guy” and fresh omelets served with home fries.
CHATEAU CAFÉ & CAKERY 1501 PREBLE AVE., NORTH SIDE. 412-802-2537 / CHATEAUCC.COM
This Café and Cakery makes breakfast available all day long. Try the egg, Portobello and cheese sandwich any time of the day!
CIAO 777 CASINO DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-231-7777 RIVERSCASINO.COM
Stop by Ciao for a quick, casual breakfast in a vibrant atmosphere. Try the bacon, egg and cheese panini or Belgian waffle. Top off your meal with a chai latté, Frappuccino or espresso.
COCA CAFÉ 3811 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-621-3171 / COCA-CAFÉ.NET
Add something different to your breakfast routine by stopping at Coca Café for dishes like herbedgoat-cheese-stuffed French toast or the wild mushroom omelet.
COLE CAFÉ 1718 MOUNT ROYAL BLVD., GLENSHAW. 412-486-5513 / COLECAFE.COM
Enjoy one of the many breakfast dishes, hot sausage belly buster 3 egg omelet or the home-made potato-pancake breakfast. Or be sure to try the Capt’n Crunch French toast to sweeten the deal.
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^Breakfast Sandwich from Delanie’s Coffee: Everything bagel with bacon, cheese lettuce and tomato / PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON
THE COMMONER 458 STRAWBERRY WAY, DOWNTOWN. 412-230-4800 THECOMMONERPGH.COM
Located in the heart of Downtown, The Commoner serves up a multitude of offerings like the Edinburgh breakfast or pub toast. Top it off with a Wild Child juice.
CORNERSTONE 301 FREEPORT ROAD, ASPINWALL. 412-408-3420 CORNERSTONEPGH.COM
Not sure what you’re hungry for? Try unique brunch options like the Italian swine omelette, fried chicken and waffles, or huevos rancheros.
CUCINA VITALE 2516 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-481-8000 CUCINAVITALEPGH.COM
Who knew you could get breakfast at an Italian restaurant? Try the create-your-own frittata or the bananarama specialty waffle.
DELANIE’S COFFEE 1737 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-927-4030 / DELANIESCOFFEE.COM
Serving up coffee, smoothies, pastries and build-your-own-egg sandwich, how can you go wrong? Pair your sandwich with a latté or mocha from the espresso bar.
HABITAT 510 MARKET ST., DOWNTOWN. 412-773-8848 HABITATRESTAURANT.COM
Invigorate your taste buds with this restaurant’s flavorful breakfast menu. With dishes like the Iron City skillet and the San Francisco omelette, your taste buds will thank you.
LOS CABOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 4110 PENN AVE., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-251-5105
Enjoy fresh ingredients and some
spice in your life with the monster breakfast burrito or try the Spanish omelette topped with special sauce.
HOT METAL DINER 1025 LEBANON ROAD, WEST MIFFLIN. 412-462-4900 / HOTMETALDINER.COM
Stop by for some of the best breakfast food in the Pittsburgh area! Enjoy buttermilk “mancakes,” or the Port Authority protein punch, and don’t forget the grilled cinnamon roll.
PARIS 66 6018 CENTRE AVE., EAST LIBERTY. 412-404-8166 / PARIS66BISTRO.COM
This friendly Parisian restaurant serves up a sophisticated brunch with a French flair. Try dishes like Quiche du Jour or Steak Hache and egg.
THE PITTSBURGH JUICE COMPANY 3418 PENN AVE., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-586-5060 / PITTSBURGHJUICE COMPANY.COM
This café uses fresh and organic ingredients, which makes them a number-one spot for breakfast foods. Start off your day with the acai bowl or the immunity fireball elixir.
RED OAK CAFÉ 3610 FORBES AVE., OAKLAND. 412-621-2221 FACEBOOK.COM/REDOAKCAFEPA
Craving breakfast food in the afternoon? Stop by Red Oak Café, where breakfast is served all day. Enjoy the Bloomfield egg scrambler paired with a smoothie or juice from the fresh juice bar.
ROCK’N’ JOE 524 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-281-7111 / ROCKNJOE.COM
A cozy two-level coffee shop serving up breakfast items such as
Peking, Hunan, Szechuan and Mandarin
100 VEGETARIAN DISHES!
Delivery Hours 11:30 - 2 pm and 5-10pm 5440 Walnut Street, Shadyside 412-687-RICE www.chinapalace-shadyside.com
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Sunday May 8th
s Space i ! d e t i lim Reservations being taken for the following times: 11-1pm, 1-3pm, and 3-5pm
$25 for 2 people Required deposit covers you and mom, studio fee for two (normally $9 each) and all you can eat specialty teas, pastries and hors d’oeuvres! Additional guests $12 each. Price does not include pottery.
Reserve your table for this event at either of our TWO locations today!! South Hills Village Pittsburgh, PA 15241 412-854-1074
(Located IN the mall on the lower level, Macy’s end, across from the children’s play area!)
Squirrel Hill 5887 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 1527 412-421-2909
^Pan Seared Shrimp & Grits from Bakn: Creamy cheddar grits, applewood smoked bakn, scallion, tomato and sunnyside egg / PHOTO BY VANESSA SONG pastries and sandwiches. Enjoy a skinny latte, cappuccino or one of its famous teas.
S&D CAFÉ 1425 FORBES AVE., UPTOWN. 412-281-1819 FACEBOOK.COM/SANDDCAFE
Oven-baked frittata, sunrise burger and the Greek breakfast wrap are just some of the tasty menu items at this Uptown spot.
242 51 ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-586-4441 SPIRITPGH.COM
If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch that consists of biscuits and gravy, a Bloody Mary bar, French toast sticks and pizza, you’ll feel right at home at this trendy pizzeria.
THE UMBRELLA CAFÉ 951 LIBERTY AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-391-8500 THEUMBRELLACAFEPGH.COM
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THE VANDAL 4306 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-251-0465 THEVANDALPGH.COM
With the menu changing frequently because of availability of local ingredients, The Vandal only works with local companies to produce dishes such as schnitzel, the AM burger and beignets.
WALLACE’S TAP ROOM 123 N. HIGHLAND AVE., EAST LIBERTY. 412-665-0555 WALLACESTAPROOM.COM
Stop by Wallace’s Tap Room for delicious breakfast dishes like the griddle cakes, omelets, yogurt parfait and buttermilk stuffed toast.
WESLEY’S DELICATESSEN AND CATERING 307 FOURTH AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-281-3354 WESLEYSDELI.COM
Breakfast is served all day at this Downtown deli. You can make your own breakfast sandwich or wrap. Try the smoked salmon, capers and red-onion skinny bagel.
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^Shrimp rolls from Carmody’s Grille: Creamy shrimp salad with a touch of dill served on a grilled butter bun. Served with power salad side. /
PHOTO BY VANESSA SONG
Grab your friends or favorite co-workers and check out these restaurants that serve up some great lunch. ALL INDIA 315 N. CRAIG ST., OAKLAND. 412-681-6600 / ALLINDIAPGH.COM
With a menu full of good Indian eats, including chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken, All India is a fresh choice for foodies of all ages.
AUGUST HENRY’S CITY SALOON 946 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-765-3270 / AUGUSTHENRYS.COM
Stop by this Downtown landmark to enjoy shareable appetizers, large salads and build-your-own burger options. Or try a lunch combo, available everyday.
THE ARTSMITHS OF PITTSBURGH KOOLKAT CAFÉ 1635 MCFARLAND ROAD, MOUNT LEBANON. 412-341-2299 / ARTSMITHSPGH.COM
This trendy café located inside The Artsmiths is bursting with artisanal and fresh foods from real ingredients. Gourmet grilledcheese sandwiches, big salads and hearty soups are just a few things on the menu.
BELLA SERA 414 MORGANZA ROAD, CANONSBURG. 724-745-5575 BELLASERAPGH.COM
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This bistro serves up a quick and tasty lunch experience with an all-you-can-eat weekday lunch buffet. With a daily-changing menu, you know you’re guaranteed the freshest of ingredients.
BENJAMIN’S WESTERN AVENUE BURGER BAR 900 WESTERN AVE., NORTH SIDE. 412-224-2163 BENJAMINSPGH.COM
A relaxed neighborhood bar with craft beers and great burgers, try the “buffalo blue,” “surf & turf” or the “fancy pants.” Watching your waistline? Opt for a veggie burger.
sandwiches are just a few of the items on this menu.
CHINA PALACE 5440 WALNUT ST., SHADYSIDE. 412-687-7423 CHINAPALACE-SHADYSIDE.COM
Authentic Chinese food at a great price is this restaurant’s motto. Offering up a variety of lunch-hour dishes at special prices, stop by to check out what specials they currently offer.
4905 GRAND AVE., NEVILLE ISLAND. 412-458-1813 CARMODYSGRILLE.COM
130 7TH ST., DOWNTOWN. 412-338-2222 / CULTUREPGH.COM
Awesome lunch specials are in store for you here. American staples such as onion rings, BBQ chicken flatbreads and cod
Revel in this restaurant’s American comfort cuisine menu pre-theater or just for a friendly lunch. Accompany your meal with one of the many drink specials.
Diningg with a
^Camarones from Gaucho Parrilla Argentina: Shrimp, garlic, rosemary, olive oil and lemon /
EXTRAVEGANZA PGH 1317 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-212-8816 98POUNDCHEF-PGH.COM
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy lunch, ExtraVEGANza is the place for you. Get a vegan, gluten-free lunch or try the Juice bar with 25+ ingredients.
GAUCHO PARRILLA ARGENTINA 1601 PENN AVE., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-709-6622 / EATGAUCHO.COM
This restaurant takes its food seriously. Complement your taste buds with the tastiest cuts of meat cooked on a wood-fired grill.
HOFFSTOT’S CAFÉ MONACO 533 ALLEGHENY AVE., OAKMONT. 412-828-8555 / HOFFSTOTS.COM
Get a jump-start on your lunch break by trying one of Hoffstot’s signature sandwiches, like the grilled-veggie quesadilla or the Pittsburgh crab cake.
JOE & PIE CAFÉ PIZZERIA 955 LIBERTY AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-402-0444 / JOEANDPIE.COM
Embracing a new concept of pizza and coffee, Joe & Pie feeds hungry Downtowners during lunch hour, and gives an afternoon pep-up with specialty coffee drinks.
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KASAI PGH 146 E. MAIN ST., CARNEGIE. 412-279-5500 FACEBOOK.COM/KASAIPGH
Fantastic sushi can be found at this hideaway spot in Carnegie. Try a bento box for lunch or one of the many rolls, such as the crunch munch or the Pennsylvania.
KAYA 2000 SMALLMAN ST., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-261-6565 BIGBURRITO.COM/KAYA
Pennsylvania Wine Cellar
Eclectic island entrees inspired by the sea and the sun. Try the Kaya vegetable burger or the grilled mahi mahi sandwich.
MAD MEX MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. MADMEX.COM
Grab a margarita and pull up a stool. Enjoy this funky Cal-Mex inspired restaurant featuring fish tacos, burritos and one the most popular dishes of all, the gobblerito.
MODERN CAFÉ 862 WESTERN AVE., NORTH SIDE. 412-321-4550 THEMODERNCAFE.COM
Classic American favorites are served up at this café. Indulge in all of your favorites, like fried jalapeno pickles, chicken gyros and Pittsburgh cheesesteak.
WINE TASTING DAILY
Wines from Christian Klay Winery & Heritage Wine Cellars
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Grand Opening! ROCK’S LANDING Bar & Grille
New Orleanss Cuisine + Live Music!
^Pulpo Escabeche from Morcilla: Octopus, new potato, potato espuma, pimentón and olive oil / PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON
MORCILLA 3519 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-652-9924 MORCILLAPITTSBURGH.COM
Morcilla dishes up authentic Spanish cuisine to the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Whether you enjoy the pimentos de padrones or the queso de cabra, this restaurant delivers works of art.
NAKAMA MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. EATATNAKAMA.COM
Live Entertainment Saturdays 8-11 PM + Sundays 6-9 PM
Nakama delivers a lunch menu not to be messed with. Enjoy anything from hibachi scallops to filet mignon. All served with a salad or onion soup and fried rice.
NICKY’S THAI KITCHEN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. NICKYSTHAIKITCHEN.COM
A must-try for any lunch occasion. Indulge in the savory tastes of Thailand while enjoying dishes like massaman curry or the garprow lad kao topped with a fried egg.
FREE COURTESY SHUTTLE 5 mile radius/ Downtown Pittsburgh Minimum 3 drinks, 2 people, Saturday and Sunday 6 PM-2 AM
NOLA ON THE SQUARE 506 Chartiers Avenue McKees Rocks, PA 15136 Rocks Landing Bar & Grille @Rocks_Landing_Bar_Grille
Outdoor Patio Coming Soon!
Please call in advance for reservations 412-875-5809
We Cater! www.rockslanding.com
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24 MARKET SQUARE, DOWNTOWN. 412-471-9100 NOLAONTHESQUARE.COM
Treat yourself to Louisiana fare by stopping by NOLA on the Square
for lunch. Try the crispy fried alligator, soup and salad lunch combo or the blackened catfish.
PETER’S PUB 116 OAKLAND AVE., OAKLAND. 412-681-7465 MYPETERSPUB.COM
This relaxed eatery near the University of Pittsburgh campus draws an easygoing college crowd while dishing out a variety of pub grub and tasty drinks.
PIZZA CARE 1525 FIFTH AVE., UPTOWN. 412-281-8585 PIZZACARE.NET
Simple pizzeria serving up Italian comfort food but with a health-conscious focus is Pizza Care’s motto. Try the buffalo chicken hoagie or the Tuscan chicken pasta.
ROSE TEA CAFÉ 5874 FORBES AVE., SQUIRREL HILL. 412-421-2238
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CRAFT BEER + FOOD PAIRINGS! Great LAkes Steady Rollin’ Inspired by the Great Lakes region (our big backyard), our single hop n Session IPA is brewed for days whe on d base e tim the ss gue you can only where the sun sits in the sky.
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Pairs with spicy chicken tacos, fresh salads, and a lazy river.
Magic Hat Stealin’ Time A summer ﬂing with zing! er Stealin’ Time is a hazy summer sipp with s day the that will while away a light malt sweetness, balanced by hops and a pinch of ginger. , light Pairs with gouda, monterey jack d, sala a tun d, Thai dishes, sushi, sala sse. mou chicken and white chocolate
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Summerfest is a Pilsener-style lager brew b ed for enjoyment on warm summer days featuring a slight malt sweetness, a delicate spicy and oral hop ﬂavor, and a crisp, refreshing ﬁnish. Pair with grilled chicken, sushi, salads, lightly spiced sausages.
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SHADY GROVE 5500 WALNUT ST., SHADYSIDE. 412-697-0909 / EATSHADY.COM
This friendly and hip establishment is full of different American comfort food options to try. Indulge in fried-green tomatoes and BBQ-pulled-pork tacos and wash it all down with a beer or glass of wine.
SLICE ON BROADWAY MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. SLICEONBROADWAY.COM
One of Pittsburgh’s favorite pizza parlors. Choose from some of its most popular specialty pizzas, like the Athena or the Frisky Billygoat.
SOCIAL 6425 PENN AVE., LARIMER. 412-362-1234 BAKERYSOCIAL.COM
This trendy hangout spot in Bakery Square has mastered the art of relaxation, craft beers and eclectic American dishes. You can’t go wrong with a restaurant that has a buildyour-own ice cream cookie sandwich option.
^Fried chicken and waffles sandwich from Social: served with cheddar cheese and maple aioli / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
SONOMA GRILLE 947 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-697-1336 THESONOMAGRILLE.COM
Sonoma Grille is a Downtown favorite. Known for its delicious
menu and an impressive wine list, Sonoma is the place to be for lunch. Be sure to try the salmon burger.
SORRENTO’S PIZZA ROMA 233 ATWOOD ST., OAKLAND. 412-621-9129 / SORRENTOSPIZZA ROMA.COM
Add some pizzazz to your life with this Italian favorite. Choose from calzones, hoagies, specialty pizzas and more.
THE SOUPER BOWL 910 FIFTH AVE., UPTOWN. 412-471-0216 SOUPERBOWLPGH.COM
Adjacent to the CONSOL Energy Center, stop here if you’re headed to a game or in the neighborhood. From the loaded grilled cheese to the spinach and strawberry salad, The Souper Bowl provides quality cuisine.
SUSHI FUKU MULTIPLE LOCATIONS SUSHIFUKU.COM
Roll it or bowl it is Sushi Fuku’s motto. Believing everyone should have a choice when it comes to sushi, try the crunchy salmon featured roll, or create your own masterpiece.
TEN PENNY 960 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-318-8000 TENPENNYPGH.COM
5523 Walnut Street • Shadyside 412-621-6220
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Stop by this chic Downtown eatery for an amazing lunch. Featuring American cuisine, such as the mega meatball appetizer, crispy Brussels sprouts and a beer-battered fish sandwich.
TONIC BAR & GRILL 971 LIBERTY AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-456-0460 / TONICPGH.COM
This modern dining bistro’s menu features classic American lunch fare with made-to-order dishes. Start your lunch off right with the pork quesadilla or one of its delicious sandwiches like the calamari po-boy.
V3 FLATBREAD PIZZA 11 FIFTH AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-456-0500 / V3PIZZA.COM
Your search for the ultimate pizza experience is over! With a build-your-own pizza bar, you have the option to choose everything you want, even down to the crust. Or if you aren’t feeling creative, choose one of the specialty creations.
WEST END CAFÉ 777 CASINO DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-231-7777 / RIVERSCASINO.COM
Located inside Rivers Casino, West End Café is the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch and get back to the slots. Try a wide variety of sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Don’t miss out on the signature Duquesne hoagie!
WHEELHOUSE BAR & GRILL 777 CASINO DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-231-7777 / RIVERSCASINO.COM
Watch the game on the largest TV in Pittsburgh while you score big with the Wheelhouse Angus half-pound burger. Need something lighter? Try the Italian wedding soup or one of the fresh salad options.
Meet. Eat. Repeat. Proudly serving Mercurioâ€™s Artisan Gelato along with all of your other old-time favorites! Gourmet Caramel Apples - Hand-Dipped Chocolates - Nostalgia Candy
1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017 412-564-5416 WWW.MYFAVORITESWEETSHOPPE.COM
Because of our abnormal obsession with using the best ingredients out there and making everything we possibly can from scratch we created Award Winning Pizza, Salads, & Hoagies.
Come visit us in one of our three locations and see why we are not your typical pizza shop! BEECHVIEW CARNEGIE New Craft Bottle, BYOB, Location!
Domestic Beer & Wine Available! 2128 Broadway Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Phone: 412-531-1068 Follow us on
115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-325-4485
No Corkage Fee! 108 E. Main Street Carnegie, PA 15106 Phone: 412-276-0200 @sliceonbroadway
For full menu visit us at sliceonbroadway.com
. T S A F K A E BR . R E N N I D . H LUNC . S R E P P U S Y SUNDA HOUR. HAPPY 335 E. Main St. Carnegie, PA 412.275.3637 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER DINING GUIDE 2016 13
^Tandoor Roasted Dorade with garlic lime yogurt from Poros Aegean Estiatorio / PHOTO BY VANESSA SONG
More often than not, people bring up one question—“What’s for dinner?” No matter what the occasion, our list of dinner options will offer something for everyone. THE ABBEY ON BUTLER STREET
THE ALLEGHENY WINE MIXER
4635 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-682-0200 THEABBEYONBUTLER.COM
5326 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-252-2337 ALLEGHENYWINEMIXER.COM
A new restaurant featuring a coffee house, full-service bar, dining room and an outdoor patio. Try the smoked linguini pomodoro and the smoky provolone bacon burger.
ADOLFO’S RESTAURANT 4770 LIBERTY AVE., BLOOMFIELD. 412-681-0505 ADOLFOSRESTAURANTS.COM
Italian and Venezuelan cuisine can be found at this Bloomfield spot. Enjoy the veal parmigiana or the shrimp scampi. Adolfo’s also offers BYOB service.
This upper Lawrenceville lounge offers wine, cocktails, craft beers, cheese and cured meats. Grab your friends and head over to The Allegheny Wine Mixer for your next night out.
ANDREWS STEAK & SEAFOOD 777 CASINO DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-231-7777 RIVERSCASINO.COM
Contemporary steakhouse supplying casino-goers and visitors with a wide selection of chicken, steaks and seafood dishes.
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BAKERSFIELD 940 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-586-5024 BAKERSFIELDTACOS.COM
This new trendy restaurant serves authentic Mexican street fare. Start your meal off with chips and guacamole, and enjoy the pork-belly pastor or bistec tacos as a dinner entrée.
BAR MARCO 2216 PENN AVE., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-471-1900 BARMARCOPGH.COM
Stop by Bar Marco to enjoy menu features like stuffed quail, spinach rigatoni or bucantini and lobster. Accompany your meal with one of its handcrafted cocktails.
BELLFARM KITCHEN AND BAR 1111 AIRPORT BLVD., MOON TWP. 724-899-6050 / PITTSBURGHAIRPORT. REGENCY.HYATT.COM
This restaurant near Pittsburgh airport satisfies travelers and locals with a locally sourced menu in an upscale dining environment. Try the organic Clare Island salmon or the Hawaiian rib-eye steak.
CARMELLA’S PLATES & PINTS 1908 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-918-1215 / FACEBOOK.COM/ CARMELLASPLATESANDPINTS
This restaurant and lounge serves up stylish menu items such as duck confit tacos and braised lamb shank. Revel in the historic charm of the building by sitting near the fireplace.
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CASBAH 229 S. HIGHLAND AVE., SHADYSIDE. 412-661-5656 CASBAHPGH.COM
A neighborhood restaurant and wine bar offering a broad menu from pasta to halibut. Pair your entree with one of the innovative cocktails.
CHAZ & ODETTE 5102 BAUM BLVD., SHADYSIDE. 412-683-8300 / CHAZANDODETTE.COM
Try this restaurant to experience seasonal menus with local ingredients showcasing cuisines from all around the world. Try the Thai Yam Curry Mussels, fig and gorgonzola flatbread or beef and goat tagine.
CORIANDER INDIA GRILL AND BAR 2201 MURRAY AVE., SQUIRREL HILL. 412-904-3654 / CORIANDERPA.COM
Coriander offers specialty Indian cuisine using extensive spices, herbs and other vegetables. Enjoy curries, roasts, Indian Chinese, Indian beverages, desserts and more.
THE CRAFTY JACKALOPE 608 WASHINGTON AVE., BRIDGEVILLE. 412-220-9785 / CRAFTYJACKALOPE.COM
Stop by the Crafty Jackalope for irresistible cuisine with a large selection of craft beer in a casual setting. Try the ahi tuna entrée or the flat-iron surf-and-turf as an entrée.
DINETTE 5996 CENTRE AVE., EAST LIBERTY. 412-362-0202 DINETTE-PGH.COM
This pizzeria and wine bar serves up a daily changing menu of ingredient-driven plates to share and thin-crust pizzas.
ELEVEN 1150 SMALLMAN ST., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-201-5656 ELEVENCK.COM
Glitzy restaurant with refined American dishes like the spicy tuna tartare and the prime-beef ribeye. If
PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
you’re feeling adventurous, try one of the chef’s tasting menus.
GIRASOLE 733 COPELAND ST., SHADYSIDE. 412-682-2130 / 733COPELAND.COM
Girasole serves up an innovative modern-Italian menu in a warm and friendly environment. Enjoy menu items like the potato gnocchi with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella or tortelloni with light cream, peas and prosciutto.
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GRAND VIEW BUFFET 777 CASINO DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-231-7777 / RIVERSCASINO.COM
Hungry for something, but not sure what? Come to Grand View Buffet where you have an endless supply of cuisines including Asian, Italian and more.
HAL’S BAR AND GRILL 3225 BABCOCK BLVD., NORTH HILLS. 412-364-3230 / HALSBAR.COM
Stop by this upscale bar and grill and enjoy salads, sandwiches and delicious entrees. Try the New York Strip for dinner. Hal’s offers a large selection of beer to choose from.
HARRIS GRILL 5747 ELLSWORTH AVE., SHADYSIDE. DE. M 412-362-5273 / HARRISGRILL.COM
Harris Grill provides a comfortable ble e fun dining experience with greatt food, beer and stiff drinks. For dinner, try the fish tacos, originall HG macaroni-and-cheese or crab ab cakes McArdle.
HYDE PARK PRIME STEAKHOUSE 247 N. SHORE DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-222-4014 HYDEPARKRESTAURANTS.COM
One of Pittsburgh’s most upscale le steakhouses. Rub elbows with ch professionals while enjoying lunch umbo staples such as lobster bisque, jumbo Southwest shrimp and of course, e, the variety of aged steaks.
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Culture Restaurant & Lounge www.culturepgh.com 412-338-2222 email@example.com
130 7th Street, Pittsburgh Pa, 15222 Formally known as Grille on 7th
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Music by Johnny Angel’s All Star Jamband and The Northside ROX Performers
^An assortment of tacos from Bakersfield: Cochinita Pibil, Short Rib, Pork Belly Pastor and Bistec /
JEROME BETTIS’ GRILLE 36 393 N. SHORE DRIVE, NORTH SIDE. 412-224-6287 / JEROMEBETTIS GRILLE36.G3RESTAURANTS.COM
The Bettis Grille menu offers a wide array of American staples. Kick off your meal with world-champion nachos, and then try the hand-cut ribeye or the apple-gorgonzola salad.
THE LIVERMORE 124 S. HIGHLAND AVE., EAST LIBERTY. 412-361-0600 THELIVERMOREPGH.COM
The Livermore offers fresh fare and fine libations. The bruschetta, beet salad, rigatoni or meatballs are sure to please any palate.
THE MIGHTY OAK BARREL 939 THIRD ST., OAKMONT. 412-826-1069 MIGHTYOAKBARREL.COM
This newly remodeled restaurant features steak, seafood and pasta dishes. Pair your entree with a glass of wine. Eat, drink and enjoy.
ONE THIRTY ONE EAST 131 E. MAIN ST., CARNEGIE. 412-276-1205 ONETHIRTYONEEAST.COM
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chicken and grits, and veal osso bucco. Accompany your tasty meal with a glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail.
PALLANTIA 810 IVY ST., SHADYSIDE. 412-621-2919 / PALLANTIAPGH.COM
Pallantia serves authentic traditional Spanish tapas. The menu changes by season to ensure only the best ingredients are used. For dinner try the paella with Valencian rice, saffron, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, chorizo, cod and peas.
PINO’S CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR 6738 REYNOLDS ST., POINT BREEZE. 412-361-1336 / CHEFPINO.COM
Enjoy dinner and drinks at this neighborhood eatery. At Pino’s, you will find interpretations of Italian classics as well as Mediterranean cuisine.
PINTS ON PENN 3523 PENN AVE., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-945-7468 / PINTSONPENN.COM
A cozy local restaurant serving up American dishes such as kielbasa and kraut sandwiches, meatball sliders and pierogies.
^Roasted Duck from Whitfield at Ace Hotel: Duck confit, spaetzle, honey beets, sweet and sour cabbage and pepitas / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
PLAZA AZTECA 1000 SUTHERLAND DRIVE, ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 412-787-8888 / PLAZAAZTECA.COM
Enjoy authentic Mexican dishes at Plaza Azteca, like burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos and more. Try the fajitas nachos or the spinach and chicken enchiladas.
POROS AEGEAN ESTIATORIO PPG2 MARKET SQUARE, DOWNTOWN. 412-904-2051 POROSPGH.COM
Poros offers the freshest seafood, the finest lamb and has vegetarian options to choose from. Grab your friends and enjoy dinner on the largest outdoor patio in Pittsburgh.
RAMEN BAR 5860 FORBES AVE., SQUIRREL HILL. 412-521-5138
Enjoy specialty noodle soups, rice bowls and more at this Squirrel Hill restaurant. Try the curry seafood ramen soup or the Hawaiian pineapple fried rice.
ROCKS LANDING BAR & GRILL 506 CHARTIERS AVE., MCKEES ROCKS. 412-875-5809 MCKEESROCKS.COM/ROCKS-LANDING
McKees Rocks’ newest restaurant and bar offers New Orleans cuisine including fish and grits, turkey ribs, wings and jambalaya. Live entertainment every Saturday night and Sunday evening.
SCRATCH FOOD & BEVERAGE 1720 LOWRIE ST., TROY HILL. 412-251-0822 FACEBOOK.COM/SCRATCHPGH
Scratch Food & Beverage offers a seasonal menu of creative comfort food, craft cocktails, and local beer. Try the pot roast or the chicken and biscuit.
SENTI 3473 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-586-4347 SENTIRESTAURANT.COM
Senti uses the finest ingredients in its Italian dishes. Indulge in all of your favorites, share the small plates and end your night with one of the many wine choices.
SEVICHE 930 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-697-3120 / SEVICHE.COM
Latin-inspired tapas is served here along with an eclectic cocktail menu. Try the pork empanadas or Cuban fried shrimp.
SHILOH GRILL 123 SHILOH ST., MOUNT WASHINGTON. 412-431-4000 THESHILOHGRILL.COM
Mix and mingle at Wallace’s TapRoom, an American tavern with a nod to the prohibition era. From healthy to hearty, we offer an array of seasonally inspired and locally sourced food bringing a taste of the neighborhood for breakfast, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch.
Head over to Shiloh Grill and enjoy menu items like the big cowboy ribeye, chicken quesadilla or the arugula steak salad. Wash it all down with a cold beer or tasty cocktail.
SIENNA MERCATO 942 PENN AVE., DOWNTOWN. 412-281-2810 / SIENNAPGH.COM
Sienna Mercato offers three distinct dining options under one roof in the Cultural District. Emporio offers gourmet meatballs while Mezzo features wine, charcuterie and wood-fired pizzas. Il Tetto is a rooftop beer garden offering draft beers, cocktails and light fare.
SOBA 5847 ELLSWORTH AVE., SHADYSIDE. 412-362-5656 SOBAPA.COM
This trendy Pittsburgh favorite offers small plates and Asian inspired entrees intended for sharing. Bring your friends, have a glass of wine and enjoy a fun night out.
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WALLACE’S TAPROOM 123 North Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA wallacestaproom.com
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2339 East Carson St.
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^Cordero from Pallentia: Two double-cut lamb chops, celeriac puree, lambcetta, pine nuts, couscous, honey harissa, cilantro and drunken currants / PHOTO BY VANESSA SONG
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SMOQ PITT 600 BROOKLINE BLVD., BROOKLINE. 412-668-3459 SMOQPITT.COM
This farm-to-table restaurant offers BBQ favorites like baby-back ribs, brisket and pulled-pork sandwiches and mac-and-cheese. All meats are smoked over oak, apple, hickory and mesquite wood.
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STEEL CACTUS MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND CANTINA MULTIPLE LOCATIONS STEELCACTUSPGH.COM
A trendy space offering traditional and modern Mexican dishes from chimichangas to poblano rellano. Wash it all down with a tasty margarita.
THE SUMMIT 200 SHILOH ST., MOUNT WASHINGTON. 412-918-1647 / THESUMMITPGH.COM
If you’re in the mood for good food and drinks, head to The Summit. Try the pork-belly ramen, smoked-lamb tacos or the crispy polenta.
TENDER BAR + KITCHEN 4300 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-402-9522 / TENDERPGH.COM
This fashionable cocktail restaurant and lounge celebrates a return to a past era. Enjoy the cheese-stuffed garlic knots or the Angus ribeye
sandwich. Don’t forget to try one of the creative house cocktails.
TAJ MAHAL 7795 MCKNIGHT DRIVE, NORTH HILLS. 412-364-1760 / TAJMAHALINC.COM
Believing homemade food is always better, Taj Mahal serves only the most authentic meals. Dishing out plates such as the lamb mango curry or the shrimp madras.
UMI 5849 ELLSWORTH AVE., SHADYSIDE. 412-362-6198 BIGBURRITO.COM/UMI
There’s nothing like great sushi, right? Try it all at this Japanese spot. Start your night off with the miso seafood soup followed by maki rolls or sashimi.
VUE 412 1200 GRANDVIEW AVE., MOUNT WASHINGTON. 412-381-1919 / VUE412.COM
Choose Vue 412 for your next fine-dining experience. Experience seasonally inspired dishes accompanied by a breathtaking view of the city. Try the osso bucco chardonnay or the tomato and scallop ceviche.
WHITFIELD AT ACE HOTEL 120 S. WHITFIELD ST., EAST LIBERTY. 412-626-3090 / WHITFIELDPGH.COM
Neighborhood tavern that honors the organic culinary traditions of Pittsburgh through dishes like braised rabbit or the Berkshire pork shank.
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. BRUNCH AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS
For our most up to date menu visit
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For reservations call
TAJ MAHAL INDIAN RESTAURANT
Serving North Indian, South Indian and other authentic regional Indian Cuisine Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm
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^Assorted pie tarts from The Pie Place / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
Whether it’s chocolate, ice cream or donuts you are looking for, check out this list of sweet treats to satisfy that sweet tooth. ANTNEY’S ICE CREAM
1316 POPLAR ST., WESTWOOD. 412-920-1300 FACEBOOK.COM/ANTNEYS
5200 BRIGHTWOOD ROAD, BETHEL PARK. 412-835-6658 BETHELBAKERY.COM
This family-owned business offers homemade ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt. Bring your dog to enjoy a pup cup, a homemade frozen pet treat made with peanut butter and bananas.
BARTRAM HOUSE BAKERY AND CAFÉ MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. BARTRAMHOUSEBAKERY.COM
There is something for everyone at Bartram House Bakery and Café. Enjoy varieties of pastries, cookies, specialty cupcakes and desserts like the chocolate raspberry tart, French macaron or New York cheesecake.
This South Hills bakery offers signature pastries, coffeecakes, cookies and more. Try the carrot cake, gourmet brownie or blueberry pie.
THE BUTTERWOOD BAKE CONSORTIUM 5222 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-781-0218 / THEBUTTERWOOD BAKECONSORTIUM.COM
This dessert spot located in Lawrenceville offers cake and pie by the slice as well as espresso and other tasty options. Stop by or grab a sugary bite to go.
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EVERYDAY’S A SUNDAE & CAFÉ 6014 CENTRE AVE., EAST LIBERTY. 412-363-2233 EVERYDAYSASUNDAECAFE.COM
This café located in the heart of East Liberty offers a variety of freshly made cupcakes, pastries, ice cream, milkshakes, floats and ice-cream cake. Try a lemon-lavender or maple-bacon cupcake for a sweet treat.
GABY ET JULES PATISSERIES ET MACARONS MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. GABYETJULES.COM
Gaby et Jules offers many tasty treats. Stop by and try the authentic French macarons with signature flavors like rose, sea
salt, white chocolate basil and Le Pittsburgh.
GLUUTENY BAKERY 1923 MURRAY AVE., SQUIRREL HILL. 412-521-4890 / GLUUTENY.COM
Gluuteny Bakery makes gluten-free and dairy-free tasty treats daily. Try the vanilla glazed donut or the toasted-almond cupcake.
KLAVONS ICE CREAM PARLOR 2801 PENN AVE., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-434-0451 KLAVONSICECREAM.COM
Enjoy sundaes, homemade ice cream, floats, sodas and banana splits at Klavons Ice Cream Parlor. Try the peanut-butter-and-jelly sundae or the cherry limeade float.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Int’l Airport, bellfarm Kitchen | Bar offers locally sourced food, in a warm and friendly setting with fine wine, spirits and craft beer.
SESAME CRUSTED AHI TUNA Pickled Ginger / Wasabi Crème Fraiche / Soy Sauce
^Assorted gelato from Mercurio’s Artisan Gelato and Neapolitan Pizza PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
LA GOURMANDINE BAKERY
MY FAVORITE SWEET SHOPPE
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. LAGOURMANDINEBAKERY.COM
1597 WASHINGTON PIKE, BRIDGEVILLE. 412-564-5416 MYFAVORITESWEETSHOPPE.COM
Looking for a little taste of France in Pittsburgh? Stop by La Gourmandine Bakery and try the brioche aux agrumes, sweet bread with lemon and orange zest, or the clafoutis, a dessert made of cherries covered with a flan-like batter.
My Favorite Sweet Shoppe specializes in custom creations for any occasion. It also offers gourmet caramel apples, homemade fudge, hand-dipped and specialty chocolates, nostalgia candy, truffles and more.
LEONA’S ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
THE OAKLAND BAKERY & MARKET
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. LEONASPGH.COM
3925 FIFTH AVE., OAKLAND. 412-383-7072 OAKLANDBAKERYANDMARKET.COM
Leona’s makes small-batch ice-cream sandwiches that can be found at various locations around Pittsburgh. Leona’s ice cream is made with local dairy and ingredients when possible.
MERCURIO’S ARTISAN GELATO AND NEAPOLITAN PIZZA 5523 WALNUT ST., SHADYSIDE. 412-621-6220 MERCURIOSGELATOPIZZA.COM
Mercurio’s makes delicious homemade gelato daily. With over 200 flavors, the menu is constantly rotating. Thirty daily flavors are available anytime. Try flavors like butter pecan, coconut cream pie, pistachio or strawberry cheesecake.
THE MILK SHAKE FACTORY 1705 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-488-1808 / FACEBOOK.COM/ THEMILKSHAKEFACTORY
The Milk Shake Factory offers over 50 flavors of milkshakes to choose from, egg creams, ice cream sodas, sundaes, ice cream floats, spritzers and more.
Stop by Oakland’s neighborhood bakery and try sweet treats like doughnuts, scones, croissants, gourmet cupcakes and the chocolate-chip-cookie sandwich.
OAKMONT BAKERY 531 ALLEGHENY AVE., OAKMONT. 412-826-1606 / OAKMONTBAKERY.COM
Create a delicious memory at Oakmont Bakery where there is so much to experience, savor and enjoy. Try the gourmet cinnamon roll, cream puffs, coffee cakes or apple dumplings.
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PADDY CAKE BAKERY 4763 LIBERTY AVE., BLOOMFIELD. 412-621-4477 PADDYCAKEBAKERY.ORG
Paddy Cake Bakery creates custom cakes for any occasion. It also offers danishes, brownies, tiramisu, eclairs and more baked fresh daily.
PAGE DAIRY MART 4600 E. CARSON ST., SOUTH SIDE. 412-431-0600 / PAGEDAIRYMART.NET
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971 LIBERTY AVE. FRESH SQUEEZED COCKTAILS KITCHEN OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT
^French Macarons from Bartram House Bakery and Café: Almond cookies with soft centers, filled with flavored ganaches /
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malts and milkshakes, Hawaiian shave ice and much more.
PARTY CAKE SHOP MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. PARTYCAKESHOP.COM
Party Cake Shop specializes in donuts, bread, pastries and specialty cakes for all occasions. Try the cinnamon-crumb cake, the toasted-almond-tort cupcakes or coconut macaroons.
PICCADILLY ARTISAN YOGURT
695 WASHINGTON ROAD, MOUNT LEBANON. 412-207-9654 PICCADILLYPITTSBURGH.COM
This self-serve yogurt shop serves organic dairy and organic vegan frozen yogurt that is made fresh at its partner farm.
THE PIE PLACE 1775 N. HIGHLAND ROAD, MOUNT LEBANON. 412-835-4410 / THEPIEPLACE.NET
The Pie Place offers delicious pies, cakes, tarts, cookies, muffins and more! Try the gourmet coffee and one of the many flavors of Betsy’s Homemade Ice Cream.
POTOMAC BAKERY MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. POTOMACBAKERY.WEEBLY.COM
This bakery has been familyowned and operated since 1927. It offers a wide array of sweet treats. Try the turtle cheesecake with vanilla cheesecake, grahamcracker crust, topped with caramel, 24 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER DINING GUIDE 2016
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pecans and milk chocolate.
PRIORY FINE PASTRIES 528 E. OHIO ST., NORTH SIDE. 412-321-7270 PRIORYFINEPASTRIES.COM
Priory Fine Pastries offers cupcakes, wedding cakes, pies and more delicious sweet treats. Try the colossal cupcake to crave your sweet tooth.
SCOOPS ICE CREAM MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. SCOOPSPITTSBURGH.COM
Scoops Ice Cream offers ice cream in cones or cups, milkshakes, sundaes and more. Try one of its specialty sundaes like the “mocha madness,” made with two scoops of coffee ice cream, chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles.
VANILLA PASTRY STUDIO 1130 S. BRADDOCK AVE., REGENT SQUARE. 412-242-9820 VANILLAPASTRY.COM
This boutique bakery specializes in cupcakes, lollys, custom cakes and wedding cakes. It also offers goodies like cookies, muffins, brownies, bread and more all made from scratch.
WAFFALLONIA MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. WAFFALLONIA.COM
Waffallonia brings authentic Liège waffles to Pittsburgh. Top this sugary treat off with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, or fresh bananas and creamy Nutella.
NOW OPEN ON NEVILLE ISLAND AT THE FORMER NEVILLE HOTEL
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full service catering available.
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Scratch Made Appetizers, Sandwiches, Flatbreads, Salads and Entrees
Nearly World Famous Fried Zucchini and Turtle Soup 4905 GRAND AVE | PITTSBURGH,, PA 15225 412-458-1813 | CARMODYSGRILLE . COM
533 Allegheny Ave. • Oakmont, PA 15139 (412) 828-8555 • www.hoffstots.com -nightly bar features -early dinner menu from 4-6 mon – fri -open for lunch and dinner Mon - Sat. (closed Sunday)
Lawrenceville - Mt Lebanon 412.682.2210 - 412.200.7969 Lagourmandinebakery.com
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^Peanut butter and jelly sandwich from Double Wide Grill, with chocolate cookie, fresh fruit and ice cream with chocolate sauce / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO
Kid-Friendly Finding a new restaurant for the whole family can be a challenge. There are many delicious restaurants that offer tasty kids’ meals that provide a fun dining experience. We recommend trying these family-friendly restaurants.
BELLA FRUTTETO 2602 BRANDT SCHOOL ROAD, WEXFORD. 724-940-7777 BELLAFRUTTETO.COM
Skip the babysitter and take the family to Bella Frutteto where kids can enjoy tasty options like the chicken parmesan topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese, or the penne pasta topped with marinara, Alfredo or butter sauce.
BURGATORY MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. BURGATORYBAR.COM
The “little angels and devils” kids’ menu at Burgatory includes
options like two mini cheese burgers, smashed ham-andcheese sandwich and grilled all-beef organic hot dog. After dinner, kids can enjoy a sweet classic shake like the cookie monster.
DOUBLE WIDE GRILL MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. DOUBLEWIDEGRILL.COM
Double Wide Grill offers an extensive kids’ menu filled with classic favorites and exciting options like the tofu skewer, ribs and a pulled-pork sandwich. Each kids’ meal comes with one side and a free cookie or scoop of ice cream.
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EL CAMPESINO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. ELCAMPESINOSPGH.COM
In the mood for Mexican? El Campesino offers something for everyone in the family. The kids’ menu includes options like burritos, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All kids’ meals come with a fountain drink.
FRANKTUARY MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. FRANKTUARY.COM
If your child loves hot dogs, then stop by Franktuary for a frankfurter or corndog, with apple slices or fries. Followed with hot dog
gummi candy and an organic milk or apple juice box.
KICKBACK CAFE 4326 BUTLER ST., LAWRENCEVILLE. 412-682-3200 KICKBACKPGH.COM
Head over to the heart of Lawrenceville where kids can feast on the grilled cheese or turkey or ham sandwich while enjoying the arcade.
LUKE WHOLEY’S WILD ALASKAN GRILLE 2106 PENN AVE., STRIP DISTRICT. 412-904-4509 / LUKEWHOLEY.COM
Spend the day with the family in
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^Hotdog from Franktuary with apple slices, gummie hot dogs and french fries / PHOTO BY JOHN COLOMBO the Strip District and stop by Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille where kids will enjoy menu items like the fried-fish sandwich, linguini marinara or grilled chicken with mashed potatoes.
MONTEREY BAY FISH GROTTO 1411 GRANDVIEW AVE., MOUNT WASHINGTON. 412-481-4414 / MONTEREYBAY FISHGROTTO.COM
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto offers an upscale dining experience that the entire family will enjoy. Younger guests will enjoy menu items like the pan-seared Faroe Island salmon, ultimate grilled cheese with a blend of American and sharp provolone on buttery brioche and a six-ounce petite filet.
NORTH PARK LOUNGE MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. NORTHPARKLOUNGE.COM
At the North Park Lounge, all kids’ meals include a drink and a jumbo cookie. Each location has a different kids’ menu offering options like spaghetti and meatballs, mini corn dogs, fried shrimp basket and cheese pizza.
OTB BICYCLE CAFÉ MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. OTBBICYCLECAFE.COM
Offers multiple menu choices for little tykes. Menu items like the “tricycle,” “training wheels” and “the tandem make” chicken fingers, peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and grilled cheese sound like fun.
THE PORCH AT SCHENLEY 221 SCHENLEY DRIVE, OAKLAND. 412-687-6724 THEPORCHATSCHENLEY.COM
If you are in Oakland stop by The
Porch at Schenley where kids can enjoy a beef burger, pepperoni pizza or grilled cheese and soup.
RIVERTOWNE MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. MYRIVERTOWNE.COM
The minnow menu at Rivertowne Restaurants offers classic favorites and house specialties like chicken skewers with pineapple and zucchini, wings, heart-healthy salmon and build-your-own pizza.
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THE SLIPPERY MERMAID 613 BEAVER ST., SEWICKLEY. 412-741-2459 SLIPPERYMERMAID.COM
The Slippery Mermaid offers the “small fins” kids’ menu featuring the steamed rice bowl topped with teriyaki sauce and tempura crunch. Add on chicken, steak or shrimp tempura to make this bowl complete. The California roll or peck-n-roll are other options for the young sushi lover.
SQUARE CAFÉ 1137 SOUTH BRADDOCK AVE., REGENT SQUARE. 412-244-8002 SQUARE-CAFE.COM
Square Café offers breakfast and lunch options for kids. Try the babycakes served with butter, powdered sugar and whipped cream. For lunch, try the mac-and-cheese bites served with French fries.
WALNUT GRILL MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. WALNUTGROVERESTAURANT.COM
Walnut Grill offers options that will please any child’s palate. Try the buttered noodles, chicken tenders or cheese burger. All kids’ meals come with a side of French fries, apple sauce, fruit cup or garden salad.
ArtsmithsPGH.com 1635 McFarland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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^Bulldawgs is one of many food trucks that will be serving at Food Truck-a-Palooza on May 21 / PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON
Food Truck-a-Palooza Spring Food and Music Festival
here aren’t many things Moon and live music from We we Pittsburghers love The Kings and Matt Scannell, lead more than booze, sunshine singer of Vertical Horizon. Plus, and food. So why not combine local bands Bill Ali Band, Kung Fu all three? Saturday, May 21st, Radio and Amber Alexis. The event Pittsburgh City Paper, Q92.9 FM, will take place rain or shine, so get BOB FM and GoodTaste! Pittsburgh ready to eat, drink and be merry! team up to bring the food-truck Ten bucks gets you admission event you will not want to miss! to the event, live entertainment Food Truck-a-Palooza will and one complimentary Blue feature a variety of food trucks Moon or beverage. Children Bulldawg’s BBQ Smokehouse and Salty Dawg from all around the area. The line12-and-under get in for free. up will feature the best food on wheels ranging from ice A portion of proceeds from the event will go to Animal pops to meatballs. Attendees will also get a chance to Friends. Spread the word and bring your friends! vote for their favorite food truck. So what’s there to think about? Tickets are limited, Come party at the Pump House and enjoy a cold Blue see you there! continues on page 30 28 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER DINING GUIDE 2016
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——— PACKAGE #1 ——— $20 per person, 10 person minimum, includes: 2 hour VIP Booth or Private Room Rental. Unlimited Yuengling & Miller Drafts
——— PACKAGE #2 ——— $40 per person, 10 person minimum, includes: 2 hour VIP Booth or Private Room Rental. 2 BOTTLES FROM OUR LIST. Unlimited Yuengling & Miller Drafts. PLUS A FREE ROUND OF GOLF for the Groom and Best Man at Westwood Golf Club
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BACON ON THE FLY @BACONONTHEFLY
Delicious locally sourced baconinfused dishes, fresh-cut fries and gluten-free options.
BERLIN STREET FOOD @BLNSTREETFOOD
A mobile cart serving German street food such as brats, lamb sandwiches and burgers.
THE BROWNSTONE @BROWNSTONEOVEN
Creating artisan food on wheels using a wood-fried oven and locally grown produce.
100% all-beef hot dogs and homemade Italian sausage sandwiches.
COOL BEANS @COOLBEANSTRUCK
Fantastic local ingredient dishes like funnel cake cannoli bites and Hawaiian pork sliders.
Grass-fed beef and vegan franks all dolled up, plus local sausage and poutine.
GRUMBLING GYPSY FACEBOOK.COM/GRUMBLINGGYPSY
Proud supporter of Somerset County farmers market, this truck offers tacos, sandwiches and French fries.
HAPPY CAMPER CAKES @HAPPYCAMPERCAKES
Mobile cupcake camper equipped with all things necessary for someone with a sweet tooth.
LA PALAPA @LAPALAPAPGH
Gourmet Mexican food truck serving tacos, quesadillas and empanadas.
MILLIE’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM @MILLIESHOMEMADE
Gourmet ice cream and elevated frozen treats. 30 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER DINING GUIDE 2016
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MISS MEATBALL @EATMISSMEATBALL
Claiming “The best ‘bare balls’ you will ever eat,” Miss Meatball offers a variety of meatballs in sandwich form or bare.
FOOD TRUCK-A-PALOOZA Saturday, May 21st 3 - 9 p.m. THE PUMP HOUSE AT THE WATERFRONT 880 E. Waterfront Drive www.pghfoodtruckapalooza.com
PGH CREPE CART @PGHCREPES
Gourmet and tantalizing crepe dishes, from banana nutella to turkey and cheese.
PGH HALAL TRUCK @PGHHALALFOOD
Mediterranean food truck offering gyros, falafels, chicken over rice and hot dogs.
PITTSBURGH PO’BOY @PGHPOBOY
Food truck serving up Cajun and Creole po’boys, plus gumbo.
PIZZAIOLO PRIMO @ILPIZZAIOLOMS
Bringing authentic Neapolitan pizzas to the street with homemade pizza dough made fresh daily.
SAVOY ON WHEELS @SAVOYONWHEELS
Bringing sophisticated menu items and twists on American classics to the street.
STICKLERS ICE POPS @STICKLERSPGH
Gourmet ice-pop truck serving unique ice pops for all ages.
SUGAR & SPICE ICE CREAM TRUCK @51SUGARANDSPICE
Ice-cream truck delivering shakes, banana splits and soft-serve cones.
ZEKE’S COFFEE CART @ZEKESPGH
Small-batch local coffee roasters and bakery.
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HAPPY HAP H APP HOUR Mon-Fri 5-7pm On Tap: 27 beers, 11 wines, 11 whiskey cocktails, 250 whiskeys and 100 tequilas
Full Service Bar • Over 50 Types of Tequila! Best Homemade Margaritas in The Burgh!
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Catering call Didar 412-877-7731 Lunch & Dinner BUFFET every day Vegan and Gluten-Free Entrees Available 20% Off Take Out 5PM-7PM 315 N. CRAIG STREET
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