Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Bona Terra, Pittsburgh PA

Our final meal in Pittsburgh – literally, we drove back to Columbus after dinner – would actually be in Sharpsburg. A BYOB located in a rather blue collar part of town the restaurant may seem an odd choice to the … Continue reading

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Casbah and Prantl’s, Pittsburgh PA

For our last lunch in Pittsburgh we decided to return to the Big Burrito Group; Eleven was quite good and both Gayot and Pittsburgh Magazine compared the experience at Casbah favorably to that of Big Burrito’s crown jewel. Citing a … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Casbah, Crab, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Gnocchi, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Prantl's, Vacation

Coca Cafe, Pittsburgh PA

After an incredible experience at Falling Water and Lautrec the night before it was back to The Burgh for more art, flowers, shopping, and food – waking up later than usual I decided to forgo the gym and after a … Continue reading

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Lautrec, Farmington PA

To this point I still have no idea what I did to warrant this gesture, but when it was all said and done I had just completed an absolutely stunning meal and was sipping my coffee when my waiter appeared … Continue reading

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Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA

Lunch on the second day of our visit was the one restaurant that gave me pause when booking the reservation – reviews were mixed, the chef was a celebrity, the location was trendy, and it was part of a mini-chain. … Continue reading

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Pamela’s P+G Diner and Mon Aimee Chocolat, Pittsburgh PA

Their recipes are well guarded, the restaurant world famous, the chain ever expanding, and they even cooked for the President at The White House – clearly a visit to Pamela’s was on the agenda for our trip to Pittsburgh. Arriving … Continue reading

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Eleven, Pittsburgh PA

Ideally I tend to avoid restaurants owned by a “restaurant group,” especially the groups that seem intent to cover every corner of the culinary globe. Its not that I’m against large conglomerates owning restaurants, it is that they often feel … Continue reading

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Il Pizzaiolo, Pittsburgh PA

Amongst the many organizations guiding and teaching the production of Neapolitan style pizza the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association is one of the most famous and well regarded. With less than 50 approved locations nationwide and only one in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Primanti Bros and Enrico Biscotti, Pittsburgh PA

The legend of Primanti Bros. and their original cart in the Strip District in the 1930’s has been well documented – featured on no less than 5 Food Network programs the history of Joe Primanti and his hefty sandwiches loaded … Continue reading

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