Bigham Tavern – Brunch

Go Bigham or Go Home. I definitely did not want to go home from this local Mount Washington joint. If you're looking for a good brunch spot with tasty drinks and lively vibes to cure a hangover on a Saturday or Sunday, then Bigham Tavern should be your go-to. ~~~ Naturally, I was nursing a hangover [...]

M3 – May

This month in M3 (Mercato’s Meatball of the Month), they decided to make a pepperoni pizza ball with a zesty pizza sauce - sounds like some good drunk eats to me. My pizza balls were placed over a tomato risotto because I thought that would work really well with the sauce. However, I was not entirely thrilled [...]

Kaya

If you're looking for a cool bar scene, outdoor seating, and food that will send your taste buds on a wild ride, then head over to Kaya in the Strip District. This 'exotic and lively' cuisine inspired by the Caribbean, South America, Pacific, and beyond, was more unique than anything I've found in Pittsburgh yet. We [...]

Ten Penny – Brunch

One thing I've learned about Pittsburgh is that downtown brunches are far and few between, especially on a Saturday. But I have been to Ten Penny a few times to satisfy my hangover from Friday night (or satisfy the hair of the dog). ~~~ This visit, I got the granola, bruleed grapefruit, and the Ten [...]

M3 – April

This month in M3 (Mercato’s Meatball of the Month), they took a classic Italian dish and turned it into a ball. They went with a veal marsala ball - and I decided to put it over spätzle, as suggested by my waiter. This was a good take on the dish - the ball itself had a delicious [...]

First Watch

Now, when I'm hungover, I'm normally screaming for chicken fingers, a burger, some Kraft, etc. around 10 am. But, First Watch was able to cure my issues without making me feel terrible (plus a few unhealthy sides b/c I needed it). ~~~ Their motto is: 'Yeah, it's fresh' and they aren't lying. I got the Avocado [...]

Glass Slipper Ball

The Glass Slipper Ball has been held every year in Pittsburgh since 2004. The main goal is to raise money and awareness of women who experience human trafficking, sexual assault, etc. To pair with such a great cause, there is live music, auctions, dancing presentations, lots of vino, and of course, lots of great food... This event [...]

Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

Are you looking for some authentic Thai food in Pittsburgh? Look no further than Nicky's. With two locations, the North Side and Downtown, this place is a perfect lunch spot with reasonable prices. Plus they use goldware instead of silverware, so that's hip. I will admit, I have been here more times than I can [...]

Casellula @ Alphabet City

Fistly, I need to talk about Casellula's atmosphere. Two words: neat-o. It's a big space that is shared with City of Asylum for their performances, which occur during dinners even (we got lucky with a poetry reading)! Another interesting trait is Casellula's no-tipping policy. It really cultivates a strong bond between the whole team. Only issue [...]

Condado Tacos

With their grand opening on Taco Tuesday this week, I had to visit Condado Tacos - located on the corner of Liberty and 10th... ...and what a fun visit it was. The vibes here are definitely all good: each wall is hand-painted differently, they use mason jars as beer glasses, have a friendly staff, and an intimate space with more [...]