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 … Continue reading Kaya

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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 … Continue reading Ten Penny – Brunch

Mama Lucia’s

Hello and happy TGI🍕F. I apologize for missing the past two weeks as a combination of visiting family and travel prohibited me from my usual pizza tasting and review. Now back in Pittsburgh, the quest for the Burgh's best pizza is back on! Today we visited Mamma Lucia's in the heart of downtown for a … Continue reading Mama Lucia’s

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 … Continue reading M3 – April

Fiori’s Pizzaria

Hello and TGI🍕F! Today we descended upon Brookline to visit the ever popular Fiori's Pizzaria. Even though they don't know how spell (pretty sure pizzeria isn't supposed to have an 'a'), they make damned good pizza. Not to get ahead of myself, but I think they have my favorite slice this far into the quest. … Continue reading Fiori’s Pizzaria

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 … Continue reading Glass Slipper Ball

Kassab’s

Looking for some authentic Middle Eastern dishes? Look no further than the South Side. Kassab's Restaurant has it all - hummus, kibbee, gyro, baklava, other things I can't really pronounce, and plus the authentic music to go along with it. Appie: We went with the Mezza Platter just to get a taste of a little bit … Continue reading Kassab’s

Colony Cafe

Wine? Coffee? Cats?? Colony Cafe has it all! Now, I will say that I didn't have anything to eat, so there's not much to add to this post. But I loved it so much I just had to tell all you yinzers about it. Since I didn't have any food and it was early afternoon, I decided to … Continue reading Colony Cafe

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 … Continue reading Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

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 … Continue reading Condado Tacos

Buffalo Bolognese

Why buffalo? I'm glad you asked. It is one of the most protein-rich/lean meats you can find out there that still tastes delicious. Look at the health benefits compared to the other meats! And where do you find it in the Burgh? Easy. Strip District Meats. Oh, and this one's for all you fellow spaghetti squash lovers … Continue reading Buffalo Bolognese

Eddie V’s

Eddie V's, a new hotspot that just opened in the Union Trust Building is something worth mentioning. I was lucky enough to get reservations the week it opened (s/o mom), and I am ready to go back. Since this is a seafood restaurant, I of course decided to get all seafood and definitely didn't regret it. I will … Continue reading Eddie V’s