Giovanni’s

Hello and happy TGI🍕F. This weeks pizza destination was Giovanni's on 6th Ave in downtown Veridian - er, Pittsburgh rather. CHEESE: Giovanni's cheese was mediocre. There wasn't much to it, but it didn't take away from the slice. Quite disappointing to say, as I feel the past few pizza joints have had the same do-nothing-for-the-slice cheese. DOUGH: … Continue reading Giovanni’s

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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

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

Spinach & Feta Chicken Burger w/Eggplant Buns

I was really craving a burger, but since I've been travelling a lot lately, I was also craving healthy. So this is what I came up with. Give it a try! You'll be surprised at how good it actually is. What you'll need for 6-7 servings: 2 lbs ground chicken 1/2 cup reduced fat feta … Continue reading Spinach & Feta Chicken Burger w/Eggplant Buns

Broccoli Crust Breakfast Muffins

Since I've been making so many sweet muffins lately, I decided to join the craze and make a savory breakfast muffin. With all the ideas around the internet about using cauliflower for crusts like this, I decided to give a good old friend, broccoli, a try instead. Plus who doesn't like a mini bacon, cheese, and … Continue reading Broccoli Crust Breakfast Muffins

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

DeMore’s Pizzeria

Hello and happy TGI🍕F! Now I don't listen to the radio (its 2017 and I stream like everybody else), but 100.7 Star claims DeMore's Pizzeria has the best pizza in Pittsburgh. Thus, I traveled to Millvale for two reasons: 1.) to investigate the radio's bold proclamation, and 2.) DeMore's gave us a free pie in exchange for … Continue reading DeMore’s Pizzeria

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

German Rouladen

In English, Rouladen means rolls; so these are basically beef rolls, what sounds better than that? Here's a little background for ya - since my grandparents came from Germany, I like to learn as many of our old family recipes as possible (s/o to my Oma for this gem). Bonus: it's fairly easy, yet so … Continue reading German Rouladen

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

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 … Continue reading Casellula @ Alphabet City