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Wiener World, Pittsburgh, PA
Wiener World, Pittsburgh, PA

Wiener World will be celebrating its 51st anniversary this month. An established Pittsburgh restaurant, the hot dog shop has been providing hungry patrons with all-natural casing hot dogs, and other quality fare for decades.

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Soba, Pittsburgh
Soba, Pittsburgh

Saturday evening a group of us braved the 32-degree spring weather, and had dinner at Soba in Shadyside.

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Ristorante Arlecchino, McMurray, PA
Ristorante Arlecchino

Ristorante Arlecchino is located at 133 Camp Lane, in Mcmurray, PA. Previously a schoolhouse, the restaurant embodies comfort, and old-world charm. The main dining room is inviting and warm, with an open kitchen where you can see the talent at work.

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Bravo Franco, Pittsburgh, PA
Bravo Franco

The show started out well, but quickly became a bit overwhelming and repetitive- a sensory overload to say the least. When the lights came on, and the intermission bell chimed, we decided to skip the second act (along with many other folks) and have an early dinner. We chose Bravo Franco, located at 613 Penn Avenue, because of its close proximity to the theater.

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City Cafe’, Pittsburgh, PA
City Cafe'

Although there is an abundance of coffee shops in the east end, there were none in Edgewood- until recently. A few months ago, City Café opened at 106 East Swissvale Avenue.

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Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia, PA
Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia, PA

Last weekend my sister was celebrating her birthday, and wanted to meet at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, PA. I had never heard of the winery, but was eager to have a meal with my family, and enjoy some Italian food and wine. A bit of a preface- Pennsylvania wines are usually less than exceptional because of the lack of sun, wet climate, and baron soil. What results, are wines that are lacking body, and depth. Most east coast wines are also unbearably sweet.

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Zoup! Canonsburg, PA
Zoup!

Zoup! in Southpointe Town Center is a popular eatery for those living and working in Canonsburg. The small restaurant serves a large variety of soups (there are always 12 soups daily) and has a lengthy list of sandwiches, salads, and other fresh fare to choose from- all served in a timely manner for those in a rush to get back to the office.

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Istanbul Sofra, Pittsburgh, PA
Istanbul Sofra

Many different restaurants have occupied the space at 7600 Forbes Avenue in Regent Square. One of the busiest intersections in Pittsburgh, it would …

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Burgatory, Pittsburgh, PA
Burgatory, Pittsburgh, PA

A considerable amount of burger joints have popped up in Pittsburgh over the past few years. BRGR (check out my review HERE), Burgatory, and Winghart’s all have multiple locations in the area. I recently got to sample the fare at Burgatory at the Waterworks.

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Bistecca, Washington, PA
Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella

I had an incredibly rich, delicious meal at Bistecca, at the Meadowlands recently. We were going to see Huey Lewis, and stopped in …

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